Whether you’re a single parent going on a first date or have been partnered for many years, it’s worth finding a babysitter and having some fun. Melissa Cowan finds the best outfits and accessories for every type of date.
Going on a picnic is one of my fave date activities – it’s relaxed, inexpensive and you get to be out in nature. Pack a basket with some drinks, a cheese platter and some fruit and you’re good to go. If you want to make something special to bring, make this rhubarb and rose cordial or these cacao and coconut super balls. Time it with sunset to take some pretty photos.
I love how picnics allow you to really focus on the conversation with your partner, without the pressure of being in a fancy restaurant. To make your time more exciting, bring a portable speaker to play some tunes (Spotify’s ‘Summer Picnic’ playlist is pretty fun).
Hot tip: don’t forget the mosquito repellent – those sneaky guys can ruin your night!
Our Top Picnic Spots:
Melbourne: frolic amongst the flora and then do the Australian Forest Walk at Royal Botanic Gardens.
Sydney: bask in the peaceful atmosphere at Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden.
Adelaide: make friends with Alice and the White Rabbit.
Brisbane: watch the sun set over the city’s towers at the South Bank Grassy Knoll.
Perth: take a dip in Swan River at Walyunga National Park.
Canberra: find a shady spot and take in the view at Mount Ainslie summit.
Note: please check the locations for possible opening and closing times.
Now all you have to do is roll out your picnic blanket, fill up your glasses and relax!
Product Image + Words: Melissa Cowan