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Editor's Picks: Picnic Perfection

Six sweet picks perfect for spring

Written by Anna Logan

Shining sun and warmer temperatures are calling our name. It’s finally beginning to feel like spring, which means there is one thing on our mind: getting outside. So, pack up your picnic, grab a blanket, and let’s head out.

If you aren’t picnic ready, don’t fret. We’ve gathered all the essentials for you below. From the perfect blanket to this spring’s must-have bag, we’ve got your next Instagram-worthy picnic covered.

Fortnum & Mason’s Globetrotter Hamper is great if you want a little of everything for your day in the park. The UK-based luxury food provisions store has been around since 1707, making them the preeminent authority in all things picnic related. This basket—known in the UK as a hamper—is filled with a mix of goodies from around the world.

No picnic is complete without a soft blanket on which to sit. Brahms Mount’s Bailey Cotton/Linen Day Blanket is soft enough to sleep on, but durable enough to withstand even the hardest ground. Brahms Mount also weaves all their blankets in Maine, so you can feel good about buying American made.

Petal picking isn’t just for figuring out your romantic fate. These one-of-a-kind platters from terrain are made by pressing individual sets of petals into soft clay before firing them in the kiln. The flowers burn away during that process and leave behind unique impressions.

When you think of picnics, the first thing that comes to mind is the classic checked pattern. Hudson Grace’s Paris Check Napkin take that idea and elevate it with simple linen luxury. They’re handmade in Europe and at $16, they’re a steal.

Fresh from Australia, these umbrellas are the special touch your outdoor excursion needs. The classic stripped print and adorable fringe on Business & Pleasure Co.’s Pink Stripe Beach Umbrella lend old world charm.

The only way to tie the entire picnic look together is with one of Pamela Munson’s bags. Paige’s Crossbody is effortlessly sophisticated. You’ll definitely want to bring it along to complete your picnic chic look.