May 9, 2018

Breathing New Life Into Old Boards

Sunglasses are a staple in Bali. Aside from the fact that our peepers need protection from harsh tropical ultraviolet rays and glare, no island look is complete without a set of cool shades. Whilst we all recognise the appeal of those brand name knock offs from the market stalls (and at $3 a pop who wouldn’t!) why not choose something that doesn’t add to our island’s prolific plastic pollution problem and opt for a pair of Palm Creation sunnies?

With a penchant for wood and a desire to create something slightly different, this boutique brand began designing shades in 2016 from bamboo, zebra wood and ebony wood. Before long, what began as a creative hobby, grew momentum as those who fancied these hip designs began asking where they too could procure a pair of these fashion forward sunglasses. But it wasn’t until a year or so ago that Palm Creations decided to give these spec designs a more eco friendly edge!

They recognised the rapidly expanding skate scene here in Canggu and came up with a unique idea. Completely embracing the ‘recycle-reuse-reduce’ concept, the brand now uses recycled skate board decks (in addition to the original wooden designs) to create stylish new specs. Entirely hand crafted, cut, sanded and styled, Palm Creation sunglasses breathe new life into these old boards by employing the used decks as the framework for sunglasses and eyeglasses.

The effect is indeed quite striking with the various layers of the boards featuring different colours and textures, making no two pairs of sunglasses alike. Palm Creation customers are guaranteed a unique and one of a kind pair! The frames are unbelievably light and easy to wear, each fitted with polarised, UV400 protected lenses and packaged in either a natural hessian pouch or cool bamboo cylinder to protect your purchase.

Palm Creation designs are proving popular with their customers too as more stores across the island have begun stocking these signature sunnies. The brand is still in its infancy at this stage but the glasses are gradually forging their way into the ‘Gu scene and a move toward designer phone cases and watches made from the same materials could see the Palm Creation brand develop into something much bigger!

You can grab yourself a pair of Palm Creation sunnies from Finns Beach Club Boutique, Amplitude Skate Shop, RVX Custom, Mahalo Indonesia, The Splash Shop @Finns Rec Club and Now You See Me Store in Ubud. Stay tuned for new designs featuring combinations of stone and wood and be sure to check out their instagram page for their range of unique designs @palmcreationbali. If you’d like to know more about the brand or you’re a Bali business who’d love to stock these cool shades email them via:


Mothers! ….. Move Away From the Kitchen!!

For many countries around the world, the second Sunday in May is a day we dedicate to Mums. It’s important to remember that maternal figures in our lives might not only be our biological mothers, but also step mums, foster mums, adoptive mums, grandmas, aunts, big sisters, teachers, or even friends who have become role models. Whatever the form of your special Ibu, Sunday May 13th is the day to show her just how much she means to you.

Renowned for their Sunday Roast, Bistro C, at Finns Recreation Club is carving up some succulent serves from 11am this Mothers Day and there’s even a free glass of bubbles in it for mum too! If one glass is not enough they are also offering a buy 1 get 1 free on bottles of Moet and Chandon Champagne, Cheers we say!

Make Sunday May 13th a ‘dishes free’ affair and pop on down to Finns Recreation Club for a family day out. Not just a chance to get away from the kitchen, they’re all over entertainment options for the kids as well. Grown ups can recline, relax and ‘rehydrate’ while the young ones wear out their energy with free jumping castles, slip n slide, face painting, soccer and more. Do her a REAL favour and book the little ones into Cubby House Kids Club across the road and treat Mum to an hour or three, free from the constant call of “Muuuuuuuummmm!!”

For Mum and Dad there will be live music along with footy action on the multiple screens in the a joining Sports Bar. Come for lunch and stay until late and make the most of May’s cooler dry season evenings. Bookings are advisable and you can reserve a table for your Mothers Day Sunday Roast experience by emailing:

or by telephone: +62 361 8483939

Looking to earn even more brownie points? Book Mum in for a pamper session at Body Temple Spa. It’s just downstairs from reception so there’s no reason to travel far. Their May specials are just the ticket to get her glammed up and feeling gorgeous.

Take this opportunity to show mum how much she matters and give her a day she deserves. Perhaps this year it might be wise to pass on trying to impress her with your own questionable culinary skills in the kitchen (chances are she’ll have to clean up an epic mess afterwards anyways hey kids???) and spoil her island style by booking a table at Finns Recreation Club Bistro C.

Love you Mum!


Body Temple Brings Spinalogic To You

Looking for a Chiro, Osteo or Physio? Spinalogic are just what the doctor ordered and now they are right here at Body Temple Spa!

For many of us, back pain can be a common ailment. Whether it’s a chronic condition that means chowing down on anti-inflammatories daily, sharp spasmodic pain, an old surfing injury, an ailment from an accident or something that we’ve simply woken up with one morning, a sore back can be tricky to treat. Despite the multitudes of places to grab a massage across the island, not all masseuses have those ‘magic hands’ and quite frankly, when it comes to my spine, I’d like to think that my therapist knows what they’re doing!

Spinalogic Physio Rehab and Wellness was established by a health and wellness expert who has worked in Indonesia for the past decade and have been instrumental in developing a new and highly effective technique for the treatment of spinal pain and postural problems – Musculo-articular Spinal Acupressure and Rehabilitation (MSAR). Their methods achieve the best results through the combination of Manual Therapy and Spine Stabilisation Techniques. With a highly skilled physio and rehab team, their goal is to provide people suffering from back pain and postural misalignments with the support they need to once again live normal and healthy lives through a personalised non-surgical and non-invasive treatment program.

Spinalogic’s experienced, qualified staff and modern facilities ensures their services come highly recommended and now you don’t have to venture out of Canggu to find relief from back pain because Spinalogic will be available for appointments at Body Temple Spa on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am – 6pm. Book in for an initial diagnostic consultation, spinal adjustment or their signature Akuglide session or ask them about their 10 session combo packages and save!

Finns Bali members are also eligible for up to 30% discount on treatments when they book a consultation between 9am-11am and 3pm-5pm.

Whether you’re local, expat, or on holidays in Bali; an athlete or simply someone struggling with an existing injury, make a booking at Spinalogic Wellness today. Their internationally trained practitioners specialise in back pain, lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, discs problem, headaches, muscle pain, scoliosis and sciatica. They will help ease any aches so you can get back to enjoying your island life as soon as possible. Contact them at

or phone: +62 811 3806 689.