I have to share with you my favourite find in Ho ChI Minh City. Padma de Fleur was the most exquisite place ever, and I just had to share the pictures with you.
Padma de Fleur is beautiful cafe come florist. You order your drinks and or lunch and watch the florists at work while you wait.
You are surrounded by the most beautiful flowers. Roses are everywhere, so you can imagine how good this places smells.
Its a space full of eccentric beauty and wonder.
They even have their own private roof garden, which the lovely staff let me explore to my hearts content. I could't put my camera down.
When your order arrives, you literally wont believe your eyes. It is presented on the most beautiful tray filled with flowers. I have to say I was quite taken back by how divine it was.
Its almost too beautiful to drink! It was ever bit as delicious as it looked!
Located in the heart of old colonial French Saigon, Le Maison de RuNam D’Or is a lovely cafe over looking one of Saigon's main attractions, cathedral Notre Dame. If beautiful French colonial style architecture are your thing, you'll love this place.
Give me French colonial architecture and a few palm prints and i'm there! The cafe is really beautifully styled and the fact that you can sip a cocktail whilst looking over the historic square is really something special.
My dress is from Zara and is no longer available, so I found some similar styles below.
The terrace is the perfect spot for cocktail with its view of the main square and Notre dame.
After are coffee stop, we picked up a coffee to go (even the Starbucks in Vietnam is cuter, they have a vanilla fig latte would you believe) and headed off to the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
I was absolutely obsessed with the Orchid house. It was run down in the most delightful way. It felt really aged (its actu ally one of the oldest zoo's in the world)and vintage and I love how they had orchids hanging everywhere. It made me want to go home and hang mine form the ceiling.
The zoo, against the back drop of such a large city was quite the thing to see. Elephants among skyscrapers make quite the unusual site. The zoo in my opinion was a little rusty around the edges, but so are many things in Vietnam. The animals all seemed happy and healthy which is the most important thing, but the main reason we had visited in the first place was to see the botanical gardens.
One of the places we loved whilst visiting Ho Chi Minh City was The Park Hyatt, Saigon. It is such a beautiful setting for afternoon tea, with its shimmering chandeliers and beautiful floral arrangements. Id say it was a very simple and elegant affair, and I was so pleased that I could add this to my ever growing collection ofafternoon teas around the world.
They say first impressions are the most important, so walking into the hotel to this amazing floral display definitely sets the tone. A sparkly chandelier and beautiful floral display go a long way with me.
We started with Iberico pork belly reuben, lobster brioche bun, Phu Quoc pepper crusted salmon and meredith valley goats cheese.
Before moving onto the most delicious Park Hyatt signature sweet selection including pomelo ginger profiteroles, strawberry lime slice, orange blueberry macaron or badiane scented chocolate tartlet.
In my opinion it was the perfect way to spend the afternoon
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A travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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