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.
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.”
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.
We had a cosy setting for our Deep Discount Shopping and Spa outing this week. Artisan retailers and foot massages were its highlights!
Ladies enjoying the Natural Skin Care Workshop at Aveda Spa, packed with tips to look their best this festive season and beyond.
Art Deco buildings to weapon cellars, CIA helipads to bathtubs in cafes..we ladies braved through it all at our outing this month!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
Artinus 3D Art Museum is an interactive art gallery, which gives it visitors a truly wonderful experience in the magic of 3D. This museum has more than 100 different 3D paintings, created by Korean artists. The artworks are created in a way that the visitors can step inside them and be part of some stunning 3D scenes.
After the museum visit, we met for lunch at Q.itchen Factory, an Asian inspired ‘destination dining’ experience in a surprising location!
Everyone had a great time at this outing!
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.
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.