Cool Hunter: Picnic Essentials

Cool Hunter: Picnic Essentials Hold the fork! Don’t leave for the park without these items. by Kim Collins-Lauber Photography by Peter Markiw Pack breads in Credo Bags baguette sacks, made with pure cotton muslin. Each is $9.95 at Carbon Environmental Boutique. (10184 104 St., 780-498-1900) Available in several styles at…

Cool Hunter: Picnic Essentials

Hold the fork! Don’t leave for the park without these items.

Photography by Peter Markiw

Pack breads in Credo Bags baguette sacks, made with pure cotton muslin. Each is $9.95 at Carbon Environmental Boutique. (10184 104 St., 780-498-1900)


Available in several styles at Notables Stationers, one-size-fits-all Freaker Koozies ($11.50 each) promise to keep your libations cool, stylistically and otherwise. (12543 102 Ave., 780-488-4625) 


The green throw by cobistyle ($60) and pillow by Rosemary & Time ($82.50) are available at Beautiful Home & Gift Inc. (The Enjoy Centre, 101 Riel Dr., St. Albert, 780-651-7372) 


To-Go Ware says its bamboo utensil sets ($16.95 each) will help you “reduce your forkprint.” It’s available at Carbon Environmental Boutique. (10184 104 St., 780-498-1900) 


Shade yourself with Indaba Trading’s paper parasol. It’s $20 at Zocalo Gallery Inc. (10826 95 St., 780-428-0754)


In Picnics, authors Hilary and Alex Heminway and photographer Audrey Hall make picnicking an art, with various themes for your outdoor meals and gorgeous photos to inspire you. It’s available at Chapters for $21.95. (10504 82 Ave., 780-435-1290, and several other locations) 


Tradition is trendy. Now Designs’ red-check tablecloth is $35 at Zocalo Gallery Inc. (10826 95 St., 780-428-0754) 


Portable backup batteries by Triple C Designs Power Mate Plus ensures that iPhone users avoid any picnic malfunctions. Each is $36 at Beautiful Home & Gift Inc. (The Enjoy Centre, 101 Riel Dr., St. Albert, 780-651-7372) 


Who would bring glass spoons ($2 each) and plates ($3) to a picnic? You would, because they come in such fun colours. Find them at Zocalo Gallery Inc. (10826 95 St., 780-428-0754) 


Made from lightweight stainless steel, To-Go Ware’s tiffin food carriers make toting your meals a real picnic. The carriers (starting at $28.50) and bag ($23.95) are available at Carbon Environmental Boutique. (10184 104 St., 780-498-1900) 


Pack all your alfresco fixings in the rattan-wicker Ventana picnic basket ($49.95), available at Crate and Barrel. (Southgate Centre, 50 Avenue and 111 Street, 780-436-1454) 


Solarlink radio has an LED flashlight, red emergency beacon light, backlit digital alarm clock, USB port for charging electronics and, of course, an AM/FM radio. It’s $69.95 at Crate and Barrel. (Southgate Centre, 50 Avenue and 111 Street, 780-436-1454) 


Enjoy takeout sushi with colourful cobistyle chopsticks (starting at $10.50), available at Beautiful Home & Gift Inc. (The Enjoy Centre, 101 Riel Dr., St. Albert, 780-651-7372)


Keep salads crisp with a Chill salad bowl ($19.95), available at Crate and Barrel. It has a removable ice-pack base and transport-friendly salad servers that snap into the lid. (Southgate Centre, 50 Avenue and 111 Street, 780-436-1454) 


Environmentally friendly Ecologie dinnerware from Now Designs is made from crushed bamboo and rice husks. It’s top-rack dishwasher safe and, starting at $4.95, available at Call the Kettle Black. (12523 102 Ave., 780-448-2861, and 444 Riverbend Square., 780-434-1622)   

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