Culture Infuses with Arak at Sundara, Bali

A new cocktail program that centers on stories and tradition at the Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay

Bartender Widya Oktarina peers into a ceramic jug filled with arak and carefully stirs the infusion. “I like the new menu, but the basil and mango cocktail is my favorite,” she says. “It feels the most like Bali. We have fresh mango for the infusion. We use the local basil. I’m proud to share the flavors of Bali.” Oktarina’s work has become more than making …

W Hotels “Wake Up Call” Music Festival Official Playlist

A teaser from the forthcoming series traveling from Hollywood to Barcelona and Bali

Back in 2016, W Hotels threw the inaugural Wake Up Call music festival on the grounds of the W Scottsdale. It was the first music festival to take place entirely on hotel grounds, and it made use of every amenity the location could offer. This fall the Wake Up Call festival will return in a new three-part iteration, starting at the W Hollywood (1-3 September) …

Art Activist Liina Klauss’ Sculpture From 5,000 Salvaged Flip-Flops

From ocean plastic waste to a large-scale installation at Bali's Potato Head Beach Club

Even in the idyllic dreamscape of Bali, marine pollution—and ocean plastics—strangle and destroy natural beauty. To draw continued attention to this plight, Bali’s Potato Head Beach Club called upon German-born artist and activist Liina Klauss to build a permanent outdoor installation with the goal to maintain awareness. Enlisting a team, Klauss collected more than 5,000 flip-flops from the shores of Bali’s west coast. Sorted, bound …