Ohhh yes, February is here!
Goodbye to dry-January, January diets, January blues and hello to February FUN! This month we have compiled a line-up of things to do and see, places to eat and so much more.
So, from Andy Warhol's Exhibition at The Halcyon Gallery, the Song For Nobodies Theatre Show, our 'Get In The Mood Playlist and so much more, we have made sure that there is something for everyone. Even better, our co-founder, Lucy has come up with a list of unique and quirky valentines gifts that will surprise and delight your loved one.
And, to top it all off, this month we have partnered with Watergate Bay Hotel to offer you a 2-night bed and breakfast day for you and that special someone. Keep on reading to find out more and to enter our February Hot List Competition.
Have a fabulous February!
Jane, Lucy and The RSG Team x
A two-night escape to Cornwall
Right on the coast of north Cornwall, Watergate Bay Hotel is known for its vibrant surfing, stunning views and beautiful Cornish countryside.
A beautiful place to escape for a long weekend; Watergate Bay Hotel is the destination for a contemporary beach holiday.
Watergate Bay has three restaurants, a dedicated surf school, year-round events and Swim Club, the hotel’s take on a spa. It’s a place that’s about the balance in life – being active, getting among the elements, eating and drinking well, chilling out and getting cosy. Most of all, it’s about having a good time.
The lucky winner will win a two-night bed and breakfast stay at Watergate Bay for two people. The prize also includes two surf lessons with Extreme Academy!
So, to be in for the chance to win a two-night stay for two and surf lessons at Watergate Bay, simply click the link above and answer one simple question!*
“Art is what you can get away with.” ― Andy Warhol
Closing on the 16th of February now is the time to go and see the Andy Warhol Exhibition at The Halycon!
An American cultural icon, the artist is best known for initiating the Pop Art Cultural movement. Recognising that mass reproduction of images from modern life was not only emerging at speed but also inextricably linked to high art and consumer culture, Warhol is one of the most highly influential artists of the 20th century. Famous works include 'Eight Elvises', 'Marilyn Diptych', 'Mao' and 'Campbell's Soup Cans'.
So, if you fancy an afternoon of culture or love pop art then we highly recommend a visit to the Andy Warhol Exhibition one after. You could make a day of it even pair your visit to the exhibition with one of our top recommended bars and eateries below.
144-146 New Bond Street, London, W1S 2PF
If you are always on the lookout for the newest bars, restaurants and eateries in London to try, then check out our Top 3 below:
Deep fried dough with your dipping sauce of choice = absolute heaven.
If you've got a sweet tooth then you've got to check out The Knot Churros. Based in Kensington this trendy cafe is a millennials dream. With a menu overflowing with Churros in every flavour, ice cream and milkshakes, The Knot Churros will have you coming back for me. What's more, The Knot Churros has plenty of style spots perfect for getting the ultimate Instagram Selfie.
Where? 13 Bute St, Kensington, London SW7 3EY
When it comes to great cafe's and restaurants a public bathroom is not the first place to comes to mind (or even the last). But hear us out. Ladies & Gentleman is a neighbourhood bar with a difference. With bars in Kentish Town, Kings Cross and most recently, Camden, the cocktail bar is hidden in an old disused Victorian Bathroom. Describing it as 'our number 2' the bar serves deliciously lethal cocktails including Diamonds in the rough (Woods Navy Rum, demerara rum, picon, cherry, Islay whiskey, blood orange) and Le French cliche (Claude Renoux Champagne, vermouth, green chartreuse, cucumber) to name but a few.
Where? 2 Highgate Rd, London, NW5 1NR
A rooftop pub with a hot tub?! Sign us up!
The first pub in London to have a Hot Tub on the Rooftop, The Buxton will be opening in Spring 2019 at the bottom of Brick Lane. Bought to us from the people behind the bar The Culpeper (featured in our July 2018 Hot List here), chill out with your alcoholic beverage of choice on the rooftop and then head down to the restaurant for dinner. Finish the evening with a stay in The Buxton's hotel rooms.
Where? 42 Osborn Street, London, E1 6TD
With Valentine's day just around the corner, co-founder Lucy has pulled together her top 5 unique valentine gift ideas that will sweep your other half off their proverbial feet.
Lucy St George's Top Gift Ideas For Lovers
1. Giant Traditional Style Mug - Lover £22.00
"Love Me and wake me up with tea!!!" - Lucy St George.
2. Decorative Gold Lion Padlock £45.00
"Locks are a romantic way for couples to declare that their love is eternal and cannot be broken. Bridges are a natural place for loved-up couples to gravitate to as you can attach a padlock to the bridge and then toss the keys into the river below. Team this present with a cheeky trip to London, Paris, Venice, or Rome." - Lucy St George.
"I fucking adore u! - Could not be more me!" - Lucy St George
"A little suggestion for the night ahead - This is me in a candle!" - Lucy St George.
5. Love Heart Neon Light - Pink £65.00
"This is just cute! Love it!" - Lucy St George.
For more Valentine's or Galentine's Gift Ideas, click here to discover more on the Rockett St George Website.
5 iconic singers in a one-woman show make Songs For Nobodies a must-see show.
On in London from the 21st of March, tickets are selling fast for the show that showcases the exceptional talent of Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas who in the play encounter five ordinary women in the UK premiere.
A one-woman show with critically acclaimed singer and actress, Bernadette Robinson, this hilarious and moving play will recount intimate tales of the ordinary women's brief encounters. Robinson seamlessly brings to life each ‘nobody’ whilst with phenomenal control of tone, accent and vocal style, she thrillingly inhabits each legendary and iconic singer in 'a performance masterclass' (Crikey). This is a dramatic and unforgettable performance, this show has appeared in theatres across the globe and is certainly not one to be missed!
Check out the Reviews for the hit show below:
Get swishing this February!
If you're anything like us, you wear about 50% of your wardrobe. So, why not have a good clear out and get some amazing new clothes in the process?!
On at various locations in London, bring up to a maximum of 15 items that you can get a token for to exchange for another item of clothing. Even better, the event is open to anyone who lives, works or studies in one of the seven north London boroughs. So, if you are a member of the community in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest, then why not take this as an opportunity to have a good clear out? It's completely free to attend. Plus, you never know what treasured piece you'll walk away with! More details can be found here.
If you're not based in North London then why not host a swish for your friends? We actually had a swish a few years ago at Rockett St George and it was great to get the whole team together to exchange clothes to be re-worn and re-loved.
Get in the mood for a day of love with our Romantic Sounds Playlist on Spotify.
- Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
- Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
- Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
- Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
- Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
- Can't Help Falling In Love - Haley Reinhart
- Perfect - Ed Sheeran
- Let Her Go - Passengers
- Never Be Alone - Shawn Mendes
- Better Together - Jack Johnson
- And more, on our Spotify Playlist.