Saturday, August 29, 2015

Beach Life - Bali Diary Part 8

August 29, 2015

Location: Legian Beach Bali



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With hot temps all year round, Bali is definitely the place where you can hit the beaches everyday. We didn't get the change to visit the more remote beaches, but we were staying right at Legian beach. This spot is more crowded, but I loved it. The ocean has incredible waves which is perfect for surfing and the local Balinese were selling the most amazing stuff. Ranging from sterling silver and fresh water pearl jewelry to all kinds of artwork and yummy foods like Kelapa Muda juice en fresh peanuts.  

We didn't take as many photos at the beach as we had wanted to. Everytime we were there we just wanted to relax and not stroll around with heavy and expensive camera gear. Still a few snaps to give you an idea though. Halter top bikini's have been really trending this summer and to be honest I grabbed this piece on sale a few years ago. Happy to be able to rock it again. Indonesian sarongs are the perfect cover up at the beach. I bought this beautiful batik version near the Gitgit waterfalls. They are really pretty to use as a beach towel too of when you go for a picknick and use it as a plaid.

Read on to find out about the ten beaches you just have to visit when in Bali!


 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Pearls and Crochet - Bali Diary Part 7

August 21, 2105

Location: Legian Beach Hotel, Bali  Indonesia

Crochet Dress, Myca Couture, Mise En Dior Tribal earrings, Tamara Chloé, TC Style Clues, sexy model, fashionblogger


Hey everyone

The Bali journey continues and I can't begin to tell you how much we have been enjoying it!  Emiel and I were able to join a V.I.P. party at our hotel which is located in Legian. Unlimited wine and small bites included, even a small band was playing. Dancing till sunset and being able to meet so many fun people. It was the first time staying here at the Legian Beach Hotel and it sure won't be our last. Amazing staff who are all trying to make you feel right at home. Great foods, tons of luxury and authentic Balinese decor. I fell in love with this place!

Today's post is all about this beautiful crochet dress I snatched from a local boutique at Kuta Beach. First I thought it was a little too revealing, but Emiel persuaded me to go ahead and grab it anyway. Apart of being a man and ALL men love see-through crochet, Emiel has an impeccable taste for clothing and a great eye for detail. I love how he sometimes sees pieces that are fabulous that I haven't even noticed yet. He is a rare breed my man!

   Bali is a place where you rarely see the women wearing high heels. Even the western (tourist) women. Me being a fanatic heel lover, I had to get used to that. It seems perfectly logic to me though. The pavements in the streets are tiny. Cobble stones making me slip, fall and eat dirt even wearing flats. The rest of the island is mostly beautiful nature and stunning beaches, so no heels required there either. Only the huge malls (they are fabulous btw) are doable.

 The reason I am rambling about heels is; when I was choosing this dress, my first pick was to add a pair of silver metallic sandal heels I scored at Zara in Ibiza last summer. A nude pair would have been fabulous too. Uuuuuh...NOPE not a great idea here. When it comes to this island wearing heels is just plain gruesome. Thankfully flats are trending, so I lucked out here. I was already imagining myself stumbling and tripping on a wet floor filled with Bintang beer and with a dress like this, the sight wouldn't have been so pretty. Or maybe in some cases (mostly men) it would have been. Picture it!  End result: a quick change of heart, because let's be real!  Heels at a party in a tropical garden and dinner plans at a beach club in Seminyak totally wouldn't have made any sense right?

 Read on to see which pair of shoes I chose to wear with this sexy number!

 

Saraswati silver bali, Fresh water pearl pendant, Pearl necklace, Flash feather tattoo, Beaded box clutch

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Gitgit Waterfalls- Bali Diary Part 6

August 13, 2015

Location: Gitgit Waterfalls, Bali, Indonesia

Gitgit waterfalls, Bali, Indonesia, Tamara Chloé, Black lace dress


On one of our Bali tours we stopped by Gitgit waterfalls which are the largest waterfalls here in Bali. You can find it in the north of the island close to Gitgit village. It took us a 45 minute walk down the trails to get to this amazing spot. Located in a beautiful piece of rain forest, complete with fruit trees and tropical insects it completely took our breath away!




Gitgit waterfalls, Bali, Indonesia

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Pool Pink - Bali Diary Part 5

August 5, 2015

Location: Legian Beach Hotel Bali, Indonesia


Jacky Luxury, Victoria's Secret Bikini, Myca Couture, Bali, Indonesia, Legian Beach hotel, beach outfit


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The Bali story continues, and today I want to show you a few favorite pieces we shot while getting our suntans on near the hotel pool. As much as I love walking around in just a bikini, I feel most comfortable with a cover up and that's what this stunning Jacky Luxury tunic did for me. I love the see through material making it sheer enough to make the look appear easy breezy and totally summer prove! What attracted me the most were the silver details that makes this piece an absolute showstopper. I paired it with a Victoria's Secret two piece bikini I scored in L.A. last summer and couldn't resist grabbing one of my favorite bracelets by Myca Couture. It is all very much sparkle, but hey that's what I love about it.  Sometimes a girls needs some serious bling right?



Jacky Luxury, Victoria's Secret Bikini, Myca Couture, Bali, Indonesia, Legian Beach hotel, beach outfit

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Casual Camo in Seminyak - Bali Diary Part 4

July, 28, 2015

Location: Seminyak Bali Indonesia

Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, Gucci Soho Disco bag, Coin necklace, Panama hat, Rayban Club Master, Camo skirt, Zara sandals

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Strolling the streets is one of my favorite things to do while here in Bali. In the capital Denpasar it's very crowded with lots of traffic, don't get me wrong that's what I absolutely love about it!  I really enjoyed the street vibes and the smell of delicious foods everywhere we walked. 

On this particular day we went to Seminyak which is the more "upscale" area of Bali. I had heard so much about it and couldn't wait to check this place out.  You can call Seminyak the "Beverly Hills" of this island. Located just north of the main tourist area Kuta, Seminyak is the place to be when it comes to hip and trendy, with the most exclusive clothing stores, amazing restaurants and fabulous beach clubs that made me I feel right at home. We didn't take as many pictures as I had wanted to, but here are a few snaps to get you a little bit of the feel out here. 

I kept my outfit pretty casual in muted colors. Something I am gravitating to more and more lately. Colors like: brown white, beige khaki, and even all black have been my favorites this summer. Of course I always accesorize with fun jewelry in either gold or silver and a fun and classic hat can never be left out! Especially in this heat. 





Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, Gucci Soho Disco bag, Coin necklace, Panama hat, Rayban Club Master, Camo skirt

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cruising Bali- Bali Diary - Part 3

July 24, 2015

  
 Location: Bali, Indonesia 

Monkey Forrest, yellow of the shoulder dress, Tamara Chloé, Bali, Indonesia, Ubud


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Another post here from beautiful Bali Island

 The island of Bali is of course known for it's stunning beaches, but there is also another side of Bali, and that is it's rich culture. One day we decided it was time to go inland and visit Bali's beautiful nature and temples. For a very small price you can hire your own personal driver, who will drive you all day wherever you want to go. The driver will even wait for you while you are exploring. I mean how great is that?  It felt like such pure luxury. Robbie our wonderful driver was just the perfect host, taking us to the most amazing places. We started at the monkey forest and then headed down to the famous Batuan temple and the temple of holy water at Tirta Empul. The Elephant Cave in Ubud, The coffee plantation Satria Angrowisata followed by mountain Butur Volcano and we finished at the Tegalllang rice terraces in Ubud. As you can imagine it was quite the adventurous day with so many things to see and impressions that left my head spinning.  I was coming down with the worst cough, so I wasn't feeling very healthy that day, but all the amazing things that we discovered totally made up for it. We took more then a thousand photos, but of course if I posted all of them you would have to scroll this blog all day long.Which I am sure none of you can find the time for.  Instead I'm leaving you with some memorable moments that I couldn't resist sharing with you. 

Hope you enjoy! 




Monkey forrest, Bali, Indonesia

Monday, July 20, 2015

Balinese Dream - Bali Diary Part 2

July 20, 2015

Location: Legian Beach Hotel Bali, Indonesia

Tamara Chloé, Hunkemoller, Sylvie Collection, Beachwear, Flash tattoo, Myca Couture, Bali, Indonesia, Lagian beach Hotel



Happy Monday

When it comes down to my favorite beach wear, I've always loved pieces that are one of a kind and a bit of an eye catcher. Right here from beautiful Bali, I want to show you a few of my favorites. Like this beach skirt from Hunkemoller from The Sylvie Collection. I instantly fell in love with the black and gold details in the waist and the flowy A-line which is perfect for a cover up when you don't want to stroll around half naked. Bali has been amazing for us and we took these photos at our hotels tropical garden. We have stayed in one of the beach bungalows at the Legian Beach hotel and all I can say is a big wow to this stunning beach resort. Everything is just beyond perfect. the scenery, the wonderful staff and the food is incredible. Legian Beach hotel is located in the heart of Legian, which is a very crowded tourist area, but once inside the resort it feels calm and peaceful. The atmosphere is very cosy and feels like a second home. A huge plus is the fact that it's located right at the ocean.

Right here in Indonesia I feel at home. This is the land of my grandparents. Finally being able to set foot here has been an unforgettable experience. Shooting these photos has been very special to me and all this time I felt like my grandma and granddad were with me. Guiding me in the right direction. I wish they were still here, so I could see their smiles when seeing me do this. Oh how I miss talking to them and I would love to tell them about my adventures here and most of all how much I'm loving it! I could stay here forever. 





Silver Toe ring, Silver Ankle bracelet, Bali Silver, Bali, Indonesia