Tag Archives: Picnic

New Year, New Glam

20 Jan

Hello Glamourites!

Happy New Year to everyone and I hope you all had a safe and relaxing holiday! Now that I am back in the big city and school I have time to get in the routine of updating posts on a regular basis {or let’s hope that will be the case}. I have put together pictures and inspiration of styles and tips I would like to focus on more this year. Let me know what your resolutions are for 2014!      xx Glamour Planner

No matter what you do be confident in yourself! Glitter sparkles brightly for everyone to see, show people your sparkle.newyearsparkle

This year I want to wear those “little black” dresses I have always said I will find an occasion for. newyearblackdress

Appreciate nature more, take walks on the trails or picnic on a hillside. newyearnature

Make time to right letters. Receiving a handwritten letter could be one of the most beautiful and thoughtful pieces of art and it now seems to be fading from this generation. newyearletters

Do something that scares me! {just a little}newyearadventure

Take time to enjoy your afternoon tea or coffee and add some silence in your day. newyeartea

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ALL blanc

23 Aug

Hello Glamourites,

Some of you have may already heard of an event called ‘Diner en blanc’ which originated 25 years ago in Paris. It is where people gather all dressed in white for a giant “chic picnic” where only the day before they have been advised of the secret location. Hundreds of people are invited and are expected to conduct themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette to enjoy this unique evening.

Dinner en Blanc ~ Paris

Dinner en Blanc ~ Paris

This event is held all over the world at different times and if you have a chance to attend, I would not turn it down! This all made me think of how fun it would be to hold your own “dinner en blanc” event or party (obviously not at that large scale). If you are wanting to throw a final summer party before August slips away, perhaps consider having an all white theme. Here are some more picture inspirations I found if this catches your eye. xx Glamour Planner

If you have a staircase like this or even a large lobby, tying balloons together into a tall tower gives a dramatic effect.  whiteballoonsSimple flowers or leaves that have been sprayed can be used for centrepieces at low cost.
whitetableCan’t forget about the heels! These would be ideal for an en blanc evening.
whiteheelsFor a larger centrepiece you can use tall vases and flowers such as roses and individual flowers at place settings. Chair covers make a world of difference to your atmosphere and aren’t overly expensive to rent.
whitetable2You may think it’s hard to keep your theme going through the food but there’s more than you think…meringues, coconut and white chocolate are just a few of many!
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Crumble Delight

18 Jul

Hello Glamourites,

Well I enjoyed putting together my first “Delicious Heels” edition the other day so I wanted to give it another try! I made this recipe yesterday morning for breakfast and it was most definitely delicious! I would recommend you all give it a go whether just for yourself or if you’re planning a brunch with the ladies. It was very straightforward, fairly healthy and the perfect little breakfast item. Let me know what your favourite breakfast recipe is.

xx Glamour Planner

DELICIOUS HEELS~ Blueberry Crumble Muffin with Stiletto Blue Heels

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Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned blueberries (I used fresh berries)
For the crumble topping:
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into cubes
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon (I added this in for my own taste!)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a muffin tin by lining the cups with paper muffin/cupcake cups and/or lightly spraying with a non-stick cooking spray (I do both).
  2. In a large bowl, beat the milk, oil, and egg until well mixed.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until a batter just forms (it will be lumpy). Gently fold in the blueberries using a large rubber spatula.
  4. Divide the batter even among the 12 muffin cups (a scant 1/4 cup of batter in each).
  5. Prepare the crumble: use a fork, pasty cutter, or your hands to “smush” together the flour, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon into a crumbly mixture.
  6. Sprinkle the crumble over the batter in each muffin cup.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before unwrapping.
  9. ENJOY

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Mmmm….these would also be a great picnic snack to pack for a sunny afternoon trip too!
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Summer Yummy

5 Jul

Hello all Glamourites,

It’s FOOD FRIDAY! So naturally what is better than Summer and refreshing foods to go with it?! These three recipes are perfect for anytime in the summer for a BBQ, an afternoon at the beach or for picnic treats. Hope everyone is having a fabulous start to their weekend and will find some time to try out these summer inspired foods!

xx Glamour Planner

strawberry-margarita-cupcakes$!400xHow amazing do these look! Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes, a delicious combo of both a  drink and dessert! Plus the pretty pink colour is adorable for afternoon drinks or a picnic with the girls. Check out the full recipe here: http://www.stylemepretty.com/living/2013/06/21/strawberry-margarita-cupcakes/

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes
PREP TIME
30 Minute/s
COOK TIME
2 Hour/s
TOTAL TIME
2 Hour/s 30 Minute/s

Ingredients

  • CUPCAKES
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • Lime zest of one lime
  • 2-3tbs orange liqueur
  • 3 eggs
  • FROSTING
  • 4 egg whites (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 sticks butter (at room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup strawberry preserves
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Tequila
  • Pink food coloring
  • Sliced lime & zest for garnish

Instructions

  1. For your cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl for 2 minutes until thoroughly blended. Place cupcake liners into cupcake pan and fill each cup ¾ full with cake mixture. Bake for 18 mins. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. For your frosting, mix the egg whites and sugar in a standing mixer on high for 7-15 minutes, until stiff peaks form.
  4. Turn the mixer to a low speed and add in the butter, strawberry preserves, lime juice, tequila, and food coloring. This will turn the frosting somewhat soupy and separated, but it will come back together after mixing again.
  5. Turn the mixer back up to high and mix for another 3-8 minutes, until icing is fluffy and somewhat stiff. If you’re still having trouble, try putting it in the fridge for 10 mins and then mixing again.
  6. Frost the cupcakes with a large round tip and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Garnish with a slice of lime and a sprinkle of zest. For a little extra kick, you can sprinkle on some sea salt.StrawberryMargaritaCupcake
Lobster Avocado Salad

This salad just looks like summer, the fresh colours of the lobster and avocado make it almost too good to eat!

Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

  • ½ lemon (juice and zest if you like)
  • Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 5 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Salad

  • Lettuce
  • Avocado
  • Pre-cooked Lobster
  • Red onion
  • Parmesan Cheese lobstersalad
Pina Colada Popsicles

These homemade popsicles are just what you need on a hot day under the sun to cool down and enjoy a tasty treat….also it’s health friendly!

Blend and freeze the following ingredients (don’t forget the sticks!): ~Makes 6 servings~

  • 1 can Pineapple chunks, in juice
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 can Coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

Calories: 117 per pop

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Summer Picnic

11 Jun

Good Evening Glamourites,

With the sun shinning today and the warmth of the sun it made me extremely excited about all the summer adventures to come! One of those being PICNICS! I am looking forward to packing yummy food and drinks, grabbing a blanket and going to the beach, garden or mountain for a delicious picnic with friends. Here are some beautiful picnic setup’s I thought would be adorable to plan for a dinner party inspiration or afternoon lemonade with friends.

xx Glamour Planner

 

This cute idea with the tent on the beach piles of pillows just looks like a relaxing and fun filled afternoon picnic!

Beach Picnic

Beach Picnic

This picnic atmosphere is picturesque for a rustic farm field at the picnic table with wild flowers, lace table cloth and plastic cups (a must for outdoors).

Picnic Table

Picnic Table

This is my favourite picnic layout with the all bright colours along with flowers and big pillows for seating!

Colourful Picnic

Colourful Picnic

Finally, what is a picnic without a yummy (and easy) dessert! Take a look at these Strawberry Hand Pies which are easy to eat and also cutlery free. Continue here to Country Living for the recipe: http://www.countryliving.com/recipefinder/strawberry-hand-pies-recipe-clv0712

Strawberry Hand Pies

Strawberry Hand Pies