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      How to Plan Your Ideal Relaxation Day | Outdoor Edition

      As the weather heats up, take your staycation outdoors with our dreamy set up. 

      Picnics can be great for an intimate gathering, no matter the guest list. Slow days outdoors with loved ones allow us to relax and rejuvenate, make thoughtful memories, and spend time cherishing one another. 

      No matter whether you’re taking the picnic on the go or setting up in your backyard, create the ideal outdoor lounge day with a curated Hotel Collection experience.

      What you’ll need:

      A Location

      Anywhere can be ideal for a picnic, whether it be a grassy field, rooftop, mountainside, beach, lake, or even a shady spot in your own backyard.

      A Setup to Settle Into

      Staples include lounge chairs, a hammock, and several blankets laid out with pillows, a table, and a good tent or umbrellas to block out UV rays.

      Create your space by incorporating your own elements. To extend a more personal touch to your guests, have some fun with your decorations.  

      A Mood Enhancer

      Light up the ambiance with candles. We suggest an array of candle sizes to add dimension. Incorporate several Deluxe and Classic Candles for the perfect aura. 

      A Simplistic Packing Experience

      Travel lightly. Optimize your storage with a cooler and picnic basket. There's always enough room for a bouquet of flowers and...

      A Good Summer Wine

      Our go-to's for the season are Chardonnay 10 and Rosé 29Spruce up your bottle with one of our recipes, found in our Hosting section. 

      Complete your wine with our glassware line.

      A Cheese Board

      Finger foods are essential for picnics! Put together a simple yet delicious board, using our Slate Charcuterie Board Set. You can browse recipes and more in the hosting section of our blog.

      A Game or Activity

      Bring some fun picnic must-haves, like a deck of cards, a chess board, musical instruments and/or a portable speaker, journals, books, binoculars, paint, or arts & crafts. Depending on where you set up camp, incorporate some swimming, wild flower picking, and hiking into your experience.