6 Must-Haves for a Perfect Spring Picnic

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Elevate any picnic experience with this portable wine table by Mark & Graham. Perfect for situations when those plastic wine glasses just won’t do. Available at www.markandgraham.com, $129



cover a poetry book with illustrationNo picnic is complete without a good read and at the top of our list is The Shift: Poetry for a New Perspective by Melody Godfred. The illustrations are whimsical and the feel-good vibes are contagious. Available at Book Passage (51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera), $16.99


three small wheels of Cowgirl Creamery cheese

If you love the flavors of late spring (and who doesn’t?) add Cowgirl Creamery’s Pierce Point to your shopping list. The edible flowers will add a touch of fun that every picnic needs. Named for a ranch in Point Reyes, it is decidedly local — and delicious. Available at Good Earth (201 Flamingo Road, Mill Valley), $18


bottle of Goldeneye sparkling wine

Alfresco spreads call for bubbles, and this 2019 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine will work beautifully. The layers of strawberry, white peach, yeasty brioche and candied lemon peel pair perfectly with sunshine and good company. Available at www.goldeneyewinery.com, $70

orange oversize beach blanket with sun design

Add a little color to an outdoor gathering with Slowtide’s Sol oversize beach blanket. And when you aren’t frolicking outdoors, it can be used as a colorful throw around the house. Available at Nordstrom (Village at Corte Madera) or www.slowtide.co, $69



puffy Baggu picnic cooler bag with cherry print

Whether you are meeting friends in the park or taking provisions to the beach, you can’t go wrong with the Baggu Puffy Cooler Bag. It’s made from post-consumer recycled material, so it’s a purchase you can feel extra good about. Available at MoMA Design Store (151 Third Street, San Francisco), $58