• Natalie Alayne


Whether you are a hopeless romantic, young at heart or just like to dine outdoors, picnics are a magical way of bringing people together. Traditionally held in an alfresco setting, picnics can be enjoyed as an intimate date between lovers, a social gathering amongst friends or even a fun day out for the whole family. While the origin of the word ‘picnic’ is unknown, it is said to be derived from the French phrase piquenique (which translates to picnic meal) or the verb piquer (which means to pick or peck). Even though picnics have evolved throughout the years one thing is certain, they are still all about the food (and wine!)

Imagine for a moment that you’re carrying a beautiful woven picnic basket on route to your favourite location. When you arrive you find a beautiful shady tree so you pull out your hand stitched Mexican blanket and lay it out along the floor. You unpack your cheeses, dips and crackers and just as you reach back into your basket to pull out a cheeky bottle of red you think to yourself, “I wish that I had a table to put everything on”. Freeze that thought right there! Wouldn’t it be handy if there was a lite weight, compact and portable table that you could take with you wherever you go??? Well wish no more because I’m here to tell you that there is.

Introducing . . . Summer Picnic Tables by La Lucie Recycled.

Made in Australia from sustainable timber, these tables are the perfect addition to any picnic, garden party or good old Aussie BBQ. With its slim design, fold out legs and a handle that doubles as a wine bottle holder, the Summer Picnic Table is not only beautiful, it is also practical. It has holes for wine glasses and dependent on the size can accommodate two, four or even six people. At only 1.1kg for the Petite, 1.4kg for the Round, 1.6kg for the Square and 2kg for the Banquet, these picnic tables are lite enough to take absolutely anywhere. They also come in an array of colours from natural wood to a chocolate stain and in the coming weeks the Summer Picnic Tables website will host a program where you can even design your very own picnic table.

Directors of the company, Eric and Gaynor are a husband and wife duo that started La Lucie back in 2014 to not only create beautiful furniture but also make an environmental difference. With their motto Wood4Good they were challenged to see what they could ‘do with a discarded piece of timber, a dose of imagination and a bit of skill’. From there the idea for Summer Picnic Tables was born and officially took flight in 2015. With his passion for wood Eric heads the production side of things whilst Gaynor takes care of sales and customer service. Surrounded by only a small team the dynamic pair strive towards a goal of worldwide distribution.

To help make their dream a reality and spread the word about this clever Aussie invention, Simply Nifty readers will receive 10% off all Summer Picnic Tables and accessories. All you need to do is use the promo code ‘SIMPLYNIFTY’ and the discount will be applied at the checkout. To get your 10% off just head to:


I remember when I first saw the Summer Picnic Table I couldn’t believe that something so simple could transform into something so useful. Don’t spend another picnic eating off the ground when you don’t have to. Stop the spills or sand in your food by getting your Summer Picnic Table today and make every outdoor dining experience one to remember.

Cheers and bon appétit!

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