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EVENTS & TRAVELS

MY BALI RETREAT AT THE SANTAI BY LIFESTYLERETREATS

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The Santai is an exclusive retreat by Lifestyleretreat, nestled in a quiet neighbourhood close to picturesque rice fields and local village temples but also just a short 15-minute drive from the shops, restaurants and buzzing nightlife of Seminyak.

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villaoutdoor2I was super impressed when I arrived at The Santai due to the architecture of the entire place. It seemed like every piece of furniture or building material has been carefully selected in order to give the guests a peaceful and unique Balinese experience. We were greeted by the friendly staff upon arrival and we were served with some delicious light bites too, which I thought was a nice touch to welcome us to the villa.

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pool1instaI have been dying for this retreat since like forever due to my hectic lifestyle. I woke up every morning with my very own pool view plus the breakfast choice of my own! My favourite was the Japanese bento box! 🙂 Yes, the staff would bring in the food to you anytime you want, I felt so pampered!

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thesantai6aThis retreat trip at The Santai has given me a chance to calm my soul and relax my mind. I didn’t check my business/work emails for my entire stay and I finally got the time to appreciate my beautiful surroundings. I got to do some yoga in the morning by the pool surrounded by tropical greenery. And I enjoyed some in-villa massages too! Totally the life I dreamt for.

 


 

The pool at The Santai is massive. I enjoyed the pool so much with my holiday squad as you can see! After some pool times, I always go for a quick shower outdoor in my master bedroom after my swim or sunbathing.

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thesantai3The master bedroom also comes with gorgeous bathtub that is perfect for a nice salt bath for my own time. It was so quiet and peaceful in the villa and I nearly felt asleep one afternoon in the bathtub.

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ensuite2The ensuite in master bedroom has direct access to the pool in the villa. Every bedroom in the villa has its own ensuite but only the master bedroom has direct access to the pool. A very cool feature in my opinion as I would brush my teeth in the morning and go straight into the pool for a quick swim before my breakfast.

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thesantai7There are plenty of beautiful spots within the villa itself that you can explore and enjoy. This pool villa is perfect for family and friends where you can spend some precious time together and relax at the same time. Or you can also have the entire villa all by yourself! Why not hey!

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THE VISIONIST X KOH LIPE

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It has been nearly 2 months since I last written a blog post. I have been very hectic in past 2 months with moving and traveling, hence the delay! Here’s a quick update with you guys for my trip on Koh Lipe Island in Thailand.

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This island is amazing, full of nice people, good food and great vibe. If you are looking for a summer getaway, this could be one of your option!

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The sand is as soft and as white as it looks, and the water shades of turquoise. There aren’t much dead corals there, so it’s a bliss to walk on the beach! The food is cheap, and plenty of options for seafood. Cheap beer, cheap food, what else do you need on your holiday? There’s a walking street on the island which has a great vibe for night life. Live bands and music can to be your great companions at night too!

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It’s goodbye for now, but I am sure that I will be back again!

THE VISIONIST X THE HOXTON, SHOREDITCH

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The Hoxton Hotel, Shoreditch is a cleverly designed hotel with stylish rooms that come with everything you need for a super comfy stay. It’s suitable for anyone regardless you are a couple, family, or for a gentleman like me on a business trip.

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Only few minutes walk from the underground station, The Hoxton is situated in a prime location surrounded by shops and restaurants. The room is so chic and you have everything you need from the basic essentials to free Wi-Fi, fresh milk, radio, books and more. Oh! And the daily breakfast bag drop filled with OJ, granola pot and banana.

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Enjoy the gallery below and you will get to see the beautiful interior design of the hotel and the room that I stayed during my business trip. For your information, all of their double room has the same design!

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The hotel lounge has an excellent vibe with reading area and also comfy sofas for coffee break. There’s also a  contemporary restaurant in the hotel that serves American inspired food.

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It was a very pleasant experience staying in The Hoxton Hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room and shower room were super tidy and clean. There’s nothing negative about this hotel in all honesty, and I love the fact that they have MANY sockets in the room. You don’t have to fight for socket with anyone in there. 🙂

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GIORGIO ARMANI – FILMS OF CITY FRAMES

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Giorgio Armani  and BFI London Film Festival has gathered 4 talented schools and produced 4 inspiring short films. It was my honour to attend the Films of City Frames global premiere which took place in BFI Southbank with special Ambassador, Dame Helen Mirren and followed by a panel discussion moderated by esteemed journalist Tim Blanks. I was very impressed by students as the standard of the films was as good as professional filmmakers in my opinion. The films have presented laughter, motivation, inspiration and love.

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Enjoy the 4 films below and VOTE for your favourite!

Legacy – Academia Internacional de Cinema

I Love You – Seoul Institute of the Arts

Clarity – Sydney Film School

Midnight – Scuola Holden

Which is your FAVOURITE? What’s your vision?

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My favourite was Clarity by Sydney Film School.

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