Sunday, September 7, 2008

Basket Chic



I confess. I have an assortment of baskets that I use for my picnicing needs. Having just one to me is like wearing the same cocktail dress over and over again with the same group of people!

In Hollywood we have a great assortment of outdoor venues 9 months out of the year. From the Hollywood Bowl to the Greek Theatre to a variety of free outdoor park concerts......

But my most favorite and unique is
movie nights on the lawn of the Hollywood Forever Cemetary!
It's put on by Cinespia Cemetary Showings


Yes, it's a cemetary, but gorgeous and full of many famous names from long ago. The lawn is off to the back so you're not munching on crab cakes and sipping wine on someone's Aunt Suzy per se.........

Last Sunday night, 7 of us crazies cooked up our picnic baskets, along with 800 of our closest lawn buddies. A few blankets and beach chairs in tow isn't enough for my group. Oh, no. We bring food to impress and then set the stage: Me with my chic rolling European Basket (I'm stopped every 5 steps along the way on where to get one), and W with her roll out table and cool tablecloth....votives are glowing everywhere on our table of course. We were treated this evening to a showing of DON'T LOOK NOW, an oldie featuring a fully-haired Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie. The movie was hystericaly campy....people couldn't stop laughing and it wasn't billed as a comedy (!), but the reason for going isn't so much the movie, but to enjoy eating our selection of gourmet cheese, Chinese Chicken Salad, Marshmallow treats and wine under the stars sitting next to the stars (er, or on top of in some cases)....

5 comments:

Tres Belle said...

Sounds like fun. I bet you were really "styling". I've been so busy checking out Mudflats I haven't had time to do much of anything!!!

Kris

Karin (Virgnia) said...

What fun. I wish we had something cool like that. I can only imagine seeing you with your perfectly set picnic blanket and picnic cart!

ROBERT said...

I HAVE ATTENDED THESE AND LOVED THEM BUT FORGET TO GO! THANK YOU FOR REMINDER. YOUR BLANKET SOUNDS MORE WELL PUT TOGETHER THAN OURS-CAN WE JOIN YOU??? HEE HEE

High Desert Diva said...

What a movie venue! Love the rolling basket!

Fifi Flowers said...

OMG... those baskets on wheels are FAB! FAB! FAB!... oh what the heck... FAB! Throw out the old picnic basket and roll in the new... ok... so WHERE do we find these?