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/

Cooking with Paula Deen Features Halsea's Travel Bags

Summer. Summer. Summer. There is nothing that feels more like summer than good food with friends and family. The latest issue of Cooking with Paula Deen has tons of recipes and ideas sure to make this summer the best yet.

While you are checking out the magazine, flip to Paula's Picks where she features Halsea's roller duffel, cosmetic bag and small make up bag so you can "travel with style".

Thanks, Teri Freeman!

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!

Halsea Suitcase on Weekend Today! Thanks Real Simple!

Are you kidding me?! How AMAZING is this Weekend Today story about Budget Travel for Halsea, the beach chic travel bag company featured?! Is Lester really standing right there with his face next to the Halsea label? Is the Halsea roller suitcase in almost every shot? I love how the suitcase pops off of the screen with its blue crab print outside and pink-lined inside!

The fabulous gals at Real Simple (Yes, Carly Zipp- we are talking about you!) are way too good to us!

Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

PS - Halsea is offering a special on the Roller Suitcase featured- it is only $195!! Now is the time to take advantage of that deal because it won't last forever!

Design*Sponge Features The Home of Halsea's Sally Bartz

Grace at Design*Sponge is a genius! I LOVE her blog because it is inspiring and makes me feel like good design is doable at any stage of life and on any budget.

Today my mouth nearly dropped when we saw our client on her website with the photos we took! Here is the home of beach-chic travel bag company designer, Sally Bartz of Halsea.

For more photos of Sally's inspirations and home, click here to see more on Flickr: