Hot Shop: The Pacific Basket Co.

For the YP couple, nothing says summer romance more than a picnic. Let’s face it, though, sometimes the thought of neatly packing a picnic, remembering all the plates, utensils and condiments and dealing with the ensuing mess can be way more of a pain than the lovely memory it produces. Imagine how much more enticing the idea of a picnic would be full-service, designer-style, where mobile outdoor dining does not have to mean sacrifice. Luckily, we recently discovered West Coast gem The Pacific Basket Co., and a few clicks made shopping for wedding season simple thanks to their stunning picnic baskets. Our pick was the Canterbury Picnic Basket, which offers the ultimate picnic experience for two. Absolutely adorable and unobtrusive, this traditional English basket has full willow construction, deep royal blue accents and plush corduroy interior, allowing for an elegant and refined picnic experience that accounts for all of our YP tastes, like wine and cheese, and even includes a blanket. If this doesn’t make the perfect wedding gift, we don’t know what does. 

The Canterbury features:
Corduroy Cooler Bag, 1 Fully Insulated Corduroy Wine Duffel, 1 Fleece Blanket, 2 Food Containers, Stainless Steel Salt and Pepper Shakers, 2 Porcelain Plates,
2 Sets of Stainless Steel Utensils, 1 Hardwood Cutting Board, 1 Cheese Knife with Wood Handle, 1 Stainless Steel Corkscrew,
2 Cotton Napkins (14 x 14 in.) 
1 Stainless Steel Vacuum Flask. 

If your picnic involves more people, The Windsor Picnic Basket offers all of the features of the Canterbury but is built for four. The Canterbury retails for $229.95 and the Windsor retails for $349.95. The Pacific Basket Co offers an easy-to-navigate website and ships across the country.