Running out for a delicious brunch or getting together with friends, like the party I hosted last summer, are always good ideas, but they can also be a distraction for being present with one another. So I opted for some quality time with just the two of us this time around! It’s what we need most this summer.
We started out with a grocery store run and then Dan began preparing the bread basket, fruits, cheese and crackers while I iced our Stella Artois lager and chalices. I believe that a big part of savoring everyday moments like this is the preparation process because it allows us to bond in a different way. That explains all the effort put into the plating and set up.
Savor the moment
We then went out with blankets and pillows right in our backyard and enjoyed the afternoon with chilled beer and fresh food. Pictures are a huge part of our life so we took a bunch of fun polaroids, something we haven’t done in a while! My favorite part of the picnic was definitely the beer combined with the fresh air. There’s nothing as refreshing as an ice-cold Stella Artois lager to accompany the longer daylight and scorching temps. It’s so smooth and crisp – and it pairs so deliciously with food! I love how it just cools me down and forces me to put aside modern day distractions. This was by far one of the best afternoons I’ve had in a very long time.
Spending time outdoors with family is one of the things I miss most about my youth, and here I am, at it again. I have to admit, it felt so good unplugging for once and indulging in a casual backyard picnic with my husband. I really owe it to Stella Artois for reminding me just how important savoring everyday moments like this is – and for some amazing lager! You bet I’ll be doing this a few more times this summer!
How do you like to unwind and relax?
Joie de Biere