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Zinc and Immunity

Zinc and Immunity

Zinc, often overshadowed by showy vitamins and new antioxidants, is an important micronutrient. It contributes to maintaining our general health and immune system, and is a key player with the latter, helping protect against pathogens and creating the basis for resisting infectious disease. Zinc – the first line of defense From the barrier of our skin to gene mutation within...

Planning the perfect Hens or Bucks party in Bali

Planning the perfect Hens or Bucks party in Bali

This content is courtesy of our partners over at Build My Wedding Bali. Whether you are getting married in Bali or keen for an EPIC send off into married life, we highly recommend planning a Hens or Bucks party in Bali, ‘The Island Of The Gods’. Not only is the sun guaranteed to shine, but with so many cool things...

Where to watch movies in Bali

Where to watch movies in Bali

For when you want to swap coconuts for popcorn, here are some of our favourite places to catch movies in Bali. Cinema XXI If you live up around Seminyak or Canggu, unfortunately you will have travel a bit to get to a larger cinema. Your options are Kuta (Beachwalk), Sunset Road (Galeria), or Denpasar (Level 21). All the cinemas are...

Meet the locals – Thomas Tirta from Nebula Cafe

Meet the locals – Thomas Tirta from Nebula Cafe

We love our food here at The Dose, so were very excited to pick the brain of the amazing Executive Chef of Nebula cafe: Thomas Tirta. He’s a busy man, overseeing not one but THREE kitchens and menus for the Nebula Cafe group (check out their Instagram to see some of Thomas’ amazing creations). Read on for this culinary insider’s...

Getting Fit & Slim with Bali’s Motion Cafe

Getting Fit & Slim with Bali’s Motion Cafe

Motion Fitness (now Motion everything) is one of the leaders of the Bali health and wellness scene. Their cafe (Motion Cafe, previously Avocado Cafe) serves up fitness oriented food. Think sweet potato waffles, protein salads, etc. They also have meal plans, perfect for a DIY health retreat or for weeks when you know you’ll be too busy to think about...

The Bali Insider Tips

The Bali Insider Tips

One of the perks of living in a place like Bali, is the amount of friends and family who come through for visits. These are the things we tell them, and are now sharing with you. Consider us your personal Bali insider. Buy a SIM card If your phone is unlocked, getting a local SIM card can make your life...

Healthy Travel Tips – Q&A with Melanie Bomba

Healthy Travel Tips – Q&A with Melanie Bomba

Even those with the best food and fitness routine at home often let it slip as soon as they’re living out of a suitcase. We talked to Motion Fitness and Cafe founder Melanie Bomba to get her healthy travel tips on how we can enjoy ourselves abroad, and still come home fitting into our clothes. I think for most of...

Bali’s Best Gyms

Bali’s Best Gyms

The wellness movement is strong in Bali, these are some of our favourite places to sweat. Motion Fitness Motion Fitness; a Bali institution, has just undergone a slick new rebrand. Luckily the class schedule remains the one we know and love, with the founder Melanie making sure everyone works up a sweat on a regular basis. Plus nothing keeps the...

Bali’s best happy hours

Some of our Bali local favourites with the best happy hours. Old Man’s | Canggu Monday – Friday 5-6 pm, 2 for 1 drinks The Old Man’s happy hour is short and sweet, but if you manage to get a few 2 for 1 margarita orders in you’ll be feeling very warm and fuzzy come sunset. Mrs Sippy | Petitenget...

Adventurous Bali Spa Treatments

Adventurous Bali Spa Treatments

Bali is best know for their Balinese massages. And while those are amazing, there is a lot of other beauty and wellness terrain to explore, should you be so inclined. Below are some of the treatments available on the island of the gods which will give you some stories to tell back home. Pedis and Tarot cards This is one...

Bali's Best Cheap Massages

Bali’s Best Cheap Massages Under $10

*Updated for 2017* You can barely walk down the street in Bali without tripping over a few spas. There are expensive ones, and there are cheap ones, it’s finding the good cheapies which are the real unicorn hunt. Any expat here worth their organic coconut oil has a few massage go-to spots saved in their phones. These are some of...

Bali’s best coffee

Bali’s best coffee

There is one thing we do not want for in Bali, and that’s smoothie bowls. It’s also coffee, specifically the good Aussie stuff (coffee snobs rejoice!). Here are some of Bali’s best coffee spots in Seminyak and Canggu to stop by for a choice cuppa joe. Seminyak Shelter Located just off Legian on the second story, Shelter has well-trained baristas...

Meet the Locals – Lolita Walters from gypsywandering.com

Meet the Locals – Lolita Walters from gypsywandering.com

Lolita Walter is something of a poster child for the healthy, digital nomadic life: she splits her time mostly between Bali and Sydney (and occasionally other hotspots such as Los Angeles). Being so well-travelled, she is wealth of knowledge for where to eat, lounge, and find the best yoga. She also happens to be a fan of vitamin IV infusions....

The Dose Weekend Guide – Hong Kong

The Dose Weekend Guide – Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of our favourite weekend getaways in Asia. This city that never sleeps has it all, from world class restaurants to fantastic dive bars, you never know where the night will end up. Here are some of our go-to spots for a weekend in Hong Kong. DAY The Cupping Room – Central Excellent coffee and avocado toast...

Meet the locals – Veronica from Last Hurrah

Meet the locals – Veronica from Last Hurrah

Veronica Neil is the brains behind the brand new hens/general good-time planner that is Last Hurrah. After working on a similar venture in Australia, once she found herself in Bali she saw a “Last Hurrah” sized gap in the market to do something similar. We’re so glad she did, because their packages sound amazing (especially, *ahem*, the Hangover Happy Place…)....

Bali’s best date nights

Bali’s best date nights

Bali may be the island of the gods, but it’s also the island of many weddings, honeymoons and even first dates. With this in mind, here are some of Bali’s best date night itineraries to scope out pre-Valentines Day. La Baracca + Da Maria Two Italian sisters, right across from each other on Petitenget. Start with dinner at La Baracca:...

The Bali Foodie Bucket List

The Bali Foodie Bucket List

There is an almost overwhelming selection of outstanding restaurants and cafes around Bali’s south. To narrow down the options, here are some dishes/drinks to try while you’re on the island, a Bali Food Bucket List… Coconut Latte Add a vegan tropical twist to your latte with the substitution of cow’s milk for the coconut variety. Sea Circus – A coconut...

Diet Detox 101 with Avocado Cafe

Diet Detox 101 with Avocado Cafe

We’re big fans of the occasional detox here at The Dose but didn’t know there were so many options available until we saw the Avocado Café detox options. In the face of so much choice, we asked their nutritionists how people can benefit from a detox and how they should be choosing a plan to maximise results. How would you...

Bali’s Best Sunset Spots

Bali’s Best Sunset Spots

With its long stretch of west-facing coastline, sunset in Bali is a bit of an event. As we come into another wet season (which means more clouds therefore more dramatic sunsets), let’s take a look at some of the best spots to park yourself at 6 pm. Here are some of Bali’s best sunset spots: Single Fin Perched on a...

Six reasons why Bali Weddings are on the rise

Six reasons why Bali Weddings are on the rise

We are thrilled to be listed as a supplier on the hot new Bali wedding planning site Build My Wedding Bali (you’ll find us under “Extras”). Here at The Dose, we’ve seen our fair share of Bali weddings where we help with pre-event energy boosts or post-wedding recovery sessions. With the trend of destination Asian weddings only growing, we spoke...

The Goods: Cafe Organic Smoothie Inspirations

The Goods: Cafe Organic Smoothie Inspirations

We are big fans of Cafe Organic here at The Dose (so much so we’re sharing their coffee cup real estate this month). Their tasty smoothie bowls and juices are Instagrammed almost as much as Bali’s sunsets. They were kind enough to give us the recipes to a few of their special blends, so we chose three which pair nicely...

Our favourite travel hacks

One use for our IVs is to rehydrate and boost the immune system with vitamins and antioxidants pre and post-travel.  Patients who use IV therapy before a big trip report feeling better than usual when they land. We also see a lot of people who want to give their body a kick start once they land after a long flight...

remix juice cleanse bali

Diary of a Remix Bali Juice Cleanse

For the month of October, Remix Bali is giving all our Anti-Aging Detox IV patients RP300K off one of their five-day juice cleanses. In the name of research (and undoing a month of high season madness), I did one of their intermediate three-day cleanse – all liquids, all the time for three days. So here is the lowdown on juice...

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Meet the Locals – Andrea from Mailbird

As CEO of Mailbird, Andrea Loubier heads up one of Bali’s most promising tech startups while still somehow finding the energy to explore the region like it’s going out of style. Never afraid to try something new, Andrea is a wealth of information on everything from Bali waterfalls to project management software. A Bali local of over four years, we...

Bali International restaurants

Around the world in 10 Bali Restaurants

If you like to eat, and eat well, Bali is heaven. One of our favourite things about the island (well, the south and Ubud) is the wide variety of international restaurants Bali supports alongside our nasi campur. It just comes down to where in the world you feel like eating on any given day. Below we show you how to...

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Talking Beauty & IVs with Minyo33

We recently met the lovely Indonesian beauty blogger Minyo (@minyo33) when she tried one of our Anti-aging Detox IVs. We took the opportunity to pick her beautiful brain and find out what products she’s loving right now, what sneaky beauty tool you should pick up when you’re next in an apotek, and how you can get your makeup to last...

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Meet the locals: Stefano and Agnese from Jungle Cafe

If you like your pizza with a rice paddy view, Stefano and Agnese Masciolini’s recently opened Umalas cafe is the place for you. Jungle cafe is also an excellent spot to park yourself with a laptop and get some espresso-fueled work done. We chatted with the Italian siblings to find out how the Italians found themselves serving up pizza and...

Bali non-fiction beach books

Non-fiction beach reads for lazy Bali days

Whether you’re on holiday or live here, there’s nothing better than a day on a sun lounger with a good book. Leave the chicklit at home, here are some recommendations for non-fiction (mostly) travel writing that will take you on a literary poolside adventure. Snowing in Bali: The Incredible Inside Account of Bali’s Hidden Drug World – Kathryn Bonella It’s...

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Meet the Locals: Camille from Novotel Bali Nusa Dua

A Bali resident for over four years, Camille was recently promoted to Executive Assistant Manager at Novotel Bali Nusa Dua. Prior to her southern relocation, she was part of The Royal Beach Seminyak’s marketing team and called Canggu home. She is originally from France and speaks a ridiculous number of languages. How did you end up working in the hotel...

Coffee at Jungle

Bali Foodie – If you like this, try this…

Bali is a bit of a foodie paradise, but it’s easy to get settled into routines. We find our locals and stick with them. Here are a few suggestions if you’re looking to shake things up. Go on, we dare you! If you like Nalu Bowls, try The Spicy Coconut Bali has no shortage of fantastic (and oh so instagrammable)...

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