Getting Crafty – Making DIY Accessories

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I managed to try three new things. I tried new products and made DIY crafts that I had never used or done before to get the look I was wanting for this photo shoot I had recently. I was channelling the beautiful Frida Khalo and Yma Sumac for this and yes… yes I did listen to a great …

Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe – Southern Style

I made a Chocolate Pecan Pie on national television. I wanted to get this recipe up online for you guys since so many people had commented and asking me about this specific recipe. It’s truly delicious, and literally tastes like Nutella and pecans. I love it, my guests on Come …

The Heritage Hotel – High Tea Review

The Heritage Hotel High Tea Review - Miss Charlotte Cake

The Heritage Hotel building (often remembered as the old Farmers building on the corner), was originally built for a mail-order company owned by a man named Laidlaw. In the early 1900s, this mail-order business was thriving and desperately needed a bigger space to continue its growth. In 1912, Laidlaw brought the land and started building. The building …

Makeover Your Handbags – A Fresh Look

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Give your handbags a fresh makeover rather than spending more money on new additions. I think we’re all guilty of looking through our full wardrobes and having ‘nothing to wear’.  Well I often think that, and not only about my clothes but my handbags too. Give your collection of handbags a new …

CakeSpy – On The Wire With…

‘On The Wire With’… is a new section on my blog for interviews with inspiring boss women who I find intriguing. That could mean bloggers, business owners, women who are ‘behind the scenes’ in our community and close friends… basically anyone who fits in nicely with my blog and what I represent. The first …

Waitakere Estate – High Tea Review

Waitakere Estate - High Tea Review - Miss Charlotte Cake

The Waitakere Estate is a really special place. The land was originally brought back in 1940 by Captain J Nevill-Jackson and his family. Captain J was a retired aeroplane pilot and had traveled all over the world. Once he had purchased this spot of land, he built his house out of aeroplane …

A Lovely Green Dress by NZ Designer Xamia Arc

Xamia Arc Dress Review - Miss Charlotte Cake

I don’t usually do clothing reviews. Typically I leave it to the experts, but when the opportunity arose to test out this lovely green dress by local designer Xamia Arc I jumped at the chance. Anna, or Xamia Arc is the prettiest wee thing from Wellington. She has porcelain skin, …