This Month, Life’s a Picnic

July is National Picnic Month! And for us, we need no other excuse to bring a meal outside… Even if it’s just dining al fresco on the patio, enjoying a meal in the fresh air can’t be beat.

If you do need another excuse to make the most of this month’s holiday, we give you the perfect picnic tote by the fine folks behind The Mason Shaker:

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As you can see, this is not your average picnic basket.

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The Mason Shaker picnic tote is a beautifully proportioned canvas tote bag featuring genuine leather details – with a leather strap ideal for cross-body wear. Forget the big, bulky basket and bring along this stylish alternative. People will be stopping you in your tracks on your way to the park, asking about this smart travel picnic solution!


If you know someone who’d appreciate this stylish picnic tote, consider gifting them with The Mason Shaker Picnic Gift Set, which includes the tote, their classic mason jar shaker, muddler, jigger, ball glasses and napkins.

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No matter what, Mason Shaker’s picnic tote is the must-have accessory for National Picnic Month and steve mckenzie’s has you covered! If you’re interested in getting one for yourself and/or a picnic-appreciating friend or family member, contact our team today. And don’t forget we gift wrap and ship!

As a little added bonus in celebration of National Picnic Month, here’s a fantastic gallery of picnic recipes from our friends at Country Living – yum!

Happy National Picnic Month to all, we’ll see you outside… Bon appetit!


Wine & Design: The Blackberry Fence Hopper – A Transitional Cocktail

We’re kicking off our latest blog series, “Wine & Design,” with a fantastic cocktail, that perfectly pairs with our idea of Transitional design, The Blackberry Fence Hopper.

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We thought Eric Prum of The Mason Shaker, would be THE ideal person to ask about a cocktail that would work well in a Transitional space. Sure enough, he came to us with The Blackberry Fence Hopper.

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“It’s a perfect seasonal transition drink – transitioning from one side of the fence to the other,” shares Eric.

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Give The Blackberry Fence Hopper a try this weekend, as we continue to enjoy our warm transition into spring. And, let us know if it gets you in the mood to go Transitional with your design…
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If you think this looks delicious, check out The Mason Shaker on Instagram for a new cocktail recipe, shared every Thursday – yum!
A big thank you to Eric and The Mason Shaker team for a very inspiring Transitional cocktail (along with some beautiful imagery!) for our very first Wine & Design post. Check out the original Mason Shaker, and fantastic cocktail muddler and jigger, also by The Mason Shaker, available at steve mckenzie’s today!