December 22, 2021

5 Reasons To Support Small Local Businesses Here In Bali

November 28th is “Small Business Saturday” so it is a great time to take a step back and put in some time and effort to really support local, small businesses. This is especially important here in Bali as local businesses are the lifeblood of the island. When you shop at a local store, you’ll be […]


October 25, 2021

5 Awesome Health Benefits Of Bee Pollen

Hi, Honey Lovers! Let’s talk about our exciting new product; Bee Pollen, which is sometimes known as Bee Bread, a really cool alternative to liquid honey. Packed by worker bees, Bee Pollen is a combination of bee saliva, nectar, and plant pollen. These crunchy golden granules may be tiny, but they are a nutrient powerhouse, […]


October 15, 2021

5 Simple Ways To De-Stress From Work

The Coronavirus has truly changed the world as we know it. Now many of us are working from home, and while this has its pros and cons, the big question is, how do we differentiate between work-home responsibilities, how do we know when to switch off work mode, and how do we achieve that delicate […]


September 11, 2021

5 Ways You Can Help During the Coronavirus Pandemic In Bali

The island of Bali is has been at a complete standstill for over a year now. In March 2020, the borders were closed and remained closed to this day. With no tourists, there is no income – and for hundreds upon thousands of families, this means that there is no way to earn money to […]


July 24, 2021

3 Ways To Stay Active & Positive During Lockdowns & Quarantines

The world may seem to be at a standstill right now due to ever-changing regulations and even stricter health protocols regarding self-quarantine and lockdowns. Despite firmer rules being reinforced in all continents across the globe, we will need to stay positive, hopeful and active for the sake of our loved ones and our mental, emotional […]


April 16, 2021

Introducing The New Maeya Movement Men’s Collection

I’m delighted to announce the launch of the Maeya Movement’s new men’s collection! Men who are on the lookout for comfortable, sustainable and stylish bamboo workout gear can check out the new Men’s Collection on Instagram or at www.alivebali.com. New designs available include Bamboo T-Shirts (with and without hoodies) and Bamboo Sleeveless T-Shirts in Black […]


March 9, 2021

Maeya Movement: A New Collection

I am thrilled to announce Maeya Movement’s newest collection! This time, we opted for a variety of tops and bottoms that all comes in a striking boost of colour; a pretty combination of ocean blue, white and black. Our new designs are perfect for relaxing on the beach, running errands, hitting the gym or even […]


January 29, 2021

The Launch of Adalya Indonesia

In 2020, I reached an incredible milestone in my career as a businesswoman and entrepreneur – the wonderful opportunity to collaborate and work with a global, world-renowned tobacco brand, Adalya Tobacco. I became the brand’s social media and marketing partner for all of Indonesia and began to embark on an exciting nationwide campaign to introduce […]


October 31, 2020

Love At First Snuggle

I lost my beloved four-legged friend earlier this week. His name was Mr. Barsik, and I don’t think that I could ever get over the pain of losing him. He left the way he came – unexpectedly. He became ill overnight and we rushed him to the vet where he was diagnosed with pneumonia and […]


October 15, 2020

Flying With Aerial Yoga

Hi everyone! Here’s me on a typical morning – just casually hanging upside down from my ceiling! 🙂 Jokes aside, in this picture, I was practicing my poses for Aerial Yoga, also known as Anti-Gravity Yoga, and let me tell you, it is so much fun and so addictive! I feel a little out of […]


September 1, 2020

A Little Break To Bedugul

One thing that I really love to do is to take little breaks. Those who know me well know that my days are usually filled with work meetings, reports, strategy planning and presentations. I manage and monitor my team of staff so that all of my clients’ needs are met, I work hard to meet […]


July 19, 2020

Women love their shoes, and no truer words have ever been spoken. Since the invention of the very first pair, multiple parties have tried to understand and dissect the reason behind this obsession but no one could ever come close to understanding – except maybe for the woman who truly has a love affair with […]


July 19, 2020

21 Pair Of Shoes

Women love shoes, wherever they may be in the world and we already know the reason for this – shoes make a woman feel great because it makes them look good. Plus, shoes last longer than a favourite dessert or a fancy meal. Women love shoes so much that most own multiple pairs that they […]


July 19, 2020

How Your Shoes Reflect Your Character

Do you think that your choice of shoes is a reflection of your character? Well, according to this article by Reader’s Digest, what you wear on your feet says a lot about who you are. Whether you choose to don flats, high heels, boots or wedges, your outfit tells a lot about who you are […]


July 19, 2020

The Return Of The Belt Bag

  The hottest fashion trend in accessories this year has caught all of us by surprise – the Belt Bag was originally known as the Fanny Pack and first made an appearance in pop culture in the 80’s and the 90’s. The trend died down until any mention of a fanny pack only conjured up […]


July 19, 2020

Pretty and Bright: Beautiful Colourful Custom-Made Shoes

Bright, colourful and pastel shoes are trending right now and everyone from Bali to Australia to Europe is into them! We at Van Mayer have been receiving lots of orders for pretty colourful shoes in myriad designs, shapes and sizes and we’re glad to share some of these with you! Take a look at some […]


July 19, 2020

What Your Shoes Say About You

Here’s a fact that we all already know – what you wear can make you feel powerful. It can change the way you feel, make you more confident, more elegant and less self-conscious. Your poses and the way you stand or talk will also change to reflect how you feel inside. Of course, this goes […]


July 19, 2020

Dancing Shoes for the Dancing Queen

Let’s dance! Are you into dancing and can you dance in high heels? Plenty of us have danced in high heels during our clubbing days, haven’t we? 😉 But how about professional dancing or dancing with a class? Most people would don “sneakers” for some type of dances like hip-hop or similar, but there are […]


June 21, 2020

Self-Love and Body Positivity

Let’s talk about self-love and body positivity. I’ve been following the body positivity movement for some time now and I cannot find a more exhilarating and powerful cause for all women everywhere, because not only does it tell us that it is ok for us all to love and accept ourselves no matter our age, […]


May 23, 2020

A Woman’s Love For Her Handbag

Would you ever leave your home without your handbag, belt bag or at least a little pouch in tow? We didn’t think so. As busy women on the go, there are essentials that we just cannot leave behind, and understandably so! A women’s handbag is her most intimate possession. While it is a coveted fashion […]


May 6, 2020

Back To Nature

Nature brings me pleasure, and nothing else works just as well. In the last week alone, I have been to Kintamani, Ubud and Jembrana, West Bali. Each time I spend time in nature, I return feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired with my brain juices and creative juices flowing extra hard. I am filled with ideas […]


April 16, 2020

Friendships In The Digital Age

I’m sure you’ve heard of the saying, “Good friends are hard to find and even harder to keep,” and as a fully-functional adult in today’s easily distracted world, this is incredibly true for me and I am sure, for many of us. One of the most precious things in this life, I believe, is deep […]


February 22, 2020

Maeya Movement: Sustainable Fitness Wear For The Modern Woman

Today I want to share a little bit about my latest business venture which also has a lot to do with my personal passion and my love for fitness and wellness; introducing Maeya Movement, a sustainable fitness wear range that my business partner Andrea and I have recently launched into the Indonesian market. The name […]


December 17, 2019

On The Subject Of Love

The subject of love is a very fascinating topic for me, and it is one of the things that I love to talk about the most. In fact, being in love and loving something or someone is a top priority to me in my life. I love so much that I try to add love […]


September 4, 2019

Work & Play

Hi guys! Today I want to talk a little bit about my professional life. There have been some questions about what I do in terms of work and I thought a blog post is a great way to answer all of your questions. So some of you may already know this – I work at […]


August 7, 2019

My Quick City Escape – Visiting Bandung, West Java

Hi guys! I seem to have caught the travel bug. After my last trip to Sumbawa, I wanted to travel again and this time, I headed to where I grew up – Bandung city in West Java. It was a quick trip, just two nights but it did the trick. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed and […]


July 17, 2019

My Little Adventure to Sumbawa Island

Hi guys! I have just returned from my first ever trip to the island of Sumbawa and it was truly amazing. I have always wanted to visit Sumbawa and last week, I found an opportunity to do so with 2 of my closest girlfriends and we just decided to just go for it! If you […]


May 31, 2019

My Trip To The City Of Lights, KL

Just recently, I took a casual trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s vibrant city for a quick break. KL is one of my most favourite cities in South East Asia, and I often visit there to catch up with one of my oldest friends while looking for opportunities to expand my businesses and hold meetings with […]


April 30, 2019

My Love For High Heels

If you’ve met me in person, you’ll know that I will never go anywhere without a pair of sturdy, beautiful and sexy high heels on my feet. Other girls have their favourite lipstick or eyeliner, but I have my shoes. I wear them everywhere, except to the gym, and a good pair of high heels […]


April 23, 2019

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat

I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase before: You are what you eat. To me, this is a fact; what we put into our bodies will, in turn, affect us both inside and outside – physically, mentally and emotionally. While we worry about the effects of food on our physical self, don’t forget that what we feed our […]


March 23, 2018

Mornings and Self-Love

I am a big believer of self-care and self-love. I believe that it is important to give ourselves the care and attention that we deserve for a few precious minutes every day before we dive back in to the rat race. There are a few things that we can do to show ourselves some love. […]


March 23, 2018

Travels and Thoughts – Labuan Bajo

I recently visited Labuan Bajo, which is the gateway to the famed Komodo National Park, on Flores Island, Indonesia. Prior to my trip, I had no inkling of what to expect. From what I gathered on the internet, I know that the Komodo National Park is home to the famed Komodo Dragons, the Pink Beach, […]


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