There can be so many different interpretations of a picnic in the park. St Regis definitely knows how master it, making it chic, effortless and fun.
Last week we were invited to a picnic by St. Regis in London’s Hyde Park. It was a brilliant way for Nacho and me to spend some time with a handful of editors, journalists and friends who were there for the Sentebale International Polo Cup July 27.
St Regis’s first-ever connoisseur, or ambassador, a.k.a my husband, and I were invited to ride horses in the park near the picnic area. We couldn’t resist this activity that has been on my bucket list for ages ( ☑️ ), so we walked, trotted and cantered around for awhile before greeting our party under a huge London plane-tree.
The table that the St. Regis had set up was adorable, full of life and color. Cheese was the focal point, served with berries and chutneys made locally by The Fine Cheese Co, This one truffle cheese they served drove us mad, it was so delicious! Every detail had been thought of by the Workshop crew, who did a beautiful job. The tablecloths were custom made by their own seamstress, who used fabrics from Lee Jofa, Ralph Lauren, and Manuel Canovas, among others.
“we don’t have a ‘look.’ we let the client’s DNA lead the design process” – workshop team
Good Scorpio that I am, I a good, hard look at the event to try and figure out the key to making it roll out so smoothly and prettily. My conclusion is that there are three main things to which you should pay extra attention: 1) buy top-quality fresh flowers, 2) serve cheese and charcuterie, and 3) try to stay within a limited palette of colors. I personally favor a blue-and-pink or salmon combination.
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The London heatwave didn’t stop us one bit from having a jolly good day at the park!