Dining alfresco should be done frequently in these warm summer months. But if you’re going to do it, make sure you do it right: Your way. The Aston Martin Picnic Hamper, about $4,200, comes equipped with everything you need for a luxury outdoor dining experience. Roll out the lambs wool rug and indulge on fine English bone china, drink from crystal flutes and dab away messes with Irish damask linen. All this and more neatly packs into a sporty wicker basket. Bonus: If you’re a privileged Aston Martin owner, your hamper can be tailored to match the interior of your car and it fits perfectly in the trunk. Available at grantmacdonald.com
Leave the standard terry cloth behind this summer and tote a signature fouta instead—you’ll look very international. These Turkish towels by Scents and Feel are hand woven from 100 percent cotton. The uses are versatile and so are the style choices. Lay a Natural Multi Band canvas cotton fouta, $65, on your lounge chair. Use the traditional honeycomb weave of the Large Stripe in denim blue, $61, to dry off. The BiColor Degrades, $69, makes the perfect throw around the house. Make a trendy pareo with a Positive Negative, $67, in orange and chartreuse. With all these possibilities you may never go back to terry again. Available online at scentsandfeel.com
The art of hat making is one that continues to evolve though it stays true to its form. The fashion forward who don headwear know the importance of one that is crafted by a true milliner. Marcia Lacher Millinery on right, top to bottom: Orange fedora made with panama straw with bow detail, $225; Summer Hat made with panama straw with black ribbon detail, $245; Panama Straw fedora with houndstooth detail, $195. All available at lovemyhat.com. Jennifer Hoertz on left, top to bottom: Folded Panama in purple, $265; Floppy green hat with navy braided ribbon, $255. For more information call (646) 261-5386.
Words: Nicole McConnach | Photos: Luke Hanscom