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After WANDERING THE GROUNDS and unpacking their adorable basket, the couple laid down SOFT LINENS IN A QUAINT SPOT. A spring picnic provides the opportunity to explore the outdoors and enjoy the scenery before settling down to enjoy a spread of local fare. Take time to stroll with your beloved and enjoy the venue. This couple walked along the pond, amongst the blooming daffodils and through the intimate paths throughout the gardens, lined with gorgeous boxwood walls. After wandering the grounds and unpacking their adorable basket from Circa, the couple laid down soft linens in a quaint spot. They chose provincial French linens from Pour la Maison. Consider packing plush pillows to lean upon throughout the afternoon, as well as a bouquet similar to this sunny spring one with a trail of soft lovely

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ribbons from Southern Blooms. Bringing along a book to read to your love is another romantic touch you can add to your outing. Pack a favorite local wine to toast and enjoy throughout the picnic. This couple chose a 2015 Horton Viognier, a full-bodied Governor’s Cup Gold Medal winner. Bringing something to chill your wine in, such as the chic Quinta Cork urn from Caspari this couple used, is another useful tip. Pack some local cheese like the Our Lady of the Angels Gouda or Meadow Creek Dairy cheese to pair with your wine, and the stuffed dates with Caromont’s goat cheese and almonds from Feast are a sweet addition. Packing plenty of food allows for snacking throughout the afternoon. Finger foods, including small meats like

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Wine & Country Living Spring 2017  

Wine & Country Living Spring 2017