November 13th, 2012

Byron Bay Go-Guide.

She’s a mum, a surfer, a swimwear designer, a yoga teacher… and Eve Miskin knows Byron Bay like the back of her hand.

Splitting her time between homes in Sydney and Wategoes Beach, Eve started surfing about ten years ago – it’s now a daily ritual  - and launched her swim label Miskini just last year.

I’m obsessed with her swimsuits because they’re simple and sexy – no frills or bows – with a good, classic fit. The Carmen Bikini top is a life changer.

Eve’s fabulous and her life inspiring – here she shares her (local’s) guide to Byron Bay.

All About Eve.

Eve with husband Deke and sons Ford (right) and Cody (left)

Describe your swimwear label in three words.
Timeless, elegant, active.

Describe your personal style.
Living between two incredible locations, I notice my style change. Byron Bay has me beachy-chic, with a laid back feel. When I arrive in Sydney, it’s time to throw on some heels.

What made you start your own swimwear label?
I spend most of my time in the water and have always been an avid surfer. Swimwear is one of my lifelong passions, but I used to find it increasingly difficult to find ‘the one’, that perfect swimsuit that will offer a great silhouette, support and style.  From here, Miskini was born. My hope is that Miskini will now become ‘the one’ for many more women to come.

Tell us about your career path.
My background has been hugely focused on sports and exercise, with teaching yoga for 18 years. I lived abroad for 10 years, where I explored painting, photography and often visited exotic locations. I feel this is where I developed an eye for colour and design.

What’s the most treasured piece of clothing in your closet?
An Azzedine Alaia dress I bought from Parlour X in Sydney’s Paddington. It shapes and moulds my body like an hourglass. Whenever I put it on I instantly feel sexy and feminine.

Confession time, what’s in your closet that you’ve never worn?
There are a few designer dresses hanging in my closet that I have held onto, waiting for the right opportunity to wear… but six years on, they are still hanging there!

What are the three pieces you find yourself wearing constantly when you’re in Byron Bay?
A Miskini bikini, a pair of white shorts and Havaianas.

About Byron Bay.

What is it about Byron Bay that allures you?
The sheer beauty of the area and the casual lifestyle.

What’s the first thing to do on arrival?
Throw on a swimsuit that is flattering, beautiful and supportive in the surf.

Tell us something most people wouldn’t know about Byron Bay?
It is the most easterly point of the Australian mainland.

Byron Bay is the ultimate place to…

Don’t leave Byron Bay until you’ve…
Done the lighthouse walk and gone hand gliding over Tallows Beach.

What’s the best day trip destination for those wanting to drive outside of Byron?
A trip to Mignon Falls, Crystal Castle, and Mount Warning.

Where is the best place to shop for hidden treasures?
The Byron Bay Markets.

What is a must do for kids in Byron Bay?
Kayaking with the dolphins.

When is the best time to visit Byron Bay?

Packing List.

What are your three must pack items for a Byron Bay holiday?
A Miskini swimsuit, flip-flops and a good book.

What are your essential beauty products for a beach getaway?
Lancôme Tropiques Minérale Bamboo Bronzer, Ella Baché Lipsaver 30+ Lip Balm (it’s super hydrating) and Kérastase Soleil Masque UV Defence Active (to protect my hair from the sun and salt water).

What is always in your beach bag?
Missoni towel, Dita sunglasses and a panama hat.

The Local Hotspots.

Eat… Italian at the Pacific, Kinoko Japanese Restaurant.
Indulge… Kiva Day Spa – Mullumbimby.
Stay… The Beach Hotel or Byron at Byron.
Shop… Island Luxe.
Homewares… Strangetrader.
Coffee… Top Shop.
Brunch… Harvest.
Picnic… at Wategos Beach. Best family beach.
Spa… Gaia.
Relax… the beach.
Ice cream… In the Pink. A creamy indulgence.
Cocktails… Italian at the Pacific make the best espresso martinis.

The LifeStyled List.

Tea or Coffee? Tea.
Favourite Flower? Gardenia.
Heels or Flats? Heels.
Favourite Cocktail? Martini.
Style Icon? Jennifer Lopez.
Signature Scent? Frangipane by Chantecaille.
Favourite City? NYC.
Reading… Aleph by Paulo Coelho.
Listening… Rodriguez.
Guilty pleasure… Turkish delight.
Every woman should own… a flattering swimsuit.
I will never wear… heels at the beach.
I need… to laugh.
I want… a paddle board.


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