How to Make our Healthy Green Jakarta Smoothie

  Is it too late for a New Year's Resolution?... a smoothie or a green juice each day! In this case it's a smoothie. The ingredients are blended which technically makes it a smoothie. Living in this tropical fruit paradise makes the search for that perfect morning drink a cinch, and it couldn't be easier to source ingredients in Continue Reading

Our neighbourhood mobile grocer

  One of the most endearing sounds that I have become familiar with since moving to Jakarta is the call of our mobile green-grocer, Ibu Norhayati, as she pushes her cart up our street (at 10am each day). It wasn’t until I actually spoke to her, using my ‘best Bahasa’ and with the assistance of our lovely pembantu Ibu Tuti acting as translator, Continue Reading

Introducing Dian Rosa: Kemala Home Living Founder

  Jo and I have been following Jakarta based Kemala Home Living on Instagram this year. After making sure the practicalities are sorted like looking into home warranty companies, both of us have a soft spot for traditional products with a modern twist, and often commenting on how much we admired their textiles and wooden pieces, particularly their Continue Reading

The Canelé Taste-Off

  Yesterday I got chatting to a lady who has children at the same school as me. After a bit of conversation we realised that we actually live a few streets apart from each other (not such an unusual coincidence in Jakarta, as many of us expats seem to dwell in just a handful of suburbs). Anyway, we then got to talking about why we chose our Continue Reading