Having a picnic in Central Park are one of those things that are on my bucket list. I know you may assume because I live here that I hang out in Manhattan everyday but I don't. Most New Yorkers don't. Most just work there, eat, and leave for home in the other boroughs or even drive to Long Island, New Jersey, or Connecticut. So going into the city (Manhattan) is treat for us New Yorkers as well!
A blogger you may know well, Beccie, from Sew Retro Rose, is here on holiday all the way from Australia. The very first day she was here we met up with my family and had a little picnic in Central Park. My husband picked an amazing spot because Belvedere Castle was our backdrop! How beautiful is that!
My babies were super excited to meet Beccie and she gifted them each a beautiful handmade drawstring bag with their names on it! They were so happy! Each one held a book, chocolates, and a stuffed animal that is found only in Australia-Koala bear, Wombat, and Kangaroo with her Joey. We in turn gifted her a purple, sparkly mermaid brooch with matching earrings from Poison of Choice. Beccie did a photo shoot a while back where she was a mermaid and my daughter always remembered her from that photo so we found it fitting.
Beccie surprised my husband and I gifted us as well-so sweet and thoughtful. You can see what she gave us HERE, or a snippet of the contents of the bag at least.
What a perfect day in the city it was. It was cool and the temperature was just dreamy. We ate some special cupcakes that Beccie ordered especially because they were gluten free from a bakery called Baby Cakes NYC. They were super yummy!
Afterwards we headed to my favorite art museum called The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I haven't been there in ages but I began frequenting it when I was a teenager. It took me a bit to get used to it again although at one point it was like a second home to me. I just love it there.
Before we knew it our morning and early afternoon together was over, but there is more to come!!
Do you have a bucket list? What is on it? Do you enjoy picnics? If so, what do you like to bring at your at them?