The summer season is a time for beauty and summer is about to get a lot prettier.
It also means the sun is shining.
But not all the sun shines in Melbourne.
Here are our tips for how to get the most out of your time in the sun.
What’s in the fridge?
While there’s no shortage of options in the city, the best things to pack are essential and you should have plenty of food to keep your family fed.
If you’re not staying in your own home, consider grabbing a fridge packed with some of the freshest ingredients in your city.
If it’s going to be hot, consider adding a water bottle to your home fridge to keep you cool.
Food is often the best thing to pack as well.
Take the time to choose and shop for something that will keep your food fresh for days.
Where to go?
If you’re a fan of a warmer climate, you may want to head to the beach, where the sun sets and your skin is covered in a layer of sunscreen.
If that sounds a little off, head to a restaurant or coffee shop where you can enjoy a cup of joe or coffee, or sit in a cafe with a good book or book club.
How to choose a colour?
Whether you choose a spring colour, an autumn colour, a summer colour or something completely different, there’s a good chance you’ll have a favourite.
Check the labels on the products you pick.
When is the best time to take a shower?
There are several reasons for why it’s a great time to get in the shower.
The sun is at its peak, the weather is nice and the water is clear.
It’s the perfect time to splash around and wash your face.
If you’ve got kids, you can always take them to the park or take them for a walk along the footpath to catch up with their friends.
What if you’re travelling to a city with a lot of traffic?
There’s a big chance that you’ll get stuck in traffic for long periods of time.
So, what should you do?
Take the extra time to look for the nearest train station.
There are plenty of places to go, from the CBD to the suburbs, and they’re usually busy at the beginning of the week.
If it’s sunny out, head out to the waterfront for a picnic.
If the weather’s not that great, head over to the city’s main beaches for a nice view of the ocean or take a swim.
If there’s plenty of room to walk, explore the CBD.
What if I’m travelling in a city that’s not yet developed?
If you don’t want to be stuck in the traffic, it’s worth checking out some of Melbourne’s other great places to visit, such as the Inner West or the inner east.
How to dress for the weather?
While it’s not a bad idea to take some time out to dress to the nines, you’ll also want to make sure your hair is styled to keep yourself cool.
A few basic tips: Don’t be afraid to go outside and explore.
Keep a towel handy for when you get out of the shower and when you’re washing clothes.
Take a jacket and scarf and add some colour.
Don’ t wear layers if you don’ t have to.
You don’t have to wear a coat or sweater, but if you do, consider putting a hood on to make it a little more comfortable.
Make sure your clothes are dry and clean.
If not, the air will feel hot and your hair will be a little greasy.
Avoid wearing tight clothing, or wearing clothes with holes in the front.
For the most part, it is best to wear long-sleeved shirts or long trousers.
If your skin feels dry, it could mean you need to try some different layers.
Bring a coat and scarf with you and take a break.
Stay hydrated with water.
If possible, bring a bottle of water or something else to keep it nice and cool.
Be aware of any cold spots around you.
Bring plenty of snacks to snack on.
Consider bringing a bag or shopping bag for extra clothes and accessories to keep in your purse.
Plan ahead and dress appropriately.
If things start getting chilly, you should take a walk or take your dog for a dog walk or to the bush.
Stay warm with the right clothes.
It’s best to dress in layers, not just a long-ish-sleeve shirt.
A long-necked shirt with a wide neck is more comfortable than a short-neck.
Have a nice time, have fun and have a good time!