• Love & Honor

    New brand Love & Honor has popped up this year, handmaking homewares and kids clothes right here in Hossegor. The cushions and accessories are bold and fun, with prints that take you straight to the beach. Sirens and seafarers, pin-up girls and sharks adorn their denim backed cushions and wall hangings. There’s also a vintage line, with stripes and florals fit for any lounging space.

    They’re also making baby and kids clothes, the beach shorties feature surfers and sharks, flamingos and ice-creams, and gorgeous little dresses are handmade in soft denims and recycled vintage linens. Babies are treated to organic bodies with rock’n’roll captions and hand indigo dyed leggings. MC, creator of the brand, is so passionate and involved and incredibly creative, the patterns reflect her love for life and we love that at Inhossegor!

    Love & Honor is available online at and free delivery is offered anywhere in Hossegor and Capbreton. Or you can shop in real life at the pop-up market at Le Penon outside Linda Clarini Bijoux on Thursday and Sunday mornings, and they’ll be at other pop-ups during the summer. All Good. in Soorts stock the homewares too.

    Give them a follow on instagram to stay in the loop: 

    Contact info:

    06 17 16 26 88


    Come and join the fun on the GIRLS ORANGE RUN HOSSEGOR in order to raise awareness for breast cancer in tribute to Celine, a wonderful mother, woman and sportswoman who passed away a year ago after battling breast cancer for three years. She leaves behind a little girl and her husband who is organising this 6km run around Hossegor lake on the 15th May 2016 in her memory.
    Contact details are below. Sign up soon and come have fun and show solidarity.

    Céline, jeune femme de 33 ans, maman d'une fillette de 3 ans connue pour sa joie de vivre et son dynamisme s'est envolée au printemps 2015 après s'être battue pendant près de 3 ans contre un cancer du sein.
    Céline était très sportive et adorait relever les défis. Elle courait le marathon et avait participé en 2014 au Raid XL Landes avec son équipe « Orange power ». Céline s'entraînait autour du lac d'Hossegor, elle y courait, elle y marchait et elle aimait s'y promener avec Emma, sa fille. Ce lieu magique l'apaisait.
    Son mari et ses amis ont voulu lui rendre hommage de la plus belle des manières en organisant une marche-course pour récolter des fonds pour la recherche contre le cancer du sein.

    Runneuse, marcheuse occasionnelle ou véritable adepte, en famille, entre copines, ou collègues, venez-vous dépasser lors de cette course de 6 kms, dans un cadre unique, le Lac d'Hossegor. 
    Nous invitons toutes les participantes à nous rejoindre vêtues d'un maillot orange pour une course solidaire. 
    Sans classement, ni chronomètre, cet événement est avant tout un moment de partage, face à cette maladie qui touche de plus en plus de femmes et leurs familles.
    Tout au long de cette journée, vous pourrez découvrir des stands d'informations sur le dépistage du cancer du sein, mais également des animations variées et un concert.

    Les bénéfices de la course seront intégralement reversés à la recherche contre le cancer du sein au Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Toulouse.
    Nous vous donnons rendez-vous le dimanche 15 mai 2016 au lac d'Hossegor pour la première édition du ORANGE RUN.

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  • Quartier Moderne Young Designer's Weekend! in Hossegor

    40 Young designers from the Basque Country and the Landes are showing off their creations this weekend at Hossegor Casino with a Beauty Area, Nail Bar, Tattoos and food available too!

    Link is here, come and meet the locals and their gorgeous art!

    Facebook page here

  • All The Help you need in France

    It's not getting that chilly yet but winter is drawing in and shorter days are upon us...

    This is a great time to get all our paperwork, admin and procedures in place to ensure we are all set up properly here in France or if you are looking to move here, now's the time to get ready and start enquiring about all there is to know and do once you arrive.

    The Help is a local company that basically loves to HELP.

    Need assistance with taxes, opening up a company, someone to do your monthly/yearly book keeping?

    Need someone to help you set up in the are with finding a house, furniture, schools, cars, insurance, healthcare, taxes and everything new to you here in France?

    Or maybe you need someone to give you HR advice on a new contract, on leaving a company, on the employment laws here in France?

    Have a home that you need rented out for the summer, for the year?

    THE HELP is held by Fiona, local resident who can be your one stop shop for all the assistance you need.

    Fiona speaks four languages fluently (french/english/italian/spanish), has an HR and business/finance background here in France but also internationally.

    Amongst her clients are local brands, artisans but also larger suf companies as well as retailers that need help with their crew so that everyone is happy and operational.

    You can find a list of The Help's services here. Just give Fiona a call for details and tarifs.

    THE HELP Facebook page

    • Administration and Management Services (formalities)

    • Translation and interpreting services as per requests (all documents, websites)

    • All French procedures
    • Bank account openings – follow up of all banking issues
    • Housing and vehicle insurances
    • Management of the household utilities and services (electricity, water, gaz, phone, Internet and tv) – subscriptions and follow-up
    • Opening of Social Security number(s)
    • Alll tax related issues (tax declarations, tax estimations)
    • HR issues (contract negotiations, dismissals, all work rights in France)
    • Management of all accountancy related issues
    • Temporary postal service
    • Vehicle technical visits, registrations and license plates change
    • Drivers licence change

      • Orientation Services
      • Discover The Landes, Basque Country and neighboring France and Spain
      • Visits of different neighbourhoods and towns
      • Overview of the related area – schools, work, activities, etc
      • Housing visits as examples


      • Work permit Services
      • Full management of permit requests and Visas
      • Procedures and follow-up for all work permits


      • Housing Services
      • Apartment and House search according to needs, with objective advice
      • Buying and rental of real estate
      • Planning and organization of accompanied visits
      • Administration and negotiation of leases/sales of house with landlords and real estate agencies
      • Administration for buying or selling property in France (notaire, legal contracts and documents)
      • House inspection and inventory – arrivals and departures for permanent or temporary  housing
      • Interior design and furnishing assistance
      • Temporary lodging assistance (short to medium term lettings)
      • Installation assistance by our technicians and specialists


      • Schooling Services
      • Search of the best schools in the area according to needs
      • Planning and organization of visits of the preselected schools
      • Enrolment assistance and follow-up


      • Moving and Import Services
      • Search of the best moving company according to the expatriate’s country of origin
      • Complete logistics
      • Import / Custom declarations and clearance management
        • Household belongings
        • Vehicles
        • Pets

    • House Clearance!

      Friends of our's are leaving to go back to Australia (that's the LIFE) and are selling the content of their house... So instead of it sitting on Facebook, we wanted to do a remote House Clearance with you all.

      Vintage furniture, lamps, tables, beds, bikes, surfboards, skateboards, snowboards and more...

      Here's the link, contact Haydn who's number is in the "About" section of the page or send a mail to the Facebook page and we will forward it to him!

      Happy bargain hunting!!!


      Some examples below but more on the FB page

    • The Hossegor Tattoo Convention

      This past Saturday and Sunday (the 12th and 13th of September), the Hossegor Casino played host to Hossegor’s very first tattoo convention. Everyone from tourists to families to locals, tattooed or not (although un-decorated skin was the heavy minority) was there.

      Other than the tattoo stands themselves there were jewelry vendors, candy booths, Gianni from Asylum’s barber corner, a pyrography shop, a Dang's Vietnamese food stand, music, and awards!

      Thanks to the Casino for putting this up, and let’s keep Hossegor and Les Landes weird!!!

    • Asylum Tattoo Capbreton

      For reasons unknown, tattoo parlors and barber shops fit together perfectly. Be it the connection with the aesthetic, be it that it that (originally) they were both almost exclusively for men, be it the more morbid side of razors and bloodletting, or be it their affinity to the old. The Asylum Tattoo shop is a shining example of this. 

      In the blue and white adorable-ness of Capbreton, The Asylum Tattoo shop stands out. On the façade, their logo (an imposing black, horned stag beetle) projects onto the street. Inside, the décor is minimal, warm and natural, yet somewhat freakish. One finds picture of carnival sideshows, (fake) mounted skulls as trophies, and displays of Ouija boards and tarot cards. In the corner of the tattoo area, a barber pole is mounted on the wall, delineating the barber shop within the business. High ceilings and large windows contradict the shadows by introducing the beautiful Aquitaine sun, and everyone in the shop greets you like an old friend.

      In fact, the three owners are old friends themselves (although more specifically, the tattoo artist and the piercer are together). They’re all Strasbourg (Alsace) transplants, and they chose Les Landes as the perfect spot for their new business.

      What makes the Asylum Tattoo Shop so unique is how much effort has been put into it for it to be the best: the work is great and the standards are high. In other words, it’s obvious that Thomas (the tattoo artist), Marine (the piercer) and Gianni (the barber) are all geekishly obsessed with tattoos, piercings, and hairdressing: it’s what they do best, and they love it.


      Marine, the lilac-haired piercer, answered some of my questions about the Asylum Tattoo shop.


      RAE: Your business is one of the most well-thought out / original parlors that I’ve ever seen. Did you get your inspiration from any particular shop?


      MARINE: Thank you ! We wanted the shop to be like a cabinet of curiosities, without it being too morbid or off-putting. We’re all really interested in everything bordering on the esoteric and the world of freaks (carnies, human monsters, and old-style sideshows). […] This is all what gives life to the shop. It may seem frightening, but we’ve had a lot of positive feedback as far as the decoration goes!


      RAE: You’ve hinted at how you all (you Thomas, Gianni, Lisa) all best friends / together. How long have you known each other for?


      MARINE: Tom and I (Marine) know each other and have been together for more than seven years and we met Gianni about five years ago. We all got close really quickly, and today we all make a really good team! Three lunatics working together…it’s a sight to see!


      RAE: Can you tell me the story behind your logo, the stag beetle?


      MARINE: The story behind the stag beetle is really funny! A lot of friends told us about this little insect that would attack surfers as they came out of the water, but we never imagined that we’d one day see a creature that size (especially given the size of its horns)! After we actually did see one and having had a good scare, we decided it would be our logo!

      The day of the inauguration of the shop, I was walking my dog and I was lost in thought, really focused on how I’d love to find one (already dead, obviously) to show it in the shop. Five seconds later, I looked down and I found one! I don’t know if it was a coincidence but she’s brought us good luck up to now! Knock on wood for it to continue !


      RAE: I noticed that you’re right next to a high school. I also know that sometimes people who want to get tattooed can be a bit…well….under the influence.  Have you ever had any problems with having to turn away curious teenagers or persistent drunks?

      MARINE : We’ve had some people who come in who are..well…a bit F**d up, but nothing too crazy. We try to be as welcoming as we can, in all circumstances! Within reason, of course, you know? We don’t tattoo or pierce people who are under the influence of alcohol or other illicit substances!


      RAE : It looks that once a month you have a party. Can you tell me a bit about it?


      MARINE : Exactly ! Once a month we organize a “full moon party,” for each full moon (as the name indicates). At that time, we have expos and shows for local artists (painters, photographers, jewelers, etc). Two of the walls are left open, and the expo lasts a couple months. After the showing, we have apero, food, and good times! Often, the evenings end around a beer pong table for the more motivated of our guests – fun guaranteed!


      The next full moon party will be Monday, September 28th!



      Rae B.


    • what's on this week and weekend In and Around Hossegor

      Heads Brewery wants to Party on Saturday

      DJs, live music, lots of partying and fresh BEER.


      Heads Beach Brewery, Saturday 29th August from 6pm onwards.

      Aie aie AIE in Hossegor

      Public displays of latino dancing. On Le Centrale esplanade in Hossegor. Days and nights, come shake your booty.

      4th to 6th September, more info here

      DJS and party at the water parc Labenne

      Sunday 30th August, be party of the crowd and head down to Pool and House party at the Aquatic Parc in Labenne which will be privatised for the occasion. Splish splash splosh.

    • Paparazzi at All Good's Resilient's Release Party

      It was a fun evening at All Good with live music from the Laters Club  and The Dedicated Nothing plus a great documentary by Resilients from Cafe Racer Dreams that you can see more about here.

      Sandra, Jacques and the All Good family warmly welcomed us all into the small hours whilst we sipped on our Woll Beer merrily. It's great to have venues like this all locals and visitors of all ages and horizons can come to and just chill. Hope the next one comes round again soon.

    • What's on this week and weekend In and Around Hossegor

      Skull Candy ramp comp at Heads

      on the 14th and 15th August, Skullcandy comes to our fave Heads Beach Brewery for a mini ramp competition. €2500 prize money

      Friday 14th August:
      14h Opening mini-ramp (Open)
      19h30 Best Tricks Open Electric #trick4trick
      21h30Live music with TITANIC supported by Volcom

      Saturday 15th August:
      11h Opening Mini-Ramp (Open)
      16h Close of mini ramp (only invitational riders)
      Training per heat. 24 riders (6 heats of 4 skaters)
      20h00 prizes 
      21h30 Stay Loud in Concert

      Here's where to go for info

      All Good and cafe racer heaven

      Sandra and Jacques have invited Resilients films to view their new documentary on custom cafe racer bikes and the world around them at All Good next week. For lovers of vintage bikes, good music with Laters Club and The Dedicated Nothing and excellent Mexican style food trucks.

      When: 20th August at 7h30pm

      Where: All Good Store, 33 avenue des Tisserands, 40150 Soorts Hossegor

      Beach Bash at Coolin

      When: Tonight 13th August at the Coolin, Beach Bash numero 3. Live DJs and lots of atmosphere.

      Where: Coolin à la Plage, La Centrale, Hossegor

      Pop Up Designers are BACK

      Bangus, Mersea People and other gorgeous local creators offer a 10% discount on their items at the Pop Up Store in Hossegor town. We like and we know that nobody will have the same!

      When: Saturday 14th August from 6pm tp 9pm

      Where: Pop Up Store, 40 Place Pasteur, 40150 Hossegor