Take me to Bali, Baby

From the lush rice fields of Ubud, to the sea bluffs of Uluwatu, and the sacred temples of Lake Bratan, Bali isn’t just paradise, it’s a way of life. We immersed ourselves in the culture for nearly two months, exploring all of the island’s beautiful nooks and crannies by boat, moped and surfboard - all in the name of wearable art. Below are some memories from our trip, along with a guide to some of our favorite stops along the way. We hope this inspires you book a flight and experience the magic that is Bali, Indonesia.

Speed round of favorites:

1. Best Meals: Coffee at Drifter Surf Shop in Seminyak and Bali raja tataki (cocoa cayenne seared tuna, daikon, and beets in mangosteen sauce) at Clear Café in Ubud.

2. Vantage points to explore: We woke up at 2 am to trek to the top of Mt. Batur at sunrise. It was pitch black as we made our way up the volcano, and upon arrival we warmed ourselves with tea and hot chocolate. Boy, did we meet some characters at the top! When the orange sun started to peep up from the cloud line, it was one of those magic moments to remember for a lifetime.

3. Favorite Daytime Advencha: We trekked through a forest on the outskirts of Ubud, then climbed up a steep hill leading to Bali Pulina, a spice and coffee farm overlooking the forest and rice terraces where you can sample a cup of kopi luwak, the coffee made from beans excreted by Asian Palm civets.

4. Where to Zen Out: Yoga Barn in Ubud. Such a wonderful community! Or getting cheap 4-hand massages on the beach in Kuta.

6. Most memorable moment: Chatting at sunset with an adorable, local man named Made. He showed us how to make a floral offering and explained the many facets of Balinese Hindu culture.


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