Author: Susanne Lindell

February Outing, 2019 – Dried Food Factory visit (Dan On Foods)

We had an interesting day. Unfortunately we were delayed to the factory because of closed streets around the US consulate, and all workers in the factory were having lunch brake. But we could see the factory and buy some nuts. There was a quick visit to the Segafredo factory before heading back.

 

February Outing, 2019 – Vietnamese Cooking Class

A small group of ladies tried their hand at preparing popular Vietnamese cuisine this morning. As they say “Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture.”

January Outing, 2019 – Tet window shopping day!

Tet window shopping day!

25 of us enjoyed the Tet spirit at the special floating
flower market and Tet ornaments street.
Dimsum lunch at Cho Lon was our treat after all the shopping!

January Outing, 2019 – Ikebana Workshop

We had the honor to have Mr. Mai Van from
‘Art Floral Ikebana Mai Van Thai Thomas’ share his skills in the Japanese floral art of Ikebana at Maison Mận-Đỏ. A wonderful way to get into the Tet festive spirit through flowers.

December outing 2018 – Christmas surprise in Phu Nhuan district.

We had a Vietnamese Christmas experience of our own with a visit to dragon and 3 belled churches, golf course turned park, topping it up with popular street eats and smoothies.

Christmas lunch 2018

We had a great time at the ILV Christmas lunch December 6
at Sofitel Hotel. Pictures taken by the professional photographer(and some others) have been posted to the Galleries page.

 

November Outing 2018 – Christmas Shopping D Day

We had a cosy setting for our Deep Discount Shopping and Spa outing this week. Artisan retailers and foot massages were its highlights!

 

November Outing 2018 – Natural Skin Care Workshop

Ladies enjoying the Natural Skin Care Workshop at Aveda Spa, packed with tips to look their best this festive season and beyond.

October Outing 2018 – Hidden Saigon

Art Deco buildings to weapon cellars, CIA helipads to bathtubs in cafes..we ladies braved through it all at our outing this month!

October Outing 2018 – Bollywood Dance workshop and Indian cultural Extravaganza

ILV Members enjoyed their morning at our BOLLYWOOD DANCE WORKSHOP, got a henna tattoo, dressed up for their photo shoot, and of course, gorged on delicious Indian snacks!
Our next workshop will fall on Wednesday 14th November; do join our Coffee Mornings to know more!

September Event 2018 – ILV’s September Soirée

We had a great time at the  Silver Screen Cocktail Party at the Hotel Equatorial.
Dressed as  glamourous movie stars we enjoyed the beer, wine, canapés and the wonderful company.

 

 

September 2018 Outing – Garment & Furniture factories

We were so fortunate to visit a serial entrepreneurs’ garment and furniture factories, that stand well on the list of the economic contributors to Vietnam’s growth in the recent years. And we had tons of fun going to far flung districts and eating rice noodles with the workers who make it happen!

September 2018 Outing – Aveda Herbal Spa

Ladies enjoyed the tips and treats at Aveda Herbal Spa in our today’s workshop on hair and skin care, ending in having Indian lunch.

August 2018 Outing – Ao Dai museum

We  had a fun and informative morning at the Ao Dai museum in D9, where we  were enlighted about the impact that historical events have had on this Vietnamese traditional clothing style.

The outing was followed by lunch at Villa Song, a riverside restaurant in Thao Dien,D2.

 

August 2018 Outing – Spin and Gogh’s pottery studio

We had a fun and interesting day in D7,  starting at Spin and Gogh’s pottery studio. After the pottery demo, we continued with our chit chat during coffee, proceeded for an American lunch, and then explored the malls and supermarkets of the area