The burgeoning buds and cold snaps of Spring are but a distant memory as Summer has well and truly come to stay. We can find something to love about every time of year, but we have to admit, Summer has to be our very favourite. Not only are the days longer and (hopefully!) warmer, but there’s just so much to see and do. Gone are the days of whiling away the hours indoors by the fire - Summer is a time to get up and go out!
We plan to make the very most out of the warmth and sunshine. As often as the British sun deigns to appear, you can bet we’ll be there. Our Brilliantly British range is packed with everything you could possibly wish for to make the perfect picnic or beach day. Whether it’s a picnic blanket, beach bag or even cushions featuring our summery print, we’ve got you covered for all your summer living and gifting needs.
Of course, now is the time the ‘Season’ really kicks off. With Wimbledon, Henley Regatta and Hampton Court Flower Show coming up we’re spoilt for choice! However, this week we’re celebrating the magnificent Royal Ascot. Whether you’ll be showing off your hat in the enclosure or just having a flutter from home, you’re sure to be onto a winner with our Royal Ascot range. Full of souvenirs to remember a wonderful day, with teas, biscuits and sweet treats galore!
If you’re entertaining al fresco this season, why not have a look at our Pinterest Boards where we have plenty of recipes and picnic ideas as well as sneak peeks into our design inspirations.
Picnics are such an idyllic way to spend time with your friends and family; we have some tips to make sure you have as much fun as possible!
Make sure you pack in the right order so that you can get the picnic blankets, drinks and glasses out first. That way your guests can sit down and have a drink while you get everything else prepared.
Bring a wine cooler and thermoses for coffee, tea and even hot sausages.
Ensure you can spread out your feast buffet style to allow everyone to help themselves and to stop you have to get up and down endlessly to serve.
Don’t forget napkins, some baby wipes if you’re serving finger food and a bin bag to collect everything up once you’re finished.
It’s easy to get carried away with the catering, so keep it simple. After all if you’re picnicking at Ascot, money spent on food could be spent on betting! The late A.A. Gill wrote: ‘I reckon you want to spend about half the cost of your hat, which still leaves you plenty of money to lose your shirt.’
Wishing you sunny picnics and wins galore!