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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Keeping Healthy with Vitamin B

Vitamin B is an important group of vitamins that keep your cell metabolism humming along, providing energy as well as resilience against stress and balanced moods. The most common deficiency in this group is in B12, especially among vegetarians/vegans (most food sources are animal-based). Deficiency in B12 can manifest as lethargy and anemia, with other B deficiencies occasionally causing skin...

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Bali Instagram Inspiration #BaliLife

Living in Bali comes with an obligation to inundate Instagram friends with pictures of pools, beaches, and rice paddies (#sorrynotsorry). Whether you’re curious what life is like on the island, or looking for some inspiration to see you through to your next visit, these are some of the residents of (or frequent visitors to) Bali whose accounts we love. (P.S....

Bali Cocktail Bingo

Part of the fun of visiting Bali is eating and drinking your way around town. For the benefit of your Instagram feed, here are some of the must tries (according to us). Since everyone loves a challenge, we’ve also provided you a Bali Cocktail bingo board in case you want a delicious challenge over your holiday. Game on. Mexicola –...

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Methanol poisoning in Bali

You may have heard the scary stories of people dying from tainted cocktails in Bali. Here is the low-down on how to stay safe, and what to look for if you think you may have methanol poisoning. Methanol and Arak Methanol is the simplest form of alcohol and is closely related to ethanol (the type of alcohol normally found in...

How to prevent a hangover

Dear reader – this is not written from a doctor’s point of view, rather anecdotally from people who know their way around a morning-after headache. Our doctor (and mothers) would just say “don’t drink so much.” Well, true that works, but no one’s sticking to that plan when you’re settling down for a long night at the wedding’s most boring...

Meet the locals – Simen from Nemis and Pasar Pasar

Simen is the boss man of streetwear clothing brand Nemis and streetwear marketplace Pasar Pasar. After being based in Asia for the last five years, Simen knows Bali well. We pick his brain on fashion, sunsets, and just generally living the good life. How did you end up making and selling clothes online? I love photography, and the visual aspect...

Bali Favourites – Best of Eating and Drinking in South Bali

If you think a trip to the tropics means a break from flat whites, avocado on toast and non-surfwear related shopping, well, you’re wrong. Bali is incredible in many ways but is killing it more than ever these days thanks to all the expats who are setting up cafes and restaurants. Meaning should they be missed, you’re never far away...

Our Go-To Apps for Travel

A well stocked phone can mean the difference between a good meal and a great meal, not to mention getting to the restaurant in one piece. Here are some of our favourite travel apps we love to use both in Bali and when we head further afield (road tripppppp!). GrabTaxi, Uber and GoJek All fantastic options for getting around when...

Meet the locals – Mel from The Spicy Coconut

If you haven’t been over to Batu Belig’s The Spicy Coconut, it’s time to make the pilgrimage. Their food is healthy and incredibly Instagram worthy, but there’s also a level of care and attention to detail about the cafe which demonstrates the co-founders Mel and Gede’s pride in the food they serve and their respect for the local ingredients. Whether...

Hu’u Villas – Bali’s ultimate party accommodation

One of the amazing things about Bali is it can be whatever you want it to be – from eat pray loving it to all out bender, the island has you covered. If you’re here to play, be sure to check out Hu’u Villas. These places are architecturally gorgeous (we’ve been given the drool-worthy tour) as well as smart. And...

Meet the locals – Lani from Gu Guide

Local blogger Lani is not afraid to go where others won’t, her posts are sometimes cheeky, and always fun, and feel as if you’ve got a friend in the know giving you the local scoop. As founder of the Gu Guide blog, she’s a wealth of knowledge about the Canggu neighbourhood she loves to call home, as well as life...

Bali transportation – How to get around like a pro

Bali’s transportation options have been shaken up in the past year. Are some of the local councils and taxi drivers happy*? No. But the new competition has made things so much better for the consumer. Getting around in the day is never too difficult because most taxis still agree to use their metre. After dark is when things get tricky...

Bali’s Best Hangover Cure Brunches

If your hangover is not IV-worthy, or you feel like a multi-faceted hangover attack, you may feel like a greasy breakfast or some hair of the dog. To be honest Bali has so many (often Australian influenced) cafes that it’s hard to go wrong, but here are some of our favourite hangover cure brunches around south Bali. Enjoy. Watercress Cafe...

How an IV therapy appointment works

If you’ve never had IV therapy before, you may be wondering how it all works. Does it hurt? How long will it take? Is there any downtime? We’ll break it down for you here but if you still have any questions or concerns before your treatment, you can always contact us. We’re happy to help and love to talk shop....

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