Year: 2020

Na Trang Alam Paradise Bay Resort

ALMA Paradise Bay resort in Nha Trang and their concept of holiday ownership

Micro Boulangerie

Thank you so much to Jun from Micro Boulangerie! From South Korea, here to Saigon into our hearts at ILV! We enjoyed so many delicious gifts from their ovens, made without sugar, eggs, butter or milk. YUM!

Urban Gardening

Thank you Alex from Gagaco VIỆT NAM for your talk yesterday about your efforts in the area of urban gardening. Our Coffee Morning speakers always give us interesting and thought provoking topics! Congratulations to the lucky members that went home with fresh herbs!

mini market

We were so pleased with our “mini market day” on Thursday! Thank you to Brim Coffee, MAROU, Faiseurs de Chocolat, Kaanchi’s and DeKara Collection for your participation and great deals.

May Event Wine and Cheese Social

Our first get-together since the lockdown at MGallery! It was so nice to see everyone with their partners!

Coffee Morning Zoom Making Spring Rolls

APRIL 23, at10AM. We joined Freeda and her housekeeper in a Zoom gathering for an educational demonstration on proper Vietnamese spring rolls and dipping sauce.

Coffee Morning Zoom Exploring Indian Folk art

Thursday, April 16, our very talented member Vineeta Rupani gave a Zoom presentation exploring Indian Folk art and how it has shaped her own modern take in her paintings.

Coffee Morning Zoom Cooking Demonstration

April 2nd, about 20 ladies attended a Zoom Coffee Morning, watching the chefs from Benaras do a live cooking demo. The chefs kindly showed us the ingredients, how to cook, how to serve these appetizing dishes.
Although we couldn’t taste the final results, the food looked so delicious! A big thank you to our hosts at Benaras – Indian Restaurant & Lounge and all of our members that logged on to watch.

February Event – ILV Appreciation BBQ

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!

February Outing – A Shopping Trip with Sybille

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!

February Outing – Drinks at the Mad House Wine Bar

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.

January 2020 outing – A Trip to Sa Dec Flower Village and Cruise on the Tien River

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.

December Outing – A Day at the Cinema – Mát Biéc and Lunch

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!

December Activity – Christmas Delight Poses

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!