BomBom Bijoux Bracelet

#xMas Calendar N° 5: sugar-sweet jewellery by Bombom Bijoux

There are many good reasons to offer a beautiful piece of jewellery as a gift for Christmas. For example, to say “I love you” or “Thank you for reading our blog!”, or simply because you are the coolest community of all. Today’s gift is proposed to you by our friends at Bombom Bijoux. Halfway between the craft of designing jewellery and selecting precious stones, Bombom Bijoux celebrates original materials from around … more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Lichnos Beach Hotel Greece

Lichnos Beach Hotel & Suites: A diamond in the Ionian Sea

When searching for possible locations for my summer holidays I knew I want to go some place quiet. Greece, so much I knew and the prospect alone of just relaxing, enjoying the Greek sea, sun and food filled me with sheer joy. Of course, the Greek hospitality is also renown for its quality. So while searching on the Internet, I came across Lichnos Beach Hotel & Suites and I can assure … 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 »

Hennessy Mojito

Hennessy Summer Cocktail Class with the BombomBijoux Girls

Ah, Les Voiles, this magical place at the shores of Lac Leman…  Classy and sassy, this pop-up bar offers a pristine view of the many yachts roaming the waters and also the city of Calvin’s Who-is-Who. Here, the beautiful party crowd of Geneva gathers at sunset to enjoy after-work cocktails and receptions. Like this one organised by Hennessy… Many brands embrace the concept and transform the ephemeral space in a temporarily branded location. When 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 »

Montreux Moda 2017

Montreux Moda: the not to miss annual fashion festival at the Swiss Riviera

In June, Montreux welcomed, for the third consecutive year, Montreux Moda, a festival of creativity. For three days, the Stravinski exhibition halls at 2M2C Music and Convention Center hosted the event that celebrates fashion, art and music like no other. Over 3,200 visitors came to the Swiss Riviera to experience Montreux Moda, a platform that is unique in Switzerland. More than a fashion show, the festival offers activities for both … 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 »

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 »

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