The September Hot List 2020
Discover the best places to eat, where to go, how to entertain in the home and the best things to do this September.
After spending a lot of time at home this year, now is the time to start enjoying yourself with the ones you love. Whether you are planning a quick getaway with friends, a special meal out or entertaining from home, we have some glorious ways to brighten up your September. On top of this, we have teamed up with the gorgeous Terry De Havilland Designer Shoes to bring you not one but two of the most exciting competitions yet! Keep on reading to find out more.
So let's have fun entertaining this month, both at home and away!
Lots of love,
Jane, Lucy and The Rockett St George Team x
Win: A £150 Voucher to spend with Terry De Havilland Shoes
This September, our competition could not be more fabulous! At Rockett St George, we love any excuse to get into the party spirit and Terry De Havilland shoes are the perfect way to make a statement with your style.
An iconic shoe designer from the 70s, Terry De Havilland was best known for creating a killer rock n' roll shoe for famous clients such as Marianne Faithful Led Zeppelin, Bianca Jagger and David Bowie. Today, their absolutely show-stopping shoe collections continue to stand out like no other, encapsulating a disco, carefree and wonderfully unique vibe. Because who doesn't love a party heel?!
Whatsmore, to treat our lovely customers, we would like to offer an exclusive code which will give you 15% off any shoe from the main collections on the Terry De Havilland Website.
USE CODE: RSGXTDH15!
FOR 15% OFF NOW! OFFER ENDS ON: 30th NOVEMBER 2020
One lucky entrant will win*...
*This competition has now closed
Edit: Entertaining At Home With Lucy St George
At Rockett St George, we love a dinner party, so who better to speak to than our lovely Co-Founder, Lucy St George, for her top dining tips for a fabulous feast with friends?! So without further ado, here is Lucy talking about her favourite ways to make her dinner party a success this September...
Planning Your Menu
Keep the menu simple but offer a lot of options, this could be making a few key dishes and then adding shop-bought items decanted for sumptuous sides. When entertaining guests, I always opt for sharing platters, dips, I love a meze style feast! A gloriously laid table with small plates for grazing is always my go-to for family-style dining with a hint of fabulousness. I love Moroccan tagines, salads and delightful dips, you can't really go wrong with this.
Prepare as much as you can in advance so that when your guests arrive you can join them. There is nothing worse than missing out on the fun or being stuck cooking, so go for something that can be prepared in advance and can simply be served on arrival.
We love a stunning table setting, so to add drama, style with candles, ornaments, plants and fairy lights and play with scale, height and textures too. Firstly, start with your focal feature in the centre of the table and accessorise around that. Moreover, our fabulous range of tableware and ornaments will give you the means to start laying your table in effortless style. We think that this is the best part of hosting, so don't forget to have fun with this. It's a chance to really express your personality!
Setting The Mood
Lighting is key to any party and can make or break a vibe. So turn off the main light and add sidelights, candles and twinkling fairy lights. Warm lighting will always bring a more intimate and carefree feel to your space. Moreover, lighting is imperative to truly enjoying and relaxing at your dinner party. Once the mood is set and food is in the oven, its time to pop on your best playlist. On top of this, your playlist is also the perfect way to uplift the mood of the room. So pick your favourite tunes to get the party started!
& Now...Have Fun!
Just remember, informal is the new formal! If things go wrong, try not to worry too much, it's the effort that is everything. You can always style out your errors with a little garnish, a frosting of icing sugar or even a takeaway for that matter! Consequently, when the host is having fun, so are the guests, so enjoy your night of food, booze and partying with friends.
The Dinner Party Edit
Discover our show-stopping edit to help you entertain at home in a truly unique and quirky style inspired by Co-Founder Lucy St George.
Get The Look:
- Tall Elegantly Simple Candlestick Holder
- The Tall Traditional Cast Iron Candlestick Holder
- Tall Roman Style Patterned Cast Iron Candlestick Holder
- Antique Silver Palm Leaf Table Lamp
- Organic Wine Glass With Gold Rim
- Antique Black Dunes Stoneware Dinner Plate
- Christian Tortu Riviera Glossy Gold Leaf Plate
Eat: Dining In The City
Next up on our top things to do this September is dining in the city! From outdoor dining to a fabulous feast at home, whatever you decide to do this September, we've got you covered! Keep reading to discover our top three restaurants with outdoor dining and why we simply love to visit these hotspots.
NAC (North Audley Cantine) is a French-style bistro with a beautiful interior and outdoor dining. From beautiful brunch to delicious small plates, burgers and pasta in the evening, NAC is a wonderful place to meet friends. Moreover, with many glorious dishes and the best comfort food, NAC is just the place to go from morning to evening. It will make you feel as if you are dining on the streets of Paris in style!
Where? Covent Garden & Heron Tower
The perfect treat for a special occasion or to celebrate being able to dine out again, Sushi Samba's menu is a unique fusion of Japanese, Brazilian, & Peruvian culture and cuisine. Showcasing a creative and utterly irresistible menu, the food is sophisticated and full of colour, a tropical treat that will not disappoint! Additionally, both Covent Garden and Heron Tower locations have the option to eat on the terrace or in their dazzling dining area. So, eat out to help out in style this September where you can expect plenty of interiors and food Instagrammable moments.
Where? Shoreditch & London Bridge
The ultimate pasta restaurant to satisfy any Italian food craving, Padella Pasta offers small plates and delicious fresh hand-rolled pasta. You can't really go wrong with Padella, it's menu is typically Italian and there is nothing to not love about the amazing pasta dishes, snacks and drinks. Moreover, this restaurant makes you feel as if you are dining in an authentic Italian city with a marvellously modern twist! So, get your pasta-fix at Padella this September!
Enter: Instagram & Facebook Competition #StylishShoeStorage
Want to win a £150 e-voucher to spend online at Terry De Havilland?! Of course, you do! So, for our monthly Instagram & Facebook competition, our new theme is #StylishShoeStorage. A brilliant thing to do this September, find out how to enter below.
To enter the competition all you need to do is:
- Take a picture of a quirky way you like to display your favourite shoes in your home.
- 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, #tdh and #StylishShoeStorage to make sure we get your entry.
- And, that's it! Don't forget, you have until midnight on the 30th of September to enter. The winner will be announced on the October Hot List 2020. Good Luck!
August Instagram & Facebook Competition Winner
For our August Hot List, our competition theme was #MyQuirkyHome where we invited you to share your favourite quirky style spot in any corner of your home. From stunning shelfie's to ultra-dazzling drinks trolleys, your extraordinary displays were simply fabulous! As you know, quirky styling is our thing, so this month it was very difficult to choose...
We are so pleased to announce that this month's winner of the #MyQuirkyHome competition is @homestyle_at_7
Using glorious brass details on a show-stopping backdrop, this stunning entry for this month's competition features the ravishing Rectangular Swivel Wall Mirror as well as the amazing Antique Gold Duck Feet Vanity Mirror. Using a pop of colour and added glamorous touches, we love how Lauren has created a quirky style spot in her dressing room area. It looks absolutely gorgeous!
Go: The Rockett St George Concession & Staycations
Time to treat yourself! This month, why not plan a shopping trip to Central London or a weekend away with friends?! From buying yourself a gift to a relaxing staycation, we think that these are the best forms of self-care for a September pick me up!
The Rockett St George Concession At Liberty London
Baskets at the ready!
We have had a good old refresh of our concession store at the fabulous Liberty London. On top of this, we have relocated to the second floor to showcase our best RSG edit ever! From all-time bestsellers to brand new picks, our wonderful Rockett St George at Liberty collection is a great chance to see some of our products before you buy.
A fun and exciting thing to do this September, we can’t wait to welcome you into our beautiful new boutique shopping space. What's more, our lovely Liberty team will be on hand to help you with all of your Rockett St George buying needs!
Visit us on the 2nd floor at Liberty London to see our best and most coveted collections – open now!
Staycation Vibes - A Beautiful Retreat In Brighton
Next up, in our list of things to do this September is a weekend away! A cosy and beautifully decorated home, this Brighton Retreat is the perfect choice for a weekend away with friends. Featuring three bedrooms and plenty of space to relax both indoors and outside, this house is brilliant for anyone who is seeking a delightful getaway for the weekend.
This gorgeous house has light and airy rooms making it an ideal base for exploring the city of Brighton or for simply enjoying with loved ones. When you arrive here, you will feel at home straight away, it is a stay with character and charm, one that really stands out from the rest!
We love the mixture of unique features that this home has to offer such as the swinging seat, vintage record player, four-poster bed and log burner. It's these little touches that bring such a chic yet tranquil allure to this traditional meets modern house, we know that you will love it.
Inspiration: Rockett St George Mood Boards
Colours to spark your creativity... Our wonderful Co-Founder Jane Rockett is always inspiring us with such gorgeous moodboards via her Instagram: @rockettstgeorge. This month was all about delightful dark tones and rich earthy pink hues, I mean...what's not to love?!
Playlist: Songs To Drink Gin To
So...we've talked about setting up a divine dinner party, now it's time for the playlist! We love a sexy soirée, so it's only right to have the perfect music to go along with it. To set the mood and get the party started, here is the Songs To Drink Gin To Playlist.
1. W - Koffee
2. American Boy - Estelle, Kanye West
3. Rehab - Amy Winehouse
4. Dancing On My Own - Robyn
5. Dog Days Are Over - Florence + The Machine
6. I Like It - Cardi B
7. Music Sounds Better With You - Stardust
8. Send My Love (To Your New Lover) - Adele
9. Who's That Girl? - Eve
10. Latch - Disclosure, Sam Smith
11. And more.. On the Songs To Drink Gin To Playlist.