The stylish picnic

With the weather well and truly warming up, now is the time to start curating the perfect collection of outdoor essentials so you can dine alfresco in style.

It may take time to curate, however once complete, the perfect collection of outdoor dining essentials is something you will keep and use forever. Prioritise the purchase of recycled and sustainable materials where possible, and invest in a premium quality basket - it's the piece that will take on the most taxing role through constant transportation and exposure to the elements.


Linen makes for a beautiful blanket when picnicing - we cheat and buy large tablecloths or throws as they are sizeable enough to cover sufficient ground. When you need to provide a larger area for more people or food, layering various throws in an array of complimentray colours and textures can create a luxurious, bohemian aesthetic. If the grass is still damp, a simple tarpaulin from your local hardware store can be hidden underneath to protect from the moisture.


Children's stores are a surprising yet practical place to find unbreakable dining pieces - designed to survive even the most enthusiastic of toddlers, they make for sturdy, ubreakable items that can survive the great outdoors. We love Liewood for their minimal designs in beautiful, modern colour palettes.


Picnic basket, $198, from The Beach People.

Get the look ...

French linen throw in Oatmeal, $220 for king size, from Bed Threads.

Resin Stone Servers in Pink Guava, $125, from Dinosaur Designs.

Cape Salad Bowl in Snow, $49.95, from Country Road.

Main image via The Beach People.

Byron Wine Glass in Rose, $12.95, from Country Road.

Patrick Bamboo Plate inRose Multi Mix, $38 for set of six, from Liewood.

Soft cheese knife, $49, from Turner and Turner.

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