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If you think Bali is all sun, surf, sea and sex, you have never been to Ubud. Ubud is the cultural heart of Indonesia’s holiday paradise and here, and in surrounding villages, live Bali’s most accomplished artists, performers and craftspeople. Western visitors started to come to Ubud in the 1930s but it is only in the past 20 years that mass tourism has arrived. Today Ubud is mainstream but fortunately many of the attractions of the place remain. It is pleasing to just walk down the street. There are small private temples everywhere...

We all look better in candlelight, have you ever wondered why? It’s all to do with the way our pupils react to the dimmed light, which is the same as when we are attracted to someone; it’s an involuntary physical response which triggers dilation in the pupils. This is just the tip of the iceberg for the effects of light on our very well-being: our sleep cycles, moods, productivity, decision making, emotions and, of course, our ability to see. If something is important to our general well-being, how do we get it so wrong in our living...

Getting married and having a big luxurious white wedding is something that a lot of us secretly dream of from an early age. There is so much symbolism and importance placed on your wedding day that it’s easy to get caught up with it and have it all planned out even before we have found your soulmate. But when that magical day finally rolls around, how can you make sure that it happens exactly how you want it to? Read on to find out. Have a vision The first thing to do is to bring together your vision for what you want the day to...

It looks as though the battle against hair removal is taking on a more user-friendly approach thanks to the availability of professional-grade laser hair removal machines for home-use. Where it used to be that the only way you could take advantage of laser hair removal was to head to a spa or clinic that specializes in it, today people can do it from the comfort of their own home. So just how user-friendly and effective is laser hair removal when done at home? Let’s take a closer look. What is Laser Hair Removal? Laser hair removal...

When it comes to taking care of our skin, most people go to great lengths.  This is probably why the skin care industry is a billion-dollar industry.  But, with thousands of products on the market today, where do we turn?  While everyone agrees that skin care is very important, spending your entire paycheck on these products is not advisable.  Instead, why not turn to natural products that are also affordable?  Today, we are going to learn more about the benefits of natural skin care and what it can mean for you. Great for Sensitive...

Hiking is an increasingly popular pastime, and one enjoyed by over 42 million Americans of all ages every year. The chance to enjoy nature and achieve or maintain a decent level of fitness, with minimal costs, is pretty irresistible. Day hikers generally carry a backpack with water, snacks, a compass, basic first aid items, sun cream or waterproofs, and often, a hiking pole. The Benefits of Using Hiking Poles Hiking poles are obviously useful for those who need a mobility boost, but they are also very popular amongst the fully able bodied...

There are two things that instantly give people a sense of calm after a long, stressful day. The first is coming home from the office and being surrounded by all your comforts, the second is waking up in the morning and realising you’re in a warm, sunny villa enjoying the first day of your vacation. It’s no wonder that many people dream of combining these two sensations in the form of a holiday home. The idea of escaping abroad temporarily, or relocating there altogether, is certainly appealing, and the only thing really limiting you...

Image Source When it comes to looking for the perfect place to live, you’re often met with a whole lot of options – especially when you’re flexible with cost. But, if you want to make sure that you’re considering each avenue, you’re going to want to look at the highest of the highs as well as the lows. Having a huge budget can often mean that you’ve got a big decision to make, but you really do have a lot of options. However, when you’re looking to live in a luxury home, your choices definitely streamline to the best...

Every bride has a picture in her head of the perfect wedding. My fantasy is a romantic beach wedding where I stare into Tom Hiddleston’s blue eyes and say “I do” but yours could be completely different. Whatever the fantasy, the reality is unlikely to involve a celebrity crush and a beach in Fiji. For starters, extravagant destination weddings are expensive, which is why the majority of brides settle for a less ostentatious ceremony, followed by a low-key party for family and friends. For those with an unlimited budget, ‘low key’...

Hosting a bingo party is a challenge in itself! But here is an idea that will take your bingo party to a next level and totally rock it! ‘A glass of wine with a taste of bingo’ Yes! That’s right and we’ll show you how to DIY your own bingo wine glass. We are using letter stickers to paste on the wine glass. You can also use glass paint if the option seems feasible to you. To get started, choose the Bingo texts that you want on your wine glass. Then select letters of different font and paste it according to your liking. Now, get...