September 27, 2010

The Marina Mirage is parallel universe where Queensland sunshine penetrates everything, boat rigging tinkles to the tune of Italian heels and in a quiet moment, water can be heard lapping at the hulls of waiting boats moored at the Marina Mirage wharf, while their owners eat and shop. Upperdeck is the store to go to, to get beach-y and boat-y.  The Upperdeck team have great fun salvaging boat bits and bobs that have had their sea adventures and bring them to rest in the store; an antique tiller hangs from one wall, a rudder from another, a brass compass that once traversed the Atlantic is still on the counter. Seeing The Rocks Push shorts in Upperdeck, side by side with the best beach gear from around the world, makes me happy.