The ajb 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday

Today, in keeping with our annual tradition, we are thrilled to have a gorgeous lineup of Holiday Gift Ideas for you under our ajb theme of 'shop local' and 'shop small'. All these super stylish gifts in The ajb 2017 Holiday Gift Guide have been sourced from our favourite local artists, makers, creatives and retailers, and we've included all 'Stockists and Continue Reading

How to Make this Rich and Spicy Beef Rendang

  It is a long weekend in Jakarta; why not use this extra day to include a new local recipe in your repertoire? Beef Rendang! This is the perfect opportunity to visit your neighbourhood mobile grocer to buy fresh Indonesian spices which are the essence of authentic Rendang. Better still, bring the kids along with you to share in the experience. 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

Mira Noordhoek Hegt – Le Souq interior decorating

  Before I decided to move to Jakarta, my husband snapped a photo of a brightly decorated shop with 'hot pink wooden rabbits' in its front window. Aware of my penchant for all things 'home', he sent me the photo one cold winter's day in Sydney; in the hope it would be the perfect 'carrot' that would entice me to move with the family to Jakarta at Continue Reading