Rolls With It
Hewn from American walnut wood and natural grain leather, Rolls Royce’s limited edition picnic basket is custom made for the iconic British carmaker’s Phantom model. Forget jams and paper serviettes: this hamper unfolds a Piano Black picnic table, lead crystal wine glasses, handmade cutlery, embroidered napkins and that all important accoutrement: an American walnut chopping board.
Rolls Royce, 15 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6EG. Tel: +44 (0)20 3699 6608. www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com
A Bicycle Made For TwoThe chicest mode of riding the picnic wave imaginable, The Moynat Malle bicyclette doesn’t just serve your picnic in one of the most stylish trunks, it rides the hamper to your select destination, too. This picture of picnic chic includes inbuilt ceramics, silverware, napkins et al, in addition to leather-lined compartments for your condiments and pates. The front panel folds out into a small table for when you reach your appointed picnic spot.
Moynat, 112 Mount Street, London W1K 2TU. Tel: +44 (0)20 7495 3885. www.moynat.com
Up, Up and Away…
Glide into the great British summer via a helicopter journey that flies you over London’s landmark sights to the heart of Kew Gardens and unveils a gourmet picnic in one of the most glorious – yet inaccessible – of London’s green spaces. The Luxury to the Max picnic evolves duck rillettes, Aruga caviar and truffled prosciutto. After which you can fawn over sugar-coated pralines, champagne truffles and rose Bollinger in the scintillating Royal Botanical Gardens before rolling back to Zone 1 in a sleek, air-conditioned car.
Flights take off daily from The London Heliport Battersea, London, SW11 3BE
www.thelondonhelicopter.com Tel: +44 (0)20 7887 2626