20 May, 2016

Lost in the Right Direction

UNTIL I can really get away, I’m slowly savouring and living vicariously through Anna Chittenden’s Lost Guides: Bali.

You might have caught us last in Milan where we visited for the Salone del Mobile/Milan Design Week which was an incredible experience ticked off the bucket list. And while there’s Paris and potentially a trip home to Melbourne slated next, I am totally hanging out for the email-free days, discovering new spas, eating incredible food and being surrounded by the sea. I long for midnight swims, room service and frangipani-filled air.

ON REPEAT Beyonce’s Lemonade, on repeat since day 1. If you’ve been following our blog for long enough, you’ll realise we adore Warsan Shire whose poetry features in this album.

MADE Hor fun noodles and pulut hitam (Asian rice pudding made with black rice) for dessert for today with fresh ingredients from our neighbourhood market. Everything from noodles to black rice and eggs was purchased from our local, which is what I love. To make the most bomb ass pulut hitam, take 200 grams of black rice, a hunk of gula melaka sugar to taste, salt to taste & bring out the flavours, and a knot of pandan leaves. Throw into a pot with 5 cups of water and stir on a medium fire for an hour or so. Add a lash of coconut milk when the consistency is that of risotto – you know, gluggy, glossy and absolutely delectable. Serve warm or chilled.

THEY say to pick a job that you don’t need a holiday from and while I appreciate the sentiment, I think rest is so underrated. Rest is essential for sanity, creativity, for loving yourself and others.

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