Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ava’s Closet

My first Ava dress was from the Summer Collection. What caught my eye were the unusual print and the classic lines. The fabric felt soft and cool — perfect for the hot summery months of Saigon. As a Filipino, my … Continue reading

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Zippy Bags by Caroline Istas

Last year, Caroline Istas published the Travel Logbook for children. My son loved filling out the pages about his trips. Now Caroline is back with her Zippy Bags! Caroline is from Antwerp, Belgium. She studied History of Art at the … Continue reading

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Encapsulating Kaiteki Hotel

One of my frustrations living in Ho Chi Minh City is not being able to try the different accommodations in the city. I still feel very much like a tourist and I sometimes miss the Renaissance Riverside or the Park … Continue reading

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Albetta Kids Opens Its District 7 Store!

Albetta Kids, a UK children’s fashion brand has opened up a shop in Phu My Hung, their second in Ho Chi Minh City (the first is in District 2). They offer beautifully crafted toys, accessories, shoes, and of course clothes! … Continue reading

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Catch “The Mist” at the Saigon Opera House

Last night, we were invited to watch the premiere showing of “The Mist” featuring the performers of Arabesque at the Saigon Opera House. I love the Saigon Opera House. It’s like stepping back in time. The French colonial architecture is well-preserved. … Continue reading

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What is in the air?

Unlike in other countries where you can log on a website and get the pollution index, Vietnam doesn’t seem to have one — well at least none that is in English that I can search through Google. That’s why when … Continue reading

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Brokerfish Emergency Phone Number Resource

Traveling to another country may be daunting for some — especially when it’s a totally different culture. Lessen your anxiety by reading up on the people, places, and culture. And don’t travel without a handy list of emergency contact numbers. … Continue reading

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