One of my favourite things about summer is eating al fresco. There’s just something really relaxing about getting together with people, organising some food and throwing down a blanket under a big tree… or a beach… or… well, you get the idea!
So when the gang at Krispy Kreme recently invited me along to a picnic in the park, celebrating their newest openings in Glasgow, I was only too happy to join in the fun.
First things first though: if I’m going to a picnic, you know that I am all about dressing in theme! I’d been saving this vivid gingham dress for a suitably kitsch occasion – and, if you ask me, gingham and picnics go together like doughnuts and sprinkles. I picked this up in the Lindy Bop sale about a month ago – £12 well spent…
When thinking about accessories, it really was a case of ‘go big or go home’, and I decided my oversized watermelon necklace by SWANK wasn’t enough. I carried my usual essentials in my all-time favourite bag by Kate Spade which is (you guessed it!) ALSO watermelon themed!
Arriving on time to a doughnut picnic is essential if you want first choice of the treats, right? I made sure I popped on this Cora watch by JORD before walking out the door. I love the deep, red-purple colour of the wood and, in case you were wondering, I did get a good choice of doughnuts!
The new Nutty Chocolatta (filled with pure Nutella spread!) is pretty dreamy but my heart will always belong to the melt-in-your mouth classic, original glazed (cue the Homer Simpson-style drooling…).
I got into the spirit of things all too easily and swapped out my hair flower for a Krispy Kreme-themed hat – think I can pull it off?
We were treated to quite a spread in the picturesque surroundings of Pollok Country Park, and I left with a sugar high so powerful that made clearing out the living room cupboard later that day an absolute breeze (I know, I know, I’m living la vida loca you guys)!
You can visit new Krispy Kreme stores and try their new varieties for yourself in Silverburn, Buchanan Galleries and (very soon!) Central Station. Household chore results may vary.
Have you had a picnic in the park this year? Did you dress up? And what’s your favourite kind of doughnut?
Love, sugar kicks and picnic baskets…