Wednesday, 3 December 2014


At the beginning of this year my husband and I decided to go to Bali for a week of peace and relaxation.  We both absolutely adore this island and have visited it numerous times.  It is inhibited by spiritually calm and beautiful people and we love watching their slow unhurried pace, experience their kindness, patience and immense tolerance towards the hardships of life. There is so much to do and to see here but it is also a great place to relax and recharge before heading back to the rat race. 

maxi skirt+summer essentials
The flora is so rich, bright green and luscious.  Everywhere you look, the beautiful flowers which are as bright as the colours of the rainbow are blooming, the aroma of frangipani is intoxicating and the tropical birds dart back and forth chirping happy melodies above your head.  Not to mention the breathtaking sunsets over Jimbaran beach enjoyed over freshly grilled seafood cooked right in front of you and accompanied by a glass of chilled wine, the remarkable architecture and a general feeling of well being to be enjoyed.
bali, jimbaram beach
Tourists enjoying freshly cook seafood on the beach at Jimbaram

sunset over jimbaram beach
A sole vendor 

There is another side of Bali that has been in the making for the last few years, modern Bali with a multitude of five star hotels, bars and night clubs, hot beach clubs and restaurants and of course, shopping.

Walking along the streets of Seminyak, we were amazed by the number of high-end shopping boutiques, art galleries and other creative hubs that have up during in the last few years.  Hopping from one smartly fitted shop to another, I spotted a maxi skirt in bright vibrant colours that I ended up buying.

art gallery seminyak
Art for sale in one of the many art galleries of Seminyak

I love maxi skirts.  The first thought that comes to mind is that their length promises cover, but they are not as innocent as one would think and for the women who are past the age of wearing skirts that look more like a wide belt rather than an actual garment, they provide a perfect opportunity to show off your toned legs without being called immodest.   A point in case is the split, running along the front or the side of the skirt, both are great or the one I am wearing now - a double front split maxi skirt.  Think of Angelina Jolie and JLo and you know what I am talking about.

The beauty of the maxi skirt is that it is good for almost any occasion, from a backyard barbecue lunch to a night of drinks at the bar.  Correct accessories is the key:  whilst flat sandals or wedge shoes provide necessary comfort and look great for the backyard entertainment, I would swap them for the killer heels when night falls.  A cutting edge necklace and a compact hand bag or purse will complete the transformation.  Oh, almost forgot - my signature look - red lips.

mama san restaurant bali
Mama San in all her glory looking down at diners at Mama San restaurant

bali, tanah lot
Tanah Lot - a home to the pilgrimage Temple

Maxi skirt
Top:  Dotti
Skirt:  Bali boutique
Shoes:  Ted Baker
Bag:  Vivienne Westwood
Glasses:  Ray Ban

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