KOMANEKA AT RASA SAYANG

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Photography by Jerald. Editing by Becca.  In collaboration with Komaneka Rasa Sayang.

I was recently in Bali for an exciting film campaign shoot for OPPO Singapore (going live in September, yay!). It was a 48 hours trip and of course, we have to take a trip to Ubud! Ubud is rich in culture and abundant in picturesque views making it one of my favourite places to go. From endless rice paddy fields to Tegenugan Waterfall and the Monkey Forest, Ubud has an impeccable place in my heart just as Komaneka Rasa Sayang. Being in Ubud for the third time, Komaneka easily sits right at the top as the best resort I have ever been. There is no denying the interiors and exteriors are insane – infinity pool, lush green and the best bath tub would have given Komaneka 5 stars but the crew's service? I would give it rounds and rounds of applause if I could. Every staff is kind and attentive, greeting us with wide smiles and the best tea to settle in comfortably. I feel incredibly spoilt every single moment and I am so incredibly thankful for this experience! And of course, how can it be considered a 100 points if we didn't talk about food? Resident kitchen, Madu Manis is a spacious terrace overlooking the pool and lush tropical vegetation. The menu features Mediterranean cuisine  as well as luscious Indonesian dishes. Of which that we ordered, the Soto Ayam is my favourite. I know, above the snappers? Indeed. The broth is tasty and serves with the best chili padi, ever. Okay, I am getting hungry as it goes. I hope you enjoyed this really short guide on the best place to stay in Ubud and I will catch you back with a travel guide real soon! Till then, Komaneka! I'd be back x

WISH YOU WERE HERE

Photography by Jerald. Editing by Becca.  In collaboration with Revolve & Lovers + Friends.

Clearly, I am obsessed with Bali and that's no secret but here is what's new – I've finally took a trip down to Nusa Penida Islands also known as Bali's secret gem! I kid you not, it almost felt like I was in Greece in that moment. With barely any tourists in sight, breezing through Nusa Penida is an absolute wonder. With insane rock formations and oceans so blue, I could get lost in it for a long, long time. I am so happy I got to cross off Nusa Penida from my bucket list and to cross off this stunning white number of my wishlist! I have been obsessing with the Malia rompers for the longest time and when it came out in a crochet option, I was floored! I don't want to start an awfully long ramble on how much I love this romper but I've been wearing it endlessly since. I am working on a travel guide to Nusa Penida and I promise, *promise* it'd be up before the end of this month! Yup, I just made you guys a promise. 

EMBER

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Photography by Jerald. Editing by Becca.  In collaboration with Revolve & Tularosa.

And yellow's all the rage this season so it's no mere wonder why I've started collecting a wardrobe filled with dresses and ruffly off shoulder tops in this sun-drenched hue. While this thorny shade is known to be unflattering on most skin tones, tularosa has got it all figured out in this ember one-piece! Shying from the deep mustard shade and pastel 50s hue, this buttercup yellow piece adorned with the cutest pom poms have easily made it's way to my top favourite swim pieces. Now it's time to turn your wardrobe into a technicolour dream and serve endless sunny side up looks!

SAND DUNES & THE SLIP DRESS

Photography by Jerald. Editing by Becca.  In collaboration with Revolve & Lovers + Friends.

It is no mere wonder that the White Sand Dunes is perhaps one of the places on everyone's checklist when visiting Mui Ne. Besides the the 4AM call time and open jeep ride all the way up these majestic sandy sculptures, watching the sun slowly peek up into the sky was one of the the moments I count myself infinitely blessed to be alive. I remember in an interview for a travel gram account feature where I mentioned that the love for traveling has taught me to find magic in the smallest things and indeed, it was a pretty damn magical moment. I knew it was extra of me to be dressed in a slip dress that almost tripped me at every step but hey, you know what they say– #doitforthegram! It was a perfect fit for the sand dunes, that pearlescent bone hue and almost mermaid-like draping did make me feel like I was almost on cloud nine. Also, did you realise this slip dress is my third baby sent by REVOLVE? Yup, third. I have it in all colours available: Bone, Champagne and Nude. Now, this is quite an obsession ain't it?

MOONCHILD BY BECCA

From the moment I step foot into the artisanal market in Indonesia, I was in love. Well, love on a different spectrum really. A love for the lady sitting by the corner, hand weaving these incredibly beautiful rattan bags that drew me in instantly. These bags are nothing like what that has been seen on the mainstream fashion markets — they promote a culture of passion and craft, making the hand-weaving community in Indonesia something I was infinitely curious about. I began to learn the story and soon enough, Moonchild was born. 

With every single bag hand-weaved and lined with a different batik design, it felt like an accent I've been missing. These precious bags take up to several weeks to make and The Luna Backpack, especially! The craft that comes with the word handmade has so much stories to tell and I hope to bring their story to you. One bag at a time.  

Meet the first collection of Moonchild By Becca featuring my all time favourite – The Luna Bag alongside with The Juniper Bag & The Jaipur Bag. All these bags are ethically sourced and is aimed at promoting the culture of these amazing artisanal communities in Indonesia. 

Click here to shop now!

SUMMER IN MUI NE

Photography by Jerald. Editing by Becca.  In collaboration with Revolve & Majorelle.

There is something about the infinite warmth of the sun and the dreamy gaze of the ocean that makes a coastal getaway an endless pursuit. I find myself relieving the smallest moments by the beach – applying sunblock, snapping polaroids, dressing in the cutest white sun dress or even that faint scent of the sea that got tangled up in my tress that makes me wish I could teleport right back. Mui Ne has been nothing but bundles of endless surprises and nostalgia and I can't wait to bring you guys on the trip with me.  You'd find that I am eternally dressed in Revolve while on vacation and I am not even the least bit complaining! Also, did I mention just how ridiculously yummy Vietnamese Pho is? Seriously guys.