Alicia Lund, one of my favorite friends on this planet, popped into town recently with her family. Since we had sweet 4-month-old Rex and my 2-year-old jumping bean Elin in tow we decided that a picnic was the best way to catch up and spend some time together. We picked a grassy courtyard at their hotel—The Biltmore Four Seasons Resort—and set up shop for a pre-dinner cheese, wine and chocolate spread. Click to read more >

I’ve been fantasizing about an Easter picnic since last May when I scored some baskets at a sale. Even though we were a year out, I marked my calendar and started collecting ideas. One of the first images I tucked away in my folder titled “hop hop” was a white bunny sugar cookie made by my friend Elizabeth Colling of Merci To Go—you know I got them, scroll down! She helped me put together a Spring picnic menu and I started sourcing my vision of neutral tones with blush accents, babies and bunnies, lacy white dresses, wildflowers and glittery eggs. We got lucky with the weather and soaked in the 70+ degree day under an oak tree.Click to read more >