Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis
Taking to the great outdoors to bask in mirth and merriment with your loved ones is a great excuse in our book to invest in elevated entertaining essentials. The art of the picnic calls for chic, compact, and portable homewares. To fit the bill, we’ve curated a group of items primed to execute the perfect day in the park. These luxurious, stylish finds promise to inspire you to spend more time communing with nature while mastering your wine and cheese pairings.
From beautiful blankets to fully turned-out baskets, these spirited summer faves also make for thoughtful gifts for any nature lover in your life. Everyone appreciates a killer alfresco dining moment. If you’re setting out on an adventure far from home, or just taking family game night to the backyard, here you’ll find everything you need to let the good times roll. Well, almost everything. Just add blue skies. We’ll take it from there.
Round beach towels are the new black. This perfect circle edition is ideal for group sitdowns.
Investing in an all-inclusive picnic basket makes adventuring a one-stop shop.
Grab a festive colored back large enough to store all the essentials—from sunblock to vinyl records.
Wine and cheese pairings provide the quintessential outdoor tasting menu. Invest in upgraded accessories for proper showmanship.
We're loving the idea of using a skateboard deck as a portable table/serving platter.
Portable mixology kits take things to a whole other level. Mastering the art of the perfect old-fashioned alfresco is a thing of beauty.
Playing dominoes in the park is the ultimate pastime. This utterly charming travel set is easy on the eyes and effortlessly chic.
A margarita and dip serving platter situation needs no explanation. We're inviting this ingeniously compact party-maker to every happy hour.
Don't forget the outdoor lawn games. Bonus points for well-appointed sets that come with their own carrying case.
Cooking outdoors this summer? Fill us in on your favorite recipes to make for an alfresco gathering.