Come chat with us live right now! Seeking your tips and advice…
Happy Friday, dear Meals-in-the-Mail-ers. We thought it might be fun to try the “comment threads” function here on Substack today: it’s an opportunity for us all to have a proper conversation.
For an upcoming issue of Home, Hearth & Harvest, we plan on celebrating the joys of picnicking. And we’d love to learn from you: what makes the perfect picnic?
Maybe it’s a special place? The company? A season (winter picnics can be surprisingly special)? A recipe? Beautiful linens? Reliable insect repellent?
Our plan is to gather your tips and advice together like pieces of a puzzle which, put together, may just reveal the perfect picnic. (If we share your ideas in Home Hearth & Harvest, we’ll be sure to credit you).
So here’s the question: What is the one thing you recommend to create the perfect picnic?
Please also feel free to ask your questions, comment and reply (respectfully) to other comments that people leave: we’d love this to feel like a true conversation, a gathering of minds. We’ll stick around for a little while after sending you this post, to join the conversation with you in real time.
Melanie & Naomi
Abbe I love this story; the combination of good food, company, and the snowflakes sounds utterly beguiling; thanks for sharing…
Last winter my coworker and I snuck up to the top 4th floor of a college apartment bldg on campus to the great room lobby area with our sack lunches to share. We sat on fabulously plump leather chairs that we had pulled up to the excessively large windows and watched the largest snowflakes falling onto the most beautiful grounds I’ve seen in Colorado. The delightful conversation made it purely lovely.
The perfect outdoor picnic includes delightful people, a thick quilt/blanket, and ideal weather for the season.
I'll start the ball rolling by saying that, as with any gathering, it's the people who are in attendance who play such a key role in the event...