As you know, I always go back to this city even for a weekend getaway. And if you happen to have any agenda to visit Yogyakarta, I have a recommendation for you, especially if you are looking for a peaceful & soothing stay. Scroll ahead!

Javanese touch in the bed room
What's better than a sunny pool bed?
So last weekend, I went to Yogyakarta (again) for 3 days. In my previous stay, I used to stayed around Prawirotaman or Tirtodipuran. This time, I stayed far in Bantul, around the small village, the resort called Rajaklana Resort, Villa & Spa. Lets get into the details.

The view outside our room. Taken around 6.30AM
How to get there?
This resort is located a bit far from the center of the city. You'll need to head south into Jl. Bantul and take left turn entering a small village. The road might seem to be a bit odd, but trust me it'll be worth it once you get there! It takes around 30-40mins from Jl. Malioboro to get to this resort.

Why we need to stay in this hotel?
If you're looking for a peaceful & quiet stay, this resort is perfect! It might be a bit far from other places, but it's worth the distance. Well, if you need a peaceful stay, you might not be traveling around as much, right? 

What are the facilities that they have?
They have several rooms that you can choose based on your needs. Breakfast, wifi, room seervice are included. Beside that, they have restaurants, it is 1km from the resort, the staff will take you there by car (or they also have bikes if you want to ride around). They also have a swimming pool that directly face the hills & forest. A morning spent by the pool is a must if you stay here. Not to mention, the staffs there are very friendly and helpful! They also have afternoon tea being delivered to our doorstep around 5PM. What a companion to watch the sun sets. <3

What's the + and the -? 
+ beautiful views
+ friendly staffs
+ peaceful & unbothered stays
+ the bathroom is goals!
- far from the city
- quite hard to find
-  limited numbers of room

How much is needed to stay for 1 night? 
Around 1.4mio-2.1 mio, but you can check their website for more details! 

Breakfast delivered to our room

Stone & wood in our amazing bathroom

Daybed & sunny day
If you want to know more, head to their Instagram & their website. This resort is highly recommended, considering the very peaceful environment & beautiful views! 

'Till I see you in my next post, loves! 

♥ K
Hello! How's life?

I hope you are doing good. This time I'll be sharing how I choose my go-to sneakers. 

If you ask me what's my power shoes, it'll definitely be the sneakers. Not the boots nor heels, I'll always choose sneakers. 

When it comes to choosing sneakers, I always go for the basic. So a pair of white sneakers it is. Or, a pair of old-skool Vans, a pair of navy Keds, or any other basic sneakers. 

Wearing basic sneakers compliment my everyday-basic look for a sleek outfit. Or, also tone-down my look when I wear something colorful or patterned clothings. 

My tips for you would be to choose the perfect color that can match any colors, and wear the one that the style meet you best. If you are girly enough, Keds would be sweet. Or if you like it a bit boyish, grab a Vans or Nike with the ankle-high sneakers.

I hope it helps, see you in my next post, loves!

♥ K
I spent my birthday in Bali! As I turned 24, I decided to celebrate it unlike any other birthdays before. (plus, it will be my last birthday being single, or I hope so.) We spent 4 nights exploring Bali and divided them into; 2 nights in Seminyak, 2 nights in Ubud. In this post, I will share you my holiday itinerary in general, in case you also have agenda to visit this beautiful island. So lets jump right in!

Day 1 - The birthday day
On my birthday, we went for a breakfast in Kim Soo Home. That's where I got my birthday cake & made wishes. It was a nice place to spend your morning with your beloved one,  just having coffee while chillin'. After that, we had lunch in a local restaurant: Nasi Ayam Bu Mangku (and it turned out to be my boyfriend's favorite!). In the afternoon, we went thrift-shopping (but I couldn't find anything nice) & we also went to Cabina Bali. You might already heard a lot about this place. It was a cute place to enjoy the sunshine & take a dip into the pool. Don't forget to take a lot of photos here, since there are so many unique spots! We wanted to catch the sunset, so from Cabina we walked a bit to 707 Beach Berm. It's like this local beach club, but in a cheaper - bronx - casual way. And I like it a lot! It's not much, only loads of beanbags in beach side, where we can sit and relax while having coconut and catch the sunset. Not to mention, its not pricey at all! For dinner, we went to Kilo Bali & tried some of their best dishes. I can say that their Tobiko Pasta is a bomb!

Nice breakfast in Kim Soo Home

Spending afternoon in cute Cabina Bali

Catching sunset in 707 Beach Berm Batu Belig

Day 2 - Long road to Ubud
We started our morning going to the famous Panama Pool & Cafe. It was a nice place, also the food & beverages are affordable and great. But they have some kind of "minimum spend" if we go there, and that what makes it a bit pricey. Despite the price, we love the place a lot. It has this Greek vibe that I love! After that we checked out of our hotel and went all the way to Ubud (it took around 1.5 hours to get from Seminyak to Ubud). After arriving in Ubud, we spent our afternoon walking around and hopping from shop to shop around the Monkey Forest Road. For dinner, we went to this pretty place by the pool called Folk Ubud. Such a pretty place with great food! (And also affordable for a 5-star dish!). It was a lovely night indeed.

Top by Pull & Bear

Panama Pool & Cafe

Festive drink & Festive food!

Pretty lights & poolside

Spending night in Folk Ubud

Day 3 - Exploring Ubud

Day 3 is for exploring the pretty Ubud! We spent our morning chillin' by the pool in our hotel, it was a nice dip, the sun came out, the weather was friendly, and it was Sunday! After that, we went to have lunch by the paddy field, it was a very sunny day and Ubud was looking so pretty. After that, we spent our afternoon strolling around Ubud Palace, Pura Saraswati, and Sukowati Market to buy some handcrafts. (I got some pretty soap bars in such affordable prices!). And just after the sun sets, we went to watch Kecak Dance in Pura Puseh & after that we went to taste some Balinese Dishes in a local restaurant called Bu Rus.

A nice dip!

Day 4 - Bye bye Bali
Off to our last day in Bali, we traveled back from Ubud to Sanur. We had lunch in the famous fish soup - Mak Beng. We ate a looooot because we loved it so much! After that, we went to spend our afternoon (and waiting for our 6PM flight) in Soul by The Beach, in Sanur. I love how the place is so lovely, peaceful, and had a chill vibe. They also served great food! A bit pricey, but its all worth it! Such a great place to end my birthday trip, indeed. 

All tanned, but happy!

Soul by The Beach (one of my fav!)

and they serve good food!

So there you go, a long itinerary for a short holiday. Because we managed to packed our schedule so tights, before the busy months of wedding preparations started. After all, it was the best weekend getaway and I couldn't asked for more. 

♥ K
A year older, a year wiser. 

I turned 24! (I know sometimes I look older, it's the stress.) 23 has been a very very great year for me, I must say. I am beyond grateful for everything that happened last year. An exciting job, lovely friends, and so many other things to be thankful for. 

It is not always good times last year. There are also a lot of up & downs, thick & thin, health & sickness, good times & bad times. There are times when I cried my eyes out, and there are also times I laughed 'till my stomach hurts.

If I learned something from last year, it would be that I need to stay collected & tell myself that everything is gonna be okay, eventually. That God created this amazing plan for me and only me, and I have to believe in that. I also learn that we can not please everyone, therefore I need to calm down & let go, sometimes.
Also, I have to realize that I'm worth it. That I'm good enough & loved enough. Sometimes I take things for granted and starting today, it's a promise to myself that I'll be the new me, wiser & better.

Cheers for an adventurous & wonderful year ahead! May this Aquarius Girl always feel happy & blessed.

As a special birthday treat for myself, I'm spending my birthday in Bali. Will tell you more about this trip on my next post. Adios!