#spellxmasparty 2015

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

Floral chandelier by Poppy and Fern at the Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

 

The Grove - Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

Floral workshop, Poppy and Fern - Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

Ausstream Affairs - Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Luciana Rose

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

Seaweed Cuisine - Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

Seaweed Cuisine - Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

Seaweed Cuisine - Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

Seaweed Cuisine - Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Luciana Rose

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Mel Carrero

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Mel Carrero

Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Mel Carrero

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

SpellXmasParty Spell & The Gypsy Collective staff party | Shot by Amber Melody

Spell Staff Christmas Party 2015
Photos by Amber Melody of The Beautiful Lens (Thank you Amber!!)
+ a few sneaky iphone pics

Story by Lizzy.

A huge thank you to our event contributors ~
Byron Bay Tipi Weddings {teepee set up, lighting}
Seaweed Cuisine {catering}
The Grove {venue}
Tigmi Trading {the beautiful rug decor in the teepee and beyond}
Poppy and Fern flowers {the floral chandelier, blooms and floral workshop}
Austream Affairs {airstream bar}
Byron Beach Abodes {Accommodation prize for our Spell Awards}

Each year we take 1 day to celebrate the year that has been, to thank our team and show them how much we value their efforts*! (* blood, sweat and tears!) The gratitude we feel for them flows into every aspect of the day which is why, so far, our Xmas parties have been so perfectly wonderful! They say an image says a thousand words, but no images can possibly do justice to the fun {the decadence! the pampering! the connectedness!} we all felt at this years über shin-dig!

The venue was kind of supposed to be a surprise but honestly I think the word got out a while ago and everyone knew we were heading to The Grove… The Grove was where I got married, and during my wedding celebrations (which were beyond spectacular!!) Spelly demanded we have our Xmas party there too! When the bus dropped us off, we strolled onto the grounds at and it felt like we’d stepped into some kind of bohemian-luxe garden party heaven!

The aim was to reward our team with the ultimate ‘unwind’… it consisted of divine spreads of oysters, cheese platters and canapes by Seaweed Cuisine, little ‘unwind’ stations where we offered 15 minute massages, a flower workshop by Poppy & Fern flowers, a glossy mag reading lounge, Oracle Readings with Suebee Fae on a crochet laden daybed and a Henna Tattoo parlour, then add in too many lychee and espresso martinis, an airstream filled with bubbles, beer and Antipodes sparkling… followed by a 3 course Seaweed Cuisine dinner under a Byron Bay Tipi Weddings lit up by glittering festoon lights, and serenaded by Luke Morris (I admit I got a bit emotional when he played Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah) It was all beyond heaven!

Over dinner we ran our first annual Spell Awards where we awarded the winners (of awards like ‘The Well Being Award’,  ‘Spell Spirit Award’, ‘#spellskirtswish Award’ and ‘The unsung Hero Award’) with ‘inspirational marble plaques’ with calligraphy by The Blackline by Lauren and all the while, we made merry in the best kind of way. The winner of our Most Outstanding Spell Angel award won a 2 night stay at The Byron Beach Abodes!

Of course we opened our annual xmas card from Leana Mullane (@coconutandlime), she sends us one every year and it’s become somewhat of a Spell xmas party tradition. This year she created her own 12 Days of Spell (all hand made of course!), and she had Spelly and I in hysterics as we relived some key Spell moments in the history of our label!!

The evening ended with Fleetwood Mac sing-alongs and marshmallows by the fire pit ~ oh and pole dancing on the bus ride home… yuh. After this day of overwhelming inspiration and joyful rejuvenation we’re ready to say goodbye to 2015 and take on all the highs and the lows, the wins and the losses and challenges of the new year. 2016, we’re inspired and recharged!

Huge shout out to some of our fave brands who worked with us to fill our goody bags which we presented to our staff on the night.
The Beach People
Samantha Wills
The Collective Hub
Eco Tan
Kester Black
Eco Coco
Thank you co. 
Hurraw
Hello Hair
Byron Bay Cookie Co.
Antipodes Water
Glotatts