Planning A Beach Picnic

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I love the beach, I really do. Being by the water, sun and relaxing atmosphere fills my heart with joy! Every time my family and I plan for a picnic, we always decide that the beach would be the perfect location! The setup is pretty much similar to any type of picnic, however, there are a few things that will make your beach picnic less stressful and more enjoyable. Continue reading to learn more…


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Location, location…

My husband and I know where our ideal spot is to set up our picnic by the beach. We found a little nook that is surrounded my sand dunes, and it even has a tree (perfect if you need a break from the sun!)! We love our little spot – it’s secluded and our son can play all he wants!


When it comes to eating we always make sure that we transport our food in a cooler. As lovely as a picnic basket would be — the truth is that sand can become your worst enemy when it comes to transporting your food. We’ve had it happen to us where sand seeped into the cracks of our woven picnic basket, not fun at all.

Do you like to picnic by the beach? Do tell by leaving me a comment below!

As always, thanks much for reading and have a wonderful day!

Much love.


DRESS: Cooper and Ella c/o | HAT: Forever21 | EARRINGS: Kate Spade c/o  | LIPSTICK: CHANEL



  1. June 2, 2016 / 1:09 AM

    You look so adorable, Vanessa! I love this bright pink dress on you– the color just suits you perfectly! Your hat is just darling with it! Such a cute summer outfit!

    xo, Jennifer

  2. June 2, 2016 / 1:38 AM

    You look beautiful and so happy. Nothing beats good quality family time, especially at the Lake.
    Back to the dress, I love the fit and colour on you. It’s so bold and feminine at the same time. Love this look on you! Mom sends her love too!?

    xo, Jackie

  3. June 2, 2016 / 8:05 AM

    The weather over here (Ireland) is currently amazing the sun is blaze ring and I’ve booked a day off work just to go to the beach. I’m planning everything and you listed good tips. I never thought of how I was going to transport the food the cooler sounds like a great idea.
    Thanks for sharing

  4. June 2, 2016 / 9:51 AM

    How fun! I love having picnics!! Its my favourite summer time event. that pink dress looks so comfy!

  5. June 2, 2016 / 10:19 AM

    Aaaww this sounds amazing and I love your dress! You have inspired me to go on a picnic now one weekend soon if I can find a break from school! Hope you have been doing well! Have an amazing weekend!


  6. June 2, 2016 / 11:00 AM

    You look amazing in pink!
    We don’t have any beaches near us, but a beach picnic sounds awesome!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  7. June 2, 2016 / 11:33 AM

    Too fun, lady- perfect summertime activity! And you look so lovely in this pretty pink dress!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  8. June 2, 2016 / 12:12 PM

    You look gorgeous as ever, my friend! I LOVE that dress and how you paired with the hat and choker (I love how the black bands tie in together!). I love the idea of picnicking by the beach! I’ve never done it before, though my husband and I have done so at a park and we loved it! It’s so tranquil to see all of nature around you and you feel as though there isn’t a care in the world, I LOVE that feeling, haha! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you’re having the best week so far, love you!



  9. Andrea Nine
    June 2, 2016 / 1:59 PM

    You look spectacular!! Guess what? My mom and I are going to the beach tomorrow!! Smart advice about the picnic basket, my husband just bought the perfect lil cooler for our picnics!! Oh how pretty you are in pink, what a darling beach dress!! Wishing you a beautiful day full of sunshine sweet friend!!

  10. Alexandra A.
    June 2, 2016 / 2:34 PM

    Nice vibrant color,perfect for summer.I definitely love the beach,too!

    Alexandra ~ Impavid Blog

  11. Heidi
    June 2, 2016 / 3:49 PM

    We love picnicking by the beach as a family in the summer! It’s so nice that you live close to come good ones Vanessa! Hope we can get the kiddos together this summer!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  12. June 2, 2016 / 5:45 PM

    Aww, so cute! This look is certainly perfect for a beach picnic.

    Funmi x

  13. June 2, 2016 / 7:21 PM

    As a Southern California girl, the beach has such a special place in my heart too, since we were just a short drive away from the coast. I love this outfit! Hope you’ve been having a wonderful week!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  14. June 2, 2016 / 9:40 PM

    You look gorgeous Vanessa!
    I love the beach too! Even though I now I have to settle with the lake lol
    Still, Chicago is such a great city and it’s completely worth it!

  15. Mili
    June 2, 2016 / 10:34 PM

    I wouldn’t mind having a picnic on the beach 🙂 Sounds like the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Love your hot pink dress!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  16. June 3, 2016 / 12:25 AM

    I’m not much of a beach girl honestly. I’m not a fan, but I would do anything to have a picnic with my family again. Just relax and look stylish like you do! Haha! Love your dress, it’s so beautiful <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

  17. June 3, 2016 / 10:40 PM

    Ok, love the dress but can I invite myself over to your little beach spot one day?!!? Haha I love it! So much fun and so gorgeous! Adorable dress too, of course!

    Xox Dana Ivy //

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