Australian mum-of-two, Kate Berry, launched Lunch Lady blog back in 2013 after her daughter was bullied at school for eating a homemade packed lunch. Her aim was to inspire parents to make delicious lunches for their children and it proved a huge hit. Fast forward a few years and issue 5 of Lunch Lady magazine is currently sitting pretty on the shelves of our Newsstand project.
Choc full of great recipes, inspiring family stories, beautiful photography, art and cooking projects, as well as funny opinion pieces about the ups and downs of raising kids - it's one of our favourite new reads. Plus we're a bit in love with Kate's gorgeous Instagram feed, so we asked her to pick some favourite moments from life behind the scenes at Lunch Lady.
So while we were stocking up on boxes of tissues and unpacking umpteen deliveries last week, Rob was hopping on a plane to NYC to hunt down exciting new things for AW17. We watched his Instagram feed with envy - record shopping in Brooklyn, nights out at the Blue Note Jazz Club, all-American diner breakfasts, buying appointmenets in trendy Hell’s Kitchen showrooms - but bless him, he saved the best pics just for us: Coney Island on a beautiful and deserted winter's day. Thanks Rob!
Just as the winter blues were threatening to set in, along come Meri Meri with a delivery stuffed full of fun, colour, new and exciting. Posters, totes, cushions, purses and partyware; cacti, pineapples, rainbows and an extra big YAY! Can always rely on this bunch to brighten our days.
Here it is. Our first project of 2017 and we’re playing newsagent. True to form, shelves are lined with nothing you can find in WHSmiths - and we have brown paper bags, Picnic bars and Polos.
Whatever your passion or pleasing we’ve gathered the most cool, most obscure and most inspiring reads from around the globe. Everyone from brewers and anglers to denim geeks and dog lovers will find their people among these pages.
Newsstand is here until 5 March. Come and have a read at your leisure. And watch this space for features and interviews on some of our favourite titles.
Read all about it. The project space is playing newsagent as its first get-up of 2017. Shelves lined with nothing in WHSmiths. Just all the obscure, beautiful, inspiring, hard-to-lay-your-hands-on titles we love. And plenty of time to browse them at leisure. Newsstand is here 20 January - 5 March.
2016 was the quite the year for us with, thankfully, many more highs than lows. After the craziness of Christmas and THE sale, we took a moment to look back on the past 12 months and remind ourselves of what happened in the world of The Hambledon.
Soap & Paper is our go-to range for a bit of a pick-me-up, especially at this crazy time of year. Rummage behind any counter and you'll likely find a stash of their lovely hand cream or lip balm. Here we have a peek behind the scenes for a sprinkling of festive magic from NYC.
Bellerose can always be relied on to freshen up the rails, and here they are again, hitting us with the perfect antidote to winter right when we need it. Spring '17 is classic Bellerose, just the right mix of everything. There's a good print. Bright stripe jumpers. Varsity-style tops. A cute rain jacket. Pretty embroidered blouses. And our favourite linen Ts. Everything we're going to be craving as soon as the 25th of December has been and gone.
Lodestars Anthology 6 Canada £12 | Lost In Lisbon £9 | Falcon Mug Original White £9 | Fishbone Throw Sea Green £49.95 | White Chocolate & Popping Candy Matches £7.95 | Adventure Print £25 | Hestra Kathryn Gloves £95 | Ernest No. 5 £10 | Universal Works Marl Socks Red £16 | The Best Things in Life are Free £16.99