THE AUGUST HOT LIST 2019

Hello August!

Truly rinse this year's summer with this huge list of things to do, see, eat and, make this August, whether its rain or shine! And most importantly, not forgetting the number of boozy occasions this month, coincidence? We think not!

What's more, this month we have not one but two competitions for you to enter! For this month we've partnered with Judy, the new movie starring Renee Zellweger, to offer a lucky winner the chance to win VIP tickets to an exclusive screening.  What's more, we have a new theme for this month's Facebook & Instagram Competition - #MyFavouriteRoom! Keep on reading to find out how to enter and to discover the July Facebook & Instagram Competition winner.

Have a fabulous August!

Lots of Love,

Jane, Lucy and The RSG Team x


Image Credit - Pathe

Discover the legend behind the rainbow with your chance to WIN 2 x tickets to the European Premiere of the hotly anticipated film, Judy, all about the life and music of Judy Garland. The 2 x tickets will grant you entry to the screening of Judy on the 30th of September 2019 at the Curzon Mayfair, 6.30pm.

The film starts in Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in THE WIZARD OF OZ, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood; and gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids.

Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer”.

To enter the competition, all you need to do is click on the button below and answer one simple question. Good Luck! 

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Image Credit: Fitness & Power Magazine

1. Brighton Coffee Festival

If there’s one thing the morning needs, its coffee… it’s impossible to form a solid sentence before a morning caffeine boost! If you’re the same, get down to the coast to sip on Brighton’s incredible range of coffee shops! Sounds boring? Well as well as sipping, there are latte art competitions, cupping sessions and much more to keep you entertained!

When? August 11th 

Where? Brighton Open Market

2. Bowiesque

Missing your favourite 70s artist? Reminisce in some of your favourite Bowie classics this August at the Bowiesque concert, a band of five who only perform and recreate David Bowie! Sing at the top of your lungs and dance until your feet hurt!

When?  August 2nd

Where? The Hope and Ruin, Brighton

3. V For Vegan festival

A month-long vegan festival this summer? Yes, please! Whether you’re vegan, veggie or a meat-eater, 'V for' is a place for everyone. Just because you like the occasional chicken wing doesn’t mean you can’t explore some plant-based options! And if you are vegan, then it looks like Christmas has come early for you!

When?  From the 2nd August till the end

Where? Brick Lane, London

4. The Crystal Maze Live Experience 

Rather than sitting on your sofa watching the experience, get involved and become part of the 90s most loved television shows! Grab your closest friends and solve puzzles to escape! And apart from that, you get to rock one of the iconic satin bomber jackets 😉

When?  Whenever you want (provided you make a booking online).

Where? London or Manchester.

5. Rockett St George At Liberty London

We'll be moving our concession space to the middle atrium on the 11th of August for an AW19 spruce up all in preparation for Christmas! Come and visit our new space from the 12th of August ... we can't wait to see you there.

When? 12th August 2019.

Where? Middle Atrium, Fourth Floor, Liberty London.

Other Events To Get Involved With Include: Notting Hill Carnival, London | Rock At The Castle, Hertfordshire | Boomtown Fair, Winchester | Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire | Brighton & Hove Pride | Edinburgh Fringe| Mary Quant Exhibition at the V&A, London


Image Credit - The home of Kate Learmonth as featured in Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. Photography - Debi Treloar.

For our August Instagram and Facebook competition, our theme is 'MY FAVOURITE ROOM'. So think about your favourite room in your home and what makes it so special and share it with us in a post on Instagram or Facebook 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!

Image Credit - @farrrez

For our July Hot List, our Facebook & Instagram Competition Theme was 'My Kitchen Style'. With so many fabulous entries our work was cut out for us, but we are thrilled to announce that @farrrez is our lucky winner! She has won a £50 E-Voucher to spend at Rockett St George! Yay!

A huge thanks to these fabulous runner-ups too - we love your #kitchenstyle!

July Hot List Competition Runner Ups - @thehouseofboldandbrass | @ahomefitforkings | @_house_77


Image Credit - Menagerie Restaurant. Manchester Bars.

Co-founder, Jane Rockett, recently rounded up her Top 10 Instagrammable Bathrooms on her Instagram stories (check out her story highlights to see her top list). So we decided to expand on this theme with our top 3 instagrammable restaurants:

1.Menagerie

Need a new striking Instagram picture? Menagerie in Manchester is the perfect place! Gaze at their gorgeous flower walls, neon lights and beautiful brunch dishes, while snapping a few pics of course… and while your there, you may as well get a few cheeky cocktails to keep you going for the train ride home 😉

2. Sketch

With its breath-taking interiors and dreamy menus, Sketch in Mayfair is one of the most Instagrammed restaurants in London. Speaking of Instagram… it’s not just the restaurant that is worth a few guilt-free poses, take a trip to the bathrooms and discover their iconic egg-shaped pods to disguise your privacy (well not so private all-over social media, oops!).

3. The Ivy In The Lanes

Based in Brighton, we hosted a press lunch at The Ivy In The Lanes last year to launch our AW18 collection and we were completely and utterly blown away by the incredible interiors. The brasserie’s informal yet sophisticated interior features Brighton-inspired artwork, including pieces depicting the pier, sea life and Brighton beach, all set against a backdrop of leather banquettes, a striking onyx bar and pendant lighting. Make sure you check out the bathroom too... it's the perfect backdrop for a selfie!


Image Credit - Rockett St George.

We're all about celebrating the little moments at Rockett St George and having as much fun as we possibly can. So we are always up for an unofficial holiday! Check out the top unofficial holidays below... it's gonna be a boozy month! 

International Beer Day – August 2nd 2019.

Pop down to your local pub and grab a pint (or two) with friends to make the most of this boozy day! Because when else is a better excuse to enjoy a beer garden?

National Underwear Day – August 5th 2019.

Why not have the day lounging on the sofa, watching your new favourite Netflix series and staying in your underwear?! Do it with your partner or best friends to truly rinse it!

National Lazy Day – August 10th 2019.

*Ditto* Possibly even do the five days in between too!

National Prosecco Day – August 13th 2019.

Crack open your favourite type of bubbly, whack on your highest heels (or fluffy slippers) and have a party, by yourself or with a group!

National Rum Day – August 16th 2019.

Hmm... Seems this month is solely based off of booze! But are we complaining... Absolutely not! Pina Coladas here we come!

National Lemonade Day – August 20th.

For when the hangover kicks in from the large quantity of the alcoholic holidays this month, make your own or pop to the shop for some refreshing lemonade (don't forget to add ice to soothe that banging headache) ;).

 


Image Credit: Caitlin McGrath

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and all you want to do it go and relax outside, you know the feeling… so to help you create the best garden or outdoor space of your dreams we've put together this easy DIY garden furniture guide. The best part.... it only takes four little steps to transform your garden into a relaxation spa!

All you need:

  • 3 old wooden pallets
  • A few nails
  • A hammer
  • And of course, a few of your favourite cushions and blankets to spruce things up!

Method

  1. Take two of your three pallets and lay them on top of each other
  2. You could leave them like this, however for extra security, take a couple of nails and secure the pallets together, making sure the nails are facing downwards towards the floor.
  3. Take the third pallet, stand upright on top the other two and nail to the base, as the back of the seat.
  4. Decorate with pillows and blankets, lean against a wall (just to be safe) and enjoy! Don't forget to style the rest of your garden space with garden accessories such as garden tables, rugs, Crittall-style mirrors, outdoor lighting and garden accessories to add personality to the space. For garden styling tips, check out our blogs with the amazing Dee Campling - RSG Garden Takeover With Dee Campling and How To Use Rugs In Your Outdoor Space.

Image Credit - Netflix

Love Island is over for another year and so it's time to find a new show to binge-watch... luckily Netflix has got us covered with this epic list of shows to get obsessed with.

1.Orange Is The New Black - Season 7.

Back for its seventh and final season, this epic season will conclude the gripping story of the ladies at Litchfield women's prison.

2. Workin' Moms.

Raw, funny and incredibly honest, Canadian series, Workin Mum's is back for it's second season.

3. Stranger Things 3

Breaking Netflix's records, Stranger Things 3 got a hugely impressive 40.7 million household views of the show since its July 4th  global launch. The science-fiction 8os' based show is an explosive season and is certainly not to be missed!

4. Glow Season 3

In vegas, anything glows. Back for the third season, this hit 80s' based series about women's wrestling will return to Netflix on August 9th.

5. Queer Eye Season 4

The fab five are back for another round of makeovers, transformations and tear-jerking stories.

Other Netflix shows to binge-watch include:

Black Mirror | Money HeistAfter LifeEasy | Ozark | Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee |

The Crown | You | Dead To Me | When They See Us | Master of None | Better Call Soul | Mindhunter

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