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The July Hot List

Long sunny days, positive vibes and plenty to look forward to, July is going to be simply glorious! (we can but dream)

This month, there is so much to do from throwing a summer soirée in your garden to going 'out-out', days at the beach and more. Whatsmore, with summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to embrace the hot weather and enjoy the great outdoors. Even better, to keep the good times rolling, we have teamed up with Lucky Pineapple to offer the most fabulous prize bundle. So, however, you choose to spend this month rain or shine, we hope that July brings you joy!

With love,

Jane, Lucy and Team RSG x


Win: A Lucky Pineapple x Rockett St George Cocktail Bundle 

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Enter for your chance to win a Lucky Pineapple x Rockett St George Cocktail Bundle

This July, there's plenty to celebrate, so why not do it in style?! Whether you are still enjoying quaratini's with family or planning an extravagant get together, Lucky Pineapple has everything you need to create something totally spectacular. Moreover, featuring a disco fabulous pop-up bar for special occasions, DIY party boxes and bottled cocktails, no occasion would be complete without Lucky Pineapple's cocktail club splendour! With a shared love for delicious tipples and all-out art deco style, it was only right to team up with this brilliant brand to curate a marvellous bundle for one lucky winner. So, if you are a sassy someone who loves creative cocktails and accessories, you will simply adore this prize.

Cocktail Masterclass With Lucky Pineapple: How To Make A Salted Coconut Rum Espresso Martini 

Join us on our Instagram live on the 8th July at 8pm for a cocktail masterclass with lucky pineapple! Whatsmore, if you want to make cocktails alongside the live stream, order the Espresso Martini Mini Kit with 20% off using the code: LUCKYROCKETT20 (valid from 1-15th July)

Finally, order before midday on Wednesday 7th July to get your kit in time for the live masterclass. We can't wait for this one!

If you're making this delicious cocktail alongside the Instagram live stream, here's what you'll need:

To serve 1:
  • 45ml coconut rum (we love @alunacoconut)
  • 15ml coffee liqueur
  • 50ml espresso
  • 20-25ml salted coconut syrup
  • Desiccated coconut, to garnish
  • Ice
The Competition

What's included? One lucky person will win:

Click Or Tap Below For Your Chance To Win A Lucky Pineapple x Rockett St George Cocktail Bundle this July!

Click/tap to enter the competition here

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Go: Beautiful Beaches In The UK

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Durdle Door, Dorset | Beautiful Beaches UK

This year, we are embracing the beauty of beaches across the UK. So, whether it's for a day trip, scenic walk or weekend away, we have found some totally stunning locations to visit. Furthermore, we can't quite believe that some of these seaside locations are even in the UK. Forget a summer holiday, we're staycationing in these glorious places this year!

Porthcurno, Cornwall

Porthcurno, Cornwall

Porthcurno Beach

Something of a tropical paradise in the summertime, Porthcurno Beach is stunning and serene. Showcasing its natural beauty with gorgeous fine soft white sand and turquoise sea, Porthcurno is just the perfect beach. Located in far west Cornwall, this high cliff cove is a hidden gem for any holiday goer to enjoy. Whatsmore, this location is ideal for a day of sunbathing and swimming amongst picturesque scenery.

Camber Sands, East Sussex

Camber Sands, East Sussex

Camber Sands Beach

Home to the only sand dunes in East Sussex, Camber Sands is a popular spot for windsurfing, kite surfing and enjoying the lovely views. Featuring fine golden sand that sprawls across the unspoilt land, Camber Sands one of the best-loved UK holiday destinations all year round. Near the village of camber and a short drive from Rye, there's plenty to do on a weekend away with friends or family. Moreover, if you want to stay on the beach, you can find some beautiful holiday homes located along the coast.

Tenby Castle Beach, Wales

Tenby Castle Beach, Wales

Tenby Castle Beach

Set between Castle Hill and St. Catherine's Island, Castle Beach is a picturesque spot in Wales perfect for a day out with family or a walk along the coastline. Next to the castle, there's plenty of space and magnificently clear water on Tenby North Beach. Whatsmore, you can hire a boat or go on a seal and dolphin safari from this beach.

Fistral Beach, Newquay

Fistral Breach

Fistral Beach

Renowned for its surfing, Fistral Beach is backed by high cliffs and sand dunes. Moreover, this beach is visited by enthusiasts from all over the world for its big waves, surf competitions and lessons. So, if you want to take in the spectacular views, watch the action or get involved, there's plenty to do on Fistral Beach.


Drink: Quirky Cocktail Bars In London 

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Our Top Quirky Cocktail Bars | Rockett St George

With summer in full swing, there's no doubt that we want to get out and explore! So, what better way to do it than discovering the quirky and fabulous cocktail in London? Whether you are making a weekend of it or meeting friends for a night out, we have hand-picked our favourite spots in London. Even better, see below to find out where to visit this July, for unique cocktails and good vibes!

Mr Foggs, Kings Cross

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Mr Fogg's House Of Botanicals | @mrfoggsgb

Effortlessly characterful and eclectic, Mr Fogg's Cocktail Bars transport you back to the Victorian era. Showcasing plenty of antique treasures accompanied by unique cocktails, these bars across London have been exquisitely curated. Whatsmore, Mr Fogg's House Of Botanicals has had an interior refresh, mixing gorgeous greenery with the charm of an old-fashioned drinks parlour. There's nothing not to love about these playful cocktail venues!

Lost In Brixton 

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Lost In Brixton | @lostbrixton

A tropical paradise in all its glory, Lost In Brixton is the perfect place for a drink in the summer sunshine. This stylish rooftop bar has an amazing selection of cocktails, food and live DJ's on weekends. Moreover, the large terrace in the heart of buzzing Brixton brings a sense of escapism with the bright colours and jungle decor. Lost In Brixton is an ideal hideaway for gathering with friends and dancing the night away!

Simmons, Liverpool Street 

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Simmons | @simmons_snaps

All-out eccentric with a retro twist, Simmons Bar is known for being one of the best party bars in London. Bringing good cocktails, music and people together, no one Simmons Bar is the same, each with their own unique carefree vibe. Additionally, Simmons Liverpool Street is full of fun neons, a disco skull on the dancefloor and has a lovely beer garden too. With a five hour happy hour and drinks from a teapot, what's not to love?!

Night Tales, Hackney

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Night Tales | @nighttalesldn

Bringing summer vibes all year round, Night Tales is a dazzling disco venue with plenty of great DJ events. From sipping drinks in the tropical beer garden in the sun to hitting the dancefloor under the railway arches by night, this venue has it all. Additionally, if you want delicious food, summer dance music and giant six-person sharing cocktails, you will love Night Tales!


Eat: Best Bottomless Brunch Spots 

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Best Bottomless Brunch Spots | Rockett St George

Perfect for a special occasion or reunion with friends, there are so many wonderful places you can visit for a bottomless brunch. So, if you want to enjoy fabulous food on a terrace or in a beautiful bar accompanied by fizz, you will love these brunch spots below.

Blame Gloria, Covent Garden 

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Image credit: Blame Gloria | @blamegloria

A quirky cocktail bar in Covent Garden with dazzling decor for all to adore, there's so much to love about Blame Gloria. Whatsmore, there are two amazing events that you can attend for brunch. The Disco Brunch and the Mamma Mia Brunch is the weekend party that everyone needs. With bottomless beer, prosecco and a cocktail on arrival, this boozy brunch will have you dancing the day away in style. Not to mention the delicious bites for lavish lunching!

Menagerie, Manchester

A gorgeous place to visit with friends, Menagerie throws a classic bottomless brunch every weekend. Even better, with delicious cocktails and fancy food, this is the perfect brunch spot and day out for all. With such a pretty venue and decor, you can also hire this stunning space for any special brunching occasion!

Burlock, Oxford Circus

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Burlock | @burlocklondon

Transporting you to a rum shack in Cuba, Burlock's Bottomless Brunch is like no other. This Rum Punch Brunch has delicious tacos, unlimited fries and bottomless tropical punch. Additionally, this fabulous food accompanied by a holiday style cocktail bowl is a wonderfully unique way to spend the day.

East 59th, Leeds

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East 59th | @east59thlds

A rooftop restaurant and bar, East 59th celebrates contemporary dining with views and good vibes. Their 'East Fest' is running until the 25th of July and you can visit for a bottomless brunch, DJ's and cocktails in the name of summertime festivals. This is a great place to get together and have fun with friends.

Other locations in the UK include:

Baltic Social, Liverpool | No28, Newcastle | Flight Club, Birmingham | Jam Jar, Jesmond | Tonight Josephine, Shoreditch | Bar Elba, Waterloo | The Breakfast Club, Brighton


Do: Activities In The Great Outdoors 

During the warmer months, it's great to get out and enjoy activities in the great outdoors. So, for something fun for the whole family, see below to discover where to go this July to enjoy nature, summer evenings and more.

Outdoor Cinema 

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Outdoor Cinemas | @bar_elba

Great for a date, night out with friends or family alike, outdoor cinemas are a great way to spend a warm summers night. So, gather your favourite people together and book one of these open-air cinemas below for a movie at sunset with the ones you love. You will not regret it!

Outdoor Swimming 

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Left: Tinside Lido @mighty_blighty | Right: Jubilee Pool @jubileepool

Visit somewhere totally different this year and go swimming in a unique lido in the UK. Featuring spectacular views, large swimming pools and fresh air, what's not to love about an open-air lido?! Even better, see below for the top places to visit for an al fresco swim this July.

Glamping

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Glamping Under The Stars

Camping but with a touch of glam, there are some beautiful campsites to discover in the UK this year. Moreover, if you are planning a stunning staycation with friends and family, check out these campsites below.


Shop: Car Boot Sale Trail By Lucy St George

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Lucy St George's Car Boot Sale Treasures | Image via Extraordinary Interiors In Colour By Jane Rockett & Lucy St George

There's nothing like a fabulous one of a kind car boot sale find. Even better, our Co-Founder Lucy St George is car boot sale queen. So, we talk to Lucy to get her advice and inside into some of her favourite 'bend down boutiques!'

Lucy's Top Car Boot Sale Picks

How To Find Treasures For Your Home

'When hunting for treasures for your home, you must first realise that you have to play the long game. You won't simply go to a car boot sale or market and find everything in one trip. Some days are wonderful and full of goodies and some are terrible and you come away empty-handed. But, that is part of the buzz, when you are on a mission to seek out the unexpected. I like to mix and match my finds with vintage, modern, classic or downright random. It's personal to you, if you like the item, if it's the right price and if it will fit in the car! I would say if you love it, get it. Nothing haunts us like the items we didn't buy.'

Lucy St George, Co-Founder.

How To Incorporate Your Boot Sale Finds Into Your Home

'When displaying items in my home, I like to display my treasures in groups. Either because they go together or also because they don't. This is the fun part of your treasure hunting. Your home displays are also an evolution. So, if you choose things that make you smile, you can move them from room to room. On top of this, don't be afraid to experiment with styles. I always incorporate my eclectic Rockett St George treasures with my car boot finds. Lastly, don't hide them away in cupboards get them out, dusted down and display them with pride. These items often have big personalities so let them shine!'

Lucy St George, Co-Founder.


Edit: Summer Soirée

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The Summer Soirée Edit | Rockett St George

It's time for a summer soirée! So, if you want to be the host with the most, we're sharing some of our favourite ideas to create a stylish set-up for all to adore. See below to find out how to put together a divine dining area for your outdoor summer get together. You will not regret it...

Set The Scene

Products Featured In Order: Blush Pink Woven Linen Tablecloth, Gold Sparkle Sign, Roda Mustard Stoneware Small Side Plate, Dusky Pink Sakura Cherry Blossom Dinner Plate, Christian Tortu Riviera Glossy Gold Leaf Plate, Set Of 4 Stripe Napkins, Set Of 4 Gold Bee Magnets, Black 4 Piece Cutlery Set, Set Of 6 Marble Effect Coasters, Vintage Cut Glass Tumbler & Vintage Champagne Glass With Gold Rim.

Firstly, it's time to set your table. Start by thinking about a colour scheme or theme that you like and use that as inspiration for your party. Next, lay down your plates and cutlery followed by some fabulous drinks vessels. Then, you can add interest with additional adornments. We love the Extendable Up & Over Table Clamp for hanging accessories to create the wow factor. Remember, for outdoor table styling, you don't need a centrepiece for it to look gorgeous. For something extra special, you can use the table clamp to wrap Pampas Grass or Faux Greenery around it.

Mood Lighting

Next, for the marvellous mood lighting! As your boldly beautiful setup transitions from day to night, it's so important to have the right ambient lights to accompany it. Additionally, the way you showcase your tealights and candles is a huge part of the table styling. So, having Candlestick Holders at different heights and extraordinary Tea Light Holders will no doubt make this table picture perfect. On top of this, Solar Lanterns are perfect for dotting around your space and Outdoor Fairy Lights will add that subtle twinkle to any area.

Fabulous Food

Let's not forget about the food! For a summer get-together, it's nice to go for light bites, things that can be easily prepared and just as easily shared too. Think tapas food but give it a twist with your favourite things that you love making, so it's not a chore. This could be lovely mixed salads, bbq style skewers and a big bowl of pasta with fresh ingredients. This means that there's something for everyone that looks amazing whilst being quick to make beforehand.

Delicious Drinks

Finally, summer drinks! Always having to keep your guest's drinks topped up can be a task in itself. For this reason, we say pre-make something that the group will also be impressed by. We love a colourful and light white wine sangria and a fruity iced tea as a mocktail option. Moreover, this can be made the night before or early that morning to let your fruit infuse. What's not to love?!


Inspiration: Daring & Delightful

Feeling joyous in July! This month, we are crushing over disco diva, daring and delightful interiors. In addition to this, we simply adore our lovely Co-Founder Jane Rockett's moodboards, they make us want to party! Bursting with endless character, Jane's dazzling decor inspiration can be found over on @rockettstgeorge. I mean, who wouldn't love these creations, they are oozing with fabulousness! See all of her Moodboards here.


Enter: Facebook & Instagram Competition 

Want to win a £50 e-voucher to spend online at Rockett St George?! If so, all you need to do to enter the Instagram and Facebook competition is take a picture of your fabulous space using the hashtag #rockettstgeorge.

To enter the competition this July, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Firstly, take a picture of any curated corner of your home that you'd like to share with us.
  2. Next, head over to Instagram or Facebook and post the picture to your feed. You'll need to tag us using our @rockettstgeorge.co.uk handle and hashtag #rockettstgeorge to make sure we get your entry.
  3. And, that's it! Don't forget, you have until midnight on Friday the 30th of July to enter. The winner will be announced on the August Hot List. Good Luck!

June's Winner

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June's Winner | @ryanstaveley123

We are so pleased to announce that this month's winner of the Facebook & Instagram Competition is @ryanstaveley123 !

Featuring our Fucking Rain Umbrella, there's no doubt that Ryan brought fabulous street style to a rainy day in Manchester. We simply adore the sass of this monochrome outfit paired with our naughty sweary umbrella. I mean...what's not to love?!

Congratulations Ryan (@ryanstaveley) - You have won a £50 e-voucher to spend at Rockett St George. Wahoo! 


Playlist: Sunset Disco

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The Sunset Disco Playlist | Rockett St George

Products featured: Mouth Neon Light Box, Girls Girls Girls Neon Light Box & Disco Neon Light Box

Who else has missed dancing with the night away with friends?! If you are throwing a glorious get-together with your favourite people, then we have the playlist covered! The Sunset Disco Playlist is perfect for some evening drinks with the ones you love. Whatsmore, it's sassy fun and perfect for any occasion!

The Sunset Disco Playlist

  1. Starry Night - Peggy Gou
  2. Le Freak - CHIC
  3. Baby I Got That - Bondax
  4. Funky Sensation - Disclosure
  5. And The Beat Goes On - The Whispers
  6. Sunny - L'Tric, Chloe Wilson
  7. Juice Breakbot Remix - Lizzo, Breakbot
  8. Fall In Love - Goldlink, Ciscero
  9. Pick Up - DJ Koze
  10. Always - Waze & Odyssey

And more... With the Sunset Disco Playlist!


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