If you havn't already heard of it, The Bali Bible is the 'go-to' guide or visual fish-bait when one is planning or dreaming of their next trip to the island of Bali. Keeping up with all things new, hip & happening on the island, you one stop guide 'The Bali Bible' has you covered. Recently we had a chance to catch up with Rosie Pattinson, a writer from the online blog/social media account. Go and grab a cup of tea and warm up with this island-inspiring interview.
LLR: A long time follower of the Bali Bible, it looks like to me, you just gallivant around the island of Bali staying at fancy resorts & eating at delicious restarurants! Talk us through how you got into writing for The Bali Bible…
Rosie: I had just gotten out of my first job in Bali and it was awful. I was desperate and emailed pretty much everyone I could think of that might hire ‘bule’ (westerners). The Bali Bible got back to me with a position as an Account Manager, the blogging and writing came after and is definitely the most fun part of the job.
LLR: What has been the biggest ‘OMG’ moment of your job so far?
Rosie: A few weeks ago I got invited to stay at a super exclusive resort in Ubud called Permata Ayung, so exclusive the driveway isn’t even marked. It’s the kind of place that Celebrities, Sheiks and Royals stay in Bali. We were waited on day and night, the Moët was flowing the whole weekend and we had at least 5 courses each night. And the whole resort is more beautiful than you can imagine. Here in Bali you rub shoulders with the most amazing out of the box people, and sometimes high profile people. I’ve had so many amazing opportunities that I wouldn’t have had back in Australia.
LLR: Are there any challenges to living in Bali?
Rosie: Hells yes! There are small struggles every day with cultural and language differences but there are some days that stand out more than the rest. A bad day in Bali is a REALLY bad day. Generally you’re driving around trying to get shit done, your phone dies/is broken (because no one in Bali can afford a brand new iPhone 6), you get lost in a really ‘local’ area and someone cancels a meeting when you're half way there. You might even have a Haviana blow out too (yup, sometimes I wear Havianas to meetings). It’s stinking hot and your bike/car breaks down. And then you have to negotiate your way out of that with limited skills in the local lingo and without being ripped off. You finally get home and the power is out and you can’t charge your phone which is the most devastating part after a day sans phone. I think Bali throws those days at you as a way of asking you if you’ve really got the balls to live here. I’ve had to toughen up a lot. There’s no safety nets here and you don’t have all the friends and family like at home to catch you.
LLR: Where is your favourite ‘escape’ spot when you switch off from work?
Rosie: I like to take my little Bali Street Dog, Lucky down to my local beach and go for a run or grab a Bintang (cos it's all about balance). I love watching the dogs letting loose and going absolutely nuts on the beach. They look like they are at Disney land for dogs. Back in Australia the dogs are so restricted and have to be on the lead pretty much everywhere. I also love keeping it low key at beach bars etc. with friends as I’m often in town mingling at ‘the spot’ with the ‘whose who’.
LLR: What are your top 3 recommendations for cheap eats on the island?
KZU on Sunset Road and Drupadi in Seminyak does a modern Nasi Campur which is a smorgasbord of dishes. You point over the counter at what you want. They have some Japanese and European influenced dishes. A big plateful is usually around 60K ($6AUD). Shady Shackin Canggu has the most amazing menu of vegetarian and vegan food, for a juice and salad it’s not much for than 100K ($10AUD). I also love Nalu Bowls, the prettiest and tastiest smoothie bowls for around 65K ($6.50AUD). It’s my ice-cream substitute.
LLR: Last but not least…(And we know this might be hard to pick!) What is your favourite beach on the island of Bali & what makes it so special?
Rosie: I’ve travelled to a few islands surrounding Bali but the beaches of the Bukit peninsula have my heart. They might not be as untouched as some but they really are the most beautiful. Bingin beach is definitely the most special to me because it’s where I’m planning my wedding and where the proposal went down. There’s also something about sitting at a warung at Uluwatu at sunset, watching surfers surf one of the most famous waves in the world.
Thanks for chatting Rosie! x
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Our necklaces come in a variety of lengths from 15" (Petites & almost a Choker length) to 23". Our 15", 16" and 18" length necklaces all come in our Fine Chain with the 20" and 23" length chains in our 'Everyday' Chain which is slightly heavier in weight. All items in the La Luna Rose shop clearly label the length of the chain used for that design. Unless otherwise stated, all necklaces are adjustable by 1"/2.5cm in length. Below is a diagram of how our chain lengths sit on a body. If you have a large breast area, you may find that the 23" length chain sits in between your boobs...a good thing or bad, I'm not sure, that's up to you!
|CHARITY & SALLY T-SHIRT MEASUREMENTS||SMALL (Size 6-10)||MEDIUM (Size 10-14||LARGE (Size 14-16)|
It is important to note that different countries have different sizing methods.
Most of the world goes by number sizing which is the easiest and most accurate.
Because we sell our jewellery all over the world, we have decided to stick with number sizing and have put together the below chart to help you out. The most common size for ladies is a size 7 and size 10 for man. If you are unsure of your size you can measure the inner diameter of one of your own rings and refer to the below measurements.
Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have any further issues.
Please also note that if you are ordering a wide band ring, its usually a good idea to go up a size.
Size 6 = Ring Sizes L, M, N. Inner Diameter measures 16.5mm
Size 7 = Ring Sizes N, O, P. Inner Diameter measures 17.3mm
Size 8 = Ring Sizes P, Q, R. Inner Diameter measures 18.1mm
Size 9 = Ring Sizes R, S, T. Inner Diameter measures 18.9mm
If you require a ring in a different size in any of the designs offered, please send us an email here and we will see what our clever silversmiths can do for you.
La Luna Rose chain bracelets fit much like the beaded bracelets with an adjustable clasp. Therefore they have two/three size options for you. They sit at a total circumference of approx 15cm & 17.5cm
LA LUNA ROSE PETITES SIZING
Petites Bracelets - We have a number of options for our bracelets for little girls - they're our top seller and little girls just love them! Our Beaded tassel bracelets have an adjustable sizing system and comfortably fit a little girl from aged 3 - 14. Girls 14 and upwards are recommended to fit our Adults collection however if they have small wrists they will still fit the Petites range. To measure a little girls wrist, please wrap a piece around their wrist with 2 fingers underneath. Mark the paper, and lay flat to measure with a ruler.
Our Petites Sideshow Sally Bracelets are adjustable in length and open up to 18cm in circumference. If you don't have a direct wrist to measure, this bracelet system is almost fail safe and accommodates almost all wrist sizes.
Our Petites Sunday Sandy Bracelets measure 12cm in length with 3 options of length within the clasp system.
Our La Luna Fiesta Bracelets measure 14cm in length/circumference and all have the ability to have any of our La Luna Rose charms added to them.
Our Petites Chain Bracelets measure 15cm in length with an smaller loop at 12.5cm. If you need larger, feel free to order an adults size.
Petites Rings - Our Petites range also offers rings for little girls. Please measure your childs finger first to ensure you are ordering the correct size. We would recommend a size 3.5 for girls 6-8 and a size 4.5 for girls 8-13 and a size 5-6 for 14-17year olds. However - every finger and body is different! Any questions, just send us and email here and we would be happy to help.
Petites Necklaces - Our La Luna Rose Fine Chain Necklace measure 15" in length with an extra size loop at 14". Our La Luna Fiesta Necklaces measure 34cm in length and all have the ability to have any of our La Luna Rose charms added to them.
If you require any other sizes for any of our items, please just let us know and we will see what we can whip up for you! You can contact us here.