Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | First Week 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
    2. Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | Arriving in Salcombe

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So this first week has gone so fast and almost been a bit of a blur. In order to stop myself having any feelings of homesickness or being a stranger in this town, I have kept myself extremely busy and managed to have such a fun week! I really didn’t need to worry…

Monday morning we woke up to miserable weather and so decided to take it as an opportunity to climb into the landrover and go for a long drive, exploring the beautiful country side and all of the different surfing beaches, talking to the different surf clubs along the way. When we got back to the house we were absolutely exhausted and a trip to the local pub to meet some friends was definitely needed! We ended up spending all evening there, until we headed back to the house for some dinner and an early night, ready for a busy day the next day.

On Tuesday we had a bit of a blip regarding out opening party as we started advertising it for the wrong day! Such idiots… we quickly sorted that out though and went for a quick meeting with the manager of the bar to sort everything out. The meeting went so fab and we actually couldn’t have been happier with it, we got everything sorted, the date changed, the venue and band booked and were so happy! After organising the party, I had to drive Ewan half an hour to Bantham beach (he can’t drive) for his surfing lesson but the weather was so horrible so I met some friends on another beach (half an hour away) for lunch and a long walk on the beach, before driving back to Bantham (so bored of driving now) to pick up Ewan to then both go back to Salcombe. I was absolutely exhausted so made myself a big yummy dinner when I got in, before heading to a friends house to get ready for our night out!

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On Wednesday we woke up to a mission, build an epic sandcastle! We only had an hour to get it completed to headed down town and got the boat taxi across the sea to north sands beach where we started building! Well.. I was building and Ewan was taking photos! After our sandcastle was complete we took some quick snaps and then headed back to our house to use the wifi and submit it to head office. We then met up with some friends and headed to The Winking Prawn for lunch, it’s a really cute beach restaurant overlooking the huge bay with the most delicious deep fried popcorn shrimp ever! We filled ourselves up completely and then headed back to the house to do some filming! It was such a busy day but we needed to film some practise interviews ready for the festival that we’ve got coming up! My friend Tess dressed up as James Bay and I played the role of interviewer, we both got so into our roles pretending that we were actually at a festival and it was absolutely hilarious and our manager loved it! Wednesday evening was a lazy one, Ewan decided to take a nap at around 5pm and didn’t resurface again so I spent my evening sorting out some things for the festival, cooking a yummy stir fry, on FaceTime to my dad for his birthday and watching gossip girl!

This morning was a fab one, our friend Dan took us for a whizz around the harbour on his Rib boat! We stopped off at Captain Morgan’s for some breakfast sarnies to have on the journey and sailed around the different beaches, properly appreciating Salcombe. Then I had a very much needed stop of at Cranches Pantry, the famous proper British Sweet Shop!

This afternoon will be filled with party prep and festival planning… we leave tomorrow! It feels as if we’ve only just got to Salcombe and we’re already getting ready to leave… but only for the weekend, then we’ll be back!

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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?

Just ask below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.