Iceland

#xMas Calendar N° 4: discover the beauty of Iceland with OPI

This winter, journey to the magical land of blue lagoons and Northern Lights with the Iceland Collection by OPI. Featuring a palette inspired by the country’s scenic, varied landscape of volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, lava fields and glaciers, this collection offers a range of captivating, chic hues that portray the wild beauty of Iceland. The Iceland Collection features 12 new shades in classic Nail Lacquer, Long-Wear Infinite Shine and GelColor … more »

Panda cow Switzerland China Onesie Premium Quality Garments

#xMas Calendar N° 3: Snug as a bug this winter with Pandacow

This is the story of a Swiss cow and a Chinese panda: Pandacow. It is the coming together of two symbolic animals, two countries, two cultures… the birth of a new garment brand that is devoted to one thing and thing only, the Onesie: a jumpsuit that procures ultimate comfort. Far more than an outfit, Pandacow is a beautiful way of life that gives you an experience of extreme wellbeing. … more »

swiss made jewellery mood diamonds

#xMas Calendar N° 2: in the mood for Christmas

Coolbrandz is friends with mood, the fun & fabulous jewellery made in Switzerland, you know it; and everyone in our team loves Christmas, too. For me personally, it is my absolute favourite time of the year. Although, of course, showing love and showering your loved ones with attention and gifts shouldn’t be a question of just one day. Still, there is something about Christmas… the anticipation, the get-togethers with family and friends, … more »

bepure natural cosmetics

#xMas Calendar N° 1: bepure, vegan natural cosmetics

One day I came home and as soon as I opened the door I was welcomed by the most beautiful perfume emanating from a surprise parcel I received. It sat on the sideboard and was labelled bepure. The first thing I noticed when unwrapping, was the beautiful design of the bottles. They are made of high-quality violet glass, which blocks the entire spectrum of visible light except for the violet … 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 »

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

NOTE: For an event in St. Gallen – Friday 29.09. in the evening – Cubanisto is looking for Makeup artists and beauty bloggers who would like to help with creating party looks for guests. This is a paid collaboration. If you are interested, let us know by e-mail >>> Secret parties in cool venues… that is signature for Cubanisto. United by curiosity, those with a sense for adventure come together after dark for … 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 »

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 »

Sardinia: always worth a visit!

When I first travelled to Sardinia years ago it was love at first sight. I truly fell in love with this magical island and I can’t stop but going back every summer. Why do I love Sardinia so much? Well I think the island has really so much to offer, dreamy beaches and blue Sea but also a captivating culture, cuisine, traditions and beautiful wild nature. Let’s face it: Sardinia’s beaches … more »

Sweet & Sour Stir Fry Beef Salad

#coolfood – Japanese cooking with Akiko: Sweet & Sour Stir Fry Beef Salad

When it is cold outside, you need some hot food to warm you from the inside, right? If you  just feel a little peckish, try this Japanese recipe for sweet & sour beef salad. The sour vinegar and hot chili flavors will awaken your appetite. The citric acid works on your tiredness, and the capsaicin in the chili also helps you to sweat and burn calories! This sweet & sour beef salad … more »

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