Taking 'Beach Read' to the next level

How cool is this! Coogee Beach has added a sand library for summer so sun-seeking punters can improve their knowledge, vocab or uncover conversation starters to chat each other up with.

There's more than 1000 novels, non-fiction, magazines, international language and children's books on offer and no library card is required. Just front up in your cozzie!

“Modern libraries are thriving educational and social centres and the beach library will bring our resources to even more members of our community,” says Randwick Mayor Ted Seng. 

“Imagine if the Coogee Beach Library is able to encourage even just one child to pick up a book and discover the joy of reading, then this project will be well worth it.”

The Coogee Beach Library will be open during lifeguard patrol hours of 7am to 7pm and will be at Coogee Beach until end of February 2015.


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.