Blogging Highlights : Captured by Nita Strudwick

Nita

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

Best Of : Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta

Best coffee spots in Jakarta

We are breaking with tradition this week and bringing you not ONE, but a BUNDLE of posts to enjoy this weekend. If you are a new ' a journey bespoke' reader or new to Jakarta, a very warm welcome to you! Over the next couple of weeks we will be serving up some of our favourite posts, refreshed and updated. Today we are beginning where our friendship began Continue Reading

How to make fresh flowers last longer in Jakarta

‘How to make fresh flowers last longer in Jakarta’ was inspired by our perennial love of gorgeous blooms and foliage and our weekly ‘fresh flower buying’ routines. For Jo and I, flowers are an essential home decor item, but they also represent much more. The simple habit of visiting our local flower markets or ‘pasar bunga’ has become a significant part of Continue Reading

Authentic Indonesian Gado Gado to make this Weekend

Gado Gado is what I need! I'm in a bit of a food rut this week. The prolonged rainy season in Jakarta has stopped me springing out of bed for my early morning 'lari pagi' 'morning run' (actually it is more like a trot) and I have been eating way too much cake...so this week it's all about 'upping' my veggie intake, getting back on track and making one of Continue Reading