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Samabe Nusa Dua

COMPETITION : Tropical Two Night Getaway at the Samabe Suites & Villas

Luxury Laid On  – The Samabe Bali Give Away

There’s nothing better than a dreamy tropical getaway with the one you love and there is no better place to do this than the stunning and so very romantic Samabe Suites & Villas situated in Nusa Dua, absolute beachfront property with stunning views of  brilliant blue waters of Nusa Dua beach This gorgeous resort is does romance with a capital R.  And…. Im so excited to give you the opportunity to win 2 romantic nights here!

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The Seminyak Snob along with the Samabe Bali Suites & Villas are thrilled to be working together to offer one lucky winner a 2-night giveaway staying at this luxurious beachfront property. On offer is an opportunity to spend 2 nights in a Family Pool  Suite, with breakfast daily and dinner for 2 at their Rempah Rempah restaurant, Free flow non alcoholic beverages, daily afternoon tea, beach side yoga, cooking classes, water sports, as well as a host of other guest activities are all included in the phenomenal giveaway.

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Looking to win a little bit of Luxury staying at one of Bali’s 5 star resorts, need to escape the working life and experience the tropical life

Read on to find out what you need to do :

 

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Details

Commencing November 6th 2017

Entries close at end on Sunday 19 November 2017

With the winner being announced on Thursday 23 November 2017

 

Prize:  Standard Benefits Package

  • Welcome drink & cold towel upon check-in
  • Daily buffet breakfast served at Rempah-Rempah Restaurant or in the privacy of your suite or villa
  • 1 x Dinner for served at Rempah-Rempah Restaurant
  • Daily free-flow non alcoholic beverages at any of the open restaurants and bars
  • Complimentary one time daily replenished mini bar, stocked with beer and soft drinks
  • Daily afternoon tea served in beach cave starting from 14.30 to 17.00 hours
  • Daily turn down service and daily changing fresh fruit amenities in your room
  • Daily complimentary yoga at the beach side
  • Daily fruit service at the pool side (15.00 hours)
  • Daily ice cream service for children at the pool side (15.00 hours)
  • Daily cooling cucumber eye compress at the pool side (15.00 hours)
  • Gym, cooking class and other guest activities included
  • Complimentary wireless internet access in your room and resort area
  • Samabe original welcome gift for each guest & 24 hour butler service
  • Unlimited use of non-motorized water sports (catamaran/kayak/windsurfer, snorkeling , stand up – paddle)

 TOTAL VALUE $1100

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The Competition – How to Win

Tell us in 20 words of less why Samabe Resort would be the perfect tropical escape.

You must use the #tropicaltimeatsamabe

You must like and follow @samaberesort & @the_seminyak_snob on Instagram

 You may enter as many times as you like

The winner will be judged by a team of 3 from the Samabe along with the Seminyak Snob. The judge’s decision is final.

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Terms and Conditions:

 

The completion is open to an international audience.

The participants must be over the age of 18 to enter and have a valid passport

The winner is responsible for booking & paying for their own flights / transport to Bali

The competition will run from November 6th for 14 days,l with winner being announced on 23 November, 2018

You must follow both partners to win this prize

Block out dates do apply – contact Samabe for these dates.

The winner must book accommodation directly with sales team at  Samabe Resort  and is based on availability.

The Prize is not transferable from the winner to another person.

Voucher cannot be exchanged for cash

The Prize is valid for 1 year from the date of the winner being announced.

 

 

 

Please note this competition is not sponsored by Instagram yet by the accounts in this post and is in no way connected to Instagram LLC. You must abide by Instagram terms and conditions at all times. 

 

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BLOW BAR

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

 

 

 

 

the seminyak beach resort

Win a Sunset Escape to The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa

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Another fabulous Instagram competition for my lovely loyal followers

The Seminyak Snob along with the Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa are thrilled to offer a 2-night giveaway staying at this gorgeous beachfront property in the heart of Seminyak. On offer is the opportunity to win 2 nights in a Beach Wing Room, with breakfast daily and dinner for 2 at the delicious Sanje Restaurant & Lounge

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Who wants to spend a couple of days lazing in the sun around the Seminyak Resorts beautiful beach infinity pool ?

Read on to find out what you need to do :

 

The Competition – How to Win

Tell us in 20 words or less why you would love to stay at The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa. Or, alternatively you can also tell what makes Sanje Restaurant & Lounge the perfect spot to see the best sunset in Bali

Use the #seminyakbeachresortescape  #theseminyakbeachresort

You must like and follow @theseminyakbeachresort, @sanjerestaurantandlounge & of course me @the_seminyak_snob on Instagram

Tag who you would bring with you if you win

You may enter as many times as you like

Prize:

2 Nights at in Beach Wing Room, including breakfast and afternoon tea

1 x  Seafood Buffet Dinner  at Sanje Restaurant for 2 persons

TOTAL VALUE $ USD 1500

The winner will be judged by a team of 3 from the Seminyak Beach Resort along with the Seminyak Snob. The judge’s decision is final.

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Terms and Conditions:

The completion is open to an international audience.

The participants must be over the age of 18 to enter and have a valid passport

The winner is responsible for booking & paying for their own flights / transport to Bali

The competition will run from  11 August 2017 for 14 days –  with winner being announced on 31 August 2017

You must follow all 3 partners to win this prize

Block out dates do apply those being: 23 December -6 January 2018

The winner must book accommodation directly with sales team at  info@theseminyack.com   and is subject to  availability.

The Prize is not transferable from the winner to another person.

Voucher cannot be exchanged for cash

The Prize is valid for  12 months from the date of the winner being announced.

 

Please note this competition is not sponsored by Instagram yet by the accounts in this post and is in no way connected to Instagram LLC. You must abide by Instagram terms and conditions at all times. 

 

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ITALIAN STYLE : Our favourite 5 starry eyed Seminyak eateries

Travelling to Bali with the love of your life and want to make it THE most romantic time ever.

Well, we are here to help you ! We have picked our favourite five Seminyak starry eyed Italian restaurants for you to wine and dine your one and only.  I mean really, lets face it, no one does romance better than an Italian.

Settimo Cielo

First things first, Settimo Cielo means Seventh Heaven in the language of Love – so there is no going wrong here. This elegant and intimate restaurant whispers romance with moody lighting, tables for two, cocktails to die for and the most authentic rustic Italian food on the island. Take charge here and order your loved one some Vitello Tonnato, followed by the tastiest Crab Pappardelle ever, then finish it off with the Seventh Heaven tasting dish – a desert dish made with love. One night here and I can guarantee you the passion will last forever.

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Settimo Cielo Bali, Jalan Pangkung Sari 10X, Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361 474 1117.

 

Seminyak Italian Food

Your lover will be whispering Ti Amo in your ear as you wine and dine in this swish and sophisticated ristorante. Located above the lobby at the Double Six Resort be sure to book a booth where you will be able to devour your food and each other in privacy. The menu radiates Italian love with words like Salumi, Anti Pasto, Secondi, Contorni and of course Dolci. Your stomach will be full but so will your bu’s heart.
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Seminyak Italian Food,

Double Six Luxury Hotel, No. 66 Double Six Beach Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361 734 300.

 

La Lucciola

This gorgeous beachfront Italian beauty is the Grand Dame of restaurants in Seminyak. Two story’s, bale style with uninterrupted views to a perfect stretch of Seminyak beach, your loved one will literally be left speechless as your waiter guides you to your table. On a scale of one to ten, La Lucciola scores a ten for romance. In fact it scores a ten for everything. Breakfast, brunch, dinner or lunch, you will notch up some major points on the love chart for taking your sweetheart here.

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La Lucciola, Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak (next to Petitenget Temple), p.+62 (0)361 730 838.

 

Zibiru

A secret no more, Zibiru, is the sweetest of sweet Italian finds hidden away in Seminyak. This charming, rustic and old school Italian eatery will have you feeling like you have whisked your “amante” off to Veneto for the evening. Glimmering lights, romantic tables for two and mouth watering Italian food will have you falling in love all over again with your Bu. Dinner here will be sure to get you in the mood for love.

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Zibiru,

Jalan drupadi #7 Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361 733 265.

 

Da Maria

Secretly wanted to whisk your Amore to the Amalfi coast for a holiday but the bank balance only allowed Bali?  Never fear, Da Maria is here!  This bright, vibrant and so very tasty trattoria, [whilst not exactly romantic but oh so much fun], leaves Pettitenget at the door and transforms instantly into Positano. Your better half is not the only thing you will fall in love with here – the pasta is perfect, the pizzas are delectable, the Campari bar is the best and the staff are insanely amazing. Da Maria will be sure to impress your love, especially if they like it loud!

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Da Maria, Jalan Pettinenget no. 170 Seminyak, p.+62 (0)822 3773 3099.

 

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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

 

SWEET BALI ESCAPE

COMPETITION : Sweet Bali Escape giveaway

Hey Hey Hey its time for our  Sweet Bali Escape Giveaway !!

 

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The Snobs along with our partners Peppers Seminyak , Destination HQ, Bondi Venus and U Look Hot In Bikini are giving you the opportunity to win a Sweet Bali Escape valued at AUD $9500 – yes that’s right $9500!!

I mean really, lets face it – who wouldn’t want the chance to fly to Bali for free and stay at a luxurious Seminyak resort and dine at one of seminyaks coolest new restuarants !

Well…. pull your passports out of the drawer, as we are about to give you the opportunity to win the following:

  • 2 return airfares from any AUSTRALIAN capital city from our travel partner Destination HQ Valued at AUD $2500
  • 5 nights of PURE LUXURY staying in a 3 bedroom pool villa at the 5 star Peppers Seminyak Resort with breakfast for 2 each day. Valued at AUD $5500
  • $500 Swimwear Voucher from the team at Bondi Venus
  • Dinner for two at a Seminyak’s newest and coolest restaurant  U Look Hot in a Bikini to the value of AUD $200
  • $500 AUD spending money – to use however you please loaded onto a Travel Card.
  • The inside guide to whats hot and whats not in Seminyak from The Seminyak Snob

PLEASE READ ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AT THE END OF THIS PAGE 

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INTERESTED IN WINNING A SWEET BALI ESCAPE ??

OF COURSE YOUR ARE !!!

Heres what you have to do :

Simply follow all our partners on Instagram

@peppersseminyak

@the_seminyak_snob

@bondivenus

@destinationhq

@ulookhotinbikini

When we post a picture about the #sweetbaliescape you need to comment in 25 words or less why YOU want to win a sweet Bali escape and who YOU will bring with you.

You must comment on each of our partners posts.

You must include the hashtag #sweetbaliescape

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PLEASE READ : The Small … but VERY IMPORTANT  terms and conditions are :

  • The competition will run from 25th January to 11th February with winner being announced on 14th February.
  • You must follow ALL partners to win this amazing prize
  • You must be over the age of 18 to enter and must have a valid Passport
  • You must reside in Australia to enter – return airfares from Australian capital cities only.
  • Blockout dates apply for flights and accommodation those being:
  1. 15 June to 15 September 2017
  2. 15 December to 15 January 2018
  • The winner must book accommodation through Peppers Seminyak Marketing, and villa is based on availability.
  • The winner must book flights through Destination HQ and is based on availability.
  • The Prize is not to be combined with any other promotions.
  • Peppers Seminyak provides room for 5 nights in a 3 Bedroom Pool Villa, along with Daily Breakfast for 2 people
  • Prize is not transferrable from the winner to another person
  • Voucher cannot be exchanged for cash
  • Once the winner books their dates – this is a final booking and cannot be changed.
  • The prize must be used by 31 December 2017
  • The winner will be announced on 14 February 2017

 

Please note this competition is not sponsored by Instagram yet by the accounts in this post and is in no way connected to Instagram LLC. You must abide by Instagram terms and conditions at all times. 

 

                                        A big huge thank you to all our wonderful partners 

 

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LEATHER LUST HAVES : The Bali Tailor

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Some things never ever go out of fashion and are fundamental for any woman’s wardrobe; the must have “man style” white shirt, your favorite pair of denim jeans, a cool black v neck tee, the little black dress…. And of course a lux leather biker style jacket – something every style conscious girl should have.

And trying to find that one gorgeously glam leather jacket that you don’t have to fork out the big big bucks for can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Never fear…. The Bali Tailor is here!!

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Lets face it, its not hard to find a leather maker in Bali, there are many that line the busy streets of Seminyak, Legian and Kuta…in fact they are nearly as common as a blue bird taxi – but try to find one that is filled with pieces that you could easily walk in and say “Give me one of everything” is very hard. This is what happens when you walk into The Bali Tailor.

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These guys have got the cool leather market in Seminyak cornered, every piece in this beautiful bright design studio / boutique is a lust have must have.

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From the tough lux black biker jacket, to a luxurious leather shoulder bag, oversized leather totes, gorgeously glam suede slides, cool croc clutches – I’m telling you – these guys have created a luxury leather heaven. Their designs are always current and look like they just walked off a Milan catwalk.

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Don’t really fancy battling the heat and traffic to go shopping? No problem, the team at The Bali Tailor will come to you – they will carry with them their look book and samples of their range for you to chose from, take your measurements and deliver your new leather baby to your door in a couple of days. Have your own design in mind – not a problem, they are like leather magicians – whipping up a style that you may have seen in the latest copy of Vogue.

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I can guarantee you, you will find your new forever favorite piece, one that you will see you thru for years and years, the leather used is of the highest quality, the tailoring is outstanding, custom made for you and the detailing in every item is perfection – your friends will think you have for sure been shopping online at Net-A-Porter.

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Coming to Bali – be sure to call in and see them, or make a time to for them to come to you. Follow them on Instagram to keep up with all their latest designs – @thebalitailor

We love The Bali Tailor – and know that you will too.

SHOP ADDRESS:

Jalan Beraban, No 67, Seminyak, Bali

Or contact them via email : thebalitailor@gmail.com

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SHOPPING : Some of my favourite places to stop for a shop

I LOVE shopping, I confess, I am a shopaholic, I remember way way back when I used to holiday in Bali (before I decided to call this island my home) one of the things I used to get excited about was trawling the crazy streets, stepping carefully so not to fall into a deep dark pot hole, searching for amazing finds, to take back home to melbourne. Well nothing much has changed, I still love shopping, the streets are still crazy, however, the foot paths have improved greatly and the shopping has only gotten better and better! Back then Bali used to consist of Sarongs, Singlet’s, Gucci knockoffs and bawdy board shorts, now, thanks to the many talented designers that call this island their home, the streets are lined with the most amazing boutiques, galleries, homewares and furniture stores that will be sure to give that credit card in your pocket a work out.

Some snobby tips: I always shop at night – the majority of the shops are open till 10 every night – yep that’s right 10pm!! And it’s a hell of lot cooler at night than in the heat of the day. The lights from inside the stores shine bright like a beacon – so it’s easier to see what’s inside and you are not wasting your time on things you know you don’t want nor need. Grab a driver – start at the top of Oberoi – work your way down and get him to meet you at the end – hello perfect. Don’t forget some of the little side streets have some of the best boutiques – you don’t want to miss out on these. A great map to get hold of is the one from the Yak magazine, available on line or at the back of each copy of their mag. Wear some comfy footwear and something easy to slip in and out of, as no doubt you will be spending some time in the changing rooms.

So with that said here are some of my favorite places to shop in Seminyak…. Some places i am sure your already know about – some you may not have heard of, but all worth a visit.

 

SOUQ

Souq is true to its name, a treasure trove of exciting goodies, I always call in there to check out the new and beautiful pieces that fill this huge space. It’s a lifestyle slash concept store and better still has a great cafe – you can drink coffee whilst you shop. Filled with men’s, women’s and children’s clothing – that you will not find anywhere else on the island, along with gorgeous homewares, jewellery and furniture. Call in for a coffee and one their delicious cakes or call in for a shop.

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Mecredi Homewares

Think Hamptons, think Parisian Chic, this beautiful store is filled with cushions, furniture, hand made bedding, throws, floor rugs, vases, art and a whole lot more. Their window displays will draw you in and have you wanting to re design your home. Everything here is exquisite and the prices are super reasonable.

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Prisoners of St Petersburg

This small boutique at the top of Oberoi is packed full of women’s fashion, sunglasses, bags, cushion covers and a whole lot of other fun and quirky pieces. The owner of this store travels the world religiously looking for new and unusual bits and he never disappoints. You will walk in and want to pick up and touch everything. There’s new stuff there’s vintage stuff – I guarantee you will go back to Prisoners a couple of times wondering if you missed something.

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Rainbow Ironworks 

I love this place – looking for crazy coloured candelabras, wrought iron chairs in bright yellow, an iron table in bright blue – Rainbow ironworks is your place. If they haven’t got it – and it’s made of iron – they can make it for you. Don’t miss this place – even if you’re not looking for furniture – just to take in all the colour.

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Miss Milne

Miss Milne boutique is full of pieces that I am not going to run into on the island. Her beautiful designs are sold on all the top fashionista websites, should you not be able to make it to Bali and worn by celebs around the world – although you can find the latest collection for a better price here. The tiny details make them special and you will have not for a season but forever. From Glam going out wear to super cute retro inspired resort wear – make sure you seek out the Miss Milne Boutique.

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Natalie at Peppers

Off the beaten track, but well worth it when you find it, this beautiful boutique stocks international labels like Alice McCall, Sundays Resort Wear, Melissa Odabash swimwear Amber Sceats Jewellery  and Sass and Bide Eyewear, Natalie’s is a perfect place to find your gorgeous stand out in the crowd Potato Head Playsuit or if you love wearing white. Natalie is full of lacey and crochet pieces that will stand out at Seminyak sunset.

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Palma 

Another women’s boutique which stocks the most delicate lace and silk designs – perfect for sultry Seminyak nights and so, so feminine, again these Palma pieces will remain in your wardrobe for years.

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Kim Soo

My favorite store has tripled in size !! And added a café so you can sip an iced coffee whilst browsing the array of amazing homewares that fill the shelves in this gorgeous store – Lets face it we all know how I feel about Kim Soo homewares, I have shouted it out to the world a zillion times, read about my addiction to Kim Soo here.

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Carga

Carga Bali is just next door to Biku and opposite potato head and another store filled with more beautiful Bali / Indonesian inspired homewares to take back home.

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Tropicana Shop

This store is super cute and super fun – bikinis, playsuits, tanks and crazy fun tees and as their name suggests all perfect for island holidays. Call into Tropicana Store if you want something fun for your holidays.

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Kody & Ko

Bright, fun and filled with crazy cool homewares that you wont find anywhere on the island – #Shelfies is the theme, pink pineapples, blue rhinos, yellow sausage dogs, this place is filled to the brim with stuff to take home and pop on your shelf that will be sure to add some cool colour to your room and your life. Kody and Ko is like a colourful candy store for big kids and small kids.

 

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Bali Boat Shed

You can’t miss the Bali Boat Shed – it’s a brightly coloured row of eye catching boat sheds just down from Motel Mexicola.

Stocking a huge range of local designers – its filled to the max of hipster cool island clothing and accessories for girls and guys. Hats, sunnies, bags and beach wear, well worth a stop in if you are after some casual gear to wear around the yak.

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2nd Skin Leather

Want a leather jacket made to take back home ? Leather shoes, pants or a bag – well 2nd Skin in Petitenget are here to bring your design to life. Take a tear from a magazine, draw up your own design or better still – you can chose from the  cool collections they have hanging in their store – your size not there – no problem – they will take your measurements and whip it up for you in flash.

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Little Joe Women

Super model Gail Elliot brings her city style sophistication but with tropical taste to Seminyak – this beautiful boutique is filled with her designer pieces – whether you need something for an uluwatu beach wedding or an Alila Resort black tie dinner – you will have no problems finding it at Little Joe Bali.

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Workshop 13 : Johnny Ramali

Workshop 13 is a must visit on the Seminyak shopping trail. Ramali’s jewellery is like nothing else you will find anywhere on the island – the pieces are so unique, made from oxidized silver, gold and precious stones. The use of religious icons, antique coins as well as other intricate ornaments gives each piece a distinctive feel – it gives the impression that it has been made exclusively for you. Alongside the jewellery cabinets are leatherbags, clutches and a small selection of super cool designer clothing pieces. A must visit.

 

workshop 13

 

These are just SOME of my favourite places to shop in Seminyak – i will continue to add to this list – stay tuned

 

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finns

NEW KID ON THE BEACH BLOCK : Finns Beach Club moves to our Hood

Finns Beach Club

I was beyond excited when I heard that Finns Beach Club (previously on the shores in Uluwatu) had decided to relocate to my side of town as much as I loved the old Finns, sometimes driving to Uluwatu in high season traffic really did my head in.  I don’t know about you, but I love a great beach club, and Finns new location at Berawa Beach, just a 10 minute scoot up the road from Seminyak is super easy to get to.

As expected, Finns not only secured the perfect beach side possie, they have improved their concept and is a great way to spend a very lazy day in the sunshine.

finns

This absolute beach front venue is situated on the stunning stretch of  Berawa Beach where you can see surfers catch the famous surf break that this beach is famous for.

The phenomenal  bamboo structure was skilfully designed so no matter where you are sitting you are guaranteed to enjoy the breathtaking view, take the time to look up and look around as this structure is quite simply amazing !!!! and houses the surf bar, the dining area and the very beautiful sunset lounge on the 2nd level – again offering incredible ocean views – this can also be booked for private events.

finns beach club

The pool area is my favourite – there are lounges and day beds everywhere – or if you prefer to sit facing the beach, there are sun loungers lining the front of Finns all facing the ocean – but so close to the pool that you can turn around and quite literally fall in. And of course….. a fabulous the pool bar which is IN THE POOL where the cool Finns waiters shake up the best cocktails.

finns beach club

Sit back, relax, read, sleep, eat – just enjoy your day lounging around the pool and being looked after by the incredibly friendly staff. The pool bar menu is delicious, with a huge choice of all the yummy stuff, tacos, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, pastas, and of course all our favourite indo dishes are on the menu, the list does go on – with vegetarian and glutten free options – there is nothing they have not thought of.

finns beach club

Did i hear you say Drinks…. well it wouldn’t be a day out to a beach club if we didn’t participate in a cocktail or …. four. And Finns Barman shake up some good stuff – my favourite the Espresso Martini – is made to perfection. Huge choice here my friends… mocktails, smoothies, juices, sangrias and the wine list is small but includes some great vinos to choose from all at very reasonable prices.

Now sunset here is an absolute must – the uninterrupted 180 degree views ensure that sunsets at Finns are pretty special – with the palm tree’s and the waves – it’s truly picture card perfect.

finns

Finns is such a great spot, this place is child friendly, but so huge that if you are not that way inclined, you wont even know they are there. Every afternoon at 4pm the resident DJ spins some tunes – if you’re in the pool duck you head under the blue water and listen to the underwater speakers. Hello fabulous you never have to miss a beat.

finns beach club

finns beach club

I cannot recommend this place highly enough…. awesome beach club, relaxed, friendly, fun vibe….. you will love it. I will be going back again and again to soak up this sensational new spot.

Finns is open 7 days a week from morning till late at night – contact them here to make a booking

 

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motel mexicola

Fiesta Fun in Seminyak : Motel Mexicola

motel mexicolaHaving just returned from a holiday in Mexico City and Playa del Carmen – I realised how much I love everything Mexican, the food, the colour, the people, the tequila, the margaritas, the tacos – I think I must have been an Amiga in my previous life.

 

And then it struck me (im a bit slow sometimes) Seminyak has one of the best Mexican Bars / Restaurants this side of California – Motel Mexicola.

motel mexicola

This cool and colourful place screams South of the Border the minute you pull up – everything here is crazy, fun, bright and totally loco.

motel mexicola

Melted candles, crucifixes, cacti, coloured walls, brightly coloured booths and plastic coated quirky table tops – you almost feel like you have walked into a beach side bar / eatery in Acapulco.

These guys know their Mexican – and we know why they get it so right – hostess with the mostess Nicolaza was born and breed in mexico and was on site from the beginning ensuring the colourful influences from her home were translated correctly and that’s not the only thing they got right – the food !! Oh my…. La Comida! The guacamole is insane – I could live on this and this alone for the rest of my life! Along with a cup of Esquites (corn with sour cream and cheese). You must try the De Cochinita (slow roasted pork) and please put your manners aside, be greedy and try every taco on the menu – all of them delicious. The food is made for sharing – and just as well – as you will want to try every single speck on this yum and fun menu.

MOTEL MEXICOLA

The cocktails, it goes with out saying, are as cool as the crew that dine here – Try the Manuela’s Mohito , Mexicola Kiss and the El Negro Dark n Stormy – these along with a couple of shots of Patron Tequila will be sure to get you up on the tables dancing – which is how every night at motel mexicola ends up.

MOTEL MEXICOLA

Loud and noisy but loads of fun, this place is definitely entertaining from the minute you walk thru the flashy entrance – the staff are awesome the service is spot on – everyone is welcome – its party night every night – go with your friends, go with your family, go with your kids or go alone – we guarantee you that the Amigos at Motel Mexicola will give you a fiesta that you will never forget.

MOTEL MEXICOLA

MOTEL MEXICOLA

Jl Kayujati No 9X Petitenget Beach,

Seminyak, Denpasar,

Bali, Indonesia, 80361