LILYA designer Lisa Chedanne, takes a couple of trips a year to source fabrications, research and product design in Bali. Although she is busy overseeing the new LILYA collections, she still has a little time for some fun and play. Here are her insights on what to do around Seminyak….
EAT: My personal faves are Mamasan, Cafe Bali, Potato Head, Sarong, Sardine, Betelnut, Crate Cafe in Canggu and the Cornerhouse. My new favourite is Hank’s Pizza and Liqueur for catching up with friends. I also love Nasi Campur at local Warungs.
COCKTAILS: The W hotel has some great cocktails, but I do prefer the more low-key vibe at Potato Head. I love enjoying a cocktail at beach bars at Sunset!
EXPLORE: Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Cenigan and Gili Islands, if you want beautful beaches and swimming. You also can’t go past Ubud for more cultural Bali experience and beautiful rice fields.
SHOP: Wanderlust for swim and gym wear, Sailors Falls Finery for swimwear and lifestyle, Drifter for retro surf wear and I love Natasha for clothes. Also, the homewares shopping is endless, so amazing!
RELAX: At the beautiful beaches on the Bukit, at a spa like OSPA in Seminyak or I also love Mosiac Beach club at Batu Belig to have lunch and a swim on the weekend.
STAY: Villa Karisa in Seminyak or Brown Feather in Batu Belig or rent a beautiful Villa.
CHECK OUT: Motel Mexicola for it’s margaritas and amazing Mexican fun interior! Also check out Old Mans in Canggu for a cool laid back surfer vibe!
MUST DO: If you want to dance check out La Favela, the interior and music are great and everyone just wants to dance… so much fun!
3 THINGS TO PACK: A swimsuit, sunglasses and a party dress that looks great with your newly acquired Bali tan!
Images via Google, Pinterest, Trip Advisor, The Bali Bible & Krista Eppelstun