Sunday, April 12, 2015

Giving Summer Second Chance : Vintage Picnic

before the sun hides behind the clouds whole day
before it will be too cold too sit outside
lets have a picnic !!

Picnic is one of my new fav things to do since I moved here. The clean air and the fairy clean grass area here turns me into someone who never feel hesitate to stop for awhile from my promenade and sit down relaxing on the grass especially when the sun is warm. I would never do this in Indonesia,, even in what they called as 'picnic area'. I feel like the grass is not clean enough for me to sit without a rug. Luckily, last week we had couple warm days, so I decided to go out and have a picnic before the days will only be gloomy cold days during winter.

I went to Melbourne's Royal Botanical Garden that day, a huge garden where basically a garden with picnic area all over the place. Yes, there is a lot of benches provided in the garden, but who would sit in a bench when going for a picnic? 


Here is a tips of what to bring for picnic ?

1. rug, for comfortable lay down. I brought Sarong Bali instead of a rug. Lighter in weight, easier to carry and the best thing about Sarong Bali is that it could be used as a beach towel in case you change your mind and turn your car heading to the beach instead. ;)

2. sunscreen, a must must bring. I use the one with the highest SPF from Banana Boat. Re-applied when needed.

3. hat, girls want to have a pretty picnic right? besides it can be used to cover your face while laying down.

4. sunnies, useful yet stylish.

5. finger foods and drinks, happy tummy happy me! :) finger foods is easy to prepare (you can even buy some snack from grocery store on your way to the site) and simple to bring for your picnic, while you need to bring enough drink so you would not get dehydrate being under the sun for some times. Here is the important thing, Don't Litter ! put your waste on the bin or bring it home and throw it on your rubbish bin. This is why finger food is recommended for picnic, so you don't need to be bothered by your wasted food.

Confession #1 : I once brought nasi-rendang-sambal-padang for picnic (*-*). It was lunch time and I had to have rice for my meal *Indonesia banget*.

6. books or mags,  things to accompany you enjoy the time if you go picnic by yourself.

I wore a vintage dress I got from a vintage warehouse

I hope *fingercrossed*, Jakarta will have a clean and proper picnic area by the time I come back there. Picnic is a nice - non-money consuming kind of activity you can do for your leisure time. It also could build people awareness on cleanliness of the environment, if they like to go picnic and would definitely do it again, they would keep the area clean thus always be comfortable for them. 



  1. Jadi bener kalo ada yang bilang langit di luar itu lebih indah daripada di Indonesia *tercengang liat langit yang birunya subhanallah*

  2. iyaah tapi mungkin krn yang kita liat di jakarta dah banyak polusi kali ya