Carnet de voyage ~ Vietnam
For this first issue of our Carnet de voyage, let’s travel to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. This city is one of our favorite places in Asia and strongly inspired the design of our new collection “Casually Wild”.
Under 5 hours by air from Shanghai, it’s the perfect destination for a short getaway.
Discover all our hidden sports that you will not find on touristic guide. From cozy coffee shops, trendy concept stores to beautiful eco-resorts, we will share with our tips for a unique experience. Explore with us the bustling Ho-chi Minh city as well as its more relaxing surrounding areas.
Thao Dien (District 2) is definitively THE place to go if you are in the hunt of trendy concept store or designer pieces. We recommend you have a look at Tuhu and Sadec District.
This handmade ceramic shop will make you want to buy everything.
Based on the traditional blue patterned ceramics, Tuhu creates kitchenware from bowls, plates to mug with a special aesthetic and minimalist touch.
No better occasion to wear our CHILE bracelet as the blue sodalite gemstone will merge in harmony with the color palette of the ceramics.
This wonderful store has stylish homewares, clothing, art and fabrics from all around the Mekong River region that they brilliantly re-designed to make contemporary pieces which will suit modern decoration as well as more traditional one.
With its many street food vendors and restaurants, the city will easily let you try its national delicacies and eat in its trendy restaurants such as 4Ps Pizza, L’Usine etc...
But HMCH also abounds with cute and not so famous coffee shop and restaurants which are real gem.
AN CAFE RIVER
An café River is among our favorite one.
We thought this place is so inspiring that we decided to work on the creation of our new collection there while enjoying a nice piece and cake and a cup of coffee.
River cottage also features high on our list for our future trip in HCMC. This boutique hotel on the banks of the Saigon river is the perfect place to escape the touristy HCMC.
Its lush tropical gardens with a large wooden deck stretching out over the river, will make you feel you are in another world.
THE HUT BOUTIQUE NOTRE-DAME
The Hut Boutique Notre-Dame is another trendy boutique hotel with a small café. Their egg coffee is incredibly delicious. Made with a rich espresso topped with a meringue like fluff made of whipped sweetened condensed milk, you will not be disappointed.
Activities and lodging
We cannot think of better way to finish this trip than an excursion in the Mekong river.
Take a Mekong Delta boat tour and get lost in the nature, see the iconic fishing villages with stilt houses and rice paddies.
Our MADAGASCAR necklace will remind you the jungle aura of this amazing part of Vietnam.
MEKONG LODGE RESORT
We highly advise you to book a night in Mekong Lodge, a charming eco-resort where design, comfort and nature are blended seamlessly together.
NGUYEN SHACK - MEKONG CAN THO
For a more budget friendly option Nguyen Shack is a good alternative.
Be ready to live in a beautiful bamboo room with an exterior bathroom surrounding by the river.
We hope this first issue of Carnet de voyage will inspire you. Feel free to tell us what is your favorite spot in Ho Chi Minh. Don’t hesitate to share our article and let your friends travel with us and discover our brand.