With warmer weather around the corner, it's time to think about enjoying the outdoors again. That usually means dining al fresco - and the risk of breakages it entails. To ensure parties or boat trips don't end in tears, especially where the little ones are concerned, parents might consider Palm break-resistant and non-slip cups and crockery. The polycarbonate wine flutes and hi-ball glasses (left; $55 to $60 each), plates and salad bowls come in bright colours and most will stack easily for storage. The 'glasses' feature heavy bases for better balance, while the plates and bowls have wide rims to afford a good grip. The products are available from Love That Lifestyle, shop 1210, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2792 7268.