Sweet Brooches by Erstwilder

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I’m a massive foodie with a penchant for sweet treats, and while eating treats daily isn’t the best (I’m all about moderation, including moderation) wearing sweet brooches by Erstwilder won’t give you cavities!  Brooches are a wonderful way to add a different look to an outfit. Coordinating outfits with brooch colours and styles is all part of the fun.  I’ve compiled my favourite brooches by …

Natvia Natural Sweetener & A Sugar Free High Tea

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I had the absolute pleasure of attending Natvia’s sugar-free high tea series at the Langham Hotel in Auckland. Natvia is a natural sugar-free sweetener made from Stevia. It’s a plant which is sweeter than sugar, but doesn’t have any effects on blood glucose levels. Use Natvia wherever you would use regular sugar: Baking Coffee/tea Smoothies Jams The high tea event began with founder, Sam Tew talking …

DIY – Make Your Own Sequin Ruby Slippers

DIY - Make Your Own Sequin Ruby Slippers - Miss Charlotte Cake

A few months ago I asked Carl if he could make me some sequined ruby slippers for a photo shoot. They were such a hit that I knew I needed to show others how to make their own pair of sequin ruby slippers. I have always been drawn to the Wizard of Oz – in particular, the character of Dorothy. The original film from 1939 is one …

Facial Hair Styling and Product Tips – Movember

Movember - Facial Hair Styling - Miss Charlotte Cake

I like to bring my partner Carl onto the blog sometimes, he’s one of my biggest supporters so it’s only natural to talk about Movember and some facial hair styling so I can support him right back!  Movember is a charity, which I really started getting involved with when Carl and I got together. He’s a big Movember supporter, and he’s incredibly passionate about spreading awareness …

Questions with Vintage Pyrex Collectors

Vintage Pyrex Collectors - Miss Charlotte Cake

Does anyone else search for #Pyrex on Instagram and just drool over some of the incredible collections people have? I knew it was time to pay homage to some gorgeous vintage Pyrex on the blog. It’s a feast for the eyes scrolling through all the beautiful stacks of pastel dishes as well as the cool newer designs (have you seen the cute Halloween styles?).  I …

Birkenhead – Auckland Op Shopping

Birkenhead - Auckland Op Shopping Miss Charlotte Cake

Birkenhead is a great suburb to start in for Auckland Op Shopping.  This suburb is where I spent a ton of my teenage years. Northcote College is a short walk down the road so the Birkenhead shops were always the after school destination for food and hanging out.  A great place to start is with the big Salvation Army store on the corner. It’s right next …

The Pumpkin Frock – My Halloween Unicorn Dress

Halloween Pumpkin Frock - Miss Charlotte Cake

I have always been on the lookout for deep orange clothing – this is exactly why I decided to have my dream dress made… The Pumpkin Frock. Unicorn (in relation to clothing) – ‘a highly prized, and hard to come by garment that you would literally sell your organs for’.  Unfortunately orange pinup style clothing seems to be pretty unique and not hugely accessible in the colour I …

Onehunga – Auckland Op Shopping

Onehunga - Auckland Op Shopping Miss Charlotte Cake

Onehunga has to be one of my favourite places for Auckland Op Shopping. It’s such a great place to park up on a Saturday morning, get brunch and then start wandering. If you start with the St Vincent de Paul shop at the top of the road, and work your way down Onehunga Mall road you’ll be able to hit all the good spots.  If op …