THE JUNE HOT LIST 2016

Get naked, go topless and soak up the sun…

We’ve gone topless in many ways for this month’s Hot List and included a fabulous competition to keep you fed like a King (or Queen). Take a look at our favourite mix of creative and cultural delights that are ready to book into your diary this June.

Jane, Lucy and the RSG Team x


DRINK - NOTCH

As you know, we love a tipple at RSG… so we’re excited to say hello to a buzzing sky-high industrial playground! At Notch you can enjoy Japanese and Peruvian street food, unique handmade cans of Negroni and delicious cocktails with a distinctly summer feel. The Williamsburg-inspired warehouse ‘meets Berlin Yard Sale space’ is made up of reclaimed materials, industrial lighting and even a row of rooftop swings overlooking London City’s streets.

Follow Notch on Twitter for updates on their fabulous rooftop paradise! Find them at 535 Oxford St, London W1C 2QW. Open everyday 10am until 10pm.


IGGY POP

It’s no secret that Iggy Pop is often going topless…but that’s not the sole reason we’ve included his new film in this month’s hot list (we swear!)  Blood Orange stars Iggy Pop as Bill, an ageing rock star living with his beautiful younger wife Isabelle (Kacey Barnfield). Into their peculiar paradise comes a dangerous ex-lover (Ben Lamb) hell bent on revenge. Co-Founder Jane’s oldest friend is actually on the costume design team for this movie, so look out for some fab styling! Great cinematography and packed with thrills, this promiscuous movie is one to watch – think sexy, sinister suspense… See the trailer below and book here.

Blood Orange -Trailer from Walter Mair on Vimeo.


ROOFTOP FILM

The ultimate tops-off treat! The Rooftop Film Club has been on our radar for a while, but we’re getting super excited by what June has to offer. Our favourite venue for it, the Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, will be showing iconic films like Purple Rain and Dazed and Confused throughout the month. A throwback to the nostalgic carpark movie dates we’ve all seen in the films, an outdoor cinema is a totally unique experience that cannot be beaten (and there’s no overlooking the incredibly scenic views…)

Venues are also in the Bussey Building, Rooft East, Kensington Gardens and Tobacco Dock – so select your location, the film choice and get ready to book!

If you’re a film fanatic lucky enough to have been, why not check out Secret Cinema, Nomad Cinema and Pop Up Screens for more unique feature-length experiences!



GO - TATE

It’s finally exposed! A new ten-storey building has been created behind the original power station, with additional galleries and new places to meet, learn and create. In the opening three weeks a free programme of live art includes performance-based works from Tate’s collection which will be scattered throughout the building. The Tanks will also host new performances every day from 17 June to 3 July. Works by Mark Rothko and Henri Matisse will join new acquisitions from Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe – there will be so much to soak up and see.

The building opens 17th June 2016 – you can watch the brilliant trailer for the opening here.



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We wouldn’t advise a topless theme for this one, but in terms of getting intimate, Sofar Sounds have got it on lock. Find out where to find a bunch of small and exclusive gigs in your local area with this ingenious website. Search the city you’re in (or going to) and apply for a ticket on your chosen date. If you get in, they’ll release the secret address and all the info you need to attend one-of-a-kind performances .

The idea is to bring magic back to live music. Brilliant artists, in intimate spaces, performing stripped back sets to a carefully selected audience. The fabulous Artist Residence in London held an event recently – the venue really could be anywhere – but will always be unique and amazing! To get a better idea, watch popular past performances on the Sofar youtube channel.

All you need to do it arrive on time, stay till the end, sit down and focus on the experience. You’re gonna love it. See what’s on in your city.



UDDERBELLY

It’s back and better than ever! Cabaret, comedy music and theatre are just a few of the events taking place as part of the Southbank Festival. Get excited for contemporary circus company Circa, the quirky Comedy In The Dark and the hilarious Nina Conti. Last year the seventh Udderbelly Festival played a whopping 15 weeks – the upside down purple cow is now an iconic and much-anticipated annual fixture on the London skyline. Find out what’s on and which events are going to tickle your fancy at Udderbelly this year! Look out for the surrounding riverside bars, eateries and (our favourite) the neighbouring authentic Spielgeltent which will be hosting performances. These circular, mirrored tents are wonderfully atmospheric and the dazzling 1920s-style must not be missed!



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You know travel inspo is our thing, but tie that in with food, interiors and fashion and you’ve got our full attention! Johanna Bradford’s blog is ticking all the boxes. She lives in Gothenburg, updating her beautiful blog daily with all things decor, breakfasts and style. Her passion for interiors seeps in to every post with gorgeous writing and it’s very easy to get lost in her world whilst scrolling through the pages. For fans of sleek photography, wanderlust and drool-worthy food flat lays. Please note that her blog is in Swedish, but is easily translatable with a right hand click thanks to Google – yay!



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Anna Barnett is the foodie to watch. She released her debut cookery book ‘Eat the Week’ in 2015, spent several years writing ‘The Reluctant Vegetarian’ Blog for The Independent, while also contributing to Vogue. Her history in fashion clearly filters into her super stylish blog with great photography and snaps of Anna herself! More recently she has guest edited Grazias food pages and currently writes and supplies recipes for Elle magazine. Anna regularly hosts pop-up restaurants, collaborates with various brands and caters private events.

If that isn’t enough to do it for you, this Dark Chocolate and Ginger Tart with Cardamon Cream will. 10/10 for guilty pleasure – though you may not fancy going topless after too many helpings… (we say do it anyway!)


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Can we just devour all of the above? Imagine having everything you need to cook delicious meals like these delivered straight to your door. Now you can stop imagining and get excited, because we’ve teamed up with Gousto to offer one of you a FREE family size box containing 4 recipes of your own selection.

Several of the RSG team are loyal customers already, so can personally reccomend these delicious dishes! Choose from exotic eats to homely treats, veggie delights and meaty feasts. The choice is always yours…delivered free to your door!

The lucky winner can choose whatever recipes suit them best to add to the free box of foodie goodness.

enter

To be in with a chance of winning simply click the link above to be redirected to the competition page where you will have to answer one simple foodie question. Good Luck! x

*Terms & Conditions Apply. Please see here for further details.


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Lust For Life – Iggy Pop

Uptown Top Ranking – Althea and Donna

Fly Away – Lenny Kravitz

Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye

Up On The Roof – Carole King, James Taylor

Love On Top – Beyonce

Little T&A – The Rolling Stones

Diet Mountain Dew – Lana Del Rey

How You Like Me Now – The Heavy

Girls On Film – Duran Duran

Listen to our Topless Playlist HERE.

 

 

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