A Guide to Bali for the Instagram-Obsessed

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

IF you're lucky enough to be escaping winter for pastel sunsets, cocktails and unfathomably cheap massages, then this is your go-to guide for making your green eyed friends watching at home (on Instagram, obviously) even more jealous. 

Potato Head Beach Club: The only place in Bali to watch the sunset. Make sure you arrive early afternoon to secure the best spot. Alternatively, you can make a day of it by swimming in the pool from 11am… just don't expect to be able to find your credit card by the time they call 'final drinks.' 


Earth Cafe, Seminkyak: Housed amidst the upmarket retail ghetto of Seminyak, this vegetarian cafe and store boasts salads, sandwiches, tacos and fresh juices so colourful that you won't even need to add a filter. 


Single Fin Bar, Uluwatu: This surfer's bar and restaurant built on a high cliff overlooking the sea is also a prime sunset watching locale. Make sure you go on a Sunday night for the 'Sunday Sunset Sessions' hosted by a live band and DJ's that actually play decent music.
     
Old Man's, Canggu: Set a bit back from the foreshore, Old Man's is a beer garden and restaurant with a long bar and lots of scattered tables- the perfect place if you're travelling in a large group. It's pretty laid-back and colourful, with the ultimate island-life vibe. 
     
Betelnut Cafe, Canggu: Breakfast, lunch or just coffee, Betelnut is an eclectic cafe that focuses on light and healthy cuisine, with plenty of flavour.
  
Gili Trawangan: Okay, this place is simply magical. Gili T is the largest of the three Gili Islands and motorised vehicles are prohibited- we chose to ride bicycles around the Island but there is  also the option of horse-drawn carts. Amazing sunsets, crystal waters, and lots of places to eat and drink (and party until the wee hours if that's your jam).   
    
The Gili Swings: For your very own Pinterest moment, make sure you venture to the Gili Swings. The swings are actually about a 20 minute bike ride (opposite Hotel Ombak Sunset) from where most of the Gili T hotels are located. Hence why a lot of people seem to call these the imaginary swings. Trust me, they do exist but you will have to wait in line for a photo, so it's not really as serene as the photo makes out... 
  













Ubud: take a yoga class at Yoga Barn and book a tour at the John Hardy workshop for rare insight into the world of luxury jewellery making. 
  
Where to stay:
Canggu- The Calmtree Bungalows
Seminyak: Hotel Villa Lumbug
Gili Trawangan: Hotel Vila Ombak 
  

DUSK

Tuesday, May 12, 2015





















So blankets are the new street thing.

ACCORDING to to the well-heeled FROW, we are meant to transition into winter with one massive piece to keep us warm: the blanket. This is exceptionally good news for those of us who find it hard to part with the coziness of our beds every morning.  

Jeans: Sportsgirl
Shoes: RMK
Photographer Katie Fergus 

Matchy-Matchy

Friday, May 08, 2015


















WE all know I have a penchant for a matchy-matchy ensemble. Whether it's bright florals or something a bit moodier, like this textured two-piece from Mossman, there's always a place in my wardrobe. Styled back with chic black ankle boots and this season's go-to jacket- the grey coat- I think I've found my perfect winter evening look. 


Two Piece: Mossman Clothing 
Coat: Sportsgirl
Boots: RMK 
Photographer Katie Fergus 

5 Winter Staples Every Girl Needs

Wednesday, May 06, 2015















CURATING a winter wardrobe can be tough. Although this is arguably the dreariest season of the lot, it's the perfect excuse to cosy up. What's topping my list this time round? Navy outerwear- your basic black parka has run its course; washed denim jeans- the lighter hue will freshen up any outfit; striped sweater- the ultimate layering piece; and complete the look with a cream knit beanie & tan boots. 

Outfit by: Mossimo Australia 
Photography Katie Fergus 

Living In Style at ADGE Apartments

Tuesday, April 21, 2015















Outfit by SPORTSGIRL 












Last week I had the pleasure of staying at ADGE Boutique Apartment Hotel in Sydney during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. You may already know I have a soft spot for quirky prints and bright colours, so you could imagine my excitement when I first took a glimpse at the rainbow floor inside our city viewing apartment- unreal! Complete with a smeg fridge, a cartoon mural in the foyer and coconuts on arrival, I knew instantly that this hotel was a rare gem.

During my stay, when I wasn't busy running between fashion shows and appointments, I was sitting sky high, sun steaming in, working from the kitchen table at ADGE. Inspiring and eclectic, it was the ultimate space for a working holiday.  The service at ADGE always went that little bit extra- think chocolate surprises on your pillow at turndown and inspiring quotes to brighten your morning.  

Located in the city-fringe suburb of Surry Hills, it was also just a stones throw away from some of my favourite places to hang: The Winery, Cafe Pieno and Kawa.  

Photographs by Katie Fergus 
 

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