The Pickett Post - Summer Newsletter


"We’re so thrilled we’re finally allowed out with no restrictions, free to roam, reflect on the last 18 months, and - most importantly - reconnect with family and friends for some long overdue fun". 


We’ve compiled a huge to-do list packed full of social gatherings, exhibitions, lunches, launches, parties and more already, but first up is seeing some live music, which is undoubtedly one of the things we’ve missed most.  

With this in mind, we’ll most definitely be keeping an eye on proceedings at Latitude Festival when it kicks-off later this week - we may have even secured a last-minute ticket... see you there?!  



We first made our way to this enchanting rural playground (complete with beautiful lake, brightly coloured sheep and magical woodland experiences) over a decade ago, and it was a stellar year, with Empire of the Sun, Pet Shop Boys and Alison Moyet amongst the acts we enjoyed. 

You can count on us returning in 2022 for a weekend of friends, family, music and revelry.



Speaking of revelry, we’ve got the perfect party playlist to share. It’s been carefully curated by Trevor to compliment a summer of socialising and includes a song for every occasion, including those times when you need the tunes to complement the mood as opposed to create it… Here are some of the highlights:

Best for dancing - ‘I Gotta Feeling’ by The Black Eyed Peas

Well, the clue’s in the name really isn’t it. A guaranteed crowd pleaser, we challenge anyone to stay in their seat when this comes on. 

Best for a cocktail party - ‘Promises’ by Calvin Harris and Sam Smith

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Best for a picnic - ‘Dreamlands’ by Robert Miles (on very low volume)

A fabulously atmospheric album featuring the stomper single ‘Children’, which manages to be super chilled, utterly beautiful, and incredibly catchy all at once.

Best for a romantic evening - ‘Mystery of Love’ by Sufjan Stevens

This stunningly ethereal song from the soundtrack of Call Me By Your Name will provide a suitably dreamy soundtrack to a romantic evening under the stars with your loved one...




We are, of course, excited to be getting back to some of our favourite local venues, too, including the gorgeous Cadogan Hall, which happens to be situated seconds from our Chelsea store. 

Trevor’s picks from the upcoming season include (guilty pleasure alert) Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, who perform this Friday and Saturday and will evoke memories of the real thing: “I was lucky to see Fleetwood Mac live at Wembley and spoilt by my host to a prime position..."


Michael Feinsteain on 25 October promises to be another highlight, as “It will bring back lots of happy memories of a girlfriend who played him so often as party background music. She is sadly no longer with us but it will remind me of her amazing talent as a hostess and homemaker...”

After all this frivolity, we’ll be making a dash to the countryside for some well deserved R&R.

Trevor’s pic for the ultimate restorative break is The Cricketers This wonderful hotel & restaurant is nestled amidst beautiful North West Essex rolling countryside, close to the opulent Audley End House. Steeped in a history of fine food and exceptional hospitality they have recently refurbished their interiors and are better than ever. 

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