Cara D wears BB!

‘It-Girl’ of the fashion world Cara Delevingne was spotted over the weekend at the Osheaga festival in Montreal watching her musician girlfriend St. Vincent.
Not only was she showing off a new pastel pink hair-do – she was also wearing an exclusive Beginning Boutique tee! OMG!
Cara was recently in Australia for the premier of her new movie Paper Towns and this is when she got her BB items.
Want to steal Cara’s style? Show off your best assets in our amazingly fun Tropical Assets Tee or have a look at all of our fun printed tee’s
She also grammed’ this pic in her BB tee - #squadgoals

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Jam Drops





This week I turned those traditionally naughty biscuits into something nice! I promise you- they taste just as good, if not better! 


Biscuit
1 cup oats 
½ cup buckwheat flour 
1 tsp baking powder 
½ tsp sea salt 
¼ cup coconut oil, melted 
3 tbsp pure maple syrup 
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup almond butter  


Jam
½ cup frozen raspberries, defrosted 
1 tsp maple 
2 tsp chia seeds 

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius, fan-forced. 
In a mixing bowl, place all ‘biscuit ingredients.’ Stir until well combined. 
Roll into balls and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. 
Using your finger, press down on each cookie and make to make a slight indentation. 
To make the ‘jam,’ use the back of a fork to mash the frozen raspberries in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
Drop ½ tsp of jam into the centre of each biscuit.
Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until just golden.  


Makes 16 biscuits 

TELSTRA QLD BUSINESS OF THE YEAR


TELSTRA QLD BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 



Last night Team BB got dolled up for a night out on the town celebrating our Girlboss Sarah and the achievements of the whole team!

Our first stop was the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards that Sarah was nominated for amongst a caliber of amazing Queensland business owners. Unfortunately Sarah did not win in her category - Emerging - but it was an honour for her to be recognised amongst such inspiring entrepreneurs! 

The team then had to make a quick dash across town to the Telstra Business Awards that happened to be on the same night. BB was nominated in the Small Business category and won the award!

Later BB went on to compete against the four other category winners and took our the overall Telstra QLD Business of the Year Award!

Sarah and the whole team were completely shocked that they took out the top award and are overjoyed with the result!

The whole BB team knows that none of these achievements would be possible without our amazing customers, who we work hard for to ensure they have the best online experience. 

Thank you for all your amazing support and we look forward to even bigger and better things for BB!

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NEW BB




Fresh BB has landed 

Gooey Date-stuffed Caramel Cakes




A fudgey, almond butter filled date is the star of this treat! Insanely delicious and filled only with nutritious alternatives. Who said you can’t have cake for breakfast? Yum!


Ingredients:

¼ cup coconut oil, melted 
3/4 cup coconut milk 
1 free range egg 
1 tsp vanilla 
3 tbsp pure maple syrup or raw honey  
1 ¾ cups almond meal
¼ cup buckwheat flour 
1 tsp cinnamon 
1 tsp mesquite (optional)
1 tsp baking powder 
1/3 cup walnuts 
2 tbsp almond butter

4 medjool dates 
4 heaped tsp almond butter  

Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius, fan-forced.
In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except the medjool dates and 4 tsp almond butter. Ensure everything is well mixed. 
Divide the mixture into 4 greased ramekins. 
Cut each medjool date in half and fill with a tsp of almond butter. Insert into the centre of each ramekin. 
Place the ramekins in the oven for about 25 minutes or until just cooked. 
Allow to cool slightly and serve warm.  


Serves 4. 





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My name is Sophie and I'm a 20-year-old media student from Sydney. I have an intense love for healthy food, nutritious cooking and cafe exploring! This has been a long-term passion of mine as I understand the importance of fuelling your body with goodness. Not only do you feel amazing and energetic on the inside, you glow with health on the outside! It may sound cliché, but it is absolutely true! I love leading this healthy, active lifestyle.


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BB Takes Splendour In The Grass!


It’s that time of the year again when tens of thousands of festival goers make their way to North Byron Parklands for 3 big days of music and madness.
Splendour kicked off today and BB is there amongst the action! So far it’s been a bunch of fun seeing so many of our lovely customers, meeting new faces and glitter face painting like crazy!
If you are making an appearance at Splendour come and see us! You won’t miss our purple flags right near the entry. We have all your festival essentials like gumboots, socks, sunnies, flasks and more!
If you aren’t at Splendour this weekend and need a distraction from the constant Instagram posts then check out our new arrivals or shop our 40 under $40 sale!







Kristina wears: 



Baked apple oats with salted caramel





The classic combo of oats and apple has just had a makeover! Topped with a healthy salted caramel- this is the ultimate!

Baked oats:

1 cup oats
½ cup water
½ cup coconut or almond milk 
3 tbsp almond meal 
1 apple grated
1 tsp cinnamon
1 ½ tbsp pure maple syrup 
1 egg (1 chia egg if vegan) 
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp mesquite (optional)
Pinch salt 
1 tsp vanilla extract
Macadamias, to top (optional) 

Salted caramel:

3 tbsp coconut sugar 
1 tbsp coconut milk or almond milk 


Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius, fan-forced.
In a small mixing bowl, place the oats, almond meal, water and milk. Allow to soak for 5-10 minutes. 
Add all other ingredients to the bowl and stir well. 
Divide into 3-4 small ramekins. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until just firm to touch. 
Meanwhile, place the coconut sugar and milk in a small saucepan over low heat until completely dissolved. Pour over the baked oats.


Serves 3-4. 





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My name is Sophie and I'm a 20-year-old media student from Sydney. I have an intense love for healthy food, nutritious cooking and cafe exploring! This has been a long-term passion of mine as I understand the importance of fuelling your body with goodness. Not only do you feel amazing and energetic on the inside, you glow with health on the outside! It may sound cliché, but it is absolutely true! I love leading this healthy, active lifestyle.


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BB Exclusive tees - Will you be our Sorting Hat?



Do you solemnly swear you're up to no good?
'Cause we need some magical help! 
Which Potter-inspired tee should we make?





Let us know your ideas in the comments below!

Or if you have other tees you are dying to add to your wardrobe.. let us know!!

Beginning Boutique finalist in the Telstra Business Awards!


The Telstra Australia Business Awards celebrate the best in business and we are so excited that Beginning Boutique has been announced as one of six finalists in the running for the small business award!
The whole BB team has played a part in earning this recognition and Director Sarah Timmerman couldn't be more proud.

"I am mostly excited about being chosen as a finalist as it's a way of recognising the achievements of all BB's team members"

We are excited for the Queensland Gala Dinner on the 30th July and wish all of the finalists good luck.
See the full list of nominees here:




Got festival plans this winter?


Splendour is just around the corner and we are doing some last minute packing. Festivals in winter are always a little tricky with outfit planning for the warmer days and cooler nights but we have narrowed down some must-have items that are good to go no matter the temp, and will give you instant street cred.


Laid Back Anorak $99
Shop now >



Windsor Smith Eagar Boots $179.95
Shop now >



Fringe Behaviour Dress $69
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Pixie Jewelled Septum Ring $19
(also available in silver)
Shop now >







& the winner is....





 

Lemon lime curd tarts



My signature lemon curd tarts with the added zing of lime! The perfect afternoon pick-me-up. 

Ingredients

Pastry:
3/4 cup almond meal 
2 tbsp buckwheat flour 
2 tbsp chia seeds 
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 heaped tbsp pure maple syrup or coconut nectar
2 tbsp. melted coconut oil 


Filling: 
1 egg
1 egg yolk
Juice 1 lemon
Juice 1 lime 
1 ½ tbsp pure maple syrup or coconut nectar
2 tsp finely grated lime zest 
2 tbsp. coconut oil (not melted) 

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 140 degrees celsius. Grease 9 holes of a mini muffin tray with coconut oil. 
2. Place all of the base ingredients into small bowl and stir well until combined. If the mixture looks too dry, slowly add 1 tbsp water until a dough- like consistency is formed. Press the tart mixture into tin. Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly golden and crisp.
3. Meanwhile, make the lemon lime curd. Place all ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat and whisk until well combined. Turn the heat to medium, continuing to whisk. The mixture should gradually become thicker and thicker until a curd consistency. Allow to cool complete-ly. Place in the fridge to make firmer.
4. Once the tart shells are cool, fill with the lemon lime curd.
5. Place in the fridge for half an hour. 


Makes 9. 





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My name is Sophie and I'm a 20-year-old media student from Sydney. I have an intense love for healthy food, nutritious cooking and cafe exploring! This has been a long-term passion of mine as I understand the importance of fuelling your body with goodness. Not only do you feel amazing and energetic on the inside, you glow with health on the outside! It may sound cliché, but it is absolutely true! I love leading this healthy, active lifestyle.


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BB Stylist Collective feat. Cara McLeay from A Fashion Love Affair




I am a huge fan of crop tops so was instantly drawn to both the Georgia Crop & Off Duty Tee - I styled them both with skirts but I will definitely be wearing both with cut off denim and boyfriend jeans for a more casual beach look. 

Gingham has a special place in my heart, too, and I love the fit of this Sparrow Dress, so flattering! It would look perfect with cute flats and a great belt too. 


I always have so much fun styling the BB Exclusives, I am obsessed with everything and am always heading back to the site to see what's new...they never disappoint!






Healthy Soft Serve





You CANNOT get more simple or more healthy than this delicious banana soft serve! Great for those mornings when you are in a rush. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 large bananas, chopped and frozen
  • Buckinis, banana, nuts and goji berries to top


Method:

  • Place the bananas in a high-speed blender. Blend until creamy.
    At first the bananas will appear crumbly but will eventually form a smooth texture, similar to that of a soft serve.
  • Transfer to a bowl, top with buckinis, banana, nuts and goji berries.  


Serves 1.





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My name is Sophie and I'm a 20-year-old media student from Sydney. I have an intense love for healthy food, nutritious cooking and cafe exploring! This has been a long-term passion of mine as I understand the importance of fuelling your body with goodness. Not only do you feel amazing and energetic on the inside, you glow with health on the outside! It may sound cliché, but it is absolutely true! I love leading this healthy, active lifestyle.


                                               FOLLOW SOPHIE: @coconutandbliss