Summer Memoirs

Sometimes the Great British weather is simply perfect where the sun shines bright and the air is completely still, those are the moments where we get to make the best memories. A few Saturdays ago I treated two of my dearest friends to a luxury picnic nestled in the rolling Willen park hills behind our home. With spending so much time cooped up behind a computer screen, I long to get out into the fresh air and this was the perfect opportunity to do so.

“Instagrammable” hamper full of delicious cheeses, warm French bread, home made guacamole (yes I know, I amaze myself) and couple of chilled bottles of Gallo Family Vineyards Spritz to wash our feast down. This was the perfect option for the Summer theme to our picnic with light and fruity flavours to accompany our treats. Both flavour options of Raspberry & Lime and Pineapple & Passionfruit, with their infusion of delicious exotic fruit flavours yet still maintaining the smooth taste did not last long. We spent hours talking, munching and laughing until our bellies hurt. Discussing future plans, goals and wishes, business ventures, home renovations and relationships past. Just simply enjoying being us in the most peaceful of environments. And as the sun set around us, I looked across at these two beautiful humans whom I am lucky enough to call friends and I realised that right there and then we were making one of those beautiful memories that will stay with us for the rest of our lives.

This post is in collaboration with Gallo Family Vineyards, but all opinions and views are my own. 



  1. Beth Stokes 28th August 2015 / 9:54 am

    These photos are beautiful! The food looks delicious too 🙂 x

    • lydia 28th August 2015 / 11:34 am

      Thank you so much Beth! <3

  2. Adele 28th August 2015 / 10:02 am

    Your picnic looks super yummy. I love light fruity wines – I’m a huge fan of the Gallo White Granache, slips down a treat!!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

    • lydia 28th August 2015 / 11:34 am

      We all absolutely loved the wines, perfect options for Summer 🙂

  3. GIna 28th August 2015 / 11:02 am

    What an beauty’s and the foto’s are just perfect! x

    • lydia 28th August 2015 / 11:34 am

      Thanks Gina! I’m in love with how it all game out, the planning paid off 🙂

    • lydia 28th August 2015 / 11:33 am

      Thank you so much Martha,
      It’s one of my faves to date, nothing like shooting blog photos with you’re favourite people.x

  4. Alex wrigley 28th August 2015 / 1:43 pm

    Awwwww love you lyida xxxxx

  5. charlotte law 29th August 2015 / 12:38 pm

    This is one of my favourite posts of yours Lydia, the photos are so crisp and clear and it was a joy to read!
    Check out my travel & beauty blog..

  6. Lauren Rose 31st August 2015 / 11:15 am

    Amazing photos – Those scones look so yummy <3

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