Lots going on this week, new coffee shops, designer pop-ups, art workshops, live music, sushi, and everyone's favourite band, Sunset Sons :-)
OK So first things first it's going to be a busy week so start your days with a coffee from either Le Deli in Seignosse or the new Sideways cafe at the All Good. store in the Zone Pedebert.
And finish them at live music on the terrace at Coolin a la Plage for Happy Hour. 6-9pm with €5.50 mojitos and €4 pints.
Jam with new friends at the Coolin a la Plage open mic session from 10pm.
It's all about Capbreton on Thursday. Live music and two for one mojitos at Le Deck with Ape House from 7:30pm, and painting and live music at the Boardriders store.
Lucius Brave is on at Coolin a la Plage from 11pm for a boogie afterwards.
Sushi Stop Party from 8pm with Rory J Williams (Sunset Sons) followed by B-Trix Kiddo, salsa dance workshops, cocktails and of course, sushi. €10 per head.
Follow this up with the opening of Centrale Cafe the new live music and tapas venue in er, centrale, and Ape House are at Coolin.
Opening party for the local designers pop-up store in Place Pasteur, Hossegor. Great jewelery, surfboards, art and clothing to check out from 6pm.
Follow this with Sunset Sons live at the All Good. store in the Zone Pedebert before they head off on their UK festival tour. Supported by Charlesp-Rat DJ set, from 8pm. Finish the night in Centrale with B-Trix Kiddo and Lucius Brave at Coolin a la Plage from 11pm - 3am. Phew.
Out of town
Ain't nobody got time for that...
Continuing the relaxation theme currently present on the blog - might we suggest a massage? Sarah Desmet is a qualified massage therapist who will come to your place with everything required to create a pop-up spa in your home. Sarah set up Nalu Massages after spending a lot of time studying various massage types in Bali.
Sarah works by appointment only in the Capbreton, Seignosse and Hossegor areas. There's range of blissful treatments offered, from the dance inspired Samudra massage, to energising deep tissue massage, or even reflexology or reiki. Call 06 37 64 61 76 (english and french spoken) to book. You can follow her adventures and news on facebook too.
Feeling a little stressed? Want to improve your balance and flexibility for surfing? Atlantic Yoga Shala has the answer. Beautiful yogini Sharleen Gonnet teaches vinyasa yoga in Hossegor and Boucau (near Bayonne).
You too can be as Zen as Sharleen, and although it may take some time to become as flexible, anything is possible. Sharleen teaches the dynamic flowing vinyasa style of yoga, and likes to break up the more difficult poses into easier parts in order to make them accessible to all levels.
Sharleen trains with Caroline Beliard Zebrowski, and teaches a class every Friday at the Samudra Yoga Studio in the Zone Pedebert, as well as at her studio in Boucau near Bayonne. For more information and timetables check out her website here.
Tonight at 45 Avenue du Penon - Vide Dressing and Pop-up shop. Local artisans Messy, Esta, Ragz, White Light, Nia Humphreys jewellery and Hive bikinis will be selling their wares, DJ B-Trix Kiddo will be providing the beats, and Phil is BBQ-ing up a storm. Sell, swap, and giveaway your old clothes while enjoying a few cocktails.
Some guidelines for sellers:
- Bring clothes you want to sell from 6pm, we have some racks, and washing lines and pegs for display, if you can bring hangers that would be great
- It's every girl for herself on the sales front, it's up to you to keep an eye on your stuff, make deals, haggle and swap
- If you can't decide if an item is saleable or for Emmaus, then the answer is Emmaus..
- The BBQ will be on, Phil will be cooking from 7pm
- Cocktails are available
- B-Trix Kiddo will be providing fab tunes and ambience
- Even if you're not selling, come anyway!
Finally Hossegor has its very own boutique hotel. All new Lake Loft Hossegor has just opened. Christina Winter and Olivier Barbes have literally nailed it with this high end renovation of an old Landais house, perfectly located between Hossegor lake and beach. Lake Loft sleeps a maximum of 10 people in 4 double rooms and the studio annexe.
Having met in Hossegor the couple started searching for a suitable property over two years ago. They looked at more than ten houses before deciding on Lake Loft - the location and terrain were perfect starting points for the project. Preserving the original footprint and bones of the building, Christina and Olivier worked with Hossegor architecht Luc Germain to create the industrial modern, yet highly comfortable and luxurious new boutique hotel.
Downstairs an airy open plan layout incorporates large windows to maximise the beautiful treetop views. A cooked breakfast is offered from the inhouse kitchen until a blissful 12pm daily, and evening meals can be delivered from excellent Hossegor restaurants St.Jean des Sables, SushiStop and Le Cafe Sud.
Outside, steps down the terrace lead you to the Bali stone lined swimming pool..
If you actually manage to drag yourself away from this haven, you can grab a ride to the beach in the vintage VW campervan, or cycle there in less than 5 minutes. Olivier and Christina will organise whatever you need to make your stay comfortable, from surf lessons to in-house yoga or massage, golfing or skateboards they have it covered.
The property is filled with beautiful design touches, and the couple have used local artisans and products where possible. Beachtowels are customised from Beach Access, the shop stocks locally made soya candles and custom StepArt clothing, and the fridge is stoked with Woll beer.
Apart from being the perfect venue for a holiday, Lake Loft is also available for events, photoshoots and meetings.
Loads on this week as summer is underway!
Wednesday 9 July - open mic night from 10pm.
Thursday 10 July - Live music from Yeah Mambu Brazilian band from 11pm at Coolin a la Plage- hopefully they aren't too upset to play...
Saturday 12 July: Ape House from 11pm at Colin a La Plage - Summer hours have begun, 3am closing!
Sunday 13 July - World Cup third place game at 10pm followed by B-trix Kiddo DJ set.
@ Le Deck Friday 11 July
Le Deck at Capbreton relaunch after the Ramsey experience. Enjoy the fresh fish focussed revamped menu - there's still some old favourites like Le Deck burger on there though, live music from The Crisis, and a DJ playing late.
Monday 14 July - Bastille Day
Public holiday, fireworks, late closing everywhere. Vive la revolution!
Tuesday 15 July
Recover from the aftermath of battle snd refill your tattered wardobe at the INHossegor.com Vide Dressing and Pop-up at 45 Avenue du Penon from 6pm. More info to come on this..
Out of town:
Surf film festival in Anglet over three days, catch a bunch of brilliant surf movies, in the natural ampitheatre of chambre d'amour in Anglet. Full program and access info on their website and FB page.
We thought we'd bring the sunshine back today with Hive Swimwear. Born in Noosa Heads, Australia Hive swimwear is designed to stay on when it's going off, so you can drop into those Hossegor barrels without any fear of popping up topless. If styling it out on a longboard is more your vibe, then a cool printed one-piece is the perfect look.
A selection of Hive Swimwear will soon be stocked in our Made in Hossegor store, with 10% off. You can also check out the full collection at www.hiveswimwear.eu and get 10% off at checkout with the code inhossegor.
More photos in our gallery.
You won't be needing them today - but they're definitely an object of summer desire for INHossegor.com..
Get your sing on, it's open Mic night at Coolin a la Plage
It's still sale time in the Hossegor stores - get in there quick for to grab the best of the bargains before they all disappear..
Sunday 6 July
Vintage shopping, cupcakes, artisan jewellery and more and the Lot 3 Pop-up:
Tuesday 8 July
INHossegor.com Vide Dressing @ 45 Avenue du Penon - Come and join us for an evening of cocktails, clothes, pop up stores and more.. Details to follow.
We recently had the chance to have a look around the atelier of the gorgeous Dani Snowden Boyd, where she creates her lovely Cutie Pie jewellery and The Vintage Jewelery Company bespoke pieces. Dani is currently creating a Hossegor range that's for sale exclusively in our Made in Hossegor store and at Le Deli in Seignosse.
IH: Introduce yourself please?
DS: Hi I’m Dani, originally from Norfolk, England. Owner and designer of I Love Cutie Pie jewellery.
IH: Tell us about Cutie Pie:
DS: Cutie Pie started out from a passion of upcycling vintage pieces from denim to army jackets to one off necklaces. My magpie like eyes love customizing finds from brocante markets into something new. Cutie Pie is now the online destination for delicate feminine everyday jewellery. It's been going for a while now, we celebrate our 7th birthday this summer. It all started when I first moved here. I’d always dreamt of working for myself from an early age & with no job prospects here it was the perfect opportunity & push to start something.
The UK press picked up on some of my early designs and it snowballed from there, I’ve since enjoyed great press coverage. That really turned it from just a hobby into reality. I still get a buzz from seeing my designs in a magazine. I truly love what I do and feel very lucky. I couldn’t imagine life without being creative.
IH: Where do you get your inspiration for the jewellery collection?
DS: That’s a tough one, from anywhere really, it could be something you see on your travels or an old antique ring at a brocante. I love a good rummage though the French vintage markets, there are so many treasures to find. I also have another jewellery company, VJC, which is a vintage line that specializes in high end one off creations.
IH: How long have you lived in Hossegor and what are your favourite things to do in the area?
DS: We have lived here for nearly 8 years now, on and off. It certainly feels like home as it’s the place where we bought our first house. A perfect weekend would include an early start at a brocante followed by a late brunch. Then maybe a hike somewhere in the Basque countryside. As much as I love sitting on the beach we are trying to do new things this year and explore a litte. I’ve just started stand up paddle boarding on the lake in Hossegor.
IH: Describe your perfect night out in Hossegor? (where to eat/drink etc)
DS: First stop would be at one of the oyster bars at the top of the lake. Nothing beats having an aperitif with that view. I love lazy evenings there. Or you can’t beat a cocktail at 45 Avenue du Penon. We don’t eat out much as I love cooking but if we do we mostly go to Papa Joub at le Sud or Le Deck in Capbreton. Both are really good value for money and do the perfect hangover burger ;)