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The Ultimate Picnic Basket

Eat outside in style with help from Hip & Humble and Liberty Heights Fresh

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It's picnic season, and you don't want to be an outsider with an Igloo cooler and outdated picnic fare. Travel lightly and in style with a colorful setup from Hip & Humble (1043 E. 900 South, 801-467-3130, @hipandhumble). The shop has it all, and in so many eye-popping colors. If you need a cute outfit, you will find one. Store manager Rachel Smith will happily help you find exactly what you need—almost like having your own personal shopper!

Liberty Heights Fresh (1290 South 1100 East, 801-583-7374, @libertyheightsfresh) is your one-stop shop for the most delectable picnic noshes. The two-decade old specialty food store, housed in a converted gas station, takes food very seriously. Steven, Wendy and the rest of the staff treat food like religion. Let them help you put together a memorable setup.

And remember, everything tastes better with cheese. And wine. Everything.

THE EDIBLES

Verde vegetarian sandwich: Vosen's seven-grain baguette, Drake's Farm chevre, organic veggies, artichoke hearts, roasted tomatoes and kalamata olive spread.

Amore Spreads apricot jam: no added pectin and made in small batches.

Rockhill Creamery Dark Canyon raw cow's-milk cheese.

Gold Creek Farms' Drunken Cheddar: soaked in local red wine.

Moonshadow goat cheese from Deer Valley Artisan Cheese.

Garwoods ginger beer: Hurry! This doesn't stay on the shelves.

Mamachari kombucha: Live, raw, vegan and organic, from Salt Lake City's only kombucha maker.

The Chocolate Conspiracy: a mint-chip bar, raw and free of refined sugars.

Amano Dos Rios chocolate bar.

Millcreek Cacao Roasters' dark chocolate bar with Himalayan pink sea salt.

Chapul Chaco bar: Featured on Shark Tank, and made with cricket powder.

Pop Art Thai Coconut Curry gourmet popcorn.

All Good Provisions' trail mix: made in Park City.

Beehive Bitters: spiced orange, numbered bottles. Perfect for to-go drinks.

THE GOODS

Floral Bangalore tablecloth: 60 inches by 84 inches, $54.95

Striped rug, $34.95

Striped dishtowels, $7.95

Scout classic tote bag: blue, with reinforced handles and bottom, $39.95

Scout emerald green patterned insulated soft cooler, $43.95

Ombre throw: lime green, perfect for chilly Red Butte Concert nights, $63.95

Picnic Stix: one bottle and two glasses, prevents spills, $18.95

Plastic 12-ounce stemmed wine glass with straw: fits perfectly in wine stix, $9.95

Chill cooling pouring spout: freeze and insert into bottle to keep bottle chilled, $21.95

Melamine tray in modern ikat print: $25.95

To-go containers in bold prints: set of three, $45.95

Sparrow bag clips: set of four for $6.95

Corkatoo bluebird corkscrew, $19.95

Orange and lime-green ramekins, $8.95

Slate cheeseboard: chalk included, $22.95

Cheese knives, set of two for $22.95

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