Top 3 photos: jewelry and silk sarongs from Namu. Bottom photos: Carga.
If it's your first time in Bali, a drive through Seminyak's shopping throng will likely overwhelm you with shopping options. But while there are many stores that aren't bad, few are standouts. Namu and Carga, sitting opposite one another on Jalan Petitenget, away from Seminyak's heavily-trafficked main streets, rise way above the rest. Namu carries the lovely accessories in the pictures above (a certain arriviste got those gorge agate earrings for herself and a silk sarong) and Carga stocks Bali-chic (not a prevalent enough combination, unfortunately) home accessories: cotton pillows, candles, vases, wicker baskets, beautiful toddler-sized frocks and more.
When you're done browsing, pop into Potato Head, a beach club with a silly name but an inviting infinity pool, mid-century modern decor that oozes laid-back cool, and damn good drinks. Feeling for a local lunch instead? Warung Kolega, a short taxi ride up the road, will satisfy that fix in a very good way.
- Namu: Jl. Petiteneget 234X
- Carga: Jl. Petiteneget 886
- Warung Kolega: Jl. Petiteneget 98A