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Picnic Essentials for this Bank Holiday Weekend

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

May is the Bank Holiday month with one at the beginning and the end.  There are often numerous fairs and festivals for us to fill our additional day, that's if you're not working of course.  The team at Eat Sleep Live are praying for nice weather, we enjoy a picnic with friends and family and a certain amount of sun is essential.  Apart from all the accessories there are two main picnic essentials that we think you need, something to take your picnic in and something to sit on. The traditional picnic basket is very much back on trend and there are some fantastic ones available.  If a romantic weekend for two is on the cards, then there is only one picnic basket for you.  This truly scrumptious wicker basket is ready to go, it will certain impress.  No planning or shopping as it's filled with a wonderful selection of treats such as fabulous waxed cheese, oatcakes and a bottle of fresh and crisp Sauvignon Blanc! [caption id="attachment_5307" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Picnic For Two, £59.99 Picnic For Two, £59.99[/caption] Should we be able to rejoice in the glory of a heat wave, don't worry about your food in the soaring temperatures as this hamper has a zipped chilled compartment.  In  whimsical shade of antique grey it is hand-woven from willow, there is nothing better for a sampling the wild beautiful of our countryside. [caption id="attachment_5305" align="aligncenter" width="552"]Two Person Chiller Hamper, Cotswold Trading £49.00 Two Person Chiller Hamper, Cotswold Trading £49.00[/caption] Sometimes you don't just want to indulge in a some of your picnic favourites, you want to relax and enjoy a nice bottle of wine.  This luxury woven basket made from banana leaf, will ensure that your bottle travels safely. [caption id="attachment_5311" align="aligncenter" width="510"]Picnic Basket For Two, Oliver Bonas £56.00 Picnic Basket For Two, Oliver Bonas £56.00[/caption] One bottle not enough?  Oh don't worry,  this stylish hamper can carry two. [caption id="attachment_5304" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Two Person Barrel Picnic Hamper, Cotswold Trading £73.00 Two Person Barrel Picnic Hamper, Cotswold Trading £73.00[/caption] The ideal picnic will include another essential, the picnic blanket.  Whether it has a waterproof base, is easy to transport or is a little piece of luxury, picnic rugs are both stylish and practical.  This blanket combines many of these traits, with its waterproof back it also rolls us into carry handles. [caption id="attachment_5303" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Kissing Rabbits Picnic Blanket, Annabel James £35.95 Kissing Rabbits Picnic Blanket, Annabel James £35.95[/caption] Picnics are a fun and and cheap way to bring family and friends together, if your worried how to keep the children entertained, this picnic blanket will help not just once but many times to come.  The blanket is complete washable and comes with a set of washable fabric pens. The blanket features an array of quirky characters and endearing illustrations by designer Kate Edmunds for kids to colour-in, including towering cakes, fantastical fruit, the odd bucket and spade and plenty of pesky insects. [caption id="attachment_5306" align="aligncenter" width="478"]Colour-in Picnic Blanket, Eggnogg £44.99 Colour-in Picnic Blanket, Eggnogg £44.99[/caption] This is a fun and clever picnic blanket, not only is it waterproof but also includes a tray to put your bottle and glasses on, and folds into a handy pouch. [caption id="attachment_5314" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Hexagon Picnic Blanket, Poshprezzies Limited £29.00 Hexagon Picnic Blanket, Poshprezzies Limited £29.00[/caption] Time for a touch of luxurious comfort with the Saldanha Picnic Blanket.  Displaying a contrasting geometric net motif, this screen-printed design is a fresh, unique look which makes this 'the' picnic blanket of the season. [caption id="attachment_5313" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Saldanha Picnic Blanket, Urbanara £65.00 Saldanha Picnic Blanket, Urbanara £65.00[/caption] If we get a typical British Bank Holiday that maybe on the colder side, don't worry as you can wrap yourself up in this gorgeous, snuggly throw. [caption id="attachment_5308" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Land Mohair Throw, iapetus £99.00 Land Mohair Throw, iapetus £99.00[/caption] If you need something a little stronger, we couldn't resit in sharing this stunning Rendezvous Hip Flask.  It's vintage style and eye-catching design make it perfect for your favourite tipple. [caption id="attachment_5310" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Rendezvous Hip Flask, MOLLIE & FRED £14.99 Rendezvous Hip Flask, MOLLIE & FRED £14.99[/caption]  

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