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Floating Through Life

Saigon’s past and present relationship with canals

Imagine for a second that Nguyen Hue, the wide promenade leading up to the vibrant, stately People’s Committee headquarters, is not the pedestrian-rich strolling area that it is today, but a giant harbor filled […]

By |December 28th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Ride On, Brother

A custom bike built to commemorate a loved one who has passed

Huy Mai’s custom built bike—dubbed the Cubu (pronounced “koo-boo”)—is a perfect demonstration of how two people can look at the same thing and see something completely different. To the […]

By |December 24th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Throw Away The Wrapper

Give the gift of sustainability with package-free gifts for your eco-conscious loved ones

Three years ago, Quyen Nguyen read the book Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, which changed the way she would think about plastic for the rest of her life. […]

By |December 13th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Déjà New

In a world of mass production, finding something truly one-of-a-kind is nigh impossible. Enter Mayhem Saigon (136/1 Le Thanh Ton, D1). Opened in 2013, Mayhem is one of the city’s first and certainly best-known vintage shops, home to all kinds […]

By |December 13th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Furever Gifts

For many, the joy of giving can be marred with the realization that gift-giving itself is a dressed up episode of consumerism. But what if you want to actually be charitable this season and buy your gift conscientiously? A number […]

By |December 12th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Yim Bader is a local jewelry designer and owner of her namesake brand YB Designs. Her passion for wearing and making jewelry started in 2005, first as beading arrangements with wood beads and assorted stones, then over the years she […]

By |December 11th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Jungle To Jar

You’ve probably seen their signature pink jungle to jars popping up lately in stores around Saigon. The brand’s sleek, minimal packaging and catchy name has gotten on our radar as a seriously good-looking coconut oil.

Maggie Shen, an Australian-Chinese model, designer […]

By |December 10th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Preserving Traditions

Created from a passion and commitment to preserve Vietnam’s identity, founders Huyen and My established Viethnic. Both were born in the mountainous province of Hoa Binh, which allowed them to understand the richness in traditions that the ethnic minorities of […]

By |December 10th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Clean Up Your Act

Plagued by red spots and itchy skin, Saigon Suds, founded by Rachel Arn and Megan Eichelberger, started as a personal effort to combat the exhaust fumes and pollution patches left on their skin after a day in the city. Learning […]

By |December 7th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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The Secrets Of Silver

Create your own, one-of-a-kind silver ring, whether as a gift for somebody or just a way to treat yourself

There’s always been an aura of mystery surrounding silver, purported to do everything from improving circulation and promoting healing to staving off […]

By |December 6th, 2018|Features|0 Comments