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  • Healthy snack recipes for your next picnic

    The sun is shining, it’s a beautiful day, so check out our tempting picnic recipes. These 5 quick and easy healthy snacks are ideal to share during a picnic. Whatever you are craving, we’ve got you covered, with sweet and salty recipes. Peanut butter Jelly Apple ‘Nachos’     INGREDIENTS: 1 large apple (or 2 small apples) 1-2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter, melted 1-2 tablespoons jelly, your favourite flavour Chia seeds, optional Gluten-free choc coconut cookies     INGREDIENTS: 2 eggs 90g sugar 200g coconut desiccated 75g butter melted, cooled to room temperature 100g chocolate chopped Pinch salt INSTRUCTIONS:Set your...

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  • Sustainable ideas to make your next outdoor picnic environmentally friendly.

    Sustainable ideas to make your next outdoor picnic environmentally friendly.

    Looking for ideas on how to make your picnic more sustainable? Take a look at some of the simple things you can do below. They might be small changes, but they will make a huge difference... 1. Bring reusable plates, cutlery and glasses Forget single-use cutlery, plastic food bags and disposable plates which will end up in landfills, and opt for tried and tested eco-friendly alternatives, so you can pack a picnic knowing you’re doing your bit for the planet.The PARGO insulated cup will help you keep your cuppa hotter longer & your favourite mixer icy cold, even longer. Easy...

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  • Taking care in the sun.

    Taking care in the sun.

    Spending time outside is a great way to be physically active, reduce stress, and get vitamin D. But we have to take care of ourselves. Protection from UV rays is essential all year, not just during the summer. UV rays can reach you on cloudy and cool days, and they reflect off of surfaces like water, cement, sand, and snow.  How to protect yourself from the sun? Follow the 3 "S" rule: Shade Staying entirely out of the sun is one obvious way to protect your skin from sun exposure. But who wants to remain indoors all summer long? You...

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  • 22 small steps to be more sustainable in 2022.

    22 small steps to be more sustainable in 2022.

    We believe that big change starts small. It’s just taking small steps towards looking after Mother Earth to make this planet a better place for us and generations to come. Sustainable habits, we all need them, but which ones we choose depends on our lifestyle and interests.  If our day-to-day actions are more eco-friendly we not only help the environment, but we can benefit financially, physically and mentally as well. You may already be doing a few of these things, or perhaps all of it, but hopefully, you’ll pick up some opportunities to do your part to help mother nature. ...

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  • Sustainablity is at our core.

    Sustainablity is at our core.

    Wonder what we're made of? We carefully consider each material we use. And that means making the right choices from the very beginning.   For our Beach Umbrellas, we reuse single-use plastic water bottles. We are proud to supply the world’s first Recycled Beach Umbrella made from around 50 post-consumer plastic bottles.   We convert plastic bottles into our signature thread—which we then knit into durable, stylish and sustainable Beach Umbrellas.   We work with REPREVE® Our Ocean™, a premium collection of fiber and resin sourced from bottles at high risk of entering the ocean.   Who knew water bottles...

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  • Behind our Brollies

    Behind our Brollies

      Born from a love of a life lived outdoors, our story started with the idea for sustainable shade for families just like ours. We are Aimee and Brad, the creators of Land and Sand Essentials, and today we thought we would invite you to take a peek behind the scenes of our brand and share where our journey started. Living on the Sunshine Coast of Australia with two little ones, our days on the beach and in the sun bring us so much joy. They say necessity is the mother of invention, and it was during these days that...

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