Firstly, Sweet Sol is a real person. He's my Nephew. The reason why this project became what it is now is directly inspired by the passing of his Grandfather, my Dad.
Shortly after Sol's Grandad passed away I was reading the letter he wrote to me and thought to myself how much I yearned to hear his voice again. Sweet Sol's ethos and intention is to believe in that love and how you can represent it to them in something that you create yourself.
After a successful 10 years in Los Angeles writing and releasing music Kris decided to come home and start up the now thriving Music Studio on the Pier which was successfully funded through Kickstarter. Kris and his partner Chris Welsh now run the business together which is part of Inspire U Music CIC a community interest company helping develop creative talent with a friendly, approachable and affordable ethos. Music Studio on the Pier is the only music studio, on a pier, in the world!
Sweet Sol is also the first of it's kind too.
What’s Sweet Sol all About?
Sweet Sol is a sweet shop with a difference; an interactive experience to give you inspiration for the perfect gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself and your kids.
Our new business is an interactive sweet shop called Sweet Sol. Sweet shops are usually all about the sugar rush but Sweet Sol is different! Sweet Sol is wonderland of delicious sweets with a magical booth in the shop where you can record your own personal message, in your own voice, for someone you love, creating a sweet memory to give to them with a box of their favourite treats. Sweets don’t last long but a sweet recorded memory lasts forever.
Sweet Sol’s recorded messages are perfect for birthday presents for Kids parties, they bridge the generation gap as grandchildren record messages for their grandparents and vice versa and they’re the ideal gift for sweet lovers everywhere, or your kids can simply record a message for themselves to take home and cherish.
The other great thing that makes Sweet Sol different from any other sweet shop is that we have a healthy attitude to eating sweets that we’d like to share with our customers. Sweet Sol’s visiting nutritionist can give advice about healthy alternatives like delicious smoothies and juices. We will also have a selection of sugar free and gluten free sweets AND fun toothbrushes at Sweet Sol!
Sweet Sol is a sweet shop with a difference, where you can record a sweet memory, eat delicious treats in a healthy, balanced way and spread the love and laughter to everyone you know.
Sweet Sol is a magical place of giving and to give is to love, so the Sweet Sol message is “Believe in Love”.
Heart & Community:
We aim to get kids and adults alike to learn how to have a healthier lifestyle through our "Sol Healthy" program teaching a balance of a nutritional diet with regular classes to offer a fun and healthier way of drinking and eating... showing people they can still enjoy the fun stuff but be healthier. You don't have to lose the taste if you do it right ;)
We are including something else for your sweet tooth (literally) a spot to purchase fun toothbrushes to look after your teeth.
This program will provide team working, art, crafts, reading and lots of fun!
Sweet Sol will also provide parties!
There are a number of Sweet Sol products including Sol's Doggy Bag (pick 'n' mix), Sol's Surprise, Special Sol (luxury selection with sweet box), Sweet 'n' Sol-ty Dark Chocolate bites, Cakeless Cakes and Sweet Sol merchandise. You will also enjoy our hand made sweets like our "Sweet 'n' Sol-ty Dark Chocolate Bites" by Finch's Kitchen and our "Sweet Sol Sweetheart Cakes" made from just sweets by SweetsStuff. We have sugar free and gluten free options too.
Why We’d Love Your Help:
Creating a place like Sweet Sol means we need a little extra work. There's lots of magic to produce. The funding will help pay for the rest of the shop build, all shop fittings, sweet stock and healthy food classes.
We also want the community to feel they have been a part of this so to keep the magic going we need your help.
We are currently donating monthly to our company charity Operation Smile helping children mend broken smiles. We would also like to donate a 10% portion of the funding to become company partners and invite some children down regularly to come and enjoy Sweet Sol for free.