Is there a better place to picnic than sunny LA? The idyllic views and once-in-a-while breeze create the perfect atmosphere for a beautiful day. The thought crosses your mind as you watch a young couple sitting together on an unfolded twill blanket. Next to them sits a plastic bag with food. It was so romantic…yet…nothing compared to your masterful setup!
As a true Angeleno, you have perfected the art of picnicking. The opportunities are endless. You can wake up early and save a good spot at the beach, preferably next to a bonfire station. You can hang out all day and then bonfire all night. You can fight traffic and attend movie night at Hollywood Forever. You could even head down to Barnsdall Art Park for a quick wine-drinking session with your friends.
But none of that would be possible without the essentials. Blankets are cute, but they’re so small, and you have lie on the ground, which will leave your jeans with ugly grass stains. And what’s worse, you could accidentally get sand into unwanted areas. It’s much better to bring soccer-mom foldout chairs for the entire squad (with cup-holders, of course). That way, you can sit and enjoy without having to kneel to grab anything. Maybe bring an extra so you can prop up your feet.
As for shade essentials, EZ-ups trump umbrellas every time. Sure, umbrellas are quaint and could make for a cute picture, but it’s so hard to get those to hold up. And then they don’t really create any shade; you must weirdly crouch or lie next to one for just one part of your body to be protected from the California sun. Plus, EZ-ups give you enough space for your cooler and your friend’s seats.
And what’s the most essential part of a picnic? Well, the vintage basket! But you need to have a different one for different areas. I mean, hello, you can’t bring your beach basket to Hollywood Forever…that’s just weird! The perfect basket will hold your goodies and be cool enough to make everyone around you jealous.
As you can see, you need to have a lot of equipment to be a master picnicker. Here’s a pro-tip: keep all your stuff at StorBox! Its super-convenient location in Pasadena makes it a quick stop on the way to wherever you’re going. Plus, there are unit sizes from 5×5 square feet to 10×30. Call (626) 407-3439 for details or check out StorBox.com.