What Turns Free Into Chic? Wine & Cheese Will Travel
Flipping through our organizer and feeling the heat rising is spelling the major need for a picnic basket devoted to wine and cheese. Sure you can tote a huge basket spread to the park but when it comes to all those outdoor concerts coming up, space can be tight. That's when you just need the essentials like a couple of sumptuous bottles of decent wine and a wheel or two of cheese (we love the new Celebrity International cheeses such as their incredible Cinnamon & Cranberry chevre). Add in a few grapes and a cracker or two and you're set to take in the sounds in style.
Our favorite wine & cheese basket picks are from the creative Picnic Time who has created numerous versions to fit your style. The Vino Wine & Cheese, $59., for instance plays on the traditional Italian woven style which is sure to become a family heirloom. Our other picks, such as the Malibu Riviera, $69., take the backpacker trend up a notch with cooling compartments and a swank retro vibe. Cue Sophia Loren! All of these sets also make a unique hostess and housewarming gift few would want to refuse this summer.
Clockwise: The Picnic Time® Vino Wine & Cheese Basket, Malibu - Botanica, Duet - Botanica.
For anyone wanting to go a bit more eco keep a watchful eye out while antiquing like we did where many a vintage basket has been cast off. Add a few colorful cloth napkins, plastic wine flutes and an ice pack or two and you're all set to haul this on your bikes book rack. If this isn't a way to mask a frugal date, I'm not sure what will.
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