glass acts

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 05 June, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 05 June, 2005, 12:00am

With summer on the way and clouds (hopefully) clearing, the opportunity to grab your favourite nibbles and tipples and whisk your beau off for a romantic picnic should be high on your list of priorities. Attempting to look stylish with a bulky picnic basket slung across your arm, however, is an exercise in futility. Raise a glass, then, to champagne makers Veuve Clicquot for creating the attractive Clicquot Traveller bag. Available in the brand's signature yellow and trimmed with leather, this handy case is designed to hold a bottle of bubbly and two specially crafted champagne flutes. And it doesn't just look pretty; the neoprene isothermal lining ensures your precious cargo remains at the perfect temperature for up to two hours, giving you more than enough time to find a picnic spot. Thanks to hidden Velcro fastenings, the inner lining is easily detachable, allowing you to transform the Traveller into an elegant vanity case or weekend bag. Now that is worth celebrating.

The Clicquot Traveller costs $876, but watch out for special offers when purchasing a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne. Available from the end of this month at Watson's Wine Cellar, City'super and Great.