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Warm evenings, no school, and farmer's markets overflowing with in-seasons fruits and veggies makes summer the perfect time for a picnic. Throw together a simple salad, some leftover chicken and an ice-cold rosé to go with some of our favorite picnic accessories. I'm sharing our favorite gear to help you execute and plan your perfect summer picnic.

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Best Picnic Gear

The Perfect Cheese Board

I love how this Bamboo Cheese Board Set (note: this is an Amazon Affiliate link) is both practical and pretty and seriously ups your picnic game. But it's also easy to stash in a basket or tote. Genius.

The Perfect Cheese Board

The Perfect Picnic Basket

This Huntsman Basket for 4 w/ Accessories (note: this is an Amazon Affiliate link) has everything you could need for a civilized meal outdoors. Each basket includes four 8” ceramic plates, four wine glasses, stainless steel flatware, napkins, a food cooler, an insulated wine pouch, a hardwood cutting board, spill-proof salt and pepper shakers, a wood-handled cheese knife, and a stainless steel waiter’s corkscrew. Not to mention it's packaged in an adorable, easy-to-carry basket.

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A Wine Cooler with Benefits

Or keep your picnic simple with the Wine and Cheese Cooler (note: this is an Amazon Affiliate link) which has an insulated interior to keep your Brie and bubbly chilled as well as acrylic glasses, napkins, a corkscrew, bottle stopper, cheese knife, and a hardwood cutting board.

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Our Favorite Picnic Blanket

I like to picnic on the ground where I can lay back and savor my wine or even grab a mid-afternoon nap if the mood strikes me which is why this Waterproof Picnic Blanket (note: this is an Amazon Affiliate link) is a perfect fit. With a waterproof underside, this blanket is large enough for the whole family (60" x 80") but folds up, with an adjustable strap, the lightweight feature of this blanket makes it easy to be rolled up in a portable size.

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Portable Picnic Table

If you're a little squeamish about your prosciutto being so close to nature, you may prefer this Portable Picnic Table (note: this is an Amazon Affiliate link). Pull the suitcase-looking contraption out of its carry case and - voila! - a tabletop and four seats to keep your summer dress off the grass and the ants out of your antipasto.

Portable Picnic Table

Portable Grill

Chicken kebabs. A shrimp appetizer. Goat-cheese stuffed baby bell peppers. (Is your mouth watering yet?) This modern, foldable, Portable Grill (note: this is an Amazon Affiliate link) make all your hot food dreams come true - at the park under the evening sun. The lightweight steel design includes cool to touch handles that make the Cube easy to transport

Portable Grill

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