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Picnic in Parc Monceau by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Picnic in Parc Monceau by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Picnic in Parc Monceau by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Picnic in Parc Monceau by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

As many of you probably know the lawns in the parks of Paris are not always okay to sit on (or to even walk on) and seeing a sign saying “pelouse interdite” is extremely common. But every spring the city opens up (most of) the lawns to the public again and to celebrate this I was invited to a wonderful picnic in Parc Monceau. But it wasn’t your regular “any-day-of-the-week-picnic”, oh no, this was a picnic where our amazing host made us homemade pavlova with fresh fruit and berries for dessert, another great cook brought us homemade whipped cream and strawberries, a guitar player entertained us with beautiful tunes and where we got to enjoy (and try on) some gorgeous jewellery.

Picnic in Parc Monceau by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Picnic in Parc Monceau by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Picnic in Parc Monceau by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Picnic in Parc Monceau by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

I guess this is one of the perks having a friend who’s a jewellery designer… Olivia makes the most gorgeous rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces with beautiful stones that will make your jaw drop. Just look at that pink gorgeousness in the photo above! Of course a little bit of jewellery shopping makes any kind of picnic more fun. If you’re in love with these pieces you should check out her Etsy shop.

Picnic in Parc Monceau by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Picnic in Parc Monceau by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Picnic in Parc Monceau by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Picnic in Parc Monceau by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Thank you so much for organising everything Lauren! I had such a great time and it was so nice getting together with so many friends at once. And fortunately, we were incredible lucky with the weather as well. Now I just think I have to ask for that yummy Pavlova recipe…

  • Michelle

    This is such a beautiful, marvellous blog!! Definitely a new favourite!!
    Such beautiful photos and memories from Paris,
    Can’t wait till the day that I make it there!
    Where are you from?

    xx Michelle
    http://salutmarinnn.blogspot.com.au/

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Ah, thank you so much :) I’m originally from Stockholm, Sweden. You can read more here: http://parisinfourmonths.com/about/

  • thecitygourmand

    What fun! Picnicking is the best. I should do it more often haha

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Yes, they’re so cosy :)

  • http://twitter.com/Cleopatrasbling Ohlalalivia

    it was sooo magic thank you for the photos <3 and the shout-out. You cutie. bisous.

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      My pleasure :) xx

    • http://www.littlepiecesoflight.com/ Little Pieces of Light

      Damn it. Now that I see the photo of the necklace… I want it!! Ouch. Need to wait til pay day! Olivia, meeting you is dangerous for my bank account!

      • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

        Haha, isn’t it pretty on you in that photo? Love it with that blue dress as well :D

      • http://twitter.com/Cleopatrasbling Ohlalalivia

        haha let me know if you want me to put it aside :)

        • http://www.littlepiecesoflight.com/ Little Pieces of Light

          Olivia! It’s pay day! Ka-ching! Can you please put the necklace aside for me? *blushes shamefully*

      • http://www.indulgingmywanderlust.com/ Usha

        Goodness that necklace is beautiful milsters! And looks I need to head on to Olivia’s blog stat! Carin – lovely pictures as always. Between all you Parisian bloggers that wrote about it, it felt like I was present at the picnic too!

    • willsheloveparis

      You are one awesome cookie, so bummed I missed this chance to meet you xxx

      • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

        It’s just the perfect excuse to have another picnic ;)

      • http://twitter.com/Cleopatrasbling Ohlalalivia

        awwww you’re the awesome cookie <3

  • MissBettyBoop2

    I simply love all of your photos!!!!
    and those strawberries look delicious :D

    http://littlemisstwiggy.blogspot.com/

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you :)

  • http://expatedna.com/ Edna

    I love that photo of me! Thanks for capturing a lovely afternoon :)

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Happy you liked it :)

  • http://vickiarcher.com/ Vicki Archer

    Such fun… love your shots, Carin… You make me want to get out and about and start clicking… xv

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much Vicki :) xx

  • http://www.littlepiecesoflight.com/ Little Pieces of Light

    Love love love your gorgeous photos!! I had such a wonderful time. We need more days like this, and I’m sure that we’ll make it happen this springtime! :)

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much hun :) Oh yes! Many, many more!

  • willsheloveparis

    Thank you for taking such wonderful photographs and writing up this recount of the gorgeous day Carin. Your photographs are seriously killing me softly hehe. Loving Lauren’s crafty skills in the picnic theming and Olivia’s jewels which are just lustful. So bummed to have missed out not only of the event but also the Pavlovas, Australian pride that is. I REALLY hope there will be a next time xxx

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      It was my pleasure sweetie. So sorry that you couldn’t join us. But as I said, that’s the perfect excuse to do it all over again :D xx

    • Lauren Lou Bate

      Oh, Grace! I was really hoping you could make it! I wanted to get the slices of the pavs into as many Aussie hands as possible! Next time! xx

  • Paprika

    I love reading posts like this, they’re one of my favourites I think (although I love all your posts of course aha) everything looks so beautiful and I love seeing their relaxed style as its so pretty. Also that jewellry and pavlova look incredible!xx

    http://paprikapassion.blogspot.co.uk/

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      I’m so happy you liked it :)

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  • http://www.ambitieuse.net/ Ylenia

    All these photos are so beautiful!

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much :D You should have told me that it’s you who’s behind the blog “Ambitieuse”. I didn’t connect all the dots until I came home that night. So sorry :) But so lovely meeting you!

      • http://www.ambitieuse.net/ Ylenia

        Oh it’s funny it went all too quickly and we never really got the chance to talk much… but no problem!!
        It was nice to meet you too :)

  • Lauren Lou Bate

    Oh, darling Carin! It was my absolute pleasure. These pictures are just so lovely! Thank you for capturing the day like this. It was over all too quickly, it’s nice to look back at the fun again. More picnics are most definitely needed! And the pav recipe will absolutely be coming your way! Merci lovely xx

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much, it was my pleasure :) Oh yes please! I want to do it again soon. And I’m going to keep an eye open for that recipe for sure ;) xxx

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  • robinsonheather

    Loving your clean eye and joyful expression, Karin! And am now officially chomping at the bit to get my hands on some of Olivia’s gorgeous pieces…it WILL happen…;)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/andiperullo Andi Perullo de Ledesma

    What fabulous photos!

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  • http://pretemoiparis.blogspot.com PreteMoiParis

    Such lovely festive pictures!