ON THE SAND WITH DEBBIE TAN.
Mum to two boys, Jet and Spike (9 and 7 years old) and wife to my husband Eugene. I spent my career in advertising agencies at a group account director, moving on to be the Sale Director of Harper’s BAZAAR for 7 years and a smaller stint with Rush Magazine. For the last 10 years I’ve worked alongside my husband in our business Aquabumps – looking after the commercial partnerships, PR and collaborations. We live in Bondi Beach around the corner from our Gallery and a few blocks from the beach, but I’m a country girl at heart - having grown up on the North Coast – being immersed in nature and close to the sea is where I’m happiest. I love to move my body everyday – pilates, surfing and a run on the beach my favourites and I’m never happier than with my family close to the ocean.
Describe your perfect three days at this beach.
Early morning swim with my boys, cuppa on the deck, surf with my boys, swim with my boys, surf again and a G&T at sunset.
Iconic must-see spots?
Great Lakes District is full of beautiful long stretches of white sandy beaches and blue water – it’s all a beach lovers wonderland. Check out One Mile beach and grab lunch at Plunge, Seal Rocks, Elizabeth Beach and Blueys. Sunset at the Recce on the grass.
Your beach day essential items?
Rationale sunscreen all day everyday – topped with the real good inc zinc, surf hat, beach hat and bag from Binny’s new range. My Mick Fanning 6’5 board and an esky with cold drinks & salt and vinegar chips for sunset.
Favourite book you've read this Summer?
The lost flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland. Set in Australia and chapters lead by descriptions of flowers it’s a beautiful read.
Favourite Insta handle?
Go to summer recipe?
Try this dressing for any salad!
3 x tablespoons of apple cider vinegar,
1 tbs honey
1 x tbs Dijon mustard
3 tbls olive oil
2 x cloves of garlic, squeeze of lemon.
It’s a universal winner!
Summer Drink of Choice?
G&T with fresh lime.
Top Health & Beauty tip?
Look after your skin in the sun, for us Aussies it’s brutal – I use Rationale and swear by it for healthy glowing skin – simple makeup, a natural tinted moisturiser, lick of gloss on your lips and cheeks. I also make a green smoothie every morning – 2 scoops of nuzest Greens, frozen banana, chia seeds soaked in water, frozen blueberries, coconut water and turmeric! Move your body everyday – as much for your head and heart as anything.
What is your favourite outfit in the collection & how would you style it?
I loved the National Park Maxi Dress – tucked into my bikini after a long day at the beach, with the breeze making it move, it felt so beautiful to wear. Gold bangles – I love my Lucy Folk collection gifted from my husband and boys over the years, my Lucy Folk sunnies and bare feet – I don’t wear shoes unless I have to - paired with my Janessa Leone hat.
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All images by Elise Hassey.