Category: Outings (page 1 of 2)

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.

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 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

May 2018 Outing – Artinus 3D Art Museum

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!

November 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 November 2017

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.

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