If I could dream up the perfect place to spend a day in the sun it would be exactly as I experienced the Potato Head Beach Club. After reading about this Seminyak hotspot on our way from Ubud to the west coast of Bali last week, I was intrigued. And, anything with the name "Potato Head" sounded like something I would love.
Designed by Indonesia's most prominent architect, Andra Matin, Potato Head is the perfect balance of modernity and fantasy. The facade, a wall of weathered shutters, entices us through the narrow entrance. Walking through the dark cement mezzanine, you enter a time traveling portal to the 'fun side'. Another world. Time stops and the rest of the day becomes a blur.
Everything from the teak lounge to the cocktail menu is designed with such consideration, I am in awe of every detail. We decide to make a day of it, finding our way to one of the sought after cabanas. We order prohibition iced teas that arrive in aged metal teapots. Today, I am Mrs. Potato Head.
Leaning over the edge of the pool I look out to the Indian Ocean, Bali you are full of surprises.