Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | Ocean Valour

Steph has been given the amazing opportunity to be a Jack Will Seasonnaire for the summer.

Living, sleeping, dreaming and partying all things Jack Wills.

During her time in Salcombe, Steph is regularly updating us with the amazing experiences she is having.

  1. Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | The Interviews
  2. Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | Arriving in Salcombe
  3. Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | First Week in Salcombe
  4. Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | Somersault Festival
  5. Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | What a Busy Week

On Saturday the plan was to spend the day basking in the beautiful sunshine at the beach however unfortunately the sun never managed to make it out and so we spent the day snuggled up at the Harbour Hotel wrapped  up in blankets, drinking hot chocolate, watching the boats go by. Then it was time to go back to the house, get ready for drinks and head out for the evening.

When Sunday arose we were all in need of a lie in which is exactly what we had before heading out in Salcombe for the first day of regatta week. We first went to Island Street to explore the fabulously British street party, with music, bbqs, face painting and lots of little stalls. Later that day I met up with a friend from uni who is down in Salcombe for a couple of weeks with her family. It was so lovely to see a familiar face from home and we managed to have a big girlie catch up in the sun at The Ferry pub over looking the harbour.


Our staff dinner was scheduled for Sunday evening and due to the lovely weather we decided to have a bbq on South Milton beach. It was so nice and a perfect opportunity for us to get content for work due to the fact that because it was a Jack Wills store dinner, everyone was wearing Jack Wills! We played rounders and made human pyramids before cooking sausages and burgers while watching the sunset behind the sea. When it was time to leave I was searching high and low and everywhere and couldn’t for the life of me find my car keys! Bearing in mind I gave a lot of people a lift to the bbq because the landrover has so many seats. It was an absolute disaster given that it was no pitch black darkness and we were all searching the beach using our torches for light! Obviously we had no luck finding the key and so piled into other cars in the hope that we would find it if we came back to search in daylight the next day. It was such a great evening having a beach bbq with all my friends, and such a rubbish end to it!

On Monday we woke up super early an drove back to the beach to have a day light search but once again with no luck, which was unbelievably annoying and so disappointing. A very necessary gym session was needed after that to run off my excess stress before heading to the Ferry to sit in the sunshine with a very needed drink and complete some more content for work.

Tuesday was such a big day for everyone in Salcombe as Ocean Valour was arriving finally to dry land. They are a team of two 24 year olds, trying to raise money for the brain cancer trust appeal as one of their dads had recently passed away from the illness. They rowed all the way accross the Atlantic from New York to Salcombe and Tuesday was their arrival date. The whole of Salcombe and many more people crowded over to the White Strand mooring area. There were people watching from balconies, restaurants, the yact club, from sea, everywhere all waiting for the arrival! There were also TV and film crews as well as four Royal Navy Rib boats, crammed with their family and friends waiting to sail out to greet them. The boys arrived with Tom Rainey, the main fundraiser, rowing in and he looked absolutely exhausted each pull clearly a struggle, while Laurence was standing up, hands in the air while the whole crowd cheered them in. The reunion on the pontoon was fenomenal, with them hugging and greeting family friends who weren’t sure if they would ever see them again after they set off from New York three months ago, but here they were, ragged, long haired, very tanned and clearly very tired. With boxes of fish and chips passed over to them as well as champagne, they made their way over to the Kings Arms pub to give some speeches…. We also had the opportunity of interviewing them!

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Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | Arriving in Salcombe

Steph has been given the amazing opportunity to be a Jack Will Seasonnaire for the summer.

Living, sleeping, dreaming and partying all things Jack Wills.

During her time in Salcombe, Steph is regularly updating us with the amazing experiences she is having.

    1. Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | The Interviews

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So here it is.

#jwsseasonnaires | Arriving In Salcombe

All in one morning I landed back to England after an 8 hour flight from Miami, I changed and got the train to the Jack Wills head office in London, we packed up the landrover (much harder than it sounds when you have to fit a bike, a huge fatboy beanbag, two parasols, 8 boxes of stash, 2 suitcases, Jack Wills cups, bunting and banners and our own bags into one boot), had a quick meeting with the marketing team and then I drove the 5 hour drive all the way to Salcombe and… finally we were in our location!

The manager of the Salcombe Jack Wills store, Rosie met us by the store in town and took us to our new house, a little upside down cottage right in the middle of town… ideal! Then we went for dinner at ‘The Island Bar and Grill’ to meet the rest of the Jack Wills team and also the place where we would be spending a lot of our time!

The dinner was great as it meant we got to meet lots of new people as well as enjoying our first night in company rather than being alone. Afterwards, we went back to the house for a very necessary night’s sleep.
On Saturday when I woke up it was such a bizarre feeling, we went for an explore of the town and its beaches but being in a place that we know nothing about and we don’t actually know anyone in it…
The day could only get better though as we took the water taxi (such a fun experience) across to the vast stretch of beaches, had a walk in the sand, getting loads of cool photos to send back to head office, and then went to the Island Bar and Grill to start planning our opening party!

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One of the girls from the Store had invited us to a bbq at hers that evening and so thats where we headed for the night. It was so nice to spend time with such a close group and because of this it stopped feeling like such a new and strange place. The bbq was so lovely and I spent the time getting to know the girls and I feel like they are going to be good friends to me this summer… so happy! The bbq acted as pres for a night out and soon, after a few drinks, we were on our way to the Kingswood fair! It was so much fun, going on the rides with new friends and then a pub for some more drinks before making our way to the club. Coast is an absolutely hilarious night out and so perfect for our first one in Salcombe, everyone and anyone were there and it meant we had the chance to meet so many new people from the town.

Sunday was absolutely beautiful weather and with our hangovers in tow, we spent the day the only way we could… on the beach with our new friends relaxing in the sun!! After the most wonderfully chilled day, we went back to one of the houses for some take away pizza and a movie… and just like that my first weekend in Salcombe was complete! It was a weird one, it’s so strange arriving in a town already complete with a tight knit community and trying to find your place but I know that soon enough i’ll feel at home and for now I just need to keep super busy!

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Follow Steph on all of her adventures:

Instagram: @steph_parrott

Twitter: @steph_parrott

Blog: www.parrottone.com

Any questions?

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