This Week’s Must-Haves: Dress Up Your Picnics With a Luxe Leather Cooler

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting must-have items including hand-stitched leather coolers, a flag-inspired spatula and a knotted rope bowl. Take a look!


Jayson Home Brown Leather Coolers $385 to $1,495

Your taste in beer has evolved from Bud Light to microbrews, so why not trade your old plastic cooler for something a little (or a lot) nicer? These luxe coolers from Jayson Home are covered from top to bottom in hand-stitched leather, feature Coleman insulation and come in three different sizes to accommodate all your summertime needs. And don't worry about spills—a bit of wear and tear will only add to the leather's rustic appeal.

Buy it:


Star Spangled Spatula $75

Add an extra dash of patriotism to your backyard barbecue with this flag-inspired spatula. Crafted from walnut and stainless steel by Lamson & Goodnow, America's oldest cutlery manufacturer, the Star Spangled Spatula will last through countless summers of burger-flipping action.

Buy it:


Alaina Marie Bait Bag Clutch $60

Designer Alaina Marie drew inspiration from lobstermen's bait bags in her home state of Maine when creating her line of whimsical clutches. And since each bag is made from the same marine-grade material that's used to catch crustaceans, they're just as durable as they are chic.

Buy it:


Reality Knotted Rope Bowl $80

Designer Harry Allen's Reality collection for Areaware reimagines found objects, like a pile of sailor's rope, as high-design home goods. His knotted rope bowls, made from cast resin and marble, will look just as good as an objet d'art as a vessel for fruit from the local farmstand.

Buy it:


Wary Meyers Sea Air Glycerin Soap $14

Brighten up your powder room with these nautical-chic soaps from Wary Meyers. Each bar of glycerin soap is handmade in Portland, Maine, from a pure vegetable base—no parabens, phthalates or detergents—and scented with a beachy aroma.

Buy it:


Smathers & Branson Needlepoint Flask $65

This leather-trimmed, 6-ounce flask from Smathers & Branson—which spells out "Got Rum" in nautical flags—will make sure that you're always prepared to make a proper Dark 'n' Stormy whatever the circumstances.

Buy it: