The Joy of a Picnic

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You may or may not have known that the 17th June marked the beginning of a pretty special week; not only was it National Picnic Week, but also… English Wine Week!


Now, we may have been a little late to the party, but with various members of the team working different days and the wonderfully unpredictable English weather, we waited until last week to pack up our picnic hamper (well, Sarah’s).


We thought we’d share it with you, with the hopes that it inspires you to do the same (& you could win £50 for doing so!)

“You bring your own weather to a picnic” - Harlem Coben


It’s scientifically proven that a bit of al fresco dining does wonders for our health and wellbeing. 


The fresh air, the beautiful surroundings and of course the company of great friends or family are all contributing factors.


One of the many benefits to being a small business is the lovely dynamic between our team, and we don’t need much of an excuse to get everybody out of the studio to enjoy a well-earned break together.

In celebration of English Wine Week...

In celebration of English Wine Week (any excuse!), we took some bottles from our favourite English winemakers; Hattingley Valley. If you haven’t tried them, we can wholeheartedly recommend them.


They’re one of the UK’s most successful wineries, winning over 100 medals, 13 trophies and Best in Class for their English sparkling wines.


We opted for the sparkling Rosé and the Classic Reserve for our picnic and both went down a treat with the team!

Our Top Tips for a Joyful Picnic:


1 - Keep food preparations simple 

The less faff, the simpler it is to gather everything up to enjoy (and also the easier it is to eat it).


2 - Forage for Flowers

A simple wild flower arrangement adds a sense of occasion to your picnic. If little ones are involved, you could even get them to create a little jam jar arrangement before, or during your picnic.


3 - Scent the Occasion
The ambience of candlelight adds intimacy and mood-boosting aromas. Our entire Summer collection is inspired by the outdoors, but our favourite for a picnic has to be Bramble Row.


4 - Comfort is Key

Don't forget the cushions and picnic blanket! We didn't have one, so grabbed a tablecloth which did the job and looked pretty. Nobody wants a soggy bottom, do they?


5 - Choose the perfect Tipple

Choose a special wine, create some refreshing mocktails, or perhaps a homemade cordial ahead of your picnic. Just remember to bring a cool bag to keep your drinks lovely and cold.


What did we miss? Pop your top tips for a perfect picnic in the comments!

Show us your Picnics & Win £50 worth of products!

We'd love you to share your picnics with us on Instagram (or via email, if you prefer!)


As a thank you for sharing, we’ll choose one lucky winner, at random, to receive a perfectly curated bundle of scented goodies, (worth £50) to enjoy.


How to Enter:


Simply upload your picnic photo/video(s) using the hashtag #surroundyourselfwithjoy

so that we can find your post, and don’t forget to tag @glassandwick 

Entries without the hashtag/tag of our account may be missed, so please 

don't skip that super important step.


Happy picnicking!


Bianca x


P.S. Don't forget to share those top tips for a joyful picnic in the comments below…


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Dawn Forrester

Dawn Forrester

Oh my !!! How I would love to have the time to have a picnic !!! I have 12 retired horses that take up all my time 24/7 12 months a year ! My little pleasure is my subscription box each month ! Time to finally sit down and enjoy the lovely scents you bring to my home .. a glass of wine and dream of a picnic instead of a poo pick !!! It’s my little luxury ❤️ xxxx

Sue Newton

Sue Newton

A bowl of strawberries in a pretty ice bowl.
Simple and elegant but always wows!

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