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Welcome to the April Hot List.

Spring has arrived, the clocks have jumped forward, and we can now relax into sunny evenings, drinks outside and a new seasons wardrobe. Thank goodness for Spring. 

This months Hot List begins with a fantastic competition for you... One for our shopaholic fashionistas, or their smart thinking partners! We have continued this fashion-loving theme for April with a fantastic film and exhibition for you to check out. Also this month is our guide to smaller (and sweeter) festivals happening this year - now is the time to book. 

We are super busy styling the latest RSG catalogue which is due to land on doormats in May.  Don't forget to sign up here to receive your copy.
 
Have a great April
with love

& the Rockett St George Team
01444 253391
www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk
                                                                                                                                             
WIN: £250 TO SPEND AT EDITSECONDHAND

We have teamed up with Editsecondhand to offer you another fantastic Hot List competition. Enter below for the chance to win an amazing £250 to spend online at www.editsecondhand.com. GOOD LUCK X

One of the UK's leading designer womenswear and handbag re-sellers, the Edit team personally select all incoming stock so that only the most relevant and high quality designer womenswear is offered for sale. Authenticity and quality are guaranteed, so shopping at editsecondhand takes care of finding designer labels, at up to 70% off the original price - pick up a pair of immaculate Jimmy Choo's for just £120.00...!

Enter here for your chance to WIN
1A, Church Street, Cuckfield, RH17 5JZ
Monday - Saturday 10:30 - 17:00
www.editsecondhand.com
01444 413143
 
                                                                                                                                             
VISIT: ITALIAN GLAMOUR @ THE V&A
This month The V&A will be taking a comprehensive look at Italian Fashion by exploring both womens and menswear from the end of the Second World War to today. Examine the fine tailoring and exceptional techniques and materials that Italy has become so well renowned. If you're into fashion then this exhibition is a must. Learn about the heritage and history behind fashion houses such as Simonetta, Pucci, Sorelle Fontana, Valentino, Gucci, Missoni, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Prada and Versace.

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014. 5 April - 27 July 2014.
Victoria & Albert Museum 
                                                                                                                                             
FILM: YVES SAINT LAURENT
Okay, so we are cheating slightly as this film was released in March, but we HAD to talk about it.

Peer into the life of French Designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958, when he also met his lover and business partner Pierre Berge.
An insightful film that looks into the intricate relationship between Laurent & Berge and the elite world of formal couture fashion houses in the 60's & 70's - where excess ruled and sex and drugs prevailed. A visual delight throughout! 

In cinemas now.
                                                                                                                                             
EAT: MANCHESTER - LONDON - CORNWALL
We have too many amazing places to tell you foodie friends about in one go - so we're cramming in three of our favourites to share with you this month - Mr Coopers House & Garden in Manchester, the Ember Yard in London and Watergate Bay's new Restaurant Zacry's in Cornwall. Each as mouth-watering as the other.
Aside from the menu, the unique & imaginative surroundings at Mr Cooper's House & Garden and the story behind the name makes this restaurant well worth a visit. Serving modern international cuisine from Grilled Figs with Spicy Popcorn to a Malabar Pilaff via Turkish Delight Syllabub - with everything in between. The cocktails are also very tasty...! 
Mr Cooper's House & Garden, Peter Street, Manchester. M60 2DS
0161 932 4128.www.mrcoopershouseandgarden.co.uk
Check out the Recipe of The Month section on The Ember Yard website where you'll find tantalising menus to try for yourself. Located in the heart of Soho, The Ember Yard uses inspiration from Spanish & Italian cuisine, cooking over wood & charcoal. We recommend trying the Hot Smoked Gloucester Old Spot Pork Belly with Basque Cider, Smoked Apple and Oregano. Delicious. 
Ember Yard, 60 Berwick Street. London W1F 8SU
0207 439 8057
www.emberyard.co.uk
Recently opened Zacry's at Watergate Bay hotel has a daily changing menu of international and local influenced dishes with a hint of contemporary American cuisine. Expect chargrilled meats and seafood with big, bold flavours. The interiors are impressing us too; Tan leather, Zinc and Monochrome Chevrons - all staple favourites here at RSG. 
Zacry's Restaurant, Watergate Bay Hotel, On The Beach Cornwall. TR8 4AA
01637 861231
www.watergatebay.co.uk
                                                                                                                                             
READ: ELLIE TENNANT

With over 10 years experience under her belt, London based interiors journalist and stylist Ellie Tennant knows exactly what she's talking about.
Ellie and photographer Rachel Whiting traveled from Sweden to San Fran to scour the top trend-setting bloggers homes with a mission to share style and decorating tips to help you define your style at home. Inside you will find an abundance of inspiration from experts in interior design and styling - learn how to create a focal point in your home, use clever storage solutions and get your lighting right. Whether you like pared-back, rustic, retro, eclectic, vintage, bright coloured or dreamy white interiors - Ellie has crammed it all in for you. You'll also find shopping list favorites to help re-create the look, as well as useful blogging tips - great if you're thinking of starting a blog or looking to improve.

Ellie has very kindly given us a copy of her book as a prize for one lucky reader - for your chance to win simply enter this months Hot List competition and we will run a separate draw at the beginning of May.

Book released 10th April, £19.99. Pre-order yours HERE.
Design Bloggers at Home by EllieTennant (photography by Rachel Whiting) is published by Ryland Peters & Small and is available from rylandpeters.com

                                                                                                                                             
DO: PILLOW FIGHTING
A strange one, we know. 

April 5th sees the return of international 'Pillow Fight Day'. Head to the foot of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square to engage in a soft battle of the feathers. Pillow fights will also be taking place in most major cities across the country as well as world wide, so check if you have one near by HERE (or have your own!)

From 3pm on April 5th. Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N 5DN
                                                                                                                                             
MUSIC: BOOK A FESTIVAL
It's that lovely time of year where we can all start getting excited about festival season. Sometimes it can be hard to know which festivals to book, so we have put together a handy list of some smaller festivals that might be just the ticket...

Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire
7th - 10th August
Artsy, pastoral festival of culture featuring music legend Burt Bacharach and rising stars London Grammar and Metronomy.

Summersalt, Devon
17th - 21st July
West Country festival boasts laid-back surf singer Jack Johnson, making his only UK appearance in 2014

Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Sussex
4th - 6th July

Glynde-based festival of jazz featuring Jazz-masetro Jamie Cullum and 2013 breakthrough Laura Mvula.

Hop Farm, Kent
4th - 6th July

Sunny, sponsor-free weekend with a folky-focus. 60s stars Ray Davies and Brian Wilson headline.

Festival No 6, Portmeirion
5th - 7th Sept

Literature, arts and culture come together in this Welsh wonder, with Beck and Neneh Cherry bringing the tunes.
                                                                                                                                             
NEW: TARTAN PAINT
It’s not very often that a product sneaks up on us and wows the whole RSG team, but this very exciting new find is too good to keep secret for any longer. It has been in the making for some time now, and 18 months after the initial idea struck us, we are ready to launch this super statement product, drum roll please for the arrival of Rockett St George Tartan Paint. 

As many of you will know, we love Wallpaper, and have spent a long time creating a collection that can be used throughout the home. Brick, Concrete, Wood effect, decorative tiling, the list is endless, but 18 months ago, an idea that started out as a giggle became a very plausible product meeting. Imagine the ease and speed of painting one wall, instantly creating a Tartan finish – no stencils, no magic, just incredibly clever, and strikingly sexy Tartan Paint.
Not yet convinced? How about this season’s top colour combination, Monochrome? Or Charcoal black on lustrous gold. We're Tartan-tastic and we love it!

Click HERE to pre-order yours, and see more exciting Tartan colour combinations.
                                                                                                                                             
DON'T FORGET: CLERKENWELL 2014
We'll be talking about Clerkenwell Design Week in next month's Hot List, but in the meantime don't forget to register yourself HERE, for free entry.

May 20th-22nd 2014 

Clerkenwell Design Week Ltd. Crown House, 151 High Road. Loughton, IG10 4LF.
0203 225 5200

                                                                                                                                             
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

"It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humour." - Max Eastman