Loving right Now – Local EDIT

Loving Local, Buying Local and Supporting Local is a philosophy that has started to gain momentum in Jakarta, with social media being at the forefront of this message. Studies show that communities who support local, 'encourage the uniqueness of communities, reduce environmental impact, create jobs, promote a sense of community and encourage local Continue Reading

Easter Rocky Road

For many of you, Easter celebrations are about to begin and if you happen to have moved to Jakarta within the last twelve months, you may be wondering where Easter Bunny will source his eggs this year. Have no fear... this Friday, our ajb New Post Friday will provide you with a comprehensive list of where you can find many of your Easter needs, right here in Continue Reading

Recipes for Easy Entertaining

  Here are a couple of quick and easy recipes that have become a bit of a staple when that impromptu get together takes place. The Hummus recipe is an adaptation of a recipe by the wonderful Stephanie Alexander, which has been modified and tweaked to include local ingredients. The Spiced Tropical Punch reminds me of both my Mum and her mother (my Continue Reading

Marimekko Love

Early in our friendship, Liz and I realised we had many things in common. To begin with, we are both teachers, we have an (un)healthy love of coffee, shoes and more coffee and we are fascinated by our new home city of Jakarta (hence this blog!). But perhaps the most exciting thing that I discovered early in the piece was our shared love of Marimekko (if you Continue Reading