Coworking spaces in Hanoi take on a new flavour
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.
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
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.