YIPEE …. JULY has arrived!
July marks the height of festival season, gloriously long days, alfresco dining, boozy afternoons in pub gardens, the Wimbledon final, Pride London…. and so much more! If we have one wish for you this July it’s to spend the month outside enjoying the very best of British summertime. So to help you along we have come up with a list of the latest and greatest things to do with a bit of a festival theme! So go on … immerse yourself in some party culture!
Have a fabulous month!
Jane, Lucy and the RSG Team x
Psst … We are having a seconds and samples sale in London on July 15th. Continue reading below for more info….
Win a 3 night weekend or 4-night mid-week stay at de Etchyngham hosted by the super cool Sawday’s Canopy & Stars! Sawday’s Canopy & Stars is a one-of-a-kind collection of cabins, shepherd’s huts, Gypsy caravans and of course fabulous escapes! The guys there spend their time seeking out and selecting quirky and unusual places to stay, perfect for anything from a romantic special occasion to an adventurous group or family holiday.
This month you could win a short stay in an unusual geodome on the edge of the woods in sleepy Sussex that is retro glamping for two in style! Classic 20th century modern pieces make it just as stylish inside as out. An ercol studio couch, chair and footstool, the classic G-Plan ‘Astro’ coffee table, and Franco Albini wicker Ottomans are an entire step back in time rather than a kitch nod. Glottenham is a rambling, friendly farm where you’ll be left to your own devices or encouraged to join in as you please. Wander the wetland, woodland and wildflower meadow habitats, meet the organic livestock and stumble across historic features of the landscape.
To be in with a chance of winning a 3 night weekend or 4-night mid-week stay at de Etchyngham simply click the link above to be redirected to the competition page where you will find one very simple questions to answer.
In light of recent events, togetherness has never been more important. So this July show some love and get out there and celebrate Pride! Dedicated to living life with no filter, London Pride will be back on Saturday July 8th. What makes this year particularly special is that it marks 50 years since the decriminalisation in the UK and so we’re expecting to the event to be even wilder than ever before!
Whilst the parade will be hosted on July 8th in Trafalgar Square there are a number of events leading up to the day all around London that you can get involved with. Top picks include the Ladies Afterparty, the Moonlight Screening, Rob Cawsey: Just Cruising, the HIV Monologues and the Lip Sync Battle Live. So get yourself over to Pride in London for a weekend of fun and frivolities!
Not in London? Here are a number of other Pride Parades around the country: Brighton & Hove Pride | Liverpool Pride | Manchester Pride | Pride Cymru |Pride Glasgow | Birmingham Pride | Plymouth Pride |Eastbourne Gay Pride
Festival season has well and truly started and every weekend another mad and crazy fun festival is on! So to make sure you don’t miss out we have put a list together of the Top 5 festivals on this July…
1.Elvis Fest, Dagenham.
To mark the 40th year anniversary of the passing of the King, Elvis Fest is a free festival held in Dagenham. Hosting the very best of Elvis tribute acts as well as a number of local community acts this is a festival done in a day! Take the family and enjoy some live music, food stalls, rides and more!
When? Sunday 23rd July 12pm – 9pm.
2. Kendal Calling, Lake District
With an epic line-up including Stereophonics, Franz Ferdinand and Jake Bugg, Kendal Calling is back! Situated on a stunning backdrop of the Lake District and with Markets bursting with beautiful jewellery and festival wear, a real ale festival, a cinema and kids calling … Kendal Calling is not just about the music!
When? Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th July.
3. Camp Bestival, Dorset.
The well-behaved younger sister of Bestival, this is the perfect festival for all of the family! Notable highlights include kid’s gardens catering to both younger and older children, Air Guitar Championships, the world’s biggest bouncy castle and a HUGE line-up!
When? Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th July
4. Latitude Festival, Suffolk.
Get your wellies on and trudge on over to Suffolk for Latitude Festival! With a brilliant line-up and tons of family events including a dedicated kids area and an enchanted forest, there is something for everyone! Our top pick has got to be the BBC Music Stage which is home to the best alternative and leftfield artists!
When? Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th July
5. Lovebox, London.
A hugely popular and surprisingly affordable festival in London – we cannot get enough of Lovebox! Top headliners include Rag’N’Bone Man, Chase & Status and Jamie XX to name a few. The festival is filled with edgy festival-goers with not a wellie in sight and there are lots of alternative events to keep you partying from noon to night!
When? Friday 14th – Saturday 15th July
And… if you haven’t got tickets to a festival why not visit the Magic Pub Garden which describes itself as a ‘festival in a pub’?! Weekends at the Magic Garden are all about big festival bands, DJ sets and more. Even better at the end of the evening, you get to go home to your lovely warm bed rather than spending the night on a tent floor!
If you are a person who likes to skip the main course and get right to the business then Bubblewrap is for you!
With a delightful range of waffles and to drool for gelato your sweet tooth will be tantalised! Freshly made egg waffles are heated and shaped to create a cone-like shape and then filled with a magical combination of flavours! With an inventive menu, our top ice-cream faves have got to be Matcha Break (Matcha, Kit Kat and Salted Caramel), the Caramel Banana (Banana, Pecan and Salted Caramel) and the Oreo Crunch (Strawberry, Cheesecake and Salted Caramel).
Photography Credit: @fffwithswap
So if you’re looking for the daddy of all ice cream parlours then head over to Bubblewrap and get ready to spam your Instagram feed with many combinations of deliciousness!
Not in London? Here are a number of brilliant ice cream parlours near you: Gelato Gusto, Brighton | Nardini’s, Glasgow | Ruby Violet, Kentish Town | Ginger’s Comfort Emporium, Manchester | George & Danver Ice Cream Cafe, Oxford | Murphys, Dublin
24 Wardour Street, Chinatown London, W1D 6QJ
Soak up some Japenese culture without actually having to travel! This July Hyper Japan Festival hits East London for a three-day extravaganza of Japenese culture!
Hit the stands and devour mountains of sushi and sake and try the very best sweets that Japan has to offer. Then peruse the exhibitions, we think that the fashion stands at the Hyper Kawaii area are a must visit. Then soak up some live music, watch martial arts in action, join in and make some crafts and even partake in the sushi-making contest!
On from Friday the 14th to Sunday the 16th of July, we really think this is a brilliant festival to visit if you are interested in Japan and what is has to offer. The festival is also the perfect place to go for travel advice if you’re heading to Japan anytime soon!
Tobacco Dock,| The Dock| Tobacco Quay,| Wapping Lane| London| E1W 2SF
The hot weather always makes us want to get outside and there really is no better time than July to clear your garden and style it up! A number of you have been tagging us in your Instagram stories with beautiful images of your gardens and it has really got us inspired! So to help you create your own garden paradise we have put a mood board together of our most beautiful pieces so that you can up your garden style!
Rockett St George Products featured: Bella Vista Festoon Lighting £120.00 Set Of 2 Gold & Concrete Hanging Planters £39.00 Spike Candlestick – Gold £10.00 Outdoor Vinyl Lace Crochet Tablecloth – Gold £19.00 Black Rattan Lounge Chair £250.00 Boho Beaded Cotton Garden Umbrella £185.00 Gold Faceted Planter £10.00 Faux Desert Cactus Plant £59.00
Whether you completely redesign your garden or just add your favourite RSG pieces make sure you tag us #rockettstgeorge / @rockettstgeorge with your lovely pictures … we love seeing them!
The creme de la creme of British festivals, Glastonbury Festival was back on the last weekend of June and we are still on our festival come down. So, because we really just can’t get enough we have created a Glastonbury Playlist that will keep the festival going all summer…
- Radiohead – Creep
- Foo Fighters – Everlong
- Lorde – Green Light
- Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
- Biffy Clyro- Wolves Of Winter
- Alt -J – 3WW
- Liam Gallagher – Wall of Glass
- Royal Blood – Lights Out
- Stormzy – First Things First
- Dua Lipa – Hotter Than Hell
- And so much more…
Back by popular demand, our seconds and samples sale will be hitting London on Saturday 15th of July!
On from 10am- 6pm at Hackney Walk you can riffle through our seconds and samples, meet the RSG team and get yourself a bargain! We will have a huge range of products there including some Industrial Leather bar stools and tin tiles, but once they are gone they are gone!!! For directions to Hackney Walk click here. See you there!
Hackney Walk, Arch 12, Morning Lane, London, E9 6LH