Last Saturday’s temp did not break 50 degrees – with 50 mph gusts – and there I was, sitting in my bayside picnic shop full of things for fairer climes. The “Open” flag was whipped into a frenzy. Brrr!
Not a lot of folks out on the streets that day. One lady sailor said she spent the day in the V-berth of her anchored (but seriously rocking) boat reading back issues of Southern Living. Oh, dear. We can do better than that!
If bad weather drives us indoors (ok, a stick-built is better than a boat cabin) search out a fireplace. It’s the ultimate off-season picnic spot.
A few years ago, we gave a great basket with red and black buffalo check to some young newlyweds. It was February. No matter – their picnic simply moved indoors. (I mean, wouldn’t you?) Why let a little weather take away the fun of spreading a blanket, sipping champagne out of gorgeous glassware and piling plates with scrumptious offerings. Put on a few old tunes, turn down the lights…and well, who knows? The weather might change after all!
What’s your best indoor picnic?