Mercurial and enigmatic summer in London means that it doesn’t let you pick a time when to have an ideal picnic. So the moment the weatherman announced an unbroken period of a gorgeous golden sunshine all throughout the UK, we knew immediately that the moment has arrived to pack our food, grab the picnic basket and install ourselves in the green tranquillity of the Regents Park.
Early birds not only catch worms but they also get to set up better nests. Proved true in our case as after a quick scan of the landscape, we were able to find a gentle spot of calm. Surrounded by enough trees to ensure a healthy privacy on one hand and sufficient hide and seek of sun and shades on the other. Having a gorgeous tree with white star jasmine in full bloom as our backdrop was a sure bonus which we must admit.
Comfortably away from the main walkway and just close enough to immerse in the greens, we didn’t waste time to unfurl our supplies for the day. A meticulous planning from Tanusree meant that we had an impressive array of snacks and drinks to tick the right boxes for our picnic in London Spring-turned-early-Summer.
Tortilla with guacamole, baguettes, sandwiches and fresh from the oven croissants, strawberries and oranges, quintessentially English tea in hot flask and some Italian rosé and our books to read under the cobalt blue sky and blossoming tree – there was simply ample enough to read, eat and drink the day away, lying on ground,listeing to birds chirping and smelling the flowers.
The sun shone so bright and so warm comparing to a typical English day that the green appeared greener and the blue appeared bluer. Our picnic setup on green grass in the magical surrounding did indeed make it look like as if we were on board Aladdin’s magic carpet. Transported to another planet, another climate, another time-zone. As if we rubbed the secret magic lamp and the genie filled up our “picnic carpet” with delectable goodies!
We lay on ground, turned left and found ourselves at the same level as the flamboyant yellow wild flowers. We turned right and it was the star jasmine flowers ready to kiss our cheeks. We felt that once we connected ourselves to the ground, closer to smelling the grass and the earth, the sensation elevated us to an altitude never felt before.
Summer bummer in London however means that hot and bright days come in short bursts and are usually short-lived. So we raised our rosé toasts and cheered on for being able to click yet another picnic flick in our repertoire.
What Was I Wearing?
H&M Maxi Dress (From a few years back, alternative available here and here)
Quay Australia Sunglasses
Scarf from an independent seller at Old Spitafields Market
Moroccan Babouche (shoes) from Marrakech Medina