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September 2016

Fashion

ALL LACED UP: JARLO LONDON

September 21, 2016
Jarlo-London

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This Jarlo London dress which features gorgeous detailed lace over a silky nude slip is the ultimate cocktail dress. The strappy plunge-neck style adds a touch of glamour whilst still maintaining that elegance that Jarlo does so well with all of their dresses. Specialising in occasion wear, Jarlo London deliver stunning pieces that do not let you down in terms of quality and make you feel like a million dollars. Head over to their website to browse their new collection pieces:

www.JarloLondon.co.uk

*Dress featured is called “Jade”.

Bali, Indonesia, Travel

BALI: MY TOP 5 THINGS TO DO

September 9, 2016

If you’re planning a trip to the “Island of The Gods” here are my top 5 things to do whilst you are there. With so much to do in this beautiful, tropical destination it’s hard to know what’s worth doing and what isn’t – especially if you are only here for a limited amount of time. So after spending 6 months of the year here, allow me to make things easier for you with my suggestions…

1. Number one on my list is a fairly obvious choice and rather commercial, but I’ve been here twice and would definitely recommend you head over here for the day to Potato Head Beach Club. It’s 500,000 IDR for a bed with a maximum of 4 persons and you get to redeem that amount against food and drink, so you don’t really lose out. It’s always full of people just wanting to enjoy the sun, watch the waves from the infinity pool and just unwind completely for the day.20151115_140041 _1

2. Next on my list is slightly on the expensive side, but if you’re in Bali for a special occasion and want to do something really luxurious I would 100% recommend going to the Soleil Sunday Brunch at The Mulia Resort in Nusa Dua. Make a reservation in advance and drink as much sparkling wine, beer, cocktails and eat as much as you like for a whole 4 hours! The food is incredible and the drink selection isn’t restricted at all. You will get the best of everything here and you can literally ask for anything you want. The restaurant overlooks the hotel’s stunning pool and beach, and the interior of the restaurant is beautiful. Once brunch is over head outside with your last drink of the day and enjoy the resort’s surroundings.DSC_1103_1

3. Up next is a day trip all the way to Tenenungan Waterfall. My advice here is do not trust the Google Map location like me and my boyfriend did if you are planning on biking it there by yourself, if anything I would suggest hiring a driver or taxi driver to take you here and back because the drive is long and the traffic is pretty overwhelming but once you get there it is well worth it. The water fall is amazing and there isn’t as many steps down to it as I was expecting which is a bonus when you are making your way back up. We arrived at about mid-day and it was pretty busy so if you can get there early morning I can imagine it is really special.DSC_1221_1

4. Next on my list is a secret beach called, Green Bowl Beach. Located to the south of the island near to Uluwatu you will discover this gorgeous hidden beach surrounded by cliff sides and has the most golden sand you’ll ever see. Again, it is one where you should arrive as early as possible as it can get a little crowded a mid-day, but still there is enough room to spend a whole day here and enjoy this little beach. However, there are over 300 steep steps to get down to this beach and walking back up is not for the faint hearted!DSC_0885

5. Last, but not least whilst you are in Bali make use of where you are and your proximity to the most amazing islands in the world – The Gili Islands. I did a full blog about my visit last year which you can read here. Every time some asks me “What was the highlight of spending your time in Bali?”, I always say “The Gili Islands”. There are three islands to choose from and you can spend your time on all three very easily as there are taxi boats that run every day regularly to them. But honestly, these islands are a must see and such an unforgettable experience!IMG-20151006-WA0000_1

If you have any other suggestion on what to do in Bali please comment below and share your thoughts! You can also see “My Top 5 Things To Do in Koh Samui, Thailand” here.

Bars, London, Reviews, UK

AN EVENING OF MAGIC: ARTESIAN, LONDON

September 6, 2016

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If you’re looking for an unforgettable evening of pure indulgence where you can enjoy the finest cocktails in the world (literally), then Artesian is the place come to. Located within The Langham off of Regent Street, Artesian is a cocktail bar that oozes class and sophistication attracting a casual, yet up-market crowd that enjoy the exclusivity that it offers. Winner of “The World’s Best Bar” for four years running it didn’t take long for me to realise why this particular bar, out of all of the bars in the world, really was “the best.”

Me and guest ordered a cocktail each upon arrival – our choices guided by the head barman who also bought us over two lovely little samples of their “You’re So Gangsta” cocktails for us to try. Whilst we waited for our drinks to be expertly created the waiter bought over bar snacks for us to enjoy – one pot of cashew nuts and another pot of lightly salted potato chips.

We were more than impressed with our first drinks! I had a gin based cocktail called “Chameleon Crystals” and my guest ordered a classic Espresso Martini. My cocktail was served in a wooden box, I was told to make a wish and then the wonderful barman opened up the box to reveal my drink. Thick white smoke came billowing out and it smelt amazing. Highly recommend you try this one!

Next up we ordered the “Anti-Hero” and “Suspended In Time”. One came served in a giant lego elephant (yes, I know how that may sound), and the other came served with an eye-catching blue ring attached to a white net which wrapped itself around the rounded glass. Placing on the ring on my guest’s finger the glass was dropped and the whole idea behind the name of the cocktail became clear!

The creativity of the cocktails at Artesian are simply genius – its like a magic trick every time they bring your cocktails over. The bar’s cocktail list and concept changes every so often to offer it’s guests new and even more exciting drinks – they already have a fantastic collection of cocktails, so I’m sure the bar men have their hands (and minds) full trying to come up with new ideas.

Overall, despite the bar’s impressive awards and prestigious location Artesian is actually a very fun and relaxed place to drink. The bar men are extremely humorous and the waiters & waitresses make you feel more than welcome – offering their recommendations with precise knowledge and politeness. If you want to impress someone or have an evening filled with surprises Artesian wins hands down. I will come here every time I am in London now just to see what’s new!

For more information or for reservations please visit their website below.

www.Artesian-Bar.co.uk