Fashion Chalet's Summer Escape Checklist: "Every Girl Should Pack an Impromptu Picnic!"

Style blogger Erika Marie shares her favorite ways to enjoy the sunny weather

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Last weekend was my one-month anniversary with my new husband, Jason, and I decided to celebrate by surprising him with an impromptu picnic. One of our very first dates was a picnic in the park and it’s become a tradition to head out to the woods on special occasions. We love this little, secluded clearing with its own picnic table and grills—serenely quiet, romantic and perfect for relaxing the day away. Here’s what I always pack:

  • a big hippie blanket to spread out on the forest floor
  • my famous apples-and-potato salad
  • veggies and burgers for grilling
  • SPF (right now I’m toting Hawaiian Tropic® Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance lotion sunscreen—smells great with no sticky residue. I make sure my husband uses some, too)
  • my guitar (a few chords of a Beatles song enhances the mood)
  • sweet iced tea (we’re in North Carolina!) 

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Erika Marie is the North Carolina-based founder of style blog Fashion Chalet. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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