• Business,  Lifestyle

    Meet Charlotte’s Inspirations: Katie Craven

    I am so excited to introduce Katie Craven as my first guest on my new blog series, ‘Meet Charlotte’s Inspirations’! Katie and I met along our journies of creating our brands through The Prince’s Trust. Like me, Katie also pursued The Enterprise Course, where she learnt the skills needed in knowing how to turn her business into a reality. Katie is a dear friend of mine and such a huge inspiration and support to me. Her warm laugh, infectious energy of creation and the beauty she translates through her work is something I admire hugely. Her designs are simply stunning and treasure the special piece she did featuring Charlotte Elizabeth’s…

  • Lifestyle

    Ten Steps To a Happier Life

    Happiness is something we all strive for, and yet it is the very thing that we often forget to prioritise. With the rise of social media, a pace in lifestyle and added pressure to succeed in aspects of our lives, it seems we need to take charge more than ever of our mental wellbeing. By adding in these daily practises we can live happier lives. Ten Steps To a Happier Life Your tribe reflect your vibe Your tribe is your key to being you healthiest and happiest self! Surround yourself with people who uplift, support and love you. Your reason why Question why you are doing what you are doing in…

  • Recipes

    Indulgent Chocolate Brownies (Healthy, Plant-Based)

    These are definitely a healthy take on a brownie, but they are still super sweet from the coconut sugar and medjool dates. I highly recommend this one if you’re looking for something decadent yet super healthy! Ingredients: - 100g medjool dates soaked - 1 aubergine steamed  - Salt - 3 heaped tbsp cacao powder blend - 100g ground almonds - 4 tbsp coconut flour - 2 eggs  - 3 tbsp coconut sugar - 1 tsp baking powder Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F) 2. Cut the aubergine into chunks and add to a saucepan, leave to boil for 10 minutes (until super soft!)  3. De-pit the medjool dates…

  • Business

    Happy 3rd Birthday Charlotte Elizabeth

    Dear Reader, It seems remarkable to be writing this today. You see, I didn’t quite know where this one dream would take me. Back in 2014, I had the idea for Charlotte Elizabeth. I had the idea for The Bloomsbury when my older sister came into my room one evening. She raised my awareness of there not being a bag on the market that was classic in design that was an affordable luxury. I had the vision for The Bloomsbury flash into my mind, and ever since then it has been an incredible journey. Initially I went to The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Course, which was where I spent four days…

  • Lifestyle,  Mental Health

    Become a Stronger Version of You

    We all want to feel stronger physically, but how about in all aspects of our lives? Today I want to focus on how we can feel stronger in our selves, as this helps our careers, relationships and lives flourish! Learn to say no Saying no is one of the most valuable pieces of advice I’ve been given. Learning to speak up and say no has helped me in setting boundaries and focusing on my own journey. Your Tribe Reflect Your Vibe Start listening to how you feel after you meet with certain people in your life; for instance, do you ever come away from a dinner with a friend feeling…

  • Recipes

    Three Ingredient Banana Pancakes

    Welcome my super speedy, three-ingredient Banana Pancakes – they’re a real crowd pleaser! Made up of oats, bananas and milk, this recipe is super quick to put together and you can adapt it in any way you’d like. You can make them chocolatey with a spoonful of cacao powder, or throw in a few blueberries with some lemon zest for something fresh. Fellow nut butter lovers may also enjoy blending their favourite kind of butter in the mixture for something seriously tasty. Whatever you decide, adding some yoghurt, fruit and honey makes it a real treat! Enjoy in the sunshine with friends for extra happiness ğŸŒž Serves 2-3 Ingredients: - 2…

  • Recipes

    Yummy Blueberry & Sultana Oat Cookies

    I literally love these cookies! They’re super quick and easy to make and packed full of great ingredients to help boost you throughout your day. So whether it be an-on-the-go breakfast, elevenses or an afternoon snack, these little circles of goodness will help power you through from AM to PM. They’re made up of comforting oats, juicy blueberries and sweet sultanas with healthy fats from coconut oil, protein from eggs and uplifting ginger. These cookies only take 20 minutes to make, so they’re a great recipe to whip up when hunger strikes, or for unexpected guests! Makes 7 cookies Ingredients: - 1/2 cup blueberries  - 1 cup oats - 2…

  • Recipes

    Super Creamy Tumeric Potato Salad

    I absolutely love when the days begin to turn from winter to spring, with longer days and warmer sunshine. With days spent being more active on bike rides and runs, or late brunch picnics in the park, spring certainly does bring a spring into your step. I always notice a change in diet; I prefer brighter foods with fresher tastes. Welcome my new favourite Creamy Tumeric Potato Salad. With its deliciously creamy texture, uplifting coconut taste, alongside with the heartiness of a filling dish, this can be such a great way to win over loved ones; it was certainly a new firm favourite for mine! You can cook and keep…

  • Recipes

    Super Easy, Shredded Carrot Salad

    Don’t be fooled by this recipe; it is not bland and tasteless as you may imagine, but instead a tasty, nourishing and fresh side to any dish. I create it ahead of the week so I can have it at easy access for brunches, lunches and dinners, plus, storing it only makes it marinade even further, so it’s super tasty as the week goes on! Ingredients: - 500g carrots - 1tbsp tahini - 1 lemon - 1 cup sultanas - 1 tsp cinnamon - 1 handful fresh coriander - rock salt - black pepper Method: 1. Wash, top and tail the carrots before grating them 2. Mix a heaped tablespoon…

  • Lifestyle

    Small Daily Changes for a More Grateful Life

    ‘Start each day with a grateful heart’ Gratitude is a daily practice that we can all make to improve not just our own lives, but others around us too. Because when you focus on how much you have in your life rather than what you do not, life gets that much more beautiful ♥️ Start each day with gratitude Every day when I wake up I try to always remind myself how incredible it is to simply be alive! We often get muddled in our worries or anticipation for the day ahead before we’ve even got out of bed – so to remind yourself ‘I am alive, today is a gift’,…