6 Upcoming Must-Go Eateries In Bali

June 29, 2016

Bali is one of the most popular destinations at the moment, Bali is all about stunning temples and amazing white beaches, but not only that. Bali's modern restaurants and bubbly nightlife while keeping their authenticity are absolutely extraordinary. While having explored the island, me and Emiel are already kind of stuck to our favorite places although we keep trying new ones every day.

 We've hung out at the most popular spots like the amazing Potato Head beach club with an infinity pool, live DJs and finger licking good food in Seminyak, Find the best roasted pork at Ibu Oka in Ubud. Do you feel like dancing the night away in a great club with three floors and budget friendly shots and cocktails? Check out to the Skygarden Club in Kuta with an amazing view over Bali. It is very touristy but still a lot of fun.

 For great eating, there are sunset venues like  Ku De Ta, The W Retreat Hotel in Seminyak, or pick out your own fresh fish and dine on the sandy beach of Jimbaran beach. These spots are an absolute must do, but are getting more crowded by the day. I thought of sharing a few spots with you guys  that are not only hip, cool and trendy but are also upcoming and less crowded by obnoxious tourists.

If you ever plan to visit Bali, just make sure to stop by one of these spots and let me know what you think. I am curious to hear your thoughts.

Dutchies In Bali

June 21, 2016

Location: Bali - Indonesia

Colorful stripes have made a comeback for spring/summer 2016. My take on this cheerful trend is this striped number I scored while exploring Kei Kecil island. Cool fashion items are extremely hard to find there, basically, because the islands are so remote. I felt like I won the lotto when I ran into this piece while exploring the local and only "mall" in the central city of Langur.  I decided to wear it when we celebrated the Dutch king's birthday in Bali a few weeks later.

I know this post is really overdue because this was already a month and a half ago, but still I wanted to show you guys this outfit. Kings day is a huge celebration in The Netherlands, so to be able to celebrate it here in Bali was great! On this particular day, all sorts of Dutch expats showed up, happily running around wearing Hollands national color orange. I went "multi-colored" basically because I couldn't find anything suitable in the color orange or even peach and received quite a few nice compliments about my stripey outfit.

We ate Dutch poffertjes and bitterballen, enjoyed great tunes by a local Dutch DJ and strolled through the shopping and food stands. Thanks to our good friend Ineke who had organized the whole event we had a brilliant time.

Twin Waterfalls

June 17, 2016

Location: Bali - Indonesia

Gitgit twin waterfalls, Tamara Chloé, Bali, Indonesia

One of the reasons you should visit Bali is it's breathtaking nature. One day we hiked up a trail for 45 minutes to finally arrive at the Gitgit twin waterfalls. Not an easy task dealing with the high temps and humid conditions,, but so worth the efforts don't you agree?...

Gitgit twin waterfalls, Bali, Indonesia

Catch The Light - The Shirt Dress

June 13, 2016

Respati Beach Hotel - Bali, Indonesia

Shirt Dress, Black and white Converse all stars, Chloé mini marcie bag, studded denim cap, Tamara Chloé, TC Style Clues, Bali, Respati hotel, Sanur, Indonesia

Staying cool in the extreme summer heat here in Bali is challenging when it comes to picking wardrobe staples. The shirt dress is definitely one of those essentials in my opinion. It's easy to throw on and you can dress it up or down, by pairing it with your favorite sneakers or summer sandals. At night, you can opt for an elegant lace-up heel or even over-the-knee boots. Anything goes with such a versatile piece. I discovered this blue number while shopping down Sanur beach and the vivid blue color inmediately caught my eye. Strolling along the multiple boutiques, I was desperate for some cooling off and kept escaping from the heat by stepping into every store I passed to enjoy a full blast of AC. Not caring if I liked the store or not, and mainly the reason I bumped into this piece. 

With a long day ahead of the necessary sightseeing all over the island, I paired the dress with my favorite Converse sneakers and studded denim cap for a comfy easy breezy feel and added my favorite Chloé Marcie bag. I am sorry, but not so sorry, I know this bag has been on multiple repeats on this blog, but I can't help it! This darn sexy thang just fits with basically anything I put on. I hope you guys can bear with me...

The Coolest Choker In Bali

June 8, 2016

Location: Sanur, Bali - Indonesia

Tamara Chloé, Bali, Indonesia, Sea shell choker, Lost in paradise dress, Chloé mini marcie bag tan, straw hat

Yup yup, we are back in Bali and loving it!  After a four week stay on the Maluku Islands, three planes and an eight hour delay in Makassar,  we are back to one of my favorite places in the world. In the meantime I am choking it up wearing the cutest sea shell choker I scored at my favorite store here in Bali called: Lost in Paradise. They have a few of stores here. One located in Legian, also in Seminyak and one in Ubud. The fabulous lace up dress I am wearing is also a piece by them.

I am not being sponsored by this brand, but I just had to share that I am seriously loving every single piece they sell in their store. It is a bohemian paradise, ranging from the cutest ripped denim shorts, easy breezy dresses in lace and crochet, crop tops in seriously every style available, gypsy style jewellery, lace up sandals, colorful hats, you name it. They also sell men's clothing, so my boy Emiel scored some fabulous shirts for himself. Do check this place out when you are heading to Bali island my friends and I promise you. your man won't be bored either. I am not too fond of their online shop, but walking into their store on the island is definitely worth the trip. 

Keep reading to find out the pretty sandals I wore with this look I grabbed at Bata in Ambon city. Bata?  Yes, you heard it right Bata! Heck, I didn't even know this shoe store still existed...

Bali offerings

Family Moments

June 3, 2016

Location Ngilngof - Kai Kecil Islands - Indonesia

Going back to my roots is one of the most important things I've done in my life My grandmother and grandfather from my mothers side were born on The Kei Kecil Islands in South East Indonesia. In 1951 my grandparents immigrated with 12.000 others to The Netherlands and built a new life there. All of my life growing up, I had heard stories about the beautiful tropical islands they left behind, leaving their homes, heart and their beloved family's. How magical it was for me to be able to finally visit this place for the first time. Kei Kecil islands, one of the remotest islands in the world. The people are softhearted, kind and friendly. Their welcoming smiles warm your heart. They don't need much. Just some good food on the table, a friendly chat when you pass by and their families to rely on. Life is simple here and yet the people have everything here.

Visiting this beautiful place has completely changed my view on what is important in life. Over here it's not about showing off the latest Iphone or the latest fashionable look. It is all about what's in your heart, strong family bonds and lasting friendships. 

After having spent almost four weeks out here, we are heading to Ambon city and then Bali for a few weeks, which I am totally looking forward to. With this I am leaving the Kei Islands with a few favorite family snaps for you to get an idea of what this beautiful place is all about. I am sure you understand I really don't want to leave!