Picnic season is here, and we couldn’t be happier about it. If you’re looking to throw down a blanket and enjoy a homemade meal under the shining sun, make sure to pack the essentials for the perfect alfresco experience.
This spring, it’s out with the classic, boxy basket and in with the French market basket. $60 at Crème de la Crème, 23 E. Washington St., Middleburg, shopcremedelacreme.com
A Cut Above
This compact cheese board is the perfect accessory when taking your love of charcuterie to the great outdoors. $45–$69 at Uncommon Goods, uncommongoods.com
Up the ante at your next outdoor soirée by picking up a bottle of bubbly and a handy chiller. $85 at Boxwood, 128 S. Royal St., Alexandria, boxwoodoldtown.com
Is it truly a picnic if you don’t have an Instagram-worthy blanket to sit on? $245 at Boxwood
You’re My Lobster
Spice up your favorite sub with these cute crustaceans. $30 at Red Barn Mercantile, redbarnmercantile.com