5 TIPS FOR THE BEST PICNIC IN PARIS
I have not been in Paris for a while since I was traveling the whole summer, and I should admit that I've missed this city a lot. I, finally, had a great opportunity to come back to my beloved city in autumn for a project for Cartier. Autumn in Paris is really special. First of all, because a lot of tourists have already left the city and turned back to work, and in addition, the weather is still whispering me to wander in Parisian streets looking for new secret places to visit. Yeah, I easily could call this city my second home. That’s why I always can’t wait to go to my favorite places. What could be more perfect than a small picnic with fresh croissants, colorful macaroons and sweet grapes in Luxembourg garden. You all know that I could not imagine my life without all these picnic set-ups because it is always a moment to remember when you have a small pause during the day and you want to share this peaceful moment with someone really special. So, now I would like to share with you my personal secrets and tell you how to organize the best picnic ever. 1. It's all in details. You have to think about accessories which would look good on photos such as books, beautiful postcards, ribbons, bags, hats. Don't forget to bring any props you can have at home like picnic basket and nice crockery. For example, wooden cheese board or a gingham wipes and tablecloth would look particularly photogenic on pictures. Of course, think about cozy blanket in bright or pastel colors to sit on, it will look much more flattering in contrast with your food than any dark colors. Oh, yes, France is the capital of winery, so, don't forget your wine opener! 2. Check the location in advance. It is better to look up on Internet or use a geotag on Instagram to see where you would like to go to have a killing view on a photo. Spot it on offline maps (for example on MapsMe app) and you will never get lost. Make sure to check in advance the opening hours of the place (if it is a public park) and whether it is authorized to walk and sit on the grass! 3. Buy the food in local market. In Paris there are a lot of food stores in the city center such as Monoprix, Franprix, Carrefour and Casino that is the best and cheapest choice for food and beverages. But you can also shop in local stores to have more authentic products, like for example, pastry and bread at boulangeries or a bunch of flowers from florist. They usually provide better quality products that are more good-looking but, surely, more expensive. I also advise you to buy wine glasses, at least plastic ones if you are in Paris for travel, so you don't have top bring them back. 4. Think about the sunlight. Sunlight is extremely important for good pictures. It is better to choose the first part of a day or even a sunset when the sky has a pink tint. Morning picnic will have also an advantage of lower crowds. 5. Plan your outfit. Choose the romantic dress. And of course, be prepared. Your picnic will increase the interest of the others and people may ask for a picture. Because if you follow all my tips you will get unforgettable set-up, and live one of the best romantic moments in Paris!