Kurkuma Beach – high-summer picnic by the riverbank

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It’s late in the afternoon and it’s hot…

…and everything is silent. So still and quiet, even the air isn’t moving. Only the dry grass below our feed is breaking with a noise that reminds me of farm days from my youth. A sound, which turns into a distant, tiny noise in the back of our thoughts. We are carrying our shoes in our hands, just like the blankets that remind me of the blue of the Tuareg’s Indigo colour. We are feeling a bit like in Morocco this day…

It is hot. So hot that we take refuge under an old oak tree, hiding from the still warm sunbeams – and it is already evening. Today it’s only a few days until Midsommar – the longest day of the year – which is celebrated so neatly in Scandinavia, staying up all night, dancing and being happy. We decided to celebrate ourselves today.


We have planned a light, easy to carry picnic for this day.

Us, that is our dear friends Alina and Mike, whose blog Natural Addicts you should definitely check out, as well as Max and myself. We have planned a small, light and easy picnic in this hidden spot of untouched nature near the river. It is a magical place and because the road there is a bit winding and wild, we decided only to take small and light things along.

Our lightly packed bags include mainly crisps for eating. But since we are big fans of crisps, we didn’t take any old potato chips, no, we took along real cooked Kettle Chips* from England, which are still made by real chips chefs (I didn’t know this was a job these days?!) and with only real, natural ingredients like paprika and roasted onions. My favourites? Those utterly amazing Veg Chips*, since I loove vegetable crisps so much, and the excitingly spicy Kettle Bites.


We also took along the very unusual tasting Carpe Diem Kurkuma sparkling teas.

For drinking, we have packed so many bottles. After all, this already feels like the hottest day of the year. Next to still water, we also took something sparkling: the super tasty and not too sweet Carpe Diem Kurkuma*, which is only made of natural ingredients like white tea and yuzu and has a low sugar level. I usually don’t drink anything but water to still my thirst, but this Carpe Diem Kurkuma is a great and really exciting alternative. How it really tastes? Well, you definitely gotta find that our yourselves, since I could never describe the taste!

When the sun finally decided to set behind the hill and the high grass, is has already turned late. Finally, time to open our last specialty we brought along: an incredibly beautiful bottle of Philippine Don Papa Rum**, which we drink pure, on ice or with lime. I heard that it also tastes fantastic with fresh Mandarine juice, yum! Anyway, this is the perfect ending to a perfect evening which we will repeat very soon, that is for sure! Because hey, is there anything better than spending the most beautiful season of the year with the most lovely and beautiful friends you have?! Right!


This was definitely not our last trip to the riverbanks in high summer.

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*This article is supported by Carpe Diem and Kettle Chips.
**Gifted.

Photography: Max Bechmann & Stefan Tueshaus.

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8 Comments

8 Comments on Kurkuma Beach – high-summer picnic by the riverbank

  1. L♥ebe was ist
    Saturday June 24th, 2017 at 08:29 AM (1 month ago)

    meine liebe Ricarda,
    dieses Picknick am Rhein schaut einfach so unfassbar schön aus, so richtig idyllisch!
    ich weiß gar nicht, wann ich das letzte mal Picknicken war, geschweige denn in den Rheinwiesen – die sind zu Hochzeiten ja doch immer recht voll ;)

    das neue Kombucha-Getränk klingt auf jeden Fall recht interessant. würde ich auch mal probieren :)
    ein wundervolles Wochenende,
    ❤ Tina von Liebe was ist
    Liebe was ist auf Instagram

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  2. Alina
    Saturday June 24th, 2017 at 09:35 AM (1 month ago)

    es war so so schöööön :)

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  3. shadownlight
    Saturday June 24th, 2017 at 02:27 PM (1 month ago)

    Es geht doch nichts über so ein tolles Picknick!
    Liebe Grüße!

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  4. Luisa
    Saturday June 24th, 2017 at 03:14 PM (1 month ago)

    Wir fahren morgen auch an den See und picknicken eine Runde, ich freue mich jetzt schon. Etwas zum Knabbern und spritzige Getränke dürfen bei dieser Hitze natürlich auf keinen Fall fehlen! Zu den mega schönen Fotos muss ich wohl nicht mehr viel sagen, oder?;)

    Liebe Grüße
    Luisa von Sparkly Inspiration

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  5. Tina
    Sunday June 25th, 2017 at 08:55 AM (1 month ago)

    Liebe Ricarda,

    Mensch – das sieht ja nach Spaß aus! Ich kann mir vorstellen, dass ihr eine tolle Zeit hattet – Mike und Alina sind wirklich toll – ihr hattet also eine grandiose Begleitung! :)

    Die Chips mag ich übrigens (wenn ich denn mal Chips esse, bin eher der Weingummi-Fan) sehr gern, das Getränk ist allerdings nicht so meins.

    Und ihr habt mich nun auf eine Idee gebracht, ein Picknick am Rhein steht nun ganz oben auf meiner Liste! :)

    Ganz liebe Grüße,
    Tina

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  6. Jo
    Monday June 26th, 2017 at 10:26 AM (1 month ago)

    Hallo Ricarda,
    ich mag Chips auch voll gerne, allerdings nur Kartoffelchips. Ich habe einmal Gemüsechips probiert, die haben mir allerdings nicht besonders gut geschmeckt. :)
    Die Fotos von eurem Picknick sehen super aus. Das war bestimmt ein toller Tag! :)
    LG und eine schöne Woche
    Jo

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  7. Saskia
    Tuesday June 27th, 2017 at 04:25 AM (4 weeks ago)

    Euer Picknick sieht richtig nett aus. Da möchte man sich glatt dazu setzen :)

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  8. Vanessa
    Wednesday June 28th, 2017 at 06:02 AM (4 weeks ago)

    Was für schöne Bilder!!! Schaut echt nach einer tollen Zeit aus. Und das Carpe Diem Kurkuma ist echt super lecker, hab das letztens auch für mich entdeckt.

    Ganz liebe Grüße Vanessa
    PIECESOFMARIPOSA.com

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