Nothing was the Same

With the new release of his Album, “Nothing was the Same”  in September 2013, Drake has been killing it yet again selling 1,029,000 copies in just the U.S. alone.

I always wondered where I recognized Drake from when he released his very first album and realized he use to star as Jimmy Brooks in the hit Canadian TV show, ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ before his real fame came about in his music.

My new favorite from Drake is his latest hit, Worst Behavior.

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The Best Things in Life are Free

They say the best things in life are free. And I couldn’t agree more. As much as I love new clothes, handbags and shoes (come on who doesn’t?!) it’s really the small, unexpected moments in life that you always remember. Deepak Chopra once said “the healthiest response to life is joy” and it’s this happiness and love that catches you by surprise and makes your life a memorable one.

The feeling of a summer fling, listening to the rain beat down on a hot summer’s night, laughing with your friends until you cry and laying in a paddock making shapes out of the clouds are all moments that make my heart skip a beat. All these pivotal times in life are free to experience and enjoy but there is always that one little detail that makes them so much more special.

We all know that special feeling of your first summer fling, when you spend days at the beach and nights by a campfire consuming each other’s time and pretending that it will last forever. Ride your beach cruisers to the beach and always remember those moments with Billabong‘s magnetic photo frames. And as the days get colder and you grow apart send them a card reminding them that although summer is over they made it all worthwhile.

Billabong Magnetic Photo Frames Pack – Seafoam.

Bondi Beach Cruisers Icebrg Bicycle – Lemon.

Pigeon Hole Wood Event Card Whale Love – Natural.

As the nights gets steamy and afternoon storm season rolls in, listen to the rain slowly beating down on your roof with the smell of summer candles or reeds drifting through the room. SurfStitch have amazing scents from Saltwater Lifestyle and Palm Beach Collection.

Saltwater Lifestyle Frangipani Scented Candle – Frangipani.

Palm Beach Collection Coconut and Lime Diffuser – Natural.

Dance and laugh the night away with your best friends listening to your favourite tunes on Speakrbox and afterwards fill a photo album of those magical and unexpected moments.

Speakrbox The Original Speakers – Black.

Marks Camera Photo Album – Silver.

On a lazy Sunday afternoon find a big grassy paddock and lay under that old golden oak watching the world drift by as you make shapes out of the clouds. Don’t forget to pack a wine cooler and picnic pack to make the afternoon last a lifetime.

Picnic Pack.

Sunnylife Wine Cooler Bag – Jervis.

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Eric Geiselman’s Sun Is Shining Mix.

Eric Gieselman, the older brother of Evan, a lover of music, and a creator of music! He also loves surfing, and is perhaps one of the most underrated in the World!  Have y’seen him spin?  Quick, ain’t it!  We saw him flying, a long with Evan, throughout Costa Rica and you can see that here.  Its really, very good.  But I guess that is not why you came in here.  Dig on Eric’s tunes and then, if you like, you can check out the Floridian’s original stuff, here.

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With the scorching Spring temp of 33 degrees on the Gold Coast over the weekend just passed, I (along with many others) raced to the beach to take advantage of the sunshine and the refreshingly chilly aqua ocean.

Why am I telling you this, you may ask? Because I have now discovered the perfect mix of sunbaking and basking in the fresh cold water… with the infamous lilo. An understated accessory, which serves as the ultimate flat-water floatie when you just feel like lazing about! SurfStitch has plenty of beach-ready accessories for a fun-filled and sun kissed weekend.





Here is exactly what you need to become the ultimate (comfortable and sunsafe) beach bum!

Firstly, somewhere to come back to (between dips in the ocean!) when you’ve found your perfect spot. Somewhere to sit, an umbrella to protect that fabulous skin, a drink bottle so that you can stay hydrated by sipping on some cold water, and some speakers for your favourite beach sounds!

1. Billabong Locals Only Beach Umbrella – Multi. 2. Rip Curl Resort Drink Bottle BPA Free – Pool Green. 3. Billabong Locals Only Beach Chair – Multi. 4. Sunnylife Beach Sounds Radio – Bribie.

Secondly, your gear for the water – making sure you’re sun smart, and also that you’re oh-so-cute with your surfboard shaped lilo!

1. Billabong Surfs Up Lilo – Seafoam. 2. Colab x Geoff Mcfetridge Corbu Sunglasses. 3. Hurley Topanga Hat – Natural. 4. Solrx Water Block Sunscreen 60ML.

Don’t forget to stay hydrated and to re-apply sunscreen regularly! Now let’s let the countdown to the weekend begin…

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Morgan Maassen’s Expanding Universe Mix

Morgan Maassen is an amazing photographer (like seriously, really excellent) with worldly knowledge and enchanting taste in music. “I made it for me, you, and my love for the ever expanding universe,” Morgan says to his adoring public. This has gotta be one of our favourite mixes, so far.  The stuff of legends.

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Gabriel Medina’s Teen Spirit Mix

Oh, baby, this is pure Brazilian love! Gabriel Medina listens to this mix when he’s amping. And, he’s always amping. So, he is probs listening to this mix right now! Whenever you see him flinging down the line into a technically-perfect air-reverse (sometimes with slob!), there’s a good chance one of these songs is bouncing around in his head. Listen to Gabs’ music, surf like Gabs? Probably not, but dig on his sounds anyhow.

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Ry Craike’s Great Southern Land Mix

While Ry Craike’s playlist for StabFM includes a few international gems (think Welcome to the Jungle and Gangsta’s Paradise), it has a very Australian backbone.  Just like Ry’s surfing there are local and international influences!  His finners and airs are worldly and progressive, but his barrel talent, and surfing roots are pure West Oz.  We have gotta say, though, Ry’s mix fits in everywhere.  Background boogie music?  Check.  Driving tunes? Check.  Cold, quiet suds?  Check.  We suggest kicking your feet up, and embracing the auditory love!

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Count Down To Splendour.

Only one more sleep till I hit the road for Byron Bay and gear up for Splendour In The Grass!

To ensure I’m in the right head space for three days of festival madness, I’ve got my driving playlist prepped with all of my favourite tunes from Jack White, Lanie Lane, San Cisco, Friends, Bloc Party, Jinja Safari, Metric, Lana Del Rey, The Kooks and of course, The Smashing Pumpkins.

And…in order to look my festival best, I have the following items ready to pack…




A STATEMENT ITEM: (because the best thing about festivals is getting away with things you usually wouldn’t!)

AND A BAG THAT’S JUST THE RIGHT SIZE:For those of you heading along this weekend, here’s a little something to get you excited!

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Festival Fever at SurfStitch.


With Splendour in the Grass fast approaching and the Summer festivals only a season away, it’s time to start thinking about the most important thing (aside from the music)…the fashion!

This year’s festival season in America brought the ultimate inspiration with the best of the celebrity crowd showcasing their take on festive dressing.

Rosie Huntington-Whitely. Image.

Kate Bosworth. Image.

Go simple and chic like Rosie and Kate with a shirt and short combo or printed dress.

Dita Von Teese. Image.

Whitney Port. Image.

Dita and Whitney keep it fun and fresh with quirky colour combo’s and simple whites always accessorised with a great pair of shades. You can’t go wrong if you mimic these looks.

Angus Stone. Image.

Austin Butler and girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens. Image.

For all you guys out there, festival fashion isn’t just restricted to the ladies. Get involved and remember that accessories like hats, sunglasses and jewellery are key for festival dressing.

Check out our latest festival friendly arrivals here.

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