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Sunset Beach Picnics

Sunset Beach picnics
 are one of my favorite things to do this summer
here in
 Southern California.

As much as I love going out to many of the  amazing restaurants
we have here
there is just something magical about packing a picnic
heading down to the beach for sunset.

Sitting on the beach
watching the sky change colors
with a good glass of wine
is pretty much summer at it's best in my book!

To make packing up a picnic easier
I have recently been collecting pieces to make 
a stylish beach picnic a snap!

Like these gorgeous tiffins from
Mur Lifestyle

Not being one who enjoys cooking
a one stop shop at either Whole foods or Trader Joe's
some quick repackaging
I'm ready to hit the beach with a beautiful healthy  and stylish meal!

Pulling out my
a couple of wooden and canvas chairs and tables
drinks packed up
we are on our way!

A little bouquet is always  a special  finishing flourish I adore.

I have also been collecting
Weck glass containers
which work perfectly for individual salad servings.

The tiffin containers open up to great serving pieces
as well as individual portion  dishes.

For drinks
I bring my new
Corkcicle Canteen

with enamel tumblers by
Falcon Enamelware

The Corkcicle Canteen is my favorite new product!
This medium size holds and entire bottle of wine
and keeps things hot or cold for ten hours!

The many color selections are absolutely fresh!

I am adoring picnics so much these days
I reorganized my kitchen cupboard 
just so I could organize all of my new picnic supplies together!

On our picnics I'm all good with wine
while my husband prefers gin and tonics
so I have outfitted a vintage train case
just for traveling gin and tonics!

Inside I keep it stocked with the small bottle of Sapphire
Fever-T tonics
a small cutting board
two hand made ceramic tumblers.

A small vintage bottle for flowers
stainless cheese cutters for the cutting board.

I even have a vintage table cloth tucked in the bottom
keep all the glass pieces protected 
by wrapping then with coordinating cloth napkins.

This little traveling bar case
is also perfect for hotel stays on our road trips.

I always put it away fully stock
so I can pull it out in a flash for any impromptu getaways!

I hope I have inspired you to take your own sunset picnics …

whether at the beach or anywhere with a view …

they are a perfect way to get out 
 experience some fabulous natural beauty.

There is something truly soulful
about a good meal
while making  the time to just 
take in the changing light …

whether as a party of one
a romantic date
getting together with friends …

A sunset picnic 
is always a great choice!

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

Want more picnic inspiration
you might want to check these posts ….

A Picnic Celebration
China Cove Picnic
Sunset Beach Cocktails


  1. Living in SC it so nice to enjoying the sunset , we miss all that from California we live before in Mission Viejo and we make a lot picnic in the wine country in Temecula and it was so nice time so sad we move back to Florida is not the same here in California the sinery is beautiful special went you live closed to the Ocean.
    Have blessing day

  2. Such a sweet, inspiring post! Am crazy about the little bird cutting board :)

  3. Tamera - Thank you for the links to your beautiful accessories. I am purchasing those great "Tiffins". My husband and I love having cocktails in the early evening at the various beaches here in California.

  4. :-) This is so beautiful, dear Tamera!
    I especially like the idea of turning the train case into a mini bar. Excellent! That is definitely something to remember.
    I've just recently enjoyed a dinner by the Santa Monica beach with my cousin and I loved watching the sunset while we were chatting away...
    Have a very HAPPY week :-)

  5. We did this for our anniversary except it was in the middle of the afternoon and we walked to the beach with a big basket and some hidden wine. It ended up being such a special time...we decided we need to do it more often. Thanks for such inspiring pictures Tamera. We're so lucky to be so close to the beautiful ocean aren't we?