Early in 2020, before the madness of COVID really kicked into 2nd gear, we were lucky enough to open our first retail store in the seaside village of Berawa, Canggu on our favourite island of Bali. Designed by the incredible Becks Harrop Design, and pieced together by a variety of talented humans, we couldn't be happier with how our first retail space has turned out!
As much as I would love to take credit for this delicious morsel of goodness I'm about to share with you, I can not. This recipe was sent to me from a friend as I begun a journey of ridding Gluten from my life.... and this guy has been an absolute saviour! For when you CBF cooking, for when you just want 'toast' for dinner, for when you're fighting every craving for a hearty 'carb-a-liscious' meal when your GF and for when you just want to wake up and not eat cereal. Introducing to you, what has deemed to be named 'Life-Changing' Loaf...
Positioned in amongst the hustle and bustle of Jl. Kayu Ayu (ie. The main street of Seminyak) lies one of Bali’s ‘original’ café’s serving up a fusion of delicious local Indonesian cruising + an endless list of western favorites. No matter what the heat is doing to your appetite, I can guarantee you there’s something to tantalize your taste buds on the menu of Café Bali!
Ok we might be a little bias but if you're planning a trip to the magical island of Bali, we're 99.99% sure that Canggu is a must on your 'must stay' list of places to visit. And boy do we know a good villa or 10 to get the holiday REALLY started.....
The guys over at The Luxe Nomad, a property group who host villa's across Asia are a GREAT place to start your 'Villa Shopping' and start getting excited about your upcoming trip! Over the years we've had the pleasure of sipping back on many a cocktail and bintangs in a fair few villa's around the 'Gu and today we're here to share with you 3 of our favourites. Step this way my friends...
Whether you’re planning a trip this year or next… we’re pretty sure Bali is on your ‘to-visit’ list. For work or holiday (or both!) there are so many beautiful places to visit and things to do in Bali. From beach clubs to walks through rice paddie villages to volcano hiking, white water rafting and eating some of the best food you’ve ever eaten…. Bali really is a one-stop shop. So, once you’ve booked your ticket, the next step is to pack that bag my friends! We’re here to help you prepare for your day trips once you land and have put together the best Bali Packing List for a Day Trip on the island.
Our Bali Best Eats series of blog posts gives you a little heads up on where we're currently crushing, where you will most likely find us working annnddd what food we can't go a week without ( we are so incredibly spoilt - I know!) Today in the spotlight is one of my long-time personal favourites just down the road from us.
Come in and find out why we absolutely LOVE Two Trees Eatery in Berawa and what keeps us coming back.... week after week. x
What’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner? It’s a tough question…. Even more so when I am in Bali! Because if you don’t know and havn’t had the joy to experience (yet), Bali, is an absolute paradise for food lovers. There are so many places to discover that I think even a lifetime of eating out won’t be enough to try all these delicious restaurants and cafes. But that’s ok. I have accepted the challenge and love sharing my Bali discoveries with you to enjoy on your next island vacay.
Today, let’s introduce you one of my long time favorite cafés in Canggu; Cinta Café.
Welcome to the latest addition to the La Luna Rose Blog: Bali Bucket List(s). We are well aware that there are so many things to do in Bali, it’s so easy to get lost in amongst the world wide web of Bali knowledge. Where to start? What to do? Places to stay? We’ve spent a few years in Bali & experienced a number of offerings this amazing island has so we thought it’s time to compile our experiences to share with you. Our bucket lists will give you a great base to start your planning and a few little secrets for a perfect trip to the island. Here in Bali there really is something for everyone. For now, let’s start with the Bali Bucket list for the Beach Lovers...
Have you ever traveled to Bali? If not, this tropical island is a must for your Bucket list. I know I might be a little bias …. but Bali really does have a holiday for everyone! Love Nature? Head straight to the mountains or the National Park in Bali’s North West. Love Beaches, I don’t even know where to start! Food more your thing? Head straight to Canggu, do not pass go… and then after a few days of indulging on all delicious foody offerings here, head up to Ubud to really get your health fix! Love to shop? Again, Canggu is your answer my friends! Love adventure? There's downhill Mountain biking, Island hopping, Surfing, Zip-lining, Diving, Cliff Jumping… the list goes on. Ready to book your flights? Great because we’re here to sort you out with finding somewhere rad to stay!
It's here! We've made it to Summer and now it’s time to think about that impending Summer Holiday! The destination has been chosen, the plane tickets are booked, the cats booked in to the cattery and finally, you can smell that waft of vacation lurking in the air. Now all you need to do know is get that suit case prepped....Uh hem. While packing your suitcase can (often) be the bane of your life, we’ve put together a little something to help you out and avoid that last minute stress and to keep to focus on the Margarita you'll be sinking poolside in no time at all!
Whether you’re heading away for a 4 days, a week, or even a month, we’ve got some pretty well-oiled tips on how you can be as organized and ‘Summer ready’ as possible. Below we have listed 13 essentials to pack on your next beach vacation and we’ve even got a free downloadable packing list to help you while you’re at it! Keep reading my friend...
It's fair to say that since moving to Bali, this 'Poke' concept has played a large part in my life. With all the fresh vegetables (and fish) available here on the island, it's also fair to say that some of the best Poke I have ever had is here in Bali! Being a vegetarian is no issue, with many a Poke places serving up Veggie style Poke bowls that leave even the tuna-consumer asking to try! Here are my 3 favourite places in Bali to get my Poke fix.... I wouldn't plan a trip to the island without stopping at one of these!
We're back at it. Serving up the Best Eats on the island of Bali for you. This week we talk through Milu by Nook....
Positioned on what is quickly becoming one of Canggu's busiest streets, once you step through the front door and into Milu, all the stress of Bali's busy and frantic stress is instantly put aside. Since it opened it's doors almost 12 months ago, Milu restaurant has been on high rotation on my weekly cafe eats.
The best beaches in Bali
The beautiful island of Bali is a haven of coastline. Ranging from deep dark black sand that will burn the bottoms of your feet off to the stunning white sand beaches of the South. Whatever your flavor of sand & salt combination , we’re pretty sure Bali has their version of it. Read on for our favourite of the 100’s of beaches here on Bali.
Less of a ‘Best Eats’ and more of a ‘Best eats with a vibe’, the renowned old mans bar/restaurant in Canggu has become a locals savior over the past couple of years.If you're visiting Canggu or staying in the area for a couple of nights, a drink (or 3) at Old Man's is a must.
Serving up the best smoothie bowls on the island of Bali, find out more about our favourite Nalu bowls and where to get your Smoothie bowl fix on your next visit to the island! Trust me, it's worth it.
On holiday from Melbourne but still can’t quite kick your craving for a perfectly poured mid-morning Latte? I feel you.
And this is where I can confidently say – we’ve got your back! Introducing to you, the Bali institution and world-class-coffee offerings of Revolver Café. Conveniently located in the heart of Jl. Laksma a.k.a the main strip of Seminyak, this tiny door located down a back alley can be a bit of a trick to find. (Look for the tiny Black ‘REVOLVER’ sign about 20 metres down an alleyway, on the left as you head to the beach and opposite Seminyak Square). But once you’re there, you will be glad you made the mission – sweat, tears and all!