For our weekly date this week, hubby and I found ourselves walking around Ben Thanh Market. We didn’t really have any plans so we just decided to let our feet take us to wherever… until we hit The House of Saigon.
It was a stark contrast from the market feel of Ben Thanh that we decided to drop in.
And oh what a charming shop it was housed in a 4 story building (I think)!
It showcases locally made products from different artisans as well as products by The House of Saigon.
I saw magnets and postcards by The Artful Gallery which I first came across in last year’s SSIS Bazaar.
Also I saw postcards by Nga & Liem! Couldn’t resist and I just had to buy two!
Ceramics by the locals of Bat Trang —
Bags by The House of Saigon —-
Cinnamon products which I also came across from the last SSIS Bazaar —
Even the beautifully packaged pepper and salt products from Phu Quoc were tempting!
On the ground floor was an array of products ranging from shawls, bags, postcards, homeware, and accessories.
And souvenir items, of course!
On the next level (an elevated level) separated by a mini pond is where some clothes were for women and children.
But what really got me excited was the 1st floor with the jewelries and tailored dress for women!
They do cost a bit but I promise you, they are exquisitely made.
I didn’t want to take close ups as I’m pretty sure the owners wouldn’t want their designs copied.
On the same floor, linens were also on display.
There were clothes for men too!
Then on the topmost floor is the cafe.
Unfortunately, that day, they had an event so their menu was pretty much wiped out.
Would have loved to try their macarons. Well maybe next time. But I did enjoy my Saigon Spring juice of orange, passion fruit, and honey —
while hubby had the Sapo Love Coffee (Sapoche + Coffee). Sapoche is chico! And this actually really good. It had a rich mocha flavor. We both enjoyed our drinks as we watched the street outside.
I just love how this building was designed with a skylight.
With the middle of the store unencumbered by ceilings except for the skylight, it gave the whole place a feeling of space.Visit the House of Saigon at 16-18-20 Thu Khoa Huan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
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I would check this out. Lyra! Thanks again.