25 February, 2015

🌴 DIY Macrame Plant Hanger 🌴



If you’re a DIY goddess hungry for your next project or you just realised it’s your Mum’s birthday tomorrow and you haven’t bought her anything… our DIY Macrame Plant Hanger is just for you! Easy to make and they look like they're straight out of the IKEA catalogue. Trust us, we love IKEA catalogues. Once you start, you won't want to stop! Use our images as a visual guide to the instructions and get your DIY on!

Tools
Rope
Scissors
Masking Tape
Beads (optional)
Pot plant



Make
Step 1. Cut 4 pieces of rope 1m long.
Step 2. Fold in half and knot at the loop (image 2).
Step 3. Tape and secure to your flat working surface and separate rope into 4 pairs
and knot each pair about half way down the length of the rope (image 3 and 4).
Step 4. Repeat knotting, swapping different pairs (image 5 and 6) your hanger should start to look like image 7
Step 5. When you're finished knotting your rows (we did 4) tie all your pieces of rope off with one big knot.
Step 6. Add any beads, plaits or fancy knots to your hanger.
Step 7. Place your plant in the bottom of your macrame hanger and hang in your apartment, room or office.

NOTE
We used 1m pieces of rope knotted 3-4cm apart to fit a small plant, different sized plants may not fit this size, you may need to trial and error different lengths of rope and knots to fit your plant.
You can also use any other ropes or strings providing it will hold the weight of your plant.



21 February, 2015

Baked Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake





Nothing quite like a creamy baked ricotta cheesecake for dessert! Especially when it also happens to be refined sugar and gluten free! 

Serves 8









Base

½ cup almond meal
¼ cup brown rice flour
¼ cup buckwheat flour
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 
1 tbsp coconut nectar or pure maple syrup

Line a 15- 20 cm diameter cake tin with baking paper. 
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius, fan-forced.
Place all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and combine. 
Make a well and pour in the remaining base ingredients until a dough forms. Add more water if too dry or more flour if too wet. 
Press the mixture into the tin, all along the base and sides of the tin. 
Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden.
If the base has risen slightly, push down lightly with the back of a fork. 




Filling:

500 g ricotta
¼ cup plain Greek yoghurt
¼ cup + 2 tbsp coconut sugar
1 lemon zest
2 lemons juiced
3 eggs
1 ½ tbsp tapioca flour 
Fresh berries, to serve. 

Turn the oven temperature to 180 degrees Celsius, fan-forced. 
In the bowl of an electric beater, place the ricotta, Greek yoghurt and coconut sugar. Beat until well combined.
Gradually add the lemon juice and eggs one at a time and sift over the tapioca flour. 
Pour the mixture on top of the cooked base (you may have a small amount of leftover filling depending on cake tin size). 
Bake for about 60-65 minutes or until firm and slightly brown on top. 

Top with fresh berries, if desired. 




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





20 February, 2015

☆ ★ Get Dressed For Future Music Festival ★ ☆



  Are you bound for Future Music Festival 2015?! As one of Australia's biggest festivals, you wanna make it memorable - I mean, Drake will be there! You gotta impress the man. Whether you live for the bass drop, are a sucker for an epic rap flow, or love a good remix, we'll help you dress for success so all you've got to do is grab your friends & have fun!


RAINBOW RAVER



You're going for: Die Antwoord, The Prodigy, Knife Party

Let's face it - you like it crazy, loud and fast. The brighter, the better! Mix your colours and prints - there are seriously no rules when the music is that good. Don't forget your stomping, dancing boots and statement sunnies so you can block the f&*k outta those haters when the beat drops.

Shop
O-Mighty Tie Dye Pikachu Crop $55
Splash Out Shorts $55
Quay Throwback Sunglasses $50
Windsor Smith Eager Boots $179.95


FREE STYLER



You're going for: Drake, 2 Chainz, Hilltop Hoods

You love a good beat, and even better still, an epic flow. You could recite the lyrics to "Started From The Bottom" in your sleep. Now we're here... we mean... Complete your fresh street look with sneakers teamed with a statement tee. Keep it fresh with a fierce attitude and some grillz. No really - where can we get some?!

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Anti You Tee $39
One Teaspoon Le Hunt Utility Shorts $99
Dream Monstar Dream State Jacket $99
The Horse Watch $129
Mr & Mare Kik Sneakers $89.95


ELECTRIC EDGE



You're going for: Avicii, Afrojack, Nero

You're at the forefront of style & music - you know all the up & coming DJs just as well as the latest designer seasons! You live for those feel-good electro beats and you loveee to dance surrounded by your besties. Style your fave dress with a statement bag, hat and your trusty boots. Grab your girls and head to the front of stage in style!

Shop
Deviation Dress $49
Fallen Broken Street The Trix Hat $119.95
Flook Nina Pouch Bag $129.95
Lipstik Eamon Boots $89.95



Check out our FUTURE MUSIC Spotify playlist!


★ ☆ ★

14 February, 2015

Valentines Card/Sharable's that will save the day!

Show your BFF how much you care this Vday and blow up her Igram with some punny love!



- TO SHARE ON INSTA -

1. Tap & Save image

2. Gram it and tag your BFF

SUPER EASY!


... or you can print it out and add it to that amazing BB gift you got them.... right!?





Trust Me, I Care


Do you and your fellow friends love a hot beverage (aka: cawfee) anytime of the day? Well how about you espresso how much they mean to you with this handy little love note.







The Grumpy Cat


Have a friend who will laugh so hard at this, she might possible wee herself a little? Well why not print one out and share the laughs this V-day!







To My Best B!*#H


Are you socially awkward and find it hard to tell your friends "Yeah, you're pretty awesome" Well, no fear my fellow friend, this card speaks for you!







Yoda What


This card is so cool that it speaks for itself. All Star Wars fans (99.9% of the population) there is no need to thanks us!

12 February, 2015

☆ Harness The Power (& Style) Of Crystal Magic! ☆




Feeling run down? Emotional? Beating yourself up? You need some retail therapy – and the kind that helps get your mojo back AND makes you feel special. BB is here to help! Find out which of our crystals will have you bouncing back to your best self in no time.




For: Power, energy, clarity

Quartz is a power stone. It enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing and transmitting. Quartz is a stone of clarity which dispels negativity and clears away negative energy. It can be used to purify and clarify on the spiritual, mental, and physical planes, and is powerfully protective because of these properties. Quartz enhances spiritual growth, spirituality and wisdom. Because it clarifies thought processes and emotions, it can increase inspiration and creativity.

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Minc Collections Double Quartz Necklace $45
Minc Collections Crystallised Choker $39
Minc Collections Lily Choker $35
Frankly My Dear Joy Hand Piece $39




For: Intuition, growth, protection

The Amethyst meaning is spiritual growth and protection. These beautiful healing crystals are also known for bringing clarity of the mind to the owner. By wearing or using Amethyst crystals, you can become more in tune with your own feelings and get to know your inner self on a much deeper level. It is a gemstone which can bring you calmness, inner peace and is thought to heighten your natural intuition.

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Minc Collections Triple Layer Crystallised Necklace $49.95
Hunter Gatherer Amulet Ring $30
Round The World Ring $25




For: Love

The rose quartz is the love stone, of unconditional love that opens the heart to all forms of love: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love. Rose quartz is used to raise self-esteem and a strong sense of self-worth. Its loving energies teach us to apply this love to ourselves and thereby find ourselves more worthy. Emotionally, rose quartz is used to balance emotions and bring peace and calm. This calm emotional balance brings stress relief and easing of anxiety. All these things carry energies of forgiveness, tolerance, and compassion to the fore, enabling us to see the good in both ourselves and others.

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Minc Collections Rose Drop Choker $39.95
Hunter Gatherer Crystal Point Choker Rose $25
Hunter Gatherer Rose Quartz Nugget Choker $29


♥ ♥ ♥

07 February, 2015

Molten Caramel Fondants





Because who doesn’t love a warm pudding, oozing with caramel goodness? This one is completely healthy, as Coconut and Bliss creations always are! A perfect breakfast option if you have a sweet tooth! 


Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar 
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk (or coconut cream)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 eggs, whisked 
  • ½ cup spelt flour 
  • ¼ cup almond meal 


Grease 2 x 1 cup capacity ramekins and preheat the oven to 180 degrees, fan-forced. 

In a saucepan place the coconut sugar and water over low heat. Stir until dissolved.

Add in the coconut milk and coconut oil. Turn the heat to high and bring to boil without stirring for about 3-4 minutes.

In a small bowl, add the eggs, spelt flour and almond meal. Pour in the coconut sugar mixture and combine well using a wooden spoon.

Distribute between the two ramekins.
Bake for about 10-13 minutes or until JUST firm on top and still slightly wobbly.

Wait 5 minutes for the fondant to cool. 


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

05 February, 2015

Get Set To Slay This Valentines Day! ♥

Valentine’s Day strikes fear into the hearts of many, makes some weak at the knees and others… just… meh. Single, dating or a long term lover; no matter what your status is, we’ll make sure you’re dressed for success come V-Day. Celebrate yourself, your BFF, your man or your cat in ultimate style with our Get Set To Slay This Valentines Day guide!

The Single Lady




All the single ladies – put your hands up! Up in the club, just broke up, doing your own little thing. Your V-day is all about celebrating yo fine self with your BFFs. You’re young, you’re wild and free – anddd you’re bound to no one but you. So mix things up! Match bold, statement accessories with your party look and keep it fresh and fun! 

Shop the look
Tokyo Crop $55
Park Avenue Skirt $75
Purrfect Shoulder Bag $29
Lipstik Nano Heels $79.95
Quay Kitti Sunglasses $39.95
Lime Crime Velvetines Utopia $29

Back In The Game




So you’ve scored yourself a hot date for V-day (yeahhhh girl!) and you want it to be an unforgettable evening. If you’re keen on your guy and want to make sure he sticks around, knock his socks off with a fun and flirty dress. Layer it up with gold jewellery, a gorgeous glow and your killer personality for a winning combo! When his eyes fall out of his head, you can thank us later.

Shop the look
Flambe Dress $75
Windsor Smith Mariah Heels $149.95
Billini Prima Clutch $49.95
Minc Collections Pixie Necklace $45
Loving Tan
Ring Collection

Committed




You’ve done all the hard work already, you gotta man and you’re in lurrrve (awww). You’d rather have a gorgeous picnic in the park than a fancy dinner. That doesn’t mean that romance is dead! Make him fall head over heels with you all over again with a staple shift dress accessorized to perfection. Think a statement hat, simple stacked accessories and some cute heels. That’s amore

Shop the look
Deviation Dress $49
Fallen Broken Street The Trix Hat $119.95
Windsor Smith Mariah Heels $149.95
Status Anxiety Phoebe Clutch $39
Ring Collection

Happy Valentine's Day, lovers!

♥ ♥ ♥

01 February, 2015

BTS Summer Lookbook "Gypsy Wanderer"




This summer BB jetted off to the US to shoot their newest lookbook in the iconic Joshua Tree National Park. Desert adventures awaited with blue skies, desert sand, long winding roads, cactus gardens and the famous Joshua Trees.







The one and only Rachel (Rocky) Barnes was the muse that inspired the location, the gypsy styling, and made the dream come to life with her gorgeous presence and her look of perfection.
With the entire lookbook featuring exciting new BB exclusive prints and designs, it was a dream come true with each breath-taking location, from rocky formations, dusty desert roads for as far as the eye can see, endless joshua trees and giants cactus’s.
























Keep your eyes open for the release of this lookbook, its one not to be missed!





Our awesome team included:

Model: Rocky Barnes - instagram.com/rocky_barnes
Creative Director: Sarah Timmerman

Stylist: Tess Maguire
Photographer: Grace Markham - www.gracemarkham.com.au
Assistant: Richard Ball
Makeup & Hair: Suzie Kim - www.suziekmakeup.com


Baked Chocolate Oat Pudding



Baked ‘chocolate’ oats. Warm and gooey. Rich and decadent. The perfect morning indulgence while being healthy! 









  • 1⁄2 cup oats 
  • 2/3 mashed banana 
  • 1 heaped tbsp. cacao 
  • 1 cup coconut water, water or almond milk 
  • 1 heaped tsp honey/pure maple syrup 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 



Sauce:

  • 1 tsp tahini
  • 1 heaped tsp honey
  • 1 tsp cacao
  • 1 dash water 

    

1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees celsius, fan- forced.

2. Soak the oats in the coconut water/milk for at least ten minutes but preferably overnight in the fridge. 

3. Mash the banana and stir in. Add in the cacao, honey and cinnamon and mix until combined. 

4. Pour into a single serving baking dish (or 2 small ramekins depending on size). 

5. Place in the oven for at least 25 minutes or until the surface looks crisp. Cook until firm to touch 
for a spongy, cake-like consistency or for less time to achieve a gooey pudding.

6. Stir together the sauce ingredients and pour over. Serve with fresh berries. 









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