BONDI TO THE RESCUE

Head Bondi lifeguard Bruce 'Hoppo' Hopkins has taken hit TV show Bondi Rescue to the next level opening Bondi Rescue HQ in North Bondi. 

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The pitstop for health conscious beach lovers is just a sand's throw from the ocean and offers smoothies and juices in all the colours of the rainbow and some tasty eats - Açai Bowl anyone? - too. 

"I've been rescuing people for over 23 years now, educating the community on surf safety and living a healthy lifestyle, and the same philosophies apply here at Bondi Rescue HQ," says Hoppo. "I want to help people, particularly children, in considering healthier options when grabbing a drink or bite at the beach."

I stopped in for a Ben Buckler smoothie (banana, pineapple, mango, coconut water and chia seeds) today and sucked it down while taking in the killer view of Bondi Beach that was basking under yet another big blue umbrella summer day. 

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Aaah, holidays!

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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.