Enjoy that summer feeling just a little bit longer
For those of you who are ‘Game of Thrones’ lovers you’ll be used to the phase: “Winter is coming”. But fear not Australia. The clocks are changing but our summer state of mind isn’t!
The clocks are only changing in three out of six states this weekend and there are still plenty of hours of sunshine left in our April Spring days. Plus we are reliably informed (thank you BOM) that temperatures will average out at 26 degrees across the country.
So read on to find out how to channel your inner beach babe and enjoy that summertime state of mind.
New pictures, lots of fun, and still plenty of sun
If you read our last post, you’ll see that we’ve recently spent time in the surf on the Mornington Peninsula. The Hammamas team have picked out the best shots from the day out and we’ve started to share them on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages.
But here at Hammamas, summer isn’t just about the three months between December and February; it’s an all year round way of thinking. “Challenge the norms” is an ethos we live by so whether your adventures take you on a physical challenge surfing or hiking; or are inspired by something more serene, pack up your summer spirit, cotton beach towel and car and head off to explore what Autumn has in store for you.
Enjoy that summer feeling whatever the weather
Aside from rainbows, Unicorns and Ryan Reynolds, a new survey reveals that it’s the simple things — like the sensation of the warm sun on our faces — that really make us feel fabulous; with it ranking second amongst a list of other feel-good experiences including random acts of kindness, laughing-so-much-it-hurts and finding money in unexpected places!
We’re all about channeling that inner sunny spirit and having a good time in what we do. Laughter is our natural exercise regime and we make sure we do a lot of it. A good giggle releases lots of hormones and other good stuff to make you feel…well…good and give you a mood boost in those cooler months.
Our second ingredient for a sunny spirit is colour – and plenty of it. Our customers are loving the freshness of our Reef Spearmint Azure Turkish beach towel and the Original Daisy beach towel right now and we have a range of fresh, bold, neutral and classic colours to choose from to match your mood and lifestyle.
How to put your extra hour to good use
As the saying goes and in case you’re confused about which direction the clocks will change in, it’s: Spring forward. Fall back. You gain one whole hour this weekend (you’re welcome). Here are the Hammamas’ team’s top picks of ways to spend it:
- Sleep in – reward yourself with some extra rest on Sunday morning and leave the alarm switched off
- Book a holiday – migrate North to warmer climates and have a new adventure with your bestie (and don’t forget to pack your Hammamas beach towel)
- Practice some yoga – pilates or a meditation session are also allowed
- Add to your bucket list – you know all those things you wanted to do…one day?! Get to it!
- Write a letter to a friend – bring a smile to someone’s face with old fashioned pen and paper. It’s charming.
Explore. Whatever the weather
We love what we do and are inspired by colour, adventure and fun, rarely letting the weather or anything else stop us.
If it is sunshine that you seek, our suggestion is to hit up the river, the lake or the ocean for some well earned rest. Wherever you are, treat yourself to a Hammamas Jumbo cotton beach towel and it’ll be the perfect soft blanket to wrap up with on the cooler Autumn evenings.
And when you do hit the road, add this to your playlist: SWEDUM – Summer State of Mind.
With love and summer vibes from the Hammamas team x
Surf, sand, sun… and more than just a little Back Beach breeze!
With photos due to be released later this month, we’re excited to share a sneak peek of our first Australian photoshoot in Portsea last weekend. Here’s a glimpse behind-the-scenes as we headed down to the Coast with our models Bodie, Lea and Ryan, and a few of our favourite Hammamas towels
Australian born, Turkish made
For those of you who have wrapped-up, dried-off or laid-down with one of our Hammamas, you’ll know that our showreel is usually created from photographs taken around Turkey – where we source and make all of our products using 100% cotton, traditional methods and local weavers (the tassels are even hand woven!).
Since Hammamas HQ is located in Melbourne we decided to head out along the Mornington Peninsula for an intimate shoot and started the day in the surf at Portsea Back beach. Ella Williams, Pro Surfer and currently ranked 29th in the World Surf League (WSL) Open Women’s Qualifying Series, is already a firm favourite of our Hammamas Clash range after riding the waves; and the guys quickly dried off with their Original Navy and Aqua Jumbo after their early morning session in the waves.
This is about as serious as the day got. Take a look at these unofficial shots of our models messing around with our photographer and each other by the beach.
Never too old for pier jumping
Embodying the Hammamas philosophy to love life, no sooner had the guys dried off, they decided to embrace their inner child and started jumping off Portsea Pier… towels included, testing out just how quickly they really do dry (it’s ok, we had lots of spares for the shoot!) and turning heads with a few locals who wanted photographs with our celebs!
Not just a pretty face
The boys proved useful in front of – and behind – the camera as turned to Production Assistant and Lighting Technician, holding the reflector in position whilst we got some shots of the beautiful Lea; and then carrying all the bags and equipment as we headed over to Back Beach for a change of scenery…and weather!
This is where things got really interesting as we were open to the unpredictable elements of the Bass Strait and a 40km/h wind which broke off part of our cars bumper bar and nearly set the surfboard into full flight through the air as Ryan held onto his prized board sitting in the boot of the car!
Plenty more sunshine left!
Don’t let this put you off spending some time along the coast with your bathers and beach towels though! We’ve done some maths for you and after a bit of Googling and head scratching, a calculator and one spreadsheet, we’ve worked out that there are four more weekends before the clocks change, plus six public holidays across Australia before the end of the month and 267 hours of daylight before the end of March. That’s more than enough time to grab your favourite beach towel, gather some friends together and stock up the Eski for your Vitamin D fix.
And in return, we promise to keep loving what we do here at Hammamas – sourcing and offering one of the largest ranges of 100% Turkish cotton towels in Australia and dispatching each order within 24 hours.
Love from the Hammamas team x