As the dates for our Mist events in Bali draw closer, we’re feeling more and more grateful to Patti Seery and her fantastic team at Silolona Sojourns for their unbelievable support, assistance and good energy as we create another crazy, but amazing, food experience.

The unanimous reaction of those who have met Patti and learned about her journey with Silolona Sojourns is one of utter amazement… and the question, “What leads a American ex-pat seeking a luxury chartered yacht experience to build a traditional Phinisi in the middle of Indonesia?”

Years ago, Patti and a group of friends found themselves standing on the beach of a remote Indonesian island with the realization that the boat they had chartered, and its entire crew, had decided to head back home without bothering to collect any passengers. Stranded on the beach, Patti decided to take matters into her own hands.

Despite zero experience building and managing luxury yachts, Patti created an unparalleled vessel, a thriving company and a legacy of excellence. In her free time she’s been known to do things like curate and source textile collections for the Art Institute of Chicago, locally produce documentary films for the BBC, and become an expert on Indonesian customs and culture. (Not to mention her countless hours of help producing the Mist documentary and our upcoming Mist:Bali food events.)

In Mist:SaltLake we experienced a phenomenon Gavin frequently quotes:

There is something about Mist that inspires everyone involved to give selflessly and whole-heartedly what they have to offer.

Mist:Bali is no exception. Learn more about the amazing Silolona and even more amazing Patti Seery by checking out Silolona’s website.