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Getting serious about grapes

About 15 months ago we began an experiment for 1 of our 2 roofs. We built a metal arbor and started to plant a local variety of grapes, in order to create a shaded space for weddings or group gatherings. Around 9 months ago we started to see our local grapes growing on the vine. […]

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Jl. Pantai Pererenan: What’s New and What’s Gone

About 13 months ago I wrote about 4 new cafes opening on our main street (Jl. Pantai Pererenan). I titled the post, “I turned my head & 4 cafes opened.” It was pre-covid and food venues were opening at a blistering pace. You would think that things would be slowing to a crawl, but you’d […]

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Airside Restaurant Takes Flight

There’s a new restaurant in Pererenan and it raises the bar for style and taste. Airside is owned by a Japanese woman (Satchi) and her Balinese husband. So trying their Japanese or Indonesian dishes is a sure thing. The bamboo architecture is jaw-droppingly cool. And the rice field views from their deck are not too […]

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Bunny cafe opens — a hop away

In these challenging times it’s a credit to the human spirit to see a cafe opening up. And it is literally a hop away. Our next door neighbor will be selling rolled ice cream, sorbets, pancakes, smoothies, smoothie bowls, milkshakes, fresh juices, coffees and chia pudding. We brought our staff to check it out: The […]

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First Grape Harvest

We planted grape vines about 7 or 8 months ago, with the goal of creating a shaded yoga / wedding space. I imagine we’re at least 6-9 months from getting enough shade to keep an event from overheating. In the meantime we are tending to the vines and have been surprised to see so many […]