Desert Picnic

As much as we like dining out, every once in a while my husband and I love taking a more casual/outdoorsy route and opting for a cute picnic. It's always been our thing, I remember how much I loved pinching with my parents when I was little, and it was the same for my husband, so when we got married, we kind of kept the tradition going. Sometimes they are a little more casual, sometimes we like to go all out and dress them up a bit ( like in the case of today's post for example ), but the one thing that doesn't change is the fact that we enjoy them all the same. Good food, good conversation, and a great view just never fails to make our night!

This particular picnic was a little less impromptu than usual. We were in the area a few weeks ago, and just fell in love with the eerie yet incredibly beautiful, almost surreal desert landscape and so we got the idea of setting up a Moroccan-inspired picnic next time we were in Joshua Tree.

To be completely honest with you, I am not entirely sure what it is I love more, setting up and planning a picnic, or sitting down to eat. I am totally obsessed with home decor and could spend hours shopping for a new set of pillows, a cute throw, or pretty little decorative objects to add to my vanity, so planning a themed picnic always gets my creative juices going.

Normally, I start from the ground and sort of build up. A cute rug or a blanket to sit on, a few pillows so we can comfortably lounge around and a pretty table or a tray to make our food set up feel just a little more special. A few finishing touches, like flowers, pretty plates or lights and lanterns ( really made it feel absolutely magical for us ) like in the case of today's set up is all you really need to complete the look.

Rachel Zoe Dress (similar here, here, and here) | Buji Baja Tote (similar here and here) | Anthropologie Tasseled Constance Pillow, Ember Lantern, Kapona Tray Table, Open Market Throw Blanket

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