Mira Noordhoek Hegt – Le Souq interior decorating

  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

Loving right Now

  One of my favourite Jakarta pass times is fossicking outside of the busy malls, for locally made and designed homewares, with some International brands thrown in from time to time. Jakarta has a rapidly expanding collection of boutique stores that are reasonably priced and a lot of fun to explore. The popularity for locally made and designed, Continue Reading

Brekkie Time in Jakarta

These early morning starts, which are typical in Jakarta, are a killer on the appetite. Who feels like eating a hearty breakfast at 5.30am? I recall our first week in Jakarta, feeling almost panicked at the realisation that 5.30am was my new wake up time. With kids catching a school bus at 6.35am (I could have rounded to 6.30am but that extra 5 minutes means Continue Reading