ISSUE 29  |  A La Plage

Picnic Basket as Backpack

July 17, 2012 5:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

If you can carry everyone's lunch to the beach in a backpack, that leaves everyone's hands hands free to tote the other essentials (paperback thrillers, sun block, coolers of icy drinks, floppy straw hats, etc.):

Above: A Market & Fruit Picking Pack, made of lightweight rattan, has a leather handle and cotton shoulder straps. It's $104 from Kaufmann Mercantile.

Above: The cotton straps are adjustable, allowing you to distribute the weight of the basket comfortably on your back.

Above: The hard sides will keep food from getting smashed of flattened; the bottom of the basket is reinforced with an ash wood runner. (N.B.: Looking for a place to picnic? See 468 images of Gardens in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.)