Blogging Highlights : Captured by Nita Strudwick


This week begins a new chapter for our gorgeous friend and talented photographer Nita Strudwick. On Wednesday Nita, her husband and daughter boarded a plane bound for the UK to begin exciting new adventures. Our long term ajb readers would know Nita has been with ‘a journey bespoke’ since the very beginning. Nita captured the very first shots of Jo and I Continue Reading

Tropical Coconut Salad Recipe

My family has been enjoying this recipe in Jakarta for four years now and it is still SO good! We often team this tropical coconut salad with chicken sate or other barbecued meats, or eat it on its own. The star of this dish is most certainly the freshly grated coconut, the perfect combo with fresh lemony kemangi (asian basil) blanched vegetables and the Continue Reading

Loving right Now | TINY STORY

Working out of her home in South Jakarta, Janneke Poerink designs one of a kind objects for the home under her exciting new label Tiny Story. Tiny Story was born out of a combination of Janneke's experiences;  a professional background in Marketing and PR in both Cinema and Magazines in her native Holland, followed by an expat posting to Singapore, formal Continue Reading

Introducing Local Artist: Dewi Tobing

On a wet Saturday afternoon, I ventured out to see what was happening at the much publicised Catalyst Arts Market Pop Up at the Graha Purna Wira building; most commonly known as a wedding reception venue in the Dharmawangsa precinct. What I encountered was a lively hall filled with the artistic achievements of some of Indonesia’s brightest and most Continue Reading