we have been picnicking a lot. like a lot, a lot. and it makes me really happy because i used to fantasize about being that gal that picnicked randomly. it used to seem like a lot of fuss for a simple outing. but since being here in cape town, the store is only a walk away and mama anne left me a supermarket gift card that i have been using sparingly. so when we are broke, we whip it out and go picnic, since the other parts of it are super free. we like to go by the ocean, either the actual beach, like clifton or muizenburg, or the sea point promenade, which is grassy but you see the water. we pack grapes, cheese, crackers, a cold pasta, some pies (which are savory hot yumminess here, not dessert), and some wine if we are feeling festive. we took one to an outdoor movie last night and it just always turns out great. its minimal fuss and creates a great memory. don’t forget blankets, a bluetooth speaker, and disposable cutlery, napkins, and cups. and ice if you are drinking. if it is still cold by you, take one by the fireplace or on the floor of your fireplace-less living room. create the vibe with candles and big blankies. now go picnic!