We recently caught up / emailed back & forth / drooled over the fruity food creations from the lovely Taline of HIPPIE LANE. Her beautiful instagram feed will guarantee hunger lust pains every. single. time.
Pastel Smoothie Bowls aside, Taline is one hustling business Mumma and has that kind of super infectious, go-getting spirit across all that she does. An Author, Chef, Content Creator, Mum...what else!? We caught up with this talented lady to find out how Hippie Lane came about. Read on my fruit-loving friends....
So Taline, before we get the good stuff…
Sunset or sunrise? Sunrise
Sweet or Savoury? Sweet
Breakfast or Dinner (Do we even need to ask this?!)? Breakfast!
Run or a Yoga? Both
A Dress or Exercise gear? Both!
Theme Park or Festival? Festival
Apples or Oranges? Hmmm, oranges
The last meal you ate? Baked chips with avo dip
Favourite 90’s Jam? Any of R Kelly’s tunes!
Phew! So Taline, It’s pretty clear to say that I’m a massive fan of your delicious recipes and beautiful cookbook. Your creations are just simply beautiful and an endless visual inspiration for me – so Thank you! How did your love for cooking come about?
It sort of happened naturally. I was faced with my own path to healing approx. 7 years where I learnt that I was sensitive to some common everyday ingredients – gluten, egg, dairy, refined sugar, and soy. I got experimenting with alternative natural ingredients and fell in love with the creative process and the delicious results. I launched Hippie Lane initially as a wholesale business, supplying my treats to cafes around town. It was received very warmly and the business grew organically from there. I had grown a strong following in the health community and the demand for my recipes spurred on the development of the Hippie Lane recipe app in 2015. Two years on I’m now launching Hippie Lane, The cookbook.
How do you continue to find inspiration to create beautiful and delicious meals?
I love the creative process, making a mess in the kitchen and tasting the results. Inspiration comes through many different sources. When I first began with recipe development 6-7 years ago, I was inspired by tastes from my cultural background and childhood favourites. These days I’m heavenly inspired by nature. A trip away to a new place always ignites my creativity as does a walk along the beach or in nature and a meal at a cafe. Colours, sights and sounds all help in keeping me creative.
What are some of your favourite ingredients to use in your recipes?
Olive oil, peanut butter, coconut flakes, chia seeds and quinoa
If you had to eat the same thing for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next week, what would it be?
I love smoothies! I would say my classic acai bowl with pb and cacao – rich, delicious and full of nutrients.
How did the name HIPPIE LANE come about?
When I established my business 7 years ago, alternative foods were not mainstream. People often associated it with Hippie culture – natural, from the earth, organic. The word ‘Hippie’ kept coming to mind when deciding on business names, and ‘Lane’ was like the road or path back to the nature, choosing to embrace real wholefoods in an unpretentious and approachable way.
For those struggling to find inspiration to cook, do you have any tips to get started?
Self love and self nourishment go hand in hand. Before you take on healthy recipes, you need to first believe that you’re worth, it, that’s really the only way healthy becomes a lifestyle - a lifestyle choice that is permanent.
My advice is to work on you. Set goals and ascertain whether healthy living fits amongst your top priorities. If it does, then get cooking! Start with simple recipes and work your way up. Success with recipes and confidence in the kitchen is key in keeping up the effort. My app and cookbook is will help you feel like a kitchen whiz! It’s a good place to start ;)
Do you find where you live effects what you cook and like to eat?
Yes definitely, it’s all about the weather and local temperature. If you live coastal with beautiful temps, you tend to eat fresh and light meals. Cooking in colder regions is more focused around comfort foods – with warm and cosy vibes.
Speaking of homes, whereabouts do you currently live?
Neutral Bay in Sydney’s North.
What’s the raddest thing to do in your neck of the woods on the weekends?
There are amazing harbour view walks all around my area, leading to beautiful secluded beaches and chill out spots.
And whats the best café for breakfast in your area?
And how about Dinner, who’s serving up your favourite meal in your neighbourhood?!
Toshiya for the best Japanese – unpretentious and delicious.
Yum, I can’t wait to come and try these places out!
What is one piece of advice that you live by or hold close to your heart through the ups and downs of running your own business?
I think authenticity is everything, professionally and personally. When you are having downs in your business, have faith that it will pass and you will grow and evolve. It’s through setbacks that we get to our next level, as long as you look at each hurdle as learning opportunity, there are no failures.
Last but not least, what’s next for you and HIPPIE LANE?
You know, I’m not sure! I know that I want some time to wind down after a crazy busy start to the year. And once I’ve had some rest and am ready for the next stage, I’ll let it flow. Just as Hippie Lane developed and evolved naturally and organically, I will continue on with a similar approach and look forward to seeing what comes next!
Thanks so much for your time Taline – Looking forward to following the HIPPIE LANE adventure x
You can read more about Taline's adventure's to date on her BLOG or check out her beautiful INSTAGRAM over here (Warning, you will want to head straight to the supermarket & try to re-create a number of these recipes!)
Or, shop some of her favourite La Luna Rose pieces below!
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|CHARITY & SALLY T-SHIRT MEASUREMENTS||SMALL (Size 6-10)||MEDIUM (Size 10-14||LARGE (Size 14-16)|
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Most of the world goes by number sizing which is the easiest and most accurate.
Because we sell our jewellery all over the world, we have decided to stick with number sizing and have put together the below chart to help you out. The most common size for ladies is a size 7 and size 10 for man. If you are unsure of your size you can measure the inner diameter of one of your own rings and refer to the below measurements.
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Please also note that if you are ordering a wide band ring, its usually a good idea to go up a size.
Size 6 = Ring Sizes L, M, N. Inner Diameter measures 16.5mm
Size 7 = Ring Sizes N, O, P. Inner Diameter measures 17.3mm
Size 8 = Ring Sizes P, Q, R. Inner Diameter measures 18.1mm
Size 9 = Ring Sizes R, S, T. Inner Diameter measures 18.9mm
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La Luna Rose chain bracelets fit much like the beaded bracelets with an adjustable clasp. Therefore they have two/three size options for you. They sit at a total circumference of approx 15cm & 17.5cm
LA LUNA ROSE PETITES SIZING
Petites Bracelets - We have a number of options for our bracelets for little girls - they're our top seller and little girls just love them! Our Beaded tassel bracelets have an adjustable sizing system and comfortably fit a little girl from aged 3 - 14. Girls 14 and upwards are recommended to fit our Adults collection however if they have small wrists they will still fit the Petites range. To measure a little girls wrist, please wrap a piece around their wrist with 2 fingers underneath. Mark the paper, and lay flat to measure with a ruler.
Our Petites Sideshow Sally Bracelets are adjustable in length and open up to 18cm in circumference. If you don't have a direct wrist to measure, this bracelet system is almost fail safe and accommodates almost all wrist sizes.
Our Petites Sunday Sandy Bracelets measure 12cm in length with 3 options of length within the clasp system.
Our La Luna Fiesta Bracelets measure 14cm in length/circumference and all have the ability to have any of our La Luna Rose charms added to them.
Our Petites Chain Bracelets measure 15cm in length with an smaller loop at 12.5cm. If you need larger, feel free to order an adults size.
Petites Rings - Our Petites range also offers rings for little girls. Please measure your childs finger first to ensure you are ordering the correct size. We would recommend a size 3.5 for girls 6-8 and a size 4.5 for girls 8-13 and a size 5-6 for 14-17year olds. However - every finger and body is different! Any questions, just send us and email here and we would be happy to help.
Petites Necklaces - Our La Luna Rose Fine Chain Necklace measure 15" in length with an extra size loop at 14". Our La Luna Fiesta Necklaces measure 34cm in length and all have the ability to have any of our La Luna Rose charms added to them.
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