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Fashion and Beauty in Bali, Indonesia

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Summer never ends in the island of the gods.

A wet summer, moist heat  punctuated by rain: it’s hot, very hot! Lazily lounging in the pool. Here is my selection for those who like to travel with few things!    

Picture 1 : An H&M black swimsuit top on a Balinese sarong. A sun protection really easy to apply, Invisible Hydrating Mist Vichy of Capital Soleil SPF 50. Lovely scent, finally a sunscreen with a texture that doesn’t stick!

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Fan of light fragrances,

I never go anywhere without one or more perfumes! Pictured above: L’occitane au Brésil, Vitória-Régia (: « the star of waters » is a giant flower from Amazonia). It’s fresh and bloomed like a summer haze : ) 

Other good surprises: the Bodifying Shampoo – Bain Densité of Kérastase Densifique (on the lay out above : on brown sarong and near the H& M bikini with Panther prints). Great care for my super dry hair!

I can’t swim or style my hair without the Masque Spray Multi-Soin Actiliss of Activilong (French ethnic brand). I apply this mask without rinsing. Excellent versatile product. 

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Addictive Bulgari Omnia Indian Garnet!

By far my favorite scent for months! Euphoric, magical and orange! Original and very sensual bottle (pictured above)! As you may have already read, I loved to madness , Fragrance For Women.

Bulgari Omnia Indian Garnet is happy gourmand fragrance with notes of mandarin, saffron, Indian tuberose, osmanthus and amber. A journey to happiness! Picture above: H&M swimsuit striped on a Balinese sarong. 

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To soothe, moisturize and nourish the skin of the body,

the Lait Fondant Réparateur Thé vert (Melt-in Body Lotion – Green Tea) of Roger & Gallet: discret smell and velvety texture that quickly melts on the skin. Very lovely in a tropical climate, where just out of the shower, you sweat again! Lol!

Pictured above, a copper vat for the foot bath before a traditional Balinese massage in one of the rooms of the stunning Sungai Gold villa. Note that the Balinese massage is less vigorous than the Thai massage ; )

Photos below: decorating Balinese religious holidays (on wooden board). And the excellent sun protection not very glam for children that I use when I play sports (surfing, swimming …): La Roche Posay Anthelios Dermo-pediatrics 50+.   

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Photos : Mademoiselle Le K – copyright 2014, tous droits réservés. 


The pictures were shot at the stunning Sungai Gold. To go to Bali with Qatar Aiways, for more informations how to prepare your travel, click here.

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Fooding at The Awesome Sungai Gold, Bali

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Foodies, enjoy!  

I had an amazing stay at Sungai Gold, a beautiful rental villa where every meal was a feast for the eyes and palate. Every morning, the chief asked me what I wanted for lunch and dinner.            

I like eating light and prefering the quality of ingredients to a complex cooking. Mostly I wanted to discover Balinese specialties. What interest ordering pizza whe you’re in the Balinese countryside? So here are some of my meals. 

Let’s begin with the famous Nasi Goreng (on the photo above, the No. 2): steamed rice with leeks, mushrooms, carrots, garlic, chilli and oyster sauce and fish sauce. Fried chicken and an egg on the rice. A delicious dish very nutritious, served with sauces, including one very spicy (3). 1. Fresh coriander juice (I think) with lime, the whole is very bitter.

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The breakfasts   

(pictured above). I always had the same breafast, enjoying sun-drenched fruits with a fresh fruit salad and orange juice (1).   

Depending on my activities, when I didn’t have lunch at the villa, I added a bowl of whole grains (2) or scrambled eggs with mushrooms sprinkled with parmesan (3).

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The  dinner of my arrival    

When I arrived after more than 20 hours of flight, I was not hungry. Unable to resist, I ate because it was so good (ten times too much for me alone)! And the setting was magical!     

Photos 1, 2 & 3: the starters. 1. Scallops with chilli and cream of coconut. 2. Tempura barramundi (a fish of Southeast Asia and Australia) with a Thai salad. 

3. Spring rolls of lamb with cumin seeds. 4. The main course: grilled chicken salad with green mango. In all the dishe, there are coriander and chilli. A divine meal!

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Do you know the Barramundi and some Asian fruits?   

Above, photo 1: steamed Barramundi with lime sauce and coconut, with mashed sweet potato. Among the ingredients: lemongrass, coriander, ginger, palm sugar, coconut milk, lime juice, garlic and “green bird eyes” chili.     

2. The dessert! What a dessert: a plate composed of dragon fruit (white flesh dotted with edible black seeds and pink skin not to eat), passion fruit (viscous seeds in the strawberries) for those I liked.

I really liked the dragon fruit, mixed with a scoop of homemade coconut ice cream​​: a real treat! This became my favorite dessert (usually I’m not dessert)! 3. Passion Fruit.

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Pleasure for the eyes       

At lunch: grilled chicken with vegetables (carrots and cucumbers) marinated in white vinegar, small chillis and sugar. The chicken has also marinated in fish sauce and shrimp paste, long hot pepper, garlic, tomato and oil. It’s great and beautiful to look at (1)!       

For dinner: baby snapper with Balinese spices, garlic, chili, lime, shrimp paste, tomato and oil, plus lemongrass (2). This dish is served with steamed rice with coconut that I found pretty dry (3).   

Big surprise when I saw the dessert (which I couldn’t finish!): banana fritters served with ice (4)! Two million calories, lol! If you say fritters, you mean: rice flour, topped with a sauce made from palm sugar, cream and butter !!! Really not good for any diet ; )

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Hearty dinner after a sightseeing day  

I did the visit of two temples quite distant from each other, without having time to lunch. When I got home in the early evening, the chef prepared me some spring rolls to snack before dinner.       

I used to dine late. 1. Spring rolls & 2. Typically Balinese: corn fritters made of maize, sweet chili sauce, garlic, pepper, celery, egg and rice flour. A very filling dish that peasants cook when they do not have enough rice.     

3. Dinner with a classic Nasi Goreng. Well I hope this gives you want to taste some Balinese dishes (do not miss the Balinese chicken Satay)! Suksma to the entire team of Villa Sungai Gold and especially the chef for this delicious culinary journey!        

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I was invited by the Villa Sungai Gold Bali and as always these are my opinions.  

Sungai Gold, Bali: A Luxury Villa in The Countryside

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The VIP Treatment       

organized by the Sungai Gold, started from my landing in Bali. Very quickly, I found myself sitting in a mini van just for me towards the villa.        

We are blocked by congestion in Kuta that I will  meticulously avoid throughout my stay! For my first time in the island of gods, I wanted a meeting with an intimate authentic Bali.      

It’s dark but I can see decorations on the side of the road. My driver told me that the island has recently celebrated an important Hindu celebration. I’m lucky to see these decorations which will be removed soon.

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Now we drive on a narrow road lined with paddy fields.      

First  we cross a sleepy village and another one equally quiet. Then the van bypasses a temple and stops. We arrived at Villa Sungai and Sungai Gold, two luxury villa rentals (picture 8: the input to the two properties).        

After a warm welcome, I go down a flight of stairs lined with lush vegetation and lit by torches leading to the Sungai Gold villa. Instant effect: the unreal feeling of being somewhere else, like teleported into a magical setting!   

Nothing compared to my surprise when I discovered the villa lighted by candle lamps around the pool. A chic and intimate villa! I entrust to Made, the manager who came up to me that the villa is even more beautiful in real life than in pictures (picture 2: the entrance of the villa).

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Above: the best place to chill out. Selfies facing the pool and the lush vegetation around the house and pool.

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Photos above: the wide Balinese bed became our headquarters, for my laptop and me (lol). Every detail is chosen with taste: beautiful traditional Balinese roof made ​​of dried herbs. Unfortunately it is no longer used in current constructions.

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Photo above: the very nice outdoor dining area, where I’ve never eaten! I prefer staying by the pool.

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The omnipresence of trees. The Black and white checkerboard fabric represents the colors of Bali. Surround a tree of this fabric allows to symbolically express one’s attachment to the tree and nature.

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Photo taken from my favorite angle. The glass door opens onto one of the two bedrooms (the one where I slept. You can see more in a coming up post).   

Last picture: the life of the villa. The big difference of the Sungai Gold is the incredible kindness and efficiency of its smiling staff.

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Photos : Mademoiselle Le K – copyright 2014, tous droits réservés.

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I was invited at the Sungai Gold Bali where I had an amazing stay! As you know, being invited does not change my opinion. SUKSMA to the Sungai Gold team and Qatar Airways!