Month: November 2017

November Outing – QLM Factory Tour

Wednesday, November 22nd, from 9:00am to 1:30pm

The factory manufactures a vast range of labels: primarily self-adhesive labels (ie stickers) for many companies including Lotte Chewing gum, Enchanteur cosmetics and Bong Mai Foods. They also make soft-fold cartons, garment labels and tags. The variety of products means there is a big range of press capabilities. The factory is modern and climate controlled.

November Outing – Nga’s Laquer Ware Factory

Wednesday, November 15th, from 9:30am to 1:00pm

The lacquer ware process is interesting to see. Nga offered us a 20% discount on purchases. Her lacquer ware is of a high export quality.

November Outing – Vietnamese Cooking Class

On Wednesday, November 8th, at 9:45am, at M.O.M. 39A Co Bac Street, D1, Level 2.

We cooked sweet & sour soup with Red Snapper, pineapple, and tamarind with local vegetables, Lotus Stem salad with celery, carrot, pork and prawns, BBQ’d pork with vermicelli, and a surprise dessert.

Terry Fox Run

The Terry Fox Run Vietnam is a 5km run/walk that was held at Tan Trao Street in District 7 on Sunday, November 5th. We had a good turnout from ILV members, and will plan for a larger group event next year.

ILV Holiday Bazaar 2017

The ILV Holiday Bazaar for 2017 was a HUGE SUCCESS!

See Below for our list of Amazing Vendors for this year’s bazaar, held at the InterContinental Hotel Saigon, in the Purple Jade. We went to great lengths this year to find vendors with exciting products for home and family, and the feedback from shoppers has been very positive! As well as five charity vendors, there were over forty other vendors, including over 25 new international vendors. At the ILV table, we are happy to report, we sold a lot of Christmas Party tickets and ILV Polo Shirts, and signed up several returning and new members!

Thank you to the InterContinental, our Vendors, our Shoppers, and the fabulous ILV volunteers for your support and help in making this year’s bazaar such a success. Special thanks to Beverley and Jay for helping with logistics, and a tremendous THANK YOU to MARIE for finding such wonderful vendors!

List of Vendors

Charity Vendor Tables

Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts – Christmas decor, Crafts
Friends for Street Children – Bags, Purses, Backpacks, Cards, Scarves, Accessories
Company of Grace – Jewellery, Hair accessories
Xuan Association – Greeting cards, Key rings, Pens, T-shirts
Hope Unending –  Jewellery, Jams & Pickles

Business Vendor Tables

Frock On – Silk kimonos, Jewellery, Wrap dresses
Chakra Clothing and Lifestyle – Indian dress, Shoes, Accessories
Monsal Boutique – Clothing, Accessories, Sunglasses, Jewellery, Shoes
Lily Rivero – Handmade ladies clothing
Ira’s Collection – Hand embroidered tops, Scarves, Fragrance, Marble products
Yoga Mommas Saigon – Yoga mats, Yoga bags, Yoga blocks
DeKara Collection – Organic coconut oil products
Chloe Cosmetics  – Cosmetics
Green Vietnam Investment – Painpass gel, Essential oils, Black peppercorns
Claudia Oporto Accessories – Leather bags
Mekong Quilts Creations – Cushions, Christmas accessories, Baby quilts
LP4Y (Life Project 4Youth) – Wooden decorations, Plants & pots, Lamps
Mooky-Moky – Natural wood and mineral oil wooden products
Living Coaster – Living coasters
Pilgrim – Clothing, Accessories, Notebooks
Les Saigonais – Scarves, Handmade natural soap, Candle/room diffusers
Sr2 Crafts – Table cloths, Table décor, Handmade crafts, Flower décor
Balai Maria – Capiz products, Buntal bags, Christmas decor
Maxmillien Art photography – Fine art prints
Sebastien Personal Hairdresser – Hair products and treatments
Aziet – Jewellery made of buffalo horn
Eli & Lou – Recycled jewellery
Japa Mala Saigon – Handcrafted healing jewellery
Saigon Spring Jewellery – Jewellery
Chocolat Frea – Packaged cookies and chocolate
Wara Designs – Handmade silver, Brass, Copper & Leather jewellery
Bamboo Bridge – Leather belts
V&P Creations – Silk/cashmere crochet baby blankets
Bright Solutions – Children’s fabric educational toys, Christmas decorations
Diggi by De Giorgio Italian Design – Urban streetwear
Italian Point – Ground coffee, Coffee pods, Coffee machines
Hatvala Tea  – Organic teas
Memoria Decor – Vietnamese memorabilia
Red Door Decor/Indochine  – Jackets
Bo-Saigon – Luxury towels
Saigon Motorcycles – Helmets and Accessories
Belladrew – Solar power lanterns
Lace by Ollie Baby – Women’s clothes and bags, Home accessories
Mastodesign – Men’s shirts, hats, and headbands
Punam Exports – Handmade Indian cushions, carpets, runners, scarves, bedcovers
Ella Henry Design – Boho beachwear, Swimwear, Accessories

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