When Life Hands You Oranges

Miss Charlotte Cake Pinup Orange

Orange is the new black… I mean, the Netflix original wouldn’t have been called that if there wasn’t an ounce of truth right?  This post is about shedding some much-needed light on the orange coloured clothing drought within pinup reproduction and vintage clothing. Who else agrees with me in that there seems to be basically nothing on offer 90% of the time for those of us who …

Dangerously Delicious – Equagold Fudge Brownies

Dangerously Delicious Equagold Fudge Brownie

Brownies are a gift from from the gods… especially these ones. I made my first batch of this Equagold recipe and took them into work (partly so that I wouldn’t eat them all) and they literally disappeared within 10 minutes.  Equagold make some really yummy stuff, and I’m a massive fan of their pink Himalayan rock salt and use it ALL the time in my …

Auckland Street Eats Festival 2016

Auckland Street Eats Festival 2016

We had so much fun at the Street Eats Festival – if you’re a foodie in Auckland then this is a MUST for attending during Restaurant Month.  I didn’t go along to last year’s Street Eats Festival and I remember being a bit peeved after friends said it was crazy delicious and a ton of fun. I was pleased to make it along this year as Carl …

Winter Tartan with Dolly and Dotty

Dolly and Dotty Annie Dress in Green Tartan

I was gifted the adorable Annie retro swing dress in green tartan by Dolly and Dotty – a vintage and rockabilly reproduction brand from the UK – with sizes up to a UK 24. I thought I would take it for a spin at one of my favourite places to take photos – the historic Alberton House. The reason I chose this swing dress was because …

EasiYo Greek Yogurt & Sticky Lemon Drizzle Cake

EasiYo Blue Yogurt Maker Limited Edition

*EDIT – This competition has now finished.  Thanks to EasiYo I tried out a yogurt maker and it brought back so many memories of making my own delicious yogurt. I hadn’t realised how much I had missed doing it until I received my own bright red maker! EasiYo yogurt sachets are vegetarian and gluten free, so if you feel like a dairy treat (which I …

The Food Show Auckland 2016 Roundup

The Food Show Auckland 2016

The Food Show is an annual highlight for me and I’ve been attending the Auckland event at ASB Showgrounds for as long as I can remember. For those who haven’t been to this event before you can expect three giant halls of food stalls as well as workshops, VIP experiences, cooking demonstrations and most importantly… lots and lots of tastings. We chose to head along …

Antipodes Mineral Makeup Helped Save My Skin

Antipodes Mineral Makeup

I have always be open to talking about my hormonal facial skin – my problem areas are my cheeks and chin area which had got substantially worse over the last 3-4 years. It’s totally ridiculous, I had the most amazing skin throughout my teenage years so it’s really bothered me that I can’t have clear ‘adult’ skin. I’ve done all the right things: exercise, drinking bucket loads …

Eden Garden – High Tea Review

High Tea Auckland Eden Garden

I never even knew the Eden Garden existed, let alone offered a high tea so I was over the moon when I found this gorgeous venue. I’m really enjoying locations that offer more than just a high tea experience at the moment. We began with our high tea first because the weather was pretty bad when we got there. We were seated in the covered, …