One of my favorite Indonesian finds is their amazing beauty secret… LULUR body scrub! It’s basically their local body scrub. I don’t recommend just any Lulur, since there are so many available in the supermarkets, drugstores, etc. When using the right brands, I can say that it’s the best body scrub I’ve ever had, even when compared to professional treatment, which usually irritate the heck out of my sensitive skin. My recos after the jump!Read More
You all know how much I love, love, love JENGGALA Ceramics! I’ve featured Jenggala here and here. I absolutely love their tea pots and the tea pot + heating tray made a great gift for one of my best GFs, Kath. (I hope you are loving it too sweety!) So I just wanna share with you my super pretty and unique oil burner from JENGGALA and their newsletter which announces that their online shop now delivers to the Philippines!Read More
For those of you looking for cheap souvenir in Bali, look no further! Krisna Oleh-Oleh Khas Bali is the place to go. You’ll find almost everything here in the convenience of a massive airconditioned store. Usually I like to haggle, but I find my inability to speak fluent Bahasa (with the correct accent) keeps me at a disadvantage in Bali. The price ends up higher because I am obviously a foreigner. So I actually prefer to shop in places like Krisna where the prices are fixed and lower than the more touristy markets.Read More
Another famous ceramic place in Bali is Gaya Ceramic. I feel like it’s a different style from Jenggala. I find the pieces in Jenggala more my style (basic with simple) lines but Gaya is definitely different – more for the edgy modern type. They are definitely pieces of art. The lovely ceramics in Bulgari hotel were made by Gaya Ceramic.
DID YOU KNOW?
- GAYA ARTSPACE was named “Indonesia’s most influential contemporary art gallery” by Harper’s Bazaar in March 2007
- GAYA CERAMIC makes stuff for ARMANI CASA, ZARA HOME, etc.
I love shopping for Silver in Bali, much more than in Yogyakarta for 2 reasons, it’s cheaper and the designs are more edgy and modern. Normally I go to ANOM Silver (on the way to Ubud) because it’s really cheap and good for basic pieces, but the rest of the designs are more old-fashioned. So if you are into that or looking for basic pieces, you should check it out. But for really modern pieces I am loving STUDIO PERAK in Ubud!
On my recent trip to Bali, I also finally bought something from the Shell Museum. I always pass by it on every trip to Bali but never bought anything yet. What holds me back? The capiz products I get from Tesoros and Kultura (SM Makat) in the Philippines are cheaper and sturdier in quality, but since I wont be going back to the Philippines till November this will have to do. Whenever I buy capiz in the Philippines, I must pack it well and also pay for excess luggage weight. So I bit the bullet and bought a few heavy pieces (in the hopes that it will last longer). Pictures after the jump!
I’ve been interested in Jenggala ceramics since my first visit to Bali, wherein my husband and I visited their outlet store in Jl. Sunset. Then I found them too expensive because the crazy cheap shopping in Manila was still fresh in my mind. My interest was renewed when I read this post on Chuzai Living – I wanted the Jenggala milk carton creamer in white. I went to KOI Kemang and the Kemang branch of Jenggala Ceramics. They didn’t have it in white (they did have it in cow print) and the prices were expensive (It’s cheaper in the Uluwatu factory for sure). So last week in Bali I went to their factory and showroom in Uluwatu. It was worth the trip! Pictures of Jenggala Ceramics after the jump!Read More
I love surfing. I love the culture, the lifestyle, the toned surfer bodies, and I love the sturdy-but-oh-so-cute fashion. There’s a reason why surfwear is expensive. That’s because the suits and shorts are made to withstand violent waves that make you feel you’re inside a giant washing machine. Years ago when I bought surf bikinis I would look for the mark that it was tube-tested – insurance that it wont go ripping apart if I wiped out. I’m not sure how they ensure that now, but that stitching is STRONG.Read More