We chatted with Natalie Meldrum from Pretty Brave to hear her summer plans…
Where are you heading to this Summer and why?
I have been spoilt with glorious Mediterranean summers after spending 5 years living in Spain. This Christmas I’ll be enjoying a kiwi summer at the family batch at Mangawhai.
Who are you going with?
My hubby Tim and our little people Skye (8) and Blake (6), with friends and family nearby.
What is your favourite season?
All seasons inspire me in different ways, but I would say I’m a summer girl at heart. What’s not to like!
Whats the best thing about Summer and why?
It’s a toss up between mint choc chip ice-cream in a cone (although its pretty hard to get hold of these days!) and the feel of my salty, sun-blocked kids coming over for a cuddle on the beach.
What are you packing?
If I could fit my Pretty Brave baby shoes, I’d be wearing the gold fringe sandals from our summer collection, and pairing it with the Zulu & Zephyr Sun Dazed Dress on my wish list.
Describe a typical summer day for you..
I love to start the day with a morning walk with friends before the troops have noticed my absence, then its coffee and fresh fruit with greek yoghurt on the deck. A summer day always involves a session at the beach with lots of water time, followed by a late lunch (Spanish style) and a lazy afternoon – stealing a siesta if I am lucky! Sundowners at the end of the day tend to be obligatory.
Favourite summer food and drink?
Fruit laden sangria always goes down well with friends, and I can never have enough of snapper ceviche straight from the water.
Whats songs are on the top of your summer playlist?
We are always streaming Mykonos Venus Radio. The laid back tunes put us on island time and take us back to holidays in Greece.
Ultimate relaxation for you is..
Lying on the beach, when my beautiful family leave me for a moment to turn a page or two on my kindle, before I get bored and head off to join them…