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  • StepArt opening party paparazzi

    Here's some pics of yesterday night's smashing opening of the StepArt store in Hossegor. Lots of people, lots of fun, lots of great beer courtesy of Woll, good ham and cheese and chilling vibes on the decks.

    Spot yourself or your friends. You've been  Paparrazzied Inhossegor.

  • Crowfund for Roland and his Choclo Project

    We met Roland at I Love Sunday at Caroline's Yoga a few weeks back and he explained his worthy project to us and it seemed important that we share.

    Roland makes really beautiful clothes in organic textiles in a really caring way.

    Every year he and his team travel to Peru and Mexico to host creative workshops for poor and homeless children. The aim: to nourish their creativity, teach them new artistic techniques and build their confidence. The art that the children create then becomes the inspiration for the graphics on all Choclo products. The money raised through the sale of these products is used to build classrooms and pay for their school fees, showing them the value of their own creativity. Choclo clothing project is there to value them.

    Every clothing item has a story and we love that.

    In 3 weeks he and his team will be leaving for Mexico on their next Mission. In order to finance this trip they have started a KissKissBankBank Crowdfunding Campaign and need as much help as possible to help raise the remaining funds they need to get to Mexico and free the creativity of the 50 abandoned or homeless children we will be working with over there.

    This is a link to an article posted yesterday by Mr Mondialisation (500 000 fans on facebook) about the project.

    This is the link to the Crowd Funding campaign.
    This is their website.

    They  are at 50% of their objective with 2 weeks left so Roland and his colleagues really need a boost right now. It is achievable but they really need all the help they can get!

    Models of Roland's creations are also available at Caroline's Yoga in Hossegor.

  • StepArt is opening in Hossegor

    We love the T Shirt and accessories this new store has on offer.

    This great local brand returns to it's roots here in Hossegor. StepArt has the concept of putting on a TShirt print that are trendy and alternative, we like the way they look totally unique.

    In partnership for tomorrow night with l'Etiquette Wine bar and Woll Beer, bevvies will be served chilled and on the house.

    When: opening tomorrow 4th July from 6h30pm onwards

    Where: StepArt shop, 32 cours Louis Pasteur, Hossegor

    The Facebook invite is here

  • What's on first week July...

    Binary Sound Session Pool Party

    Chill around the pool for this warm afternoon, listen to some live music, dip into the pool, meet new faces.

    When: from 3pm until 8pm today 3rd July

    Where: at the old Roundhouse (opposite Hossegor Sandwich) - La Centrale, Hossegor

    Bring your drinks and ID.

    The Circus live DJ Sets

    The Circus's DJ MADGIC has invited LEONOR D'AQUITAINE  from Paris and  MARCOVSKI from Saint Jean De Luz for a fun packed party.

    When: Saturday 4th July from 10pm onwards

    Where: 9 rue Hapchot in Capbreton

    Le Coolin after beach happy hour

    Jump off that wave and come quench that thirst at the Coolin, after beach drinks from 6p to 9pm, all week through. Great for that pre party warm up.

    Sunday Mojito at Le Deck

    Step out of that Sunday bed, wack on your boardshorts and head to Le Deck for a cool hair of the dog. The Mojito rocks.And Outta Town...

    The Summer Fest in San Sebastian

    Fancy a little festival fun?

    San Sebastian hosts big name DJs and artists all day tomorrow and Sunset Sessions in the evening, outdoor parties, jumping, foodtrucks, workshops and more. Tickets on sale here. With every entry a free drink is included.

    Where: San Sebastian, Terrazas Kursaal opposite the beach

    When: Saturday 4th July from 6pm owards

    Tropical night at the Carré Coast

    It's a beach party on a private bit of beach with the greatest view around.

    The Carré Coast is hosting it's tropical night tomorrow night, come dance and mix with other party people and watch the sun go down.

    Where: The Carré Coast, Biarritz

    When: from 10pm at the Beach Bar then 2am until dawn at the Carré Coast

  • Baignade Studio hosts a Pop Up Store

    Pop up Baignade Studio

    The creative brand lanucher based in Hossegor, Le Baignade Studio, has created it's temporary store and is inviting a variety of local designers and textile creators tonight and this weekend, you can check out fabric print and maker Mina Willi and other edgy brands this weekend. The store opens its doors to all for aperitif and live DJ sets tonight.

    When: 3rd July from 5pm for Aperitif then open 4th and 5th July

    Where: 490 avenue des Forgerons Hossegor

    Here's the Facebook invite

  • Origine Surfoards at the Dust Barn Board factory

    Having met Antoine through a visit to Chipiron Surboards, we really wanted to talk about his work and stunning boards!

    This shaper opened his surf boards factory 4 years back in Capbreton and is as fascinated by his work as he is detailed and skilled. Lots.

    Antoine makes his boards from scratch but also glasses for other shapers too.

    His Origine surf boards was born with a love for surf and also natural materials and beautiful glassing work right here in Hossegor. Boards coated in a brilliant shine, looks like water is always pouring off them. Tinted resin and always beautifully coloured (no white boards here).

    He even makes skateboards. Shortboards longboards we love his boards.

    You can also come to make your own boards at Antoine's factory where he can assist with every step of the process, or not, it's up to you. You can shape, sand and glass and he can walk you through it.

    The idea of making your own boards appeal to you or need a repair?

    Want a made to measure Origine board made for you?

    Antoine, with his discretion and ease will make you feel welcome in his Dust Barn and guide you through the service that you need.

    Contact: 06 32 09 25 67

    or mail antoine.hodin@yahoo.fr

    The Dust Barn - ZI des Deux Pins - Capbreton

  • Give a second for Keepabreast!

    One of our sponsors, the wonderful Keep A Breast charity, has this big twitter operation today.

    Please take a second to click on their 1secondoperation and send a TWEET, every click raises money for charity TODAY!

    Here is what your tweet will look like:

    I gave #1SecondForWWF, and you should too! It is urgent to change climate change. @wwffrance #COP21 #UrgentPlan http://www.wwf.fr/planurgenceclimat

    All the support tweets will be released at the same time on June 30th at 11:59:60PM

    Only takes a second!

    http://1secondfor.org/

  • Wake up in St Jean

    Too creative and cute not to mention, here's a special outta town mention for the Wake Up! event all day today in Saint Jean de Luz. Creativity in the food, art, workshop, clothes, live music and whole setup.

    Go for a stroll and why not try your hand at creating something or getting the kids to make it for you?

    Today from 12 noon to midnight, Duconténia Park, Saint Jean de Luz.

    Click here for their website

  • What's on… This weekend

    The summer is here. We say it's gonna stay for a while.

    Let's celebrate and get ourselves down to all the following local events.

    Chipiron Surfboards Sunset Aperitif

    Damien and his Chipiron Surfboards are celebrating the opening of their new surf school. We are all invited for a few beers and to celebrate this new project and to admire the boards. And the sunset.

    Where: Plage des Culs Nuls

    When: Saturday 27th June, from 6h30pm till sunset

    Afends presents Waxhead Live at Heads Beach Brewery Co.

    The fabulously rock Waxhead are playing at our favourite Heads Beach Brewery tomorrow night. We love their raw sound and explosive rythms. Come party with a some Heads Brewery Beer and Tapas.

    Where: Heads Beach Brewery, Bourdaines Beach, Seignosse

    When: from 8pm onwards

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/759300787516292/

    Girls supporting local businesses

    Come check out two beautiful and unique local brands on Monday night and have a tipple with it. We love these local intitiatives and what a great idea to have this on a week night!

    French California: home and beach wear using the best quality Denim.

    Collective Soul: customised items of clothing, accessories and furniture.

    Where: ZA Pedebert 455 Avenue De Pascouaou 40150 Soorts Hossegor

    When: Monday 29th June from 6pm until 9pm

    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591807704426708/

    A little warm up at Shredmill and some punk rock at the Coolin

    Shredmill, our local surf B&B and hostel, celebrates it's opening tonight 26th June until 10pm. Live Music, BBQ, Skate movies and surf.

    Where: Shredmill, 103 Avenue des cetoines Soorts-Hossegor

    When: from now until 10pm tonight Friday 26th June

    THEN

    Head of to the Central for live music and late night fun at the Coolin A La Plage

    Where: 20 Place Des Landais Soorts-Hossegor

    When: from 10pm until 2am today Friday 26th June

    And a little further out.

    The Beach House After Beach Party in Anglet

    Love this spot for it's location and always awesome music.

    Where: The Beach House,  26 Avenue des Dauphins, Anglet

    When: Friday 26th Happy Hour from 6pm to 8pm and Saturday 27th June Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm