This week, Rue’s Art Director, Maia McDonald Smith, was in a gorgeous editorial that we just had to share! Her Pinterest-worthy picnic was first published on both Style Me Pretty Living as well as a beautiful new site, The Womens Project. The Womens Project, AKA our new obsession, aims to bring women together as a community and to inspire, teach, share, and grow.

The concept of this shoot was to transform one of Maia’s gorgeous Pinterest boards to a real-life moment. Maia, along with adorable baby girl Ingrid, packed a delicious picnic in the park. She prepared a hearty Wheat Berry Salad – a great dish for a mom on the go. With plenty of pillows and blankets (snagging a few from Oakland’s Marion and Rose), Ingrid was cozy and happy in the beautiful Indian Summer weather.

Head to Style Me Pretty Living for the delicious Wheat Berry Salad recipe, and visit The Womens Project to learn more about how Maia balances life as a talented designer and a busy new mom. It’s the perfect inspiration to jumpstart your weekend!