Du Rhone Chocolatier: create your own Halloween Chocolate

Right around Halloween, our team and some coolbranders met at Du Rhône Chocolatier in Geneva (3 rue de la Confédération) for an exciting experience in the art of chocolate-making. We gathered within the doors of where the chocolate magic happens, and headed up the stairs to the laboratory where the cacao goodies are made. After … more »

Lift-Discussion with Venkatesh Rao, Noah Raford and Konstantina Zoehrer-(C) liftconferencephotos

Make Innovation Happen: Lift, the leading conference on digital innovation

For the eighth consecutive year, Lift attracts high-level speakers, exceptional thinkers and innovation pioneers to explore the current trends in technology. Over a thousand participants from 30 countries will meet to anticipate the future and turn innovation into opportunities. Over 20 high-profile speakers, professionals from organizations such as Wipro, MIT Media Lab, Etsy, Arduino and … more »


Estival magic at jewellery boutique Adler

Passionate about art, this summer Maison Adler has invited the artists Catherine Farge and Dominique Rossborough into its shops in both Geneva and Gstaad. Exhibiting in the Geneva store, Catherine Farge, a talented glassblower combines glass and wood in a sort of aerial dance creating a truly spectacular result. Rich colours, contrasting textures. Having learned … more »

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Tiffany Hotel a cool, chic hotel in the heart of Geneva

Located in the heart of Geneva, 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, … more »


Geneva Art Festival, an explosion of music, film and fun activities!

Formally home to Cinélac, Port Noir on Quai Gustave-Ador is transforming into the newest summer hotspot. Featuring afternoon and evening entertainment for the whole family, this out-door spectacular will play host to a fabulous program combining live music, film, animation and fun children’s activities from 4th July to 26th August. Located at Port Noir (near … more »


Catecar, or how a Swiss Dragonfly captured my heart

Earlier this year, I don’t remember exactly where or when, I read an article about the Catecar, a “Swiss Green High-Tech Urban Vehicle”. A pretty long description for something that looks about as big as a Smart car. But what caught my eye immediately was the most assuredly Swiss design of the little vehicle, which, … more »


Bar Le Cube: lovely for lunch, says Geneva specialist Tara

I must admit I have been on a bit of an eating odyssey of late, with a recent influx of food loving visitors from home, there’s no shortage of reasons to head out for a bite to eat. And so, with each pending arrival, come the mental shortlists of places to dine. Most feature the … more »


A young internet video company that is So Money!

I met Avik and Jon at my first ever Brits in Business event in April this year where they presented their company to an amazed public: two finance guys that quit their highflying jobs to do what again? Yeah, that’s right! Left their banking careers to “do video”. It’s a story quite to my taste … more »


HEAVENS GENEVE, Swissness in fashion mode

Swiss fashion may be subtle, but it’s not lacking in ambition. The proof is HEAVENS GENEVE, which recently aroused my curiosity. This ready-to-wear brand was founded in 2008 by Philippe Camperio in a desire to promote and propel Swissness to the heights of the Fashion and Luxury worlds. The very name “Heavens” conjures up the … more »


New at The Square in Geneva: Côtelette, it’s like Colette only with steaks!

Until 28th April 2012, the pop-up store The Square becomes a luxurious butcher’s shop and welcomes more than thirty artists, creators, and all sorts of brands presenting their unique creations based on the theme of steak. The Square organizes a concept store inspired by the famous store “Colette” in Paris. This boutique is a “hype” … more »


ZMS by inZair: SMS are haZ-been, say hello to ZMS, the next generation of mobile messaging!

The Geneva based start-up inZair launched a new free of charge smartphone app called ZMS. What is it all about? ZMS is a technology that allows you to communicate everyday, at the right time, in the right place. Simply smart! Of course, there is Whatsapp and Whatsapp is great, I hear you say. But ZMS … more »

Hotel Bristol

A quick detour to Bristol

I find myself, one fine sunny morning, at N° 10, Rue du Mont-Blanc. Um, Geneva, that is, not England. The Hotel Bristol offers a splendid Champagne breakfast, which on Sundays is served until 1.30 p.m.. Now there’s a nice civilised timetable for us night owls. Typically English decor, lots of wooden panelling and Brit style … more »

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