Miami Heat - Swimwear turning the temperature up

A girl cannot have enough cossies - for all you international girls, that's Aussie slang for costume/swimwear, be it bikini or one-piece. I regularly pile in between three and five cossies into my suitcase, no matter the destination, and rotate them with an array of favourite cutoffs.

A current fave is new-on-the-swim-scene Australian label Midnight Swim, they've got sexy little suits all tied up. Think itsy, bitsy bottoms topped with racerback bralettes and knot-tie tanks. Check out Midnight's sun-kissed Instagram for the ultimate beach vacay inspiration. 

I'm also loving KORE SWIM. Launched as a collection of modest maillots in 2011 by sisters Jessica and Nicole Tracy, the label has since grown to include a full range of beachwear. Their sleek pieces effortlessly contour the body while remaining functional for Health Birds who like to take the action from the sand to the waves. With SPF on, of course!

Swim Style Crush

I'm crushing on this Lady Liberty one-piece cozzie from Island State

It perfectly reflects my life right now!.. An Aussie girl in New York missing the Down Under summer and lazy beach days but loving all the bright lights, big city action of NYC

Thanks to Island State, I know what I'll be sun-worshipping in (with SPF on!) when I jet back home to Coogee Beach.

I've reserved a spot for it in my Hamptons overnight bag for when the Northern Hemisphere warms up too!

Check out Island State's range of bikinis and one-pieces designed by two globetrotting Aussies and emblazoned with imagery from their travels - think Marrakech, Positano, Santorini, Amalfi Coast, New York City and beyond - on their website. There's boldy-printed resort wear that'll have you mentally booking your next holiday, and cute swim diapers for your mini me. 

Sleep Easy

Six of Australia's top designers, artists and personalities have aligned with Sealy Posturepedic (the sleep specialists) to create a series of limited-edition beds that will not only support a good night's shut eye, but Cancer Council Australia.

How you ask, can you lay yourself down to sleep and help raise money leading up to Pink Ribbon Day?

The beautiful bespoke beds that each reflect the personal style of their artists - Reg Mombassa, Akira Isogawa, Henry Roth, Darren Palmer, Poncho Army and Shaynna Blaze - will be auctioned off between October 17th - 27th. All that coin will go towards vital cancer research, prevention programs and support services to help Australian women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers.

'Mechangaroo Celebrates NYE' is the design from celebrated muso and artist Reg Mombassa who played in the band Mental As Anything and is famous for his work with Mambo 

Scarf Style with Bird and Knoll

Bird & Knoll is a serendipitous creation of luxurious cashmere-blend scarves and canvas pouches that bring together the creators love of fashion, travel, lifestyle and photography. 

Founded by Macayla Chapman and Natalie Knoll in 2013, Bird & Knoll accessories are printed with an iconic photograph of an exotic destination taken by Natalie during her global adventures. 

"We have set out to create an accessories collection that the discerning fashionista would use as the final edit of her outfit - like a great handbag, a beautiful pair of shoes … an eye-catching scarf," says Macayla, who brings her business acumen to the brand.

Island Ride cashmere scarf

Island Ride cashmere scarf

The heavenly scarves are the ultimate compliment to a summer frock, wrapped around your shoulders or protecting your hair from a wild summer breeze. Additionally, they serve as the ultimate travel companion, as do the printed canvas pouches that are perfect for throwing under your arm while strolling the streets of your holiday destination. Their versatility means they're also ideal for city girls who need a pretty printed hold-all for their iPhone, lipgloss, diary, keys and credit cards. 

The launch collection 'the first six things' that included prints from New York, Bali and Provence has now been complemented with 'tea, sugar and a dream' which includes their luxury cashmere-blend scarves and canvas pouches highlighted with imagery from six more exotic locations - Peru, Ibiza, Istanbul, Lombok, Greece, and Venice

Scarves retail for $298 and include free shipping. Shop here!