Plastic Forks? Yuck!
Just because you're sitting on the ground doesn't mean you can't dine in style. You simply need to bring the right gear.
- Blanket One side is a soft faux suede; the other, waterproof plastic. Made by Picnic at Ascot. 800/305-1271, wickerandwine.com, $37
- Basket Reisenthel's European market tote bag has a lightweight aluminum frame and folds flat. 800/243-0852, surlatable.com, $30
- Wine Tote One of the latest designs from Built NY. Thick neoprene protects and insulates the bottles. builtny.com, $19, no phone orders
- Chiller Not only can Vacu Vin's Rapid Ice Instant Wine Coolers chill bottles in minutes, they can also keep them cold for up to three hours. 800/356-8466, wineenthusiast.com, $12
- Cutting Board Crate and Barrel's polypropylene mats are sold in sets of four. 800/967-6696, crateandbarrel.com, $13
- Knife Opinel's folding knife has a hardwood handle and a steel blade that locks into place with a safety ring. 800/338-6799, knifecenter.com, $13
- Glasses The plastic stems unscrew and snap into the bowl. By GSI Outdoors. 888/226-7667, campmor.com, $5
- Tableware Orikaso's origami-inspired plates and bowls fold flat when not in use. 888/463-6367, ems.com, from $6
- Corkscrew Designed by Alessandro Mendini for Alessi, the Parrot is also available in green and black. 212/849-8355, cooperhewittshop.org, $49
Note: This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.