How to do summer better with our Summer Collection
There's so much to love about the Australian summer. Whether you and your family are heading to one of our many beautiful beaches, picnicking under the shade of a tree or just making the most of your very own backyard, adding the right items to your shopping list can turn up the volume on summer fun by ensuring everyone stays cool, comfortable and protected.
One of the best summer activities is swimming or just being able to immerse yourself in nice, cool water when the sun's rays get too hot. For those of us lucky to have swimming pools (or friends and family with pools) having pool inflatables will increase the fun ten-fold while also acting as a handy floatation device for those who may not be as confident in the water.
Kids will love the cheeky designs such as unicorns and even ones shaped like poop emojis, and enjoy the many play options that having a variety of pool inflatables offers. When the kids have finished with them, the adults will quickly discover that relaxing on an emoji eggplant pool float with a cocktail in hand is the perfect way to tap into your inner zen.
Once you've experienced the colour and enjoyment of having inflatables in your pool, you'll wonder how you got through previous summers without them.
When thinking about things to do in summer, many of our thoughts will turn to the beach, and for good reason: Australia has the best beaches in the world. With such wide open spaces, our beaches provide so many opportunities for setting up basecamp, spreading out and not having to sit on top of others.
But with all the pluses of the beach also come sand, sun and wind, which can put a dampener on an otherwise perfect beach day if you don't have the right beach accessories to contend with the elements.
To combat the sand, consider seating designed specifically for transportability to the beach and for getting behinds up off the ground and comfortably positioned. There are beach buggies and wagons that can also help you get everything from the car to the beach without breaking your back. For the wind and sun, canopies that can be easily anchored into the sand will provide the right kind of protection from the sun without having to chase them as they blow down the beach.
Of course, you're not ready for a day at the beach unless you have adequate sun and wind protection such as sunblock, hats and long shirts or coverings.
An unexpected plus of recent lockdowns has been our rediscovery of picnics. The simple pleasures derived from enjoying food alfresco-style in an idyllic natural setting cannot be underestimated, and summer is the perfect time of year for enjoying Australia's many picnic locations.
Many of the accessories that make a day at the beach better can also be used for picnics. Canopies and outdoor chairs will help ensure you only get as close to nature as you want to, while buggies are just as handy for transporting all the necessary picnicking items, especially if you're planning a huge feast.
Purpose-built picnic hampers and other picnicware are perfect for bundling everything up in the one place and ticking off all the key items you need but may otherwise have forgotten. Picnic hampers are also packed in a way that makes them easier to carry than if you were to stack things in bags and boxes.
Give your backyard that extra summertime sizzle with one simple addition: outdoor cushions. Designed to last longer in the elements, outdoor cushions with tropical-inspired designs such as palm trees, bright colours like flaming oranges, yellow or flamingo pink, and bold patterns will enhance the summer flavour of any home - not to mention providing many soft places for lounging on or afternoon siestas.
String up some festoon lights across the back deck, over the pool or between trees in your garden for a little extra bit of magic on warm, balmy nights.
You don't have to spend a lot of money to make summer better, but you do have to spend some time taking stock of the little items that will make a world of difference. Remember to always be responsible and safe in the sun - and happy holidays! Shop our summer range here.