Summer Serenade

Yes, despite the rain, it is still humid and promising a true summer in Melbourne. Let’s remind the weather why we need some sunshine. Here’s my favourite picks for embracing summer in the outdoors, the studio, the gym and the kitchen!

Easy Vegan by Sue Quinn has 140 dishes “from everyday to gourmet” and the pictures are DIVINE! This is the fourth book by Sue, a writer for The Guardian, Delicious and The Foodie Bugle. For the size and sheer beauty of this book, it is a true bargain at under $40. Not just for vegans, this is for everyone who wants to embrace a more plant-based diet – a treasure trove of soups, mains, salads, pasta, noodles and sweet things! Available February 1st. Order online at Booktopia 

The Pop-Up Gym by Jon Denoris is a great guide to working out anywhere, anytime. Fabulous for us gym bunnies who need some motivation to get outdoors and still do resistance and sculpting work without the usual gym equipment all laid out. Love the illustrations and explanations. Under $21 at Book Depository.

MRP Fashions Seamless Racerback Tank for the gym, studio and just for doing the daily duties in. For the same price as a couple of coffees, you really should. Ditto the floral print slide on sandals. Why pay the big bucks for summer sandals? These are gorgeous and rock up at LESS THAN $10!
The pineapple leggings? Well, it's summer.

Anahata Yogawear tie side yoga shorts and crop top. Great for Bikram Yoga but since I’m not a big fan of Bikram, great for ANY yoga! Awesome colours, prints and cuts. Super flattering and well priced. Much less likely that you’ll see 10 other women wearing the same outfit as you too – love this brand.