The February Hot List 2020

January was a tough year. But we made it. 

Well, thank goodness it's February is all we can say. Lighter days are ahead of us and hopefully warmer days too. So, our Hot List is here with the very best things to do this February. From our top date night ideas to the launch of our new Buy-Swap-Sell page and so much more, our February Hot List will keep you busy right to the end of the month.

Even better this month we have not one but two competitions for you to get involved with. This February we've partnered with none other than the amazing jewellery brand, Rachel Jackson London to offer one lucky winner the chance to WIN a £250 voucher to spend on their website. But, that's not all. For our Instagram & Facebook competition, we are offering one lucky winner the chance to win a £50 e-voucher to spend at Rockett St George. Keep on reading to find out how you can enter.

Have a wonderful February!

Lots of love,

Jane, Lucy and the Rockett St George Team x


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Image Credit: Rachel Jackson London

To celebrate the launch of their new collection, Alter Ego, London based jewellery brand, Rachel Jackson London, are offering you the chance to win a £250 voucher to spend on their website.

Combining unique, statement designs with an infectious, feel-good attitude, Rachel Jackson London is one of the UK’s most exciting jewellery brands. From humble beginnings on a market stall in Spitalfields, London, the brand is now a well-known favourite with celebrities worldwide including Rita Ora, Katy Perry and Nicole Scherzinger.

Launching in February this year, the new Alter Ego collection encourages you to challenge your status quo, express your inner rock chic, channel your inner boho or unleash your dance floor diva. The collection is inspired by iconic, rock n roll muses and is a modern interpretation of meaningful charm jewellery, styled with an eclectic range of luxe chains.

So, if you're up for a chance to win a £250 voucher to spend at Rachel Jackson London, enter your details below. Good Luck!

Enter the competition for your chance to win a £250 voucher to spend at rachel jackson london

people eating at a long table.

Image Credit: KinoVino

At Rockett St George we love to celebrate all things LOVE. Whether it's love for your partner, love for your friends or love for your family, we're down with it.

So, with Valentine's day is just around the corner we've come up with some fun date night ideas for you and your loved ones. What's more, you don't need to be in a relationship to do all of these things. So if you're celebrating Galentine's instead of Valentine's this year then grab a bunch of your mates and check out these fun places to visit and things to do.

No.1. Dinner at Norma

Bringing you the very best of Southern Italian Cuisine, show your love with carbs this V-day at Norma! Menu highlights include Grilled Salt Marsh Lamb, the Beef Parpadelle and the Ricotta Cannelloni. They also serve up a divine desert menu and a very extensive drinks menu ... what's not to love?

No.2. Laugh Them Into Bed

Laugh them into bed by treating them to a comedy night this Valentine's Day. A great choice is to head on down to Valentine's Day Comedy at the Comedy Carnival in Leicester Square. A great idea for couples and singles alike this is fun and alternative Valentine's Day idea that you'll love.

No.3. Weekend Away

Go all out and turn Valentine's Day into Valentine's weekend. Ideas include 2 nights in Norway to see the Northern Lights, a city break at The Hoxton, Paris or a country escape to The Artist Residence in Oxfordshire.

No.4. Dinner & A Movie... but with a twist.

A classic for a reason, you can't beat dinner and a movie... or can you?! KinoVino hosts supper club cinema experiences that turns the classic 'dinner and a movie' on its head. Watch a film in the cinema screening and then enjoy food specifically themed by the culture of the era of the movie and of course, load up on delicious cocktails. As a special event, KinoVino is running a Galentine's Sex and the City evening which you can book here.

No.5. Day-Date

Instead of the classic dinner date, why not opt for a day-date instead? There are lots of fun activities you can do and it's the perfect idea for a first-date when you're trying to offset those initial nerves. Ideas include visiting an exhibition such as the Mary Quant Exhibition at the V&A, stopping for delicious cookies at creme or go for a wine tasting at your local vineyard.


buy-sell-swap facebook group

Image Credit: Rockett St George

We have a rather exciting announcement ... we have launched a Buy-Swap-Sell Facebook Group.

The place online for you to find pre-loved Rockett St George furniture, lighting, rugs and home accessories, you can buy, swap and sell your favourite RSG pieces with other group members.

On top of this, from time-to-time Rockett St George will post pre-loved items for sale, so make sure you join the group to be the first to get your hands on these exclusive one-off pieces.

You can join the group here: Rockett St George Buy-Swap-Sell

Terms & Conditions

Please note, buyers and sellers are responsible for things sold in Rockett St George's buy and sell group or on Marketplace.

Buyers:
Any sale made through the Rockett St George buy, sell and swap group is between you and the seller. If you have any questions about the things you're buying in this buy and sell group, try messaging the seller. You can also report a seller to Facebook if there are any problems.

Sellers:
Please describe the items you're selling clearly. You can only sell Rockett St George products in this group. Find out more information under Facebook's commerce policy.


pancakes drizzled with maple syrup on plate.

Image Credit: Farm Girl

Have a flipping marvellous Pancake Day! 

Shrove Tuesday aka Eat All The Pancakes You Can Day is on Tuesday the 25th of February this year. Of course, we are all foodies at Rockett St George so we've had a little look around for our favourite and most indulgent recipes for you to try. Check out the ideas below.

The Sweet...

The Savoury...

The downright indulgent...

Rather do the eating than the cooking?! Us too! Here's a roundup of our favourite pancake houses near you:

Breakfast Club, Brighton | Farm Girl, Notting Hill | Ask for Janice, Farringdon | Where The Pancakes Are, Southwark | Olive & Rye, Leeds |  Loudons, Edinburgh | Penelope's, Manchester | Lounges, Bristol | Moose Coffee, Liverpool 

Need more inspiration?! We've made a Pancake Day Recipe Board along with all the fabulous tableware you need to make an Insta-worthy Pancake display on Pinterest. Check it out: Pancakes For Breakfast


image of art prints with the words - Enter: Instagram & Facebook Competition #MyArtDisplay

Image Credit: Rockett St George

Fancy winning a £50 e-voucher to spend at Rockett St George?! Ohhh yeah!

For this months Instagram & Facebook competition our theme is #MyArtDisplay. Show off your artwork or picture wall featuring your wall art, wall decorations and photographs and share it with us on Facebook and Instagram for your chance to win.

To enter the competition all you need to do is:

  1. Take a picture of your art display anywhere in your home.
  2. Head over to Instagram or Facebook and post the picture to your feed. You'll need to use our handle @rockettstgeorge.co.uk and hashtags #rockettstgeorge and #MyArtDisplay to make sure we get your entry.
  3. And, that's it! You have until midnight on February 27th to enter and the winner will be announced on the March Hot List 2020. Good Luck!
pink hallway with original 1920s doors and art deco ceiling light

Image Credit: @_house_77

For our January Hot List, our Facebook & Instagram Competition Theme was '#MyStylishHome20'. So, we are thrilled to announce that @_house_77 is our winner! @_house_77 aka Claire has won a £50 E-Voucher to spend at Rockett St George! Yay! Congratulations Claire!
Congratulations must also go to these two fabulous runners-up - @theknottedtouch and @reikisonia.
two images of stylish homes.

Image Credit: @theknottedtouch and @reikisonia


dark bedroom with the graphics - Wellbeing: How do you sleep at night?

Image Credit: Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The home of Fred Musik. Publishers: Ryland Peters & Small. Photographer: Debi Treloar.

If nap time is your happy hour then these sleep tips are for you!

Establish a wind-down routine.

Coming up with a simple bedtime routine can work wonders on improving sleep. It can be as simple as a 15 minute, wind-down routine where you dim the lights, light some candles and read a book. It's small and simple changes that can have the biggest effect. So, spend some time coming up with a simple bedtime routine and over time this routine will become a habit that will hopefully help you drift off to a night of deeper and restful sleep.

Take a shower.

Did you know that taking a warm shower before you go to bed can help you slip off to sleep easier? After a warm shower, your body temperature will drop mimicking the fluctuations of your circadian rhythms and helping you drift off to sleep.

Consider Your Wall Paint.

Colour has a huge effect on your mood and so if you're struggling to sleep at night it could be the colour of your walls that's affecting you. For example, years ago co-founder, Jane Rockett, painted her bedroom dark red in the hope of creating a sexy boudoir. What Jane forgot was that red isn't a relaxing colour and it affected her night's sleep. Simply switching to a more relaxing colour had a huge effect on her mood and lead to a more restful nights sleep. Below are some great colour choices for the bedroom.

a selection of five paint colours perfect for creating a peaceful nights sleep

Paint Colours For The Bedroom: Chalky White From: £2.50 | Cloisters From: £2.50 | Broderie From: £2.50 | Payne's Grey From: £2.50 | Zeitgeist From: £2.50

Blackout Curtains.

If you struggle to get those zzz then it's important that you immerse your room in darkness. Ensure that blue lights are kept out of your room (for example, your phone, laptops, TVs etc) and invest in black-out curtains. This can work wonders on your sleep quality and help regulate your circadian rhythm. We should note, however, if you struggle to wake up in the morning and constantly hit the snooze button, then it may be a good idea to sleep with your curtains open on the days when you really have to get out of bed on time.

Gravity blanket.

This is a bit of a revelation for us. Said to help you sleep better as well as reducing anxiety and stress, gravity or weighted blankets are becoming quite the thing. Not the cheapest option out there, a weighted blanket is more of an investment buy, but certainly worth it if you're really struggling with insomnia.



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We love a good podcast at Rockett St George. So for the last of our things to do in February we've rounded up three of the best podcast episodes that we've listened to and shared it with you.

1. No Bull Business Women Podcast - Series 2, Episode 1.

With the second series of the popular, No Bull Business Women Podcast just out, we couldn't wait to start listening to the new series.

For the first episode of the series (new episodes out every Monday in February), the brilliant Sarah Akwisombe spoke to the powerhouse of a woman, YouTuber Patricia Bright. Starting out as a beauty and fashion YouTuber, Patricia Bright is an astute businesswoman with a series of wide-ranging businesses under her belt. Sarah speaks to her all about

Perfect for? The budding entrepreneur, freelancer or anyone with a side-hustle.

Where can I listen? You can listen to No Bull Business Women Podcast here.

2. Like To Know It Podcast - Series 1, Episode 2. 

Your one-stop podcast to hear all of your favourite influencers interviewed in one place Like To Know It is fast becoming one of our favourite podcasts. For the Summer Abroad Special, interviewer Amber Venz Box speaks to Instagram Sensation, Lorna Luxe. Fashion and lifestyle influencer, Lorna talks all about how she started out, her booming career including her collaboration with InTheStyle.  Fun fact - Lorna Luxe used to work at Rockett St George ... how cool is that?!

Perfect for? The aspiring blogger or influencer or anyone who is a fan of the fabulous Lorna Luxe (who isn't?!).

Where can I listen? You can listen to the Like To Know It Podcast on Apple Podcasts.

3. Modern Love Podcast - Maternal Wisdom (5 pounds worth) read by Gillian Anderson. 

Based on the New York Times column, Modern Love this podcasts tells the stories of normal people's personal essays on love and how they have come to accept and understand love. Each story is read by well-known actors, singers, directors and comedians. A particular favourite of ours was Maternal Wisdom read by Gillian Anderson. It traces the story about a woman whose 6th-grade daughter brings home a flour-sack-baby home from school to look after. Bemused that the school was teaching 6th graders about parenting at such a young age, the woman soon saw the flour-sack-baby as an opportunity to teach her daughter about the parenting skills that her mother never had the opportunity to teach her. Touching, funny and an interesting look at parental love this is not an episode to be missed!

Psst... there is also an Amazon Prime series on some of the stories featured in the New York Times column, Modern Love. Modern Love, Episode 3 with Anne Hathaway as the protagonist is a particularly powerful episode.

Perfect for? The hopeless romantic or anyone who is interested in love in all it's forms.

Where can I listen? You can listen to Modern Love Podcast on Spotify.

Other fantastic podcasts to check out include:

The Great Indoors with Sophie Robinson & Kate Watson-Smyth | Happy Place with Fearne Cotton | The High Low with Pandora Sykes & Dolly Alderton | Table Manners With Jessie Ware | How Did We Get Here With Claudia Winkleman & Dr Tanya Byron | At Home With Lily Pebbles & Anna Newton


One last thing ... could you help us out and answer our Customer Survey?! As a huge THANK YOU for entering one lucky winner will win a £500 Voucher to spend at Rockett St George. Answer our survey below to enter the draw.


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