Artwork by Gretchen Roehrs @groehrs

While picnics are a whole bunch of fun, sometimes the spread leaves a lot to be desired - especially if everyone brings snags, chips, soft drink and some store bought cake. Here are some easy and delicious recipes for a delish picnic that has that something special. We’ve also found the most beautiful picnic rugs for the spring season - fawn! Avocado Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Poppyseed DressingimageThe sweetness of the strawberry just works. It’s fresh, it’s simple, it’s good. Recipe here. Spicy Cucumber SaladimageIf you’ve been to Din Tai Fung before, you may have tried the spicy cucumber salad. It’s one of the most simple triumphs of the chain’s menu. Here is a healthy, fresh and crunchy take on your regular cucumber salad. Recipe here. Salami BaguetteimageEnjoying a crunchy baguette filled with fragrant salami on warm afternoon sounds pretty good to us! We can almost smell the fresh bread - make sure you get good quality! Recipe here. Classic LemonadeimageClassic, natural lemonade is one of the earth’s gifts to us! Here is our friend Martha Stewart’s super simple recipe. Here is a pic of how you’ll feel when you drink it. All praise Bey. And to tie this all together? A stunning picnic rug.imageHere are three we’ve got our eye on: Target Summer Tartan for the classic gal Glorious Difference rug for the bright and breezy gal Kathmandu for the adventurous gal