FROM THE BLOG
Bungalow is a quaint little “bungalow” set in Canggu, a small village located north of its famous neighbours – Seminyak and Petitenget. Canggu is the real surfers paradise where rice firlds meet the waves and becoming a hot spot for boho and beach inspired brands. Bungalow was actually The Throwdowns first account and we have a huge amount of respect for Giovanna and her amazing team.
Bungalow is both a café and homewares store packed full of Boho tropical inspired handmade goodness. With coffee and cakes to die for BUNGALOW LIVING is really a must on your next Bali trip!!!!
WHO ARE YOU & WHERE ARE YOU?
Bungalow Living Bali is a Cafe in Canggu with a homewares store across the road. We have our own kitchen so everything is baked fresh daily for the Cafe , including our sesame seed bread rolls and bagels.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THE LOCATION?
We love this location as it’s close to our home in Canggu . We decided when we opened the Cafe it would be no further than 10 minutes from our home . We have 4 Standard poodles, a Bengal Cat and Edwina our Bali Cat . They require lots of exercise and attention so we want our life to be enjoyable and not spend time waiting in traffic! Canggu is close to the beach, little traffic and has a lovely community here .
WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURATE BEACH IN BALI & WHY DO YOU LOVE IT?
My favorite Beach would be starting at Berawa and walking with our pooches up to Canggu and Echo Beach only because they are close to where we live. There are many beautiful beaches in Bali, our customers are always sharing pictures with us . Some very remote beaches I haven’t even been too. Bali is definitely an adventure and full of surprises.
WHAT ARE YOU OBSESSED WITH RIGHT NOW?
I’m a little obsessed at the moment about India and Balinese textile designs and combining them together. The colours and designs are so inspirational. Bungalow is a combination of the two, including the music we play in the stores. My Husband is Balinese and a professional musician, and he also is obsessed with Indian Surfie music and Balinese traditional music.
WHAT’S INSPIRING YOU AT THE MOMENT?
I’m inspired at the moment with designing new branded products for our shop, and sharing them on our facebook and instagram pages #Bungalowlivingcafe #bungalowlivingbali
Also photography is a huge Inspiration , both in India and Bali
HEAD OVER TO THEIR WEBSITE OR POP BY TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT GIOVANNA – BUNGALOW LIVING BALI.
No 80361, Jl. Raya Pantai Berawa
No.35, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung,
Bali 80361, Indonesia
A HUGE THANKS TO GIOVANNA, HONI AND ALL THE TEAM AT BUNGALOW LIVNG FOR BEING A PART OF OUR BLOG!
All photos by our girl Giovanna and ThrowDown people
Big Love TD Blog xx
April 15th, 2015
Well hello everyone, it has taken a while but this is the first official post on The ThrowDown Blog.
We are excited to bring The ThrowDown to market as we believe it is what life is about – bringing people together to enjoy precious connections in such a time precious world…. The ThrowDown helps create these interactions whether it is in the great outdoors or inside…living the island life in Bali we love to use ours at the beach.
I am Amber Gosling a Bali/Perth based mum of 4 boys! I grew up in Perth and Margaret River and enjoyed travelling the world as a professional surfer in my younger years. For the last 11 years I have made my home in Bali with my husband and 4 young boys.
Our life is the BEACH. We live it, breathe it and use it every day. Whether it is surfing, fishing, yoga/training, sand castle making, crab catching or sunbaking – there is always a ThrowDown close by.
So this is how it all started…
When at the beach, my dilemma was that I couldn’t find a durable Throw that looked good and suited the needs of our young and adventurous family.
6 months ago it clicked…. hubby was pushing my older two boys, Sonny and Dusty into waves, down at our local beach whilst I was beach bound with my 2 little ones, Rocky and Jetty. Rocky always wanted to play in the sand whilst I would try and keep Jetty (4 months old) clean on the towel. Rocky would pull at the towel and it was inevitable that sand would go everywhere.
That is when I thought… Ummmm……. I need a sturdy Throw that Rocky could not pull at…. That could get wet, be transportable and comfortable enough for a baby!
Then it got me thinking that I actually need a throw like this when I am at the parks with my grommets, when I’m on play dates in the backyard, by the pool, school functions, at the skate park… The list was endless…. I was already obsessed with anything Boho and after a few attempts THE THROWDOWN was born!!!
And now finally we have launched our web site and blog page…. I am so excited to have it up and running YAY!!! We are now open to the online community to share and connect with those of you who have the same love and appreciation for the beach / outdoor lifestyle.
We have some great stories from some inspiring people to share with you from time to time as well as the love of the beach, ocean, and outdoors lifestyle that we all long for.
So WELCOME friends! I am looking forward to sharing with you the salt in our hair, the sun on our skin and the sand in between our toes.
Big LOVE, TD blog Xx