Vietnam “Trip of a Lifetime”

We have incredible news to share with you! This year, we’re rewarding one of our retail partner’s sales associates with a once-in-a-lifetime, 10-day trip to Vietnam as part of our annual holiday sales incentive program.

Epic, right? It’s definitely the biggest holiday sales incentive reward Nina Nguyen Designs has ever offered.

Actually, it might be the most lavish sales incentive ever offered by any jewelry industry professional ever in history.

No one does this! But we are.

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For the month of December, participating associates can log any sales of Nina Nguyen pieces here [link]. The person with the highest sales figures wins round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, most meals and a tour of the country’s must-see destinations and attractions—with Nina, the ultimate insider, as your personal tour guide.

The trip is scheduled for March 2020.

“I wanted to share this part of my heritage and a place that continues to be very inspiring and special to me, with one of our top-performing brand advocates,” says Nina. “Plus, I figured after the holidays, they’re really going to need a relaxing, fun-filled vacation!”

And that’s just what we have planned. Here’s a rundown of the itinerary, a perfect mix of exploring, shopping, eating, and just generally experiencing the best of this exotic, beautiful country in all its multi-faceted splendor.

Bring your appetite—and a swimsuit!

STOP 1: HO CHI MINH CITY

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Also known as Saigon, your first stop takes you to Vietnam’s biggest city in grand style. You’ll spend days visiting temples, parks, and gardens, shopping the markets, and at night, we’ll be sipping cocktails in some world-class luxury hotspots. We’ll make sure you get to visit the War Remnants Museum, an attraction of interest to many Americans if you want to check it out, but the highlight of our time here will be sampling the street fare; it’s basically, Pho Heaven!

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STOP 2: HOI AN & DA NANG

Nina’s getting a silk dress custom made with a local tailor near this super charming and colorful destination’s world-famous Silk Village and you should, too (or a suit as the case may be, or perhaps it’s just a tie and pocket square). This is one of the most touristy but cool things to do here, the perfect souvenir, with so many fabrics to choose from and your garment is completely made to measure. We can also head to the Cham Islands for seafood and snorkeling and visit the beautiful My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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In nearby Da Nang, you’ll find French Colonial architectural attractions, tranquil beaches, and national parks. We’re staying at Furama Resort Danang, a five-start resort in Danang City, where you’ll get plenty of hang time by the pool and incredible beach.

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STOP 3: HANOI

It’s the city capital, and there’s shopping, street food, and lots of local flavors. We can build a day around whatever you want to experience more of, whether it’s history and culture, more food (yes!), or souvenir shopping. If you want to spa it up (always a fun thing to here), we can make sure to allot some time to do that. You deserve to be pampered!

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If you’re up for it, we can also devote a day to visiting the Hue Imperial Palace, (a.k.a., Hue Imperial City), which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a three-hour bus ride from Danang, but the site is unforgettable and kind of a must-do for first-time travelers.

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We’ll be announcing the “Trip of A Lifetime” winner (read: sales savant!) on Jan 10 so stay tuned for details.

If you’re a sales associate at one of our retail partners and want to participate in the program, contact us here

Sending lots of love, luck, and gratitude your way. Happy Holidays!

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Home is Where Your Jewels Are!

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photo via theoxfordhotel.com

Nina Nguyen Designs has found an amazing new home! We are sad to leave the beautiful Victorian house where our office has been for the last two years, but couldn’t be more excited about our new office. Located in the heart of downtown Denver in the Oxford Hotel, it has vintage charm with five star amenities. Opened in 1891, the Oxford Hotel is one of the oldest in Denver. We’ll be just steps away from the iconic Union Station.

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photo via theoxfordhotel.com

This new location gives us an amazing new space with opportunities to host guests and events in this iconic building. We can’t wait for you to visit!

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October – Breast Cancer Awareness

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October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

October is breast cancer awareness month.  At first glance this might not be considered a positive topic of conversation, but we encourage you to think again. In the 1950s the New York Times refused to place a breast cancer awareness ad in the paper as they wouldn’t print the word ‘breast’ and wanted to stay away from negative words like ‘cancer’. It wasn’t until the 1970s where famous women like Shirley Temple and Betty Ford (the President’s wife) talked openly about their journey with this disease that the taboo and shame around this subject started to dissipate.

 

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Betty Ford – Breast Cancer Awareness Pioneer

 

Today you’ll most like see pink everywhere in support of this very important cause.  The National Breast Cancer Foundation provides free mammograms to those in need, provides funding for impactful research and even created a website for women with breast cancer.  Beyond The Shock is a website chock full of helpful information, answers questions and help women feel supported by their peers.

 

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Cancer Society Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

 

There are tons of organizations that get involved with raising awareness for this noble cause and we’re so happy they do.  Breast cancer incidences have decreased steadily each year since 2000.  The number of deaths from this disease have decreased every year since 1989 as more and more women are saved by early detection found in a mammogram.

 

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October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

What will you do this month to show your support?  At Nina Nguyen Designs we’ll be wearing pink all month long.  One in eight women in the United States is affected by breast cancer.  It’s a disease that affects us all.  Join us in the fight for a cure!

 

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Jet Set with Nina Nguyen!

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From Colorado to North Carolina and from London to Texas…
Nina Nguyen is off on a series of Druzylicious Adventures!

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Starting off her adventures Nina Nguyen will be in North Carolina this weekend, meeting her fans at Brownlee Jewelers for a 2 day Trunk Show Event: Friday,  August 16 and Saturday Aug 17, 1 pm-6 pm, where a portion of sales will be donated to two North Carolina based charities,  Care Ring and Children of Vietnam.  Fresh off the launch of her new Maharani Collection, Nina will be available to talk about her line, charitable outreach, green initiative and more at Brownlee Jewelers’ Park Road and North Cross Locations.

Today, at the Park Road store, Nina is honored to present Nicole Gross, the recipient of the Maribelle Connerat Award, a hand-picked a necklace to honor her strength in coping with the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy. Following today’s show, Nina will also be attending Care Ring’s, Young Professional Event in Charlotte at Bubble Lounge.

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From North Carolina Nina will be jetting off to London for a high-fashion photo shoot for the new season!  Nina will be working side-by-side with renowned photographer, Joanna Krusta.  Her work can be described as delicate and visually striking, with all the mystique of classical portraiture.  Joanna will be highlighting Nina Nguyen’s new pieces, along with some of her classics for a stunning fashion shoot that Nina is looking forward to immensely.

To cap off her international adventures Nina will be in Dallas, Texas to exhibit at the SMART Show next weekend.  You can stop by and visit with Nina August 24-26, 2013 at Booth #512 to see the full line of Nina Nguyen Jewelry, and to welcome her back to the states!