Sometimes it feels like you’ve just mastered the pineapple mojito and inflated your backyard pool when pineapples go out of season and your pool fills with rain. Not this year! We asked some of our favourite women, three people who are sure to be icons, to tell us in five words or less what makes their summer. Their answers are short, but act on their inspiration and your summer will stretch on for ages.


MC

MC plays guitar and sings vocals for sunny garage band Bloods. Dum Dum Girls, Jeff The Brotherhood and Unknown Mortal Orchestra are some of the bands they’ve supported. They’re working on their next album this summer.

Where’s your number one daytime summer spot?
Anywhere that sells gelato

Where’s your number one nighttime summer spot?
A mate’s backyard drinking wine

Where do you go to be inspired over summer?
Anyplace with a beach

What’s your iconic summer song?
Escapade by Janet Jackson

What’s your iconic summer drink?
Pina colada

What’s your iconic summer meal?
Pizza or dumplings

Who is your summer style icon?
Tina from Bob’s Burgers

Which iconic Sydney place is your favourite?
Taronga Zoo because cute animals!

Describe your ideal iconic summer day.
Lounging on the beach

What inspires you in summer?
The promise of sunshine

What are your summer plans?
Write and record new music


Nadia Hernandez

Nadia Hernandez is an artist and designer whose work is like being wrapped in a loudly-singing explosive rainbow. Her work is influenced by Latin American folk art.

Where’s your number one daytime summer spot?
Mahon Pool in Maroubra

Where’s your number one nighttime summer spot?
Moore Park or Freda's

Where do you go to be inspired over summer?
Anywhere outside

What’s your iconic summer song?
Follow It Up – Project Pablo

What’s your iconic summer drink?
Piña coladas or martinis

What’s your iconic summer meal?
Arepas

Who is your summer style icon?
Rhino

Which iconic Sydney place is your favourite?
Gordons Bay and Garie Beach

Describe your ideal iconic summer day.
Pilates, breakfast, beach, yakitori, dancing

What inspires you in summer?
Early morning swims and sunshine

What are your summer plans?
Fruit juices, Queensland, new work


Milly Dent

Milly Dent makes ceramic bowls and cups you’ll want to swim in. Every piece of her distinctive blue-marbled tablewear is handmade and unique.

Where’s your number one daytime summer spot?
Gordons Bay

Where’s your number one nighttime summer spot?
My backyard terrace post-beach

Where do you go to be inspired over summer?
Royal National Park

What’s your iconic summer song?
This Must Be The Place – Talking Heads

What’s your iconic summer drink?
Beer

What’s your iconic summer meal?
Out Of The Blue burger

Who is your summer style icon?
Mari Giudicelli

Which iconic Sydney place is your favourite?
Bondi Beach

Describe your ideal iconic summer day.
Studio, swim, sundowners

What inspires you in summer?
The long days

What are your summer plans?
Moving closer to the beach


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