Pop Up Picnic San Diego Review - Date Night Done Right

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

If you're looking to up the ante on date night romance or turn an ordinary date into an extraordinary and memorable one, look no further than Pop Up Picnic. This company creates turnkey, one-of-a-kind experiences that are as elegant and imaginative as they are convenient and affordable.

Conceived by Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals & Design, Pop Up Picnic provides an instant date complete with everything needed for a dreamy, vintage-themed daytime or sunset picnic for two. You simply choose the date, time and location and let Pop Up Picnic handle the rest—the food, beverages, accoutrements and ambiance—for an al fresco date to die for.

Pop Up Picnic is truly a hands-free service. The only thing you have to bring is yourself and your date, of course. I recently arranged a Pop Up Picnic of my own and boy did this date deliver—literally and figuratively.

Pick The Date Night Package

I opted for the company’s deluxe "Midsummer Night's Dream" Pop Up Picnic currently offered for $279. This package includes a Charcuterie Board for two from Venissimo Cheese that featured a variety of gourmet cheeses, artisanal cured meats, olives, dried fruit (figs and apricots), chocolate and a French baguette; Italian soda and still water (feel free to bring your own wine or bubbly); and, for dessert, two cheese-paired truffles from Andrea's Truffles.

A charming antique gazebo and chandelier lighting create the perfect vintage backdrop to a bistro table and chair set adorned with candles that’s all staged atop a beautiful antique rug. A basket of blankets is also provided to add a touch of coziness. Also included are all the necessities such as serving pieces, pewter tableware, ice and napkins.

On the Bluff or On The Beach

Choosing a sunset Pop Up Picnic in the La Jolla Cove Cuvier Park area, situated on an elevated grassy cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Upon approach to the location, which I arranged as a “surprise” for my guest, we were both immediately captivated by what was waiting for us: a spectacular structured setup that’s wonderfully out-of-place in a seemingly random and unexpected outdoor location.

If you’re not sure where to have your Pop Up Picnic, the company has several tried and true locations throughout La Jolla Cove and in Sunset Cliffs and Balboa Park. All have close parking, easy access and fantastic views. However, if you have a certain location with special meaning, Pop Up Picnic his happy to accommodate but additional fees may apply.

Ambiance

The emotion of surprise and awe this initial impression evokes is priceless unto itself, as the eyes then begin to register all of the painstaking attention to detail causing the anticipation to bubble over.

From there, the date—and the romance—ensued as we sipped, savored and socialized amid the splendor of a perfectly-timed San Diego sunset and candle-lit dusk thereafter.

Special Touches

As if all of what’s included in the fundamental package weren't enough, several additional-fee upgrades are available starting with Pop Up Picnic’s exclusive dessert: the Cake-In-A-Jar from Cupcakery. This delightful confection comes courtesy of baker Amy Black, who layers your favorite flavor of freshly baked cake and frosting in a Mason jar, which fits in perfectly with the vintage picnic theme.

If cake isn't your thing, you can purchase a dessert of your choice starting at $15. You can also upgrade your main course to suit your tastes—anything from sushi to steak to tacos—for an additional $20. Non-edible upgrades include wireless speakers synched to your music player for an evening serenade and custom décor or flowers from La Jolla florist, Adelaide's. Picnics last 60 minutes but additional half hour blocks can be purchased for $25 each.

All You do is Ask

With its motto, "We Do the Work, You Take the Credit!" Pop Up Picnic is a simple and sure-fire way to treat your significant other. In addition to providing everything you need for the perfect date, when the picnic is over you just get up and go—the company handles all cleanup.

Not only does the company create unforgettable dates, Pop Up Picnic also helps its patrons celebrate just about any occasion with a Pop Up Party. Like Pop Up Picnic, the customer chooses the location and Pop Up Party brings the food, drinks, furniture and ambiance. This experience starts at $75 per person and there is a minimum of 10 guests. The same upgrades are available with Pop Up Party and additional options include a photographer, emcee and fire pit.

Whether you're simply looking for a relaxing night out with your loved one or if you're planning on a remarkable way to pop the “big question,” a Pop Up Picnic ensures your outing will be one to remember.

For more information or to arrange your own dream date: www.popupsd.com

"The Luxe List" Executive Editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events, and notable products and services. Submissions can be seen  at www.LuxeListReviews.com. Follow her on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above were provided at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***

Republished by permission of and provided to Haute-Lifestyle.com by author.

Haute Tease

  • Judge in Stanford Rape Case Stops Hearing Criminal Cases

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced the Stanford convicted rapist to six months including time served, has stopped hearing felony cases due to the public outrage over his leniency in what has been deemed a travesty of justice.

     
  • The Secret World of Arrietty - An Enchanted Magical Odyssey

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY, a Studio Ghibli and Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures Film, brings to the screen an enchanting animated story of summer friendship, youthful innocence, and family bonds.

     
  • The Nation Enables Whistleblowers, Embraces Encryption, With Confidential Tips Page

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Long a home for adversarial accountability journalism in its 150-plus-years of publication, The Nation is doubling down in the era of Trump. We've launched a confidential tips resource to further our mission of speaking truth to power.   

  • From CANNES: Wonder Woman And Monster Filmmaker Patty Jenkins To Receive The 2018 Women In Motion Award

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Patty Jenkins is a writer and director, best known for directing Warner Bros. Wonder Woman, her debut Oscar-winning feature Monster and helming the pilot and finale episode of AMC's The Killing. She began her career in painting after studying at Cooper Union.  

  • Apricot Chai – A Natural Aphrodisiac Tea

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    With Valentine's day just around the corner, California Tea House, the premier boutique, organic tea company of Southern California, decided to inspire tea lovers to ignite their passion for tea by turning it into a passionate rendezvous.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Afghanistan; Pope’s Message; U.S./Russia; Mass Refugees Murder; North Korea; Pence; NY Judge

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump moved this week against the Islamic State Fighters dropping a GBU-43, a Massive Ordnance Air Blast, commonly called the Mother of all Bombs on Afghanistan, stopping what has been described as operational caves.

     
  • AirAsia UPDATE: Bodies Found in Debris Field; No Survivors Expected

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    It started with the report of a dark object floating alone separated from two or three other objects in a tiny debris field, in the Java Sea, some twelve miles from the last know radar contact made with AirAsia QZ8105 and with the intensity of the storms the region has experienced the hope of a different conclusion prevailed.

     
  • Mistrial Declared in Etan Patz Child Murder Case - Legal Commentary by Boston Attorney Hank Brennan

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Etan Patz murder trial recently ended after 18 days of deliberation in a stunning mistrial that seemed an impossibility as the defendant confessed and provided sick, demented, details of the child's last moments of life.

     
  • HL Auto: The Ten Most Affordable Luxury Cars

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    There are many appealing aspects of luxury cars, including the prestige of ownership, the superior craftsmanship and exceptional performance. However, for prospective buyers, the main detriment with luxury models concerns their hefty price tags.  

  • Utah Woman Charged in Six Newborn Deaths

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Megan Huntsman, 39, was arraigned on murder charges stemming from the serial slaying of six of her seven newborns who were found stuffed in boxes in the garage of her Pleasant Grove, Utah home.

     
  • JeanPaul Delevoye - Jalousie ou Légitimité

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Après la révélation de sa situation professionnelle, le Haut-Commissaire aux retraites, JeanPaul Delevoye a dû admettre la réalité jusqu'alors occultée. Mais veillons à ce que la surveillance des élites ne soit pas nourrie de jalousie sociale.  

  • Austin Serial Bomber Dies in Self-Detonation

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, along with Special Agents in Charge from FBI and ATF, announced the serial bomber terrorizing the greater Texas city for three weeks had detonated explosive devices as they approached his vehicle killing himself.

     
  • Three Women Missing a Decade Found Alive

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, three Cleveland, Ohio, women, who had been missing for over a decade, were found alive held captive together, after a stunning escape.

     
  • SPLIT Review - Raw Terror, A Fierce Edge of Your Seat Thriller

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    SPLIT, from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, presents a shocking, terror speed trip into the mind and manifestation of a schizophrenic, as he acts on the commands from the twenty-four personalities that fight for control of his life and existence.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump’s Tax Tricks; JFK Papers; Conspiracy Revisited; Japan; Spain; Hurricane Relief

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump has decided not to stop the release of a batch of previously unseen documents surrounding the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, while riding in a motorcade in Dallas Texas, November 22, 1963.