Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I love it...Icona Pop & Picnics that is...

It's been so busy here with us whipping up potions to and fro at Margarita Bloom we completely forgot about our Monday Music Post!! Dang it! *wink* lol...but not to worry better late then never! I've really been feeling the love for "Icona Pop" lately! I love their beat especially this song. I just want to bob my head to it every time I hear it!

I LOVE IT!!
*wink wink*


So yesterday was International Picnic Day!! Oh, I just knew they had to have a daily holiday for picnics! Unfortunately, I couldn't partake in it since it was raining outside but hey, every day can be a fabulous picnic day, in my opinion. 

What's your ideal picnic peeps? 
At the beach like me?....oh, yes a sweet little picnic basket brimming with fruits like watermelon, bananas, cherries, grapes, apples and more....cold fried chicken, fudgey brownies,  and hey you got to have crab cakes and sweet little nibbles all adorably small and bite sized. French Pink Lemonade too!! All laid out on a retro bright pink and colorful blanket, a few good books, Jane Austen perhaps? (shaking head yes) Let's see what else...maybe a little frisbee or ball to play with a few friends, plenty of sunscreen and a yummy Margarita Bloom caramel popcorn scented lotion. *wink wink*










Did you know that the word Picnic can actually be traced to the 1692 edition of Tony Willis, "Origines de la Langue Fran├žaise", which mentions pique-nique as being of recent origin; it marks the first appearance of the word in print. It basically was used to describe a group of people dining in a restaurant who brought their own wine. Glug! Glug! Bottoms up! 

Now, in English picnic first "appeared" in a letter of the Gallicized Lord Chesterfield in 1748 (OED), who associates it with card-playing, drinking and conversation, and may have entered the English language from this French word.  

After the French Revolution in 1789, royal parks became open to the public for the first time. Picnicking in the parks became a popular activity amongst the newly enfranchised citizens. Whoohoo, bring on the picnic-ing!! 

Now, early in the 19th century, a fashionable group of Londoners (including Edwin Young - I''m not entirely sure who he is, but he must have been popular...couldn't find too much but I'll keep looking. I'm intrigued! ) formed the 'Picnic Society'. Members met in the Pantheon on Oxford Street. Each member was expected to provide a share of the entertainment and of the refreshments with no one particular host. Interest in the society waned in the 1850s as the founders died.  Boo, that's an awesome idea! We should totally revive that...a Picnic Society! That would be a great way to make new friends, don't ya think? ...giggle...

Happy Picnic Day peeps! 
And don't forget to stop by our beauty boutique for a little pampering and decadence...we've got major freebie specials going on! Booyah!

sources: wikipedia and tumblr

1 comment:

  1. i am loving these picnic pictures regina. i haven't been on one in a long time.

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