Oh The Places You’ll Go…To Let Them Go

Hustle & Fox Huddle

Finding a nursery place can be really hard. There is so much to consider but if you're anything like me, it’s all about the feeling you get. You want to get that feeling much like the one you get when you walk in a new house you know you want to buy or when you meet someone new and know you’ll be friends forever; that feeling when something just clicks. 

We started working with Cuckooz Nest in April and I was so interested to see how it would work. Could I find somewhere I could work with zero distractions and somewhere that had childcare options that Roxy would love. Surely I’d have to compromise something, somewhere, right? Wrong.

Hustle & Fox Cuckooz Nest

Walking in through the nursery door, (in a stroke of genius there are separate doors for the workspace and the nursery) I immediately had that feeling. It was happy and welcoming and relaxed not to mention, beautifully thought out. That gut feeling I was hoping for was apparent immediately; I knew I’d feel super happy to leave Roxy in their ever-so-capable hands. All I had to do was walk around the corner and start work.

The Nursery uses the Family app to update you throughout the day with photos and videos so you feel at ease knowing what your little one is up to pretty much in ‘real time’. Just like most ‘regular’ nurseries they follow EYFS, again reassuring you that they are not only being looked after but also being stimulated and set on the right path. Although the nursery doesn’t have its own outside space (again something that I would want from a nursery) they are moments away from a lovely park and last week, while I was beavering away inside, I was sent pictures of Roxy living her best life in the sunshine. 

Hustle & Fox at Cuckooz Nest

The Workspace next door offers fixed desk or hot desk plans and has loads of lovely extras such as free tea and coffee, a great schedule of relevant events and activities, a shower, super fast wifi, printing facilities and even a bed under the stairs if you need a little disco nap (who doesn’t?). It allows me to work in peace, meet up with new and existing clients and see the other Hustlers knowing Roxy’s super happy and safe in the nest next door. 

Check out the images below to see what an amazing space and nursery Cuckooz Nest is.

GINFLUENCER Tour of Bombay Sapphire

Here at Hustle & Fox we have a love affair with The big smoke, but we also know there is nothing better than jumping on the train and heading out of London, especially when the sun is shining and there is a promise of a Gin cocktail at the other end.

On the 17th May Ember Inns invited a handful of instagram influencers to visit the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Whitchurch, Hampshire on a 'GINFLUENCER' tour in association with Parent Apparel. In attendance, along with the team (Becks and Debs) from Parent Apparel, was Vicki from Inpolife, Kerri from Life with Ivy Coco, and Gayle from Hustle and Fox.

We were treated not only by the glorious sunny weather but by the stunning botanical glass house and open Gin Distillery, where inside Bombay Gin for the whole world is made - yes that’s right the whole world! 

The tour took us behind the scenes and we discovered  how they infuse ten exotic botanicals from around the world to make the gin, we saw the plants growing, smelt and tasted the herbs and spices and finally saw where...and well as our tour guide said;

 “ the magic happens “ 

We ended the tour followed by a cocktail tasting session in the amazing Empire room with Senior Global Ambassador for Bombay Sapphire, Sam Carter

Sam Carter Bombay Sapphire

Bombay Sapphire offer a number of different tours, from a Master class in making Gin Cocktails to a horticultural experience, we can’t recommend it enough. Did I mention there is a Bombay Sapphire bus that pics you up from the nearest train station and it's only an hour from London Waterloo! 

Some of the great cocktails made with Bombay Sapphire you can enjoy when you visit Ember Inns and others you can make at home - recipes are on the Bombay Sapphire website

Thanks so much for a great experience we will be back to visit again - there is a Gin Cocktail with our name on! 

A One Night Stand with Sass & Yosh

We love working with brands - it’s that simple. Big, small, creative, corporate…whatever you’re doing we can create something special together. Sas & Yosh is an amazing brand that Hustle & Fox have been proud to be associated with for a few years now. Starting as consultants to help them grow, raise their profile (and their sales!), Sas & Yosh are now an established design house with some amazing collaborations and collections under their belt.

On May 10th, we hosted a super sexy (!!) press day & exhibition for them at the wonderful No Such Place in Covent Garden. The evening showcased the huge body of work that the brand have created in such a short time from collaborations with Sanrio and Hello Kitty, to designing prints for uber cool fashion house Darkest Star. Of course, they have their own home, interiors and apparel collection which has taken instagram by storm.

A One Night Stand with Sas & Yosh was a celebration of everything this brand is doing attended by the most influential social media types we know and love.

Photography credits Stephanie Wolff

Tully screening at Soho House

May 3rd 2018: Hustle & Fox, in association with Universal Pictures, invited the most influential parents they know to an exclusive preview screening of the new Charlize Theron film ‘Tully’. Filling the room with the most influential people they know (with a potential combined Instagram reach of over 1.9million) in screening room 1 at the amazing Soho Hotel. ‘Tully’ is in cinemas from (May 4th).

Coming from the same people who brought us Juno, Tully is an incisive, raw and oh so real portrayal of womanhood and parenthood. It’s more than a ‘mum’ film - it’s a film for anyone who’s ever wondered what happened between their carefree twenties and their responsibility ridden thirties. It’s a film for anyone in a long term relationship that finds themselves drowning in responsibility and mundanity and, yes, it’s a film for parents. It’s also emotional, so bring a few tissues. 

Photography Emily Gray Photos

We Are Get To Know

On Wednesday 11th April, co-founder Cat Sims headed to the beautiful Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch to chat all things money at the We Are Get To Know event. We are Get To Know are a female-founded networking group dedicated to supporting women working in creative fields.

Joining Cat on the panel were Lauren Armes, founder of Well To Do Global, business coach and columnist for Women’s Health and Emilie Bellet, founder of Vestpod – a financial service designed to empower women financially.

The talk was hugely popular with over 70 women attending and discussions around how to earn what you need, how to ask for what you deserve and how to plan your finances so that they look after you when you’re not working, dominated the discussion.

Hustle & Fox highly recommends We Are Get To Know and everything that they are doing. To find out more about them head over to their website https://www.wearegettoknow.com