Thursday, 10 April 2014

Yet Another Apology...

Another apology is in order… It seems to be a bit of a recurring theme these past few months. We try to make a promise about posting frequently, yet it seems never to go to plan. Having said goodbye to the craziness of year 12, we thought the hectic weeks, busy days and heavy workload were behind us. We were oh so wrong! So, we must apologise profusely for the lack of content on the blog as of late. Our mid-semester break is so close we can almost taste it, so we’re looking very much forward to having a few days to unwind, catch up, and update Honey & Lulu (Chloe’s travel diaries are on top of the list!). If you can’t wait until then, head over to our Instagram to keep in the loop…


{Ponyfish Island} 

{DIY butterfly frames} 

{Deborah Lippman's 'She Bop' + 'Happy Birthday'} 

{Cupcake Central}

{Stripes + boyfriend jeans + Birks}




Sunday, 23 February 2014

Healthier Toasted Muesli

I’ve always been a fan of toasted muesli (who can resist that golden crunch!?) but at the same time, I’ve felt rather guilty since I was alerted to the extremely high sugar content. Throughout the summer months, a nice cold bowl of yoghurt with muesli is my go-to breakfast but I wanted to find a healthier option. After hours of searching for the perfect recipe, I came across this recipe for healthier toasted muesli which ticked all the boxes. This recipe doesn’t compromise the irresistible golden crunch that is toasted muesli but the best part is that this muesli doesn’t contain anywhere near as much sugar as supermarket toasted muesli. The secret you may ask…..Apple Juice! This secret weapon gives the muesli a gorgeous golden hue and subtle sweetness which, in my book, is just perfect! I adapted the recipe to include a wider range of seeds such as Flaxseeds which are an excellent source of omega 3, as well as antioxidant-packed cranberries. Just for that extra boost, I also added a drizzle of honey. This recipe makes a little over 6 cups of toasted muesli so safe to say I’m all set for breakfasts for the next couple of months paired with vanilla yogurt and a range of fresh fruit and coulis.


300g wholegrain rolled oats
110g raw macadamias, roughly chopped
125g sunflower seeds
50g shredded coconut
40g sesame seeds
30g linseeds (flaxseeds)
¾ cup apple juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon honey
60 grams dried cranberries, chopped

Preheat oven to 160°C.
Line a large baking tray (with sides) with baking paper, allowing enough overhang to ensure the muesli is kept in place.

Place all the dry ingredients (except the dried cranberries) onto the tray and toss to combine.

Pour apple juice and vegetable oil over your oats and mix well. Drizzle over the honey and toss to combine through. The dry ingredients should look a bit ‘moist’ once they’re fully mixed. Ensure the oats are spread evenly across the tray and place the tray in the oven. 

Bake for 45-60 minutes stirring frequently (every 5-10 minutes) – this is particularly important as the muesli takes on its golden appearance as the macadamias have a tendency to burn.  The muesli is done when the oats have reached a light golden colour.

Let the oat mixture cool completely. In the mean time, roughly chop the dried cranberries.

Once the toasted oats are cool, mix through the cranberries.

The toasted muesli will last up to one month if kept in an airtight container. Beautiful with vanilla or natural yogurt and berry coulis. Or why not place the muesli into jars as gifts for friends and family.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

London Travel Diary

{Big Ben}

When I travelled to London three years ago, I fell head over heels for the place. I was captivated by its diversity – of culture, history food and fashion. This time ‘round was very much the same. I couldn’t help but love taking a stroll through Hyde Park, with horse-riding trails to one side and the Serpentine to the other. We made a trip to the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour, which for any Potter fans out there, is definitely a must! New Year’s Eve was fabulous – the fireworks are some of the best in the world, and the celebrating city could be heard all over. Don’t get me started on the shopping; Boxing Day sales were in full swing, so snagging a bargain wasn’t a hard task. London has a lot to offer for the budding or seasoned traveller, so do yourself a favour and make a visit, soon or again!

Chloe x 

{Oxford Circus}

{London Eye}

{River Thames + Tower Bridge}

{Oxford Street}

{St Paul's Cathedral}

{Hyde Park}

{Notting Hill Station}

{Furry friend in Kensington Gardens}

{Winter Wonderland}

{Hogwarts at Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour}

{Winter Wonderland}

{Leicester Square}

{Kensington Gardens}

{The Serpentine + Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park}

Monday, 3 February 2014

New York Travel Diary

{Empire State from the Top of the Rock}

New York was like nothing I’ve ever seen before – the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps amazed me to say the least. The noisy, dirty, overcrowded streets; the chaos of its vast concrete jungle. I couldn’t help but be forever in awe each time I looked up, or turned the next corner. From wedding ceremonies up the Top of the Rock, to proposals on the Subway, NYC has the weird and wonderful down to a fine art. Spending Christmas in NY was seriously as good as it could get; the manner in which this city celebrates the season's festivity was truly beautiful. The Big Apple, to me, is what dreams are made of, and I never expected I'd fall so madly in love with a city. I don’t know if it was the buzz of Times Square, or the twinkling lights decorating every tree; the pretty snow in Central Park, or the wonder of Fifth Avenue, yet it all came together like a true fantasy, hard to believe, and hard to forget. There hasn’t gone a day since that I don’t think of the magic of New York.

NY, I love you.

Chloe x

{Fifth Avenue}

{NYC from the ferry to Liberty Island}

{Times Square from 7th Avenue}

{Liberty Island in the distance}

{One World Trade Center}

{Tiffany and Co. on Fifth Avenue}

{Rockefeller Center}

{Love Sculpture}

{Central Park}


{Holey Cream's chocolate + peanut butter ice cream with pink sprinkles, naturally}

{Central Park}

{Rockefeller Plaza}

{9/11 Memorial}

{Statue of Liberty}

{… I told you, a wedding ceremony on the Top of the Rock!}

{View from the High Line}

{Holey Cream}

{Lord & Taylor}

{Central Park}

{Radio City Music Hall}

{Central Park from Top of the Rock}

{The Rink at Rockefeller Plaza}

{9/11 Memorial}