THREE JAPAN CLEANSING OIL & FACIAL FOAM - Are we now using oil to clean our face from dust and dirt?
Our face produces oil to make our skin keep moisture, but that's oil from our body which was actually oil produced by anything we ate. So many examples that oil could prevent cells from ageing and it is actually good for your healthy skin. So now it could be the year of oil and essence; from coconut oil for any use, body oil, hair oil, face oil, ear oil, scars bio oil, made of natural ingredients, something made for safer lifestyle and holistic approach.
But nothing like a real healthy lifestyle where you have been giving time to plant your own vegetables and herbs, raise your own livestock with love, natural fluoride free water and less chemical right here and there, Organic! You actually make your food a medicine, it is actually a way of life. But we are have been living around stress and depress society; you can grow an organic vegetable on your rooftop, and breed some freshwater fishes but it's almost impossible with chicken, sheep, moreover cow. Modern farm is hell for them, they are not happy, so do not expect anything from them to fulfilled your nutrition, they were there to fulfilled capitalism target, I have no idea what kind of injections that has been given to them.
That was a paragraph about a healthy lifestyle for modern people, but let's get back to the oil business. Even though I believe it was not 100% essential oil, Three Japan Balancing Cleansing Oil & Balancing Foam is burning spirit of holistic beauty. If you enter the Spa room at Luxury Resort or, at least, a good Spa, the scent of this product could represent a very calm, relax and natural. Also for that reason, need time and routines to apply this to keep your skin health. I personally like it, but I think these products is made to maintain the healthiness of your current face condition, so if you already got 'that' skin, as long as your skin fit with the foam and oil, everything will be balanced as you wish. Unfortunately, my face skin condition is not really good at the moment, so this product does not much help me with it, but I still using the oil before I go to sleep tho.
Ps: Three Japan Balancing Cleansing Oil & Balancing Foam are available at Central Department Store, Grand Indonesia
Alila Villa Soori | Tabanan, Bali
P : +62 361 894 6388 / +62 361 894 6399
ALLURING STAY AT ALILA VILLA SOORI - Design Savvy, Leisure Seeker, Culture Hunter, Nature Lover, you named it your intention and at Alila Villa Soori you can fulfill everything you seek from design, leisure, culture, and nature.
We decided to have 2,5 hours car ride from Nusa Dua to Tabanan because we heard too many stories about how beautiful the west coast with its black pearly sand beach and the old preserving nature and culture, and we up to a conclusion that the best place to stay might be Alila Villa Soori. Although we only had 1-night stay chance, it gave us some memories worth to share.
I arrived that afternoon, feeling amazing with their spacious lobby and some staffs greeting our welcome at the resort. I love the first impression and can’t wait to have a tour. But unfortunately, we didn’t, the sunset stole our attention and decided to have this precious moment at Soori’s main pool. While some staffs set the table for movie night, we three having our time at the main pool, one of my friends then said: “It is the best sunset ever, compared with one at Potato Head, this is the best!”
I remember that my response was quite, it was indeed beautiful, fewer people around you, you’re in the state between want to stop time and want to make it faster, but we were there until the sun set and gone, fires were up, the night was pretty creepy but the stillness, I love the stillness, those black sand was getting darker and darker, and I felt a little hunger, I was curious what’s for dinner.
I ordered Grilled Mahi-Mahi, it was because I believe I have heard the menu before in one movie and me just curious to taste it, it wasn’t bad, even has very interesting texture, I believe the experience will totally different with a glass of red wine, instead of berry tea lol. But fish for dinner always good for me, it always not too much (not really it was once too much when I stayed in Magelang and had a plate of grilled Salmon). But that’s all, after the last spoon of lava cake and ice cream; we were back to our villa, I have no idea what made us tired, but the morning, I love the morning.
Member of Design Hotels becoming an icon of Luxury in Tabanan regency is indeed a very contrast with traditional Balinese atmosphere, simplicity in complexity. Minimalism design of almost in Alila property makes them interesting and unique, the complexity of beautiful nature and culture are the reasons of the property existence. Checked-in to one bedroom beach pool villa, with double bed and one extra bed, I thanked God enough to wake up and see the beach when I opened the pool door, exposed to very nice sunlight and take a happy breath as much as I can (while taking a bunch of pictures of course). With amenities made special for Alila, brought to you by Sensatia Botanicals, I loved every scent of it, so took them all home lol
The beach is not a private area, so you maybe will meet a local, tourist or fisherman. Only a couple of minutes, then we’re back to Villa, get a breakfast and ready for Journeys by Alila to Explore Kerambitan.
I am wearing H&M shorts | Mazuki shirt
THE BEST EGG BENEDICT AT ALAYA KUTA - Enough said? Look at that beautiful layer and colors of Egg Benedict at Sukun Restaurant, Alaya Hotel Kuta Bali, and so far, this was the best one. Fusion and blend of juicy eggs, fresh salmon meat, and boiled spinach represent the moisture element meets with cryspy hash-brown potato, make this Egg Benedict had killed all those 5-stars Egg Benedicts with a boring pancake.
At this boutique hotel, your needs for energy, vitamin and mineral will fulfilled automatically with fruit plater, a basket of assorted breads (which was quite enough for 3 people and lol at the muffin), a glass of coffee/tea and juice, one main course on the breakfast menu, and you will be done! The breakfast style was indeed a boutique hotel, I once went stay at Naumi Hotel Singapore and it was pretty similar.
The night before I tried Megibung, but I had an issue with my camera, but the good things on that, I had nice conversation with Alaya people :) thank you. But on the next night, I had Sup Iga, which was also so good. Make me thing that both Sukun Restaurant or Petani Restaurant at Alaya Ubud as one of the best place to enjoy eat Indonesian dishes, well it's obvious tho, but the eggs benedict is a real deal too ;p
With so many Indonesian senses here, Mbak Whidi that I met on previous dinner told me that what they are using at the restaurant is a homemade spices, so for Indonesian dishes like Mie Bali I had for second day breakfast also Megibung on the first dinner, the seasoning is homemade and there was so many condiment you can try, although it was not strong as it should be but it was acceptable (hi my readers from South Korea or Russia, maybe you want try it?). For a homemade seasoning, I mean even in your home, you tend to use instant seasoning right? and to see them set the high standard for their boutique hotel, it was all good here :)
BREAKFAST PART II
ITALIAN ROMANCE AT ILLIDO RESTAURANT BALI
How many of you already know that IlLido Bali actually exists? One of Singapore’s best and finest Italian restaurant now have opened its door for you, and I was fortunate enough to try some of their dishes right to fulfilled my hungry appetite.
It was a very nice weather but awful traffic but when I arrived at ilLido Bali, the feel and situation were just right for people who have freed from a crazy traffic, yes Bali has it for some reasons. It was pretty quiet, melancholic, thanked the late lunch we’re three looked like almost have a private space at ilLido Bali. Nice weather indeed, and it was actually afternoon and we decided to have a table in the middle of the restaurant, the sun exposed and how romantic do you think it was? A very romantic sunlight, and shared plates with friends, very Italian!
We had 4 different types of sharing appetizers; Grilled Octopus with Nduja, Scallops with Asparagus and Lobster Sauce, Grilled Asparagus with Beetroot, Garlic, and Almonds, and from Artisanal Pasta is Spaghetti with Seafood and Cherry Tomatoes.
Then we had 2 types of Individual mains; from the sea represented by Black Cod with Prawn Caccuccio and from the land by Lamb Rack with Grilled Eggplant and Olive Jus. I am actually not a lamb person, so read my experience on Lamb below.
And close it with sweet classic Tiramisu treat and countless glasses of Acqua Panna, we had drinks too much, and its still water, not-so-Italian, but if you consider having a bottle of wine, there are ranged of wine selections, grab your favorite, sit and dine.
ilLido Italian Restaurant | Seminyak, Bali
+62 (361) 731175
+62 (361) 731175
Grilled Octopus with Nduja | Scallops with Asparagus and Lobster Sauce | Grilled Asparagus with Beetroot, Garlic, and Almonds | From Artisanal Pasta is Spaghetti with Seafood and Cherry Tomatoes.
The key of seafood and vegetable as main ingredients is freshness, and I got it from all these lovely dishes, very very nice experience. I personally love how tasty and spicy the Grilled Octopus was, as you know that cook octopus could be very tricky like undercooked and overcooked thingy, and it didn’t happen, everything on the plate was just right, it was delicious in my taste, moreover because I love spicy and love octopus, even at you-have-already-know that Japanese restaurant, it’s always on my must order list.
But the interesting fact, the 4 menus is represented a different taste; spicy from the Octopus, sweet from Beetroot, creamy from the Lobster sauce and a slight sourness from cherry tomatoes. I have asked the chef about his origin, and he said Tuscany, although I thought he will be said something more Mediterranean, but what do you expect more? Tuscany has produced so many talented chefs that the best represents Italian food. We cleaned all the plates!
Black Cod with Prawn Caccuccio | Lamb Rack with Grilled Eggplant and Olive Jus.
We have finished the sharing plates as easy as it should be, and I was already feeling almost enough because you know, we had pasta. Now one plate seafood and one plate lamb, I said that I am not a lamb person, but I actually eat it, my friend cleaned it to the bone while I need to stop after some slices, the acceptable medium well layer, I prefer boneless and well done, haha I play safe with meat. The Black Cod with Prawn Cacciucco is definitely safe, it was better than Mahi-Mahi, both the texture and crispiness of its skin.
Tiramisu with Coffe Cream and Chocolate Pearls
In this state, we were officially full, but love has been made, all I can say it was very classic, although I prefer to end it with something that sour and cold like gelato or sorbet, or even Strawberry Sabayon with Vanilla Pannacotta. Overall, with 4 plates of appetizers, even you shared the main courses also with the desserts; bring your 3 friends with you to eat them all.
All you can get Italian Romance dinner here for two; there are so many choices from the menu, starts from the sea, from the land, harvest, to homemade and artisanal pasta, selection of wine, and lovely atmosphere at ilLido Bali.