Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to spend some time outside, soaking up the sunshine – and what better way to do it than with a picnic? Before you head out into the great outdoors, fill up your basket with these portable picnic essentials from local stores.
Parisian picnic basket, $110 at Red Barn Mercantile, 1117 King St., Alexandria, redbarnmercantile.com
Recycled wool waterproof picnic blanket, $215 at Red Barn Mercantile
Reusable bamboo cutlery set, $11 at Virginia Mercantile, 12644 Chapel Rd., Ste. F, Clifton, vamercantile.com
Snack bags in designer fabrics, $10–$20 at Trace: The Zero Waste Store, 140 Church St. NW, Vienna, tracezerowaste.com
Divided white outdoor melamine plate, $6.95 at Crate & Barrel, multiple area locations, crateandbarrel.com
Reusable vegan wax wraps, variety pack for $19 at Mason & Greens, 913 King St., Alexandria, masonandgreens.com
This story originally ran in Northern Virginia Magazine’s April issue. For more stories like this, subscribe to our monthly magazine.