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

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Obrist Valentine Menu Main

Recipe: a colourful dinner for two ♥

Having food delivered or cooking at home … that is often the question. What if you could stay in and dine as you would in a restaurant? Why not surprise your favorite person with a home-cooked 3-course meal and spend a really romantic evening à la casa? Here is a healthy three-course menu full of flavours and colours… We hope it inspires you to get creative in the kitchen yourself. In … more »

Breakfast Coffee Smoothie Sofia.Clara

Breakfast smoothie: it’s delicious and a happiness booster!

In 2017, we helped Nespresso with the launch of their brand new, super small coffee machine, the Essenza Mini. Part of the project was the elaboration of a delicious, healthy breakfast smoothie. Who better to ask to help us with that than our favorite foodie, Sofia Clara? Her blog is full of inspiration for a healthier, happier life. Happiness is always a good thing. We all strive for it and … more »

YouMo-eCruiser-eBike

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 »

Valentines Day Giftideas Local Business Entrepreneurs

This Valentine’s Day: Love yourself, love the planet – Shop Local!

Valentine’s Day is one of those occasions that divide: you either love it or you don’t. Some people say that Valentine’s Day, as it is celebrated today, is just an invention of flower vendors. Others like to reminisce about its more romantic origins: Saint Valentine, patron of lovers. Saint Valentine of Rome lived in the third century AD. It is said that he was known for gifting couples with flowers … more »

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last minute gift ideas for the spontaneous

Valentine’s Day in February, Easter in April, Mother’s Day in May … the beginning of the year is blessed with many festive occasions. You can hardly catch a breath! What if you forgot to get a present or – oops – all the shops are closed? Hello Internet and DIY! Fortunately (?) we live in an era where 24/7 shopping online and with a credit card is possible almost always … more »

Champagne Deutz: Be mine, for all the time, not just this Valentine!

This February, I am celebrating the eleventh anniversary of my love encounter with Champagne Deutz. It was at a picnic on top of Mont Pèlerin in Switzerland that my epicurean boyfriend at the time organized at the occasion of Saint Valentin. Here, surrounded by the astonishing views 700 meters above Lake Geneva, it was the first time I took a sip of this heavenly nectar. Refreshing, surprising, crisp and clear… with its distinctive … more »

swiss made jewellery mood diamonds

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 »

Croatia Yacht Charter Korčula

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 »

Just in time for Valentine’s Day – Joanna Buchanan celebrates love with a bee collection

Press Release: Just in time for Valentine’s Day – Joanna Buchanan celebrates love with a bee collection

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, accessory designer Joanna Buchanan presents a nature-inspired collection celebrating love and her fascination for bees. The US-based designer pursues creating joyful interior accessories for the daily life and special occasions, a value she now incorporated in thoroughly curated pieces to epitomize the message of love and generosity inherent to Valentine’s Day celebration. Joanna Buchanan’s vision for luxury, color, texture and pattern relies on her … more »

WeWood Wooden Watches Model Alpha

WeWood: Sustainable wooden watches and accessories

WeWood, an Italian brand, was founded in 2009 in Florence, a city known for its art, beauty and creativity. WeWood combines the Italian ability to build unique objects with the need to focus greater care and attention on our planet. The first brand to create wristwatches using wood, WeWood is completely free of toxic and artificial materials. Instead, raw materials are sourced from old boats and damaged huts. For each … 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, 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 the toughest … more »

Qwine Grand Cru Mr Qwine Benoît Charache

Qwine Grand Cru: the new QoQa vertical for top-class wines

For 15 years, the Swiss online portal QoQa.ch has surprised its 700,000 member strong community with new offers every day. A team of 120 otters – that’s what the QoQa employees call themselves – finds the best deals for its customers and negotiates the most favourable terms and conditions. Over time, QoQa aggregated its offers in specific verticals like Qooking, Qsport, and Qwine. The wine sector was developed in collaboration … more »

The Rayy Rings Diamond Rings Gold Jewellery Swiss Made Technology Design

Press Release: The Rayy – What better way to start 2021 than with a little magic? 

THE RAYY, a pioneering and unique jewellery brand combining science and design, presents rings that will brighten up the beginning of this promising year! Thanks to the brand’s special technology, developed at the EPFL for more than eight years, each ring carries a hidden message. When sunlight shines on the ring, it is projected as an intense light reflection, as if by magic. With a refined “snow” setting technique, each … 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 »

Alver Golden Chlorella Vegan Protein BlissBalls

Recipe: Citrus Immune Boosting Bliss Balls

Maybe you are lucky and on vacation, maybe you are not… Either way, we wish you a blissful start into the day with this recipe for Citrus Immune Boosting Bliss Balls. They are perfect for perking up flagging energy levels, supporting your immune system and aiding recovery after a workout! The combination of vegan protein, goji berries and orange gives these bites a wonderful vibrant colour while helping to lower … 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 »

Hooke Audio 3D Audio Binaural Recording Sound Music

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 »

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 about the … more »

Alver Golden Chlorella Veggie Burger

Chickpea & Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers with Creamy Dressing

What’s for dinner tonight? How about these absolutely delicious veggie burgers? They are packed with protein, full of flavor, juicy and with the same mouthfeel as regular burgers. That is thanks to the many ingredients contained in the recipe. Beyond the flavor, they bring a wonderful texture to the mix. Perfect for anybody appreciating the pleasure of biting into a burger. Adding vegan protein to the burger helps feeling full … more »

Alver Golden Chlorella Vegan TexMex

Vegan Tex Mex Nourish Bowl

Wow, look at this amazing Vegan TexMex nourish bowl full of colours and flavours! Makes us want to poke in and crunch away these fresh, tasty veggies right away! What we have here is a flexible vegan dish that uses walnuts to create ‘taco style meat’. You can serve it with an assortment of raw vegetables, roasted tomato salsa, cooked quinoa and drizzled with a dressing. This Vegan TexMex is … more »

Advent Calendar Gifts Giveaway Geschenke Weihnachten Christmas

Liquid Love: our Advent Calendar 2020

This year, we teamed up with cool small businesses to bring you a ‘Liquid Love’ Advent Calendar in partnership with fabdrinx, our sister platform. We created the Advent Calendar in support of the hospitality industry and all the small, local producers who craft the most fabulous things to eat and drink. Are you as excited about the Christmas Countdown as we are? Then join this bit of Yuletide fun and … more »

Sephora Sihlcity Beauty Team Coolbrandz

Now open: Sephora boutique in Sihlcity Zurich

SEPHORA created a new beauty experience in the German-speaking part of Switzerland: on Thursday, September 10th, the second Swiss branch opened ist doors in the Sihlcity shopping center in Zurich. Bringing the world’s most passionate beauty community together, SEPHORA encourages its customers to freely develop their personal style through a unique beauty experience and innovative cosmetic brands. Since its beginnings around 50 years ago, SEPHORA has been a global pioneer for … more »

Hotel Bristol Geneva Restaurant Cote Square

Hotel Bristol Geneva: Gourmet Dinner at Côté Square and 2-Day Stay

Since the dawn of time, Geneva has been a multi-cultural melting pot. Be it for business, a romantic getaway or a longer stay, the city is renown for its hospitality and knows how to entertain. 1851 marks the beginning of the story of the Bristol Geneva, a plush, elegant hotel of subtle British charm. It is home to Côté Square, a gourmet restaurant. We had the pleasure to participate in its grand … 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 »

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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 »

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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