Fall Birthday Picnic

img_2175I love having a September birthday for many reasons, one of them being how beautiful the weather ends up being. That time at the end of summer and beginning of fall is perfect with crisp mornings and sunny days. For my birthday, Joe and I went apple picking at our favorite local orchard (fun fact – I used to work there in high school), and then had a little picnic afterwards. Mark & Graham were gracious enough to send over some essentials for a perfect picnic!


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If you haven’t heard of Mark & Graham, do me a favor and take a peek at their website. Everything they sell is fantastic quality and can be tastefully monogrammed. It’s a dream come true for someone like me who loves to monogram everything!

screen-shot-2016-09-25-at-8-25-14-pm2-in-1 Car Organizer c/o  / Plaid Ground Cover c/o  / Travel Ice Cooler c/o

The car organizer is incredible! I just bought a new car in the spring and went from having a sedan to a hatchback, and had a hard time finding something to keep the back of my car organized. The three compartments are so handy, and the entire thing stays put while I drive. It also comes with a small cooler that fits in one of the three compartments. This is perfect for everyday life to throw essentials in and know they won’t move around. My favorite use is putting groceries in it! The entire thing collapses and velcros tightly if you need to put it aside. This is a must buy!

Plaid Ground Cover is great for all outdoor events. I always have to use a random blanket for picnics, outdoor concerts, etc., but this ground cover is thick and water resistant. No more needing to worry about damp grass or spilling something – trust me when I say this thing is resilient. The handy leather carrier and cute monogram is too cute not to own! This is one of those things you buy once and own for decades, so might as well get a nice one now!

The travel ice cooler is perfect to complete your trio, and others will appreciate your coordination when you whip it out. The plaid on these things is irresistible, and I love the subtle monogram on the leather tab on the front of the cooler. It’s a pretty large cooler, so it would be a smart and stylish way to replace a picnic basket since it will keep things neat and cool.

All-in-all these Mark & Graham items will help complete the perfect outdoor excursion whether summer, spring, or fall.


5 Comments on Fall Birthday Picnic

  1. Lucy
    September 26, 2016 at 3:28 pm (7 years ago)

    Aww Robin I love this so much! These photos are gorgeous!

    • thedressdecoded
      September 27, 2016 at 8:46 am (7 years ago)

      Thanks Lucy!! 🙂

    • thedressdecoded
      September 28, 2016 at 10:08 am (7 years ago)

      Thank you so much!


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