The Perfect Patio
The earthenware garden stool from Crate and Barrel does double duty as a drinks table or accent piece. The simple silhouette goes with everything, and the imperfections in the glaze of this handcrafted cylinder give it character. $179, crateandbarrel.com.
Spice Things Up
The globally inspired spices (BLND) and spreads (SPRD) from Kitchen Crafted have dropped everything artificial—including the “e” and the “a” from their names. These non-GMO, gluten-free, kosher-certified flavors include eight signature herbs and spices that evoke the flavors of the world. From $5, kitchencrafted.com.
Tables That Are Tops
Unbreakable tableware has come a long way, and Danish-designed melamine dishes from Rice make for impressive and whimsical table settings (with no concern about breakage). Prints include flowers, fruit, solids, and stripes. prices vary, ricebyrice.us.
The iconic look of the chairs and benches created for the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris comes through in this charming dessert trolley from Fermob. In a spicy color fittingly called “Chili,” this cute cart is also ideal for drinks or gardening supplies. fermobusa.com.
Colorado-based Ah-So Wines are estate-grown and -canned in Navarra, Spain, following traditional viticulture methods and embracing organic and sustainable production. The result is a lineup of wines—red, white, rose, and a new sparkler—that are perfect for a picnic or hike. At Patriots Liquor, ahsowines.com.
Take your burger game to the next level with fresh pretzel buns that have just the right amount of crisp on the outside and brioche-like softness on the inside—all shipped right to your door. Eastern Standard Provisions’ new gift box includes four burger-size pretzel buns, 12 slider-size pretzel buns, one chili-lime salt pack, and one medium-grain pretzel salt pack. $35, esprovisions.com.
In the Fold
High-quality paper napkins with sophisticated designs are a welcome addition to any table. Hudsonest curates its richly colored designs carefully, producing limited-edition patterns in three sizes (cocktail, guest towel, dinner), and delivering them direct to your home once or on a subscription basis, so you never run out. $10–$15, hudsonest.com.
Linger over dessert or a drink at the Lollygagger picnic table from Loll Designs. Its straightforward functionality and modern look is crafted from recycled plastic to hold up in all types of weather. $945, lolldesigns.com.
Three-year-old Longmont distillery Abbott & Wallace (formerly Longtucky Spirits) is combining its award-winning spirits in four tasty cocktails, handily canned and ready to be popped open on demand. The Steamboat Spritz, an all-Colorado variation of the classic Amaro Spritz, includes the distillery’s own Amaro Arancia and joins the Longtucky Julep, Gina Tonic, and the vacation-in-a-can Caribbean Queen rum cocktail. $17–$26/4-pack, at local liquor stores, longtuckyspirits.com.
A lovely garden stool (or side table) from Arhaus is a hand-thrown and -painted ceramic piece, whose rough and rustic finish features a many-layered glaze for an artful look. $499, arhaus.com.
This five-piece set, from Stori Modern’s Journal collection, echoes the breezy style of sidewalk cafes. The powder-coated iron looks light as air, but features a heft that will last throughout the season. $1,799, storimodern.com.