The most stylish and functional picnic bags to buy now ahead of lockdown lifting
Back in normal times (i.e. pre-Covid; pre a year of being in lockdown for longer than we’ve been out of it), a picnic was the kind of activity reserved for the long, endless sunny days at the height of summer. But with restrictions only allowing for outdoor meet-ups (in England, you are currently allowed to meet with one other person and from March 29, five people from outside your household) and the need to socially distance as much as possible, picnics are now fair game, no matter the temperatures.
In the absence of dinner parties and meeting friends at the pub, a lazy picnic in the park is a pretty great substitute. As well ensuring you have a bottle of rosé from your wine subscription, more snacks than you could realistically eat, and the perfect people watching spot, it’s worth investing in some al fresco dining basics to make your meal on the ground more enjoyable. A stylish picnic blanket is a must, and there are some great picnic accessories to elevate your day out. But we can’t recommend investing in an *actual* picnic bag enough. Because there’s nothing worse than your Sainsbury packet spilling all your contents mid-way to the park when you’ve tried to add *just one more bottle* of fizz to your load.
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