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Summer Meals To Go
By Alex Sanidad
Whether you're taking in a concert in the park or dining in your backyard, these chic, reusable pieces will encourage you to break the paper-plate habit. "In my summer fantasy, I have all of these items ready to go for impromptu meals on the beach," says Living lifestyle editor Jessica Romm. "They're easy to wash and store, and they'll last season after season." In fact, we're guessing you'll find yourself reaching for them even after summer is a distant memory.
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Lotus Flower Plate
Vibrant-floral tin dinnerware is a polished alternative to paper.
$45 for 4, mottahedeh.com.
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Made from vintage Swedish linen tea towels, this pouch keeps bread fresh.
By Plenty, $22, huset-shop.com.
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This washable, sturdy picnic blanket features large pockets and cushions to shield you from bumpy ground.
By Rusty Mill, $150, from Olaf's Men's Vintage, 347-457-5796.
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Japanese Picnic Knife
Thanks to its water-resistant wooden handle and stainless steel blade, this knife is ideal for cutting summer fruits.
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This roomy straw basket fits comfortably on your back for bike rides to the beach.
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This sleek insulated pitcher is a designer take on the lunchtime Thermos bottle.
By Normann Copenhagen, $90, themodernshop.ca.
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Get the illusion of ombre stemware without worrying about breakage.
$3 each, crateandbarrel.com.
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Duo Serving Set
This serving set, made from stainless steel and lightweight acrylic, adds a hit of color to the classic blue-and-white picnic scheme.
By Sabre, $114, gracioushome.com.
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Enamel Lunch Box
With a tight seal that prevents spills, this enamel lunch box also doubles as a serving bowl.
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