One of the faces behind Saigon late-night bar Last Call, California native Lola Guimond has gone from fashion designer, stylist and actress to well-known bar manager and cocktail aficionado. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

An architect and a consultant, through Green Consult Asia Melissa Merryweather is at the forefront of promoting sustainable architecture and urban planning in Vietnam. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

The founder of MANTA sailing school in Mui Ne, Julia Shaw is at the forefront of developing sailing in Vietnam. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

On May 24, ASEAN PRIDE kicked off in a big way at the American Club in Hanoi. Word speaks to co-organisers CAMA about the show and how it came to be, their hopes and their disappointments. Photo by Nick Ross

Kim Oanh - Wrap 'n Roll

The idea when I opened the first restaurant… was a passion for cooking, and a wish for a Vietnamese food chain with a basis in original Vietnamese food — that, when coupled with a modern concept, would be able to franchise like big brands all over the world.

Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg

Former Arsenal player Freddie Ljungberg was in Ho Chi Minh City last month to promote the Gunners’ upcoming clash with the Vietnamese national team on Jul. 17 in Hanoi. Photo by Alexandre Garel

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