At Gardenista, we believe that a bicycle ride to a picnic is the essence of late spring. Here, we’ve demystified the perfect picnic, styled and photographed (except where noted) by Nikole Herriott, the creative force behind the shop and blog Herriott Grace. To read the full story, visit Gardenista.
Above: Buttery crackers, flor de sal, and fresh English peas scatter across table linens.
Above: An antique picnic table sets the tone for an afternoon meal on a vintage tin plates. For a simple picnic table, the Red Cedar Cross-Legged Picnic Tables, ranging in size from 4 to 10 feet long, are available from All Picnic Tables. Prices start at $479 for the 4-foot-long size; Cross-Legged Benches are available starting at $159 for the 4-foot-long size. Photography by Michael Graydon, styling by Nikole Herriott.
Above: Freshly-picked blackberries are gathered in a basket. Photograph via Caroline Gomez.
Above: Sandwiches and sparkling water to-go.
Above: The Peterboro Basket Company, located in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, teamed with Heath to create the Large Natural Picnic Basket; $72 at Heath Ceramics.
Above: The White Mixing Bowl from Emile Henry is made in France of ceramic stoneware; prices range from $19.95 to $49.95 from Sur la Table.
Above: For bring dishes to and from the picnic affair, the Steel Tiffin Lunch Box Set includes the full three stacks of containers for $85 from Design Within Reach.
The perfect picnic transportation, Public Bike’s Public M8 Eight-Speed City Bike model in powder blue is $995.
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