A weeklong series on the art of entertaining, for women who are too busy for Pinterest.
Rabbit Wine Trek Portable Bottle Cooler
Made by the same company who brought you the acclaimed Rabbit Lever Corkscrew, this portable wine cooler needs just 30 minutes in the freezer to keep your Champagne cool for hours. Comes with a handy strap if you want to carry your chilled wine wristlet-style, and the silvery packaging adds a space-age vibe to the picnic.
Buy it: $35 at Amazon
Corkatoo Double-Hinged Corkscrew
Outdoor drinking calls for an outdoorsy bottle opener; we recommend this tropical “corkatoo.” (If this has a little too much “personality” for your taste, here are some more straightforward options.)
Buy it: $20 at Amazon
Pointer Wine Glass
Even shatterproof wine glasses can’t withstand a sudden gust of wind — but the Pointer glass (which launched via Kickstarter last summer) has you covered. Designed with sudden climatic changes in mind, this glass boasts a stainless-steel pick as the stem, which you can drive into the ground wherever you spread out. Never worry about spilling in the grass again.
Buy it: $34 on Etsy
Custom Marimekko Picnic Blanket
Every picnic needs a blanket, and these custom ones made from deadstock Marimekko textiles are perfect to pass out on as the drunken picnic winds down. For something softer, try Scents & Feel’s Brown Chevron Extra Soft Throw, which also works well as a top blanket if it gets chilly. Complete your new outdoor bed with an outdoor pillow — we like L.L. Bean’s striped Casco Bay Pillow.
Buy it: $200 on Etsy; $51 at Totokaelo; $36 at L.L. Bean