Haute Jewelry

Mischelle Thuy White on living her life through gemstones Throughout the rise of civilization itself, nothing has been more consistently definitive of luxury, wealth, and power than the gemstone. Today, precious stones have just as much gravity and desirability as they did in eras past—and those who dedicate their creative output to perfecting nature’s most … Read more

The Blind Writer

She’s a blind chef, a cookbook author and winner of the third season of Masterchef. It’s  Christine Ha For any writer, there is a profoundly tender relationship between thought and hand. Writing is a taming of that most apelike of all of our parts, where fingers built for clutching at boughs and running through coarse … Read more

Hello Leroy

Renowned Australian designer Leroy Nguyen talks about his unexpected collaboration with Hello Kitty and Vietnam’s fast-growing fashion industry As one of Australia’s edgier young designers with a startlingly unorthodox back catalogue of genre-defying outfits, about the last people on the planet Leroy Nguyen expected to hear from were Sanrio—the creators of Hello Kitty—proposing a collaboration. … Read more

Bouncing Back

Meet Dima, Ukrainian basketball player, Hip-hop singer and hairstylist If you’d asked Dmytro Guchko (call him “Dima”) 15 years ago what he was born to do, he wouldn’t have hesitated to tell you that his life’s sole purpose was to play basketball for the Ukraine. Like most professional athletes—including his father before him, who’d played … Read more

The Whirlwind

In conversation with legendary snooker player Jimmy White There was a time when snooker demigod Jimmy White would have been out all night after an event like the match he played in Ho Chi Minh City last month, narrowly beating local legend Luong Chi Dung in what must have been the Saigon Pool League’s most … Read more

Restaurant Review: Nossa Steakhouse

Inspired by a song, Simon Nguyen wants guests to fall in love with his steaks and each other while you’re at it. “It’s a love song,” says Simon Nguyen of the ballad that provided the inspiration for his intimate little bistro on 36 Pham Hong Thai, D1—Nossa Steakhouse. “Nossa, nossa… ai se eu te pego… … Read more

The Story of My Life

Fascinating lives captured impeccably in print forever When my father passed away in 2010, he was about halfway through writing a memoir. I found the fragments on his old, failing PC hard drive, which miraculously survived just long enough for me to copy the files before it too blinked out of existence. Ironically, the documents … Read more