Spotlight on our favourite South Jakarta Streets

Streets

What are you up to this weekend? We are coming to the middle weekend of the school holidays for our kids in Jakarta. It's been great to jump out of the regular school-day routines this week, reconnect with each other and recharge. For those of you who celebrated Easter last weekend, we hope you had a great day! Here are a few links to our 'Street 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

ajb’s Expat Guide on ‘How to Thrive in Jakarta’

Firstly, Happy New Year and welcome back to a journey bespoke. It's so nice to have you join us again for this, the start of our third year of blogging. We are excited to be back in Jakarta and are rearing to go! Today's post is for all those newbies to Jakarta - or those who are on their way to the Big Durian. We still recall what it felt like to pack Continue Reading

Gitte Baker – Tropical Jakarta meets Nordic Chic

I was introduced to Gitte's GBAKER designs in my first year living in Jakarta, after accepting an invitation to her Open House. What a DISCOVERY! Gitte had beautifully combined local materials with a Danish aesthetic (think copper, leather, clay and teak) to produce a collection of design savvy and functional pieces. I was immediately HOOKED!  Since that Continue Reading