27 February 2013

Black Magazine Inspired Outfit

Cap - Rusty |  Necklace & Shoes - Forever21  Singlet - Element Eden |  Levi's Jean Jacket - Vintage 

This outfit was inspired by a new favorite magazine of mine called Black Magazine 
(a New Zealand fashion magazine). 

I might have forgotten to mention that this jean levi's jacket got passed on to me a week or so ago and it was my father-in-laws preference of choice to go party in back in the day. Apparently this piece is not short of 15 years old... 

24 February 2013

Recipe | Vanilla Cupcakes


Nothing better than a night in baking, am I right? I am always on the look out for the quickest and easiest recipe as I don't enjoy getting technical when it comes to baking. They are scrummy and oh so fluffy.


225g soft butter
225g caster sugar 
225g self-raising flour 
1 tsp baking powder 
4 eggs 
1 tsp vanilla essence

1. Preheat oven to 175C. Place 18 paper baking cases in muffin tins.

2. Place all the ingredients in a medium bowl and beat with an electric whisk until smooth 
    and pale, about 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Spoon the mixture into the cases. Bake for 20min.

4. Remove the tins from the oven and cool for 5 min. Then remove the cupcakes and 
    cool on a rack.

5. Use a piping bag to ice cupcakes.

Butter cream Icing Ingredients:

110g soft butter
1/2 tsp red food coloring
110g icing sugar

1. For plain butter cream, beat 110g butter until soft, then beat in 110g icing sugar.

2. Add a half a teaspoon of vanilla essence and half a teaspoon of red food coloring.


22 February 2013

Event | Art Deco Weekend in Napier

Last Saturday we attended the Ar Deco Festival in Napier, Hawks Bay, New Zealand. Napier is known as one of the most famous Art Deco hubs in the world.  

It felt like taking a step back in time to a more simpler fancier type of decade. There where old cars, planes and people dancing in the streets. This festival takes place once a year and is a gathering you don't want to miss.

20 February 2013

Fashion | Kele AW13/14

I have always kept a close on Kele and felt the need to share their AW13/14 range! This collection was born out of their love for nature and life in the forest! My personal favorite will have to be the first top left image of the floral dress...(swoon worthy). 

15 February 2013

Giveaway | Gift Pack From Six Things {CLOSE}

Win this awesome gift pack sponsored by Six Things

A cat in the hat tote bag, a neon chain bracelet, hello kitty bandages, crown pen, cute greeting card set & a bambi wooden brooch. 

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2. Leave a comment with your email address 

This giveaway is open to International readers / Giveaway closes on 28 Feb 2013

14 February 2013

Free Printable Valentine's Mustache Card

Happy Valentine's Day everybody! I made some special free printable Valentine's mustache cards for you all to download. I gave my husband a big kiss, this card, a heart balloon and a cuddle this morning before he went to work. 

This card is for personal use only and not for commercial use. 

13 February 2013


What the heng, one more day to go till Valentine's and yet I am blogging about all these amazing things and still have absolutely NO IDEA of what to do. Actually that is a lie, I did think of making heart shaped meringues this afternoon but as you would have assumed I got nowhere and ended up going for a walk with my husband Mike instead haha, useless..

It's just so crazy how my week seemed completely dead, and then all of a sudden we have a wedding to attend, friends coming up to stay the weekend and a photoshoot I need to finish...grrr I guess when you procrastinate you catch yourself watching The Ellen Show instead of getting on with work!

12 February 2013

DIY | Valentine's Food Ideas

Day #2 of Valentine's Day DIY postings. Do you like it so far?

I just love this tutorial on how to make cute truffles decorated with golden painted raspberries. Check out this recipe here.

Be warned that the link might lead you into some serious food temptation, I spend an hour and a half on it (yikes). Good ideas for dinner though. 


11 February 2013

Craft | Valentine's Tea Bags DIY Tutorial

We are kicking of our first post of Valentine's day DIY projects by featuring a tutorial by Funky Time. As you might know, I really LOVE Valentine's day for some reason. Not just because it's about gifts, but it's a time where the wold can celebrate love. If you celebrate Independence Day, Waitangi Day, Australian Day or whatever you don't really have an excuse not to celebrate Valentine's day. 

Maybe you think that you might not have a special somebody to celebrate with? Or you might be low on cash? It's time to maybe surprise your neighbor or friend with a batch of cookies or pick a friend some flowers? And if you are low on cash - make something! 

To download the template and to view the rest of the tutorial click here. It's such a easy and fun way of spicing up your Valentine's Day. 

07 February 2013

Events | The Winery Tour

Photography: Mike Moriarty
New Zealand has awesome musicians and The Classic Hits Winery Tour sure gave us a dose of the very best our country has to offer. The line up boasted such acts as Fat Freddie's Drop, Anika, Boh & Hollie. The Church Road was the perfect venue, and we where lucky enough to have had some pretty awesome weather which made for one heck of a party!

Fat Freddie's Drop really got the crowd going! Not to mention Anike, Boh & Hollie who brought their urban roots with them on this tour. These three sure have a sense of humor and it truly shined in between their soulful performances. 

Mike and I scoffed our guts out on some chips, lollies and beer while dancing amongst the crowd and pretty lights. It was definitely a memorable experience! Make sure not to miss this if it comes your way and get your tickets early.

05 February 2013

We Have A Shop!

We just launched our new little shop online! We are selling cute designer made Tank Tops with animal illustrations on it. 

We have a small amount in stock at the moment so be quick. There is one size only and it's between a size 10-12 (uk) and the dimensions are:  Chest: 35 inches , Length: 29.5 inches. Go on and have a looksie at it all here. 

We hope you love them as much as we love them.

04 February 2013

Personal Style | In The Woods

Floral corset - WildpairGolden necklace - Forever21
Brown Pants - H&MShoes - Aldo

Over the weekend me and mike got a bit more familiar with our surrounds in Hawke's Bay and went exploring into the woods. We had an outdoorsy day and went for a swim in the river and ate ice cream until we couldn't anymore. 

I also can't believe it's February already. The days are going by so fast. I have a few things up my sleeve for February regarding attending events and making the most of my summer here. And by making the most of my summer I mean listening to some awesome local music at the Winery Tour Concert on Wednesday (update to come soon).