Monday, May 11

Outdoor Dining.

Guest Blogger: Nicolle of Sacred Lotus Photography.

Hello everyone, my name is Nicolle from Sacred Lotus Photography. I am very excited to be one of the guest bloggers here this week on sfgirlbybay.

With the sun finally making an appearance here in rainy Portland, Oregon my mind has been filled with thoughts of eating every meal outside and making fresh squeezed lemonade. There is just something about the warm sun hitting my face while enjoying a good meal that makes me so very happy!















As summer rolls in, so do daydreams of packing up the family and heading to the park to enjoy a lovely sunny picnic.







Want a simple way to pack up a picnic for two? Then check out XXD's Folding Picnic Set. It's eco-friendly, small, and ready anytime for that spontaneous picnic!


*photo credits: countryliving.com, dmagazine.com, craveonline.com, thorsten (tk), michekerr, mwhammer, loungebrigade.com.


19 comments:

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

wow Nicole, such beautiful table settings! I adore to enjoy the sun in my face while having meal too!

Rebecca said...

ohhhhhh...how i love meals and picnics out in the sun and breeze!

our little love nest said...

makes me want to pack a picnic lunch and head out for a lovely park somewhere...

Claire said...

I'm already looking forward to summer picnics! Thanks for the inspiration =)

apriliniowa said...

Love these outdoor table settings-especially the use of ferns and plantlife as knapkin rings. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Stéphanie said...

So nice... I did my first picnic last week, and it is such a pleasure to do it again :-)

Leah said...

hi Nicolle! so good to see you here. Such gorgeous shots, as always. you make me wish I could eat outside every day. xo

Tina said...

Lovely ideas Nicolle! Now I'm inspired to have a picnic, good thing we (Canada) have a long weekend this week!

LenkaLovee said...

i used to live in Portland, OR! and it always rains there...:) not really my thing.
just wanted to say i lovee the photos you chose for this post. they make me hope for sunshine and picnics amidst these rainy days..

Laura said...

How lovely are these pictures and images. I especially love the spring feeling and crisp light in the pics. I hope you had a great weekend :)

Jen @ GreetQ.com said...

If you're ever in Seattle try the Hi Spot for a nice alfresco brunch. We were there this weekend and enjoyed French Toast and amazingly good espresso under the beaming Seattle sun. Perfect!

Little Lovables said...

looks lovely!!!

Frances said...

You have inspired me to make a picnic date. Beautiful pictures.

Laura said...

How elegantly bohemian!

pixelhazard said...

Oh I want to jump into that 1st photo

melissa davis said...

Those photos are gorgeous! Why does food always look and taste better outdoors?? ;)

Marian said...

GORGEOUS collection of photos!

Depot said...

Nice set of pictures. I should definitely find some time and clean my backyard...

birthday girl said...

ahhhhhhh... i feel more relaxed just looking at these photos. thanks!