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San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers Picnic

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I’ve been telling Matt for the longest time it seems that I want to pack up a picnic and play hooky from work and responsibilities and go for a picnic.  Well…I decided to do it!  It all triggered with a trip to Target actually–let me explain.

I recently was in Target (as I always am, let’s be real) picking up a few things and I noticed they had a display of outdoor glasses, plates, and a picnic basket!  It was really cute and kind of reminded me of something from the Wizard of Oz, but I remember being surprised at the price tag for how big it was.  I ended up finding this one online and loved the shape and blue gingham napkins.  With my new picnic basket en route to my house, time to plan the picnic!

Living in San Francisco, I’ve always loved the Conservatory of Flowers and knew that would be a gorgeous location to pack up a bottle of wine and a picnic basket and spend an afternoon.  It cracks me up that this picnic basket has salt and pepper shakers in it because it seems like so much effort to pack a picnic that needs salt and pepper added–haha, so I decided this particular spring Thursday needed a picnic of simple essentials.  I packed up a bottle of AVA Grace Wine–nothing like a crisp glass of wine on a hot day!–, juicy strawberries, truffle cheese I picked up from Trader Joe’s, and a crunchy baguette to round it all out. Yum!

I’m glad that winter has passed us because as much as I love a cozy over-sized sweater, I much prefer flowy dresses and bohemian details!  Dresses like this one make me swoon–and I love the super affordable price of this one too!  And how cute are these handmade sandals from Nemesis Sandals? I can’t wait to watch the leather naturally patina over a summer of wearing them.

If you don’t have a picnic planned for yourself soon, I highly recommend it! This afternoon with no laptop and no phone was so good for my soul!

What I’m wearing: Outfit Essentials

What I’m wearing: Beauty Essentials

Picnic Essentials:



  1. robin rue
    April 25, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    What a lovely place for a picnic. I love picnics in areas with lots of flowers like this.

  2. April 25, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    That is one fabulous looking picnic. Love that you were able to pack up and enjoy yourself. Beautiful photos with a beautiful background. I am sure the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers is gorgeous!

  3. April 25, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    You look so beautiful! I love that dress. It’s got such a lovely pattern and color scheme.

  4. April 25, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    It is SO pretty there! I could go for an afternoon out among the flowers and sunshine.

  5. April 25, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    That looks like an awesome day to me. I love getting outside on a nice, sunny day.

  6. Pam Wattenbarger
    April 25, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    There’s nothing like a good picnic in the summer! This looks like a beautiful location for a picnic.

  7. April 25, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    Why are you so gorg!? Love those sunnies on you!

  8. Meagan
    April 25, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    That is a gorgeous place for a picnic. I love the outfit you picked as well.

  9. April 25, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Great photos! This looked like such a nice day and your outfit rocked! I love the pretty flowers in the background too.

  10. April 25, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Love this post! Gorgeous pics Jennifer and that picnic basket and the whole spread is so perfect (just like the sun in SF that day. 🙂


  11. April 25, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Conservatory of Flowers looks like an awesome place for a picnic. And, shopping Target always seems to inspire new adventures for me too.

  12. April 26, 2017 / 4:49 am

    That’s a perfect spot for a picnic! You look gorgeous, and I love your dress!! 😀

  13. April 26, 2017 / 7:40 am

    Target definitely has some great deals and I love to shop there.
    You look SO relaxed in your pictures! …good for you to get out from work and find some time to kick back!

  14. Our Family World
    April 26, 2017 / 8:35 am

    I love those shoes! They are just so cute and so spring! Your dress is gorgeous too. I need to take our picnic stuff out of storage. Pretty soon, we too will be wanting to go on a picnic!

  15. KIm Croisant
    April 26, 2017 / 11:33 am

    What gorgeous photos you have here. OH my – I love the color of your dress too. Looks very nice on you as does those awesome shoes…..I would love a pair!!

  16. Brianne
    April 26, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    Love it all! This picnic looks amazing! I am going to try to do one for Mother’s Day like this!

  17. April 26, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    You’re much braver than me! I would never play hooky but it looks like you really enjoyed yourself!

  18. Annemarie LeBlanc
    April 26, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    I wish I could do what you did! A weekday spent relaxing like that, a simple picnic in a place surrounded by lovely flowers would be a dream come true for me.! BTW, I love your Bohemian style dress!

  19. Inklocita
    April 27, 2017 / 7:59 am

    uuu so lovely

  20. AhmedsweAhmedsweed
    April 28, 2017 / 4:07 am

    Very nice and beautiful

  21. May 1, 2017 / 8:23 am

    We’ve been thinking of having a picnic as well because the weather has been so nice lately! Never been to the conservatory of flowers but always wanted to. Looks so gorgeous there! Have a great week!

    xoxo Barb

  22. May 1, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    These are super cute pics! I love your outfit and the picnic basket looks super cute!

  23. Tami
    May 3, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    I love your dress

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