City Guide: Bali

Less wind chill factor, more chill factor.

Over the cold? Get your Harry Potter on and hocus pocus winter away forever. Or like, a couple weeks. Bali is insanely beautiful, fun as hell, but most importantly, perma-warm. Our friend, creative director Alex Baldwin shows us around…



Wanderlust Bali – This spot has super cute swim and all the things you forgot you were going to need for your trip (lightweight linen dresses are a must in that heat!). There’s also a ton of cool jewelry from local designers. Pretty affordable, too!

The People Vs. – Great vintage and surf-inspired streetwear. Bali is actually v fashion forward, so if you want to slay your club look, this is a great place to go.

Escalier – Very high-end boutique that specializes in quirky, unique designers you’ve probably never heard of. It reminded me a lot of Opening Ceremony. Even if you can’t afford the price tag, it’s definitely worth perusing for inspiration.

Alex is wearing the Hot as Hell Hi-Kini


Sundays Beach Club – To get here you have to go through this resort that has an AMAZING view from the top, and then take a tram down through the valley. It’s a little bit of a trek, but so worth it. The club has an awesome infinity pool, and the water is this insane blue-turquoise color. This is def by far the best place to watch the sunset!

Tusu – SUCH delicious cocktails and a really fun place to dance. (Really good combo if you think about it…)

Potato Head — This spot is great for day and night hang outs. It’s huge and right on the beach, so you can cutie-watch! The restaurant is also amazing—go here for super authentic Indonesian food.

It’s like 100 degrees in Bali. Ice cream is a way of life.


La Finca – I thought I’d died and gone to Spanish tapa heaven. It’s great for sharing, the sangria is delicious, and the ambiance is super chill.

The Slow – The neighborhood this spot is in is a LOT like Venice/Abbot Kinney. The food here is healthy and great for sharing, plus the decor is super cute. (Side note: sharing is perf when it’s hot and humid and you don’t want to get too full on a big entree.)

Shady Shack – If you’re on a health kick, this is definitely the place to go. It’s all vegan and vegetarian, and SO yummy. Highly recommend the Jackstack Burger.

Yang Tao Villa


Yang Tao Villa in Seminyak – Def recommend a private villa, especially if you’re going with a group. Waking up to jump in your own private pool for an early morning swim before starting your day was incredible! We also had a housekeeper come and make us amazing authentic Indonesian food and fresh juice every day!

Luna 2 – Staying at this place is like being transported back to the 1960s. It’s a pretty small-ish, quirky hotel—everything is pop art themed! Even all the employees wear these darling little mod outfits. Super cute!

TS Suites – This place has more of a resort vibe. If you’re looking for guided activities, this is def the spot–they have yoga, scuba lessons, a workout facility. Most importantly though, they have all-day breakfast. Mmmm bacon…