Bali Travel Diary, Part 3 | Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua is the completely opposite of Ubud – while Ubud is rushing waterfalls in the rainforest, Nusa Dua is sandy beaches and pristine coastline. Arriving at Kayumanis Nusa Dua was two parts surreal, one part an architectural showcase of what would be my dream villa if I lived on the beach in Bali. Walking through the labyrinth of pathways to our villa, I was in a tired daze from a day exploring, and luckily, we were being taken straight…

Ubud Food Guide

UBUD Watercress Cafe – I stumbled upon this place while I was on shoot in Bali for 3 weeks, and came here almost every second day. Get your rustic decor and all-day breakfast. I get an acai bowl and a wellness shot every time i’m here during the day. It’s also really cute for dinner! If there is one place in the world that does organic wellness-oriented  food as well as LA, it’s Ubud. P.S. This cafe is walking distance to…

Bali Travel Diary, Part 2 | Ubud

There is something special about Ubud. I don’t know if its the sounds of cicadas, the nighttime showers or the lush green everywhere, but you can’t help but feel a sense of peace wash over you. Admittedly, the two hour ride up to Desa Visesa from the south side of Bali was a little rough as we were still jet lagged, but that was a distant memory by the end of the welcoming ceremony, which involved rice on our foreheads.…

Bali Travel Diary, Part 1 | Jimbaran

9pm, welcome drink in hand, the distinctive sound of the ocean somewhere in the darkness but we can’t quite make it out. I’m getting my itinerary  and all my breakfast options explained to me, but I’m actually calculating how long it will take to shower off and get to the beach bar (the Puri Bar) for a drink. We started our trip at the Belmond Jimbaran Puri which is on Jimbaran beach, traditionally known as Puri Beach. I actually really…