We paired our picnic afternoon with the latest issue of Monocle Magazine for the latest on current world trends and design inspiration. To relax, peruse Kinfolk, a publication out of Portland devoted to appreciating the simple things in life. Listen to tunes from indie folk rock band The Mountain Goats.
Joan Didion’s The White Album, a collection of essays, is great reading for the more intellectually inclined picnic-goers, but if you find yourself straying into too-serious territory, repeat Step 4 immediately. No picnic is complete without it.
For more of our summer series, check out Summer Series: The Beginning and Summer Series: Season Essentials for recommendations for music, books, clothes and recipes for the hottest season.