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 »

Bepure Natural Cosmetics Carmen Sirboiu

Mother’s Day Gift idea: bepure natural vegan skincare

Coming home one day, I was welcomed by the most beautiful perfume emanating from a 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 part. This delays the ageing process initiated by visible light. … 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 »

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 »

Bombom Bijoux Bombom Heat Tchoupomoting

Bombom Bijoux Summer Collection : Bombom Heat

A romantic dinner, a weekend getaway, a summer holiday or Mothers Day… there are many good reasons to wear beautiful jewelry to sublime those moments that make life so precious. Bombom Bijoux creates the sweetest pieces that make for a wonderful present that you can offer a loved one, a friend or yourself at any time! Earlier in April, at Librairie de l’Île in Geneva, Ana and her team celebrated the launch of their … 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 »

Pet Friendly Travel The 7 Cutest Pet Friendly Vacation Cities

The 7 Cutest Pet-Friendly Vacation Cities

The saddest part of vacation isn’t when it ends. The worst part of vacation is when your dog sees your suitcase and knows you are leaving. Cue the puppy dog eyes and guilty feelings. So why not pack your pooch’s bags too and bring them along? Besides, pets need a break too. Our friends at AllTheRooms have given us their picks for the best pet-friendly cities and experiences. Los Angeles … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

nobis winter goodies lake

Nothing says “Us” like 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 have a partner in Nobis who understands their need for functional, yet stylish clothes. The brand originating from Canada redefines luxury apparel. Nobis proposes original clothing with a high level of functionality and fashion-forward … more »

Coolbox Guys

xMas Calendar N° 17: Coolbox worth CHF 300 filled with surprises for guys

The seventeenth gift in our Advent Calendar is entirely dedicated to all you cool boys out there. It is a Coolbox containing goodies for guys in the value of CHF 300. We put everything in there that we thought, in the mix, would make one of you happy. You will find products from brands such as Jeep, Fiat, Victorinox, Phibio, Obrist, Luminox, Wilkinson, L’Oréal Men Expert… and many more in … more »

Realtrue Purse Natal Electrum FishSkin EcoLuxury

xMas Calendar N° 14: Realtrue Eco Luxury Purse

“Buy Less, Choose Well, Make it last.”, once said Vivienne Westwood. And I invite you to 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 … more »

Christmas Markets The Best Christmas Markets

8 Best Christmas Markets

Picture this — you’re bundled in layers of comfy clothing, eating a delicious seasonal sweet, surrounded by beautiful lights, and celebrating with friends and family. If you’re at all tickled by the holiday spirit, you have to make your way to one of the world’s Christmas markets. While the art has been perfected in Europe since the Middle Ages, all around the world you can find festive markets to celebrate … more »

Royal Savoy Lausanne Chalet du Royal

Le Chalet du Royal – Celebrate the Yuletide!

What makes the Yuletide? That’s right: cosy afterworks with friends, mulled wine, fondue or raclette! It is cold outside but you huddle inside, where it is warm and the conversations hushed and bubbly as Champagne. The stress and pressure cede, time to recline. Listen to the wood in the fireplace crackle; watch the flickering lights of the candles and the Christmas decorations shine… The year comes to an end, but … 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 »

Influencer Campaign 2014 – Espolon Tequila: Create your own Halloween Chocolate

Right around Halloween 2014, we organised an influencer workshop for our client Espolon Tequila at Du Rhône Chocolatier in Geneva (3 rue de la Confédération). It was going to be a very 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 listening to the instructions of … 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 »

Iceland

Discover the beauty of Iceland

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 formulas, with … more »

Panda cow Switzerland China Onesie Premium Quality Garments

Snug as a bug 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 »

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 »

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 »

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