At a Picnic
Sunny afternoons in the park. Evening fireworks shows. There will be plenty of occasions to take your feast to go, and good picnicware can truly make the meal. Whatever you do, don’t forget the corkscrew!
Commune with nature and then hydrate with this teakwood-painted stainless steel water bottle by S’well ($45 for a 25-oz. bottle, gracioushome.com). Conty black flatware by Capdeco ($165 for a 5-piece set, graciousstyle.com) and Faience Fleurs Isolees melamine dinner plates ($12 each, johnderian .com) look as nice on the breakfast table as they do outdoors. Build your basket around a good wood cutting board, like this cherry number with a leather strap from Michele Varian ($155, michelevarian.com). For basket padding, napkins, and odd jobs, pack a cheerful set of Cherries dish towels ($18 each, fishs eddy.com). Enamelware tumblers by Crow Canyon Home ($7 each, kolorful kitchen.com) bring unbreakable vintage charm. The L’Atelier Du Vin Oeno corkscrew wine opener ($130, williams-sonoma.com) with a walnuthandled lever is compact and so well made, you may never need another. Gingham napkins, like these Fog Linen Work kitchen cloths in navy- and red-andwhite checks ($15 each, shop-foglinen.com), are a quintessential picnic pick.