Today’s spot in Bali was at Roosterfish Beach Club in Uluwatu! It’s part of the hotel we were staying at, and they have free shuttles bringing you down every hour. We were bummed we only had one night at the Renaissance! It’s a little tough to only stay somewhere one night… it’s too much traveling and too little time actually enjoying the area you’re in. We decided next time we book a trip we’re having a 2 night minimum rule at each hotel!
The food here was bomb… we got fish tacos, icy chilled king prawns, and red snapper ceviche. Everything was so dang fresh!
My bikini is from Vitamin A. I love the print and color, but I always go back and forth between whether or not I like high waisted bottoms on me! I have big hips so I’m not sure it’s very flattering… I tend to like the skimpy bikinis better on me! What’s your favorite bikini bottom style? Mine is the high rise Brazilian (low in the middle, and then hiking the sides up to the hips, kind of like 80’s style).
We just got to Nusa Lembongan and we’re about to head out for drinks and dinner. Muah!
Hi guys 🙂
We just made it back to Bali after 2 nights in Jakarta for the wedding. The wedding itself was gorgeous, but Jakarta itself was a little hectic. It didn’t really feel like vacation. But we’re back in our favorite place and so ready to enjoy the next week here. We just checked into probably one of the nicest hotels I’ve ever stayed at, called Six Senses in Uluwatu. We’re here for the next two nights, so we’re going to enjoy every moment. Rudy’s in the shower now, I’m just waiting for him to finish getting ready so we can go get dinner at one of the restaurants.
I wanted to share with you guys basically the only 3 hairstyles I do in Bali. It’s SO hot and humid here so I can’t even BOTHER with my curling iron. I shouldn’t even have brought my hair dryer, since all of the hotels have one in the rooms. So I basically brought those two hair tools for nothing haha.
I actually like when my hair gets beachy wavy/curly from the humidity, so the hairstyle I’ve been doing most is half up / half down. My hair’s really thick so when it’s humid, it can look frizzy, so I just pull those pieces back! It’s really cute to tie a bandana around the hair tie to dress up your look.
The easiest hairstyle I do is the messy twisty bun. This also waves my hair (and makes it less frizzy because I keep it compacted in the hair tie).
My ”crazy” hairstyle is the space buns. You do need a comb though to separate your hair evenyl! The only bad thing is that this style starts to hurt my head after about 5 hours LOL.
Okay Rudy is ready so we’re off to dinner… talk soon!
This is my ballerina moment! I just needed to point my toes a tad bit more 😉
As you can see the sunset tonight in Seminyak was very romantic. We ran down to the beach and danced in the reflections until the sun went completely down. You know when you just know during a certain moment that you’ll always remember it?! This was one of those moments!
Rudy and I have been an on early bedtime / get up before sunrise schedule the entire time we’ve been in Bali, and it’s been SO great. We have so much time in the mornings to get shit done before we start our day. I wish it was always this easy! Tonight is our last night in Seminyak before we go to Jakarta tomorrow morning for the wedding festivities. We were talking tonight about how we need to start training ourselves to stay up past 9 pm so we don’t fall asleep at the wedding haha. Maybe we will take a nap before the ceremony to make sure we’re energized 🙂
An oversized white button up shirt will never go out of style in my eyes! I feel like everyone should have at least one. I think I have 20, but I wear all of them, and to me they’re all different haha. I’m obsessed with the one we designed for Montazami Brand [see here]
Today we kept it easier than yesterday. We woke up early (4:30 am haha) and worked on the computer + drank coffee in bed until about 8 am, when we went to the gym. We got a good workout in (or at least a good workout for being on vacation lol) and then ate a yummy breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Ubud jungle. We were bummed knowing we had to eventually leave the Viceroy!
We chilled by the pool for a bit before our foot reflexology massage at noon. Have you guys tried foot reflexology before? Apparently I’ve been hiding under a rock because I just found out what it is. Rudy was reading me the different spa treatment options and when he read this one I almost freaked out. I alwaaaays ask Rudy to squeeze my feet, and this is basically the professional version of feet squeezing, with some great benefits. Foot reflexology is known to help with blood circulation, anxiety/stress, stimulation of organs, improved energy, etc.) They basically apply tons of pressure to certain areas of the foot but it feels SO GOOD. It’s like a mixture of squeezing, pressure, and massage. I felt like a new person walking out of that spa. Ugh, I want more! Now I’m super intrigued about reflexology…. can I get it on my hands and head?! For some reason my hands, feet, and head love intense squeezing pressure. Anyone else?!
the sunset reflecting on the rice terraces outside our villa
our villa and private pool (!!)
two happy campers
another pair of happy campers
our private backyard
posted up at the pool in Indigo Swimwear (this collection launches Feb. 23rd!)
This trip has been absolutely incredible so far… it’s almost hard to believe how beautiful it is out here in Ubud. I’ve been to Bali once when I was in college, but already this trip has been so different! Last time I stayed in Seminyak and Uluwatu, and it was more of a party trip. There will be some partying on this trip since we’re here for a wedding, but we’re enjoying our ”zen” here in Ubud before that.
The photos above are all from our stay at Chapung Sebali, which is a boutique hotel in Ubud. We booked it through The Asia Collective, and they set us up in a private villa overlooking the jungle. We had dinner at their popular restaurant Jungle Fish, and chilled by the Jungle Fish Pool Bar during the day. The staff was sooo friendly and it felt very ”homey” and special there… probably because it’s a boutique hotel. We were sad to leave after just one night, but I’d love to go back there one day.
Not pictured: the open gym overlooking the jungle. We worked out for about 30 min before breakfast.
The Jungle Fish pool bar was very ”happening” for Ubud. It’s open to the public (for a fee) and there’s fun music playing. It was nice because we had the option of chilling here or at our own pool if we wanted more privacy.
They actually provided me with a discount code for you guys to use if you are interested in booking! The code is ”Returning2019” and it gives you guys a 20% discount on their non-refundable rate for
direct booking only with minimum stay of 2 nights. (For their high demand
periods (1 July – 30 September and 24 December – 5 January), a minimum of 5
nights reservation is required for this offer.)
I could cry I’m so happy! I mean look at this place… it is absolutely unreal. Everywhere we turn it’s pure beauty. Our first night in Ubud was everything we wanted: romantic, peaceful, and luxurious. The one thing is that we are so tired!! More like exhausted. We could barely keep our eyes open tonight passed 8 pm haha. Even though we have been relaxing and enjoying ourselves, we still need to catch up on rest. I’m going to sleep now because we have a big day tomorrow. Goodnight!
This might’ve been the best (yet stressful) Valentine’s Day yet! I had work from 9-3 down in OC, then we drove straight up to LA to get all of our stuff packed, and STILL had time for a romantic make-your-own sushi night at our place with the boys! The way Diego and Rudy set everything up was just the cutest thing, and the sushi was DELISH. Sara and I had a chocolate fondue set that we were going to set up for them, but we ran out of time. We had to get ready to leave for the airport and Sara and Diego were going to a Ja Rule concert!
Our flight was at 11:30 pm so we slept like babies on the flight, especially the one from Taipei to Bali…. I was exhausted!
We just made it to Bali and we couldn’t be happier to start our two week vacation. First up, Ubud!
The setting sounds great right? Sitting at the Butcher’s Daughter restaurant, sipping my matcha latte, eating my avocado toast, and having a good conversation with my sis next to me. Everything was juuuuust dandy until I saw the little present the parking police left me on my windshield… my very first parking ticket in LA! To be honest that’s pretty good for living here for 7 1/2 years haha. So with a $73 ticket to pay, now you know why I call it the $80 toast 😉
Rudy and I are getting packed up for our trip to Bali. I cannot wait to be in the warm tropical climate… sitting at the beach and exploring some beautiful places. My friend gave me a little Bali restaurant guide so that’s going to be a huge help. Do you guys have any general Bali recs?
Today was a dream! Sara and I were asked to model for a TV segment with Extra, featuring the red carpet trends for this year’s Oscar’s. Our friend Berri from Berri Goldfarb PR was the one to thank for having us on, and we’re so grateful! It’s great exposure and hopefully it leads to other things later on 🙂
We’re not exactly sure what day it will be airing on TV, but I’ll let you guys know as soon as I find out!
Which look is your fav? My favorite was the red dress, but the spaghetti straps kept falling down mid-filming! I tried to put them back up as professionally as I could haha. I hope they will edit that out nicely…
So Rudy and I had the apartment showings on Friday for 2 different places in Dana Point. Since my dad is a real estate agent, he was able to show both of them to us! My dad’s been helping us through the entire process, and it’s been very helpful having his resources.
We went to the golf course property first, and I absolutely loved the vibe. It’s very home-y, it has a lot of light, and it’s in a great location. I like how there’s hardwood floors throughout, and the patio view is the gorgeous golf course. The cons are the bathrooms and kitchen are outdated, there’s ugly drawer lining in every cupboard (easy fix), and there’s only 1 garage space.
The second property from the outside was NOT my vibe. Ugly building, right on a busy street. Also, you had to walk up two flights of stairs. When we walked in, the living room and fireplace were great, and there was an amazing ocean view from the patio. The kitchen was remodeled, along with both bathrooms. There was an awkward sized room in the middle of the 2 bedrooms, but it would be great for a second closet area for me.
Between the two properties, the first one won by a landslide. It had our vibe. It felt right, and the second one just didn’t. Which one is your favorite? It’s hard to get a true feel for the apartments unless you’re there in person, but maybe you guys can tell just from the photos.
We applied to the first property, and we’re waiting to hear back from the listing agent! Apparently we are competing with an older single woman. We’ll find out if we got it tomorrow, so I’ll keep you guys posted 🙂