It’s picnic season, and we can’t get enough of it! We previously reported on some of the best essential ingredients for a marvelous outdoor meal in a park, garden or beach. But now there are some new ones, so we’re doubling down on the luxury picnic theme. Here are 5 additional new luxury essentials for chic outdoor picnic dining in the summer of 2022, including a blanket, basket, a new canned cocktail and the perfect new romantic sunset location.
New Luxury Picnic Foods and Other Essentials for summer 2022
1. Best new 2022 picnic cookbook: The Art of Picnics: Seasonal Outdoor Entertaining.
The newly published book The Art of Picnics encourages all of us to take a break from a fast-paced life to pick up a picnic basket, and reconnect with nature. It covers every element needed for a great picnic: décor ideas; flowers; wine; and artisanal breads. Plus recipes for sandwiches, grazing boards and more.
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2. Best new 2022 luxury picnic basket: vintage Hermès Picnic Set.
Moda Operandi has a new spring collab with luxury handbag resale site ReBag. And the star of the limited edition offerings is a pre-owned vintage Hermes picnic basket!
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3. Best new 2022 picnic blanket: Sand Cloud.
Sand Cloud first came into public view on Shark Tank. And ever since, it’s been a social media darling. New for 2022? The brand just debuted its largest beach (and picnic and party) towel ever. Made of 100 percent Turkish Organic Cotton, the new Party Blanket collection features four-layer gauze jacquard weaves for ultra-soft comfort. And fun, pretty prints to get everyone into a party vibe.
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4. Best new 2022 canned cocktail to try:
Canned cocktails are all the rage again this summer. And the quality level in 2022 is higher than ever. New York’s Dante is ranked the world’s second-best bar. The bar worked with the canned cocktail brand F!ve Drinks Co. to bring its Americano to market just in time for picnic season. This new aperitif cocktail is a refreshing blend of Mancino Vermouth, Italian Bitters and Soda. With balanced notes of orange blossom, rhubarb and vanilla bound by bright, bittersweet citrus.
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5. Best new 2022 picnic spot in New York: Little Island@Pier 55
Of course the most essential element of a marvelous romantic picnic (other than your dining companion) is the location. And if you’re in New York this summer, there’s a new charming space for the perfect picnic – especially at sunset. Little Island is open!
Media mogul Barry Diller led the effort to fund the $260 million, 2.4-acre public space, located near 13th Street in Hudson River Park. The views are astounding by day – and as the sun sets, this may be the best place in all of Manhattan to watch it. Timed tickets are required after 12 noon, so plan ahead. The park closes at 1:00A.
New Picnic Foods and other Essentials summer 2022
Hot off the presses, those are 5 new-for-2022 ideas for how to have the perfect picnic this summer. New luxury essentials to try, including a new cookbook, a big blanket, a vintage basket, a tasty canned cocktail and romantic location for picnic adventures in the summer of 2022. Have fun and stay safe out there, dear reader!
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