KD Finds: Picnic with Panache

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This week's KD Finds is inspired by one of our favorite lazy day activities - picknicking! Here, we share our five stylish picnic essentials.

Kate Spade Pack A Picnic Picnic Basket

Wicker baskets can be unwieldy and allow sand and pests to get inside, so we're in awe of this cheeky vinyl version from Kate Spade. It's roomy enough to fit all your finds from the farmer's market, and the leather trim and golden zipper hardware allow you to stow snacks in style.

$268; katespade.com

MADHOUSE Twig Cutlery Collection

We love the unexpected details and casual elegance found in designer Michael Aram's new line of affordable tableware called MADHOUSE. Aram is known for bringing the natural world into his design of tabletop and serving pieces, and these twig-shaped plastic utensils would fit right in an outdoor setting.

$6 for set of 12 pieces; madhousecollection.com

Williams-Sonoma Chalkboard Canning Jar Caddy

Bring your homemade pickles and preserves to your next outdoor outing in this beautiful reclaimed-redwood caddy. We love how you can personalize it with fun messages (perfect for a picnic table centerpiece) or jot down jar contents for easy organization.

$50; williams-sonoma.com

Kuhn Rikon Watermelon Knife Colori

We tested this knife on a watermelon and were impressed with how little effort it took to cut through rinds. The stainless steel blade is serrated and has a non-stick coating, allowing it to easily cut and release fruit. It comes with a sheath for safe storage in your picnic basket or kitchen drawer.

$25; amazon.com

Anorak "Kissing Seagulls" Picnic Blanket

Stand out from the sea of stripes, solids and plaid with this colorful print picnic blanket. It's lightweight and waterproof backed, and the handy strap carrier makes it easy to transport.

For a limited time, use the promotional code KDFINDS at checkout to get 10% off all Anorak picnic blankets at Artsy Modern. Promotion ends 6/12/13.

$58; artsymodern.com

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This week's KD Finds pays homage to one of our favorite lazy day activities - picnicking! With the warm weather upon us, we think there are few pleasures better than spending a day lounging and dining al fresco.

Wherever you choose to make your getaway - at the park, by the pool, on a sandy beach or in your backyard - a blanket buffet can be a relaxing escape from the everyday. And with International Picnic Day coming up on June 18th, there's no better excuse to celebrate this much-loved summer excursion. Pack your favorite eats, grab some friends and head toward your favorite spot - and with our picnic essentials in tow, you'll be sure to host in style.

Check out our slideshow above to discover our five picks to picnic with panache, plus find out how you can snag the Anorak picnic blanket at a discount!

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