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hellobali - - CONTENTS - • RUNI IN­DRANI

bird of par­adise

SHOPISTICATED

Once upon a time, there was a lit­tle princess who was ex­hausted and jaded from all the con­crete walls that were get­ting higher and higher in her favourite far­away land, Seminyak. She searched and searched for en­light­en­ment un­til she stum­bled upon a pe­tite, but en­chant­ing glass house, with a name that was just as en­chant­ing, Gardin. There she was wel­comed by friendly fairies that of­fered a se­lec­tion of elixirs. The princess chose some­thing ap­pro­pri­ate to her re­bel­lious streak, the For­bid­den Fruit. Daz­zled by the fruiti­ness, the mag­i­cal vodka, and ev­ery­thing else about the ex­quis­ite mix­ture, the princess fell in love with the place and de­cided to stay there for­ever and ever.

No, that didn't re­ally hap­pen. But the new Gardin restau­rant (plus the neigh­bour­ing sis­ter club, Mir­ror) boasts a de­light­ful gar­den, na­turethemed dé­cor, and a gothic touch that makes you feel like you've been trans­ported to one of Dis­ney's en­chanted forests. The pic­turesque set­ting makes the place per­fect for a ca­sual lunch, ro­man­tic din­ner, or even for a treat of late night tip­ples and desserts. And the zesty cock­tail For­bid­den Fruit with its vod­ka­drenched mud­dled-fruits glory will make you be­lieve you're a real princess (plus, it's per­fect for quench­ing your thirst on hot Bali days).

Fur­ther­more, with Mir­ror (and its amaz­ing gothic chapel de­sign) re­cently open­ing its door to party en­thu­si­asts from Wed­nes­day to Satur­day night, I don't see why we're still talk­ing here and not meet­ing there yet. Look out for me, I'll be the one wear­ing a princess crown and hold­ing a glass of the ex­quis­ite For­bid­den Fruit.

Gardin/Mir­ror

Jl. Petitenget no.106, Seminyak T: +62 361 8499 799, www.allin.co.id Sun­day-Mon­day 11am-11pm Fri­day-Satur­day 11am-1am

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