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

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

Quick and Tasty Asian-Inspired Noodle Salad

Sometimes it's hard to come up with a quick and tasty meal that everyone in the family will enjoy. My repertoire of these types of meals is somewhat tired and predictable. Fortunately a precious friend from back home came to my rescue the other day when she emailed me a recipe for her Asian-inspired noodle salad. She was prompted by the photo of Continue Reading

Market Feature #2 : Ayo ke Pasar Santa

Until quite recently, Pasar Santa (located in the hip neighbourhood of Kebayoran Baru in South Jakarta), was not considered a funky place to hang out. The traditional market had become tired and struggled to attract stallholders.  And yet, when screening locals for recommendations on pasars to frequent for our monthly Pasar feature, the Continue Reading