Sit back and relax with the tea from Tastea + discountcode!

Tastea Ibiza Feelings

“Imagine yourself in the sunny and always cheerful Ibiza with our special. The 100% natural Ibiza tea can support the typical island feeling: Relaxation, joy and enjoyment.” This time I was not in Ibiza, but again at Lago di Garda. At the same place as in Spring. The weather was so great, so I drank this tea while having break of tanning at the pool. The cup is super easy to use, because the tea didn’t come in bags so you can put it in the filter above. So you can take it away or drink at at the campsite, like it do! And the best thing ever is; you can shop the tea and the cup with 10% off with the code; MARIEKE10 at Tastea.eu (valid from 12th until 19th of September). How great is that?! They don’t only have this Ibiza Feelings tea, there is also a detox one and one especially to make your hair and nails stronger. You need to check their website for more info.

In collaboration with Tastea

Styling my new bedroom with the posters from Desenio

Ciao Bella // Disassembled camera // Flower Fence Neighbours // Scoop it Up // Swimming Girl

Finally the new home is almost ready. Okay almost ready with rebuilding. After that we need to do the styling! But that will be fun I think. Especially to style it with these amazing posters from Desenio. I have picked these out because we already have some pinkish color on the wall with marble paint. Can you see it? it is ofcourse not really like marble, but this is how they call it. It will be more used at Italian homes. So that was the thing I have keep in mind while picking out these posters. I wanted to have some Italian styles ones. I like the words; ‘Ciao Bella’. So this was one I picked out for sure. Than I like those beautiful pastel colored buildings. I wish we had them also over here in the Netherlands. It is so beautiful with the tiny balconies. The one with flowers fits perfectly with the yellow building, because it seems like it is the same fence. Ofcourse I had to pick the icecream poster. It looks so amazing on marble with the gold frame. Which one is your favorite? Now you can shop all the poster and frames with 25% off with the code; MARIEKEKAZEN from 11 until 13 September (except for the ‘handpicked’ and ‘collaboration’ frames and posters). Follow @desenio for more inspiration. Can’t wait to style the rest of the house. I also really like the kitchen posters from Desenio. I think it looks so beautiful with our white and black kitchen with those green walls. Happy shopping everyone.

 

Weekend get-away in Italy

I am back again after some days in Italy. I had a really nice time again. The weater was perfect and we finally had some relaxing days at the pool. We slept at my parents in law at the same campsite as every year; Bella Italia. But it is always nice over there, because Peschiera (a small cute town) is very near by and the restaurants are also very nice. You can easily book the campsite here. Together with Booking.com I can give you, after your payment and stay at the accommodation, a 25 euro pay back on a booking from 50 euro. How great is that?! The only thing you need to do is click on the link and book your favorite hotel. After the booking is finished  and payed, you received the 25 euro back. So don’t forget to use it because it saves you some money and that is always nice. The first days we went to Verona to shop at a vintage market, which was amazing. I bought a beautiful sunglasses from Dior!! And the days after we spend more time around the campsite and visiting the morning market in Peschiera. But now back to reality and work! Have a great new week!

 

In collaboration with Booking.com

Gold baby, solid gold

Hi everyone. And again long time not talk. Making blogpost is not in my system yet. But I really like to do it, so I need to do it more often. Let me know what you would like to read. Maybe I can write more informative blogpost. Maybe about how I started and what I learned so far from blogging and social media. That seems nice to me to read for you guys. Now more talk about these amazing skincare products. You know I am a Baborista right?! I really like the products of Babor a lot. And especially when you come in beautiful packages, hihi ! Look at these pretty ones. The packaging is round and white gold. You can find them here. I have not try it yet, because it didn’t finish my last face cream from Babor. But it sounds really great. Now I am almost ready for the weekend. First I need to finish some work and than I am ready to relax! Not clear what i am going to do this weekend, but I need to make some photos and I need to edit some photos, so enough to do!! And trying my new camera again. I am so happy with it. Because look at the photos. They are so much better right now. The quality is great!! What do you think?

In collaboration with Babor

Things you don’t want to miss in Bali

Arrived on Bali!

After the amazing Caci Dance, which you can see here in my Flores guide. We slept for one night in a hotel in Labuan Bajo. We wake up very early in the morning the catch the flight back to the island Bali. Another hour in this cute little Garuda Indonesia plane. It is so nice to have food even on the smallest flight. I never had so many food during travelling. After arriving on Bali we went straight to the first stop. The Pomegranate cafe in the middle of the rice fields. I had my 798534ste fresh young coconut again. The place is so beautiful. The whole cafe is open and without any windows. You need to go barefoot and they have those cute tables and seats on the ground. Around this cafe you have a lot of beautiful Airbnb’s. I think this is a great area to stay when you are in Bali.

So I had a young coconut for drink and an amazing kind of tapas plate for lunch. It taste soo good. It was a combination of some dimsum, sushi and other Indonesia food, really nice. The next stop was a coffee place called Seniman Coffee. But the traffic was crazy, it takes you 2 hours to only drive maybe 50km. So we decided to go to the famous rice fields. This was not on the program, but the team including me really wanted to visit this spot. So our amazing guides took us with the bus to the swings and nice shops. And how amazing is this. Ofcourse we had to try the swing and we took this beautiful photo. I was a little nervous, because it is really high above the ricefields and all the people. But is an amazing experience. You need to try it!

The other photo is something Asya and me created in her hotel room, haha! We saw some nice photos of girls in a flower bath. And ofcourse we can’t leave Bali without taking one. So Asya ordered some flowers at the reception of our resort. And we made this in her room, because my room didn’t had a bathtub. It was so funny, the water was really hot and I was the first one to try it out. But because I was the first one Asya was trying a lot of things out to get the best spot. So after a half hour my face was red like crazy, because the water was extremely hot, haha! But the result is amazing. I am so happy with it. You can follow Asya over here. Oh our resort is called Montigo resort. And we had dinner at Warung Eropa, a cute little place who has the best cripsy duck!

 

 

 

Ice ice baby

If you think it can’t be better.. We also visit Madpops, haha! So our resort is in Seminyak. And that little town is famous because of all the amazing shops and nice colorful restaurants. We had a little spare time, so we decided to search around for some souvenirs, like jewelry. I am the crazy one who always has something in mind what I want to buy, but when looking for they didn’t sell it… Haha, so this time I was searching around for a gold ring with a shell. But I couldn’t find it anywhere, as usual. So than we saw this amazing icecream spot, called: Mad Pop. This is officially the only Insta-worthy spot we have visit in Seminyak, haha. So proud of us. The icecream of Mad Pops is vegan and coconut based. It is nice and it looks nice, but I still prefer Italian gelato. It is not so creamy and it is a weird structure.

The day after we went to a local market, which was super nice. Because this is something I didn’t see on Instagram. So it is amazing to explore tht kind of spots. Our guide wanted to show us where the locals buys their food. After that we went to the biggest tree ever, which you maybe already saw on my Instagram here. It is a cool spot. The tree is around 500 years old. And I received so many question from you guys where you can find this spot. But I still don’t know the name…. The guide took us to a Indonesia village, where he show us how people live over there, and what they do in their spare time. Like make coconut oil, or make those flower baskets from palmleaves. I like to do those culture things. The place is called; Rumah Desa. We had a cooking class, where we made typical Indonesia dishes. During the food was in the kitchen we have visited the beautiful gardens. And wow that was so crazy. I have visited those tropical gardens in Amsterdam. And it feels weird to be their. But this was a real jungle. It was so beautiful. We walked over a bridge made of palm leaves. You need to rewatch my stories in my highlights to see everything. The garden also had those beautiful stones like this one on the picture on the left. After half a hour it was time for lunch. We had our selfmade Indonesia dishes and it was so perfect. It is really nice to visit Rumah Desa to get that Indonesia cultural vibes.

 

In the evening before dinner we visited Uluwatu temple. A beautiful place on top of rocks. There were so many monkeys, they were so cute. And they were not afraid of people at all! But is was a really busy place. I think it is the best to visit is early in the morning. But when we went there the light was amazing because it was almost sunset, so that is also beautiful to see. At the Uluwatu temple they also did the Ketac fire dance. This is one thing you really need to visit when you have some spare time. It is really cool and impressive to see. A circle of men sit and chant in almost a hypnotic state as the performance goes on around them, never missing a beat. The men joined by princesses, kings and a magical monkey. It is exactly how it sounds. One of the moments I will never forget.

 

After the dance performance we went to Jimbaran beach cafe. It were tables on the beach where we had the most amazing fish ever. It was so magical, because we only had some candlelights and a lot of fish, like crab, white fish, shrimps, some kind of shells. It was delicious.

 

The last two days were more chill. But ofcourse we planned some amazing things ourselves. The first day we went to Body works spa to have a hour massage. I have never had a massage in my life, so this was really great. And it also is an beautiful spot. When you choose for the one hour massage you will have a full body one and when  you choose for the two hour one you will also get a flower bath in the massive bathtubs in the massage rooms. It is so amazing. I was so sleepy after the session. After that we went to Nook for lunch, were I had pasta. This place is also beautiful and a little Ibiza themed with a cute little puppy as you can see on the photo. I need to take a picture of this cute little one. The lunch was amazing ofcourse, as all of the food in Indonesia is really nice.

In the evening it was time for our farewell dinner. Because of the crazy traffic we didn’t had time to swim in this amazing place called Omnia. They have amazing infinity pools and cool music. I will definitely come back another time. After some dancing, photographing, and snacking, haha we went upstairs to the restaurant; Saka Ohana were we had the best food ever. The first course was sushi, after that amazing salmon and as desort some beautiful styled icecreams. You need to check this place out.

The last morning we really want to visit a waterfall. So we went super early in the morning to the Tegenungan waterfall. It was so magical, because as I already said we went super early so there was nobody else and we wait until the sun was coming up. After a dip in the water and taking tons of photos, we went back to the resort to grab some breakfast before our visit to Mrs Sippy. Over there we had lunch and some free time to swim in the pool. This is also a beautiful place. I think I saids a lot of beautiful and amazing , haha! After that it was time to go to the airport to leave… I had the most wonderful time over there!! A big thanks to the amazing Garuda Indonesia and Indonesia Travel to make this dream come true.

You can find more info over here. For more beautiful places in Indonesia check this website; Indonesia Travel. Book your own #Explore WonderfulIndonesia trip here -> Garuda Indonesia

In collaboration with Garuda Airlines and Indonesia Travel