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Sol Cups at YOKE - now in stock

Today we received a pretty special parcel from one of my favourite companies - Sol Cups.

I met Bec that started Sol Cups just after I first moved to Sydney a few years ago, as she was a trainer in one of my local gyms. We sat and had a chat in the sun after one of her particularly evil classes and she told me all about her exciting start up creating hand blown glass reusable coffee cups. After following Sol Cups brand new insta page and moving onto a different gym (everyone's a total gym slut in Sydney) I starting seeing the beautiful cups in all my fave coffee spots and couldn't help but invest in a mauve one & since that moment it has gone everywhere with me. 

I just loved my Sol Cup and Bec's enthusiasm for making a change and the whole brand ethos so much that I wanted YOKE to be one of the first stockists for Sol Cups in the UK. We are currently stocking 8 different colours in the 8oz (flat white size) but if you wanted a different size or colour please let us know. 

Sol Cups are designed in Bondi and made from hand blown durable glass lightweight and 100% chemical free, as well as being microwave and dishwasher safe. 

This is why no one should be using a disposable takeaway cup any more - basically if you haven't got a reuseable cup or time to sit down and enjoy your coffee, don't have one! 

"Unfortunately, disposable coffee cups with a film of polyethylene are not recyclable and release methane gas when sent to landfill. We designed Sol Cups to help people move from a throwaway mindset to a more environmentally supportive one, so we can all be kind to the world around us. They’re portable, convenient, aesthetically pleasing, and infinitely reusable."

This little quote pretty much sums up Sol Cups ethos... "We are for ending waste and embracing taste. Happy, healthy, sustainable and beautiful, we’ve designed our hand blown glass cups using materials that keep the heat in and the nasties out."

Pop in and check out our beautiful Sol Cups and cut down on your single use plastic & you'll even save some dollar each time you use it as loads of cafes will give you a discount for using it.  

Jo x

 

 

 

 

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Editorial for beau NU Magazine

After the windiest rainy shoot possibly ever, the team managed to persevere to get some amazing images that have now been published in beau Nu Magazine.

Team: 

Hair: Kerra Day & James Holroyd from YOKE
Model: Lucy Daw
MUA: Kasia Werblanska Make-up Artist
Photographer: Emma Barrow Photography
Stylist: Emma Barrow
Photographer’s Assistant: Grace Jenkins

Check out the images from the shoot below...

 

Jo x

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But First... Coffee....

As a real sucker for detail I took my time deciding on our coffee offering at YOKE and picked local roasters Owens to do the job.

Owens is 100% ORGANIC, Fair Trade sustainably sourced coffee and roasted locally in Ivybridge.
They started roasting in 2010 and from day one have insisted on using the finest, 100% organic and Fair trade beans. 

I got so hooked on excellent coffee when living in Oz, that I completed my Barista training in Sydney as I was desperate to know all the secrets to making the perfect coffee.

After much deliberation at YOKE we decided that individual french press' (cafetieres) were the way to go (pod coffee machines create so much waste and single use plastic, espresso machines are too pricey for a non-coffee shop and instant was NOT an option!). 

Please check out a bit more about Owens over on their website & come in and give it a try at YOKE! 

Jo x

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Editorial Shoot for Salyse Magazine

You might remember that freezing cold couple of days a few months ago when it actually SNOWED in Plymouth - well a group of us were outside shooting for an Editorial submission with Emma Barrow.

Despite the snow, freezing wind and blue hands we nailed the shoot and the images have appeared in this months Salyse mag.

Photographer: Emma Barrow

Models: Carol and Darcy

Hair and Makeup: Jo at YOKE

Photography assistant: Grace Jenkins

Dresses: The bridal rooms of Wellswood and the Wedding Dress Company, Plympton

 

 

 

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Party!

On Sunday we held a mini launch party at YOKE to celebrate our opening for all the team and their families.

Olivia from The Beautiful South Photo Company came along and set up a beautiful photo booth for us to play with and capture some cool images and we were treated to amazing vegan cakes from Boston Tea Party and delicious gin from Plymouth Gin. 

Thanks so much for all the help and support and for everyone that popped along! 

Special thanks to The Beautiful South Photo Booth Company, Boston Tea Party, Plymouth Gin and Pierres Bistro

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Beauty Shoot with Molly MUA

We are super lucky to work with so many amazing creatives at YOKE - on lots of different projects. One of our most recent ones was for Molly Russell a seriously talented Makeup Artist based in the South West.

The purpose of the shoot was to create new portfolio images of Molly's work and for Molly to create some exciting new looks. 

Molly is available for Make up for wedding, events and lessons in the South West and you can also book Molly to come to you at YOKE.

Photography: Emma Barrow

Make up & Model: Molly Russell

Hair: Jo @ YOKE 

 

Thanks to Emma & Molly, love working with you both.

 

Jo x

 

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POMP POMS WORKSHOP at YOKE

We have some super exciting Wednesday news, for anyone that loves a festival or getting crafty...

The very talented Charlotte from POMP POMS, is heading to the salon on Sunday 3rd June to run a very special POMP POM Festival Headband making class.

Charlotte will be showing you how to make your very own bespoke headband to rock this festival season! The girls from The Beautiful South Photo booth Company are also going to be setting up an extra awesome booth to get some snaps during and after! 

The workshop will be held in YOKE (the salon will be shut this day) and it will run from 12pm - 2.30pm. 

All refreshments & materials will be provided and it's a great day to be in the Yard, as the Monthly Farmers market will also be happening - so make a day of it! 

Tickets are £25 and limited so please book up via Eventbrite asap to avoid disappointment.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pom-pom-festival-headband-making-workshop-plymouth-tickets-44144439206

Jo x

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Amy Mair Couture Bridal Shoot - Finished images

At the begining of March YOKE's James headed to Cardiff to style hair for a shoot for Couture wedding dress designer Amy Mair. 

Amy's exquistie handmade dresses and the oppulent location made for the most stunning collection of images to showcase Amy's newest collection 'She Walks in Beauty'.

Enjoy! 

Dresses: Amy Mair Couture

Makeup: Amrie

Hair: James at YOKE

Head pieces: Agnes Hart

Photography: Emma Barrow

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Pentillie Shoot

Yesterday I popped along to Pentillie Castle with Molly Russell (MUA) to assist on a shoot for wedding photographer Kate Fierek.

The Bridal themed shoot was for a submission to a website and magazine. BTS images below and finished images by Kate to follow....

Jo x

 

 

Hair: Jo at YOKE

Make up: Molly Russell https://www.mollyrussellmua.com/

Photography: Kate Fierek http://www.katefierekphotography.co.uk/

Flowers: Simon Nickell http://www.simonnickelldesign.com/

Venue: Pentillie Castle https://www.pentillie.co.uk/

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Amy Mair Couture Bridal Shoot

YOKE's Creative Director, James spent a day on location last week as a session stylist for Couture Bridal designer Amy Mair's  most recent look book 'She walks in beauty'.

Check out some of the behind the scenes snaps from the day below and keep your eyes peeled for the final images in a few weeks! 

Team:

Designer: http://www.amymaircouture.co.uk/

Photographer: https://www.emma-barrow.com/

Hair: James at YOKE

Model: Tamsin Hough

Make up: https://www.amriemakeupartist.com/

 

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