The Joy of Picnics

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To celebrate both National Picnic Week and this glorious sunshine, we bring you the chic essentials to create the perfect feast outdoors

Creating the perfect picnic is no picnic. There are too many factors that need to be considered. The weather – without sun you're lost – zero dogs, pigeons or insects, an enthusiastic guestlist who deliver on supplies and, of course, a vast array of implements that really only work in the picnic format – spending the rest of the year languishing in cupboards. But don't be disheartened. This week is National Picnic Week, a ten day celebration of all park-based, rug-bound socialising, inspiring a city-wide dash for sausage rolls, Victoria sponge and Pimms-in-a-Can as we head en masse to the nearest green space. To help you on the way to picnic perfection, we've gathered together the best in enamel plates, bijou barbecues, indulgent blankets, bags to carry it all in and a delicious garden fragrance to ensure your outdoor idyll smells as good as it looks and tastes. 

Wicker Basket – Labour & Wait 

Stanley Classic Flask – Labour & Wait 

Swing Stopper Bottle – Labour & Wait 

Enamel Tumblers – Labour & Wait 

Brass Bottle Opener – Fate London

Linen Napkins – Future and Found

Ally Capellino x The Gourmand Picnic Bag – Ally Capellino London

Marbled Enamel Plate – Labour & Wait 

Ivory White Knives – Fate London

Wooden Chopping Blocks – The Conran Shop

BBQ Hamper with spices, peppers and tips – Modern Pantry