Breaking beach news: Now you can rollover on the beach without getting sandy, and look chic while doing it, thanks to this groovy-patterned, tassel-fringed ROUND beach towel from The Beach People, two sisters based in New South Whales Australia. Even better news—the Beach People are giving away Roundies to 10 lucky Daily Catch readers. (See how you can enter to win below!) Read on to get to know Emma and Victoria, the sister act behind the Roundie, and find out how you can win!
“The inspiration behind the round towel came very naturally sitting at our local beach in Australia. We noticed how our beach umbrella cast a circular shape, and a round towel just made sense! You can maximize your towel space in the umbrella shade. Growing up, we owned a very old 80’s style round towel, it was faded grey with a hideous hot pink lighting bolt down the middle of it but we used it all the time because it was so functional. So we reinvented it and designed the round towel in beautiful prints, 100% thick plush cotton with a soft tassel for luxury.”
What inspires your patterns and overall design?
“Inspiration is all around. I see round towel designs everywhere (sometimes in my sleep, ha), from a pretty Moroccan tile to the changing colours of the ocean.”
Did you have careers before launching the company? If so, what were they?
Emma: I was a stay at home mum.
Victoria: I managed a cafe.
What advice to others considering starting a business?
Emma: Play to your strengths. I do the design. Victoria is the business side. If you’re not good at keeping accounts get someone onboard who is. It really makes life easy. We are so grateful to our amazing staff, each of whom is individually brilliant at his or her role.
Dreamtime Beach in Fingal Headland, Australia. It has these amazing black rocky cliffs surrounded by blue sea and white sand it’s a truly magical place.
Favorite travel destination:
We recently traveled to Montauk in the US, and it was just beautiful. Next on our wish list is Tulum, Mexico.
Beach day essentials (starting with towel, of course):
Big bottle for water, container full of ice-cold watermelon and our Beach Cart ($245) to lug all of our beach gear down to the sea.
Beach day soundtrack:
Odesza, Frank Ocean, Alt-J, Beach Boys (ha), Little Dragon.
Beach beauty regimen:
None, just jump in the water and get salty…
Best book you’ve read lately:
Daring and Disruptive by Lisa Messenger, Poolside by Slim Aarons
(For more great summer reads, check out our 2015 list here.)
Go-to summer drink:
Coconuts & kombucha
How to Win a Roundie Beach Towel
For a chance to win a Roundie from The Beach people, tell us what else you’d pack in your beach bag (in addition to this dreamy towel!) in the comment box below. We’ll pick ten winners based on originality, use of language, and appropriateness to contest theme (see full contest rules here). The contest deadline is Friday, August 7 at midnight.
Thank you, Victoria and Emma!