The ILV Appreciation BBQ on Saturday, 29 February was put on by the 2019/2020 Committee to say a huge THANK YOU to our members for their support this past year. ILV simply wouldn’t exist without its members. We were delighted to welcome over 60 members and their spouses / partners who all enjoyed a fun evening at Estella One podium.
Our deepest thanks to Mary Lower for liaising with and organizing the venue and facilities; Jake’s Catering for the yummy food; RADA Wines for the wines, and last but not least, Jay Kruytbosch for getting Heineken sponsorship for the beer and cider! THANK YOU ALL!
On Wednesday, 12 February, ILV member Sybille led a group of ladies on a fantastic shopping tour around Saigon, sharing her favourites stores and vendors for cards and stationary, T-shirts, embroidery and souvenirs, dried fruits and nuts, bed linens, where to get your pictures framed and the best place for coffee beans too!
Shopping, friends and lunch – what more could you ask for in an ILV day out? Thanks so much for organizing, Sybille!
The Night Owls group enjoyed a relaxing evening at the newly opened MAD House Wine Bar on Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien on Wednesday, 19 February. Our members sampled many delicious wines from the extensive list and had a fun time mingling and chatting with each other.
On 15 January, over 30 ILV members went on an epic day trip to Sa Dec to see the Têt flowers in full bloom ready for the holiday season. Along the way, members visited the 150 year old Tan Hoa Temple and enjoyed an amazing meal on river boats on Tien River. It was a long day but a wonderful trip enjoyed by all.
On 23 December, ILV members enjoyed watching Mát Biéc, a beautiful film shot in Central Vietnam – a semi-autobiographical love story that brought a tear to many an eye. Afterwards, they convened at the the author’s restaurant, Quan Do Do to sample local delicacies such as bánh beo and mì quang. Thanks to ILV member Camilla Leigh for the great idea and for introducing Central Vietnamese foods to us!
On 11 December, ILV members enjoyed a morning of fashion, fun and jewelry hosted by ILV Discount Provider, Saigon Spring Jewelry. Owner and designer, Trang Pham selected accessories for each lady who then walked the catwalk to show off their look of the day!