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A blog full of ideas, recipes and news curated by our innovation specialist Jules Heckman Hughes.

Jules Heckman Hughes

Jules is one of H+J’s mainstays and has been with us almost from the start. A self-confessed Duracell bunny, Jules’ energy and enthusiasm in discovering new ideas is infectious – and she does it all in unfeasibly high heels.

Someone who can turn her hand to anything, Jules has run sites, organised events, managed accounts and handled marketing and communications. A true original with a thirst for new experiences, who could be better to uncover the latest trends?


Sunshine on a cloudy day

Since the beginning of the year we have had a steady influx of rainbow and…


Confessions from the kitchen: Ben Spalding

After winning a two week stage in the kitchens of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons at…


Can do attitude ….

Sadly, plastic is far from fantastic, when it come to the survival of our planet….


Lust, longing and lightning legs – a tale of tango

Dubbed a summer sizzler you just wouldn’t want to miss, I booked to see tango…


Chefs wage war on waste

From Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, to the slew of chefs that took part in the Evening…


Living Danishly

H+J marketing has a lifelong affection for Scandinavia, blame it on a childhood love of…


Bristol beats

Back in the summer, I was reminded what a great foodie city Bristol has grown…


Confessions from the Kitchen: Kurt Matzat

Describe your fondest childhood food memory? Summer BBQs using the spanking fresh seafood that my…


Christmas markets – a German’s point of view

I love Christmas markets; they are one of the few things I really miss from…


The Magic of Maltby Street

There is something about Bermondsey that I have always liked and so keen to escape…