December is here!
And what a year it has been! Rockett St George has had a hugely exciting year with numerous customer events, the launch of the VIP Club, a concession at Liberty, Lucy St George’s house featured in Living Etc and Jane’s House featured in You Magazine! With 2017 expected to be even more exciting than this year, we’re all really looking forward to putting our feet up and stuffing ourselves silly with leftovers, mince pies and wine! But, before the Christmas period hits we’ve picked our top events, places to go, eat and shop to help you celebrate the lead-up to Christmas.
Have a fabulous month and a very merry Christmas!
Jane, Lucy and the RSG Team x
Hello wine lovers!
To keep you from going dry, we’ve teamed up with the fabulous Garmence Wine Studio; a father-daughter project created by a family of Bordeaux wine makers. Together, they bring you collections of the best wines from top vineyards in France, Spain and Italy that have been specially crafted for Garmence! We served up this delicious blush sparkling wine during our customer event at Liberty in November- it got lots of wonderful comments and we woke up hangover-free the next morning!
This month you have the chance to win one of their delicious 3 months subscription boxes, containing 3 wines starting with the amazing ‘Menage à trois’. The box will contain a bottle of Champagne, Saint Emilion Grand Cru and Pouilly Fume. So you can try your hand (or tongue) at a spot of wine tasting and taste the quality for yourself. We’ll be closing this competition slightly earlier than usual (20th December) so that we can send the lucky winner their first box in time for a fancy get-together right before Christmas!
To be in with a chance of winning simply click the link above to be redirected to the competition page where you will find one very simple question to answer… Good Luck!
– THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED –
Can’t wait? www.garmence.com are offering 10% off first orders, exclusively for Rockett St George customers to try their amazing wines and service! Just enter ‘rockettstgeorge’ at the checkout. Please note, this discount is not valid for subscription orders.
This Christmas we will be hitting the stalls at The Garage Sale. Now, this is not your ordinary Christmas Market, instead, The Garage Sale is all about the celebration of independent designers and artists. Hosted at the ICA Theatre Space you will find a range of samples, prototypes, seconds and other curated goodies for you to get your hands on. As natural treasure hunters at Rockett St George we love independent stalls and markets that really get our creative juices flowing and we think that The Garage Sale is the perfect opportunity to find a unique Christmas present for that special someone. Get there quick – Open for a short time only – Thursday 1st until Saturday the 3rd December 2016 at the ICA Theatre Space. For more information click here.
ICA Theatre Space, SW1Y 5AH.
This December, Somerset House is hosting a major exhibition celebrating the career of the highly esteemed Sam Mcknight. As an accomplished and hugely successful hair stylist, Sam Mcknight has had a significant influence on some of the most iconic and memorable modern pop culture images. He has worked with a portfolio of well-known brands and names, including Vivienne Westwood, Prada, Fendi, Princess Diana, Kate Moss and Gigi Hadid to name a few.
The exhibition hosted at Somerset House is dedicated to celebrating his amazing career to date and highlighting the cultural significance of hair and the role of the session stylist within fashion. Open from now until the 12th of March 2017, this is an exhibition not to be missed!
For more information Click Here.
Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
We recently went to a talk with the genius and revolutionary Dame Vivienne Westwood. The talk was geared at making us rethink our energy provider choices and understanding how our choices affect our carbon footprint. The UK is in such a privileged position to set a global trend and if we all, or even half of us, decided to switch to green energy, we would be setting a precedent that the whole world could potentially follow in the future.
This is where Ecotricity takes centre stage! Ecotricity is a green energy company that re-invests its profits into new sources of green energy, such as Wind Turbines! It’s a revolutionary idea, that could have a major impact on our climate. But what is perhaps the key selling point of Ecotricity is that it costs the same as your normal energy source – it really is a win-win!
To honour the amazing talk and influence of Dame Vivienne Westwood, we have decided to switch our energy provider to Ecotricity at RSG HQ. It’s really easy to do and Rockett St George has lowered its carbon footprint with one simple switch!
For more information on switching to green energy, please Click Here.
To read the diaries of Dame Vivienne Westwood, check out her brilliant book: Get a Life.
Just when you thought al fresco dining was done for the year, we’ve found the ultimate outdoor winter bar!
Made popular this summer, Pergola on the Roof is back and bravely battles the British Winter with a fully weather-proofed overhead covering and blazing heat lamps. Located at the old BBC Television Centre its hard not to be amazed by the Nordic Winter Setting! The bar is filled with a woodland canopy of holly, ivy and other wintery foliage and you have access to a choice of four fantastic restaurants: Snaps & Rye (Danish), Patty & Bun (Burgers), Le Bab (Kebabs) and Gunpowder (Indian). Once you’ve had all you can eat, you can fill up your drinks at the two bars and sprawl out on the day beds under the Scandinavian forest… Total bliss!
Open from now until December 23rd, there is no need to bar hop when all the fun can be found at Pergola On the Roof! For more information Click Here.
Television Centre, Wood Lane, W12 7RJ
It is the busiest time of the year and at some point or another, we all need to create a little quiet in the mind. That’s why we’re loving the amazing meditation app Headspace. Headspace defies the status quo as an easy and accessible meditation app that carefully guides you through meditation. What’s even better is that meditation has been proven to make you feel less stressed, more focused and even boosts your immune system – It’s a no-brainer!
To get you started the Headspace app guides you through a 10-minute meditation session for 10 days. After that, you have the option to subscribe and gain access to hundreds of meditation programmes or you can simply do the 10-day programme again. The beauty of the app is that it requires only 10 minutes of time out of your day …. you could even meditate from the comfort of your bed, guaranteeing a good nights sleep.
Visit Headspace or search in your app store
Set up by Sian Gwilliam, My Culture Club is a concierge and members club dedicated to introducing children to culture and great art.
So if you’re looking to do something different with the kids this Christmas, why not go to the Christmas Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall or Magical Midnight Mischief Sleepover at the Unicorn Theatre? Whatever you choose, you are guaranteed to have a fulfilling and enriching experience that will show your children something new and different.
Check out Sian’s website to sign up Here.
One of our favourite part of Christmas period is the TV! There are so many Christmas specials and spin-offs to choose from, so we have chosen our Top 10 to tune into…
- Sherlock (9pm on BBC1 New Years Day) – Keep an eye out for a special appearance of our Ali Miller teapot and teacups, as pictured above!
- The Great British Bake Off (Part 1 4:45pm on BBC1 Christmas Day and Part 2 7pm Boxing Day) – This is the last time we will see Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Mel and Sue together before the show switches screens from BBC to Channel 4.
- Outnumbered (10pm on BBC1 Boxing Day) – Away from our screens for three years, this chaotic family is back and all grown-up!
- To Walk Invisible (9pm on BBC1 Thursday 29th December) – A period drama, focused on the lives of the Bronte Sisters.
- Revolting Rhymes (Part 1 6.30pm on BBC1 Boxing Day and Part 2 6:30 Tuesday 27th December) – One for the kids… Roahl Dahl’s hilarious stories come to life!
- Cunk on Christmas (10pm on BBC2 Thursday 29th of December) – Charlie Brooker’s comedy character is back and is trying to ‘track down’ the true meaning of Christmas.
- Maigret’s Dead Man (9pm on ITV Christmas Day) – An adaptation of George Simenon’s crime stories, this is a fantastic Christmas crime story to binge watch!
- Witness for the Prosecution (9pm on BBC1 Boxing Day and 9pm Tuesday 27th December) – A chilling Christmas thriller from the makers who brought us Poldark!
- We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (7.30pm on Channel 4 Christmas Eve) – The Children’s classic book has been transformed into a magical Christmas show.
- Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe (9pm on BBC2 Thursday 29th December) – Charlie Brooker gives a hilarious review of the top cultural and political events of 2016.