Sophie Fisher is the legend behind @coconutandbliss and the co-designer in our latest collaboration collection (that we’re not-so-quietly OBSESSED with.) I’m sure you’re already a follower of her adventures and delicious cooking over on her instagram but we wanted to catch up and chat a little more in depth with her, find out what gives her jump in her step and her blender whizzing!
Hey Soph, Thanks for taking 10 to chat to us (Not that we havn’t chatted enough via email these past few months but hey!) Can you tell us, when did you first start your visual ‘blog’ @coconutandbliss and what inspired you to start?
I started Coconut and Bliss 5 years ago. The initial inspiration was spurred by my love of nutrition, recipe creation and healthy food. I used the platform as a way to track these three things in my own personal hub. As months went on, it became apparent that people were really interested in my content creation and the healthy lifestyle habits I had formed with people actively requesting more recipes. From there it really kicked off and I began collaborating with a lot of amazing brands, people and published my own e-books.
What inspires your content?.... and life!
I’m inspired by the little things in life. Amazing places, genuine people. I think sometimes inspiration can be a lot less exotic that people realise. I’m inspired and motivated by experiences that simply make me feel happy.
Aside from this, I absolutely love scrolling the pinterest feed. Exposure to beautiful imagery and photography definitely plays a part in the creative process.
Do you ‘design’ all your recipes yourself? And how do you do that!?
Recipe design has become second nature considering I have been creating recipes for now five years. Initially, it required extensive research and a lot of trial and error. After time, you learn the ratios that work and the ingredient combinations that go. These days I cook really intuitively and am experimental and it usually works out perfectly! Not to say there isn’t a huge fail every now and then...
What is one thing that you will never be without in your kitchen? The Bread to your butter so to speak….
Almond meal! I love it in sweet and savoury recipes. It makes everything delicious and is such a great gluten-free alternative.
What is your favourite thing to make? Eat?
Fave thing to make is caramel slice and almond meal cookies (or anything sweet). Baking is the ultimate weekend activity for me - a Sunday ritual!
Fave thing to eat is HANDS DOWN smashed avo toast with lime, sea salt and (a lot of) olive oil! DEEEELISH! Also love Japanese… probably my favourite cuisine.
Talk to us about your local hood, when we come & visit you one day soon, where are you taking us for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner? (And yes, we’re going out for all 3 meals!)
Ok, starting off at Fruitologist! The best acai. Clustery maple granola and then drowned in PB... All the good stuff!
Lunch at Alimentari in Paddington. A cute Italian cafe with delicious almond coffee and my favourite smashed avocado in Sydney. Simple is sometimes best.
Dinner at Bondi beach with takeaway poke bowls from Fish Bowl. I love sitting by the beach in summer and soaking up the balmy nights. However, if we are talking a bit more fancy then Chin Chin is a BIG favourite (incredible Asian) or else Matteo for amazing pizza! Messina ice cream for dessert is a necessity… The pandan coconut is dreamy.
What is your favourite thing about living in Sydney?
I get the best of both worlds in Sydney and I do enjoy that aspect. I spend my weeks living the city life, but on the weekend can also spend my time at the beach. There are also so many exquisite food experiences in Sydney. Cafe exploring is such a hobby of mine.
What do you get up to on a general weekend?
I love starting my weekend with an Xtend Barre class (mixture of pilates, ballet and cardio). Then I get my coffee (absolute necessity) and normally head out to brunch with friends. I will always spend Saturday afternoon/night catching up with all my friends, sometimes for drinks at a nice bar or even a movie night with yummy food! Sunday is always my Instagram catch up day as there is a lot more admin involved than you would think. I also use this time to capture content for posts during the week and always bake something to share on my feed.
Any favourite road trips for a long weekend?
I recently went down the south coast to Bawley for the first time. It was STUNNING and there are so many cute cafes! I will definitely be back. The water is crystal clear and the beaches are so peaceful.
In winter, I love Bowral for a weekend trip. Incredible food, great wineries and really trendy stores.
Because we LOVE traveling and love to hear about everyone elses adventures, what is the most memorable place that you have travelled to to date and what made it so special?
Bali is such a special spot for me. I have only been twice but it’s definitely one of my favourite places. I am completely captivated by the health food scene (absolutely superior), the friendly people, the villas and the overall culture. Noosa is also somewhere I love. The national park walk feels magical. And I do love Hawaii… some of the most blue water I have ever seen (woops, chose 3 places).
Where is next on your list to travel to?
EUROPE! (I also need to get back to Bali ASAP… AND I want to return to Byron…. AND I’m dying to visit NZ) Travel stress is a legitimate problem...
What inspired your design process behind our latest collaboration collection?
Firstly, Rosie’s beautiful brand La Luna Rose and her current collections. All the pieces are so dainty and unique and each design definitely influenced the concepts I created. La Luna Rose stands for everything I love so it was inevitable that this would inspire the collection.
Second, my love of the beach, summer and travel. Some of my pieces include a delicate palm tree engraving to symbolise this.
Finally, my passion for healthy food and cooking. Each piece comes with a card of some of my favourite recipes which inspired particular pieces.
The name of the collection ‘kelapa’ means coconut in Indonesian which perfectly combines these summer associations, health food and my love of Bali. It just seemed to work!
What is your favourite piece from our latest collaboration collection? (Yes I’m making you choose ONE)
This is the HARDEST question ever (not exaggerating). I think the gold coco ring is my absolute favourite. It is so unique and visually stunning! Perfect for any occasion. Never really seen anything quite like it! I also have a soft spot of the gold palm earrings.
Lastly, where will we find you in 20 years from now?
Tough one… I hope I’m still working on Coconut and Bliss and also well-established in my career… Guess we will wait and see!
Thanks for chatting Soph! We love you and we're stoked to be creating with you! Check her out on her instagram hereor shop our latest collaboration collection below:
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Have you ever wondered where (and why?) those delicious Pasta dumplings served in juicy sauce come from exactly? How bout Spaghetti, is it the long-lost cousin of fettuccine or were they born at the same time in different areas? And delicious potato pasta balls (aka Gnocchi) ummm, HELLO, where on earth did YOU come from!?
Let’s be real here…. A good looking platter is not only the perfect piece of Pintrest Porn but a delicious piece of real life edible art – and who’s complaining about that!? Aperitivo hour – the two hours around sunset time – may just be my favourite time of the day due to the snacks & platters that manifest and appear across the globe at this time. We took to pinterest to scope out some killer platters that we can't wait to replicate... Read on for more inspiration.
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|CHARITY & SALLY T-SHIRT MEASUREMENTS||SMALL (Size 6-10)||MEDIUM (Size 10-14||LARGE (Size 14-16)|
It is important to note that different countries have different sizing methods.
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.
If you require any other sizes for any of our items, please just let us know and we will see what we can whip up for you! You can contact us here.