Oh Soul Natural

The principles of natural ingredients, thanks to the ongoing Korean beauty phenomenon Korean beauty has infiltrated the rest of the world and there’s a reason why the trend is firmly cemented in our skincare routine: it works. K-beauty brands are constantly innovating. Natural ingredients are crucial to the mainstream success of the K-beauty space because … Read more

Trail Blazer

If you’re looking for a more adventurous type of mountain bike riding, enduro is the way to go With a rush of adrenaline, a supportive community, and an escape from the hectic energy of the city, enduro mountain biking is gaining popularity and exposure in Vietnam and all throughout Asia thanks to the hard work of the folks behind the Asian Enduro Series and South Vietnam … Read more

Got The Thirst

Top your water bottle up for free at refill stations across Southeast Asia With tourism booming in Southeast Asia, concern about sustainable and responsible tourism is a growing conversation. How do we visit the most naturally breathtaking places in the world and preserve rather than destroy them? This is a question being asked by the organization BGreener, and being answered with a conscientious new app: RefillMyBottle. “Seven … Read more

Top Of The Tipple

A collection of affordable wines from Australia available to buy online delivered direct to your door Really Affordable, Deliciously Australian (RADA), RADA VIETNAM (www.ilovewines.vn) aims to provide customers in Vietnam. Quality and knowledge should supersede profit, and this philosophy is the driving force behind the wine distribution company spearheaded by married couple, Andy Wall and … Read more

Sugar High

If dessert is your favorite part of the meal, then this collection is for you My return to The Little DOOR Bistro & Bakery (949 Ton That Thiep, D1; www.facebook.com/thelittledoorbymrsimple) had always been imminent, something I greatly looked forward to. This time I return with the privilege of tasting a selection of their desserts and housemade … Read more

Press and Release

The result of a full-body Thai treatment is often an exciting and powerful mind/body healing experience If you’re not looking closely for it, you just might miss it. Hidden within the winding roads of Thao Dien is a shaded street lined with boutique apartment buildings and decorative foliage. An array of colorful signs points you … Read more

Anything But Simple

Located on one of Saigon’s most coveted downtown streets, a new bistro pairs romance with fusion fare The Little DOOR Bistro (49 Ton That Thiep, D1, www.facebook.com/thelittledoorbymrsimple) welcomes diners with a soft, warm glow from inside. Stark white tables illuminated by vintage bulbs, a sleek espresso bar and a display of delicate baked goods greet us … Read more

Let Them Eat Cake

Combine your love of Japanese food and cooking in one place As students lined their cake pans and became familiar with ingredients neatly arranged in the middle of the large island-style table, the coziness of Star Kitchen (www.facebook.com/starkitchenvietnam) was evident. Warm lighting, crisp white walls, state- of-the-art ovens, and modern clear chairs fill the petite … Read more