LifeInStyle – that’s a wrap!
We had a blast at this year’s Life Instyle show at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. Surrounded by the newest, most creative and innovative people in Australian retail, we spent four days with like minded Australian brands who, like us, have a passion for their craft.
More, more, more!
This year the building crammed in a massive 450 brands and, from our top spot in the heart of the thoroughfare amongst the boutique retailers, we saw (or should we say smelt) Saison, Mrs Darcy and Elevate to name a few.
Our favourite things, which we picked out to go perfectly with Hammamas cotton beach towels are Sticks & Sparrow eyewear, Basil Bang umbrellas and Kollab Essentials. It was hard to choose, as this year we were spoilt for choice with 150 brand new brands!
Looking at a positive future
We made some time and spent it in The Neighborhood’s “Conscious Community” talking to makers who’s vision it is to drive positive change in the world by contributing towards a sustainable future.
Helping to look after our planet through sustainable, ethical and mindful practices we learned how important this is to our own Hammamas production in Turkey.
Homewares, gifts and, above all, style!
As usual we were overwhelmed with the diversity and quality of the products on offer; locally made and true to their origins, just like our Hammamas, which are made in Turkey using traditional methods.
Life Instyle continues to showcase a mix of designer brands from things to make your home feel like a 6 star hotel, special gifts for your nearest and dearest and kids products to inspire and freshen up those birthday parties this summer.
The big reveal
We were proud to show off our newest range Calypso, Plush and Ritz with vibrant colour pops and dynamic patterns. Coming to you later this month, stay tuned.
We’ll see you all again there next year.
In the meantime, we’re sending love and Springtime vibes from the Hammamas team x
I packed my bag and in it I put…
If you’ve ever spent more than a few hours in a car and played this game then welcome back to your childhood memories.
With that in mind, we’ve got the ‘can’t-do-withouts’ that we always take on our summer beach holidays; and we’re channeling a bit of that retro vibe whilst we do it.
Apparently the human mind can only remember five to nine items in short term memory at once. We, (ahem) might pack a few more items than this when we go to Europe on our beach holidays so grab a pen a paper and jot this little lot down.
Oh…and our score at this game? 56. Let us know if you can beat it @hammamas.aus
One-piece, bikini, boardies – whatever your preference, bathers are must-haves for any European beach holiday.
Apparently all th e cool kids are wearing 90s Retro-style high-waisted bikini bottoms, tops with tie shoulders and polka dot patterns whilst looking to the future, wearing sustainable and ethically produced swimwear. We salute you!
A book (of some kind), and bathers
Fiction, non-fiction or that celeb autobiography you’ve been dying to get your head into for ages – pack a good book for when you’re relaxing on the beach. Travel guides to plan your next adventure or just some guilt-free trashy magazines work well too!
Forget Google translate and instead learn a bit of the lingo with a phrase book for the country you’re visiting. “Una copa de vino por favor!!”
A camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers
Ditch the mobile phone,selfies and detox from your Insta account for a while, and instead take a digital camera. Or even better, go completely analogue with a single-use disposable camera so that you’ll be surprised by the pictures when you get them developed back home and can relive your adventures again.
Speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers
Whether it’s DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince with Summertime or Bryan Adams’ Summer of ’69; you’ll want to share your favourite tunes with your nearest and dearest by the pool or on your hotels room balcony.
A beach hat, speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers
Did someone say straw Trilby hat? A Fedora will work well too. We’re also quite partial to a Visor (yes really!) Whatever keeps your face and skin protected. Plus…no one will know if you’re really just taking a siesta underneath that wide brim.
Snorkel Set, A Beach Hat, Speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers
If you’re headed somewhere with unmissable underwater creatures then don’t forget a good quality snorkel kit or goggles. Your own kit will fit better than anything you could hire.
An inflatable floating unicorn, snorkel set, A beach hat, speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers
If the sun is still out by the time you’ve managed to blow it up then an inflatable is definitely worth the effort for relaxing in the pool or sea.
Beach umbrella, an inflatable floating unicorn, snorkel set, A beach hat, speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers
We love a beach shelter or tent to make our home at the beach for the day. Buy it at your destination and then pay it forward by leaving it behind.
Sunnies, beach umbrella, an inflatable floating unicorn, snorkel set, a beach hat, speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers
Sunglasses. Need we say more?
Thongs, sunnies, beach umbrella, an inflatable floating unicorn, snorkel set, a beach hat, speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers
Given you will be spending most of your time at the beach or by the pool, a pair of your best Havaianas are one of THE beach holiday essentials. We like to take a pair for the day and a dressier pair for those nighttime strolls to dinner. You can even match a pair with a Hammamas.
Water bottle, thongs, sunnies, beach umbrella, an inflatable floating unicorn, snorkel set, a beach hat, speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers
Get yourself an insulated and reusable water bottle for the plane.. and planet.
Plastic bottles are bad for the environment and you can get one with a built-in filter in case you’re not sure of the water quality #💚environment
Backpack, water bottle, thongs, sunnies, beach umbrella, an inflatable floating unicorn, snorkel set, a beach hat, speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers
A backpack will serve all purposes. It can be your flight bag, beach bag, and carry-all.
Beach towels, backpack, water bottle, thongs, sunnies, beach umbrella, an inflatable floating unicorn, snorkel set, a beach hat, speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers
And last but not least, throw in your Hammamas 100% Turkish cotton beach towels. These can also be your blanket, beach mat and sarong which means that you get to buy yourself four – one for each purpose!
Wherever you’re jetting off on your beach holiday, we wish you love and summer vibes from the Hammamas team 🛪