LIFESTYLE BY BAMBOO BLONDE

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Here’s a fashion brand that is synonymous to women who believe that looking good is feeling good, for fashion seekers, for ‘it girls’, for fearless lovers, for first dates, for dancing solo, for working hard and playing harder. The brand is a playful, creative, fashion driven, clothing, accessories, body products and homeware brand for women of any age, style and creed. Bamboo Blonde’s fashion forward team selects the hottest trends each season and presents their customers. Continue reading

UBUD FOOD FESTIVAL 2017

The Ubud Food Festival (UFF) returns to Central Bali on 12- 14 May 2017 with a new theme of “Every Flavor is a Story” reflecting the rich cultural stories behind the many culinary traditions found across the Indonesian Republic.

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Janet DeNeefe, the Founder and Director of UFF explained “every flavor is a story” is a theme that celebrates Indonesia’s rich culinary heritage where very dish, recipe and tradition have its own story and unique historical, geographical and cultural nuances.

 

As in years past, the UFF will offer unrivaled Indonesian culinary adventures over the three days of Festival. In keeping with its reputation as Indonesia’s biggest culinary festival, UFF is inviting iconic representatives to appear and share their insights and kitchen secrets.

Visitors will also be able to join forums, cooking demonstrations, workshops, special events, food markets, musical performances and film showings.

 

International cooking celebrities expected at UFF are Bo Songvisava and Dylan Jones the inspirational leaders of the Bo.Ian Restaurant in Bangkok – now ranked among the 50 best restaurants in Asia by S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. A lot more popular chefs will participate on this event to be sure not to miss this.

 

For more details check out their website at: http://www.ubudfoodfestival.com/

BEST VALUE FOR COUPLE AT WARUNG DAMAR

For your seafood lovers out there, we offer you the best value of our fresh seafood plate. With only Rp 175,000++ you will get fresh water fish, baby octopus, prawn and grilled clam with our special homemade barbeque sauce, served with steamed rice and completed with Balinese Sambal Matah.

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Warung Damar

Jalan Kartika – Bali Garden Beach Resort

www.baligardenbeachresort.com/restaurants/warung-damar/

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POSTCARDS FROM BALI

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During one of our mindless wanderings, we came across really cute stationary products from Kamalika Artprints – highlighting greetings cards and postcards. While the selection of the greetings card makes it hard to choose only one. One theme that often grab most people attention is the Uniquely Indonesia series comprising 12 postcards. Each adorably illustrates the unique characteristics of 12 well-known cities in Indonesia like Bali, Manado, Jakarta, Yogjakarta and more. They also have a special Bali series which can make good memorable souvenirs for your trip.

Kamalika Artprints

Jalan Sarawati no. 9, Kunti 2, Seminyak

www.kamalikaartprints.com

FALL FOR JOHN HARDY

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Welcoming fall, John Hardy debuts The Modern Chain Collection that is an evolution of the 1990s flat woven chain bracelet for men. With this new design, these chain bracelets are versatile and ideal for casual and formal wear. However, John Hardy still pays a tribute to the original chain-weaving method and that’s why this collection is woven by men due to the need for more physical strength to make the large links bracelet. By the looks of the bracelet, this men’s collection conveys a powerful and masculine symbol. John Hardy also produces the women’s collection that features gleaming gold and silver bracelets with fresh patterns and chic beauty. These bracelets are perfect to wear alone or in stack. The luxurious bracelets are lightweight and slim, thus they are comfortable for everyday use.

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Banjar Baturning No. 1, Desa Mambal, Abiansemal

www.johnhardy.com

EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER

ananta1Our long term returned guest who has many years of experience as swimming instructor, Jean Burling, has recently visited us. During her stay, our Front Office Supervisor, Ida Bagus Ananta, took the opportunity to learn to swim. That has demonstrated his high initiative. Ananta is very hardworking and very loyal to Bali Garden. He is always assist and help guest with a big smile on his face.

Ananta is definitely a great asset to the hotel. Congratulation Ananta!

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GOOD READS

Bali may not be known as the place to buy books. However when it is time for the bookish tourist to go home with their overweight luggage and tanned skin, the finished books are often left behind. And those books end up in the hotel’s library or in the hand of entrepreneurial hotel workers who still see their value.

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On Jalan pantai Kuta near Bemo Corner stands the modest Kerta Bookshop, with its various guidebooks and paperbacks on display in its floor-to-ceiling window. This bookshop has been around for almost as long as Kuta itself, and it was Singaraja-born Konten Suparni who started it all. She noticed visitors who came to Bali were mainly global nomads and surfers who spend a lot of time chasing waves, hanging out in warungs and reading books. One of the hotel owners told her mom about used book in hotel and offered her those books, and later she would sell them in her shop alongside with the souvenirs. Now if you visit her store, you will see her smile widely and welcome her guest.

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SOUTH KUTA PASSPORT APP

skbbaIn 2016 the South Kuta Beach is launching its’ new APP, the “South Kuta passport APP” which entitles you to many discounts on dining, lifestyle and entertainment options whilst staying in the South Kuta Beach member hotels. Make sure you ask the Reception for details on how to download this new APP and which not only extends you many offers but will also alert you to “Hot Deals” and promotions as and when they occur! Continue reading