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6 Summertime Designs Perfect for a Park Picnic

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All the good-looking gear you’ll need for a fantastic outdoor feast

Lotus Grill - park picnic gear

1 GET GRILLING
Weighing less than four kilograms, this portable, smokeless charcoal Lotus cooker is great for grilling on the go. Save yourself from a possible fine by calling 416 392 8188 to book a permit for use in city parks. $295, at IQ Living, 542 Danforth Ave

Bike Crate by luvelo - park picnic gear

2 TRUNK SPACE
Pack a full four-course feast into Toronto-based Luvelo’s lightweight aluminum bicycle crate. Available in black, grey or red, the basket is punched with small holes to facilitate drainage. $70, at Curbside Cycle, 412 Bloor St W

Victorinox Swiss Army

3 SWISS CHARMER
This nautical-inspired edition of Victorinox’s classic Swiss Army knife depicts a sailboat leaving the harbour to begin an adventure at sea. Tools include scissors, tweezers and even a toothpick. $30, at Victorinox Swiss Army, 95 Bloor St W

Cutler and Gross shades sunglasses

4 STELLAR SHADES
These cheery orange Cutler and Gross shades are as energizing as a glass of fresh OJ. Handmade from Italian acetate, they feature UV400 protection to shield your eyes from even the sneakiest sunrays. $500, at Cutler and Gross, 758 Queen St W

FollowMe Lamp by Marset

5 NIGHT LIGHT
Rechargeable via a USB port, Marset’s compact white polycarbonate FollowMe lamp includes an oak handle for easy carrying on stargazing treks. A dimmer switch controls the LED’s intensity. $365, at Lightform, 267 Niagara St

Market Bag by Herschel - park picnic gear

6 TOTES AWESOME
Herschel’s 11-litre Market bag accommodates everything from baguettes to picnic blankets. The purple foliage pattern and leather detailing make it a stylish standout on any summer nature hike. $60, at herschelsupply.ca

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