Tucked away in the landmark Eden Mall, right off busy Dong Khoi Street, this centrally located sleek salon and spa is a favorite of well-heeled Saigonese. It’s deftly run by a Vietnamese-American expat from Colorado, Thuy Mong Do, who’s also a great source of advice about the city and Vietnam in general. Once inside, the noise of the city gives way to soft lighting, gentle music, and retro-modern décor. A half-hour deep-tissue session ($20) makes an invigorating break from an afternoon of shopping; the 90-minute hot-stone massage ($55) will lull you into a veritable trance. Manicures and pedicures are on the menu as well.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.