About

GRAPEVYNE is the joined company of Florentine de Monchy and Jolijn Heine. After moving to Saigon with their families, they quickly experienced the huge potential of Vietnam, but found it very hard to find that one thing you are looking for, whether it was a hip new roof top bar to go to, a co-workplace or an arts class for the kids. They founded Grapevyne, sharing their insights with anyone who, like them, is passionate about Saigon and wants to stay tuned in about all the great things Saigon has to offer.

Florentine has her roots in tiny country The Netherlands and has traveled and lived around the world, before and with kids. After almost 3 years Florentine can tell from her own experience what it’s like to live in a fast emerging and bustling city like Saigon! With two toddler sisters in the house who think they resemble Anna & Elsa, but in all honesty, are much more like Bert & Ernie, life is anything but uneventful.

Jolijn has been working and living in Singapore and Vietnam for the last decade and is very happy with her global citizen lifestyle. She combines work with family life, which consists of a 6-year old Nature Explorer who likes nothing more than climbing trees and a 9-year old TikTok star who shares her mom’s love for cooking but happily delegates the cleaning up afterwards.