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A Shoemaker’s Son Goes Barefoot: Ferragamo Resort in Bali?

It looks like there will be a Ferragamo fashion resort in Sanur soon. Ferragamo’s hotel people are just completing negotiations on a four hectare plot of beachfront land on Mertasari Beach. We’ve got Bulgari in Bali already, Ferragamo soon, so I expect Versace won’t be far behind. Salvatore Ferragamo was a … Continue reading

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A Lush Vernissage: Davina Stephens @ Warisan Casa

Davina Stephens‘ paintings are a lush celebration of the fecundity of Bali. She expresses not only the fecundity of this tropical world in all its riotous exuberance, she reveals the fecundity that arises at the intersection of Bali with the rest of the world which beholds, adores and consumes it. … Continue reading

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Reality of Shadows, Shadows of Reality

Tonight we attended the delightfully thorny vernissage at Biasa Artspace of an exhibition enigmatically entitled Reality of Shadows, Shadows of Reality. The show marks the highly-charged collision of two artistic talents: Indonesian Ugo Untoro and Italian Filippo Sciascia, both working in Bali. Everyone who is anyone (and then some), packed the gallery … Continue reading

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Stranger II: The Sequel

Bali’s doyen of tropical island style, Made Wijaya has been penning his pithy column, Stranger in Paradise, for decades beyond count. A lush softcover compendium of these outpourings was published in 1979 by Wijaya Words, and since then it’s been an awfully long dry spell for Stranger fans, book-wise.  Well, … Continue reading

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Bali’s Own Karma Chameleon

Made Wijaya (neé Michael White) is everyone’s favourite Bali pundit, whose witty column Stranger in Paradise has delighted and confounded generations of Baliphiles. His resumé reads: yachtwreck survivor, tennis coach, pouch poser, garden designer, architect, interior designer, hotelier, carrot-topped-Oscar-Wilde-of-the-tropics, hypocrite auteur mon semblable mon frere. He’s a pen-slinger who’s never … Continue reading

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Beauty Breakout Behind Bars

Schapelle Corby, the celebrity inmate of Bali’s Kerobokan jail is in trouble again. She’s in for 20 years for smuggling drugs, in case you managed to miss this high profile case. Well, last week when her appeal of the sentence was denied, she came down with a bona fide case … Continue reading

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Rangda Comics?

Western popular culture often depicts Bali in strangely distorted ways. Case in point, the kitschy 1952 film, “Road to Bali” with Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. Here’s another popularised version of Bali: the Belgian comic book, “Barelli en Nusa Penida” by early ligne claire master Bob de Moor. … Continue reading

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