My essentials for a day at the beach:
*Blackmilk swimsuit in 'ribs'
*Hat (mine's a bowler with a hatband of blue swallow-patterned fabric I made myself)
*A book thick enough to lose yourself in
I think most Australians (actually, probably everyone) blooms in summer; we stand staller, we laugh louder, we spend more time dancing and recovering in the sun. Everything is fruit for breakfast and laughter at dinner.