Welcome to the October Hot List!
And hot it is! If this is autumn then you can keep those sheepskins and too-thick socks firmly jammed in your cupboards for the foreseeable future.
However, there is nothing stopping you from tantalising your taste buds with a pumpkin spice latte, getting comfy and feasting your eyes on our list of luxury gifts, innovative bars, thoughtful art pieces and a festival or two. Sit back and get in the mood for crunchy leaves, golden autumn sun and wood-smoke scented evenings with our otherworldly October tunes…
& the Rockett St George Team
– October 2015 –
WIN: BOX OF INSPIRATION FROM THE OWL & THE APOTHECARY
The Owl & The Apothecary are giving away four of their unique Boxes of Inspiration. They bring together a blend of wildness, wellness and magic to help inspire women towards positive change. We’re sold! Each box of goodies is designed to enliven and invigorate through aromatherapy candles, luxury bath oils and ritual cards to create your own aura of positivity. If you haven’t already melted at the mere thought, the rosemary and frankincense aromas are sure to get you going. Enter the competition for a chance to conjure a little magic for yourself this October.
To be in with a chance of winning simply click the link above to be redirected to the competition page where you will be asked one (very simple) question. Good Luck! x
EAT: HATCH HOMERTON
Hatch is a multipurpose space offering a café, bar, in-house barbers Strop & Blade, as well as pop-up shops and live music. What a dream. With a façade made entirely of miss-matched window frames and the interior stuffed with gorgeously eclectic furnishings it is hard to miss. Open seven days a week and close to Homerton Overground, you’d be positively mad not to take a look inside.
A cocktail bar that does not sell alcohol. Wait – don’t give up just yet. Bring the ingredients for your favourite tipple and an expert mixologist will mix you as many delicious drinks as the bottles provide. Seductively lit and styled like a decadent 1920’s speakeasy, Bring Your Own Cocktail provides an alternative to the normal nightlife experience. Venues in Brighton, Camden and Covent Garden.
READ: LONDON LITERATURE FESTIVAL @ SOUTHBANK CENTRE
The London Literature Festival started on the 28th September and continues up until the 12th of October. Packed with superb events and literary talks, head over to the Southbank Centre to soak up the creativity and wisdom of all the readers, writers and speakers featured there.
EXHIBITION: SIDE ON @ THE ICA
Prem Sahib’s ’Side On’ is open until 15th November 2015. The sculptor’s first institutional solo exhibition in London, Side On features new and recent work in the Lower and Upper Galleries at the ICA. Sahib’s work is informed by an interest in the architecture and atmosphere of spaces, taking inspiration from club culture, relationships, desire and community. The exhibition features rooms that you may find in public spaces, and in them a variety of everyday objects transformed into both ambiguous and evocative art pieces.
WHAT’S ON: THE FABRIC OF INDIA @ THE V&A
‘The Fabric of India’ brings together 200 handmade textiles that showcase the beauty of India’s cultural heritage. Highlights include an eighteenth-century sultan’s tent, sumptuous historic costumes, and contemporary fashion by Manish Arora. Perfect for those with an interest in textiles and style, this exhibition is sure to provide a spectrum of colour through these wintery days!
GO: MADEMOISELLE PRIVÉ @ THE SAATCHI
Okay, another gallery. (Not sorry).
The Mademoiselle Privé exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery looks to be a showstopper. Showcasing Chanel’s couture history, the exhibition will also give visitors a chance to view the Bijoux de Diamants, the first and only fine jewellery collection to be designed by Coco Chanel herself. Wow!
WEAR: VAMPY LIPS
These Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipsticks are to die for. Try the rich rusty tones and blend beautifully into Autumn.
Get spooky this Halloween and enjoy a medley of the ‘Halloween’ film series or a showing of ‘Escape From New York’ at the Union Gothic-revival chapel in Islington. Composer Alan Haworth will provide live accompaniment, fancy dress is certainly encouraged and the bar will be serving all evening. Not only this, but all proceeds will go towards the restoration and development of the chapel.
REVISIT: TWIN PEAKS
Keeping within October’s spooky theme, we can’t ignore the peculiar Twin Peaks Festival taking place on the 3rd and 4th of the month. Taking place in Whitechapel’s Genesis Cinema, the festival will be made up of film screening, signings, talks, music, exclusive merchandise and (obviously) an abundance of coffee and donuts. With the cult series returning for another stint in 2016, you may catch a sneak peak of what’s to come. Possibly not for the faint of heart.
LISTEN: HELLO AUTUMN
1. Saturday Sun – Nick Drake
2. Halloween Parade – Lou Reed
3. Autumn Nocturne – Lou Donaldson
4. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
5. Thriller – Micheal Jackson
6. Black Magic Woman – Santana
7. Teeth White – The Staves
8. Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
9. Goodbye Weekend – Mac Demarco
10. Another Girl Another Planet – The Only Ones
Listen to the Hello October Playlist on Spotify HERE.