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August Adventures on Instagram

As August was dominated by my trip to Singapore and Bali, I thought I’d do something a little different for my monthly round-up and summarise my trip using some of my most popular pictures on Instagram. I’m having a bit of a love affair with Instagram at the moment, I didn’t mean to cheat on my old favourite, Twitter, but I couldn’t help myself…Singapore and Bali were so beautiful, I got rather Instahappy when I was there!

After a 13 hour flight to Singapore, our fab trip started with one amazing night at The Fullerton Bay Hotel. We totally loved our gorgeous room with the view of the Marina Bays Sands looming across the way! After fully checking out the room we headed up to the rooftop bar, Lantern, to indulge in wine, cocktails and some of the hotels signature nibbles.

The next day we didn’t have much time to explore, but had lunch on these gorgeous sashimi roses before hopping on a plane for our three hour plane journey to Bali. IMG_4715
We did, of course, have time for a quick look around Changi Airport in Singapore which has been named the world’s best airport. We particularly liked the pretty sunflowers on the roof garden. Don’t sunflowers just make you happy?

Our first couple of days was spent relaxing at the Four Seasons in beautiful Jimbaran, I loved this hotel for the beautiful grounds, fun atmosphere and totally top notch service.
Next we made the hour and half drive up to Ubud, the Bali’s centre of culture. Here we stayed at the Viceroy which was my favourite hotel of the trip. We had the most stunning room, the food was exquisite and the service was perfect.

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Our time in Ubud saw us taking a tour around some of Bali’s key cultural sites and natural wonders including this gorgeous waterfall.

Next we headed even further into jungle to stay the night at The Hanging Gardens, a hotel that has become iconic for its tiered pool and astounding architecture. IMG_4726
Next we headed back down south to the beautiful design hotel, the Alila in UluwatuIMG_4722 IMG_4723 IMG_4727
Here modern style was mixed with Balinese design to create a simply stunning hotel. We loved the local Balinese dishes that we tried here and the service was notable for the great attention to detail

With our time in Bali over we headed back to Singapore to stay at the Marina Bay Sands, I couldn’t wait to check out that famous pool with my own eyes!

And to explore the Super Trees at the Gardens By Bay! I can’t wait to tell you in detail about all these fantastic hotels and locations and the amazing time I had in Singapore and Bali!

Here are some of my favourite accounts this month on Instagram: 

Twins the Travel have a beautiful colourful and vibrant collection of photos as do the boys from Hand Luggage Only and I love the accounts of both Lauren from the Lifestyle Diaries and Jess from The Travelista as the girls always look so bright smiley and happy! Andrea from Andrea’s Passions has a selection of photos that is guaranteed to make you hungry as do Fiona and Leyla. For flowers, cats, coffee and afternoon tea, Emma, Rebecca and Emily will never fail to delight. But if it’s luxury you’re after Kelly, Suze, Mrs O, Polly and Jean are your ladies. I also love seeing what Catherine, Simone, Jaime, Honey and Jasiminne get up to and my eyes are glued Laura’s account as she takes on the world including a trip to the Arctic next year. What are your favourite Instagram accounts?

And of course don’t forget to follow me on Instagram with my next adventure to St Lucia in October….

PS I’m nominated in the Best Luxury Blog Category for the Amara Interior Blog Awards, I’d really appreciate your vote! www.interiorblogawards.com/vote/silver-spoon-london/


  • Bali is on my top places to visit next year, as well as St Lucia so I can’t wait to see your Insta pics from there! My instagram username is ‘cravemorebeauty’ if you fancy a browse and follow. Xx

    Olivia – http://www.cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    • Thank you lovely, Bali was fantastic and I’m counting down the days to St Lucia!

  • It’s a lot of fun following along your insta adventures! Such gorgeous pics! xxx

  • Absolutely loving the infinity pool pics! x

  • The rose sashimi is beautiful, and I can’t wait to visit Bali in September after seeing your pics. As for Singapore, that pool looks amazing

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • I can’t wait to see your Bali pics too 🙂
      Lots of love,

  • I have been loving following your adventures on Instagram. It looks like an amazing month!

  • I have to admit to a growing infatuation with Instagram as well – it’s just calling my name..!
    I loved seeing your adventures! (ps thank you for the kind shout out!)

    • I’m so glad that you enjoyed it, I can’t wait for St Lucia, it looks so photogenic!

  • Kelly Michelle

    I love Instagram Angie…it’s my social media crack! Thanks for mentioning me in your post.

    I’ve voted for you, good luck!


    P.S. were you taking instagram screen shots when you should have been sleeping?

    Around the World in 80 Pairs of Shoes

  • I’m in love with Instagram too 🙂 I have just seen your pics there 🙂 You made me remember of my trip to Singapire and Bali this year 🙂 I’ll be posting some photos in September posts as well! Loved both places 🙂


  • Awww thanks for the mention, Angie! I love IG and how we all get snippets of each other’s lives through it. Also, it’s just so addictive!

    Honey x The Girl Next Shore

    • Only the snippets that looks perfect though 😉
      I can’t wait to take the photos!
      Lots of love,

  • Your gorgeous Instagram photos have kept me going over the last month, Angie – Bali looks so beautiful, and I definitely need to take a visit to Singapore soon. Thanks so much for the shout-out too. I’m really getting Instagram at the moment! 😀 x

  • Loved this round-up, Angie! Can’t believe we were nearly at the same place at the same time! Looked like you had some fantastic travels. Thanks so much for the shoutout! xx

  • Love this post! Also just for ease next time, you can embed your Instagram pictures instead of having to screenshot them. Hopefully that makes your life a little easier =D

    Tahira | http://ramblingsofafoodaddict.com/

    • Oooh how do you do that? Is there a plug in?

      • No you just go to Instagram and on the ‘…’ it says embed picture or something and you just copy that code onto your page!

        Tahira x

  • Catherine Lux

    Thanks for the mention 🙂 I loved your insta feed so much while you were away, it made me feel like I was there with you! I don’t know how you stayed in so many different hotels without going insane though – I like to just park myself in one or two and unpack, haha! #lazytraveler

    C x | Lux Life

    • Mr S was not happy about the number of hotels that we stayed in, that’s for sure 😉

  • Lucy

    Such beautiful pictures, glad you had a wonderful break. Bali is still years later one of the best places that I have visited breathtaking. Well done on your nomination off to vote now Lucy x

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  • May

    stunning salmon roses! I only had 2 days in Singapore and only just managed to stroll in to have a look and the fullerton bay hotel is stunning!! Don’t want to be biased by my brother’s instagram is my inspiration @seoul_stateofmind , he’s what inspired my instagram. May x