How to Build a Perfect Picnic This Summer
You can’t control the weather, but you can make sure the food is amazing. Here’s how—with a little help from some of Chicago’s best chefs.
Photography: Tyllie Barbosa; Food Styling: Carol Smoler; Styling: Barri Leiner Grant;
Photographer’s Assistant: Emily Hindin
GET THE LOOK Clockwise from top: Russel Wright melamine tumbler, $12 each, Tabula Tua, 1015 W. Armitage Ave. Vintage wooden-handled flatware, $6 a piece, and vintage cooler, $125, Brimfield, 5219 N. Clark St. Leather-wrapped thermos, $160, and polished nickel and brass ice bucket, $195, Jayson Home, 1885 N. Clybourn Ave. Vintage plaid wool blanket, $195, Brimfield. Outdoor acrylic pillow, $54.95, Crate & Barrel, 646 N. Michigan Ave. Russel Wright melamine covered bowl, $45, Tabula Tua. Melamine plate, $4.50, West Elm, 1000 W. North Ave. Russel Wright yellow melamine dinner plate, $25, Tabula Tua. Cotton napkin, $3.99, World Market, 1623 N. Sheffield Ave. Wicker picnic basket, $39.95, Crate & Barrel.