A Tisket, A Tasket
You've got the spot, now you need the gear. The Tuscany from Picnic Time, shown here (888/742-6429 for retailers; www.picnictime.com; $116), holds wineglasses, cutting board, cheese knife, plates, and cutlery for two.
Keep your food warm and your drinks cold with the insulated and rollable go-anywhere Picnic Portmanteau from Hammacher Schlemmer (800/543-3366; www.hammacher.com; $150), which can carry a full meal for four.
Want a bargain without sacrificing style?Try the Bed Bath & Beyond (800/462-3966; www.bedbathandbeyond.com; $30) wicker-and-gingham plastic-ware set.