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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Croatia Yacht Charter Korčula

7 Days in Croatia: The Ultimate Yacht Charter

Dubrovnik is a popular yachting destination thanks to the beauty of its coasts but beyond its natural looks Croatia has a lot more to offer. The area is rich in history and tradition with beautiful architecture and first-class restaurants. There are some beautiful yachts out there that you can charter or co-own. Examples are the chic Princess 54 and the larger Azimut 62 Fly. Both modern yachts have 3 cabins and so shared yacht ownership may be an … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Bali, where magic happens

Bali is my absolute favorite place, so close to my heart. I arrived here without planning and spent two magical months. When I hear this music I feel like I’m back there, sitting on the little terrace with a grateful heart and rambutans in my stomach. I found love in Bali. Love for myself. And love for my soulmate. Bali is heaven and hell. You either love it and stay or come … more »

mood ring mood store barcelona

Now open: the mood store Barcelona. Come in and #CreateYourMood!

You know that I am a big fan of mood. Fresh and fun, they are always up to something. It is legitimate to ask: What is their next stunt? A new mood store, maybe? Having already won the hearts of French-speaking Switzerland, the customizable jewel has now set off to conquer the capital of Catalonia! A bold move? A sure-fire success? It will almost certainly be an explosive mixture of … more »

Tserkov Designer Fashion Boutique Zurich

Fashion hunters and cool scouts this is for you: Tserkov recently opened a brand new boutique at Storchengasse 21, featuring select designer labels. You will find creations by big names such Vivienne Westwood, Elie Saab and Alexander Wang, but also newcomers to the arena of designer clothes and accessories like Zeus & Dione, Charlotte Simon und Paula Mendoza. Tserkov is a fashion startup, backed by Lascaris Investment Group, which designs … more »

Luxury lingerie boutique Risqué in Zurich

On 10. September 2015 a new exciting shopping attraction opened its doors in Zurich: the luxury lingerie boutique Risqué. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it to the opening but as I see on the blogs of some of my friends the evening was a total success: beautiful people, beautiful location and, of course, beautiful lingerie! Over 120 guests attended the event and DJ Tanja La Croix was spinning the vinyls, dressed in a … more »

Best Birdwatching Experiences on a Superyacht

Superyachts generally conjure up images of sparkling sea, sugar white beaches and palm trees – but keen birdwatchers will know that the true excitement of a superyacht charter lies in the skies. One of the many attractions of a yachting vacation is that you can escape to some of the most beautiful birdwatching hotspots on the planet – while travelling, dining and sleeping in consummate luxury. We’ve put together a … more »

#NespressoGourmet: meeting Sascha Berther at Moospinte

New York, Paris and London have their Fashion Weeks. In Switzerland, Nespresso celebrates Haute Cuisine at the occasion of its Gourmet Weeks. The “designers”, 16 elite chefs, are all rising stars in Swiss gastronomy. They present their collection of exclusive culinary creations with Nespresso Grands Crus. Nespresso Gourmet Weeks offer a magnificent opportunity to discover Swiss top gourmet restaurants at the affordable price of 70 CHF for lunch and 120 CHF … more »

Surfari: The biggest surf store in Switzerland

Surfari is the biggest, most comprehensive Surf Shop in Switzerland. Set up near the Stauffacher in Zurich, here you’ll find selected sports items which have all been put through their paces by Surfari staff. Their collective idea is thus: try it out to endorse it. A second shop brings fashion products together in one place. For those who don’t just ride the waves but also surf the web, an online shop is also … more »

Risqué, the luxury lingerie boutique Zurich has been waiting for

On 10 September 2015, Zurich will receive a new and exciting addition in form of the new Risqué luxury lingerie boutique. The store will be located among other high-end brands on Zurich’s most renowned shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse, and will represent top lingerie brands such as Fleur of England, Lascivious and the English brand Bordelle, which will celebrate its premier in Switzerland this coming fall and will be exclusively sold at … more »

Bristol Geneva and Côté Square – the awakening of the senses

Since the dawn of time, Geneva has been the place for multi-cultural rendezvous. Be it for business, a romantic weekend, for your first step in Switzerland, this city knows how to entertain – and has done so for a long time! Speaking of old times: 1851 marks the beginning of the story of the Bristol Geneva, a plush, elegant hotel of subtle British charm. Recently, the hotel’s restaurant has been refurbished … more »

Toast under the chandeliers of the Hotel Bristol in Warsaw

Looking for inspiration for your next vacation? Here’s a tip: Warsaw, the capital of Poland, is home of one of the most legendary institutions of the country. Famous for its historical heritage, stunning for its green shelters and excellently positioned in the heart of the bubbling cultural scene, the Hotel Bristol Warsaw has been rewarded with 5 diamond stars and is on the Gold List of the Conde Nast Traveller … 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 »

25Hours Hotel Zurich West, an urban pearl!

Tired of too ordinary hotels, mundane rooms and conventional service? Within the district of Zurich West, only a few steps from the Swiss Prime Tower and a multiplex cinema, you’ll find a hotel that made artistic detail its credo and draws inspiration from design. By tram, you’re just minutes from the heart of the city. Make use of 126 rooms, a lounge, a business lounge and a kitchen club, inspired … more »

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