• EXCLUSIVE Father's Day Competition with Elephant Gin and Atlas & I

    Posted by Alice Wingfield Digby

    If your father enjoys the finer things in life, look no further! We've teamed up with the award-winning Elephant Gin and unique British brand Atlas & I to offer one lucky Dad over £120 worth of exciting goodies – all united by the majestic elephant.

     Any father – be he a budding gourmand, a keen traveller or simply a stylish gent – will love this collection of

    • Elephant Gin (from the Satao batch - 600 bottles all named after Satao, one of the world’s largest African elephants)
    • Atlas & I hip flask and greeting card (both aptly showcasing an antique map of East Africa dating from 1920)
    • Wingfield Digby canvas and leather elephant belt (the perfect accessory for brightening up any work or play attire)

     

    TO ENTER: CLICK HERE

    Why the elephant? Aside from reminding many of us of our fathers (loyal, majestic, with a tendency to have large appetites and large ears!), elephants typify adventure, leisure and exotic locations. All of which Wingfield Digby, Atlas & I and Elephant Gin wholeheartedly endorse.

    Atlas & I

    Atlas & I, founded by Sophie Kirkpatrick and run entirely from her West London showroom, is a unique personalised gift and homeware brand. The company is widely acclaimed for its bespoke service: Sophie prints silhouettes – be they sports, buildings, animals or people – onto carefully sourced vintage maps showcasing anywhere from Ascot to the Alps, Kenya to Cornwall.  She has recently expanded the accessories range to include the likes of phone cases, cushions, keyrings and sketchbooks - as praised by the likes of Country & Town House, Shooting Times and House Beautiful.

    Follow Atlas & I on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

     

     

    Elephant Gin

    The idea for Elephant Gin sprung from nostalgia over so-called ‘sundowner’ drinks after a day out in the South African bush. It is now an award-winning, handcrafted premium spirit, distilled notably using rare African ingredients never before used in gin-making - including Devil’s Claw, Lion’s Tail and Baobab. The result is a complex but strikingly smooth serve which can be enjoyed both straight and in a cocktail. The team are passionate about African wildlife – 15% of all proceeds support Big Life Foundation’s Ranger Club and Space For Elephants Foundation.

    Follow Elephant Gin on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

     

     

    Notes

    The competition closes at midnight, Sunday 11th June.

    The winner will be chosen and notified on Monday 12th June to arrange delivery.

    For full Competition Terms & Conditions, click here.

     

     

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  • Q&A with Trevor Pickett – CEO of Pickett London

    Posted by Alice Wingfield Digby

    With the colour and high spirits of Easter on the horizon, we chatted to Trevor Pickett – CEO of Pickett – the British brand likewise renowned for injecting lustre and excitement into luxury leathers.

     

    Commended for his beautiful London stories and for delivering over 3 decades of handmade luxury from artisan British workshops, Trevor – the quintessential English eccentric – shares his Easter favourites, imminent Pickett plans and Wingfield Digby wishlist..

     

    1. What would your ideal Easter weekend involve?

    Good food and even better friends, anything low key and relaxing. Should weather permit at home, a potter in the garden is essential.

     

    1. What is your favourite Easter memory?

    It would have to be when I was staying with my great friends the Bloomfields on a desert island when their children were much younger.

     

    1. If you could save one photo in your house, what would it be and why?

    I have a lovely black and white photograph of my godson jumping in the air – it’s not recognisably him but it was taken by his mother who is a semi professional photographer. It is very special to me.

     

    1. What Pickett plans are you most excited about over the next few months?

    Remerchandising our Sloane Street store in a radical move to mirror the change of the changing retail landscape in that area. We successfully experimented at the Burlington Gardens store at Albany; a great opportunity to review our range which has given us all the buzz to go full steam ahead.

     

    1. What is your proudest achievement to date?

    I think surrounded by sound, loyal people professionally and solid, good friends who care about me.

     

    1. If you had to choose your favourite between your Burlington Gardens and Sloane Street shops, which would it be and why?

    This a hard one, the Sophie’s choice of retail! The flagship store on Burlington Gardens has really become our home since leaving the Burlington Arcade but equally Sloane Street is always evolving and keeps things exciting.

     

    1. We hear that all Pickett products are handcrafted and produced in the UK. Whereabouts?

    All over! We only work with small workshops and ateliers which have limited production. We design and source leather goods ensuring that we produce a collection which offers a range of interesting and unique pieces.

     

    1. What is on your Wingfield Digby wish list and why?

     It would definitely be a photo frame. They make a lovely gift and I think the feathers complement any photograph which more often than not hold a happy memory captured in time.

     

    1. Favourite feather type? 

    The neck feathers of male pheasants.

     

    Visit Pickett online, or in their London Mayfair or Sloane Street stores.

     

     

     

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  • From Luxury Homewares to Men’s Fashion…

    Posted by Alice Wingfield Digby

    Our founder’s husband, Harry, has headed up the design and development of our new tie range. Constrained by a suit and tie by day, he set about designing a range of luxury silk ties that expressed his love of the countryside. The range are smart enough to be worn in the boardroom and fun enough for Saturdays on the peg. From a distance the ties appear to be a series of formal geometric designs, however on closer inspection it is apparent that each design is made up of wildlife and playful animals.

    Having launched at the end of 2015, the range has been very popular so far, and we have now started to received bespoke design requests, as well as increasing demand from wedding parties (for which we offer a group ushers' discount). 

    Harry has been working on several new exciting designs that will be launched in the autumn, and a number of the existing sell-out designs will also be available once again. The designs are becoming even more intricate and detailed with each new design – so watch this space!

    The Final Collection

    The silk ties were designed to look good against most popular shirt colours. Harry would regularly switch the background to pink, blue and white during designing to ensure the colours were all complementary.

    Harry's keen eye for design was recognised at an early age.  His forte is digital design, although many of his original oil paintings were sold for thousands of pounds whilst he was still at school. Harry now works in the City, however he enjoys designing the ties as his hobby and we think his passion and enjoyment in the creations really shines through in the playful designs.  

    The ties are 100% silk and come beautifully presented in monochrome Wingfield Digby boxes with branded tissue paper. The luxury packaging makes them ideal gifts especially for country lovers. The ties are available to buy online and we will be showcasing the new range at our Autumn and Christmas shows.

    For any further details please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    Image below: Limited Edition Sky Blue Pheasant silk tie, with Reeves Pheasant cufflinks

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