This wood Dansk salad bowl is a true classic - an investment, sure, but one that will last you through 20 years of summer salads. Cambria used one for her Pizza Party on the Porch Gathering and says: "This bowl is huge and great for serving to a crowd. It's also really solid and beautiful in person."
A pretty jar for picnics, with an interior column you can fill with ice, citrus, or herbs to keep water or sangria chilled and delicious. Most of the melted ice stays inside the central compartment, too, keeping the drink from getting watered down. Holds 2.8 gallons.
Chilewich brings their smart eye for color and durable, washable construction to mats - which, like their table runners and placemats - are bright but still sleek. A good option for the kitchen or just outside the garden door.
There are lots of city-centric totes out there, but I'm a big fan of Claudia Pearson's colorful, whimsical odes to London, New York, and Brooklyn. Her totes are a great way to flaunt your city pride at summer farmers markets.
East Coast advocates of eating local can now even source their salt locally, thanks to Atlantic Saltworks and their lovely, flaky finishing salt. It's sourced from the sea right in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Here's another to add to the growing list of non-plastic food storage options: These glass containers (and tumblers) from Lifefactory are encased in cheery, colorful silicone sleeves that keep them cushioned in your lunch bag.
These guys sent me a few packs of their roasted chickpeas to check out, and the Tomato Basil flavor was hands down my favorite. Toasty, crispy, and savory, these are great little snacks. I especially love their miniature snack-sized bags which are great for travel.