Thanks to Nutribullet NZ I can bring you this great little smoothie recipe!
Because summer is approaching in New Zealand now is the time to kick into gear eating healthier (well actually, it's always a good time to eat healthy, regardless of the season, but if some of us need the idea of themselves in swimwear for motivation- so be it).
This recipe is awesome for anyone with a sweet tooth, particularly a chocolate sweet tooth, and is a great twist on the Kiwi classic lolly, Pineapple lumps!
The Caco nibs are a fantastic alternative to chocolate and are filled with antioxidants! If you have an especially sweet tooth, I strongly recommend adding a bit more pineapple - because well it tastes amazing- and it's nice, juicy and sweet!
Raw Cacao Nibs and Raw Caccao Powder = Yum!
I'm not a huge fan of overly 'milky' flavours so I replaced the almond milk with coconut water - both taste great.
I also chucked in some cucumber, because they are refreshing, basically taste like water and are good for you!
Blend and enjoy!
|Option - devouring rest of pineapple as snack, because it's hella good - duh|
|Nixon decided to join in the fun - and was very jealous he didn't get any!|
Thanks to Nutribullet NZ I can bring you this great little smoothie recipe! Because summer is a...
FINALLY! I have the second, juicy part of Armageddon - the celebrities/actors/voice actors!
Like I said in my first Armageddon '15 post, I actually barely know anything about sci-fi or comics and I don't own a TV. So yeah. HOWEVER I am a massive, MASSIVE fan of the Simpsons (I mean who isn't, amiright?) So I had a bit of a fangirl moment when I got to meet Maggie Roswell. She has been with the show from pretty much the start and voiced Mod Flanders, Hellen Lovejoy and Cherry Bobbins to name a few. She is also the nicest, sweetest lady - she gave everyone that worked on the PR team signed autographed, Simpson pictures!
Lou Diamond Phillips
Lou Diamond Phillips is very old school cool. We sent him off to a George FM interview. When he returned I asked him how it went and he goes "Terrible. That was the worst interview I have even had. They kicked me off air half way through". As my jaw dropped open and fear filled my entire face, he cracked a smile and says "Gotacha". After I died a little and sputtered "Why would you do that to me?!" He happily went onto his next interview.
Casper Van Dien
Casper is pretty much the funniest human I have met. He's also incredibly charming and everyone basically loves him. I'm not kidding, I watched him win over every single interviewer that spoke to him. 3 New's David Farrier, seemed to love him (watch the interview here). And I watched him go out of his way, time and time again to do things for fans. He also had me in stitches EVERY time we spoke.
Here, we are doing le 'blue steal'
Christina is a voice actress most commonly known for Sailor Moon. I noticed her straight away because of her keen fashion sense! Christina was so enthusiastic to be in lil' old NZ, she was wearing lord of the rings leggings!
John Wesley Shipp
The best way to describe John Welsey Shipp is he's like that really, really nice Uncle. He's the NICEST person. I can't even emphasise that enough. Below is Shipp with his manger Bob, who is also super lovely! They also have this really cute friendship happening- and came on this trip together.
Azim is also very funny (see picture below) and a bit of a hippy. This is him at 3am, waiting up to watch the All Blacks.
Michael is all rock'n'roll. YET again, as someone who doesn't really watch TV. So I have never actually seen Arrow, but I know that he plays a villain, and I have a feeling he is totally, totally different from his character. As soon as you meet Michael you find yourself in an in-depth conversation about politics, music and living in Los Angeles. He had a punk-rock band for many years and it shows nearly instantly. I'm fairly certain her wore Doc Martens the entire time he was here.
|Michael Rowe and his very lovely minder Ali Carruthers|
Last week I popped along to a fun, little event hosted by Yvette Hopkins a.k.a The Bespoker Dresser and local label SilenceWas. I caught up with Yvette a few days before and she told me the reason for the event itself was to celebrate the 'Little Local' and use it as an excuse to get to know our local shop keepers and designers. This is an extremely important thing to do - with 'fast fashion' cornering most of the market these days, it's crucial to support New Zealand and quality made, as well as the people that still produce both.
I have to say it was pretty cool, usually these parties are quiet - standing around with a wine - which is cool, but can get boring fast. This was different because there were spot prizes (I didn't win anything boo :'( ) and crazy desserts (see image 3) and a mini runway show with all of the models being local enterprising women. Also, the sponsors were all local which was very cool! (All the hats featured on the runway, as well as one of the prizes was by local shop Hattitude (Which is Auckland's only purely hat retailer).
|Tryna get a pic in front of the 'The Bespoke Dresser" alas, I'm too tall|
|Crazy Jelly infused with gin!|
|Jamie gives it a taste|
|Myself and the lovely Yvette Hopkins|
Owner and designer of SilenceWas&Co Yujia Wang and Yvette Hopkins
Some of the runway looks:
All of the models wear current season SilenceWas&Co and Hattitude hats.
|Courtney from Captive Candles|
Last week I popped along to a fun, little event hosted by Yvette Hopkins a.k.a The Bespoker Dresser...