Founder of resort-wear label White Ginger, EMMA FEMMINILE, shares her top tips for packing for your next long weekend break to Bali, where to go and what to wear when you get there!
I once had a very impatient boyfriend who refused to travel with check-in luggage, so eager was he to exit the airport first! So, I had to learn to pack efficiently and minimally. Now, despite being married to the most patient human on earth, one of my pet peeves is having to pay for my suitcase on an airline!
In my opinion, money spent on baggage fees could be far better spent on holiday treats, like a bottle of champagne on arrival, or a new hat or dress. It’s so much more satisfying to squeeze what I can into a carry-on, and reward myself later.
With the desire to pack lightly in mind, I design White Ginger’s pieces to fit just about any occasion (unless you’re skiing in the Swiss Alps or attending the Oscars, that is!). Our daytime designs can easily be dressed up with a pair of snazzy heels and jewellery, for example.
Versatile clothing means that you don’t need to pack too much stuff, and if you plan your outfits ahead, you can easily recycle pieces to keep your luggage weight to a minimum. Packing light also saves space in your suitcase for the treasures you’ll be bringing home from your travels!
Emma’s Bali recommendations
#1 The Spicy Coconut
“The fantastic breakfasts at The Spicy Coconut are healthy and beautifully presented. While we may not always be able to replicate their tropical fruit dishes at home, it definitely makes me want to improve on my typical offering of buttered toast!”
#2 Watercress Café
“If I had to choose just one restaurant to eat in for the rest of my life, it would probably be Watercress Café in Bali. There seems to be magic in the kitchen, because everything is so delicious. Match the cuisine with the tasty Revolver coffee and it’s easy to understand why this joint is always busy.”
#3 Ku De Ta
“Not wishing to state the obvious, Ku De Ta is still an all-time favourite for evening cocktails. Head there just before sunset to watch the beautiful view, drinks in hand.”
#4 Oberoi Market
“This is the best place for picking up presents and souvenirs. If I take another Buddha head home, I may really test my husband’s patience!”
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