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_MG_7850 Mozaic Beach Club “It’s the only one of its kind in Bali,” grins James Ephraim proudly, as he ignites a blowtorch and points it through the flap of his new toy Continue »
BKK_Floating-Market---Trade--copy-copy Essential Bangkok: A chef’s lay over In the City of Angels The Bangkok I explore is not on a map, it is in the interaction of people as they trade and barter from dawn to dusk in market stalls, on riverboats, and down hidden laneways. Continue »
Jumana-rest-sunset Couples, Couples Everywhere and Not a Child in Sight At its very essence Banyan Tree Ungasan is a resort for romance. Why do I say that? Because the sleeping arrangements consist of 59 one-bedroom suites, compared to only 11 two-bedroom suites and 3 three-bedroom Presidential Suites. Continue »
Lombok-Luxury-2009-207-copy Best Lombok Address No crowds, no hawkers, no hassles at all, just the ocean, the sky and a life of luxury. Continue »
Adelphi_Foyer_01feat A World of Pure Imagination: Adelphi Hotel, Melbourne, Australia Entering the Adelphi Hotel – supremely positioned in the centre of Melbourne – is like inhaling saltwater taffy. That lingering scent teasingly tickles the nasal passages as the glass doors slide open… Continue »
93f009h-copy-copy High Expectations Nick Walton EXPERIENCES Beijing’s highest hotel, the China World Summit Wing by Shangri-La, and finds luxury and sophistication alive and well in the Chinese capital. Continue »
IMG_0250feat Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort This new Hyatt Regency resort opened in Phuket’s Kamala last December. It’s brand new and after spending a couple of nights there, I would have to say it’s a top choice for anyone heading to the area for a classy and comfortable escape. Continue »
Bimi Beach Club is a great spot to catch some rays on Surin Beach. Phuket Island Phuket Island is one of the most famous tourism destinations in Thailand. FRV Travel’s David Trauts went back for another look after almost four years and had to admit things have moved along quite nicely. Continue »
The London skyline across the river Thames. Being a Brit for a Week Almost everyone that I know has a wish list of dream places to go. It could be the perfect beach in Maldives or the top of an Alp in Switzerland, but for me it has always been London. Growing up as a kid who listened to The Beatles, reading Enid Blyton and Agatha Christie, and crying endlessly when Princess Diana died, Britain has never ceased to impress me. Luckily, my dream was finally fulfilled just recently. Continue »
46-13111413324aa-(1)-copy-copy Reno: Fun and Gaming in the High Desert Let’s begin by getting the elephant out of the room right away; Reno is not Las Vegas, and nor does it want to be. While both towns have definitely benefited from the State of Nevada’s lax laws on avarice and cheap electricity, Reno differs from the power guzzling bling-bling, ka-ching machine of the South… Continue »

Mozaic Beach Club

“It’s the only one of its kind in Bali,” grins James Ephraim proudly, as he ignites a blowtorch and points it through the flap of his new toy Continue »
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Petty Elliott on Modernizing Indonesian...

A journey of life may not always fall into where we want it to go; nevertheless, it can bring you to a dimension that is just totally new. To Petty Pandean Elliott, this is exactly what happened. To be a great cook and a chef was never in her life’s agenda when she was working in the advertising world, but… Continue »
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Essential Bangkok: A chef’s lay over...

The Bangkok I explore is not on a map, it is in the interaction of people as they trade and barter from dawn to dusk in market stalls, on riverboats, and down hidden laneways. Continue »
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A Cup of Java

Rarely have I been so excited about a smell, an extraordinary-yet-familiar smell that I’ve relished many, many times before, but never in my life has this aroma hit my scent receptors with such a potent intensity. I’m at Sanggar Genjah Arum in the quiet, green village of Kemiren, East Java, watching coffee beans being hand-roasted in the old, traditional way. Continue »
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Matt Demery Recipe

Chef Matt Demery has brought a vast knowledge of culinary expertise to his new position as chef de cuisine at C’s at Grand Hyatt Jakarta. Continue »
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Museum Kain

Who doesn’t know Obin and her BIN House? A humble woman who always wants to be known as a “cloth maker” not a designer; having great ambition for the cloth across the archipelago. It was more than 30 years ago when Obin and her late husband Ronny Suwandi started the quest, adding knowledge and giving perfection to their collection; and… Continue »
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Intercontinental Glamorama

Glam it up, anytime, anywhere. From two-pieces to an ultra-feminine gown. Choose your style! Continue »
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Scouting Young Designers at London...

Text and Photos by Erza S.T. In the world of fashion, there are four big fashion weeks that you just can’t miss! The “Big Four” refer to the famous capitals of Paris, Milan, New York and London, where fashion trends for the year are introduced. Whether you are a fashion student, a journalist or a fashion designer, they are the… Continue »
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Alluring Androgynous

Androgynous. Fashion, with its pioneering sense of the future and tendency towards subversion, has created a new redefinition. The imagination of fashion designers is no longer constrained by the need to design clothes strictly “for him” or “for her”. Continue »
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Pandawa Paradise

High above one of The Bukit’s most beautiful beaches, set in grand gardens and with ocean views to die for, is a big, bold and beautiful new secret. Continue »
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Couples, Couples Everywhere and Not a...

At its very essence Banyan Tree Ungasan is a resort for romance. Why do I say that? Because the sleeping arrangements consist of 59 one-bedroom suites, compared to only 11 two-bedroom suites and 3 three-bedroom Presidential Suites. Continue »
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Best Lombok Address

No crowds, no hawkers, no hassles at all, just the ocean, the sky and a life of luxury. Continue »
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Kanawa Island

This tiny gem lies to the northwest of Komodo National Park and pocesses a charming backpacker resort with affordable bungalows, bales, and even a camping area. The island has a black tip reef shark nursery and juvenile sharks no bigger than house cats can be seen patrolling its shallow waters. Continue »
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Double Decker Fun

In February of this year Jakarta City started providing free city tours with a difference – on brand sparkling new, bright blue, double-decker busses! Continue »
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Stones

The Executive Chef at Stones is going back to his origins, partnering up with Stockyard “Australia‘s most awarded beef supplier”, from the Darling Downs in Queensland, to present a premium selection of grain fed Black Angus and Stockyard Black Label Wagyu Beef. Continue »
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Street food comes to W Bali’s Fire

FIRE at the W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak has been transforming its ever-popular dining area into a bustling Southeast Asian marketplace on Sundays recently Continue »
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The New Metis Lounge

Bali’s award winning ‘Metis Restaurant & Gallery’ is complementing its roster with the opening of the Lounge Club. Continue »
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Villa Mandalay

With panoramic views over luxuriant rice paddies stretching to the Indian Ocean, Villa Mandalay provides a lavish, exotic hideaway in Tabanan, on Bali’s scenic south west coast. Continue »
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Boogie Wonderland Comes to Mozaic...

Mozaic Beachclub is proud to announce an intimate performance of the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire Experience featuring Al McKay on Thursday 6 March 2014. This is great news for residents and tourists in Bali who will get to experience one of the best live music acts on the planet! Continue »
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Pandawa Cliff Estate

The Pala, a six-bedroom villa, is flanked by the four-bedroom Villa Rose and the six-bedroom Villa Marie, and together, these three magnificent villas form an estate of spectacular proportions. The Pala and Villa Rose are perched on the cliff front, providing guests with uninterupted panoramic sea views, whilst Villa Marie is tucked to the side and offers expansive living and entertaining spaces. Continue »
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Happy Birthday The Stones!

The Stones Hotel in Legian is celebrating one year of business on Kuta Beach, where their combination of beach simplicity and urban chic architectural design has met with massive approval by tourists who flock to the hotel. Continue »
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Show us a Smile

In conjunction with The Rotary Club of Bali, the Smile Foundation of Bali, now in its 8th year of helping local children to get cleft and cranio-facial medical treatment, will be holding a cocktail party and dinner at Cocoon Beach Club in Bali on February 22nd to raise funds … Continue »
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Chef Mauro Bellodi Comes to the Westin

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali takes great pleasure to announce the recent appointment of Mr. Mauro Bellodi as Executive Chef. He has arrived in Bali direct from a two year stint as Executive Sous Chef at The Westin Beijing Financial Street, China. Continue »
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Love is in the Air

Celebrate the month of February at One Eleven with cupid in tow, bestowing Valentine’s in the right doses with an experience that will be sure to ignite the passions. Honouring love, One Eleven, a discreet sanctuary of nine 350sqm villas … Continue »
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Luxury on the Cliff Tops

Now is the perfect time to indulge in an unforgettable family holiday to Semara Uluwatu where rates for five bedroom villas suitable for up to 10 adults have been reduced to US$1,403 ++ per night including butler, chef and car with driver. Continue »