Our latest photo shoot took us to Fowey, home of author Daphne du Maurier whose works have inspired our latest location. We spent part of the morning at The Old Quay House who not only let us photograph on their terrace over looking the water, they also fed us with delicious bacon rolls which we were very grateful for. The afternoon was spent photographing around the town, exploring the narrow streets, open water and Readymoney Cove.
We stumbled across The Garden Gate Flower Company whilst exploring Fowey, the inspiration behind this season’s collection. On seeing the beautiful flower fields we knew we had to plan a photography shoot there.
Becca and Maz, the owners, grow the prettiest organic flowers and foliage. They spend their time lovingly watering, weeding and preparing the plants. And, when ready, turn their hand to creating beautiful floral arrangements.
Amongst the flowers and hazy, Cornish sunshine, we spent the day photographing our SS15 collection.
Here at Seasalt we love it when it rains and we’re not afraid to admit it!
We don’t let a shower stand in our way of exploring the beautiful Cornish coastal paths and cliffs, we embrace it. We love the sweet smell before a cloudburst, the tiny droplets landing on our noses and the relaxing pitter-patter of the rain as it falls on a long, sandy stretch of beach.
To celebrate our love of the wet stuff and to raise funds for Marie Curie we held a ‘wear your wellies to work day’ last week. There were colourful flowers planted in wellingtons, rain themed treats and a ‘welly good’ photo-shoot. Our Distribution Centre devised an amazing weather themed playlist for the day, which you can listen to below, and our staff even had the chance to win tickets to the Eden Project!
Here’s a sneak peek of what we got up to!
If you’re in need of some inspiration for summer’s downpours, check out our Seasalt RAIN collection.
We count ourselves very lucky to be able to get out and explore Cornwall on our photoshoots! For our latest shoot, we spent a few days at the Eden Project exploring the biomes and stunning grounds that surround them. We gathered the team and got amongst the flora to get some snappy location images for our spring/summer collection. Here’s a little peek at what we got up to when we were there…
Happy Mother’s Day! We really love our mums and want to say a huge thank you for everything you’ve done for us. We spoke to a few people at the Design Studios about their mum’s and what they really mean to them…
|Janet and Hazel
What’s the best piece of advice your mum has given you?
|What would you like to thank your mum for?
Thanks for loving me, even during the bratty teenager years when, let’s be honest, it can’t have been easy! For the ridiculously early curfews and always encouraging me to travel, even if it meant we didn’t get to see each other as much. Thanks for teaching me how to touch type all those years ago, despite my protestations! And thanks for bringing home both ginger kittens, instead of just the one.
| Kitty and Greta
What’s the funniest memory you have of your mum?
|How would you describe your mum in three words?
Cool, outdoorsy, super-kind
What would make the perfect mother’s day present?
|Laura and Ros
What would you like to thank your mum for?
What’s the funniest memory you have of your mum?
|Lisa and Lynda
What’s the best piece of advice your mum has given you?Mothers are always right (it actually seems very true and has been tried and tested).
What would be the perfect mother’s day present? Anything from the Leach Pottery collection!
Why did you choose this picture of you and your mum?: My nanny made us matching cardigans, and on this occasion we accidentally wore them on the same today. We couldn’t resist taking a photo!
|What would you like to thank your mum for? Being the kindest and strongest person I know, and for nurturing me into a hopefully well rounded being.|
We’re incredibly lucky here at Seasalt to get out and explore different parts of Cornwall for each season’s photoshoots. Part of our SS15 collection took us to Lerryn, a beautiful village situated on the river which you can cross by an Elizabethan bridge or via a set of stepping stones. Our location shoot also took us to the Fowey Hall Hotel, which is believed to have inspired Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In The Willows.
We’ve put together a few photos taken whilst on location so you too can get lost in the beauty of our surroundings. Keep an eye out for one of our models taking a little rest by the river.
It’s nearly the New Year, a time for resolving to eat less, get more sleep and exercise more. Some of our resolutions are practical (sort out ‘that drawer’ in the kitchen), while others are a bit of a stretch (win the lottery).
Not sure what your 2015 resolution will be? Here’s a selection of our favourites from around the office to give you inspiration.
Happy New Year!
Our latest catalogue takes inspiration from Denys Val Baker’s book, Down a Cornish Lane.
Here we take a look down a few narrow byways and find out what might be at the end. After all, you never know what you might find when you go down a Cornish lane…!
We continue to draw from the life and work of Denys Val Baker for our AW14 collection, and his autobiographical novel The Sea’s in the Kitchen provided the inspiration for our most recent catalogue.
These fish made a splash in our store windows, so we’ve written up a fun little ‘How To’ so you can make your own fishy friends.
Step 1: Cut out the shapes
Step 2: Stitch the two side fins onto the body.
Step 3: Stitch the heads onto each body.
Step 4: Stitch onto the top fin with right sides facing.
Step 5: Stitch lines down the tail (two pieces put together)
Step 6: Lay the top fin onto the body facing in.
Step 7: The tail needs to be rolled and secured with a pin so that it doesn’t get caught when sewing around the body.
Step 8: Lay the body parts on top of each other, right sides facing, and stitch around the sides. Remember to leave a gap so you can turn your fish the right way!
Step 9: Stuff the fish with wadding, hand sew the gap and sew on the eyes.
Ta dah! Your very own fishy friend.