As of September 2016, the authors at the Retro Revival have decided to start traveling for picnics. What’s so retro about that? The picnic is a symbol of welcome, much like the pineapple is. In the spirit of learning, reporting, and interacting with our readers, we decided that picnicking is the best way to report on locations and people who have amazing stories to tell.The idea of ‘going vintage’ isn’t just at home. The best way to spread a good idea is to share it! So that is exactly what we started doing with a charming, wicker picnic basket. Granted, there have been spikes in the ‘inner-flower-children’ movements, but picnics are not exclusive to the hippies. Hopefully, these cheerful little occasions that celebrate the everyday pleasantries of life.Certainly, the online community of vintage fans is ever-growing, but any revivalist knows that meeting new people and experiencing life outside the social media world is far more valuable. So, during our travels, we encourage our readers ask where we will be headed to picnic! Become a part of our story!
Our picnics are a time we try to use to catch up, unwind, and forget about the extreme schedules that life demands of students this day and age. The value of a picnic was always its universal nature. Whether you are the king and queen or a peasant, a Duke or a drywaller, or anything in between, a picnic is an eloquent way to relax and appreciate life.
To put a skip in the step of picnicking aesthetics, we began the journey of the Traveling Picnic Basket at Duke Farms. Surely, we will be back soon, but our basket’s first portrait was taken at the gorgeous stone stairs of the Mermaid Pool. Thank you to our amazing partners at the Film Photography Project for getting Clicks the Box Camera in working order for this maiden voyage!