Being by the pool is cool, but it’s hot too. You’ll want to dive head first into these new-season trends…

The rooftop pool

Sydney’s Next Big Thing, the InterContinental in Double Bay, will sport a rooftop lounge and pool. Now you know where you’ll find us…

The designer dry

Australian clothing brand Jac + Jack has teamed up with Dinosaur Designs to create pretty, hand-loomed, hand-dyed organic beach towels. From $220 each.

The waterproof book

This month sees the US release of Kobo’s waterproof e-reader, which can survive for up to 30 minutes underwater. It’s not available here yet, but it won’t be long. Cheers to that!

The private dip

Olivia Newton-John’s Byron retreat, Gaia, has done it again: their three new Komala Villas each have a private saltwater plunge pool and offer in-room treatments. Yes, please.

The magic swimsuit

We’re dead happy to see the new slew of flattering one-pieces hit the market – like these three, for $199 each, all from stylerunner.com.

The safe tan

Ella Bache’s new Great Facetan Without Sun delivers lovely colouring sans the not-so-lovely smell. They say it’s ‘Next-To-No Odour technology’; we say, at last! $38; ellabache.com.au

… and one to miss

A third of us check our work emails while on holidays, according to lastminute.com. Here’s to accidentally dropping that smartphone in the water this summer…

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