New Years Day Date Night
A Feminine Farewell
Seminyak was the perfect next stop on our vacation. After spending so much time in solitude (which was very needed) – it was great to get back out and about in a more populated area.
From beachside bars, to opulent pools, (and the best shopping I’d seen yet), Seminyak was the perfect seaside city for us to let down our hair and celebrate a little. It was also a perfect place to spend the New Year (and we actually ran into a group of friends we got to party with as well, which was an excellent added bonus!)
We spent the majority of our time exploring new restaurants and cocktail bars (we spent New Years at La Favela and it was a blast and the food was delicious), as well as laying by the pool at our hotel (the Legian) and other nearby spots (Potato Head Beach and Finn’s Beach Club – we loved Finn’s, but word to the wise – if you want a daybed, book in advance!).
I also got to visit quite a few local boutiques – and cleaned up at a few of my favorites – Palma Australia that has fairly high quality duds at reasonable prices, and the boutique at the famous Ku de Ta restaurant and beach club had some adorable pieces by Zee for Ku de Ta of which I snagged quite a few (website coming soon – follow them on insta for updates!). I also found my new fave jewelry spot – Monsieur Blonde (insta here) which features Parisian-designed, but handmade in Bali pieces that were gorgeous and high quality, as well as unique and delicate all at the same time.
One hot tip, while I’m personally a pool person anyway, if you’re headed to Seminyak, do not be expecting to spend a good amount of time on the beach there. Unfortunately, the city doesn’t have the infrastructure in place to handle the amount of trash it receives and it gets dumped in the river which ends up in the ocean… and all over the beach (this is especially true during rainy season). It was certainly sad to see, and we spent our times looking at the ocean from a pool, but it’s worth noting if you’re expecting a lot of beach time, you may want to visit one of the other nearby cities that I believe are a bit better…
Now it’s off to our last stop in Hong Kong, a quick two night excursion – but stay tuned for an update wrapping up our trip as well!