CALIFORNIA DREAMING

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We asked you what your beach essentials were for our Le Tan giveaway, so it's only fair that we answer our own question, using some cheeky illustrations! 
Glassons ripped denim shortsIllesteva sunglassesTriangl Swimwear bikiniMarcs leather satchelLe Tan coconut tanning oilFiji waterAsos sandals, Country Road beach towel 
There are a few things that remind me about Summer: listening to Queens of the Stone Age's Songs For The Deaf as my car crawls down Punt Road in 40 degree heat; awkward 80's dancing in my living room (although that happens all year round); pumpkin fritters at the Black Rock fish 'n' chips and Andrew's Hamburgers in Albert Park! As a bonus, here are a few of my favourite (completely random) Summer songs.

Seafolly beach towel, House of Holland sunglasses, Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF50, O&M power base protein masque, A.T.G. zip bandeau bikini,  Montana Midnight Muse fedora, Nasty Gal skirt and  Shoe Cult sandals.

I know it's Summer when I've got the delectable smell of coconut lingering on my skin and the taste of salt in my hair, the incessant chorus of cicadas keeping me up late at night, sipping ice cold ciders in leafy beer gardens with the warmth of the sun on my back, sweet Summer tunes blasting my ear drums during road trips down the coast and the mouthwatering scent of sizzling snags wafting in on balmy nights... SUMMER COME AT ME!!!

Illustrations by Michelle