‘It’s all fun and games until your jeans don’t fit.’
January 2019 has arrived and if you're anything like us you're probably feeling a little overstuffed and partied out .... which in our opinion is always a good sign of how great Christmas and New Years has been! So we have some lovely and relaxing things for you to do this January that will start the year off as you mean to end it. From the top Films You Must See in 2019, How to Make and Keep Your New Years Resolutions and more, there is so much you can do to keep the party rolling right into January!
Even better, this month we are offering 5 lucky readers the chance to WIN £125 Money Voucher to spend at Rockett St George. So, keep on reading to find out more!
Wishing you the best 2019 ever! Remember, 1 Year = 365 opportunities, so make it a great one!
Lots of Love,
Jane, Lucy and The RSG Team x
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With Oscars season around the corner, the best films are always released in January and what better way to spend the dark evenings or cold weekends than spending the weekend at the cinema?!
Nominations open for the Oscars on the 7th of January with the 91st Oscars awards ceremony on February 24th 2019. So to get you excited for it all here are our top 2 films that you cannot miss this January, along with three other highly anticipated films that will be released later this year.
A gruelling depiction of drug addiction and the strength of a father and son relationship, the leading cast of Steve Carrell and Timothee Chalamet are rumoured to be Oscar Best Actor nominees.
Release Date: 18th January 2019.
A film about Vice President, Dick Chaney and his power and relationship in President George Bush's administration. Lead actor, Christian Bale has a radical transformation in this film and it is rumoured that he will be nominated for the Oscars Best Actor category.
Release Date: 25th January 2019
Other Films To Look Forward To In 2019:
1.The Lion King
The classic film favourite has been remade! A great film choice for all of the family, characters are voiced by a whole host of famous names such as Beyonce, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Seth Rogan.
Release Date: July 2019
2.Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
If you're a Quentin Tarintino superfan then you are going to be very happy about this! Due to be released towards the end of 2019, the film will feature a stellar cast including Leonardo Dicaprio, Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Tim Roth and many more well-known faces.
Release Date: 26th of July 2019.
*No Official Trailer has been released yet.
A biographical drama based on the musical career of Elton John this is set to do very well in the box office and is a great film choice for music lovers.
Release Date: 17th of May 2019.
As a special addition to this month's Hot List our fabulous co-founder, Jane Rockett has compiled her top 5 favourite RSG pieces that she wants to revamp her home with in 2019.
Nothing beats a great Sunday Roast or an evening of drinks at your local pub. Quintessentially British, Pubs are a fabulous way to spend time with your friends and family and during the colder days what better way to beat the January blues than hanging out by an open fire with your friends and family?! So here are our top 3 favourites around the country.
A beautifully cosy country pub in the heart of Sussex, The Cat Inn boasts beautiful scenic country walks on the Ashdown Forest, two inglenook fireplaces, oak beams and a terrace area.
Where? West Hoathly, West Sussex
A fabulous pub located on the stunning Ilkley Moors in West Yorkshire the Cow & Calf is a lovely escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. With an extensive menu, plenty of local cask ales and even guest rooms to stay in this a fabulous winter weekend idea that we know you'll love.
Where? Ilkley, West Yorkshire
A beautiful rustic and warm pub in London with an all-day menu and open fire space, The Grazing Goat is a country escape in the middle of London.
Other Fantastic Pubs With Open Fires near you: The White Horse, London | The Holly Bush, Hampstead | The Victoria Inn, Durham | The Griffin, Fletching | The Ginger Fox, Hassocks | The Gardeners Arms, Sutton | Three Kings of Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell | The Wharf, Castlefield | The Barley Mow, Bristol | The Bull, Ditchling |
A beautiful light installation, experience some beautiful culture this January!
On for the fifth year, the Winter Lights at Canary Wharf features an array of installations, exhibitions and entertainment too! Perfect for all of the family highlights of the interactive experience include the Cabot Square Fountain, Prismatica and Angels of Freedom.
Once you’ve visited your choice of the 20 light installations, why not grab a quick bite at Winter Light Bites?! With a choice of freshly baked pizzas from The Rolling Dough, middle eastern dishes from Nazari and a delicious Waffle Truck, no one will go hungry!
Winter Lights is on from 5pm - 10pm from Tuesday the 15th of January until Saturday 26th of January 2019.
RSG Top Tip: When the lights come down after Christmas things can feel a little bleak, but it’s so easy to make your home feel better. Our top tip is to not take the fairy lights down. Fairy lights aren’t just for Christmas and look fabulous all year round. Drape fairy lights around your mirrors and artwork or, alternatively pin them to your wall above your bed or sofa. For more tips to make your lighting work year round, check out our blog - How to Make Your Lighting Work Through The Seasons - for more advice.
Here are some of our lighting favourites to make your home glow all winter long...
Let's face it, sticking to your new year's resolutions can be tricky.
Especially in the first few weeks of January when it's cold outside and all you want to do is snuggle up on the sofa. But, we are here to help! In fact, no matter what your resolution is, it'sd actually quite simple to make and achieve your goals if you know how.
The answer?! To stick to your New Years Resolution you gotta be S.M.A.R.T! So, here are 5 Easy Ways to keep your resolutions in 2019.
No.1. It's gotta be Specific
"New Years Resolution: drink less, oh and quit smoking! And, keep New Years Resolution!" - Bridget Jones.
A resolution that is a little more specific than this is the way to succeed. We recommend taking some time out to sit down and think about exactly what you want to achieve. For example, "I want to declutter my house" may be too vague. Go for, "I want to rid my home of anything that I do not love or that is not useful".
No.2. It's gotta be Measurable
It's always nice to reach little milestones on the way. Set little goals along the way and signpost them so that when you achieve them you can celebrate it. So, for example, once you've cleared out an entire room of the things that you no longer need or love then it's time to celebrate! Celebrate with a glass of wine, a mini online shopping spree or a candlelit bath! Applauding the mini-goals will keep you motivated and inspired, plus it's important to treat yourself every now and then.
No.3. It's gotta be Attainable
Yeah, so maybe decluttering your entire house in a day might not be realistic. So, break it down a little. There's no reason to add extra stress to your life.
No.4. It's gotta be Relevant
A really great New Years Resolution that you will want to keep is a resolution that contributes to a greater goal or your happiness and wellbeing, long-term. So, for example, decluttering your home is a great goal if you to create a happy home for you and your family.
No.5. It's gotta be Time Specific
Set a deadline. Choose a (realistic) date that you want to achieve the goal by and mark it down in your calendar, on your phone and tell your friends and family to keep yourself accountable.
It's really as simple as that!
So, for ideas about our Interior Resolutions for 2019, keep a look out for our blog which will be published on Friday!
Fill January with happiness and positivity by pumping your favourite sounds!
- I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys.
- Jerk It Out - Caesars
- Dakota - Stereophonics
- If You Wanna - The Vaccines
- Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
- Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
- Heartbeat - Scouting For Girls
- Hey Ya - OutKast
- Golden Touch - Razorlight
- Don't Delete The Kisses - Wolf Alice
- And more, our Spotify Playlist - The Feel Good Playlist