Recommended: Melrose & Morgan; Luna Outdoor Cinema; Oliver Peoples; Royal VKB; POP!

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Deli deluxe

Want to picnic like the upper crust? Londoners can at Melrose & Morgan, whose hamper is a thing of beauty: think fresh pies, hummus, posh cheese, and – to die for – Pimm's and cucumber jelly, all in a smart white cool bag. You can pimp it with their delish deli extras, but nothing can guarantee sunshine... £44.95,

Premiere out

On 19 July, Luna Outdoor Cinema starts a seasonal tour of some of the most picturesque venues in south-east England. Dirty Dancing at Rochester Castle, or The Artist at Kew Gardens, anyone? Tickets £9,

Through glasses, darkly

Why see the world through rose-tinted spectacles when you can have coral or turquoise? Invest in serious glamour shades, like this Corie model, from LA-based brand Oliver Peoples. £223,, 020-7813 1234

Light and shade

Senegalese painter Vincent Michea makes big, super-colourful pieces inspired by his hometown of Dakar. Find them at London's Jack Bell Gallery until 28 July. Guaranteed to brighten your day.

Drink up

Bring a touch of the Provençal to your table with this classic carafe and stacking Picardie glass gift set from Royal VKB. For the full French experience, decant a crisp rosé and team with a checked tablecloth and plenty of cheese: santé! £19.95,

Look book

We love POP! Design, Culture, Fashion 1956-1976, a colourful compendium of bright British pop culture by Geoffrey Rayner, Richard Chamberlain and Annamarie Stapleton, published by ACC. We think you will too. £35,