Author: Eileen Schuch

Eileen is the founder of coolbrandz, the first Swiss Word-of-Mouth platform (since 2011), and founder of liferox llc., the influencer agency (since 2014). Curious by nature, she perpetually sources new stuff, loves to try out everything and meet cool people. Eileen loves brands and blogs about them in German, English and French. She can also be booked as a consultant, business coach, content producer and conference speaker. Contact: eileen.schuch@liferox.me

http://www.coolbreandz.com

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YouMo eCruiser: the statement bike for individualists

Like all teenagers, Jon one day had the desire for freedom and mobility and a vehicle that enabled him to get around. You know what it is like to be young and to just want to get out there… At this age you want to be motorized: scooter or moped, anything else is just not cool, right? Fine. BUT: at our day and age, does it really have to be … more »

Estrella Damm Heart Ibiza

Inside HEART Ibiza with Estrella Damm

As we welcome autumn, it is with slight melancholy that I look back at summer and all the wonderful events, trips and encounters that made it particularly memorable this year. The biggest revelation was definitely Ibiza. Before this summer, I have never been and then – suddenly – three times in a row! Maybe this is a sign? In all honesty, Ibiza is one of the places I could see … more »

neotus spice mill

neotus spice mill: singular, artisanal, Swiss Design

Bring singularity to your dining room and kitchen with a beautiful, one of a kind spice mill from neotus! Unconventional by design, made from the best materials and crafted by master artisans these stunning creations are true objects of desire. neotus was created by Michael Eich and his story is one of those that inspire you to go ahead and follow your dreams! One day, Michael stands in the department … more »

Smartwatcher PEARL Emergency Call Watch

SmartWatcher safety watch – Swiss Design. Swiss Software.

Imagine being able to call for help by pressing a button on your watch. That is the basic premise of SmartWatcher. The Zurich based company created a discreet and elegant safety companion, that looks just like a watch. It has all the functionalities of a normal wristwatch but comes equipped with an interesting extra feature: a software-enabled alarm button that you can press should you feel the need. Pushing it … more »

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In the mood to travel: 7 Days in Croatia – Explore the Adriatic Islands

Croatia is situated south of Italy and about five times bigger than Switzerland. Its coastline on the Adriatic Sea is stunning. There are 1246 islands, of which 47 are permanently inhabited. Hvar, Krk or Rab are among the better known. The capital is Zagreb and its medieval upper town, Gornji Grad, is a major tourist attraction. You can also find very interesting museums there. The museum of illusions, for example, or the museum of broken … more »

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Comme un air de Provence: a picnic in the garden with Domaines Ott

Domaines Ott: One day in 1896, Marcel Ott, a young agricultural engineer from Alsace travels through several French wine-growing regions and when he arrives in Provence he knows: here is where he wants to settle. He acquires a vineyard in the department of Var, in Cavalaire-sur-Mer, a village on the Côte d’Azur. Phylloxera had devastated the region here; the new wines that were grown in a rush were unattractive. Marcel … more »

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Hooke Wireless 3D Audio Headphones: Because Sound Matters

Hooke Audio: Do you hear that sound? It’s the future of Storytelling calling! What if you had a wireless device that let you simultaneously listen to and record audio in 3D? Audiophiles, content producers…. prick up your ears: because Hooke headphones do just that! You can listen to your favourite tunes and capture 3D Audio at the same time! Not only does this technology allow you to hear and record your … more »

Focuswater All natural Swiss Mineral Water

Focuswater: tastes like spring! Get your vitamins in…

Ready for spring, we are delighted to send you this boost of colors and positive vibes in form of FOCUSWATER, the all natural Swiss Vitamin Water. FOCUSWATER tastes good and hydrates your body. It is a functional drink that contributes to a balanced and natural daily diet. Low in calories and rich in vitamins, this modern thirst quencher procures not only a pleasant drinking experience but also provides vitamins C, B3, B5, B6, B7 … more »

Uppercut Deluxe Bearded Tattooed Stylish

Gentilhomme: purveyor of male style

You have a beard worthy of a gentleman, you wish to take good care of it and want to look your absolute best at all times? Good. Because we have just what you need: Uppercut Deluxe, Mühle, and more male care and style products that are handpicked by Damien Rothen. He created his eBoutique www.gentilhomme.ch in 2013 and is since serving modern gentlemen with an ever-growing array of high-quality products, all irresistible in … more »

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Steinhorn: award-winning Gin from Austria

When Lucas Bols produced his “Genever” in Amsterdam in 1575, he probably did not imagine the triumphal ascent this spirit would make one day. Pure, with tonic or in cocktails: gin is not only a trend it is cult. In recent years, however, gin has experienced a hype like no other spirit. In 2018, Falstaff selected, for the first time, the best producers as part of the Gin Trophy and presented … more »

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Mood: rings that are interchangeable, customisable and fun

mood is more than just a ring. It is a piece of contemporary jewellery and simultaneously a medium to express yourself in an original way. The idea is simple yet fundamentally innovative: a ring of minimalistic styling but infinite possibilities for personalisation. With one simple operation, your mood can be modified in accordance to your feelings and desires. Urban and androgynous, mood is intended for both men and women. It is via the different materials that the … more »

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Bombom Bijoux: Sweet, handmade jewellery

A romantic dinner, a weekend getaway, a summer holiday or Mothers Day… there are many good reasons to wear beautiful jewelry to sublime those moments that make life so precious. Bombom Bijoux creates the sweetest pieces that make for a wonderful present that you can offer a loved one, a friend or yourself at any time! Last April, at Librairie de l’Île in Geneva, Ana and her team celebrated the launch of their … more »

Foodie’s delight: Dom Pérignon champagne food pairing night

One day, Dom Pérignon sent an invitation to a food experience that was “Not a dinner”. Hum… intriguing! When I get an invitation to an exclusive culinary adventure like that, I am always super excited. It’s what I prefer I think. It has to do with a lifelong passion for food, of which I made, for nearly fifteen years, a parallel career in the hotel and restaurant business. I cherish the … more »

Mövenpick Sparkling Coffee Lime

Refreshingly Different: Mövenpick Sparkling Coffee

Mövenpick Sparkling Coffee: Do not be afraid to stand out!  Be the way you are, because that’s the best way. Swim against the stream, be different. Be special. Step out of line – just like Sparkling Coffee, Mövenpick‘s newest creation. We all know coffee. Some like it in the morning, some at any time throughout the day. Some like it small, strong and dark, others with milk and sugar. Each country … more »

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EMYUN: Athluxury from Lausanne

EMYUN is a brand we love. Among the many reasons is the fact that the label is, like Coolbrandz, from Lausanne. We are always super happy if we see a cool label emerge from the city we call home. What is COOL? Everyone associates different things with that. In terms of “brand”, we define as cool predominantly those projects that are conscious, forward-thinking, sustainable… while being edgy, useful and fun … more »

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Sipsmith: Interview with Gin Mastermind Jared Brown – The Birdyard Vienna – Blackbox Cocktail Challenge

To most of you drinks enthusiasts out there this man will need no introduction. To those who don’t know: @mixellany2 on Instagram is no other than Sipsmith Master Distiller, photographer, award-winning author, consulting drink historian Jared Brown. For Fabdrinx, Erhard met him for a short interview at the Sipsmith Event and Blackbox Cocktail Challenge at The Birdyard Bar in Vienna. Among industry professionals and spirit connoisseurs, the name Jared Brown is … more »

Luminox ICE-SAR Swisswatch Iceland Search and Rescue Watch

Iceland Trip with Luminox for launch of ICE-SAR Arctic Series 1000

Those of you who follow us in Social Media will have seen that earlier this year, I spent a couple of days in Iceland with Luminox. The reason: Luminox partnered with ICE-SAR, the Icelandic Search and Rescue Association and launched a special series of watches. We got to participate in various rescue drills involving all the elements: Land, Air and Sea. To get a glimpse at how ICE-SAR works in … more »

Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3

Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 loudspeakers

Ultimate Ears released a new generation of their popular, award-winning speakers. BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 feature major improvements in all areas and take the pleasure of listening to music to an entirely new level! But that is not all, each one comes together with a POWER UP charging station. That is a total value of about CHF 550!     Ultimate Ears has many fans and you probably heard … more »

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Nothing says “Us” like Nobis: Luxury Apparel

Baby, it’s cold outside! Luckily, in Switzerland, we are spoiled with pristine winter scapes, snowy forests and perfect powder slopes. Mountain adventure is only a stone throw away from most urban conglomerates. Those seeking to embrace the elements have a partner in Nobis who understands their need for functional, yet stylish clothes. The brand originating from Canada redefines luxury apparel. Nobis proposes original clothing with a high level of functionality and fashion-forward … more »

Summer Vacation

4 Places To Visit On Your 2020 Summer Vacation

With the summer of 2019 having come to a close, you may soon find yourself daydreaming of warmer weather, and wishing your last vacation had never ended. But that’s why we’re here: to help you plan and look forward to next year’s adventure, rather than long for one you just had. While it may seem like overkill to begin planning already, it never hurts to think about the future. Planning … more »

Belvedere Vodka Eclipse Party Zurich

Celebrate the Eclipse Party in Zurich with Belvedere Vodka!

An exclusive evening with DJ sets of your favorite artists at Halle 622 in Zurich On September 28, Hall 622 in Zurich will host the greatest DJs for exclusive sets that will make you dance until the end of the night! Let yourself be carried away by the house sounds of DJ Lost Frequencies from Brussels, DJ Mike Williams from the Nethetlands, DJ Passik from Switzerland, and DJ Klingande from … more »

Raise your Party Wien Gin

Raise-your-Party N° 01: Wien Gin @ Das Heinz, Vienna

A cool event that you should not miss: Raise your Wien Gin Party! As you may know, we have created a new project together with our friend, partner in crime and liquor specialist Erhard Ruthner (aka Raise-your-Spirits): Fabdrinx. As the name suggests, it’s all about fab(ulous) drinks. And of those, Austria has a lot to offer, especially with regards to smaller distilleries. Be it gin, whiskey, rum, or vodka … … more »

STARMUS Festival Zurich

STARMUS Festival Zurich: Interview with Swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier

That Switzerland’s cheese is out of this world is a well-known fact. BUT: do you know who the first – and (so far) only – Swiss in space is? Claude Nicollier! Born in the small town of Vevey in our home canton Vaud in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, this man has made an astronomical career: participant in four Space Shuttle missions, first spaceflight in 1992, final one in 1999, … more »

Bepure Natural Vegan Skincare Gift

Love summer with bepure natural skincare

Bepure natural skincare is 100% vegan. With its organic, fairtrade oils from Morocco it is perfect for summer: light, nourishing and, furthermore, gentle on the skin. Summer is such a beautiful season, you agree? Picnics by the lake, chilling poolside… Also, the holidays = time for joy and rejuvenation! However, the exposure to heat, sun, and salt water can have a toll on our complexion. As the skin tries to … more »

TheRealReal Summer Wedding Trends

The Top 5 Bridal Trends for Summer 2019

If you’re planning a summer wedding this year, you want to keep everything updated and modern. This allows you to have a wedding that is not easy to forget. Thanks to The RealReal, you’ll be able to get some of the best ideas available when it concerns your summertime engagement. The RealReal offers many different products and styles available to make it easier than ever for you to get items … more »

Royal Savoy Lausanne Easter Brunch

Lausanne: Where to brunch le dimanche?

Picture this: chefs preparing a delicious meal for you and your loved ones, indulging on the terrace, cocktails at the rooftop bar… Royal, right? Well, you can have it! At Royal Savoy in Lausanne. Their Sunday brunches are quite something, and the Skylounge…my my my! It just recently reopened for the season. The views are absolutely spectacular, the cocktails masterful and the food divine. Bye bye winter, hello spring. It’s … more »

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Food Zurich: Future Food Algae – Panel Discussion and 3-Course Dinner with Alver Golden Chlorella – Tibits 18.05.19

FOOD ZURICH will be taking place for the fourth time this year: from 16 to 26 May 2019, the Limmat city, one of the trendiest food destinations in Europe, will host a panoply of lectures, tastings, and culinary attractions for people of all ages and from all horizons. Our partner Alver Golden Chlorella will, of course, be part of the event! On 18 May, there is a panel discussion about algae … more »

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