Guest Feature on HonestlyYUM: Midsummer

Midsummer Feast on HonestlyYUM

Midsummer Feast on HonestlyYUM

Midsummer Feast on HonestlyYUM

Midsummer Feast on HonestlyYUM

Midsummer Feast on HonestlyYUM

Summer time calls for plenty of picnicking and dining al fresco with family and friends. With the summer solstice approaching this weekend , I wanted to share a picnic series I had been working on with the team at HonestlyWTF and HonestlyYUM—two amazing sites that cover everything from fashion, decor, art and DIY to food, cocktails and entertaining. Recently they invited me to concept an outdoor dining theme, and after a dozen visits to Sweden these past several years, a midsummer celebration immediately came to mind. It was a fun experience styling this series and recreating summer time in the Swedish countryside. And they did a fabulous job crafting all the tasty recipes, including a strawberry elderflower chiffon cake, an elderflower infused aquavit cocktail and a mini smörgåsbord. And  this wouldn’t have been complete without the help of our local SF friends at Good Eggs and Ampersand.

Perhaps the series will help inspire your own midsummer celebration or upcoming picnics in the sun. I hope you enjoy the features. Happy summer eating everyone!

* All images by Todd Wagner for HonestlyYUM.