Celebration: La Pasquetta

Ah…Monday morning. I’m feeling a bit jealous of those people who have an extra day off today!

This weekend I learned that when my mom was growing up in Italy, Easter Monday – la Pasquetta – was a day for packing up the Easter Sunday leftovers and taking them to a space al fresco (outdoors) to have a picnic with family and friends.

I think Lorea Sinclaire’s Tiffin lunch kit would be perfect for a beautiful Easter Monday picnic, don’t you? Mind you – the way Italians tend to feast, we would need quite a few of these!

The Tiffin Lunch Kit by Canadian artist Lorea Sinclaire, photo taken at IDS2012 by Jordana

I would love to continue this tradition but work calls instead. How about you? Do you have the day off today? What are your plans?

p.s. I can’t believe I didn’t know about this Italian tradition before yesterday.

The Friday Five: Picnic Gear

A warm summer day is the perfect time for a picnic in the park with family and friends. In addition to food and a frisbee, here are five things that I think are essential for a fun, organized, and environmentally friendly picnic adventure.

fork, knife, spoon, $5 (pack of 50), Branch

starting at $5.50, Branch

27oz bottle, $19.95, Klean Kanteen

white picnic blanket, $19.95, Kitchenware Direct

canvas coal bag, $78, A Continuous Lean