I walked passed Doughnut Time several times contemplating whether to get a box of goodness or not. And then I got a message from Sweaty Betty PR, if I would like to get some doughnuts from Dougnut Time. Uh yes! As if they’ve been reading my mind from the moment I arrived in Sydney. Oh, they were so good…
What I’m wearing:
FRONT ROW SHOP top
Just a random post with some happy beach pics. Taken during sunset in Canggu, Bali. I love to watch the ocean move, I love feeling the wind even though it fucks up my hair, I love being barefoot, I love feeling the sand between my toes – Not when my feet are wet though, hate it! -, I love the orange sky at sunset… Conclusion: I should live in a beach house.
What I’m wearing (not much..)
COSTES off shoulder top
PRISONERS OF ST. PETERSBURG sunnies
There’s one thing you have to visit in Bali. Well, there are several things, but this one was high on my list: Rice fields. So when we were in Ubud we came prepared with our Nikon cam, Sony cam and DJI drone. Ready to capture all the goodness the famous Tegalalang rice terraces has to offer.
We loved spending a day in, up and around the rice terrace. Especially the moment we sat down for dinner and some beers after hours of walking and climbing, while overlooking the beautiful nature (see the vlog below!).. It was priceless. I guess that’s why you travel 🙂
What I’m wearing
PRISONERS OF ST. PETERSBURG sunnies
Want to see more cool footage? Check out the vlog, cause Rick went wild with the drone!
Let me first say I only saw about 10% of Bali, mostly Seminyak and Canggu, so to say I’ve seen and compared every store in Bali… No. But from the stores I saw (and that was a lot!), these are the five I like most!
MAGALI PASCAL177 Jl.Kayu Aya
French designer Magali Pascal’s collections are a mix of French elegance and minimalism with a touch of bohemian vintage. He has three stores in Bali and one in Sydney where I am at the moment (Yeah!). I tried on about 15 items when I visited Magali Pascal in Oberoi and the poor staff helped me with every item. Sorry for keeping you busy guys, everything is just so pretty! I bought an amazing dress you saw in this outfit post and a necklace I’ll show you very soon.
PRISONERS OF ST. PETERSBURGJl Laksamana
One day we were having lunch at Pison in Petitenget, and a man with an awesome pair of sunnies sat down next to us. Because I was too chicken to ask, Rick asked the man where he bought them. He was so kind that he actually took us to the store: Prisoners of St. Petersburg. The store is packed with sunnies and after comtemplating which of three to get, I bought this one. Next to sunnies they sell trendy clothes and accessories. It looks like they sell designer stuff as well, but if you check out the prices you’ll know that €100 for a pair of Gucci heels is not realistic. Despite of some fakes, I really loved this cute trendy store.
Just the sight of Wanderlust is good: It’s a minimal store that gives you a perfect view of all the bikinis, swimsuits and beachwear items. And those are good. If it wasn’t for the 6 bikinis I already owned, I’d go wild in here! Good news, they’re working on an online store!
Concept stores in Bali are awesome! This concept store sells real cool unique minimalistic items for your home, you office, your accessory draw and your closet. The extra cool thing about BŪRO Collaborative is that it’s located in the same space as Living Stone Bakery and Faculty. Two places we’d love to eat, drink coffee and get some work done. And while Rick was working, I’d always have a look what BŪRO Collaborative would literary have in store for me.
DRIFTER SURF SHOP & CAFÉJl. Oberoi 50
We got into the surf vibe when we were in Bali and so we visited quite some surf shops. I loved Drifter the most, because they sells all kinds of stuff next to awesome surfboards. Trendy fashion brands (like Faithfull the brand and OneTeaspoon!), cool sunnies, pretty jewelry, colorful books and way too many awesome bikinis. They sell awesome male clothing as well. Another cool thing about Drifter: A part of the store is actually a café. I love in-store cafes!
Want to see how it all went down? Check out my shopping vlog!
Four years ago I published my blog with one simple click, not knowing that today it would be my job. I’m very thankful for all the wonderful encounters, trips, events, nominations, features and collaborations Fashion Hoax has brought me.
Despite of all the amazing things I’ve accomplished as a blogger, I still am a true Fashion Hoax: to me there’s more than just fashion. I realize that more and more now that I’m getting older (the big 3-0 is around the corner!) and now that I’m traveling. But what I realize most is I blog according to what is expected from the so called fashionblogger, instead of blogging about what’s really happening in my life. And I lead a pretty awesome life, if I may say so myself, as I left my home behind to travel the world for an indefinite period of time. At the moment I live in fashionable Sydney.
So now what, no more fashion?
Will you not be blogging about fashion anymore? That will never happen, fashion is my thing. It has been ever since I tried on my mothers clothes as a little girl for the first time. And today I still love the dress-up parties I have every morning.
But next to fashion I also love traveling and writing. I’m sort of a little Carrie Bradshaw, minus 50 pairs of Manolo’s. They wont fit in my backpack. And let’s not forget that I don’t have the money for it..
I want to blog about what I like and a first step in the good direction is a name change: From Fashion Hoax to Lian Galliard. That’s me btw, hi! Liangalliard.com will be filled with columns about thirty-something female problems, travel tips and travel stories, and good old outfit photo’s. But also random ‘Pic(k)s of the day’ without further explanation. Just because I can on my own personal blog.
She’s crazy! Is she?
Some people might think this is the stupidest thing I could do, for me it’s something that finally get’s me excited again. Pushing the ‘Publish’ or ‘Share’ button is so much more fun when you put something online that you truly stand for. And if other people like it as well, well that’s just awesome!
How can something so big and powerful make you look so small, yet feel so strong? I’m not much of a dare devil, so standing next to a waterfall or catching a (small) wave during surfing, might be the closest I come to nature giving me a adrenaline rush. Yet I loved climbing up the rocks and overlooking this pretty waterfall. Let’s just forget the fact that I almost peed my pants when I sat down on the egde next to the peacekeeper (the Balinese man). Ah well, he had a good laugh and I’ve got a cool picture 😉
This is the Tegenungan Waterfall in the south of Bali. You can also swim at the bottom which is very cool, both literally and metaphorically.
WHAT I’M WEARING:
Levi’s vintage shorts
Nike air max sneakers (via sarenza)
Waking up every morning overlooking the Bali rice field while enjoying a avocado and feta sandwich, and a good cup of coffee. Sounds good huh? That’s what our mornings looked like. For a week we stayed at Hotel Adma Umalas, at Jalan Umalas I, where our favorite breakfast spot is located: Nook.
Why is this our favorite? The breakfast menu is very good, healthy and affordable (our favorite, the avocado toast is just €3,-), the place is cute and cosy and of course there’s the view. The beautiful view. If you’re lucky there will be a spot available outside, where it feels like your having breakfast in the middle of the rice fields. If you’re unlucky the place will be packed with people ruining your view while taking selfies. Guess that’s what happens when a place looks good.
We aren’t that excited about the lunch menu (luckily breakfast is served until 2PM) and dinner menu, we’ve had better, but breakfast here is just perfect!
NOOK, Jl. Umalas 1, Gang Nook No. 1, Bali
Breakfast dish €3-€5
Fruit juice €1,50-€2,50
Nook’s smashed avocado toast, Egg in a hole sandwich, Nook’s fruit salad with yoghurt and granola and all the fresh juices!
If you follow me on YouTube or Instagram you’ll know I’ve been in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for a while. Rick’s father and stepmom life here and this pretty city has been sort of our home four three weeks. From here we went to Phuket (Thailand), Penang (Malaysia) and Singapore, all for a few days. In between we did a lot of working (we’re still getting used to Final Cut Pro..), flying a drone, eating, eating, eating and creating content. And of course enjoying the Chanel bag 😉
A few pictures to recap the first weeks and below the vlogs about Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy!
Wearing: MODSTROM dress | LOUBOUTIN shoes
Recording, recording, recording. Whether it’s with our Sony vlog camera or the DJI drone, we’re filming it all for you!
Say goodbye to my bikini body, we’ve been stuffing ourselves with so much great food! Rick’s father and stepmom love taking the whole family out to dinner, to places that serve amazing food and places with gorgeous night views.