March has arrived and spring is in sight!
March has a lot in store for us. International Womens Day, Pancake Day, St Patrick's Day and Mother's Day are all dates that we are looking forward to this month. So, one thing is for sure - it's going to be a mega-march!
This month we have a number of exciting things lined up for you, including our Roundup of the Best Interior Design Shows To Visit, our new favourite restaurant to eat Sushi, Women of The World Festival, Earth Hour and more there is so much to get involved with.
Even better, this month we will be giving away a beautiful Unframed Hand Screen Printed Floral Portobello Landscape Artwork By Lizzie Coles. Lizzie has painted the print with Rockett St George Paint Colours. Keep on reading to find out more and to enter this competition!
Have a fabulous month.
Lots of Love,
Jane, Lucy and The RSG Team x
This March we have a beautiful Abstract Art Screen Print by artist, Lizzie Coles, for you to win!
Great statement artwork for your walls the Unframed Hand Screen Printed Floral Portobello Landscape Artwork By Lizzie Coles was curated in collaboration with Rockett St George to bring you a collection of unique artwork that you can't find elsewhere. Available in two designs in both Portrait and Landscape, we commissioned Lizzie Coles to print intricate flowers with our Wall Paint to create this art to be won.
So, this month, one lucky winner will have the chance to win an Unframed Hand Screen Printed Floral Portobello Landscape Artwork that was created using our Portobello Dark Inky Paint from the Rockett St George paint collection!
To enter the competition, all you need to do is click on the button below and answer one simple question. Good Luck!
Sushi Samba Anyone?!
Opening their latest restaurant in Covent Garden, Sushi Samba, is our favourite new place to get delicious Japenese Cuisine.
With interiors that will make your jaw drop the stunning restaurant is an eclectic mix of traditional Japenese design, the large terrace restaurant overlooks Covent Garden Piazza. Expect to have all your senses engaged with the incredible orange tree sculptures, living ceilings, giant wall mural that depicts Japanese mythology and dramatic monochrome tiled floor. An incredibly rich and elegant interior we think that Sushi Samba in Covent Garden will be an Instagram favourite!
On the menu, Sushi Samba serves up a number of delectable dishes that are Japenese, Peruvian and Brasilian inspired. Top recommendations include the Shrimp Tempura, Mushroom Tobanyaki, Tiger Maki Samba Rolls and the Raw Tuna. YUM YUM! With a range of dishes for vegetarians and vegans this is a restaurant that will cater to all. Of course, a good meal out should always involve cocktails and so we highly recommend taste testing their Cafe Millonario Cocktail. A blend of coffee-washed dark Bacardi Carta Negra shaken with Tonka bean infused maple syrup, dark chocolate and the obligatory espresso shot, this is an outrageously lethal cocktail that will blow your socks off! Great if you're heading out for a night "out-out" in London!
35 The Market Building, London, WC2E 8RF
If there's one thing that we really love about March, it's the design darling! March is a month of inspiration and so it's really worth booking aside some time to visit the incredible design fairs on in London or a city near you. Here are some of our particular favourites that we think you will love.
1. London Design Week
A highly esteemed design fair that flocks thousands to London over the week's goings on, we love London Design Week. On at Chelsea Harbour for two days, highlights include 'Tailoring Fashion and Design' Talk by Elle Decoration, The Designing The Perfect Bathroom Workshop and the Principles of Scale Talk to name but a few.
When? Sunday 10th March - Friday 15th March 2019.
Where? First Floor, Design Centre East
If you love 70s design then The Midcentury Modern show is not to be missed. With everything from original Cherner Chairs to contemporary pieces from new up and coming British designers, this is a day for those who are looking to source unique and authentic furniture, lighting and more for the home.
When? Sunday 10th March 2019.
Where? Dulwich College, London, SE21 7LD
Get your hands on cutting-edge art or be inspired by the stunning prints at the Affordable Art Fair. With the next fair on at Battersea Springs, the three-day event will be a creative experience for all of the family to enjoy. Highlights include Art Therapy With The NSPCC, Bloom and Wild Bouquets Workshop and the Live Art Exhibition where you will see artists in action.
When? Thursday 7th March - Sunday 10th March 2019.
Where? Battersea Evolution, Queenstown Road, London SW8 4NW
Back in the early days of Rockett St George when Instagram was just beginning, we used to run a competition called 'Foto Friday'.
The competition would ask you, our lovely customers to share styled images of your home and our winners would win a prize each week. Recently, Jane Rockett was interviewed in Dee Campling and Lisa Dawson's podcast (you can listen to the podcast here) and Lisa mentioned that she was a winner of one of our Foto Friday Competitions! So it got Jane thinking... we should bring back Foto Friday, with a twist!
We love the amazing interior inspiration of your homes that you share with us each month and so we wanted to celebrate this with a NEW monthly Instagram and Facebook competition. Each month we will set a theme in our Hot List for you to post your favourite styled interiors shot, along with the tags @rockettstgeorge.co.uk and #rockettstgeorge to enter.
The winner will be announced on Instagram and Facebook on the last Friday of every month and will win a £50 E-Voucher to spend at Rockett St George!
So, without further ado, for this month's theme is PINK INTERIORS. Share with us your pink interiors or pop of pink accessories with the @rockettstgeorge.co.uk tag and #rockettstgeorge for your chance to win.
We can't wait to see all of your fabulous posts! Good Luck!
Switch off your lights on March 30th for earth hour to spread global awareness about climate change.
A WWF scheme the initiative involves switching off the lights in your home for 1 hour at 8:30 pm on Saturday the 30th of March 19, just before the clocks spring forward an hour on the 31st of March. So, why not create an event of it?! You could host a candlelit dinner for you and your family or friends or simply turn off the lights in your home for an hour to raise awareness. Don't forget to show your support on social media using #Connect2Earth and #rockettstgeorge and we will repost our favourites!
What's more, f you'd like to take it a little further and do your bit for the Earth, here are a few suggested ideas to be more eco-friendly in 2019.
-Single-use sucks. Invest in a beautiful coffee travel mug and glass or metal straws instead. It will prevent unnecessary waste to the environment and are nicer to drink from too. We have some lovely Glass Drinking Straws and Travel Mugs at Rockett St George if it's of interest.
-Turn off your lights and switch off your plugs. If you're not using a room or an electrical device then save energy and money and turn off your lights. Jane Rockett recently started switching off her wifi at night and it really helped with her sleep, not forgetting the fact that it saves valuable energy.
-Buy Recycled Products. We have just expanded our range of recycled products at Rockett St George and have a number of really lovely Recycled Drinking Glasses, Jars, Ceiling Lights and Table Lights that will look beautiful in your home without damaging the environment.
-Embrace Natural Cleaning Products. Better for the environment and your families health consider using more natural cleaning products like vinegar, lemon and bicarbonate of soda.
-Buy Bamboo. Did you know that bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world?! Bamboo lighting and furniture look great and add a natural organic feel to your home interiors and have a less harmful effect on the environment. A win-win in our opinion. We have a lovely selection of Bamboo products at Rockett St George including a Bamboo Display Cabinet, Bamboo Bench Chair, Bamboo Shelving and more.
Women of the World Festival is back on this March.
In its 9th year, Women of The World Festival celebrates women and girls across the globe. This year, the festival coincides with International Women's Day running from Friday the 8th to Saturday the 9th of March.
With a line-up of talks, events and workshops this is an empowering few days to enjoy with your daughters, mothers, grandmothers and friends. Highlights include Jo Brand's Born Lippy: How To Do Female show, author Naomi Klien's 'In Conversation' Talk and The Women On The Move Awards 2019.
Rockett St George was founded by two women and so this fantastic celebration of women is close to our hearts. A definite must-visit for everyone!
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
As Interior Design fanatics we are obsessed with Interior Design Shows and are always discussing our latest favourites in the office. So we've put our heads together and come up with our top favourites to add to your watchlist!
With hosts Caroline Quentin and Piers Taylor this inspiring show takes you around some of the worlds most extraordinary architecture and homes. Inspiring from start to finish, you will be awestruck by the interiors on show.
A great series to binge watch on Netflix, with the fabulous Sophie Robinson watch talented design contestants pull out all the stops to impress the judges.
Eclectic and unexpected interiors, this Netflix series explores the homes of interesting and characterful people and their homes. A must-watch for anyone who loves extraordinary and surprising interiors.
George Clarke explores ingenious small builds and designs in his very popular channel 4 show. Great for anyone who is thinking of embarking on a renovation challenge and needs a little inspiration.
An Incredible traditional French chateau is transformed by English couple Dick and Angel on a tight budget. Their thrify creativity is incredibly inspiring. A must-watch in our opinion!
A classic and a goodie! The longstanding home architecture show with Kevin McCloud is a firm favourite of ours. With a series of inspiring episodes featuring imaginative builds and extraordinary designs, this is a great series to dip in and out of.
Restoration addicts have to get involved with this new show that hasn't even hit our screens yet. George Clarke's House Rules is now commissioning for traditional or period homes in a need of an update. Guaranteed to be a great watch, if you have a similar project on hand then why not document it on TV?!
A YouTube Channel dedicated to all things interior design, get top tips and decorating ideas from the endless hours of playlists and episodes on their channel.
Another, YouTube Channel filled with interior design content, explore the homes of Hollywood Stars and influencers.
A remake of the classic show, the Netflix update of Queer Eye sees 5 homosexual men transform a straight man's personal style and home. A great series to binge watch, this is a fun and lighthearted series that will be returning for its third season this March.
As a bonus, we just had to mention the Rockett St George YouTube Channel! Filled with inspiring how-to videos, collection launches and our hugely popular 'My Treasures' series, check it out here.