Archive for May, 2013

What’s On in June

Although it doesn’t feel like it yet, summer is finally here and we’re all still hoping for a bit of sunshine ! Here’s our monthly list of events in Geneva, Vaud and nearby France, filled as usual with exciting outings for the whole family. Remember to keep checking our blog as we will be updating this post with more events each week:   Take a look at our previous post to find all the […]

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Best Thai Bistro in Meyrin

First of all, I have to thank Italian expat Francesco for mentioning the Aéro Bistro to me during dinner one evening. We were talking about Thai restaurants in Geneva and he told me this little bistro served some of the best Thai food he’d ever tasted in the area. And boy was he right… The Aéro Bistro in Meyrin is a true hidden gem, huddled at the far end of Route H.C. Forestier behind […]

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All New Caribateens

There are changes ahead for this year’s edition of the Caribana music festival, which takes place from the 5th to the 9th of June 2013 in Crans-sur-Nyon (Canton Vaud). The line-up of extraordinary international artists covering a mix of styles and genres will remain a cornerstone of this fine event: from Tinie Tempah to Kaiser Chiefs, Sexion d’Assaut and Fun the programme is packed with great names, so make sure you book tickets now!   […]

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Butterfly World

Papillon was the first French word my little girl said, shortly followed by maman! Since Little Miss Cutie has a fondness for colourful butterflies, last week we decided to take advantage of the bank holiday to visit the Papiliorama in Kerzers (Canton Fribourg). Just an hour and a half from Geneva, the Papiliorama Swiss Tropical Gardens are a great option for a family day-out: perfect on sunny days with their petting farm, shaded picnic areas and […]

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Expat Dadpreneurs: Roel

Our latest entrepreneurial inspiration comes from expat dad Roel van Gasselt, a Dutch father-of-two who moved to Carouge five years ago. Read Roel’s article below to find out more about his expat family, their favourite spots in Geneva and the inspiration behind Roel’s online company Zizzz.ch, which sells the most stylish baby sleeping bags made with organic cotton lining and Swisswool filling as well as a range of adorable baby blankets. We’re delighted to […]

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C’est l’Aventure !

It is a truth universally acknowledged that – even on the rainiest of days – little ones will need to burn off bucketloads of energy and might drive their parents insane unless escorted to an indoor area where they can run around, climb & swing in complete safety. Enter newly opened C L’Aventure Annemasse in nearby France, an indoor playcentre for children aged 0 to 12 years-old, which we have tried & tested with my three […]

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A Weekend at Legoland

Living in Geneva can be the gateway to some fantastic family holidays in Switzerland and Europe: you can jump in the car and visit beautiful places just a short drive away or – with a little more planning – you can book flights to great destinations in Europe. A family-friendly destination my three little monkeys have given the full thumbs-up to is the Legoland Windsor resort in the UK. We went there last year […]

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Mini Chefs in Coppet

A huge thank you to South African expat Tamryn Gernandt, founder of Mini Chefs in Coppet for contributing this article about how she set up and developed her business. If you’re looking for fun cookery classes or unique party ideas for your little ones, read Tamryn’s article to find out more about her and Mini Chefs in Coppet !     How I set up Mini Chefs I founded Mini Chefs in 2010. What began […]

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A Perfect Spot for a Picnic

Ever the optimist, I decided to blog about one of our favourite family picnic spots in the area even though the weather doesn’t look very promising… When the sun shines, especially during the week, I like to take the kids to the Zone de detente du Port in Crans-près-Céligny (VD). In my opinion, this is a great picnic spot for many reasons: there is a large parking area right in front […]

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Books in the Park

The 9th edition of the Festival livre et petite enfance will take place on the Promenade des Bastions in Geneva from the 21st to the 25th of May 2013. When temperatures soar and the skies get so blue they seem to melt into the lake, there’s no better place to be than one of the city’s luxuriant parks – the family and I just love to soak in the balmy air and hear […]

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Swiss Style Fish & Chips

The family and I came across the Restaurant la Nautique in Nyon a few weeks ago, completely by chance. It was a sunny Saturday morning and we were taking a lakeside stroll from the gorgeous gardens of the Conservatoire de l’Ouest Vaudois, along rue des Pecheries and towards Nyon’s town centre. This is actually a lovely lakeside walk, complete with handbook mountain-views and plenty of sailing boats to delight all aspiring little sailors. This […]

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