Holiday Gift Wrapping using Foliage and Fabric

Happy Friday everyone! I'll be first to admit that I am not the best gift wrapper, but I do love to decorate a gift to make up for my shortcomings with straight creases and square edges. This year I was inspired more than ever to decorate my holiday gifts using beautiful natural Indonesian foliage and fruit foraged in my neighbourhood and in my garden. Continue Reading

7 house plants you cannot kill in Jakarta

plants

In today’s post we hope to inspire you to go buy some house plants this weekend! Adding greenery to your home is not a new concept, but Jakarta is definitely 'heaven' for plants that love to live indoors but we've still got to be careful of the houseplant pests that we could welcome into our home. Our warm tropical climate and the extraordinary number of Continue Reading

Bar Carts are having a Revival : Here’s where to get Yours

Bar Cart

You might remember around this time last year I posted ‘Project Bed Head’ a 'How To" story about my 17 year old daughter Charlotte choosing a ‘Parisian theme’ for her bedroom refurb. (When we moved to Jakarta Charlotte was 12, I can't believe how the time has flown and my eldest daughter is nearly all grown up!) Ok, back to the post!  Since then, Charlotte 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