A Chance Meeting with Young Artist Louise

My chance meeting with a talented and curious young lady named Louise  took place in Dia.Lo.Gue Artspace Kemang. After spending the afternoon in the cafe I stood up to take a break from my coffee and screen and was drawn to a wall of beautiful naive drawings, against a polished cement wall backdrop. The cafe was now full and it was difficult to move too Continue Reading

Mira Noordhoek Hegt : Le Souq interior decorating

Mira

  Before I decided to move to Jakarta, my husband snapped a photo of a brightly decorated shop with 'hot pink wooden rabbits' in its front window. Aware of my penchant for all things 'home', he sent me the photo one cold winter's day in Sydney; in the hope it would be the perfect 'carrot' that would entice me to move with the family to Jakarta at Continue Reading

Meet Nita Strudwick of Nita Strudwick Photography

Q: What do two women, blogging for the very first time in Jakarta do, when they require the skills of a professional photographer for their About Us page? A: Put in a call to Nita Strudwick in the hope she might be available to work with two photographic, inexperienced girls! To our relief Nita was happy and available to work with us. On the morning Continue Reading

Our neighbourhood mobile grocer

  One of the most endearing sounds that I have become familiar with since moving to Jakarta is the call of our mobile green-grocer, Ibu Norhayati, as she pushes her cart up our street (at 10am each day). It wasn’t until I actually spoke to her, using my ‘best Bahasa’ and with the assistance of our lovely pembantu Ibu Tuti acting as translator, Continue Reading