The highlight of our trip to Ubud and stay in Gaya Fusion was Gaya Gelato. This place has to have the best Gelato I’ve ever tasted. I’m not really and ice cream or gelato person, but this is exceptional. Artisinal gelato made by italian couple Massimo and Colette who closed up their gelateria in Italy and brought their passion for gelato to Bali. The photos after the jump will make you drool!Read More
Many people get shocked to hear that after 2 vacations in Bali I gained 3 frikkin’ Kg! But after seeing my posts on the food in Bali, especially all the yummy food we had at Gaya’s restaurant you will see why I found it in myself to stuff all that food down my tummy. It was just too good not to! =PRead More
At first we thought Gaya Spa was your typical resort spa, but soon found out that it was basically an indoor-outdoor area where they have their massage. I am sure we have other neighbors across the ravine aside from Mr. Cow so I do not recommend this for the bashful. (It helps a little if you have a bit of an exhibitionist in you LOL!). Again it’s not pristine and more run over by nature so I don’t recommend using the toilet/shower amenities – better use your bathroom in the villa before and after a session (I don’t think the spa is open to those who are not lodging in Gaya Villas). The photos are beautiful and ambiance is so relaxing. Check it out after the jump!
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.
For breakfast we go to the Gaya Fusion restaurant which is such a pleasant walk with all the lush greenery surrounding us! Breakfast is a la carte but it is abundant. It seemed meager at first when we looked at it on the menu, but the portions are generous and the ingredients fresh. So we enjoyed our breakfasts and it was a welcome change from all the hotel buffet breakfasts we’ve had.Read More
For our trip to Ubud I asked a few friends for recommendations on where to stay and we ended up with the recommendation of Travels with a Gourmet: Gaya Fusion villas. We arrived one late evening to stay at Villa Bambu. It literally took my breath away. Photos after the jump!
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!
Ever since our first trip to Ubud Bali last year we’ve always wanted to check out Mozaic Restaurant. This time around it was no different but when it came to making reservation (which is a must for dinner) we again scrutinized all of our options and found the place to pricey. Instead we chose to dine in Bridges Bali (Mozaic will have to await another day or another income bracket!) and we were quite happy with our choice. Check out the lovely interiors, food and wine after the jump!Read More
I always promise myself I am going to make a post on this list every time we have a friends who visits Bali. I usually end up sending them a messy email list instead. So here I am finally getting on with it. This is for my friends Ela & her hubby, who are going Bali very soon! And of course for all of my readers and friends who are planning a Bali trip!
It took me a long time to finish this book. In fact I stopped reading it while I was halfway through Book 1/Italy/”Say It Like You Eat It” because for some reason it just didn’t call to me. Or perhaps it was too difficult to read because I myself was gaining all that weight but didn’t have the fabulous excuse of an Italian adventure, but rather just the lousy excuse of enjoying being a couch potato after being such a “Type A” personality all my life. Or her agony/suffering/darkness in the beginning may have reminded me of those dark years of my life which, though I have surpassed and has made me into the person I am today, still squeezes my heart in pain & knocks the air out of me whenever I remember how it felt to be in that darkness. But basically I read this book very slow because all throughout I also needed to reflect on my own existential crises.
What made me continue?