Spring is here, and that means picnics! I rarely pack a full picnic, but I am VERY fond of packing snacks, drinks, and a blanket and calling it a picnic.
A long time ago, when we were dating, my husband took me on a date to a Shakespeare in the Park thing and I packed a picnic dinner for us. At the time, I couldn't imagine taking the picnic in something as ugly as a COOLER, so I bought a special picnic basket, just for that evening. We still use it and, seriously? It fancies up any playground we visit. I LOVE ME SOME PICNICS.
Here are some of my favorite picnic baskets this season.
Isn't this CUTE? It looks like it weighs too much and might be awkward to carry a long distance but...it's cute, right?! Very Mad Men. (Also comes in yellow!)
Rattan Picnic Basket for Two, $80
Oh, my stars, this is a spendy picnic basket. But, it comes with all the goodies pictured: two ceramic plates, two wine glasses, two sets of 3 piece flatware (fork, knife & spoon) and one wine bottle opener.
I bought these for all the women in my family for Christmas and, let me tell you, I was pretty jealous I didn't buy one for ME. These things are really cool. You can buy a cover and CALL it a picnic basket, but it's really so multi-purpose it more than justifies the price tag.
I don't know many people that want to spend NINETY DOLLARS on a picnic pasket (seriously?!) but I like that this one is tall enough for a bottle of wine. If you don't finish a bottle (HA HA HA) you can cork it and know that it'll stay safe in here, because it has room for two in a smallish compartment.
Or, you can just drink all the wine you bring and save your money for...more wine.