Team Marle: Summer Essentials

We asked the Marle team, what they'll be wearing, eating, drinking and enjoying this summer break.

Juliet Souter, Founder & Designer

I’ll be spending my summer holiday… Mostly at home here in Mount Maunganui with a little trip to the DOC cabins on Tuhua (Mayor Island) for a couple of days.

I’ll be wearing… Pepper Shorts, Unity Tanks, Hunter Shirts and living in my Ophelia dress.

I’ll be reading / watching / doing… I currently have a reading list a mile long, I’m just finishing up The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and about to start One Day by David Nicholls. Hopefully not watching too much and doing lots of adventuring with the kids on Matakana Island and relaxing at the beach.

I’ll be drinking / eating… I’ll be drinking Pal’s (gin, lemon, cucumber and soda) and eating all of the fresh seafood along with yummy salads from the Ottolenghi Simple cookbook.

Tyla McKenzie, Brand Co-Ordinator

I’ll be spending my summer holiday… At our home away from home, New Plymouth. You’ll find us between the beach and bush walks with our beloved pooch. The Festival of Lights at Pukekura Park is always a summer highlight for me. And I'm looking forward to checking out the soon to be opened cafe and showroom, Bleached.

I’ll be wearing… My Fleur Top, Pepper Shorts and Khaki Dillon Dress. And of course, my Oma and Nonna Hats. 

I’ll be reading / watching / doing… Lots of beach time and BBQ’s with my beautiful family, and avoiding screens as much as possible. I’m currently reading Swing Time by Zadie Smith, and next up on my list is Educated by Tara Westover.

I’ll be drinking / eating… Sparking water with fresh lime, and when that doesn’t quite hit the spot, a gin & tonic with cucumber. All of the summer fruit, and anything cooked on a BBQ - it just tastes better!

Bryley Apthorp, Warehouse & Operations

I’ll be spending my summer holiday… Camping up north with my family, and our close friends. 

I’ll be wearing… The Amelia dress, My Nonna hats and Hera sandals. 

I’ll be reading / watching / doing… As many books as possible. Watching the sunrise every morning and spending days on the beach and the boat. 

I’ll be drinking / eating… Margaritas & fresh fish. 


Julia Lomas, NZ PR Manager

I’ll be spending my summer holiday… Relaxing with friends and family in the Bay of Plenty. Hopefully spending most of our days at the beach or out on the water fishing.

I’ll be wearing… The Ophelia dress on repeat and for nights out, the Edo print scarf, a wide leg pant and Hera sandals.

I’ll be reading / watching / doing… When I'm not by the water, wedding planning online!

I’ll be drinking / eating… Fresh seafood and Spanish Cava. 

Hannah Souter, Graphic Design

I’ll be spending my summer holiday… In my hometown The Mount & Sydney.

I’ll be wearing… My Dillion Dress, England Skirt & Jude Singlet and no doubt living in all three of my Hunter shirts.

I’ll be reading / watching / doing… All the books throughout the year I didn't quite get to, spending days at the beach, in the surf and on Matakana Island.

I’ll be drinking / eating… Rosé  & eating Pops fish! 

Tamryn Reeve, Production Manager

I’ll be spending my summer holiday… At Cooks Beach, Lake Rotoiti and at home in Mount Maunganui.

I’ll be wearing… My Bing Dress, Dillon Dress, Oma Hat and Hera Sandals. 

I’ll be reading / watching / doing…  I’ll be reading all of the Digger books to my 3 year old (Seriously though, I’ll be lucky to read a book so I’ll be 'doing' - climbing the Mount, swimming at the Beach and having BBQ’s at home with friends)

I’ll be drinking / eating… I’ll be drinking Seedlip Garden and Tonic as well as Six Barrel Soda Rose Lemonade.


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