GREEN BOX #1 :: 11/01/2019

Our very first Green Box giveaway in 2019 is a $1575 William Henry Knife, the guys get something first this year. The Kestrel “Destiny” Knife features a frame adorned with 24k gold koftgari, Hornet’s Nest Damascus blade and inlaid with 10,000 year old woolly mammoth tooth. If you haven’t heard of William Henry, they create world class knives with rare and eclectic materials. They also have a wonderful collection of men’s accessories and perfect for the man who is always hard to buy for. See some of the knives we have in the store and see some of the accessories.  Also this Friday (Nov 1st) and Saturday (November 2nd) we’re having a Designer Showcase and William Henry is one of the featured designers… that means that we’ll have lots of awesome pieces in here just for the weekend, items that we wouldn’t normally have in the store.

If you come into Windsor and hold a piece William Henry and you’ll get to see a clue a day in advance.

This box has been found across the street from the historic Willcox Hotel.

#1 Clue, Friday Nov. 1st :: Finding a way for love.
Aiken, South Carolina, has a long, storied history with trains and railroads that dates back to the early 1800s. It all began when Captain William White Williams, a cotton merchant from Charleston, South Carolina, built a house in western South Carolina where Aiken is today. He began looking for a fast, cheap way to get his cotton back to Charleston and with his business associates, created the South Carolina Railway and Canal Company. The goal was to have a railroad that would go from the cotton fields in Hamburg straight through to Charleston. The surveyors for the future railroad determined that it was impossible to get any closer than 15 miles out from the cotton fields due to the surrounding steep grade. Captain Williams would still have the additional expenses of hauling his cotton across land by wagon to the train. Luckily, as local legend has it, one of the surveyors was smitten with Captain Williams’s daughter and in order to win her hand in marriage, he found a way to get the railroad directly to Captain Williams’s cotton fields. At the time it was completed in 1833, the railway that traveled from Charleston, South Carolina through Aiken and ending in Hamburg was the world’s longest railway.” Read more about that here.


#2 Clue, Saturday Nov. 2nd :: I’ve been thinking about it and now’s my chance.
After a fire destroyed Aiken’s elite Highland Park Hotel in 1900, Wilcox who was a caterer at the Highland Park, saw an opportunity to fulfill his dream as a hotelier.

#3 Clue, Sunday Nov. 3rd :: Wow, I wonder where it goes.
The Willcox inn was said to have had the first bathtub in the South connected with hidden plumbing.

#4 Clue, Monday Nov. 4th :: Nope, seven isn’t just lucky.
In 2016, The Willcox was rated the 7th best hotel in the world by Travel and Leisure

#5 Clue, Tuesday Nov. 5th :: His shoe was the tell.
Owner Frederick Willcox knew that was his signal to tell the caller there was no room at the inn. One day Willcox asked the bellman, “How the devil do you know whether I should register a guest or not?” To which the employee replied, “His shoes, Mr. Willcox. If they don’t wear shoes by Peel or Maxwell of London, we don’t want’em.” Read more…

#6 Clue, Wednesday Nov. 6th :: Across the way from one of the best places for two legs and for four.
Upon arrival, four-legged guests of the Willcox receive a welcome hand-baked treat and a bag containing a map of the Hitchcock Woods walking trails, The Willcox’s Pet Cuisine menu, clean up bags, and a reference sheet with details for pet shops, pet friendly restaurants, veterinarians, and pet wellness facilities in the area. Pet Guests also get to wear Willcox pet tags to ensure their safe return, should they stray. Every creature comfort is afforded for The Willcox’s four-legged guests including a plush pet bed and a water bowl with fresh water. Additional amenities include turkey jerky turndown, hand-baked treats, and made-to-order meals, pet sitting and pet walking services, pet photography, off-site grooming, daycare, and pool play.

#7 Clue, Thursday Nov. 7th (in-store) :: Near that of polio and a mistress.
One of the most popular visitors along this railway was President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who often passed through Aiken on his way to Georgia for polio treatments. Roosevelt had a mistress who lived just blocks away from our hotel, and when he’d travel down south, he’d have his presidential train stop on the tracks just behind our hotel where he’d get off the train and check in to his favorite suite in the hotel.