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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Kona x Osmosis Wakeboard

Dear Mainland, Aloha! Kona Brewing @ Osmosis Wake: be there or be square!

Oooookay, so this April is not exactly spoiling us with sun! That’s why we invite you to join us for a good dose of Liquid Aloha this Saturday! Grab your homies and head down to Corsy: aperitif, all you can eat raclette, tombola and bar… the sun is always shining, you know it! Two good reasons to ride this wave: one is, you get to meet the cool people of … more »

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Cubanisto @ Kissthedesign: Vernissage “Presque ombre” by David Weishaar

When the night falls, the curious come out to play! In the light of day things seem one way; in the shadows of the night, they appear in different light… Presque ombre by David Weishaar is the newest exhibition at Kissthedesign. The young French, Lausanne based artist presents his recent work, including many unpublished paintings, at the gallery from 28th April to 2nd June 2017. Tomorrow evening, you are cordially … more »

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Les Laboratoires Culinaires: learn how to cook like a Michelin Star Chef!

Foodies and aficionados of fine cuisine, this is for you! You love cooking and sharing your knowledge and experience with others? You are not completely helpless in the kitchen and want to just add an edge to your skill? Or maybe you are completely helpless in the kitchen and wonder if there is life after pizza…? Les laboratoires culinaires in Neuchatel is a gourmet cooking school that caters for all … more »

Kona Brewing Craft Beer Hawaii

New in our portfolio of cool brands: Kona, the fresh, local craft beer from Hawaii

Kona Brewing Company was started by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa. The pair had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. Their love of Hawaii, and a desire to protect its pristine environment, brought them to the Big Island to fulfill their vision. Kona Brewing continues to be headquartered right where it began, in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island. … more »

Royal Savoy Lausanne Easter Brunch

Dear Easter Bunny, where to brunch le dimanche?

Picture this: chefs preparing a delicious meal for you and your loved ones, egg hunting in the gardens, chocolate galore and a bouncy castle… Royal, right? Well, you can have it! At Royal Savoy, you can enjoy some quality family time this Easter Sunday. Their normal Sunday brunches are already quite something, now imagine what the chefs will create for this special occasion! Bye bye winter, hello spring. It’s the … more »

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#bigcoffeemoments – Share your picture with Nespresso Essenza Mini & Win!

Are you anywhere near Zurich, Winterthur or Geneva these days? If so, do not miss out on your chance to win an Essenza Mini! For the launch of its smallest ever coffee machine, Nespresso creates a dedicated space in prominent locations where you can enter the Essenza Mini universe and get your picture taken with it. If you post your photo online with hashtag #bigcoffeemoments, your publication will enter the lucky draw. Up … more »

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Startup Ticketfrog is Master of Swiss Web 2017

I wanted to write up about Ticketfrog for a long time: friends said that they are the hottest thing right now, that what they do is so cool, that I should feature them… and, I know Rahel, a fellow marketer, who is part of the Ticketfrog team. She sent me some info through in February… As time is flying so much when you are having fun, I never got around … more »

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Krug x Lausanne Palace: it’s always fondue o’clock

I missed all the action this winter because I spent most of the Yuletide with my family abroad. So I never got to enjoy a fondue at the super cosy Krug Carnotzet in front of Lausanne Palace. The good news: it is not over yet! Until the middle of April this gourmet parlour is still open. I am already counting the days until I am back in Lausanne and get … more »

LEAF Conference

#coolevent I am participating in: Talk-Show LEAF, IMD Lausanne, 20. April

I have the immense pleasure to participate as one of the guest speakers in the LEAF Talk-Show at IMD Business School Lausanne this Thursday, 20th April (Tickets available >>> here). What is LEAF? It’s the acronym for L’Association de l’Entreprenariat Au Féminin. In other words: a community of female entrepreneurs. LEAF – L’Association de l’Entreprenariat Au Féminin Sophie Lambert founded the LEAF association of female entrepreneurs in 2014. It was the … more »

Essenza Mini Nespresso Lime Green

Essenza Mini by Nespresso: your preferred shapes and colours

As part of our launch campaign for the Essenza Mini, we are currently searching four Swiss bloggers who would like to test this novelty and produce a story with the smallest coffee machine that Nespresso has so far released. After only a few days, we received close to 1000 applications. It is going to be tough to choose! Thank you all so much for your interest and enthusiasm for the Nespresso … more »

Nespresso Limited Edition Selection Vintage 2011 Sofia Clara

Nespresso Selection Vintage 2011: introducing Nespresso’s first aged coffee

When I was invited to the launch event for the new Nespresso Selection Vintage 2011 at Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, I knew that it was going to be an extraordinary culinary experience. The promise: a food, champagne and coffee pairing to celebrate the newest limited edition, an aged coffee. Sadly, I just could not get my agenda rearranged and was not able to go. But my friend Valentina from MySweetValentine … more »

Focuswater All natural Swiss Mineral Water

Focuswater: new in our portfolio of cool brands

Ready for spring, we are delighted to send you this boost of colours and positive vibes in announcing our collaboration with 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, … more »

Nespresso Essenza Mini Aurora de la Paz

New: Nespresso Limited Edition Aurora de la Paz

As Colombia works towards a long-lasting peace, Nespresso brings you Aurora de la Paz, a Limited Edition with the aim to offer sustainable means of income to local coffee farmers. Sofia Clara discovered the characterful espresso using her new Nespresso Essenza Mini machine and made the beautiful picture above. Thank you so much! But why exactly did Nespresso put the spot on Columbia with this edition? Here is the story. Aurora de la Paz: a … more »

Hublot x Depeche for charity: water Baselworld

Hublot x Depeche Mode: the unbelievable private concert that I missed

Here, there… it is impossible to be everywhere. Laws of physics and professional reasons sometimes oblige me to renounce the most wonderful event invitations and to put business before pleasure. So I had to say Bye Bye to Baselworld this year. Not following the invitation by Hublot was the hardest decision to make: Press Conference with Depeche Mode and charity: water, preceded by a private concert. I am still feeling sad … more »

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Yamo fresh Swiss baby food: let’s make it happen!

What if… there was an alternative to conventional baby food? Making it yourself, yes. That is exactly the challenge many parents are facing today: should you buy or make the food for your baby yourself? Nothing beats homemade, right? Or does it? Are you a nutritionist, do you know exactly what should go into your baby’s food, and in what quantities? Do you have the self-confidence to prepare it all … more »

Swiss & Land Maulies Sauce Champignon

Maulies, Swiss Gourmet Pockets: new in our portfolio of cool brands

Maulies, that is first of all the story of three friends – Pascal, Christian and Mark – who love authentic cuisine and quality regional products. When they visited Southern Germany, they discovered a local specialty, Maultaschen, also known as Swabian Pockets. These traditional German pasta squares commonly contain a filling of minced meat, breadcrumbs, onions and spices, although vegetarian declinations exist, of course. The friends were seduced by these tasty pasta pockets … more »

Estrella Damm Beer of Barcelona

Estrella Damm: new in our portfolio of cool brands

The story of Estrella Damm is one of immigration, love, passion and the sun kissed Mediterranean: over 140 years ago, August Kuentzmann Damm, a young master brewer from Alsace, flew the Franco-Prussian War with his wife Melanie and immigrated to Spain. Here, at the Mediterranean coast, they settled down and realized their dream: brewing beer. In 1876 they set up their own brewery and created a beer that was adapted to … more »

Cubanisto Rum Flavoured Beer

Cubanisto, rum flavoured beer: new in our portfolio of cool brands

Secret parties in cool venues… that is signature for Cubanisto. United by curiosity, those with a sense for adventure come together after dark for unforgettable nights of revelry. Mysterious, Cubanisto is a refreshing favourite enhanced with an unexpected flavour… the perfect accompaniment to nightfall. Who is it for? The adventurous, the open-minded… Those for whom life is a journey, navigating with ease between daytime responsibilities and nighttime socialising. People who … more »

Cubanisto Party Lausanne Great Escape No Name

Cubanisto: put on your mask and come out to play

On Saturday 4th March, Cubanisto, a beer flavored with rum, was launched in Lausanne, Switzerland. True to the nature of the brand, I did not quite know what to expect when I received the invitation, as it was rather mysterious. Still, I was sure that the event was going to be fun and original. Not being in Lausanne myself that evening, I invited Alice and her friend to join the … more »

Lovingspoon-Maya

The Loving Spoon: for the love of vintage items

A passion for vintage, mixed with a creative spirit, that’s the magic potion from Zurich that led to the creation of The Loving Spoon. The Maxim: re-purpose. re-value. re-love. Across Europe, in the United States and Canada, Maya Chelmis hunts the flea markets and unearths great finds of the last century. Obsolete in public homes, abandoned in attics and tarnished old-fashioned by time, she rekindles these antiquities for a second life. … more »

Michel Couture Swiss Fashion

Michel Couture: Swiss Fashion with a British Touch

Michel Couture ready-to-wear fashion draws its inspiration drawn from London streets, clearly displaying a penchant for a chic but relaxed look. From T-shirt to cardigan, from the indispensable jeans to the must-have duffle coat, from tie and bow tie to irresistible socks: Michel Couture offers an elegant and sleek style that manages to be playful, carefully shaped and singular at the same time. A touch of extravagance is thrown into … more »

Sébastien Buemi Influencer Ambassador Mood

Who is: Sébastien Buemi? Swiss racing driver, influencer, ambassador

Sébastien Buemi was born on 31st October 1988 in Aigle, in the canton of Vaud – my home for the last 16 years. So we have that in common. And this: an attraction to fast cars and strong sensations! And then, there is one more thing: our friendship with mood! Sébastien Buemi: Swiss professional racing driver Drawn to motor sports from a very early age, Sébastien soon felt very much … more »

Gandys London Orphans for Orphans

Gandys: footwear and fashion to help the orphans of the Tsunami

Gandys is more than just a fashion brand. Created by Rob and Paul Forkan, it endorses a humanitarian mission: helping Tsunami orphans and other orphans around the world. How can anyone take this incredible drama and transform the experience into something positive that eventually leads to an amazing philanthropist business? Let’s have a look at what we know. It’s 2004, just after Christmas. A devastating wave surprises Rob, Paul, the … more »

Propercorn Popcorn Done Properly

Propercorn, the healthy snack: lowcal, natural and utterly delicious

Propercorn is a low-calorie popcorn, certified vegan, wheat free and gluten free! Cassandra Stavrou has brought a youthful look to the long known corn grain. The new generation of popcorn is healthy and can be enjoyed by all. This is not just a snack to attack cravings or accompany aperitifs: Propercorn, as the name suggests, is popcorn crafted correctly. A healthy and crunchy snack! Today, the trend goes towards upscale … more »

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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 »

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Tiffany Hotel a chic boutique hotel in the heart of Geneva

Located in the heart of Geneva, Hotel Tiffany is a chic brasserie and intimate boutique hotel nestled in the charming neighbourhood known as “Quartier des Bains”, famed for its art galleries and cool vibe. Housed in a 19th century building, Tiffany Hotel combines the timeless elegance of Art Nouveau style with a modern and contemporary twist, creating a cosy, relaxing and beautiful setting for business or pleasure. Whilst sills and wrought … more »

Steampod by L’Oréal Professionnel: reviewed for you by Swiss beauty influencers

The Steampod by L’Oréal Professionnel and Rowenta Salon is the world’s first care styler. When it was launched in Switzerland, we got to help by matching this hairstyling innovation with Swiss beauty bloggers and influencers in order for the ladies to review it. Today I am happy to share some of the great contents they created with you. The secret to the innovation is in the name: Steam and pod. Morgane from … more »

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