the ultimate summer picnic


. . . I’m certain that if there is one thing you know about me, it’s that I have a very strong affinity for picnics. Nothing says summer like fresh berries, a great bottle of wine, the best company, the smell of green grass, and the warmth of the sunshine. It’s an absolutely romantic experience.

I’ve been chit-chatting with you about one picnic in particular: the #OPENpicnic, which is internet speak for a leisurely picnic hosted by the wonderful people at OPEN Wines. Unfortunately I won’t be present (Las Vegas is calling . . . ), but some of my favourite fellow bloggers will be (Alex of Larkspur Vintage, for one) will be there with bells on. If you’re in Toronto this weekend, I highly recommend marking this one in your Moleskine.

Here’s what you can expect:


When: Saturday, July 23 from 12-8 p.m.

Where: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto. Look for the South Lawn (behind the concert stage)

To eat: La Loteria, Vesta Lunch, and Mis Amigos Catering will be popping up at the event. Yum!

To sip: OPEN Wine’s Smooth Red and Riesling-Gewurztraminer will be available for sampling

Contest alert: For those at the event, share a photo of you at the picnic (don’t forget the #OPENpicnic hashtag!) for a chance to win a Getaway to the Drake Devonshire . . . a perfect little two-night escape for two.

There will also be plenty of leisure games, good music, and fine company.

What’s not to love?

* Thank you to OPEN Wines for sponsoring this post.