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Sunday, 01 May 2016 15:44

The Bee Hive

Toong. Photo by Julie Vola

Coworking spaces in Hanoi take on a new flavour

Monday, 21 March 2016 05:47

Red River Tea Room

The Red River Tea Room is a haven on the shores of West Lake for those tiring of rambunctious backpackers, loud Vietnamese ballads and weak beer.

Friday, 19 February 2016 06:11

Thao Vu

Thao Vu. Photo by Julie Vola

One of the few designers in Vietnam to have her clothes sold overseas, the founder of Kilomet 109 mixes the textiles of this country’s ethnic minorities with a modern-day, sustainable approach to fashion. Words by Kate Robinson. Portrait by Julie Vola

Thursday, 18 February 2016 05:57

The Church

The Church is the sort of place that demands to be seen. No trendy little hole-in-the-wall café is this — it oozes luxury with its shining, full-length glass windows and its dark polished wood furniture, a bubble of refinement in the hubbub of Nha Tho Street. As soon as I saw it, I felt underdressed, but the staff welcomed me with wide, warm smiles.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 05:04


RESS bar looks like what happens when a group of artists buy a house, chop it in half, and make it into an M.C. Escher painting.

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