Photo: Joy Jacobs
Tracy Reese is one of my favorite clothing designers—she designs for real women (i.e. women with curves). So an invite to meet with her at her store was a no-brainer. The reason for the invite was her recent partnering with Clos du Bois wine in creating a custom picnic basket that borrows from one of her very popular and iconic Summer Bloom print. Her breezy design translates really well as the happy lining in this adorable basket. The basket is outfitted with everything you need for an intimate picnic—two bottles of wine, two stemless glasses, corkscrew, bottle stopper and chic cocktail napkins in the same floral print. Add cheese, great crusty bread and charcuterie—instant spring soiree.
Also on hand to speak with the guests was Katie Lee, the Clos du Bois wine ambassador—love that job title. Not only is Katie beautiful in person, but super creative in the party planning expertise. She suggested some great food pairings with Clos du Bois that is easily packable for a picnic.
I also had the pleasure of shopping with Tracy Reese, who doled out her tips on spring trends without ever sacrificing comfort—love her! I ended up walking out of there with a pair of her colorful yet comfy wedge shoes that would be perfect for a garden wedding or rooftop cocktail party.