Prezzybox Cartwright and Butler Picnic Hamper Review
Conveniently, while the weather has been utterly terrible here in the UK, I've been away for the past two weeks soaking up the sun touring through Northern Italy.  #sorrynotsorry.  But thankfully, I've returned to an absolute dream schedule of upcoming weather, with temperatures predicated to soar towards 30 degrees here in London over the next week or so!  And so do you know what that means?  It's picnic time!  Regardless of whether you're a resident or just visiting, one of the most wonderful ways to enjoy the British summertime is by selecting a luxurious picnic hamper, putting on your prettiest summer dress and heading towards a floral-infused open park or garden space.  Consider this post an explosion of appreciation for this very lovely and very accessible activity.  Enjoy!

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Joules fashion blogger summer collaboration
Joules Summer Picnicware Collection Review
Before jetting off to Italy, I scheduled a day off and headed to Polesden Lacey with beautifully warm and sunny weather, treats in hand.  My picnic hamper of choice?  A luxurious Cartwright and Butler Aysgarth Picnic Hamper via Prezzybox.  The hamper itself screams of idyllic and traditional British afternoons thanks to its leather buckle fastening and double lid wicker design.  But the even more exciting part is... the goodies inside!  Preserves for slathering onto a loaf of bread or crackers, Roquefort cheese melts, butter oat crumble biscuits (my personal favourite), more classic fudge and cola cube sweets than my body could handle and plenty more.  Drinks are also included in the Cartwright and Butler hamper, which is a godsend because I always forget to bring drinks to picnics!  Oh and believe me when I say the elderflower & white grape presse is dreaaaaaamy....

Psst!  Other Cartwright & Butler treats are available via Prezzybox as well!
Joules Zoey Polka Dot Print Strappy Dress
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Joules Garden Melamine Picnic Bowls
Joules Fully Insulated Picnic Carrier Bag
Joules Garden Melamine Beaker Set of 4
Okay, so I think we've established by now my love for all things beautiful; and I truly believe only good things can come from surroundings ourselves with beauty.  With this in mind, Joules ticks aaaall of the right boxes!  After wearing this Zoey V-neck Strappy Dress for a relaxing picnic session, I ended up taking it all the way to Italy and wearing it to walk through those romantic cobbled streets.  It's a definite 'summer dress staple' fave of mine this season.  Oh and the same goes for the Fenthorpe Rose Gold Sandals shown in this post; I wore them literally EVERY single day of the two weeks spent in Northern Italy.  I kid you not.  If we related just how much wear I've got out of them to gameplay, I'd have finished the game, for sure.  Top of the leaderboard.  I'm now really keen to add the leopard print version to my sandal collection as well!
Prezzybox Cartwright and Butler Wicker Picnic Hamper
Joules Zoey Orange Polka Dot Print Strappy Dress
Anyway, back to the picnicware.  All of the floral print melamine pieces shown here are from Joules and (drum roll please)... are on sale!  Don't risk taking any breakable crockery to open public spaces - both for yours and others' sake.  If that doesn't persuade you, just imagine a furry dog padding across the grass and coming across your broken glass.  Nooooo save the paws!  This gorgeous summertime picnic range includes Garden melamine bowls, beakers and dinner plates, all of which slot perfectly into the matching printed and fully insulted picnic carrier bag from Joules.  All that remains is to then spread out a  Joules striped beach blanket on your desired spot (preferably with a dreamy view) and ta-dah!  You're ready to picnic!
Prezzybox Cartwright and Butler Picnic Hamper
Cartwright and Butler Hamper Roquefort Cheese Melts
Joules Fashion Blogger Collaboration 2019
This is undoubtedly my favourite time of year to create content as all of the most beautiful elements are already in place!  I'd love to hear whether you've found time to enjoy a picnic yet this season?  Let me know in the comments below!

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With love,

Gabrielle x


Thanks to Joules and Prezzybox for working with me on this post!