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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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Maintenance Items

During this pandemic downtime, it is a good idea to repair and upgrade whatever you can, since there are zero guests to disturb. Repair small leaks, install a few solar lights, plant a few new plants. Etc It is not the most exciting things to do, but they’re necessary. Bali opened up to local tourists […]

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First Wedding at Ohana Retreat Bali

Yes, in the middle of this crazy pandemic we were able to host a super lovely wedding. Under 25 people plus Zoom. On the roof, overlooking the Indian Ocean, and with a constant breeze. We all felt safe and happy to be able to make this event happen for Sammy and Rema. Sammy and Rema […]