Beach Day Picnic

Beach Day Picnic


May 28, 2018

Yesterday was Memorial Day and, much to my surprise, I was keen for a beach day even with the potential of massive crowds. Thankfully, we got up early enough to beat the rush and managed to have the best first beach day of the season! (I’m writing this with very crisp shoulders, however).

We woke up early, finished packing our bags, and headed to the beach while it was still overcast and hopefully somewhat empty at the beach still while others waited for the clouds to pass.

eva car
picnic basket

One of our wedding registry gifts was this amazing picnic basket that we’d been itching to use and this day was the perfect opportunity to break it in.

eva car and picnic basket

eva car
eva car and picnic basket

The picnic basket, along with my favourite Etsy tote, fit perfectly in my boot ready for the beach!

picnic basket

We made it to Will Roger’s State Beach with no lines at the entrance and plenty of parking! Totally shocked and relieved at the lack of typical Memorial Day lines, we beelined straight to the perfect spot for our picnic.

beach
santa monica beach

Absolute heaven.

beach picnic basket

Eddie got straight to work on a new book he’s devouring.

eddie
beach picnic basket

The clouds started to disappear.

santa monica beach

My toes were the only thing to get in this water as the Pacific is still far too cold for me. 😛

sarong
santa monica beach

Soon we were ready to tuck into my homemade hummus! If you haven’t already read that recipe, you can go here and check it out. Easiest and tastiest recipe you’ll ever make for your midday snack!

picnic - hummus

hummus
beach bikini

Outfit Details:

Hat (I got this one on my honeymoon in France. Similar here)

Sunglasses

Bikini top c/o

Bikini bottoms c/o

Sarong (similar here)

Nomadic State of Mind shoes c/o

Straw tote

Picnic Basket

 

eddie

After a couple hours of reading and sunning, we were ready for food again. As I’m typically known for doing, we had breakfast for lunch! Acai bowls – another recipe of mine I recently posted about.

acai bowl ingredients
acai bowl

I popped everything in Tupperware dishes for easy serving and off we went! I also pre-mixed the acai with almond milk in a water bottle so there was less mess.

acai bowl

blueberries
raspberries

Raspberries and berries in with the granola and acai mix…

acai bowl

Next topped with finely ground flax seeds…

flax seed
coconut flakes

Then a plethora of coconut flakes and we were almost ready!

acai bowl

The final ingredient was honey, which the wind managed to blow all over my bag! Ha!

honey
honey basket

Et voila!

acai bowl

These were gone in a jiffy!

acai bowl
acai bowl

Post-food meant siesta time and the end to the perfect first beach day of the season!

bikini

Love,

Saffy

xxx

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