Nespresso Essenza Mini Tastefully Tiny

Mini machine, big impact: Nespresso launches Essenza Mini, its smallest ever machine

Taking its innovative design codes to the next level, Nespresso has released its smallest ever machine. Offering the perfect solution for coffee lovers looking for modernity, convenience and compact design, the Nespresso Essenza Mini machine has a fresh new minimalistic look and space saving proportions. Despite its small size, the Essenza Mini machine is big on style and personality. It is available in two distinctive shapes and a range of … 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 »

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 »

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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 »

Viva Mexico – Viva Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is located in the state of Quintana Roo in southern Mexico and currently has more than 200,000 inhabitants. Only 35 years ago, it was still a small fishing village with only 200 local fishermen. Today it is one of the most popular places in all of Mexico. I lived in Mexico for four months, three of them in Playa del Carmen. I call it the paradise on … 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 »

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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 »

Propercorn Popcorn Done Properly

Propercorn, the healthy snack: lowcal, natural and utterly delicious

Propercorn is a low-calorie popcorn, certified vegan, wheat free and gluten free! Cassandra Stavrou has brought a youthful look to the long known corn grain. The new generation of popcorn is healthy and can be enjoyed by all. This is not just a snack to attack cravings or accompany aperitifs: Propercorn, as the name suggests, is popcorn crafted correctly. A healthy and crunchy snack! Today, the trend goes towards upscale … more »

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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 »

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Tiffany Hotel a chic boutique hotel in the heart of Geneva

Located in the heart of Geneva, Hotel 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, creating a cosy, relaxing and beautiful setting for business or pleasure. Whilst sills and wrought … more »

Steampod by L’Oréal Professionnel: reviewed for you by Swiss beauty influencers

The Steampod by L’Oréal Professionnel and Rowenta Salon is the world’s first care styler. When it was launched in Switzerland, we got to help by matching this hairstyling innovation with Swiss beauty bloggers and influencers in order for the ladies to review it. Today I am happy to share some of the great contents they created with you. The secret to the innovation is in the name: Steam and pod. Morgane from … more »

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Fifty Shades of Friendship: Dakota Johnson x Estrella Damm, the beer of Barcelona 

In time for Valentine’s Day Fifty Shades Darker is released and hits cinemas around the globe. We see a super sexy Dakota Johnson aka Anastasia Steele in hot and steamy scenes with Christian Grey, impersonated by Jamie Dornan – otherwise called “The Golden Torso” (and if you have seen the first part of the trilogy, you will know why). Filming these hot scenes must have gotten Dakota quite thirsty, because … more »

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La Prairie Skincare: an essential in my daily beauty routine – #loveproduct

In my job I get to test an enormous amount of beauty products, but not everything gets a feature on coolbrandz. One reason is that the aim of this platform is not so much to express my own opinions but rather to imply our blogger and influencer community in testing and reviewing new products and sharing their stories. I rarely publish actual product reviews myself, unless… I really, really like … more »

#coolplace – 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 »

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In the mood for L.O.V.E. – Jewellery, always a sweet gift idea!

We are friends with mood, the swissmade jewellery, you know it; and we love Valentine’s, too. Although, of course, showing love and showering your loved ones with attention and gifts shouldn’t be a question of just one day. It’s a year around thing, right? For some it even is for a lifetime. However, any occasion to celebrate romance is a good one, I think. A day just for the two of you, … more »

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