THE SEPTEMBER HOT LIST 2018

Hello September!

A new season is upon us! The kids are back to school, London is buzzing with Fashion and Design week and the RSG AW18 Lookbook will be landing on doorsteps very soon. Autumn is set to be a banger!

With so much to choose from, we've highlighted the most exciting things to do, see and more this month so that you don’t miss out on any the fun! From three of the best summer pop-ups to check out, London Design Festival highlights, Top 10 TV Series to get hooked to and so much more. Just because Summers nearly over doesn’t mean you have to stop having fun!

What’s more, this month we've teamed up with the new designer accessories brand, Hopeful, to give you the opportunity to win one of their fabulous NEW AW18 velvet handbags. Keep on reading to find out more.

We hope you have a September to remember.

Jane, Lucy and The RSG Team x

 


This month we've teamed up with the exciting new accessories brand, Hopeful. 

They will be giving away one of their beautiful Moss Velvet Lexi bags to celebrate the new AW18 collection ahead of their selection for London Fashion Week by The British Fashion Council!

Dominique Verner and Liz Toomer set up Hopeful just 18 months ago and the response to their slouchy, simple bags has been amazing ever since. Hopeful bags are both feminine and functional and feature super-soft leathers, luxe suede, velvet and utilitarian denim.  Hopeful has been complemented by the Fashion Week selection team for the unique simplicity of their designs.

Keeping the Hopeful brand UK based is key to the company ethos.  All bags are handmade in the UK and the fabrics are all sourced from fully sustainable manufacturers. We particularly love the fact that this gorgeous Lexi bag is made from classic British velvet and are delighted to be giving away this stunning bag for this month’s hotlist!

To be in for the chance to win a Moss Velvet Lexi Bag from Hopeful, simply click the link above and answer one simple question!*

*Terms & Conditions Apply. Please see here for further details.


As summer draws to a close all the fabulous summer pop-up restaurants are winding down for another year. So to make sure you catch the last of the summer pop-up fun we have listed our three favourite pop-up restaurants and bars in London for you to try by the end of September!

1.Jimmy's BBQ Club

An annual pop-up that appears at Southwark, directly on The Thames each year, the exclusive BBQ Club is a fun opportunity to get involved with the preparation of your food along with the chefs! Baste and grill dishes, as Jimmy Garcia and his team of chef’s guide you through a refined and interactive six-course tasting menu, that will leave you wanting to grill up a storm!  

Where? Southwark Centre, London.

Ends? 23 September 2018.

2. Harvfest at Skylight

Enjoy stunning scenic views of London at Harvest at Skylight. Serving up boozy cocktails, bubbly, beer, wine and a whole lot of fun ...  this is the ultimate pop-up to see out the Summer! Sip on your favourite boozy concoction, play a game of croquet and pétanque and enjoy the scenic views of London.

Where? Tabacco Dock, London

Ends? 23 September 2018.

3.Plates

A plant-based pop-up based in London, Plates is a nutrition-focused pop-up that won't hurt your waistline! Brought to London by Executive Chef Kirk Haworth, the delectable 5-course menu celebrates Summer's brightest flavours and fruits of the summer season. Expect a flavour filled culinary journey into plant-based dining, with all the menus created without meat, fish, dairy, gluten, or refined sugars.

Where? 3 Kingsland Road, E2 8AG

Ends? 27th of September 2018


Last month, we asked you to take ten minutes out of your day to answer our customer survey!

Here are the 10 Things We Learned About You...

1. Our customers describe themselves as creative, quirky and friendly.

2. Friendship and family is the most important value to our RSG customers.

3. You want your home to feel relaxed, inviting and creative.

4. 89% of you shop at Rockett St George because of our unique product offering.

5. 63% of you feel loyal to Rockett St George due to our excellent Customer Service.

6. You have ranked the RSG website with a rating of 9/10.

7. 63% of you like to hear from Rockett St George via email newsletter.

8. @mad_about_the_house is one of your favourite Instagram accounts to follow.

9. The Frugality is one of your favourite blogs to read.

10. The High Low is one of your favourite podcasts to listen to.

A BIG THANK YOU to every one of you who took the time out to answer our survey. We are so grateful for your feedback and as we've said before at RSG we have the best customers!


For the month of September, The Thames is celebrated with a month-long festival, Totally Thames, that is intended to inspire and connect with a series of art festivals, events, river races and community-run activities. So, with a jam-packed schedule of events along The Thames, all throughout the month, there is so much to see, do and more.

With so much on, we've compiled our favourite things to see and do so that you don't miss out.

Our highlights include The R.A.P Party ( a boat party along The Thames, with live music, dancing and fun), The World’s Oldest Boat Race (the title says it all) and the London Children's Curriculum Festival (a family friendly event, teaching children about London's history and culture).

A special mention must go to the Hidden Palaces of the Riverside: A Guided Architectural Treasure Hunt, which is perfect for anyone who loves architecture and design. A glimpse into the history of the Thames riverside, the guided walk will explore The Thames changing architecture and the developing use of London’s riverside over five centuries. Admiring Queen Mary’s steps and the Archbishop of York’s gateway, among many other interesting landmarks, this is an interesting and immersive experience not to be missed.


Fancy having a little nose around London's most iconic and usually closed-off buildings?! Hell yes, we do!

Every year, for one weekend only some of London's most iconic buildings open up to the general public for free! A brilliant weekend activity of families and anyone interested in beautiful architecture and design, Open House London is not to be missed.

Our Highlights

As self-confessed treasure hunters, there is nothing that we like more than seeking out the gems - particularly the ones that are hard to find. So naturally, Open House London is the event for us! On from the 22nd - 23rd of September, our top choices include Bloomberg European Headquarters which is the world's most sustainable offices, with exquisite design features. Burlington House: Royal Academy of Arts which is architectural design heaven. Leighton House Museum that features an exquisite collection of high Victorian art, including works by Leighton himself. And, finally, The Beaufoy which was a Diamond Way Buddhist Centre that was once a school for underprivileged children and funded by the Beaufoy family.

Other highlights include: 13 Alwyne Place |Broadgate Art TourAlmshouses Through the Ages | Chelsea's Architectural IconsBridget Joyce Square, Community Rain Park (SuDS)


Get your design fix at the London Design Festival! A fabulous activity for creatives and admirers of all things beautiful the week-long festival is not to be missed! So, with London Design Festival featuring Decorex International, 100% DESIGN, Focus 17, Design Junction and the London Design Fair - you are completely and utterly spoiled for choice.

1.Decorex International

A hive of luxury interiors and design magic, Decorex, is once again the opening destination for The London Design Festival. With 'Blank Canvas' as it's show theme, highlights of Decorex include, 'Colour & Material trends for Autumn Winter 2019/20' with colour and trend consultant from Colourhive and The Bar designed by Lambart & Browne.

When? 16 - 19th September 2018

Where? Syon Park, London

2. 100% Design 

Big changes are expected at 100% Design this year! With a renewed vision to highlight its dedication to innovation and emerging talent, 100% Design is not to be missed! Our not to miss list includes emerging talents CHOLO.Design Ltd (handmade designer homewares) and MONO.ROCKS (curators of special stones and marble materials into unique design objects).

When? 19- 22nd September 2018

Where? Olympia, London

3.Focus/18

Hosted at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Focus/18 will be a jam-packed event of design talks, workshops, interior designer insights and more! On for six days, our top choices include Influences and Influencers (a conversation in designs talk), the Colour Workshop with the fabulous Sophie Robinson and the Design Discovery Tour hosted by Elle Decoration.

When? 16 - 21st September 2018

Where? Chelsea Harbour, London

4.Design Junction

Dedicated to connecting renowned design brands with top architects, industry experts, and interior designers ... this show is for the hardcore design lovers! With a diverse programme of installations, talks, and shows there is so much to see -  we'd recommend popping by the Resident, James Burleigh and Bethan Gray exhibitions.

When? 20th - 23rd September 2018.

Where? South Bank, London

5.London Design Fair

Last, but certainly not least ... London Design Fair. Located in the creative heart of East London, the London Design Fair runs over four-days. Must sees include the amazing landmark projects, including Es Devlin: Please Feed the LionsArchitecture Social Club: Trace and Kellenberger-White: Alphabet.

When? 20 - 23rd September 2018

Where? Old Truman Brewery


As the summer draws to a close and the cold starts to settle in, there is nothing that we enjoy more than a cosy evening in watching gripping series! So here are a number of exciting new tv series along with some of our old favourite to get hooked on...

1. Wanderlust (BBC) 

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2. Press (BBC)

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3. Vanity Fair (ITV)

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4. Maniac (Netflix)

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5. Les Miserable (BBC)

No official trailer as yet, but here is a sneak peak of what's to come on BBC, including Les Miserable!

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6. Ozark - Series 2 (Netflix)

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7. Sharp Objects (SKY Atlantic)

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8. Patrick Melrose (SKY Atlantic)

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9. Tin Star (SKY)

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10. Bodyguard (BBC)

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