Exclusively bali - Ultimate Homewares Tour, final copy

Heads up Ladies!

Exclusively Bali is excited to announce a ladies-only Ultimate Homewares Tour!

Immerse yourself in true Exclusively Bali-style hospitality staying at the stunning Royal Beach Seminyak Resort!

During your stay enjoy a fully hosted tour inclusive of:

  • private airport transfers
  • 6 nights luxury beachfront accommodation
  • daily breakfast
  • fully escorted shopping to handpicked retail and wholesale outlets
  • guided Tegalalang and Ubud shopping
  • 5 star dining
  • delicious high tea
  • indulgent spa treatment

And still plenty of opportunities to grab some ‘me time’ or relax with some like-minded ladies.

Come along with your bestie, your mum or your daughter or be very welcomed as a solo guest.

Dates are from 1st – 7th December, 2015 – just in time for Christmas!

Note: This tour will be kept small and exclusive.  Numbers are strictly limited!

For more information on this or FUTURE TOURS, register via email to exclusivelybali@gmail.com

Wrought iron ❤️LOVE…

Over the years, I have often frequented a little wrought iron store in Seminyak, purchasing a variety of items from fruit bowls to candelabras.  They’re always so easy to bring home as they truly are indestructible!

A recent visit however, showed this little shop was now selling the very fashionable coloured wrought iron products.



The range included animal figurines, chandeliers (extra small/small/medium/large), peacock chairs, pineapples, candelabras, loveseats, garment accessories, home décor, shelving…  and the list continues.



Multiple colours are available as well as the original black.


These items are listed as being hand-made.  Retail and wholesale prices, on request.


Contact:  Agus at “Rainbow Bali Iron Work”

Shop:  Jalan Drupadi No. 2 Basangkasa, Seminyak

Phone:  0361 731833

Email enquiries: rbw_iron@yahoo.com

  • If you contact Rainbow Bali Iron Work, please let them know that “Exclusively Bali” have recommended them – and I might get a discount the next time I shop there!  lol.

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Looking for a little Moroccan light….. or 3?

Lighting stores are popping up frequently in the tourist strip of Bali.

One such store is Suka Ashih Shop. It’s bursting at the seams with marvellous Moroccan lighting!


Wholesale and retail prices are available here.  They will also make to order.


It’s a little like an Aladdin’s cave of lighting where space is at a premium.  If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, so to speak and doing a little rummaging, you may well discover a special find here.


Happy shopping!!



Jl. Br. Raman – Kerobokan

No 18 Kuta – Denpasar

Ph: (0361) 733284

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…


A beautiful mirror can transform the plainest of walls by reflecting light, opening up space, and adding a touch of instant style.  Like a piece of artwork, mirrors can be used throughout your home to create visually appealing focal points that can really take your breath away.

“Qubu Mirror” is a fave little Venetian mirror shop on Jl. Drupadi in Seminyak.


Qubu Mirror has a nice selection of Venetian mirrors that they will happily pack for you in bubble wrap, box and string.  Packed so well in fact that if you are flying home, you can either send it through in your checked luggage, marked ‘Fragile’ or if it’s not too large, carry on-board your flight as hand luggage.


I’ve done this on several occasions with no breakages, so far….touch wood!


Address:  Drupadi No 3, Seminyak

Phone: +62 81 338 121 346

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For Home Interior Enthusiasts…

CARGA is a personal fave retail emporium choc full of homewares, crockery, cushions, candles, incense, soap, personal adornments, recycled boat wood products, vintage posters on wood panels, gift paper, furnishings…. The list is long.
You’ll see various traditional Indonesian made products here involving batik, double ikat and teak wood, and you’ll be inspired.
Allow plenty of time to peruse. I never, EVER leave empty handed!
Jl. Petitenget No. 886, Kerobokan, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80361
+62 361 8478173
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TIP: After all your retail therapy, enjoy tea at the delightful Biku tea house – which is is right next door.
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Bali Market Shopping and PRICE Guide

Market shopping 

Bargaining – you either love  it or loathe it!

Either way, consider these tips:

  • keep smiling
  • never say this is your first trip to the island (even if it is)
  • have a clear price you are willing to pay before you start negotiating
  • be mindful that they do this for a living so are likely to be more skillful/persistent than you are
  • go early for best “Morning Price”
  • be prepared to walk away
  • if you think it’s a reasonable price, then do the deal
  • remember that 10,000Rp is equal to approximately $1.00Aus
  • watch the zero’s on your notes as it can be confusing.

Above all, always keep your sense of humour!!


Please note:

These prices from Tripadvisor are VERY outdated. I recommend you use them as a GUIDE only.  (Be generous in your negotiations.  Some peoples livelihoods may depend on it!)

Stay tuned for a CURRENT Market Price Guide, coming soon!

Bamboo Wind chimes: Sml – Lge RP 10000 – 20,000

Baskets…set of 3 with mesh tops for food 50 000

Batik bags 30 000 with Bali written and 45 000 plain

Beach towels (toughen up princess , Bintang etc) 50 000 rp

Beaded purses, 20 000 to 30 000 for larger size

Board shorts RP 30 000 35 000rp

Bracelets, wide knitted stretch beaded 10 000rp, chunky beaded 20 000rp.

Caps Baseball Peaked RP – 15 000, 20 000rp

Car steering wheel ( timber and with boss kit) 150 000

Cardigans light weight plain coloured mesh RP 35 000 + to larger size printed with hood 85 000

Cushion covers RP 25 000 – 30 000

Denim skirts, branded 70 000rp

Dresses (summer market style batik , Rayon or crinkle) RP 35 000 to 80 000 depending on size and length

Dresses , cut on the bias flowing 3/4 length 100 000rp and long 120 000rp

Earrings (market danglies) 10 000rp ,20 000rp

Earrings, pearl studs 20 000rp +

Flags/umbal umbals 25 000rp each + for longer

Frangipani butterfly hair clips 10 000 medium sized single frangipani. 15 000 multiple small frangipanis on clip

Handbags (department store, hardy’s, Ramayanas etc) no brand…RP 50 000 – 70 000 depends on size

Handbags better quality and a brand name etc 130 000 to 160 000rp.

Incense and oils 5000RP to 20 000rp

Ikat style throw blankets 100 000 to 150 000rp

Kids T-shirts/Singlets RP 15 000 – 20 000

Kimonos (satin) RP 50 000

Ladies fashion stretch tops in markets (lace, print etc) 60 000rp

Ladies tops made from a sarong 35 000 to 70 000rp

Large Overnight Bag RP 180 000 – 200 000

Lawang root oil (bottle) they come in and sell to you in restaurants 25 000rp

Masks RP15 000+

Mens shorts, short pull on 30 000, longer fitted striped 70 000rp.

Necklaces beach to markets RP 10 000 – 25 000, boutique shops 50 000 plus

Pashminas 50 000 – 80 000rp

Pearls, twisted double strands 70 to 100 000rp, long with stones too.. up to 150 000rp.

Placemats Wooden RP 12 000 to 15 000

Placemats thick cinnamon printed 40 000 each

Puppets large 100 000rp

Rayon pants 35 000 +

Sandals, soft leather 60 000rp

Sarong dress with elastic in back 35 000rp

Sarongs Short wrap (basic printed) RP 15 000

Sarongs Long RP 25 000 – 35 000

Sarongs, Very fancy cut out or painted and fancily gold or silver embroidered (turtles, elephants, geckos etc) 60 to 160 000rp.

Singlets /tank tops 25 000 rp

Silk mix scarves and sequined scarves 25 000 – 50 000RP

Shirred dress 35 000rp to 65 000rp depending on size and length

Shirred top and similar styles 25 000rp to 35 000rp

Shirts Collared Polo’s RP 25 000 to 35 000

Shoes (dressier, sling backs , suede , studded etc) 75 000rp to 90 000

Stubby holders packs of 6 – 20,000 rp

Sunglasses 30 000 rp

summer shorts Ladies/ girls (checked etc with zip) about 50 000rp

Table runner 30 000rp 1.5 meter satin with elephants etc , up to 50 000rp for 2 meters or woven ones are up to 70 000rp, batik Table runners (tootsies) are 50 000rp.

T-shirts (always buy larger as will shrink) 35 000rp up to large, 40 000 XL plus Bintang 25 000

Umbrella / ceremonial 60 000 rp

Umbrella for rain 35 000rp, 40 000rp

Watches RP 30 000 to 70 000rp (Bagus watch shop more expensive but gorgeous)

Wallet mens, branded, Black Leather RP 35 000rp

Wallet ladies , branded, 40 000 rp to 50 000rp


Happy shopping!

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Price information – as per current tripadvisor

FIXED PRICE market stalls in LEGIAN

If you are looking for no hassle FIXED PRICE market stall type gear in Legian head to either:

1.  Ketuts at Jl. Saha Dewa Gg. Sorga No 2 (Garlic Lane)  – this market stall is popular and gets VERY busy.  It is recommended you get there around 9am, when it opens.  The main items sold here are clothing & bags with a good selection of the typical in demand market gear. Numerous items are available for selection, with assistance from either Ketut or her family members who work there.  It does get hot in her stalls but a welcome free bottle of water is given when you arrive. Ketut also stocks 5 & 6 XL so it is popular among big western people.   There is also a fixed price store adjacent to Ketuts which sells a few homeware products eg. cushion covers and table runners, small stone plaques, aluminium silver goods.


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2.  Miss Debbies on Sahaweda Street (Garlic Lane), Legian (opposite Ketut’s laneway) – There is a very good variety of goods here, including a fair selection of home-wares .  Go to the shopfront and they will take you down a nearby lane to her compound where she has goods well displayed in an open area on tables and in rooms.  Surprisingly, I have never seen Miss Debbies really busy so it’s a good location to browse at your leisure with often a cool breeze blowing through the compound to make for more comfortable shopping.  A welcome bottle of free water is also given here. (This is my FAVE fixed price shop!!)

3.  Turikas shop, Art Market Melasti St 45B Legian (corner of Melasti St and Garlic Lane).  A very obliging lady who is arguably not as well-known as Miss Debbies and Ketuts (above).  You can put in an order and pick it up in a day or two.  She will go out of her way to accommodate your needs and there is usually a good selection of clothes in her shop.

4.  Sita fashion, 373 Jalan Legian ( on the left between Melasti st and Padma st).  This shop sells a variety of items and again just saves you the hassle of having to negotiate at the typical market stalls,  Sold here are metal wall art eg. fish/geckos/birds etc to go on your wall, stone carvings, some jewellery, pottery vases, artwork as well as handbags.

5. Santa’s Shop,  A good selection of clothes here catering to most sizes. The shop is at the north end of Garlic Lane, beach side of the street, about 5 shops before the end.  Look out for the colourful, girl’s fairy dresses hanging out the front.  Address is : 23 Sahaweda St (Garlic Lane), Legian  (Closest to Padma Street end).  Phone is 081 7473 3463.

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It has been said that comparisons have been made between market stall shopping, via negotiation and market shopping, via fixed price shops with the fixed price shops winning hands down in the time stakes.  It is a wonderful option (and often a relief!……lol)  to have these fixed price stores to attend for hassle-free shopping.

Happy shopping!

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On trend – stylish PIMENT ROUGE for homewares…

PIMENT ROUGE – Homewares


When it comes to homewares, Bali is on trend. A few years ago, when building a new house in Australia, I topped up my container of imported goods with assorted purchases from the very stylish “Piment Rouge” homeware store. Unique decorator items are sold here including soft furnishings, bed linens and furniture.


Bedside lamps, placemats and table runners, ornaments, vases, paintings and various unique items I had not seen elsewhere, I enthusiastically purchased at bargain basement prices. I am still so thrilled with the items – each holding a special memory of the time I sourced them.


On each return trip to Bali, I never fail to stop in at Piment Rouge – usually on Monkey Forest Road, Ubud or Jalan Raya Seminyak.


Pigment Rouge’s Factory showroom is at Jl. Serangan No 3, Pengubengan Kauh, Kerobokan, telephone: 0361 738 411. Retail stores include Jl. Raya Seminyak 60X, Seminyak; and Jl. Purabagus Taruna No 513, Legian.


Shops and factory:
– Boutique Legian :Jalan Pura Bagus Taruna 513, Legian Bali Tel : 751 783;
– Boutique Seminyak 1 : Jalan Raya Seminyak 60x, Seminyak Bali Tel : 730 432;
– Boutique Seminyak 2: Jalan Sunset Road 18, Seminyak Bali Tel : 2796 495;
– Boutique Ubud : Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud Bali Tel : 977 983

HAVELI – A little treasure trove of extraordinary homewares…

HAVELI – Interior Decoration


These two stores situated diagonally opposite each other on Jl. Seminyak, offer home-wares that are uniquely beautiful with a definite stylish, refined and elegant edge.

Bargain hunters will particularly LOVE the second of these stores since it’s a “factory outlet” type store where the prices are even fabber than the first!

These home-ware stores stock European, Moroccan and Asian combinations of tableware, linen, cushion covers, lamps, mirrors, stunning chandeliers, jewelry and accessories. Beautiful fabrics are made of taffeta, silk, satin, French linens and Indian saris – all in gorgeous jewel-like colours.


If you adore home-wares as I do, it is a wonderful delight to find beautiful, unique items, without the designer price-tag, for your individual table settings, gifts for your gal pals or just distinctive items for your home.


Happy shopping!! xx

Haveli by Shahinaz and Haveli Oriental
Jl.Basangkasa 15 & 38 Seminyak – Bali

Also Available at :

*HAVELI INTERIOR (Jl.Basangkasa 15 Seminyak)
*HISHEM FURNITURE (Jl. Sunset Road Kuta)
*BALQUISSE LIVING (Jl.Kunti Seminyak)


Designer lighting at its best!

INSENS’O, the  lighting store

If you are looking for something authentic and exotic, then the lighting store INSENS’O may be for you.  The blend of classic and modern styles is inspiring.

INSENS’O is an extraordinary lighting store started by Italian born Roberto Tenace.  The story goes that he arrived in Denpasar in 2000 with only $100US in his pocket, fell in love with Bali, became a “lamp maker” (using natural, local materials) – and the rest is history!   He now employs 75 people in his Seminyak workshop.

If you’re updating your lighting at home or redesigning completely, do visit this store for inspiring lighting pieces.  You could seriously create and design a whole room around 1 lighting piece!

Fabulously unique, designer lighting at it’s best!!

Jalan Basangkasa No 45
Seminyak, 80361, Bali, Indonesia