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BLOW BAR BALI – Its not what you think it is

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Dont let the name fool you, the Blow Bar Bali is the best thing that has happened to Seminyak since KuDeTa put in a pool.  The first of its kind in Bali, and correct me if I’m wrong, but also this side of the equator – Blow Bar Bali is your hairdresser, nail salon and favourite bar all rolled into one, aka; your new favourite friend.

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From the moment you walk thru the door, the place is abuzz, music, hair dryers, cocktails being shaken, champagne corks going off, it instantly feels like a fun place to be.

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The salon has a Soho – New York feel to it. Centre stage is the long bar with elegant padded high back stools, where you can sit and drink champagne, martinis, or an earl grey tea – and, get this, have your hair done at the same time – BRILLIANCE.

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Everything is here – with special areas all dedicated to different types of treatments, I loved the boudoir room with the big black round velvet sofa where you sit back and get your mani and pedis done. So Luxe.

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The treatment menu is extensive, from big girl curls to the sleek sangria, also on offer are specialised hair treatments, make up, waxing, threading, eye brow tinting, opi gel nails, the list goes on and on. And, don’t you worry you can bring your Man here, as the boys are definitely not forgotten – with a barber on hand offering all the cool kid cuts, bro dry’s, scotch and shaves, or they can simply sit back and enjoy a tequila and cigar in the courtyard whilst you are blowed to perfection.

I had an absolute blast there – the vibe was fun to say the least, the place was super busy with a hens group, all in to get pampered, something that the Blow Bar Bali specialises in and they can most certainly handle large groups.

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This concept is perfect, heading out for a fun night out, no more frizzy Bali hair, call in for session and they will have you looking totally glam all ready for a Seminyak sunset. Grab a friend, grab 10 friends, grab your boyfriend – this place is a treat for everyone.

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Don’t feel like getting your do done, no problem, feel free to just call on in and sit yourself down and work your way thru their cocktail menu.

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Hairdresser Heaven, Pamper Paradise, Day-spa Delight, Bali’s Best Bar, call it what you like but I can tell you that Blow Bar Bali is now officially my new favourite place to hang out – all they need is a pool (and don’t put it past them) and I would more than likely move in forever.

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Open all day everyday and well into the night – contact them here to make an appointment

Check out all that they do here via their extensive menu

Blow Bar Bali is for big girls, small girls, young at heart girls and all the men in their life.

 

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CONTACT

Jl. Oberoi 61, Seminyak, Bali (behind Bamboo Blonde)
Ph: +62 361 3350600
manager@blowbarbali.com

 

 

 

 

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LUXURY LAID ON : The Legian Bali

The Legian Bali

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With the Seminyak stretch filled with beautiful beach front resorts, each of them offering something different, it can be difficult to decide where you should stay, however, if your list of requirements includes, luxury laid on, ocean views, romance, an incredible location and a perfect pool – We can highly recommend The Legian Bali.

This stunning sophisticated resort may not be the newest on the Seminyak strip but she is most certainly the Grandest (a major refurbishment to upgrade all rooms and facilities did take place in 2012). Approaching her 21st birthday she has stood the test of time and is proof that luxury lasts forever.

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Beachfront and so very beautiful, The Legian Bali offers the best of everything. With her distinctive Balinese style, this property is spread large with nearly every corner of the property looking out to the famous Seminyak beach.

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The landscaped gardens are lush with THE softest and greenest lawn I have ever stepped on, the 3-tiered pool situated smack bang centre of the resort is so blue you will spend every daylight hour by it and if you are like me, will not move until the sunset is done and dusted, the poolside dining menu is delicious (snob favourite, the prawn cocktail – hello yumm) and the cocktails are served with smiles as big as the ocean this property faces. I can promise you all the worries in the world will be forgotten when you walk through the impressive entrance – this place literally projects peace and tranquillity.

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Each and every room at The Legian Bali has ocean views, so no need to worry when making your booking that you will be in the back blocks facing a stone wall. The suites are large and luxurious, all with enormous terraces and jaw dropping views, obviously the higher you are the more you see, we were lucky enough to be on the 3rd floor – which overlooked the pool and an amazing view that stretched from Jimbaran to Pereranan.

Our 2 bedroom suite was huge and I mean HUGE !!! I could have held a party for 100 in this suite and still had room to swing a CAT. Dining area, Butlers Kitchen, Lounge area, a dreamy bedroom and a bathroom bigger than some people s apartments. Everything you could want, and some things that you didn’t realise that you would want are included in the suites. From the nespresso coffee machines, the ipod that plays various genres of music, the blue ray dvd machine, the dreamy bath products, the complimentary mini bar, the list goes on, and on.

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I could spend hours, probably days laying by the Pool, 3 tiered and so very very blue, it is truly mesmerizing, with the 3rd tier being a long 30m infinity edge lap pool which sits literally just above the beach – I found myself grabbing a cocktail and watching the passing procession of beach walkers and gazing out at the waves all day, only moving to my lounger at sundowners to watch the spectacular sunset show.

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Dinner is served poolside with romantic candle lit tables for two lining the terrace, if your Boyfriend hasn’t proposed to you yet, don’t be surprised if he gets down on one knee here. The food is delicious and cooked up by a some very talented (& quite handsome) Balinese chefs from their open kitchen – you can walk on over and watch them do their magic. Could not fault anything here – food, knowledgeable waiters, ambience – everything amazing.

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I managed to drag myself away from my sun lounger to visit the spa and wellness centre for a organic deluxe facial and a foot massage – hello heaven. A treatment at the spa is must if you are staying here and the well equipped gymnasium will help keep the kilos at bay if you are on first name basis with the cocktail list and pool side dining menu.

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Breakfast is delicious, served, again on the terrace looking out to the glistening waves.

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There is obviously lots to see and do around the Seminyak area which is just a walk away, however, you will find it very hard to leave the confines of this beautiful resort.

 

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Sitting regally and very proudly on Seminyak Beach, everything here is just perfect. I can see why this resort is the choice of Royalty and Dignitaries when they come to town.

If you want to spoil yourself, even if for one night, you cannot go past The Legian Bali.

The Legian Bali & The Club at The Legian Bali
Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach,
Bali 80361, Indonesia
Telephone number: (+62) 361 730 622

Reservation Enquiries: reservation@thelegianbali.com
Weddings & Event: events@thelegianbali.com

 

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Snobbing it in Sanur : Fairmont Sanur

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Its been so long, years in fact since I hopped on the vespa and took a scoot down to Sanur, and with noisy workmen trouncing in and out of our villa here in Seminyak – we were looking for somewhere quiet to spend some time. The day trip turned in to an overnighter, when we discovered that our noisy friends were going to take another day to fix our AC issues. Righto, where should we stay ?? Having been following the Fairmont Sanur on instagram for ages (the reason it ignited my interest in Sanur) the decision was pretty easy. Called them, locked in a night and off we went.

Not too sure what to expect, as I mentioned I think it had been over 6 years since I had visited this sleepy fishing village. We were in love when we turned in to the leafy quiet stretch of Jalan Danau Tamblingan which is the main drag of Sanur – the complete opposite to Jalan Oberoi.

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We rolled into the Fairmont and we were taken aback at how beautiful and grand this property is, high thatched roofs with dark wooden beams, all open with the cool breeze coming thru off the beach – which you could just see thru the top of the palms trees.

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After checking in we were given a quick tour of the resort – this lady is big, the grounds are HUGE, the gardens are green, lush and tropically beautiful. Excited now to see our room – I was totally WOW’d when we walked into the cool comfort of our Garden View Suite – the room was enormous! 95 sqm in fact. Featuring a spacious bathroom with separate shower, toilet and a bath big enough to sail a ship in. The bedroom area was stunning – king size bed and then slide the glass doors open to your own outdoor terrace, with a day bed, dining area, another tv and huge minibar, looking over the stunning green gardens and with a good view of the ocean. I was in resort heaven.

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The sky was blue so I was desperate to get to check out the beach and lay by the pool. And like everything else at the Fairmont – this infinity pool is humongous – 50m long ! All overlooking the gorgeousness of the golden sand and blue waters of Sanur beach. I was in paradise. Cocktail, tick, swim tick, another cocktail tick …. This afternoon was turning out perfectly – just how I like it.

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Grabbing myself the pool bar menu – i was super tempted by everything, wanting to forget the diet I tell myself I am on every morning, I selected some yummy wraps and sandwiches along with some calamari – all very generous portions and all very delicious.

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Wanting to explore a little more, we grabbed some bikes from reception which the Fairmont have available for all guests and cruised on up the paved pathway which goes for 10klms along the foreshore.

sanur beach This beautiful quite seaside village is stunning – riding along the beach the shallow waters are lined with colourful fishing boats on one side and market stalls, restaurants and spas on the other, no crazy traffic to contend with just other bicycle riders to watch out for. Complete opposite to its crazy sister Seminyak.

During our overview of the hotel we were taken thru the Spa, and liking what we saw – we decided to head back and partake in a few of their treatments. Well, we were totally beyond blissed out – foot massage, facial and relaxing body massage – I don’t think I actually woke up properly until an hour after leaving. If you are lucky enough to stay here be sure to visit – I haven’t felt that relaxed in a long long time.

Dinner via room service in our suite arrived quickly via our butler (hello) and was a perfect way to end the day, that was until we hopped into the king size bed… which was fluffy, white and just right.

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Now, in Seminyak we get to see a sunset eveynight….. here in Sanur, it’s the sunrises that are super magical. Not wanting to miss out on this, we set our alarm for 5.45am and headed down to the beach to witness this magical ritual – spectacular. As hard as is was getting out of that comfy bed…. It was worth it. You must do this no matter where you are staying when in Sanur.

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I have to say I fell in love with with this sleepy village, especially the Fairmont – this beautiful beach front resort is large but you kind of feel like you have it all to yourself ? It wasn’t until we had breakfast in the morning that I realized that there was actually people other than us staying here. This place is so quiet, peaceful and very chilled out – the staff are AMAZING, friendly and very efficient all with big smiles that make your day.

If you are looking for beach clubs, loud music, sunsets and a bustling vibe, perhaps save that part of your trip for Seminyak. Sanur is so peaceful, pretty and romantic you will be happy just to lay around, read, rest, relax and unwind.

The Fairmont is one of the only beach front resorts in sanur with over 120 suites and villas, a kids club, a massive beachfront pool, a stunning spa service, I think 4 dining options, all that along with amazing staff with exceptional service – it would be hard to stay anywhere else if you were looking for a resort style holiday.

The snobs loved our 24 hours at the Fairmont Sanur – we will most definitely be back again soon when Seminyak gets a little crazy and we need somewhere nearby to escape.

 

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RESORT LIFE : Sofitel Nusa Dua

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After something a little bit quieter than the craziness and commotion in Seminyak, well Nusa Dua is most definately the place for you. Well known for its white sand beaches, blue waters and enclave of five star resorts it is the perfect place for honeymooners and families alike.

One of our favourites and we head there often for a snobby weekend getaway is The Sofitel Nusa Dua. This luxury beach front properly has everything you could imagine to ensure you will be kept happy in  every way.  She’s a big one, surrounded by lush and green tropical gardens  it offers 415 guest rooms, including 22 suites and 17 Villas as well as 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a beach club, a well appointed gym, a stunning spa, Vietura Aesthetic Centre and a kids club.

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The pool here is massive, it goes on forever, the minute i arrive i drop my bags and make my way to one of the comfy loungers that actually sit in the water, grab a waiter, order a cocktail and settle into my book, whilst taking in the coming and goings on around  me. The swim up pool bar is a genius  and a hive of activity – i love it when you dont have to actually leave the cool confines of the pool to participate in a beverage.  I am in love with this pool – its so big and there are gazillions of poolside loungers meaning you wont have to deal with sitting in the back blocks should you wander down for a swim and a sun bake later than everyone else at the resort.

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So much to do here if working on your tan is not a priority, grab one of the hotel bikes and take a ride along the bike path which runs all along nusa dua beach past all the resorts, all the waters sports are a 5 minute walk away, jet ski’s, banana boats, snorkelling, parasailing, its all here and great fun. Feeling like a bit of a massage, well the So Spa is amazing – the girls here will have you floating on air after a 1 hours massage – and i guarantee it will become a daily ritual. Vietura spa can also provide a mini makeover and leave you looking younger than when you walked in the door.

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The rooms are stunning, spacious and sleek with all the amenities that you need, the beds are like sleeping on clouds and if you book a swim up room, you may never have to leave your suite.

Warning : You may leave weighing slightly more heavier than when you arrived and you can blame that on the 2 amazing restaurants which serve up gastronomic amazingness daily. The world famous Nikki Beach Club is attached to the resort and offers another option of wining, dining and swimming – head over there on a sunday – when the place really comes alive, with DJ’s, champagne flowing and lots of ladies and lads strutting around in tiny swimmers showing of their suntanned bodies.

The beach is beautiful and is provides a more peaceful place to relax if the action around the huge pool is getting to loud and you need a snooze – waiter service on the beach will ensure you glass is never empty.

And the great thing about the Sofitel Nusa Dua is that it is only a short 30 minute drive to Seminyak if you are need of some retail therapy.

Highly recommend this fabulous resort to singles, couples, families, everyone will love it.

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