Friends, fun, favourites
Whether it’s a colour, a number, movie, or wine; most people have a favourite something.
And accessories are no different. We hear most of our customers have a favourite Hammamas beach towel. These 100% Turkish cotton beauties have stolen the best spot on the podium, sitting right at the top of many people’s wish lists around the world.
At the top of our charts currently is the Hammamas Boho in Denim as it has a deep indigo colour that’s perfectly suited to that Autumn feeling. We’ve been in touch with a few of our best known customers and asked them to share their favourites with us.
Stephanie Claire Smith
The gorgeous Stephanie Claire Smith chooses to rock a raspberry Original at her home in Melbourne, the city where she was born and raised. Our original range towels are lightly striped and come in a vast range of colours – 36 and counting, making them great beach towels, and perfect to take on holiday.
The popular model, influencer and co-founder of fitness brand, Keep It Cleaner, recently got engaged to her childhood sweetheart, Josh (awwwwwww!).
She’s quoted as saying she prefers fresh to salt water and spent a lot of time when she was growing up in her favourite place in the world – the Murray River. That’s ok Steph! Your Hammamas isn’t just for the beach. Camping trips and holidays call for a soft cotton towel to be used in the day to dry off and at night as a blanket to keep you warm.
Celebrating the arrival of the weekend with friends recently, Billie shared her snap using her Original Candy demonstrating this style is a super popular choice right now! #twinning
You’ll be familiar with the reality television personality as she is well known as a cast member on the British reality series Made in Chelsea: NYC. She is also a fashion blogger who shares her personal style with us on the blog 25 North. And if that wasn’t enough, the young star (born in 1995 when we were, well, ahum, not so young already) also runs thebillieshop where “summer never ends”. We 💗
She’s also living our dream life, currently spending her time split between the Bahamas and Manhattan. Drool! Wish we were there!
Or should we say Mrs Robards?!
She loves wearing our Ripple in mint/citrus and cruising around the north shores of Sydney.
Hammamas Ripple is our new finer stripe towel with fun and fresh colour combinations inspired by the Mediterranean and Agean Seas. It’s perfect for beaches the world over and as with all our 100% pure cotton towels, this also makes a great sarong or beach wrap.
Anyway, enough about us. We’re still busy watching videos of Anna and Tim Robards tying the knot 😍 The TV reality stars wed back in June in Southern Italy. You just can’t not look!
Decide for yourself but we’re using the term ‘fairytale’ to describe the day these two celebrated their nuptials with close friends and family.
And because it really is all about us, we reckon they took their favourite Hammamas’ on their honeymoon trip around the Mediterranean (on a yacht, no less!). Our invite must have been lost in the post. But we’ll forgive that because they visited the home of our Hammamas – the wonderful Turkey.
Anna’s beau, Tim Robards, got comfy on the beach with his Bold denim/navy/dove.
The Aussie actor, chiropractor, model, AND television personality showed up on our radars when he was cast in the first season of The Bachelor Australia in 2013. Thank you world! In 2013, more than 1.2 million Australians watched Tim, 36, declare his love for Anna, 32. Since then we’ve been blessed with The Robards Method and a host of other wonderful TV appearances, and a regular gig on our local soap, Neighbours.
The pair are now based in the Sydney beach-side suburb of Bondi – so we assume they have a shelf full of different Hammamas.
That’s the round up of our friends and fans faves. What’s yours? Tell us on Instagram. In case you need any other reason to treat yourself to your very own then remember this: it’s the year of the pig. Pigs are the symbol of wealth so spend a little of it on a new Hammamas beach towel.
With love from the Hammamas team x
A beach bucket list…but not as you know it
We’re spoilt in Australia when it comes to beaches.
And when someone says “let’s hit the beach” you probably think of white sand, rolling waves, bright sunlight and…well, maybe a surfboard.
But as usual at Hammamas we like to share something a little different from the norm. As part of our promise, we’ve been in search of the world’s most interesting beaches and have been discovering that they come in far more different shapes… and colours, than you might first think.
Here’s our wrap up of some unique beach experiences for you to savour before the summer sun sets here in Aus.
See the best wildlife
You don’t need to stay at home in Victoria to see Penguins. Nor do you need to brave the frozen Antarctica to see them in their natural habitat. Near Cape Town in South Africa, over 2,000 endangered African penguins call Boulders Beach home. The boulders create a safe haven from the wind, making for a calm sandy shore. As you can imagine this is a marine protected area so there’s a small fee to enter.
If a dolphin-watching adventure is more up your alley then the world is your oyster (excuse the pun!) Dolphins can be spotted just about anywhere with a coastline. So how about seeing them in the UK?! Head to Cardigan Bay in Cornwall or Scotland’s Moray Firth for your best chances.
Turtles? Easy. At “Turtle Beach”, otherwise known as Laniakea Beach, in Oahu, you’ll get to see them while snorkeling and on the beach itself.
Yes, yes. The Great Barrier Reef. We know and love it. But, we’ve discovered the largest barrier reef outside of Australia. At 185 miles, Ambergris Caye, Belize has tons of opportunities to get up close and personal with eels, rays, and all sorts of brightly colored fish. The Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the shark-ray alley should be on your bucket list
If you’re planning on making the most of the Australian Autumn sunshine then head to Byron Bay, New South Wales to spot some humpback whales.
Catch the best breaks
Easy Peasey. It’s got to be Bells Beach, in Victoria. It’s the spiritual home of Australian surfing. It also has the creds to back this up. It’s been hosting the country’s oldest and most prestigious event in the surfing world since 1962: Rip Curl Pro. Now a bit of an icon, the powerful swells offer outstanding surf rising up to, and over, five metres against the red clay cliffs.
Colourful sand for your Instagram
Want to surprise your friends with something that will make them do a double take on your feed? You got it! Pink, green, red or black sand beaches might make them think you’ve gone a bit crazy with the filters. Legitimately these these places exist and we’ll tell you why.
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach in Hawaii gets its colour from the mineral olivine, which is formed by lava as it cools in the sea. Want the real thing perhaps? Then head to Grass Beach in French Guiana. There’s a sea shore consisting of grassland in Kourou. Perfect for a lazy sunset stroll and a picnic.
Further along the colour spectrum, the surreal aura of the Pink Sand Beach in the Bahamas is created by washed-up coral remnants, which are ground into tiny pieces by the surf. Then there’s the Red Sand Beach, at Rabida, in the Galapagos was formed due to the oxidization of iron-rich lava deposits. Or head to Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach in California after it’s rained. The purple sand at this beach is formed when manganese garnet deposits in the surrounding hills erode into the sea and the rain makes the purple colour of the sand even more mesmerizing.
And finally, there’s black sand to see at Vik Beach. Iceland is a land with a lot of volcanic activity, which makes black volcanic beaches common there.
Fake it at an urban beach
Cities don’t come more beach-centric than Rio de Janeiro. With the backdrop of a high-rise skyline the iconic Copacabana and upmarket Ipanema are great places to enjoy a game of footvolley (Google it) or soak in the view over a caipirinha.
If luxury is what you seek then head for the world’s largest artificial, man-made island in Dubai – the Palm Jumeirah. Like it’s name suggests – it’s the shape of a palm tree. Each of the fronds of the Palm Island has its own beach and just a few (well over 1,700) villas to choose from.
No longer seedy, South Beach in Miami is now a popular stomping ground with its palm-studded street. Hire a bike, enjoy rooftop yoga at your hotel or enjoy a swim.
Invisible from outside, this beach is hidden in front of Puerto Vallarta where the Pacific ocean meets the coast of Mexico.
‘Hidden beach’ on the Marieta Islands in Puerto Vallarta is said to be the result of the Mexican government using the uninhabited islands for bombing target practice during World War I.
The beach is completely engulfed by a cave with a massive hole in the roof to let in sunlight. It has long water tunnels which you have to swim through to get to the beach.
It’s also known as “Playa del Amor” in spanish, or “Love Beach”. This is perhaps the world’s most romantic bomb site and probably not too late to surprise your ‘someone special’ for Valentine’s Day!
With love and romantic vibes from the Hammamas team x