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 special – serve them up for a special afternoon tea treat, a cute gift, or warm with ice cream for…

Vintage Candy Stripes at Chelsea Sugar Factory

I’ve driven past Chelsea Sugar Factory thousands of times. It’s the famous salmon pink building that sits ocean side on the North Shore here in Auckland City. When New Zealand was first being settled, the government offered money to set…

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I’m Charlotte - a pinup styled blogger/vlogger and travel marketer. I live and work in Auckland City, New Zealand.

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

Grab a cup of tea and stay a while! <3

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Sticky Walnut Honey Tart Recipe

I love walnuts and I love fresh golden honey so naturally, a sticky walnut honey tart happened. I’ll delve a little more into the back story behind why I made this walnut honey tart. I was given a delicious container…

Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

When life gives you lemons… you make zingy lemon curd. This recipe is one I’ve been making for years, well variations of it anyway. I finally feel like I’ve perfected it to just the way I like it. Perfectly balanced…

La Fourchette – Auckland High Tea Review

La Fourchette is a fresh, modern French restaurant and cafe in St Heliers, Auckland. They have an impressive menu as well as a pastry cabinet that will steal your heart (I’ve heard the pain au chocolat is a must-try).  I didn’t actually…

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Southern Style Sweet Iced Tea Recipe

If you haven’t had an ice cold glass of southern style sweet iced tea then you don’t know what quenching your thirst truly is.  After reading tons of history, recipes, and drinking countless cups of homemade tea (someone’s gotta do…

The Fondant Artists Lament with Amber Elizabeth

“Every act of creation is first an act of destruction” – Pablo Picasso, I find that fondant art is the exact opposite of this quote. You have creation in the name of destruction. I have made some of my most…

Traditional Texas Sheet Cake Recipe – Chocolate & Pecans

Texas sheet cake recipes call for two of Texans’ favorite ingredients: buttermilk and pecans.  I’ve had this longing to visit not only Texas but the South for so long. The only way I know how to describe it is, it’s…

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The SundayGirl Company & their Retro Inspired Aprons

The SundayGirl Company makes retro inspired aprons that are pieces of art. I was approached by this lovely British company a few months ago about helping them to promote their beautiful product, and fell in love with their unique designs. …

SweetAs Cakeaway – Auckland Dessert Delivery Service

SweetAs Cakeaway are here for your weekend cravings! Picture this, it’s Saturday night, you’re watching movies at home and you’re craving a sweetie treatie but can’t be bothered making anything, or going out to get it. OK, I basically just described…

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies Recipe + Win Mellow Lipsticks

[social_warfare]Valentine’s Day – also known as the ‘Feast of Saint Valentine’. The day where lovers acknowledge their sweet affections for one another.  If you celebrate Valentine’s Day it’s usually by giving or receiving chocolates, flowers, romantic cards or a date-night.…


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