Wahoooo, it's June!
June marks the start of summer, longer days and more sunshine (hopefully). So to, help you fully embrace the start of the summer we have a whole host of exciting things for you to do, see, gift and more! From Brixton Festival of Gin, Dips and Crips (yes really), London Festival of Architecture to the best alternative Father's Day Gifts, we have well and truly got you covered for the month ahead.
What's more this month we have TWO fabulous competitions for you to enter. Keep on reading to enter our competition to win The Grand Velvet Circular Dining Chair in Rich Green and show off your outdoor style on Instagram or Facebook for your chance to win a £50 e-voucher to spend at Rockett St George.
Have a fabulous June!
Jane, Lucy and the RSG Team x
Win a Grand.... chair!
For this month's competition, one lucky entrant will have the chance to win 1 x The Grand Velvet Circular Dining Chair - Rich Green!
Part of our easy elegance collection this versatile velvet chair is an oh so comfy dining chair and armchair. Style the Grand Velvet Circular Dining Chair in Rich Green Velvet around the dining table or mix and match with our Velvet Rose Pink Circular Dining Chair. The Grand Velvet Circular Dining Chair would also look super chic as a desk chair in your home office or as a statement armchair in your style spot - perfect for chilling out on to read a glossy mag or scroll through Instagram.
To enter the competition, all you need to do is click on the button below and answer one simple question. Good Luck!
Umm hello..... could this be the festival of our foodie dreams?! Yes, we think so!
On at Brixton Jamm, treat yourself to Gin, Hip Chips and mini dips whilst enjoying music from live DJs and you could even take part in Gin making masterclass.
When? Saturday, 15th of June 2019.
Where? Brixton Jamm.
Immerse yourself in some hot culture at the worlds biggest Architecture Festival.
Highlight include Cardboard Cities, an immersive workshop for kids at the V&A Childhood Museum, Architecture For A New Generation that will focus on the upcoming influences and voices in Architecture of the future, and The Kissing Gates a whimsical installation looking at boundaries between cities and countryside.
When? 1st - 30th of June.
Where? Various venues in London. See more on the Festival of Architecture website.
An annual London event that's great for the kids, the cast of some of the West Ends most loved musicals come to together for the weekend for a musical event that theatre lovers will adore! Featuring the cast of Aladdin, The Lion King, Magic Mike Live, The Phantom Of The Opera and more this free family fun event is live entertainment at its best. Aside from plenty of music to sing along to visitors can dine alfresco, take selfies with west end stars, shop stalls and of course enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of the event!
When? 22nd - 23rd of June 2019.
Where? Trafalgar Square, London
One of the most instagrammable restaurants in London, the glass igloos have had a summer makeover! With views of the River Thames and Central London, menu highlights include the Vegan Burger, Smoked Haddock Aranchini and the Roasted Leek and Feta Tart.
An old fashioned pub with a garden that's perfect for alfresco dining don't be fooled by the relaxed pub-feel ... the menu is out of this world! Menu favourites include Gnocchi, purple kale, chilli and pecorino, Grilled oyster mushroom, wild oregano and lemon oil and the Steak Tartare.
Located in Belgravia, Dalloway Terrace has transformed itself with a Jungle Makeover. With a Jungle Themed Lunch and Afternoon Tea to choose from, our favourites include Cauliflower Steak, the Sri Lankan Curry and the Banana Leaf Sea Bass.
With a serene walled garden, a delectable menu of delicious delights and plenty of booze No 197
Menu favourites include the Slow Cooked Beef Taco, Mini Honey Sausages and the Smoked Aubergine Falafels! No 197 Chiswick Fire Station even has a brunch menu on weekends with our favourite being the Elderflower and Earl Grey Fizz Cocktail with the Breakfast Tacos! Yummy!
With a restaurant that flows straight out onto the courtyard, enjoy the buzz of Sager + Wilde. The menu ranges from brunch, lunch and dinner and drinks. Must tries include the George The Cheese Merchant Cheese Board, the Beef Ragu and the Smoked Cods Roe. For drinks, make sure you try out the Walnut Martini or the Apple-Tea-Ni!
For our June Instagram and Facebook competition, our theme is 'MY OUTDOOR SPACE'. So go to town with your garden style and share with us your most beautiful and showstopping garden looks. To enter simply share your 'My Outdoor Space' post on Facebook and Instagram along 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!
For our May Hot List we set the Facebook & Instagram Competition Theme as 'On My Mantlepiece'. With so many fabulous entries our work was cut out for us, but we are thrilled to announce that the fabulous Charlotte Gibling (@charlojg) is our lucky winner! She has won a £50 E-Voucher to spend at Rockett St George! yay!
Round Marble Effect Tray £25.00 / Faux Eucalyptus Stem £12.00 / Set Of 6 Earthenware Tumblers - Style 2 / Concrete Effect Plant Pot £8.95 / Rockett St George Scented Candles - Bliss And Mischief £34.00 / Rock Gold Hand Ornament £19.00 / Cabrillo Gold Top Vase £42.00
Here are some of our other favourite 'On My Mantlepiece' themed posts:
There's now a day for everything and so this month we thought we'd commemorate some of our favourite upcoming holidays. Because... who doesn't love an excuse to party?!
1. National Cheese Day - Tuesday 4th of June.
Brie-inspired by National Cheese Day (sorry... we couldn't resist!). A great excuse to get the cheese boards out with a glass of merlot or 3, National Cheese Day has got to be on your calendar.
Cheese and wine nights are becoming quite the thing amongst millennials and in our opinion its a great opportunity for a mid-week booze up. So we have a few easy ideas for your Cheese and Wine Night:
1.CHEESE.... obvious first starter, so stock up on all your cheesy favourites including Cheddar, Brie, Camembert, Manchego, Parmigiano-Reggiano to name but a few. The more cheese the better!
2.Cheese Boards. Beautiful Breadboards are perfect for creating a delicious display that your guests will love. Our Natural Acacia Round Chopping Board, Small Marble Effect Bread Board and the Ink Dipped Mango Wood Chopping / Bread Board - Large would all make great serving boards.
3.Great Wine Glasses. Great wine glasses will add an air of sophistication to your soiree, so get your hands on some fabulous wine glasses perfect for entertaining. Our Swirl Wine Glass - Amber or Nude are great choices, as is our new Set Of 6 Ribbed Glass Wine Glasses.
4.Party Games. From charades to card games, party games never fail to get everyone in the spirit. Check out the If You Had To... Card Game, The Movie Misquote Game and the Dangerous Experiments For After Dinner Game for party game fun.
5.A Great Playlist! Scroll down to check out our Summer Festival Playlist to get the party rolling.
2.World Gin Day - Saturday 8th of June
Shake and stir your favourite gin-tastic concoctions to celebrate World Gin Day! Quite possibly one of our favourite days of the year, we've come up with our favourite Gin cocktail recipe for you to try at home. The perfect excuse to host a garden party, don't you think?!
Summer Cup - Recipe on page 136 of the book - Gin Made Me Do It, available to purchase at Rockett St George.
You Will Need:
700ml of London Dry Gin
700ml of Sweet Vermouth
375ml of Triple Sec
2 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar
6 dashes of Angostura bitters
Ginger Beer to top up.
Mix the ingredients together in a large jug and chill in the fridge. When you are ready to serve fill gin glasses with ice and a few lemon slices and et viola... a lovely cup of Summer Gin!
3. Upcycling Day - 24th of June
Who doesn't love an excuse to get creative?! Monday the 24th of June is Upcycling Day, a great opportunity to give unloved furniture and home accessories a new lease of life! From upcycling your cabinets with wallpaper to upcycling old pallets into furniture, planters and more there are so many creative things that you can do.
For upcycling ideas, check out our blogs:
Celebrate the person in your life who does everything that a father should with our fabulous selection of Fathers Day Gifts...
1.Giant Traditional Style Mug - Hero
June marks the start of festival season. So whether you're going to a festival or not this summer, here's a roundup of our favourite artists appearing on stages around the country.
- Vossi Bop - Stormzy. On at Glastonbury Festival, June 2019.
- Right Here, Right Now - Fat Boy Slim. On at Isle of Wight Festival, June 2019.
- Budapest - George Ezra. On at Glastonbury Festival, June 2019.
- Boys Don't Cry - The Cure. On at Glastonbury Festival, June 2019.
- Tilted - Christine & The Queens. On at Parklife Festival, June 2019.
- Heartbeat - Robyn. On at Wilderness Festival, August 2019.
- Fit But You Know It - The Streets. On at Boomtown, August 2019.
- Summertime Sadness, Lana Del Rey. On at Latitude Festival, July 2019.
- Rockstar - Post Malone. On at Reading & Leeds Festival, August 2019.
- Dog Days Are Over - Florence + The Machine. On at Boardmasters, August 2019
- And more on our Spotify Playlist.