Now that pubs, restaurants and shops are open again, it might feel like we're getting back to normal. But that doesn't mean you have to rush out to the nearest crowded bar. Plenty of us are still feeling a little nervous about mixing with others and that's fine; with warmer weather on the way, there's still the option of social distancing in public spaces like parks.
For those without private gardens, these pockets of green provide much-needed physical and mental space, keeping us connected to nature and helping us get that all-important vitamin D. Which makes the humble picnic the perfect solution for a little outdoor socialising.
But there's preparation to be done my friend! From deciding which portable cocktail to make, to which vegan cocktail sausages to purchase, there's plenty to think about before you reach the most* important consideration of all: how to make your picnic Insta-worthy?
It’s time to step away from the holey picnic blanket your mum gave you and to do better than single-use plastic cups for your beverage of choice. Click on for a plethora of aesthetically pleasing picnic gear to take your park holiday from "nah" to "nice!"
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