Mulia

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Wearing: 1/ Shakuhachi bikini top, Zimmermann bikini bottoms and Asos wide brim hat.  2/ Dolce Vita romperOliveve clutchWindsor Smith sandals (similar here), Jennifer Zeuner Mini Eye & Hamsa NecklaceTai Infinity Necklace.  3/  Asos maxi dress, Windsor Smith sandals (similar here).  4/ Diane von Furstenberg jumpsuit, Windsor Smith sandals, Bop Basics tote.  5/ Mila top (similar here), LIV Skirt.  6/ Zimmermann bikini  7/ Miguelina lace jumpsuit  8/ Eberyjey bikini top and bottoms  9/  Stylestalker playsuit (or here).

Last month I was fortunate enough to spend a week in pure paradise, alternatively known as The Mulia in Bali. If you’ve been on my blog recently you might have already noticed the incredible backdrops to all of my outfit and sunrise posts these last few weeks from our time working with The Mulia. My photographer Nicole and I were joking that it was Instagram heaven… except that it is not a joke. It really was.

It was refreshing to go to Bali to focus on the simple things, like sun, sea and wellbeing. The Mulia is in Nusa Dua on the Eastern side of Bali, meaning it is quiet enough to hear the waves from your room and the perfect spot to see the sun rising over the private beach each morning. The entire property is over 20 hectares with the Hotel, Resort and Villa’s meaning there is something for everyone. Endless infinity pools are lined with custom stone features, seemingly following straight out in to Nusa Dua Bay.

It is hard to choose favourites as there were so many, but if I had to they would be; daily coconuts, the bath tub that felt more like a pool in my own room, the french toast at Soleil’s Sunday brunch, the nasi goreng room service after our tiring exploration days, the stunning collection of souvenirs placed throughout the hotel grounds (e.g. bongo drums from Cambodia and a ceremonial day bed from India), and last but not at all least, our driver, Dana.

Bad timing a few days in to our stay as my wisdom teeth started playing up. Not knowing what was effecting my neausa, headaches and facial nerves The Mulia organised me to go to the local hospital (BIMC) just 5 minutes away to get looked at. I’m not going to lie that I was slightly hesitant to visit a foreign doctor, but I was shocked that this was potentially the most high tech hospital I have ever been to. For the first time in years the doctor sat and genuinely listened to each of my complaints, treating me on the spot. A far cry from my local doctors seeing me for one minute and prescribing antibiotic to solve any ailment. Experiencing this treatment in Bali left me and my worrying mum back home extremely appreciative.

I am now back in Sydney (post wisdom teeth removal!) where we have just started winter and I’m already daydreaming back to Bali’s heat through these images. For now I’ll have to keep trying to convince my best friend that her hens should be a girls getaway here in Bali!

Photos by Nicole Cooper