Bikini body friendly snacks to get you through summer

Summer has well and truly arrived in the Southern Hemisphere and with it comes bikini season. We've rounded up our favourite healthy snacks that are so indulgent you'll forget it's been at least six weeks since you had a Caramello Koala. Enjoy responsibly!

Noshu Donuts

Noshu Donuts are the ultimate substitute for cake. They have more fibre than an apple and are made without sugar. The flavours are seriously decadent – banana and coconut is our favourite for a tropical treat. 

Alter Eco choclate truffles

Need a chocolate fix? We are huge fans of anything that comes in mini size and offers a salted caramel flavour. Enter Alter Eco truffles. Grab a couple when you feel like you could literally eat an entire family block of the good stuff and virtuously watch your cravings retreat.

Halot Top low calorie icecream

Halo Top icecream has finally hit Australia. The cult American product offers flavours such as 'birthday cake' and provides a great protein hit all while clocking in at less than 300 calories per pint. You read correctly, per pint.

Lesser Evil Popcorn

If savoury is more your jam then look no further than Lesser Evil avocado oil popcorn. It's got more fibre and flavour than a packet of chips. Available at About Life health food stores.

November 29, 2016 by Navy Team

Sydney style: The Grounds by the Sea

The Grounds by the Sea 2016

It's almost that time of year again – Sculpture by the Sea will transform the Bondi to Tamarama trail. The exhibit always brings crazy crowds, rendering the walking path unusable to locals who use it for their daily cardio workout but the pop-up cafe by The Grounds makes up for the disruption.

The 'hobbit house' from last year has been repurposed with a new design for 2016 and we'll only have to wait two more days for the reveal. The Grounds by the Sea opens this Thursday October 20 in Marks Park. It'll be serving from 7am – 7pm for two and a half weeks until Sunday November 6.

October 18, 2016 by Navy Team

CASA COOK: Dreamy Greek getaway

This stunning new retreat on the Greek island of Rhodes just shot straight to the top of our bucket list!

Not only does Casa Cook serve up all the interiors goals and poolside wining and dining that you expect from most upmarket accommodations. It ups the ante with daily yoga classes, impeccable styling and nightly DJ sets (this is the mediterranean, remember!). You can also go for a sailing jaunt and explore the old town of Rhodes.

The resort is a feast for the eyes ...

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October 12, 2016 by Navy Team

The New Nautical

Nautical style has been a pillar of a good summer and vacation wardrobe for as far back as one can remember. These days however the trend presents itself as its own fashion force, with not a hint of kitsch. If you don't know where to start when it comes to your summer look, nautical pieces will prove to be wise investments for years to come. Take a look at these gorgeous editorial snippets for some inspiration ...

 

Catherine McNeil Carolyn Murphy nautical fashion

 

Annabella Barber Vogue taiwan nautical

 

Harpers Bazaar striped yellow dress Jasmine Tookes Nautical Elle

 

Shop nautical

October 05, 2016 by Navy Team

Bikini and beach towel pairings

We've matched our summer 2016 beach towel designs to our swimwear picks for the season.

The Navigator towel x White Marysia Swim Antibes bikini

Navigator star print beach towel White Marysia swim scalloped bikini

The Anchor towel x Lisa Marie Fernandez beige plaid one piece

Navy Anchor beach towel Lisa Marie Fernandez Plaid swimsuit

 

Sailor towel x Flag Pole Swim colour block triangle bikini

Hello Sailor Towel Flagpole Swim navy bikini

 

Anchor towel x Matteau Swim Marigold bikini

Anchor towel matteau swim marigold bandeau bikini

September 29, 2016 by Navy Team

Sydney style: The best brunches in Sydney this summer

Brunch is fast becoming a thing in Sydney. With many establishments offering bottomless bubbles and killer views to boot it's more than just a casual breakfast get together. Brunch can be an opportunity to get dressed up and socialise without worrying that you'll stay up past your bedtime (aka. 9pm). Here are our top 3 Sydney brunches ...

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar Sunday brunch

icebergs dining room brunch

You can indulge in a 2 course Italian style brunch while taking in the glorious sights of Bondi Beach. If you're into caviar there's the option to upgrade to include the delicacy and champagne.

Darlo Country Club Brunch club

Darlo Country Club

For those who want to kick start a lively weekend we recommend The Brunch Club at Darlo Country Club. Bottomless Veuve Clicquot and three courses of brunch staples like salmon and dill blinis make it a very satisfying morning indeed. It's the perfect place to host a Sydney bachelorette or birthday party.

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Weekend Brunch

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

One of Sydney's best venues of you're showing off the city to out-of-towners, Watsons Bay has come to the party with an epic sharing menu for brunch. If you're seeking some sustenance before a dip at nearby Camp Cove then this is the place for you.

 

September 28, 2016 by Navy Team

Beach beauty: The best sunscreens over SPF 50+

We take beach beauty very seriously here at Navy and there is nothing more important than sunscreen. It seems like the gaping hole in the o-zone layer basically sits right above Bondi Beach, so Aussies need to wear at least an SPF 50+ at all times (even in winter).

Here are our picks for the best sun protection on the market.

Skinstitut Age defence 50+

If you're passionate about buying all-Australian then look no further than Skinstitut Age Defence 50+. It's cheap enough to slather it all over without worry. The ingredients are high quality and won't leave your skin congested or dry it out.

Dermalogica solar defence booster 50+

Dermalogica solar defense booster is used in addition to your daily moisturiser. Mix it with your facial and body creams to add some extra oomph in the SPF department. It's thick but not too greasy and will keep you safe from yucky UVA and B rays.

 La Roche Posay Anthelios 50+ sunscreen

La Roche Posay Anthelios 50+ is another winner. It's a very dry formulation which makes it perfect for the face. The fine tipped nozzle dispenses the cream little by little which means you'll avoid any slip-ups causing you to ruin your new black one piece.

Nivea ultra sport spf 50 cooling aerosol

If you're more interested in spending money on frosé than sunscreen this summer, then look no further than good Nivea Sun Ultra Sport SPF 50+ spray. One coat of this and you'll be protected from head to toe. 

September 23, 2016 by Navy Team

Vibe: Americana

Classic colours and stars 'n' stripes are our jam. Americana has all the right feels for summer. Star prints and a palette of red, white and blue is a failsafe combination this summer.

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Star print trend fashion mood board

September 20, 2016 by Navy Team

Nautical chic: Kate Davidson Hudson

NYFW has rolled around again! By now we all know that the best looks are to be found on the frow (front row) and our favourite fashion girl is Kate Davidson Hudson – or Fashion Kate Hudson as she is referred to at Navy HQ. 

Fashion Kate Hudson creates looks that reference the best of nautical style. Here are some of our favourite KDH looks.

Kate Davidson Hudson NYFW nautical chic

Kate Davidson Hudson NYFW nautical chic

Kate Davidson Hudson NYFW nautical chic

Kate Davidson Hudson NYFW nautical chic

Kate Davidson Hudson NYFW nautical chic

 

September 14, 2016 by Navy Team

HOW TO WEAR IT: THE ANCHOR CAP

A truly versatile accessory – the Anchor cap works with so many ensembles. Right now we are loving it two ways. With faded denim for a vintage Ivy League inspired look or with a bright red pop of colour for a sport luxe vibe.

To get the same vintage feel on your Anchor cap – take it for a swim in the ocean and let it dry in the sun so it gets an extra salty look.

Shop the cap here

Navy blue baseball cap with anchor design

 

Navy anchor baseball cap with red t shirt

September 09, 2016 by Navy Team