Peninsula Essence: “Putting The Glam Into Camping”

Peninsula Essence, a magazine dedicated to living and visiting the Mornington Peninsula, has featured a 4-page spread on Happy Glamper! Their article was entitled ‘Putting The Glam Into Camping‘.

It was so lovely meeting journalist Melissa Walsh and photographer Jarryd Bravo in Point Leo where we had set up a Lotus Belle for the article. Jarryd and his girlfriend stayed in the tent overnight to capture the essence of our glamping experiences and some night imagery!

Click here to read Peninsula Essence online or see below for the excerpt:

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With the summer season upon us, it’s time to think all things holiday. Instead of setting up that old tent or caravan, Melissa Walsh discovers there’s a whole new craze out there called ‘GLAMPING’.

Comfy queen-sized beds with electric blankets, fairy lights, candles, bar fridges, rugs and books are not words you would normally associate with camping but Happy Glamper offers all this and more on your glamping holiday.

Waking up in the morning in a luxurious setting gives glampers the perfect blend of nature and comfort and explains why the whole glamping phenomenon is going wild.

Happy Glamper started when Rye girl, Jessie Curtis-Griffiths, and husband Scott, decided to buy an Airstream.

“We used the Airstream for events and promotions but decided it would be ideal for weekend and holiday hire, and it has taken off from there,” says Jessie.

That was two years ago and now the couple have made this their full time business, with Scott doing a lot of the manual labour and Jessie marketing and organising bookings, as well as decor.

Working together is not a problem for the young couple, who actually met at work several years ago.

“We have pretty much always worked together, so this is no different,” says the mother of two.

“Now where we go on family holidays we go in style in the Airstream or tent,” she says with a laugh.
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Happy Glamper provides unique glamping experiences that showcase the Mornington Peninsula from a fun new perspective, whether in the bell tent, lotus belle tent, Peggy Sue Airstream or Miss Myrtle vintage caravan.

“Become immersed in the peninsula’s raw beauty, bond with loved ones and celebrate your love of individualism while sleeping under canvas or in a vintage Airstream or caravan. We’ll do all of the work so you have more time to make memories, ” says Jessie, who is all about promoting an experience, not just a holiday.

“Glamping is something you do, it’s the entire experience of slowing down, being in nature while enjoying the little luxuries that make us feel special,” she says. “Choose your own peninsula location, whether it’s by the beach or your own private land, and Happy Glamper will set up your glamping experience before you arrive. We will tow our vintage Airstream to your site or pitch a bell tent or Lotus Belle tent for you, prepare a fresh bed and furnish your oasis with beautiful books/magazines, colourful mats, cushions, board games, and chairs.”


Image: Elle DS Photography

Mornington Peninsula News Group graphic designer and photographer, Jarryd Bravo and his girlfriend Kristy Martin, were lucky enough to stay in one of Happy Glamper’s fabulous Lotus Belle tents and had this to say:

“We stayed down at Point Leo in the Lotus Belle and it was really nice camping without having to set everything up, and lying in the luxurious tent listening to the sound of the waves.

It was different to normal camping because you relax a lot more and don’t have to worry about all of the stuff that goes with camping – the setting up, the getting everything organised, putting up tents, organising bedding, it’s all done for you. It’s the best of both worlds.”