Ubud Hidden Gem – Solana Luxury Wellness Retreat

Ubud Hidden Gem – Solana Luxury Wellness Retreat

Solana Luxury Wellness Retreat is a secret find.  A stunning eco-luxury bamboo resort which opened only one year ago. The ten private villas are all unique, and I loved the natural feel of the resort’s layered stone wall features and the stunning high-set bamboo...
Dining in Style at Akar Restaurant – K-Club, Ubud

Dining in Style at Akar Restaurant – K-Club, Ubud

A fine dining experience awaits you at Akar Restaurant. It is on another level altogether. When you walk into the restaurant, the vibe is high. Under a domed bamboo roof, you will be delighted by the unique setting at the jungle’s edge. In the evening, a...
Voices of Unity – A World Music Festival Comes to Bali

Voices of Unity – A World Music Festival Comes to Bali

World music is coming to Bali!  For four days, March 24-27, the IMEX – Indonesian Music Festival is kicking off at the Puri Lukisan Museum in Ubud. Stepping up on stage to dazzle and delight is a dynamic assortment of over 100 musicians and vocalists flying in from...
Weaving your way through COVID – Bali style

Weaving your way through COVID – Bali style

Published Garland Magazine (17 July 2020) Updated 07 April 2022 Stephanie Brookes writes about Pejeng Kangin, a resilient weaving village just outside Ubud that has united the weavers of Bali and helped revive a long lost artisan craft. The weavers of Bali are dusting...
Spirituality in the Subak – Bali Rice Field

Spirituality in the Subak – Bali Rice Field

Bali Rice Feld – a Gateway to Balinese Culture and Spirituality The humble Bali rice field, since the 9th century, has used a sophisticated system of irrigation channels or “subak”, which distributes water across the island. In 2012, UNESCO gave the...
Bali – Volcanoes and Beyond

Bali – Volcanoes and Beyond

The early morning light touches the rice fields with the stunning back drop of Mount Agung, the spiritual mountain of Bali I stood near the rim of Kintamani volcano, taking in the sweeping views of Mount Batur and its expansive crater lake shimmering in the early...
Spirit Messages from the New Earth Festival Bali

Spirit Messages from the New Earth Festival Bali

As the sun set against the vibrant green rice fields of Keliki Village in Bali, a full moon rose in the sky. The Grand Opening of the 2019 New Earth Festival and World Health Sovereignty Summit in Ubud (June 19-25) Bali was underway. This was no ordinary opening. ...
The Dark Night – Bali

The Dark Night – Bali

Life in Bali revolves around ceremonies, and one of the major highlights in the Balinese Calendar is Nyepi, the Day of Silence. The three to five day period leading up to Nyepi Day is one of the most exciting, colourful and festive times on the island. However, from...