New Zealand Summer Hot List

by Shaina Low November 03, 2016

New Zealand Summer Hot List

Summer is ever so close! With longer days, warmer nights and plenty of events lined up in the calander, we are here to help you look and feel your best! Check out our New Zealand's Top Ten picks for Summer 16/17. 

1. For a Flawless Tan:

SoFloat summer hot list


Little Honey is a luxury self tan brand owned and created in NZ. Founded in 2015, they believe in delivering you a quality product that is super easy to apply and provides a beautiful, natural looking tan.

Invest in a bottle and store it in your bathroom. Apply twice a week after a hot shower and exfoliation. Your skin will be glowing and ready for a summer showdown in no time.

Find out more HERE


2. The Perfect Beach Companion:

Hammamas Towels - SoFloat summer hot list

Hammamas Turkish Towels 

Hammama's works closely with traditional weavers in rural Turkey to produce towels in the same way they have been created for generations. They source only local Turkish cotton as it's the best quality money can buy. The combination of premium quality cotton and traditional weaves and techniques create a product that is of the highest quality, that's soft, absorbent and lasts.

Perfect as your summer surrong, beach towel or pool towel. Comes in many beautiful colours and patterns. Wonderful Christmas gift idea and stocking filler.

Purchase yours HERE


3. Fair Trade Natural Icey-cold Treats:

Nice Blocks - SoFloat summer hot list

Nice Blocks

Nice Blocks by Tommy & James started a few years ago in 2010, as two mates on a mission to create a healthy summer treat for kids. They have come a long way since then and now you can find their premium ice blocks at all the best spots around the country!

Enjoy a Nice Block guilt free! Nice Blocks are ethically produced and made from all sorts of good-for-you, natural and organic ingredients. They source their fruit locally and add as little sugar as possible.

Find out more HERE


4. A Summers Evenings Beverage...

Stolen Run - SoFloat Summer Hot List

Stolen Rum

Steal life. The STOLEN plot was hatched in 2010 when two rum-loving Kiwis gave up the corporate grind to pursue their passion. They launched STOLEN out of their apartment in Auckland, New Zealand, and introduced award-winning rums to Australia, New Zealand, and the US, including Stolen Smoked, the world’s first smoked rum. STOLEN has grown a cult following of drinkers and bartenders from Auckland to Austin.

Summer up your evening and enjoy Stolen Rum with lemonade and orange. It's also delish with ginger beer and lime. 

Find out more HERE


5. Summer Shindigs:


Eventfull Party Supply Co.

Eventfull Party Supply Co. is a New Zealand based company – a place where you can find and look for inspiration to decorate your home events or summer parties. We want you to throw events that people will still be talking about years from now. We believe amazing party products can be of both high quality and Eco-friendly.

It you are in need of something to make an impact at your next turn at hosting, check out Eventfulls range online. They have some great ideas on their blog channel too.

Join the party  HERE


6. Summer Beers:

The Garage Project - SoFloat Summer Hot List

The Garage Project 

The Garage Project all began with Pete Gillespie, Jos Ruffell, and Ian Gillespie. When they started out we were tiny. Garage Project wasn't even micro brewing… it was a truly nano brewery.

Now their range is HUGE and has great summer brew options. For something summery and different try their 'Beyond The Pale Fringe Fruit Edition with cucumber, mint and finger limes or 'Bossa Nova' with brettanomycles and tropical fruit.

View the range  HERE


7. Dress for Summer:

Soul & Bones - SoFloat Summer Hot List

Soul & Bones Apparel 

Soul & Bones started with a love for all things natural and creative. Established in 2013, the brand has come along way! Now bringing you a wicked range of men and womens apparel suited for all shapes and sizes. With a passion for surfing and summer, Soul & Bones brings you fun new designs and style. Located in Mount Maunganui, they have their fair share of inspiration and sunshine! 

As a one man band, everything is made and designed with heaps of love and care. We suggest investing in some solid summer singlets and T-shirts which pair perfectly with casual jean shorts and good old fashion jandels.

Shop Soul & Bones HERE


8. Summer Lingerie & Swimwear:

Surfclub Label - SoFloat Summer Hot List

Surfclub Label 

Surfclub is a New Zealand lingerie, lounge and swimwear label, created for the girl next door. Founded beside the ocean in Mount Maunganui by two friends, Nicola & Claire.

Take a look at their beautiful lingerie and swimwear, prefect staple items for summer. They also have beautiful rash shirts for the beach babes who love to ride a wave or two.

Shop Surfclub Label  HERE


9. Refreshing Soda:

Hopt Soda - SoFloat Summer Hot List

Hopt Soda

Hӧpt sodas are unique fusions of hop extracts with flavours like lychee, pear, watermelon, elderberry, basil, mint, lemongrass and limeflower, and much less sugar. Select hops such as the fragrant Columbus, Tomohawk and Zeus varieties are harvested to create Hӧpt. Their unique characteristics make their sodas crisp and refreshing.

Add fresh mint, strawberries, limes and oranges over ice for a splash of summer colour and flavour.

Find out more HERE


Last but not least... 10: 

SoFloat Summer Hot List


Totally surrounded by water and with more pools per capita than any other country, it should come as no surprise that picturesque New Zealand is the home of SoFloat. 

Float away to your happy place on a SoFloat. These innovative floating bean bags combine comfort, style and durability. Bring paradise to your beach house, lake house or poolside with a luxury  SoFloat.

Shop SoFloat HERE


Support talented Kiwi's this summer! Have confidence in investing in quality products from hardworking New Zealanders.

We're always keeping an eye out for new inspiring New Zealand brands to collaborate with. If you would like to connect with us please reach out to a member of our crew:

Shaina Low
Shaina Low

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