Jan Norman of the OC Register Features Halsea + Cotton Idea Studio

I love a good idea.

When Sally Bartz of Halsea and Mindy Gayer of Cotton Idea Studio decided to team up and open their businesses under one roof, I thought it was genius. With Sally's travel bags in the front and Mindy's stationary and accoutrement's in the back, the two entrepreneurs share customers, store hours and often package their items together to make gift giving an easy grab-n-go kind of thing.

Jan Norman of the Orange County Register picked up on their story and just wrote a great feature about it, complete with photos. Check it out here:http://jan.freedomblogging.com/2009/06/14/money-saver-two-shops-in-one/15887/sally-bartz/

Coastal Living Features Sally Bartz and Halsea

As a publicist of a boutique PR firm in Orange County, there are certain things in your career that make you beyond excited. June's issue of Coastal Living is one of them.
TO Media Co's first client, Sally Bartz of Halsea, was recently featured in the issue in an article titled "Making Her Case". Lindsey Ellis Beatty worked with us for the last year on this article, which survived one magazine closing down and Lindsey moving to Coastal Living. (Thanks Lindsey for working so hard on this - Coastal Living is the perfect place for Sally's beach-chic inspired travel bags!)
It features a full page article on Sally and her inspirations behind the line, her beach-y lifestyle and of course her amazing travel bags. The fabulous shots were taken by the VERY talented Shelly Strazis. I was so excited to not only see the article but to also see that an additional shot of Sally in the Halsea Shop made the Table of Contents page!
Thanks Lindsey!

Seaside Chic -- Halsea Opens 1st Shop

Newport Beach, CA -- After celebrating over two years of online and wholesale success, Sally Bartz of Halsea, the beach-chic travel accessories company, is proud to announce the opening of her first Halsea store.

“People love the Halsea prints and the shop allows me to both showcase the travel products, and experiment with fun new home items – from colorful pillows with pom-poms to fabric-framed mirrors.” says Sally. “The space is completely Halsea with the crab-print fabric wall covering and the framed vintage photos – I’m totally inspired to create. Halsea is developing into a lifestyle brand, and the time has come to visually tell the story”.

True to her brand, the store’s tone is largely influenced by its location on “The Peninsula” in Newport Beach. The Peninsula is a perfect mixture of old-school surf culture and classic seaside elegance, attracting a burgeoning crowd of artisans, craftsmen and designers.

The Halsea Shop, which doubles as Halsea corporate headquarters, has an all-encompassing beach-chic feel created by Domino Magazine interior design darling and Angeleno’s hot, young designer to watch, Krista Ewart, who happens also to be a childhood friend of Sally’s.

After spending the last decade designing accessories for surf apparel giants such as Roxy, Volcom, Modern Amusement and Paul Frank, Sally Bartz started Halsea for gals who want sophisticated, casual beach style. Having created the line based on the laid-back California style of the 1970’s, her days growing up across the street from the beach is often the inspiration behind Halsea products.

The Halsea Shop is located at 409 31st Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663 and can be reached by calling 949.673.7743. http://www.halsea.com/