Even though "high tea" never actually become a huge trend in Jakarta comparing to the presence of "Red Velvet" or "Nitrogen Ice Cream" but there's still a couple of good spots for you to have your delightful, dreamy afternoon tea (BY THE WAY I use the term "afternoon tea" and "high tea" in exhange but it actually means the same for me). I used to question my interest for afternoon tea but now I seem to know the answer. I don't think it's a part of my need or lifestyle, it's just the platform and my favorite excuse to hangout with my friends in the more stylish and luxurious way!
In my life, I have always been obsessed with flowers. I don't care if you guys find it feminine or what but I think flowers are one of a lot of God's most beautiful creations. They live, they are pretty, colorful and there's something very therapeutic when you look at them or smell them, it's almost like the recharging, refreshing and some parts of the stressed-self got de-stressed. Something about its presence that brings excitement. Okay, this conversation is getting very heavy.

I can't believe that it has been one freaking month since my last Bali trip. Indeed time flies and I am just stuck in between having my soul there while my body's here and looking back the old photos and all the calories that I have consumed, damn I ate so much in Bali I always gain more pounds everytime I got back, not to mention I spent one week there. It was fun but I might have to start considering gym right now ._.
I've been anticipatedly waiting for the arrival of Authentique's second branch for a while and knowing that they're opening today, I wasted no more time and oh-so-ready digging in to what they have in store! I am such a sucker for bakeries, patisseries, boulangeries or whatever you name it that has to do with breads, cakes and desserts. I have been the first Authentique once and the place was petite, and I mean really petite, but for some reasons I sort of like the heartwarming feel to it, not to mention that particular outlet was also literally warm ._.
Went to this new joint in Senopati just earlier today and couldn't wait to blog about this to y'all! I've told you guys so many times how I've always loved meetings! The thing is, my kind of meeting is actually very berry casual: Casual outfit, casual conversation, maybe not always casual dining *put my shades on*.
Photo credit: George's twitter

Sssh, please don’t tell me you don’t know who he is!

Buat yang bertanya-tanya kenapa tumben-tumbenan seorang Stanislaus Hans Danial Subianto aka Mr. SHDS nge-blog pake bahasa Indonesia instead of English, dan tumben-tumbenan masang muka George Calombaris, well gak semata-mata karena keinginan, tapi karena aku pengen banyak yang bisa relate sama entry ini dan banyak yang bisa iku... adalah kejutan nanti, disimak aja ya!

Ngomong-ngomong soal Masterchef, kayaknya sih aku gak perlu ngejelasin lagi karena aku yakin 90% makhluk hidup di dunia ini tau what that show is about, not to mention, Masterchef adalah salah satu acara masak paling beken di dunia, dan saat ini acara ini udah memasuki season ke-6 dimana kontestan-kontestannya sekarang sedang berkompetisi untuk merebutkan tidak hanya uang tunai sebesar $250.000 atau IDR 2,5 M, tapi juga berjuang untuk memperebutkan gelar juara Masterchef Australia season 6.

Anyway, intinya aku cuma pengen ngasih tau aja nih:

GEORGE CALOMBARIS IS COMING TO JAKARTA BABY!!!

...then it's no longer a surprise! Kedatangan chef berkepala pelontos ke ibu kota tercinta ini adalah dalam rangka Masterchef Australia tour 2014 and it’s an honor karena tahun ini nama “Indonesia” ada di dalam daftar destinasi mereka, and the good thing about his visit dan tentunya buat pembaca blogku yang setia-setia, eatandtreats bekerja sama dengan Lifetime Asia punya sedikit hadiah buat kalian:

2 TIKET MAKAN MALAM BERSAMA GEORGE CALOMBARIS di GRAND HYATT JAKARTA! (Apparently it’s NOT that little!)

Aku bakalan ngasih hadiahnya buat dua orang yang beruntung, terutama buat kalian para lovebirds karena pemenang yang beruntung bisa ngajak pasangannya ke acara makan malam ini (uuhh)! Yang spesial dari acara ini (selain kedatangan George Calombaris tentunya) adalah karena George bakalan masakin para tamu undangan signature dish yang jadi andalannya di MasterChef Australia yang akan di-twist dengan citarasa Asia. Kesempatan ini limited lho! For the VIPs only!

Nah, buat menangin tiket ini caranya gampang banget, jelasin aja lewat comment box di bawah kenapa kamu merasa berhak untuk datang ke acara makan malam bersama George Calombaris, dan jelasin kenapa program Masterchef Australia menarik banget buat kamu! Kita bakalan milih pemenangnya berdasarkan jawaban paling jujur, paling kreatif, pokoknya no pressure deh jawabnya, just be yourself and be honest even though it’s a little crazy! Jawaban harus dalam bahasa Indonesia ya!

Jangan lupa juga guys buat nge-vote nih, kira-kira kalau George harus nyicipin menu makanan lokal khas Indonesia, menu apa aja sih yang harus dicoba? Click HERE for voting!

OK like I am now super duper excited to read your answers, dan tentunya gak sabar pengen ketemu sama kalian di acara makan malam nanti! Kapan lagi nih merasakan masakan seorang chef sekaliber George Calombaris dan maybe bisa foto-foto bareng George juga and pamerin ke semua social medias yang ada MWAHAHA!

GOOD LUCK!!!

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You can watch Masterchef Australia every Monday-Friday, 6PM & 10PM at Lifetime Channel in Indovision channel 167, Firstmedia channel 359, Big TV channel 221, Top TV channel 167. 

UPDATE!!!
Tim dari Lifetime sudah menentukan pemenangnya dan selamat untuk Aline Chandra Rusdiani dan Imelda Budiman yang telah memenangkan kuis ini. Keputusan sudah mutlak dan tak dapat diganggu gugat. Kirimkan identitas lengkap anda beserta nomor handphone ke stanislaus.hans@gmail.com

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I totally feel like this was the first ever trip where I actually could experience and bond with the Bali socials in a whole new perspective. Most of the times, I went to Bali for works and not really browse around the neighborhood and my fifth visit to Bali this year (referring to this particular one) was one of the best trips this year. That one week was well spent even though I still find it not enough :(. When in Bali, one week is just like four days, three other days you don't know where the fuck they go.

SISTERFIELDS BALI

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I totally feel like this was the first ever trip where I actually could experience and bond with the Bali socials in a whole new perspecti...
Everytime I write the Bali posts I always get excited. I don't know man, I think I am so in love with Bali right now, it might sound super melancholy and melodramatical but seriously, I think I left half of my heart in Bali and I can't wait to spend other glorious days there. Just got back from my super lovely trip from Bali last week and I spent one whole week there and when you're happy and having fun, one week feels like three freaking days :"( WHYYYYYY???

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