jazzy transition

Last night Laura, Nicole and I organized an impromptu restaurant/bar hop. After dropping in at the Intercontinental’s Mid Summer’s Eve poolside soiree, we ventured over to the posh 2 Lam Som Martini Bar in the Park Hyatt. I am thrilled to report that the always accommodating Park Hyatt has now added San Miguel Light beer to their offerings of fine adult beverages. Thanks, Melanie!

We delighted in a couple of drinks and the best spicy cashews in Saigon before hopping over to one of the newest hotspots in Ho Chi Minh City, Blanchy’s Tash restobar. We must have been too early as we were the only customers! Their menu is a unique fusion of Japanese and South American cuisine.  The appetizers and signature chicken were quite the palate pleasers! With full tummies and the DJ just warming up, we ditched the original hop plan and came to a halt at the Sax n Art Jazz Club! Recently returned from my hiatus to the music meccas of New Orleans and Austin, this was a nice segue back to my Saigon Life.

This jazz club has been on my Saigon to-do list for a long time. It has been recommended to me more than a few times with good reason.  It was fabulous and easily exceeded all of my expectations. We were thoroughly entertained by the super talented saxophonist, Tran Manh Tuan, who masterfully blends contemporary jazz with traditional Vietnamese music. The ambiance and service were spot on for this cozy jazz oasis and we can’t wait to go back! Give your ears a tiny treat and check out this tiny clip of jazzy notes:

Happy to be back in Saigon LOVE to all, Lisa

our new saigon apartment

Although we miss some things at our former Norfolk Mansion apartment, we are loving our new place in the Intercontinental Asiana Saigon Residences. The location is so central to the best happenings in Saigon and is conveniently linked to Paul’s office tower. Also pretty cool, we have good friends living here, including my wonderful buddy, Laura. You can stop by for a digital visit by clicking on my short video below:

Wow…that was such a quick visit.  No time for even a Tiger beer! Maybe you can stay longer next time.  Saigon LOVE to all, Lisa

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