After watching the peculiar behaviour of a 20 something year old on the beach the other day, I thought I might just touch base on the use and availability of the hallucinogenic ~ magic mushrooms. She spent hours in the heat and sun building a small pile of sand and would repeatedly fill her water bottle in the ocean, return to the pile and gently sprinkle the water over the top. She repeated this over and over for a good part of the day. Each to their own I say, however for the naive tourist getting caught up in the promise of a high a slight word of caution. It is a hallucinogenic and will obscure your senses and view of the world for possibly 6 – 8 hours depending on how much you consume and your metabolism. It can cause nausea, diarrhea and vomiting and can create feelings of panic and anxiety. The feeling may become overwhelming if you are in a extremely crowded or loud environment, and you should definitely not be swimming or riding a scooter if you have consumed a special milkshake. I hear the ‘trip’ will also be intensified if you are very hot. I also hear that drinking cold milk and spending time in air conditioning can bring comfort if your not having fun. I’m a big fan of informed decisions and also harm minimisation. Take care of your mates, go immediately to hospital if you fear poisoning and don’t over consume if your feel it is not working apparently takes up to 1/2 hour to kick in. Parents beware if taking your older kids to Bali those special milk shakes down Poppies lane and all over the island are full of magic mushrooms.

Hobo Store Bali

I get a little bit too excited when I find a shop like this and really need to share it with you all. I make no apologies for all of you already thinking how you are going to fit those cute Lotus unspired tables in your hand luggage.

Check it out, all items beautifully handcrafted locally.


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder ….

I have often thought to myself that Bali brings out either, the optimist or the pessimist in a person. Yes in Bali you will come across litter, slow traffic, construction, travellers diarrhea, scams and corruption. Even possibly bag snatchers, thieves, poverty and beggars. There is poor sewage, unreliable electricity, and Australians behaving badly and it can be really really humid and rainy for days.
However, for me, this all pales in comparison to the warmth, beauty, the sunsets, the culture, the people, the surf, the scenery, the food, the restaurants, the shopping and the experiences available. If you get a few tips before you go, you too should enjoy all of this Xxx

Not sure what to do this afternoon….

Call Bodyworks and make an appointment for a Massage, Hair Cream Bath , Manicure, Pedicure or Facial or the whole lot. Leave a little early and pop in to Allegra, Samantha Robinson Handmade Seminyak and walk down to Mist. After a spot of shopping you should be ready for your spa treatments and when thats complete and you feel totally sublime pop around the corner into The Boat Shed for some browsing and then finish with a coffee, cocktail , Fresh at Sea Circus. You could top all this off by a dinner at the beautiful La Lucciola xxx


Where to purchase wine ?

Little Miss Bali recommends you browse the shelves and talk to the experts at the Winehouse. It’s a unique concept store dedicated to all things vinous. The shop offers the most extensive range of wines available in Bali; the school will provide courses for both professionals and non-professionals starting 23rd October 2012 and the bar will offer 16 wines by the glass along with a pairing menu of delectable bites of the freshest, locally sourced ingredients opening in early October.

Jl. Raya Kerobokan 66, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 80361+62 361 737217