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 »

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 »

The Chedi Andermatt Courtyard Ice-Rink

The Chedi Andermatt: Swiss Luxury, Alpine Enchantment

When I got the opportunity to spend two days at hotel The Chedi Andermatt, I was delighted and looked very much forward to it. After all, travelling is my absolute passion. Being able to travel and discover the world is priceless, but there is also a small downside to it: after seeing many amazing places and staying at wonderful hotels, with time, you start getting a bit spoiled somehow and, suddenly, … 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 »

Cubanisto Rum Flavoured Beer

Cubanisto, rum flavoured beer: new in our portfolio of cool brands

Secret parties in cool venues… that is signature for Cubanisto. United by curiosity, those with a sense for adventure come together after dark for unforgettable nights of revelry. Mysterious, Cubanisto is a refreshing favourite enhanced with an unexpected flavour… the perfect accompaniment to nightfall. Who is it for? The adventurous, the open-minded… Those for whom life is a journey, navigating with ease between daytime responsibilities and nighttime socialising. People who … 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 »

Lovingspoon-Maya

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 »

deutz-header

Champagne Deutz: Be mine, for all the time, not just this Valentine!

This February, I am celebrating the eleventh anniversary of my love encounter with Champagne Deutz. It was at a picnic on top of Mont Pèlerin in Switzerland that my epicurean boyfriend at the time organized at the occasion of Saint Valentin. Here, surrounded by the astonishing views 700 meters above Lake Geneva, it was the first time I took a sip of this heavenly nectar. Refreshing, surprising, crisp and clear… with its distinctive … 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 »

Install coolbrandz


add to home screen

Install the coolbrandz webapp
to your Home Screen.