The Ultimate Picnic Basket Essentials

If you were popping out for an alfresco lunch today what are would be your picnic basket essentials? We spotted our handy pocket knife from Forge de Laguiole in the latest GQ issue as part of their Ultimate Picnic Basket feature which got us to thinking what we would have in ours.


  GQ magazine’s August issue is spot on with this pick, a pocket knife with corkscrew is a practical picnic must have. Handmade from start to finish by a single artisan this pocketknife features a carbon steel blade and combining durability, rust resistance and ease of sharpening.


A modern take on the traditional picnic basket the Fatboy knapsack is a brilliantly innovative design combining a blanker to sit on and a bag to carry all of you essentials. Whether you end up in a park, beach or a stylish curb walk, your table is set in no time.

 Don’t pack your best china as broken crockery is not going to make a perfect picnic. Choose stylish melamine tableware instead like this fabulous kissing stags plate form Anorak, matching beakers are also available.


Make your picnic that little bit special with some fine champagne, pack these LSA International Malika Grand champagne flutes to enjoy your fizz in style. They are decorated with a hand-applied spiral which is then hand-painted platinum to further reflect the light.

Add a battery pack to the stunning Ruark Audio R1 radio and you can take it out and about and enjoy music with your delectable picnic treats. Brighten up the setting with the limited edition R1 in a finish of Yellow (Pantone 109) high gloss lacquer.

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