Posted on June 18, 2013 by Jonathan Garvey
We love Bali, it was one of the major factors for inspiration to start Milly and Eugene. Bali is, among other countries in the Asia pacific area, where we source some of our great product and it’s no wonder.
Bali is not the cheap, bogan tropical holiday it once was, though there are still some aspects of bintang singlet’s and all bearing beer bellies, displayed to the locals and tourist alike.
However, heading down towards the posh end of town, you will find some great places to eat, that could revival even Sydney, along with the boutique shopping and prices to match, not forgetting the iconic bars that are “must sees” according to the dedicated bali goers.
Well the purpose of today’s blog entry is to show off one of Seminyak’s newest, and hippest joints to join the neighborhood, Motel Mexicola. Having eaten here only the once, and being pretty inebriated I can’t give it a fair judgment on the food, though I do vaguely remember the margaritas going down a plenty, I can happily vouch for the excellent job they have done on the interior. And that’s what were about after all…
Every corner of this establishment has been well thought out, before you even step foot into the restaurant, the excitement of colour, patterns and textures draws your eye to the wide expanse that the frontage covers.
Inside the foyer entrance of the restaurant is shrine a dedicated to the Mexican food gods, with beautiful coloured candle wax, that has melted with layers upon layers. It has created an artwork, one would desire for their own home.
There are many areas to the restaurant that all fit like pieces to a puzzle, yet it works spectacularly as one space. Whether you are seated upstairs, around the bar area, or in the main dining section, you wont be visually disappointed in your surroundings.
If you ever end up making it there, please let me know how the food is?
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Milly And Eugene was dreamt up by two young creative sisters with a passion for all things beautiful.
The decision to call their new venture, Milly and Eugene, evolved from the nicknames they were called as young girls. Hailey, was often referred to as Milly by Mum, Jude, as she named her after the famous 60's actress, Hayley Mills. Kate, was given the nickname Eugene, by her older brother, Martin, who thought it was funny to call her an "uncool name" (at the time) and enjoyed the torment and reaction he received whilst using it.
It was after an inspiring family holiday and both having recently completed home renovations, Hailey and Kate's desire to start a homewares company was in the making. Owning a chain of restaurants and retail businesses between them, the sisters are no strangers to hard work and the success that comes with it, so combining their passion and talent, it's no doubt, Milly and Eugene had captured the hearts of their fans. Milly and Eugene has evolved over the years, starting out as a small online business run from the garage of their homes, into their very own retail store and now into wholesaling, their beautiful wares to some of the best retailers around Australia.
It's Hailey and Kate's aspiration to bring you unique and desirable pieces, that have been hand selected from around the world, into your home.
Enjoy and shop often xx