Italians do it Better!

Hi there Fabulistas!

Relish the precious few days of summer with an Italian-inspired picnic in a park!

During my recent trip to Italy, I found myself enveloped in the country’s lavish aesthetics that later so dearly resonated in a film I saw. A film that became one of my absolute favorites this summer is A Bigger Splash with Tilda Swinton as a Rock Star retreating from her busy lifestyle to the sumptuous Italian island of Pantelleria. A Bigger Splash leaves you breathless with its fabulous production design.

Italians do it better - Robin Baron

All images courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures

The island itself and the set design of the film inspired me to recreate a simply fabulous picnic in a park, and celebrate yet another wonderful summer with the group of close friends, whom I always aim to excite.

Dining al fresco - Robin Baron

A perfect wooden table covered with warm brown paper, secured down with clothes pins (oh, the Italian simplicity!!) can serve as a great base for a stress-free, laid-back meal. Clear glass water bottles and mugs tied with a hemp string pair well with pristine white ceramics. I’d say this is the best way to serve Grilled Eggplant Parmesan and Fusilli with Summer Tomato Sauce.

Eggplant Parmesan - Robin BaronFusilli with Tomato Sauce - Robin Baron

And “BRAVO!” to the wardrobe in A Bigger Splash! Tilda is one chic girl in her airy skirts and gorgeously colored fabrics.

A Bigger Splash Tilda Swinton - Robin Baron

Tilda Swinton - Robin Baron

If you ever go for simplicity, I recommend doing this the Italian way. Wrap your fabulous self in a luscious shawl the color of Sicilian water. What better way to greet your guests to celebrate the weekend? After all, you ARE a rock star who deserves an Italian getaway!