October has arrived and with it brings glorious autumnal days, colourful leaves, epic Halloween parties and pumpkin flavoured everything!
Whilst we are dedicated sun worshipers at RSG, we have an equal love for getting cosy and enjoying the colder months! So whether you want to Netflix and Chill with our top 10 series to get addicted to or get out into the autumnal air to enjoy the best cocktails at London Cocktail Week and spectacular design at Made London then we've got you covered. What's more, you could even WIN a signed copy of our debut book: Extraordinary Interiors ... there are 10 signed copies to be won!
Have a fabulous month!
Jane, Lucy and the RSG Team x
Have you heard the news?! Our super talented Co-founders of RSG, Jane Rockett and Lucy St George, have written a book! Over the last month, you have probably heard us buzzing about the book on social media and we are thrilled that it has finally been published! We've had a flurry of books leave our shelves at the RSG warehouse and the book has even been published in Italian and German! How cool is that?!
Jane and Lucy wanted to create a book that would act as a guide offering expert interior advice on creating a home that suits you and your families needs and style. With lots of friendly and down to earth advice Jane and Lucy reveal how to create a home that reflects your personality, interests and passions so it truly makes you feel ‘at home’. Guiding you through a number 'decorating dilemmas', Jane and Lucy rely on inspiration real-life homes, including their decorating mistakes and experience to help the reader navigate the sea of choices out there when it comes to decorating, all with a dash of humour and a light-hearted approach that makes interior decorating fun.
Image from Rockett St George: Extraordinary Interiors (Ryland Peters & Small, £19.99) Photography by Debi Treloar. Image features Cowboy Kate and Shelley Carline's homes.
To celebrate the publication of our exciting new book we have 10 signed copies to give away, so to be in the chance to win a copy of Extraordinary Interiors, simply click the link above and answer one simple question!*
We must admit, one of the reasons why we love October so much is the layers! For us, layers mean one thing: we can eat more! So if you're going to embrace the cosy knit this winter then we highly recommend getting yourself down to Crosstown Doughnuts for some carby heaven!
Opening it's newest store in Piccadilly, London, Crosstown Doughnuts caters for all, with a delectable selection of vegan doughnuts that taste just like the real thing (trust us you won't be able to tell the difference). With an extensive menu of flavours, our top picks include the Sea Salt Caramel Banana Doughnut, the Chocolate Medjool Date Dough Bite (main image) and the vegan Strawberry & Elderflower Doughnut.
35 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0DW
Not in London? Check out our fave Doughnut Stores across the country: Pippin Doughnuts, Wiltshire | Doughnotts, Nottingham | Tantrum Doughnuts, Glasgow | Baltic Bakehouse, Liverpool | Dum Dum Doughnuterrie, Brighton | Baba Budan, Edinburgh | The Doughnut Guy, Newcastle
Old Spitalfields Market, London, E1 6EW
Our favourite design and craft fair is BACK! Made Marylebone is on each year, showcasing the very best and most original handmade work from the UK and beyond, you will be treated to an array of original craftsmanship including ceramics, woods, precious metals, textiles and more that are totally unique, luxurious and one of a kind!
On from the 19th to the 22nd of October indulge your senses and check out the wonderful exhibitions on offer. Our highlights include Cleo Mussi's mosaic art which will be taking over the Belfry Room at One Marylebone to create a Rest and Reset space creating the ultimate spot to relax, be in the moment and enjoy the breathtaking mosaic artworks. After you've taken the time to chill in the Cleo Mussi exhibition we recommend checking out all of the stalls for unique, one-off treasures. We love sourcing pieces from fairs and exhibitions because the pieces that you purchase will have a sentimental value that will remind you of that date or event! A total, must for all you treasure hunters out there, treat yourself to a day of amazing design and crafts.
Other highlights include: Jo Heckett's ceramics | Olivia McGill Pottery | Anne Barrell Ceramics | Mikala Djørup's Jewellery | Peter Lanyon Furniture | Candice Coetser Pendant Lampshades | James Dougall's Silverwork
One Marylebone, London, NW1 4AQ
When it comes to immersing yourself in some hot culture, there really is no better way than visiting your favourite Art Exhibitions. With so much choice out there, we've picked our Top 3 must-see exhibitions to see this October...
The first large-scale exhibition of Jean-Michel Basquiat's lifetime works in the UK has hit the Barbican. With highlights including a partial reconstruction of Basquiat’s first body of exhibited work, made for Diego Cortez’s watershed group show New York / New Wave at P.S.1 in February 1981 and fifteen works brought together from 35 years of his artwork. The exhibition is really extraordinary, particularly when you take into account that Basquiat was self-taught.
Where? Barbican Art Gallery
When? 21 September 2017 - 28 January 2018
A unique collab between father and daughter, the exhibition is inspired by studio life and in particular a rare glimpse into their shared studio and creative process. The exhibition will include a mix of finished artwork along with other pieces and items that would not normally be shown at an exhibition, such as magazines, sketchbooks, drawings and photos that inform their work. A really unique and rare glimpse into the world of an artist, we highly recommend heading over to the Richmond based art gallery.
Where? One Paved Court
When? 6th October - 4th November 2017
See Henri Matisse's iconic artwork at the Royal Academy of Arts! A collection focused on the artist's most treasured objects that transcend into his artwork. For us, Mattise, is the ultimate treasure hunter sourcing his favourite pieces from all over the world from a Buddhist statuary from Thailand, Bamana figures from Mali, furniture and textiles from North Africa. Mattise's pieces are rarely of material value with their value being measured by sentiment and his artwork. A beautiful collection, the exhibition is definitely worth a visit.
Where? Royal Academy of Arts
When? 5th August - 12th November 2017
You may be too old for trick 'or' treating, but that doesn't mean that you have to miss out on all of the fun! Oh no, Halloween is just as much fun for adults as it is for the kids! This year, Carnaby is getting a spooky makeover and for two weeks there will be a selection of terrifyingly good events on.
On from Thursday the 17th to Tuesday the 31st of October, join the creepy celebrations with amazing Halloween installations throughout the Newburgh Quarter that will delight and fright the kids and the adults too! With a selection of amazing events you can join a Halloween Headdress workshop, potion cocktail making (for the adults), a 'pimp your pumpkin' class exclusively for the kids, Tarot reading and pumpkin planting.
The highlight of the event, however, has got to be FRIGHT NIGHT! The clue is in the name, so prepare yourself for a seriously spooky evening on Thursday the 26th of October. Expect gore-fest drinks, spooky soirees, trick or treat bags and a Halloween menu at Kua Aina. Topped off with live music, entertainment and a whole lot of frightful fun we think this is the ideal half-term treat for the whole family to enjoy!
Newburgh Quarter, London W1F 7RE
Baby, it's cold outside ... well, almost! Now that the days are getting shorter and the weather is dropping, why not snuggle up and get addicted to our top 10 recommended series for this Autumn?! Including, some older series and some that will be released this Autumn, get your watchlists filled with these gripping shows: