Sculpture by the Sea: Life’s a breeze

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While half of the world beholds the magnificent artistry of nature demonstrated in the transition of colors from summer to fall, Australia is in a world of its own as it welcomes spring with a different but equally extraordinary gathering of artistic creations.

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The Sculpture by the Sea is the largest public exhibition of sculptures held annually in Sydney and Perth. But more than the celebration of art and beauty, the Sculpture by the Sea is about the sense of community. Strangers coming together and interacting with one another is among life’s pleasures often left unappreciated.

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Karen Macher Nesta, Sea Sponges, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo by Jessica Wyld

With a mission to bring as many people together as he can, Founding Director David Handley established the Sculpture by the Sea. This event now draws at least 450,000 people from all over the world yearly for a communal appreciation of art and beauty. You, however, don’t have to go all the way to Bondi Beach or Cottesloe to enjoy this experience. Here, we list some of the activities you can enjoy with your family and friends and even strangers you get the chance of meeting.


1. A walk along the beach

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Explore the hidden secrets of the shore or just enjoy the feel of the warm sand under your feet and the ocean breeze. A walk on the beach is a relaxing activity — ideal for those who want to take a break from a hectic week or day. For you to be able to make the best out of this moment — and get those artistic, Instaworthy pics — ditch your shabby sweats and put on the right outfit.

Her look

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Fringed Crochet Cardigan by Forever 21
International shipping weight – 1 kg

This crochet, midweight cardigan is a stylish cover-up that will keep you cool and comfortable during your beach stroll.

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White Tank Top Vintage Top from DH Gate
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg

Bring out your inner boho-chic with this vintage top with tassels. The sleeveless cut, classy geometric detail, and tasseled hem will make sure to keep you feeling fresh and stylish at the same time.

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Embroidered Panel Cutoffs by Forever 21
International shipping weight -0.5 kg

This pair of cutoffs’ features two contrasting designs that showcase your sweet and girly self and you’re your rocker chic side.

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Mystic River Aviator by Free People
International shipping weight – 1.5 kg

Protect your eyes from the glare with this vintage-inspired, metal-framed sunglass. This pair is available in three colors— rose/silver, copper/burgundy, and black/gold.

His style

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Linen Oasis Shirt by Island Importer
International shipping weight – 1 kg

Made from 100% linen, Island Importer’s ivory oasis shirt is an ideal beach wear with a laidback yet classy feel.

Fray Earth 511™ “Give Earth a Chance” Cut-Off Shorts by Levi’s
International shipping weight -1 kg

Take a casual beach stroll in this pair of slim-fit shorts with a classic rugged design and cool  “Give Earth a Chance” patchwork.

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Aviator Outdoorsman by Ray-Ban
International shipping weight -1.5 kg

Give those peepers a classy shield with Ray-Ban’s Outdoorsman sunnies. Its enhanced brow bar, crystal lenses, and cable temples give you a stylish look and a secure fit.


2. Taking the steps to health and fitness

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Walking is an ideal way of burning extra calories and keeping your body in shape without the need for extra speed. Reap the benefits of Nordic walking and other trekking exercises with your family and friends; but before you start, make sure you have the right gears:

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Nordic Walking VIP Poles by SkiWalking
International shipping weight – 5 kg

Get your own pair of the best-selling and most recommended Nordic walking poles in the U.S. Custom manufactured for the American Nordic Walking System and SkiWalking in Lillehammer, Norway, Nordic Walking VIP poles are high quality and you can use them on various terrains (beach, grass, trail, snow, and ice).

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Women’s Devotion Plus 2 Medium/Wide Walking Shoe by Ryka
International shipping weight -3 kg

The upgraded version of Devotion Plus and New Balance’s 411 V2 Cush are both designed to make your workout feel like a walk in the park with features that provide your feet with loads of support and comfort.

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Men’s 411 V2 Cush Medium/X-Wide Walking Shoe by New Balance
International shipping weight – 3.5 kg


3. An artsy weekend with the kids

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Gather the kids and unleash their inner artists with arts-and-craft activities. This doesn’t only showcase their creativity but also develop their camaraderie with other children. Also, this is a perfect activity to bond with your kids.

Let the little ones create their own sun catcher and wind chimes using glass beads, sea shells, and trinkets. They can hang their work in their rooms or their bedroom window, so they can appreciate the beauty of their creations.

Sun Catcher

Learn how to make it here!

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What you need:

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Lampwork Coin Flat Beads by Beanster Goods
International shipping weight – 1 kg

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Millefiori Assorted Glass Beads by Galaxy Glass
International shipping weight – 1 kg


Wind Chimes

Learn how to make it here!

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What you need:

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Colored Sea Shells by Seashells and Wood
International shipping weight – 1 kg

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Mixed I Spy Trinkets by Tom Toy
International shipping weight – 1 kg


4. Collecting arts

Bring the ocean in with these unique works of art.

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The Dreamer by Martin Roch
International shipping weight – 5 kg

This  print by Martin Roch can make an interesting conversation-starter. Also, you don’t have to worry about the print fading because the design is produced on an acid-free paper using archival inks, which guarantees to last a lifetime.

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Polystone Double Sea Turtle by Cole & Grey
International shipping weight – 2 kg

Artfully crafted from shells, pebbles, and corals, this sculpture captures the essence of companionship and embodies the ocean’s beauty at its finest.

At this day and age when life is lived in the fast lane, taking the time to stop is no longer an option but a necessity. Slow down to unwind and refresh your spirit. Stop to smell the flowers, and feel the breeze while you’re at it.


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