It’s summer and not even the temperamental UK weather will dampen our mood or keep us from exploring the great outdoors. This month our Suitcase Essentials will fully equip the explorer in you, whether you are beach-side or heading to the country. No summer UK staycation is complete without at least attempting a picnic. Long gone are impractical picnic hampers and unreliable plastic picnic chairs, alfresco dining has had a make over. We particularly love this stylish and practical black and white picnic bag with picnic rug from online boutique treasure trove Trouva. Not only is it soft and easy to fold into your main suitcase it is a feat of craftmanship, hand woven from paper.