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A summer picnic!

La Coqueta summer picnic

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I’ve said it before, but one of my favourite things about being in this business is meeting so many inspiring women, many of them mums (most of them mums, in fact) who run a business of their own which somehow connects to ours in one way or the other. It is an industry where women support each other and where small brainstorm sessions turn into exciting collaborations. It is a world where a group of friends can plan an after-school picnic, and because of the talent behind it, it turns out to be one of the most memorable summer garden parties — including delicious food, happy children, a dreamy garden and a water fight finale to end the day!

This past Friday, Celia from La Coqueta invited us over for a picnic in her beautiful back garden, the talented Skye McAlpine offered to cook the food, and Emma Donnelly came over with her camera to help document the day. It was a merging of different talents and good friends. Together we spent the day prepping for a picnic (by ‘prepping’ I really mean watching Skye work her magic in the kitchen!), and then, after picking the kids up from school, we all sat down to enjoy.

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The kids, all dressed in coordinating outfits from La Coqueta, played so well together — like one big family. They played games, picked flowers and berries from the garden, did cartwheels in the grass… and kept returning to the picnic blanket for a sip of mint lemonade and another slice of cake! Meanwhile, we mums had the chance to talk motherhood, careers, food, photography, and everything in between. I felt so lucky to spend the day with such inspiring women, and the kids keep asking if we can do it again!

I hope you don’t mind me sharing so many photos from the picnic. Emma managed to capture the day so beautifully, don’t you think?

Courtney x

All photos above are taken by Emma Donnelly (except the last two, which were snapped by Skye).


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Comments (12)

Giselle
July 8, 2015

Ivy is looks so soulful! Beautiful child.


Maria
July 8, 2015

The La Coqueta dresses are beautiful, as is yours, where did you find it?


Angelyn Rogers
July 8, 2015

I also adore your dress. Would you mind sharing where it’s from?


Sophie
July 9, 2015

Yay, more product placement.


Lisa
July 10, 2015

you say things in such an unlikeable nasty manner you must be a deeply unhappy person. If you don’t like the site and what they do then don’t read it. It’s quite simple. Why bother yourself.

And the dress is cacharal from maybe 10-15 years ago.


Sophie
July 14, 2015

Lisa,
You must have missed the paragraph and link where it said all the children were dressed in La Coqueta dresses. So, yes, product placement, not just a picnic.


July 9, 2015

Such a beautiful picnic, giving me ideas for my daughters 3rd birthday I think!!


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July 9, 2015

What a lovely day, thank you for sharing x


July 10, 2015

That photo of little Ivy is too precious.


Lisa
July 10, 2015

Sorry darn you auto correct I meant cacharel


Devina
July 10, 2015

aww so sad to easton without quin, his other half


July 10, 2015

Such beautiful photos of a what appeared to be a wonderful day.
And I wish Marlow´s dress would come in adult sizes as well 🙂


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