Vinyasa Yoga with Ubud’s Yoga Barn

With Ubud’s pioneering yoga studios, The Yoga Barn, currently closed for Covid-19, they have taken their special classes online on Facebook and Instagram for the whole world to experience! Their videos range from all types of yoga, to healing arts and meditation practices — all available for free with the option of donating to the

Recipe for Black Truffle Risotto with Creamy Pan-Seared Scallop

This week’s Cook & Mix presents some French, fine-dining flavours, as Chef Gilles Marx of AMUZ Gourmet – one of Jakarta’s top fine dining restaurants – shares his special recipe for a Pan-Seared Scallop and a Light-Cream, Black Truffle Risotto with Rocket Salad and Shaved Parmesan. New Recipe Every Week!Subscribe to ‘Home Life’, a Monday mailing

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Whodunit: Greatest Murder Mysteries in Cinematic History

Who doesn’t love a murder mystery? A genre that’s been popularised by the brilliant whodunit novels of Agatha Christie and its many screen adaptations. A whodunit is a complex, plot-driven variety of the detective story wherein the main focus is the mystery surrounding who committed the crime. Clues and hints are provided from which the

Songs to Send to Distant Lovers

The best written love songs don’t always carol the joy of romance. Great songwriters since the start of time have penned the ups and downs of being in love that are still revered and echoed today. There are the sunshines and rainbows type, or the gut-wrenching, heartstring-pulling kind; all delicate and gripping to the heart.

Recipe for Twice-Cooked Chicken Drumstick with Pandan and Curry Leaves

The fourth recipe  from Petty Elliott as part of our ‘Cook & Mix’ series, an accomplished cookbook writer and now guest chef to many prestigious dining events around the world. Petty’s passion is in exploring seasonal, modern Indonesian cuisine.  “This is one the best versions of fried chicken ever. I personally try to avoid fried food but it is hard to resist a piece of golden, deep-fried chicken drumstick. It is

The Art of Breathing: 3 Pranayama Techniques to Try at Home

Breathing, whilst an action we do on a daily basis, actually has many healing and wellness properties. When done with the proper technique, just the act of inhaling and exhaling puts the body into different states which are great for both physical and mental health. Want to receive more Wellness Experiences in your inbox? Subscribe

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Cooking Bakwan Jagung: A Popular Indonesian Snack

On this week’s ‘Cook & Mix’, we will be sharing with you a recipe to make one of the most beloved Indonesian snacks ever: Bakwan Jagung. Bakwan jagung (or corn fritters) is a deep-fried Indonesian dish that is often regarded as a snack, appetiser or side dish. This corn-based delicacy is typically eaten alongside a

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Fire Up the Grill! Inspiring Movies About Cooking for the Foodies

In light of the current situation, a lot of people seem to have taken on cooking. Where many previously depend on restaurant take-outs or Go-Food deliveries, home-cooking is the safer and healthier option for now. Whether you’re a beginner, an expert or someone who is returning to the home-cooking life, it is the perfect chance

How to support your favourite artists during lockdown

The lockdown may be hard-hitting for some more than others. The creative community has shared the struggle and distress of getting by with or without crisis, and the pandemic makes it no easier for them particularly those who depend on live performances. With cancelled tours and ticket sales halted, here are alternative ways you can

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Seeing is Believing: Movies That Will Bend Your Mind

These are strange times we are living in. 2020 has been a difficult year, and we’re not even halfway through the year yet. After two months of self-isolation, cramped up in your home, you might find yourself feeling a bit insane. The days all start to feel the same and you begin to lose your

The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time

Porcelain skin, slick haircuts, and unapologetically cheesy rhymes to romanticise like sonnets; we’re taking a trip down memory lane and reliving every teenage obsession: boy bands. Nothing beats the comfort of handsome young men serenading you through the boombox, telling you what makes you beautiful. Boy band culture is admiring pretty boys singing romantic lyrics

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Cooking Caramelised Onion, Pear & Gorgonzola Tart with TWO Islands Wine

This week’s ‘Cook & Mix’ features a special guest, James Kalleske, the winemaker extraordinaire from Hatten, TWO Islands and Dragonfly Wines. James cooks up a favourite dish of his: Caramelised Onion, Pear & Gorgonzola Tart, made with a splash of TWO Islands’ Pinot Grigio. This is sweet and savoury tart, James explains, is similar to the French-style tartare tatin, or an upside-down tart; he pairs with the Pinot Grigio of TWO Islands because it is crisp, meaning it

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