Handbag Essentials For Every Dame

The contents of a woman’s handbag is often a layered and in my case, organised mess of contraptions to make…

Winter Garden Pavilion – High Tea Review

There’s nothing better than heading out for a relaxing high tea with friends on a crisp wintery Sunday morning –…

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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.

Decorating Cakes with Edible Flowers & She Loves Blooms

Edible flowers!  Not only are they pretty to look at, but some of them taste really delicious. I wanted to…

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe with 1940’s Victory Roll Hairstyling

Yum… I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t appreciates warm, gooey spiced cinnamon rolls.  I made these tasty…

A Vintage Black Gown by Colin Cole – My Outfit for Dita Von …

It’s not often one gets to dress up in a gorgeous Colin Cole vintage gown, so when I had the…

Rare Tea’s Collection – Perfumes by Jo Malone London

Your signature scent should be something that makes you feel like you could conquer the world and that’s exactly how…

Things To Do Under Your Vintage Hooded Dryer

Here are some simple ideas for things to do under your vintage hooded dryer: Watch a scary film (or catch up…

Retro Style Bowling Shirts – A Helpful Purchasing Guide

Anyone who knows me… most likely know’s my Carl. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting him in real life then you’ll…

A Vintage Silver Gown by Colin Cole

I recently borrowed my friend Natalie’s (Miss Lorelei Louise) silver Colin Cole gown which was an absolute dream to wear.…

Macarons & Macaroons – Part Two

As a baker, it can get a little tedious having to explain the difference between ‘macarons’ & ‘macaroons’. Macaroon pronounced –…

Primus Hotel – High Tea Review

Primus Hotel Sydney was an absolute dream to stay at, from the moment we walked into the grand hotel lobby…


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