Vintage Hat Inspiration

I’ve accumulated a few vintage hats over the years, particularly those with wide brims. I really like the way a…

The Life of a House Sitter

I live in other people’s homes and it’s pretty rad. I’ve fallen in love with the house sitting lifestyle, and…

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I’m Charlotte - a pinup lifestyle blogger. I live and work in Auckland City, New Zealand.

You’ll find everything from recipes, high tea reviews, pinup and retro fashion, old Hollywood glamour & travel related content here on my blog.

Summer Style with Charlie Stone Shoes

Shoes, shoes, shoes. There’s nothing quite like receiving a gorgeous new pair of Charlie Stone shoes to kick start Summer…

Zealong Tea Estate – High Tea Review

The Zealong Tea Estate is a peaceful oasis away from the bustle of Hamilton. My friend Jaimee and I took…

Confessions From A Self-Professed Bullet Bra Addict.

Bullet Bras! What are they? Who would want to wear one? Where can I find one? I am a self-professed…

Chuan Spa Experience at Cordis Hotel Auckland

There is nothing like a Chuan Spa day… and my goodness what a deliciously invigorating day it was. I took…

Petticoat, Pettipants, Underskirt or Slip?

Petticoats… those fluffy frilled undergarments for that truly 50’s swing silhouette. But which brands are actually comfortable and worth the…

Women in Suits – How To Wear a Lady Tuxedo

How to wear a tuxedo? Well, the answer is quite simple really, you just need to put a lady tuxedo…

Jungle Fever – Merchant Footwear

When my best friend and designer Lily Kate Vallance announced she would be creating a gorgeous new jungle-themed print for…

Orange Almond Pistachio Brownies Recipe

You can never have enough decadent brownie recipes in your life! The addition of nuts and orange make these extra…

Carry-on Baggage Travel Essentials

I’ve put together a free downloadable AND printable list of in-flight travel essentials because if you’re anything like me and…


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