All posts tagged ‘Ho Chi Minh City

Hey Camel ceramics

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Alejandro is the face behind Hey Camel Ceramics and his designs are full of sensibility and surprises. I love the way he explores the shapes and textures or includes striking pattern in the pots, cups and spoons he creates. Especially, believe it or not, the colours and textures of Hey Camel ceramics make me feel calm and relaxed. How strange and beautiful! Alejandro, may I ask you for your glazing recipe? Please :-)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

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Ho Chi Minh City’s best Vietnamese and Thai restaurants – A Guide

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I previously shared with you my favourite spots in Ho Chi Minh City in my last City Guide {missed it? Check out here! } and you already know how surprising this city can be! Family owned restaurants nestled on rooftops, cute coffee shops tucked behind hidden alleyways, chilled-out bars on riverside. Well, it seems like this city can treat you really well! At least, that’s what we feel every time we come back here.

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1. Secret Garden – Roof Top restaurant, Top Floor, 158 Pasteur, District 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

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One of the spot you don’t want to miss is definitely Secret Garden restaurant, this wonderful place on the rooftop of a historical building. The entrance is a bit hidden, and you have to take the stairs to reach the 6th level, but once you’ve arrived and gotten inside, you will forget all the efforts you had to put in to find this place! Will it be the light, the green surroundings or the home-cooked food that will strike you the most? The most important thing is: you can sit at any corner, you can order anything on the menu and everything just feels right!

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Kokois – Cafe. Bistro. Concept Store.

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Chaos. People. Myriad of motorbikes. Things you might associated with Ho Chi Minh City, on the first sight. All this is tiring and restless, you think? But gems are there; tucked in the backyard of old colonial houses, hidden between small lush green alleyway, or often on rooftops. Have you read my article about the top 10 places in Ho Chi Minh City? Check it out and you’ll see!

I don’t live in this buzzling city anymore, I sometimes miss it and was therefore so happy that a friend sent over some pics from Kokois Cafe and Concept Store. Located in Thao Dien district 2 and in a former warehouse, this place is spacious, minimally decorated and it has a lot of lights! {That’s my cup of tea!} KoKois also houses a large and varied collection of local and international designers with an emphasize on handmade and fair-trade design.

I already can’t wait until my next visit to Ho Chi Minh City to explore this gem! You wanna join?

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