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Eat + Drink: PAUL


BREAKING BREAD. There are few indulgences like the simple pleasure of sitting in a Parisian café, enjoying scrumptious croissants.   PAUL (Pacific Place, Ground Floor, Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta; +62 21 5797 3464) has brought a delectable slice of France right at … [Read more...]

Travel: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

The View from Lobby Bridge

ART DE VIVRE. Rendering “art de vivre” to Bali’s southern luxury hideaway is Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort (Lot N5, BTDC, Nusa Dua, Bali; +62 361 849 2888; The French hotel chain is not just big in size with 415 rooms and 17 private villas. Fringed … [Read more...]

Living: Bougies La Française Candle


LIGHT OF MY LIFE. More than a mere source of light, candle is an invaluable element to a décor. It adds light and shadows to a space, thus giving depth by highlighting and dimming it in the right places.     Yet there’s the scented candle that aptly sets the tone to a … [Read more...]

Eat + Drink: Nouvelle

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NOUVELLE CUISINE. The result of the marriage between east and west, Nouvelle (Equity tower, Ground Floor, Jl. Jendral sudirman kav. 52-53, Jakarta; +62 21 515 1356; offers unique selections of French dishes with a strong Japanese influence. At first glance, the … [Read more...]

Eat + Drink: Café Gitane Kemang


FRENCH CRISP. Hearty and comforting as a snug duvet, Café Gitane (Jl. Benda Raya 14, Jakarta; +62 21 780 5671; offers a selection of simple French comfort food with honest-to-god fresh ingredients.   Simplicity is key, and it certainly rings true when referring to the … [Read more...]

Eat & Drink: Le Quartier

Le Quartier Jakarta

CLOSE QUARTERS. Stepping into the threshold of Le Quartier (Jl. Gunawarman no.34, Jakarta; +62 21 7278 8001;, patrons are greeted with a convivial ambience of rustic wood and not-too-shabby chic décor. Like a beloved neighborhood restaurant in an obscure nook … [Read more...]