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