• Santa Clara 1728

    creative direction, photography & editing CYNTHIA NGUYEN OVERVIEW Across the river, set in old town Alfama, Santa Clara 1728 is the ideal retreat to relax and escape into the beautiful world of Silent Living— illustrated with soft minimalism, contemporary details, and wholesome intentions. This property does not present itself as just any hotel, far from commercial, but instead a peaceful home where you are…
    Portugal
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    Casa dell’Arte Club House Lisbon

    creative direction, photography & editing  CYNTHIA NGUYEN OVERVIEW Casa dell’Arte Club House is a family-run hybrid rental property: a home, a hotel and an art gallery— featuring beautiful Portuguese interior, history and contemporary art. Within the centre of old town Alfama, this property that holds an elegant persona lives to offer the most authentic Portuguese experience and stay. The building…
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    Vietnamese Spring Roll Noodle Bowl (Bun Cha Gio Thit Nuong)

    creative direction, photography & editing CYNTHIA NGUYEN in collaboration with OUR PLACE Celebrating one of the biggest days in the Lunar calendar… I’m delighted to share with you a personal recipe from the family archive for Lunar New Year— Bún Chả Giò Thịt Nướng, a beautiful and fresh Southern Vietnamese dish that has been passed down from my mother. Made…
    Vietnam
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    11 Small Businesses to Support While Keeping Distance

    creative direction & photography CYNTHIA NGUYEN pictured above CADETTE JEWELRY necklace   OVERVIEW During this delicate time, I want nothing more than to be able to connect with each and every one of you to ensure that you’re doing well and have something in place, to get you through these ambiguous days.    While spending a great deal of time trying…
    Canada
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    Red Velvet Cookies

    . .   What’s better than cookies? Holidays cookies… Whether it’s hosting or giving away sweet treats for the winter holidays, we think that the Red Velvet Cookie made from scratch is the perfect kind of cookie to offer. My sister and I have gotten together to make these cookies in light of the holidays, gifting for the parents, and…
    Ireland
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