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En­joy the sun and sand with A fuss-free pic­nic on the beach

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SEA­SIDE PICK­INGS. Plan a has­sle-free pic­nic by the beach with the help of these col­or­ful and handy ideas!

COLOR PAL­ETTE: Fresh and bright Choose sum­mery col­ors, like lemon yel­lows paired with pow­der blues in var­i­ous prints, which will brighten up the pic­nic tableau. Bring lanterns if you’re plan­ning a mid-af­ter­noon pic­nic. These can serve as am­bi­ent light­ing when the sun sets. Hadel Yel­low Lantern, P1,400; Hadel Blue Lantern, P1,050, both from Habi­tat • Fruit Plat­ter, avail­able at Kahuna Beach Re­sort

STOR­AGE: Pack light Cool­ers can be a bit bulky and heavy to carry, so use totes and bas­kets big enough to carry ev­ery­thing. Sep­a­rate drinks and food to avoid spillage. Hermione Bas­ket, P1,480; Emilio Red Tool Box, P1,995, both from Habi­tat

SERVERS: Be­yond

the board Serve food in style on lightweight wood boards that can also func­tion as chop­ping boards for pre­par­ing and slic­ing fruits, cheeses, or other food that you may want to add to your pic­nic spread. Abi Trivet, P895; Car­rie Blue Carafe, P1,540, both from Habi­tat

Table­WARE: Earth- friendly picks In­stead of buy­ing pa­per plates and dis­pos­able cups and uten­sils, why not use sturdy and lightweight table­ware in­stead? In­vest­ing in “pic­nic-ware” will not only help the en­vi­ron­ment; it will also save you money. Choose from melamine, bam­boo, or enamel plates, which are long-last­ing and are ab­so­lutely more ap­pe­tiz­ing to eat from. Heho Din­ner Plates, P395 each; Cit­rus Plates, P245 each; Sadie Yel­low Bowl with Stem, P345 each; Scar­lett Tea­spoons, P190 per set; Blue Wa­ter Tum­blers, P595 set; Large Wa­ter Tum­blers Trans­par­ent, P1,250 set, all from Habi­tat

LI­NEN: Re­laxed

and ca­sual When set­ting up by the beach, don’t for­get a mat for sit­ting on. Use an out­door rug you can eas­ily shake sand off from. Pair a plain beach blan­ket with finely wo­ven black-and-white cot­ton and li­nen nap­kins for sub­tle tex­ture. Flag Nap­kin, P295, It­taka Throw; P3,450, both from Habi­tat • Dot­ted Scarf, avail­able at Sur­plus Shop

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