Photo: Agnieszka Dobrowolska | Location: Holland Park, London | Stylist: Marie-Claude Boisvert
Outfits: [MC] Blazer: Massimo Dutti, Pants: Club Monaco | [Jade] Blazer and Skirt: Zara
by Marie-Claude Boisvert, Chief Editor | August 3, 2017
During my 3 months in London on business, I was lucky enough to receive Jade’s visit. Perfect opportunity for a picnic lunchat the park: on a sunny day, in the Kensington area of Holland Park, we enjoyed the warm sunshine with fresh food and wine!
The name of this park comes from the ancient gardens of a manor named Holland House. Today there is nothing left of this manor except ruins. On the other hand, a significant part of the gardens were conserved by the local council.
The word picnic comes from the French pique-nique. It comes from the verb picorer used in the seventeenth century (by allusion to birds or chickens pecking grains) and nique, worthless thing in old French. The English translation was borrowed and transformed phonetically into picnic, in the XIX century, it begins to appear in France with the same meaning as in England, namely a collective meal taken in the country side.
These days, the word is more often used to describe a cold meal caught in a park or outdoors, often sitting on the ground on a large tablecloth. Knowing that picnics are common in summer, a summer look filled with pastel colour and white is a must. The lighter jackets and loose and flexible fabrics are suitable for the warm season.
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