Alabama 7 Things You Need to Do in Alabama Photo By IA Fillm Group

7 Things You Need to Do in Alabama

In all honesty, everyone should have a separate bucket list reserved explicitly for things to do in Alabama. Erase any preconceptions you have about the Cotton State having nothing to offer visitors. Sandwiched between Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida, Alabama is well-positioned for a much-needed Southern vacation. For everything from museums and waterfalls to music festivals and fried okra, here’s our rundown of the seven things you need to do … more »

ZFF Zurich Film Festival

Time to shine: with Mondaine at the Zurich Film Festival

Every autumn, Zurich trembles with excitement about one event: the Zurich Film Festival. This year again, all eyes were on the Swiss metropolis. The 14th edition of the ZFF promised to be extremely exciting and we were not disappointed: high-profile film premieres, stars and celebrities, Swiss and international personalities from entertainment and business, fashion and beauty… the Zurich Film Festival is about appreciation of the art and its actors, about … more »

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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, now have a partner who understands their need for functional, yet stylish clothes: Nobis redefines luxury apparel. The brand proposes original clothing with a high level of functionality and fashion-forward silhouettes. Outerwear, headwear, … more »

Realtrue Ethical Luxury

Eco Luxury – REALTRUE: STAY REAL. BE TRUE.

“Buy Less, Choose Well, Make it last.”, once said Vivienne Westwood. Like this post if you agree! The true luxury of our times is being able to pursue our passions, living extraordinary experiences, seeing the world… not having “things”. Unless, of course, they are beautiful objects that make sense. Realtrue is a brand that creates such accessories. Born in Brazil, designed in Switzerland, and crafted in Italy… every item by … more »

Bombom Bijoux Summer Giveaway

Bombom Bijoux: the sweetest, Swiss made jewellery

Summer, sun, beach and fun… tanned skin, romantic dinners by the ocean… There are many good reasons to wear a beautiful piece of jewelry to sublime those moments that make life so precious. Bombom Bijoux creates the sweetest jewelry. It is inspired by candies and cakes and makes for a wonderful present that you can offer a loved one, a friend or yourself at any time.   For those of you who don’t … more »

Spain Off the Beaten Path Destinations - Photo Lukasz Janyst

Off the Beaten Path Destinations in Spain

Spain has long been a recognized hub of world tourism. The historic nation consistently ranks within the top 5 of most visited countries — and not without reason. Spain is perhaps the country that most qualifies for the cliché “it has it all”. Brilliant beaches, a boisterous and friendly native population, fine art, much sought after cuisine, historic architecture, and modern comforts all qualify the Iberian giant as the place … more »

Five Florence must-dos and some smart tourist tips

When the French author Stendhal visited Florence in 1817 the poor man was so overwhelmed by all the beauty and art in the Tuscan capital that it ended up making him feel emotionally drained and physically unwell. In one of his books he says: ‘”I was in a sort of ecstasy, from the idea of being in Florence, close to the great men whose tombs I had seen. Absorbed in … more »

Palace Luzern Hotel

Hotel Palace Luzern: 5 star Swiss Luxury for gourmets and spa lovers

The Palace Luzern is a five star superior hotel. Opened in 1906, this charming hotel is full of history and sits directly on the shores of beautiful Lake Lucern. Its prime location ensures stunning views of the famous Central Swiss Alps. With time the hotel has adapted to the needs of the modern world, renovating its looks in order to accommodate all sort of tastes and characters. All rooms are a … more »

Ticino Hotels Villa Sassa

Ticino Hotel Hopping: discovering Lugano’s hospitality and gastronomy

Ticino is my “home”. It’s where I was born and raised, it’s the place I go back to, to see old friends and family; when I need to recharge my batteries, I take some time off, go there and relax in the comfort of what’s familiar to me. When I was invited to (re)discover the region as part of a “hotel hopping” experience, I was thrilled! It’s strange to be a tourist … more »

Ibiza Be Again Retreat Beach Picnic

Be Again: finding happiness in Ibiza

Those of you who follow me in Social Media will have seen that I went to Ibiza twice this summer: one to experience a new culinary concept – HEART Ibiza and the “party side” of the island. And once to explore “the other side”, the one that calls for introspection, self-reflection and deceleration. Who am I, what is important to me, where am I going… Back to Ibiza as soon as I can, … more »

Parkhotel Margna in Sils-Baselgia near St. Moritz, Engadin

I have been in St. Moritz, Engadin a few times already, during winter but this was the first time for me to visit the region in summer. It may sound silly, but really I always associated St. Moritz with its picturesque mountains and fabulous skiing areas only with winter. But boy, was I wrong. It is absolutely beautiful in summer, too! Fifty shades of green, blue and yellow meet here … more »

Five reasons to fall in love with Japan

After visiting Japan for the first time in 2014, I never thought that just two years later I’d get to go back on a new five-week Asian adventure. But boy am I thrilled that I did. From the first moment I set foot on Nippon soil I fell in love with the boundless hospitality and kindness of the Japanese people – they truly are the sweetest and gentlest souls I … more »

Portugal Algarve Ferragudo Harbor

Picking up the Portugal pace with a relaxing sunny break in the Algarve

If you’re looking to relax, unwind and get a break from the stress and mayhem of everyday life Portugal may just be your go-to holiday destination. With its beautiful beaches, slow-paced lifestyle and pleasant Mediterranean climate the Algarve is the perfect place to recharge your batteries and get away from the day-to-day chaos. Not sure how to switch off and start relaxing? Here are some tips to get you started. … 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 »

David Guetta Tag Heuer Ushuaia Ibiza

#DontCrackUnderPressure – About David Guetta, Tag Heuer and Time

Do you like EDM? Okay, maybe you don’t. My mum doesn’t even know what it is but she knows David Guetta! Even if your heart does not beat at 128bpm and Electronic Dance Music, House and all that Jazz is not your musical genre of predilection, the name of this highflying DJ will resonate with you. David’s story is one of success and humility. Born in France, he began to … 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 »

Moet Chandon Sunday Brunch

J’Adore Le Dimanche: Not your ordinary Sunday Brunch – Moët & Chandon

J’Adore Le Dimanche by Moët & Chandon in collaboration with Eyes Magazine is a most exclusive Sunday Brunch Experience. The next edition is on 27th May at restaurant Le Baroque in Geneva and here are seven reasons why you should not miss out on this: 1. Stop the boring and revive your Sunday, go out and play! 2. Whatever the weather, the party is where you are! 3. Why drink water when you can … more »

Garogosi Glacier Jewellery

Gift ideas for Guys

If you were to fill a gift box for your beloved, what would you put it? That was the question I got asked from a friend. Hum, not so easy, actually…. Luckily, we get lots of inspiration from our clients and partners! Here a little selection of gift ideas you may find useful. In my selection, you will find products from brands such as Bulgari, BRONX COLORS, Uppercut Deluxe, Nespresso, … more »

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And the winner is… Best of Swiss Gastro Awards 2018

Every year, I am waiting for November with impatience. Why? Because it is the start of the Yuletide, my absolute favorite time of the year! Many glamorous events fall in this season; we are all excited about the year-end celebrations. It is the time to look back on the year and to highlight all that was good. Many friends and colleagues come together for aperitifs and dinners, many office parties … more »

Swiss Windsurfing Tour Silvaplana

Swiss Windsurfing Tour with Kona Brewing

Well, well, well, so far, this summer is not exactly spoiling us with sun BUT the Swiss Windsurfing Tour is going strong and Kona adds some extra Hawaii vibes to the series of events. After a Season Opening in Hyères (France), this year’s Marco Polo Windsurfing Cup continued with stops in Cremia at Lake Como (Italy), Flüelen at the Urner Lake, Murten at Lake Morat, St-Blaise at Lake Neuchatel, Murg … more »

Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Skincare

Dr. Barbara Sturm: The future of cosmetics is here!

As a chemist, I can perfectly understand the importance of using natural skincare products that are free of synthetic ingredients such as parabens and mineral oils and that you better avoid putting anything that is chemical related on your skin. Thanks to Dr. Barbara Sturm, a German aesthetics doctor, and her revolutionary research, we can now have access to a variety of molecular skincare products that can satisfy even the most … more »

Bonne Maman Flowers

Life is outside! Wildflowers make for wonderful deco or a gift.

From our series “DIY and recipe ideas with BonneMaman” : summer is synonymous with playing in the garden, walking through woods and meadows because we are yearning to be outside, to soak up the sun, to breathe fresh air… to simply enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds us. If you are going for a walk with the family, there is always something to discover. Especially for kids it is important … more »

Tomorrowland Day 0 The Gathering Dreamville © MORREC

Tales from Tomorrowland: Day 0, The Gathering

What a blast! I am still spellbound by the Tomorrowland experience. Something so big, so over-dimensional, so inspirational… I am still trying to figure out how to channel all the energy. Luckily, I wasn’t alone in this (hardly, about 300’000 people will have joined the festival this year!). What I mean is, I got to go with a friend. Neither Giovanni nor I were at Tomorrowland before. Apart from what you can find … more »

Tomorrowland 2017

Tomorrowland: Boom! The countdown has started…

There are no words to describe how excited I am to participate in this event that is going to be tremendous: Tomorrowland! Over two weekends, the first one from 21st to 23rd July and the second one from 28th to 30th July, Tomorrowland will immerse the ‘People of Tomorrow’ in an ‘Amicorum Spectaculum’, which has no equal. Over 1’000 artists, 16 stages, spectacular shows, fireworks and magical arenas will animate the town of … more »

kona brewing hawaii aloha

Aloha! Follow Yvonne on her journey through Hawaii

Hawaii, a dream destination! How much I long to go there. Particularly now, that we started to collaborate with Kona. Have you ever been or are you planning to go? It is a surfer’s paradise but, of course, there are many other things to see and do. As it happens, Yvonne from Every Day A Dress is currently exploring the islands and I thought I repost her Hawaii Vlogs here … 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 »

Horizontes, a documentary of ballet slippers and bone – Portrait of Eileen Hofer

Beautiful, packed with talent and unparalleled energy, that is Eileen Hofer. As a blogger, journalist and filmmaker, she juggles her various vocations. With her  film, Horizontes, Eileen Hofer, of Turkish-Lebanese origin and now living in Geneva, flew to Cuba to capture the intertwined portraits of three generations of classical dancers. Alicia Alonso, a nonagenarian with the status of absolute goddess, former prima ballerina assoluta who lost her sight at the … more »

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