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Classic and Stylish, These Are Gel Polishes You Need to Try

Romance, softness and elegance are words that describe the colour pink. This autumn-winter season, replace deep, dark mainstream colours with Bio Sculpture’s Classics #1. Available in light to bold pink hues, the collection...

Tidy House, Tidy Mind

How to keep the house neat and tidy? This question is asked for a simple reason. Everybody has to clean their home. Cleaning and organizing things gives people a feeling of control...

Plant Power

BODY OIL A luscious bath and body oil that absorbs quickly to soften,...

Travel Essentials Checklist For Men

Men’s Burton Multipath Full-Zip Fleece Visiting forests and sanctuaries to watch the greenery turn red...

Eating Bánh Xèo (Sizzling Crepe) is a Multisensory Experience

There are few Vietnamese dishes that can evoke as many of our senses as bánh xèo (sizzling cake or sizzling crepe), a bright yellow crepe stuffed with an explosion of protein goodness,...

You’re Be Pleasantly Surprised with Fast Food in Vietnam

Bin is a nine-year-old boy living in Saigon. Like other kids, he is excited about his coming birthday, when he will be showered with presents and play with his friends with limited parental...

A Primer to Vietnamese Coffee

Coffee was deeply ingrained in the Vietnamese culture after its introduction to the country by French missionaries in 1857. “To get coffee” in Vietnam is “to talk” or “to discuss”. Once an expensive...

Autumn Nails Capture the Cosmos and Cat Eyes

As autumn arrives on our doorstep, it is time to transform summer’s vibrant nail styles to deeper, yet delicate, tones. Popular design trends this season encorporate the cosmos and cat eyes. Have...

How the Vietnamese Diaspora Keeps the Phở Spirit Alive

For more than 20 years, Tuấn Võ arrives at his restaurant at 8 a.m. and gets everything ready before the first guest comes at around 11 a.m. When service ends and all...

Susana And Jack Gindi Take Skin Care And Home Spa Pampering To A New Level.

The home spa experience is the ultimate in convenience, especially when you are doing your best to socially distance. Husband and wife team Susana and Jack Gindi have come up with an...

The quest to find Vietnam’s Silk Queen Lanh My A

Back in the 50s of the last century, there would be no one throughout Six Provinces of Southern Vietnam that had not known about Lanh My A - the famous fabric of Tan...

Put on a Happy Face

The following piece was written prior to the pandemic. Checking in with Visage Medical Spa Clinic lately, I was happy to hear...

Vietnam’s Unique Contribution to the Global Pantry

Two main cultural forces influenced the development of Vietnamese cuisine over history. Centuries of Chinese occupation brought in noodles, roast meats and steamed buns, among others. Decades of French colonialization led to...

How To Enjoy Vietnamese Meals With Grace And Confidence

Learning table manners is the first lesson for many Vietnamese children. The country’s standard for consuming food with grace is one of the basic principles for human development. As...

Exploring The Famous Centuries-Old Bat Trang Ceramic Village

“Nga Son straw-mat, Bat Trang potteryNam Dinh fabric, Ha Dong silk.”(Literal Translation) Bat Trang Ceramic Village is located on the outskirts of Hanoi, part of Gia Lam District,...

Tracing The Hundred-year-tradition Of Making Incense In Quảng Phú Cầu

Incense is the object used in religious activities. In Vietnamese religious culture, the lingering incense smoke is considered a fanciful path connecting to the spiritual realm. The custom of burning incense has...

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