THE DECEMBER HOT LIST 2017

December is here which can only mean one thing… PARTY Season is upon us!

Tis the season, to eat, drink, party, eat some more and to get out there to enjoy the very best that December has to offer! With so many festive activities to see and do, we’ve curated our top must-sees so that you won’t miss out on any of the fun! From the Christmas Pantomime for adults, a cheesy street food extravaganza, a Christmas Table Styling workshop with the Instagram queens Lisa Dawson and Dee Campling and a Christmas Pop-up in Cheltenham, December is guaranteed to be a month to remember. What’s more, this month we’ve partnered up with the women’s clothing brand, hush, and you could WIN an AMAZING £500 to spend on their winter collection!

Have a wonderful month!

Jane, Lucy and the RSG Team x



With the countdown to Christmas now well underway, we’re getting into the party mood this month and so we have teamed up with fashion & lifestyle brand, hush, to offer you a £500 voucher to spend on their winter collection, a competition prize that is guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit!


From sumptuous textures to beautiful prints, the hush clothing range is modelled after our own hearts, with glam-rock partywear pieces like the wide leg jumpsuit, lightning bolt motifs on tees and sweatshirts – and their signature star pyjamas which are perfect for curling up on the sofa after all that partying!

To be in for the chance to WIN a £500 to spend at Hush,  simply click the link above and answer one simple question!*

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



EAT December

Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am I to dis-a-brie!

That’s right, prepare for a procession of cheese puns because this ones a goodie! Revolutionising street food, the Raclette Brothers, are absolute kings when it comes to all things cheese. Their philosophy?! Cheese on E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. And it’s not just a little sprinkle or grating, oh no, it’s a big, fat, melted dollop  – this may be cheesy but it’s enough to melt your heart!

 

Popping up in various locations, the company started by two friends is currently at the Southbank Centre serving up a whole load of deliciousness. Using, their not so secret ingredient – cheese – your meal is transformed from ordinary chips to a cheesy chips extravaganza! Other top favourites from their menu of cheesy heaven, is burgers,  BBQ wings, deep-fried Mac and Cheese and sweet potato fries, all served up with a healthy dose of cheese. A foodies heaven, watch as they scrape cheese fresh from the wheel onto your food … in our opinion, it’s practically a work of art!

In the need for cheese? Check out these other cheesy restaurants and pop-ups around the UK: The Cheese Truck, London | Grill My Cheese, London | Cheese & Co, Liverpool | Northern Soul Grilled Cheese, Manchester | Pickles of Broughton, Edinburgh | La Fromagerie, Marylebone



In amidst your Christmas shopping, it’s always nice to pop for a cocktail … or two! So always on the lookout for our next winter terrace or bar to visit in London, we came across the quintessential Dalloway Terrace.

Having created a cosy hangout, Dalloway Terrace has transformed their terrace into a winter cabin escape. With every chair adorned in cosy sheepskins, a glowing lantern on each table, a vertical garden filled with white pinecones, frosted asparagus ferns, lichen trees and even a hot water bottle for every guest, escape the crowds and the cold weather for booze and food!

Serving killer cocktails including the Big Smoke and City Slaker, delectable wines, fizz and even an alcoholic hot chocolate, it’s hard not to get carried away! Combine the drinks with some of their best dishes including, their Lobster & Crayfish Mac ‘n’ Cheese (who even knew there was such a thing?!), the Severn & Wye Smoked Salmon Breakfast and the Bloomsbury Burger with Cured Bacon. So if you are in need of an escape from the crowds and the cold, then sneak away for a cheeky cocktail at Dalloway Terrace!

16-22 Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3NN

Not In London? Check out these Winter Bars: Home Alone Bar, Liverpool | Miracle on Seel Street, Liverpool | Digbeth Apres Ski Lodge, Birmingham | Hinterland, Manchester | Apres Ski Bar, Bath | Igloo, Brighton |



We love a festive activity, it’s the perfect opportunity to get you into the Christmas spirit and it could make an equally special Christmas Gift too. So to get you in the mood, we’ve come up with our top 3 Christmas activities…

1.RSG Pop-Up at the Big Blooming Christmas

Join RSG from the 2nd – 10th of December for The Big Blooming Christmas! Hosted by our friend and talented interior designer Dee Campling the event will be an RSG shopping extravaganza selling everything that you will need for Christmas, including a selection of RSG Christmas decorations and gifts! Even better, Dee will also be hosting ‘Paint Your Own’ Christmas wreath workshop and there will be mulled wine, carols and so much more to get involved with…. the perfect pre-Christmas treat!

Where? Pitch 4, Montpellier Arcade, Montpellier Walk, Cheltenham, GL50 1SD

When? Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th of December, 9:30 – 5:30am daily.

Big Blooming 1

2. Blow Your Own Bauble!

If you are a creative at heart, then the Glassblowing by Candlelight workshop is for you! The perfect crafty Christmas activity, witness glass blowing in action and shop unique glass bauble decorations and gifts. To top it off there will be plenty of delicious mince pies to get your hands on, mulled wine and Xmas music … what better way to spend a Thursday evening?!

Where? London Glassblowing Studio & Gallery, 62-66 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UD

When? Thursday 14th of December from 6 – 8pm.

3. Portobello Winter Festival

Head to the trendy Portobello Road for a weekend of winter wonderfulness. The perfect activity for all of the family, there is so much to do including Christmas shopping (with plenty of unique gifts that you wouldn’t find anywhere else), santa’s grotto, Christmas choirs, live entertainment and the appearance of Father Christmas himself!

Where? Portobello Road, London, W10 5QZ

When? Saturday 9th to Sunday 10th of December, 10am – 6pm daily.

Not in London? Here are a number of Christmas activities to get involved with near you: Royal Pavillion Ice Skating, Brighton | Brodsworth Hall Enchanted Christmas, Doncaster | Leeds Christkindelmarkt, Leeds | Harrogate Christmas Market, Harrogate | Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival, Liverpool | Christmas Celebration Weekend Cadburys World, Birmingham | St Andrew Square Christmas Activities, Edinburgh |



Christmas is just for kids?! Think again!

With so many activities focused on the kiddies this Christmas, things can become a little bit of a drag, so what better way to treat yourself to a well-deserved night off than to go to the Pantomime … with a twist! Renowned party starters, Sink The Pink, have hit Selfridges this Christmas bringing along with a Pop-up pub! A night of frivolities, madness and a shit load of fun, prepare for a night to remember.

Describing themselves as a ‘genderfuck army queering the norm and taking over the planet’, Sink The Pink has set the scene by creating an east-end pub, ‘The Queens Head’, on the lower ground floor of Selfridges unashamedly styled with in-your-face tinsel, red carpets and flock wallpaper. The story centres around the Bet-Lynch type landlady, Ginger Johnson and what proceeds can only be described as an evening of irreverent comedy, innuendo, outlandish behaviour, flamboyance and hilarity!

An absolute doozy, tickets are £25.00 (including some booze and a snack) and shows will be on until December 23rd.

Selfridges, Lower Ground Floor, 400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB

Not In London? Here are a number of top Pantomime shows that you can bring the kids to: The Wizard of Never Woz, Glasgow | Cinderella, Blackpool | Jack and the Beanstalk, Leeds | Beauty and the Beast, Nottingham | Aladdin, Leeds | Cinderella, Oxford | Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, Cardiff | Dick Whittington, Manchester | Cinderella, Liverpool |


GO December

Get your glad rags on for a roaring 20’s New Years Eve party! With the mentality that ‘a little party never killed nobody’, get ready for  1920’s themed party hosted by the restaurant group, Circus , which will set your New Year off with a BANG!

A fun-filled way to see the new year in, you can avoid the stress of organising a new years bash yourself and have it all planned for you! Taking bookings for large groups, we recommend getting a few of your nearest and dearests together for a four-course meal whilst you are entertained by cabaret on the centre ‘stage table’.

GO NYE

Fear not… just because its a 1920’s party, doesn’t mean that you have to abide by the Prohibition laws. Oh no, champagne, cocktails and booze will be pouring all night long and you can dance it off with live music which will make you shimmy and shake!

27-29 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9BA



Want to know how to make your Christmas Table totally Instagrammable?!? Then join us for the RSG Breakfast Club on Friday the 8th of December!

Hosted by the wonderful award-winning interiors blogger and Instagram aficionado Lisa Dawson and Interior Designer and stylist Dee Campling, the workshop will be a morning of creativity, inspiration and festive fun so that you can inspire and delight your family and friends this Christmas! Lisa and Dee are home stylists with a difference. They believe that the only style that matters is your own style and that should only decorate using things that you love. An exclusive ticket only event, throughout the morning, Lisa and Dee will guide you through their top tips for styling your festive table as well as show you how to create three different ‘tablescape’ looks for Christmas using a range of RSG pieces mixed with things you may already have such as plates and cutlery plus affordable and free items like branches and pine cones.

Even better, after the workshop, you will be able to shop many of the items used in the workshop at the RSG concession on the Fourth Floor. PLUS, with every purchase made you will receive a special FREE Gift! So what are you waiting for?! Head to our event page, book your tickets and join us for a morning of Christmas creativity!

Fifth Floor Bar, 109-125 Knightsbridge, Belgravia, London SW1X 7RJ



It’s official, party season is here! So if you’re hosing a shin-dig, swaray, Christmas party or New Years Eve bash then an epic playlist has got to be a must!  So to get everyone in the party spirit and hopefully dancing all night long, we’ve created a Party Playlist on Spotify…

  1. Late Nite, The Strokes
  2. Hey Ya, Outcast
  3. Crazy, Gnarls Barkley
  4. You Got The Love, The Source & Candi Station
  5. Latch, Disclosure ft Sam Smith
  6.  Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5
  7. Let’s Dance, David Bowie
  8. Valerie, Amy Winehouse
  9. Take Me Out, Franz Ferdinand
  10. Billie Jean, Michael Jackson
  11. And more on our Spotify Playlist.

Tis the season to be gifting! With Christmas only 25 days away, it’s time to start thinking about your gifts! So to help make things a little easier this year, we have put together our top Christmas Gift Guide for the man/woman/teen / creative / foodie in your life! With so many unique gifts online, we think we’ve pretty much created a one-stop Christmas shop! Check out our gift inspiration blog, get shopping and then sit back and relax with a glass of wine in hand and a cheeky mince pie knowing that we’ve got your Christmas shopping is #sorted!

 

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