I’m back in Bali

Hi everyone,

I’m back in Bali. Back to sipping coconuts by the pool and lovely warm weather. I’m hoping to shoot a lookbook featuring my new Henri Bendel Modern Icon Top Handle Satchel.

If you haven’t already please check out my latest video here

This bag has been so far a welcome addition to my wardrobe and has been my go to since being back in Bali. I’m liking the look and feel of it in this tropical climate. I’m going to definitely show you this in my lookbook 🙂

Anyways I’m looking forward to getting back onto the blogging/written content side of things.

xoxo – the expat in Bali

What to watch on the small box

I am back again but this time with a chat about my current favourite tv shows.

My love of tv shows goes back to the days of Dawson’s Creek, yes I am a child of the 90s. Although, over recent years the West Wing, Alias and my favourite the X-files have been what I had been obsessed with. I have the West Wing box set and rewatching that show is like a revelation. The X-files is a little dated but still unbelievable for the UST.

I feel like tv is now having a renaissance and telling the great stories that movies have in the past. Film is still great story telling but the onset of Netflix etc…has meant that great stories can be told outside traditional formats. Often traditional major networks run tv shows seasons for 22 episodes and we in Australia have to wait a whole year before we see the next season. The show is often spoilt by the time we get it. It is now much better with streaming services and networks realising their international counterparts are getting the raw end of the deal. There is also fatigue we feel as 22 episodes per season is a lot and I feel the writing getting worse sometimes. I won’t name names but there are a few shows that drag and the humour and drama just feels repetitive.

I am currently enjoying these shows by far. I am sure the list will go on as people tell me about shows and I hear the hype.

The Handmaid’s Tale – based on the book this series is very unnerving and quite confronting at its view of a world where women have no rights. The cinematography gives the whole show an eerie feel. The way it has been depicted from the novel is great and it takes lines directly from the book.

Stranger Things – a throwback to all the great 80s sci-fi shows and movies with a stellar cast. Those kids are such incredible actors and the characters are hard not to love. By the way the soundtrack is to die for and infuses electronic with the great 80s classics. This alone is worth watching it for. Season 2 promises to be more exciting as we all find out more about the upside down.

The last show that I am currently loving at the moment is The Crown. This is such an amazing production. The whole thing is just so well done and looks like you have stepped back in time. I am looking forward to the second season and finding more about this behind the look view of the monarchy. In the first season John Lithgow’s Winston Churchill is just fantastic and what I would imagine him to be like given my limited knowledge in this historical figure.

If you have any other tv shows you think I should watch please comment below.

xoxo – the expat






Welcome one and all

Hi All

For those that were followers from my previous blog feathermesilly this is a reincarnation of that blog. Obviously I will still talk about my love for fashion and handbags. What type of blog would it be if I didn’t do that!

Aside from that there have been a few life changes that have occurred for me. This included hubby leaving job and getting a new job based in Bali. Also, me deciding to leave my job to join hubby in Bali which is where I will be based with a few trips back home 🙂

We have uprooted our life from the fast pace of Melbourne to the much slower pace but sunnier Bali. I have to say this has already come with challenges for me particularly who is used to knowing the ins and outs of Melbourne and who is getting to know new customs and ways of doing things. For example, if you are a Melbournian coffee drinking lover like me it is a MUST to ask for an extra shot in your beverage of choice or you will be left a little heartbroken.

I have left my full time job back home which is what I wanted and have taken this as a sign that I should dedicate my time to the blogging world and my youtube channel. I’m hoping the time I have now will allow for me to mix both written and video content regularly to get a glimpse into the new adventure I am just starting.

This will be a blog about the lifestyle change in Bali as well as where to go in Bali as I experience those things too. As I said earlier there will be a lot of fashion content including lookbooks for what to wear on a daily basis when you live on a tropical island. I will also do the best makeup for the warm weather of Bali, as my full coverage Giorgio Armani Power Fabric foundation is not going to handle this humidity. Best leave that at home.

Please follow this blog and if you want to know something specific about my time here feel free to email me at theexpatbali@gmail.com

In the meantime in order for you to catch up on my arrival in Bali please checkout this short video.

xoxo – the expat