Archive for June, 2013

What’s On in July


The kids’ summer holidays have started, I can’t believe how fast this school year has flown by ! Whether you’ll be away or spending more time with your little ones, there is plenty to do in the area for families who wish to enjoy this lovely and (hopefully) sunny time of the year. Click here to download the full summer programme of activities in Geneva, who said there’s nothing to do in […]

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A Summer Terrace With a View

The most delicious Tête de Moine salad I've ever tasted ©

I have been thinking about my favourite cafés in Geneva for a while, compiling an imaginary list in my head of the sort of place where you snuggle up to a steamy cup of leaf tea or coffee and forget all your worries for a while, or where you seek solace from a baking hot day before picking up the kids. The Cottage Café is definitely one of these: tucked away in […]

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Brunch in the Sun

Relais de l'aérodrome, Prangins  ©

The summer weather we were all waiting for has finally arrived, so what better time to post our list of favourite places to enjoy a Sunday Brunch in the sun ? Some restaurants are perfect for a relaxed family brunch with very young children while others are better suited to older kids, please let us know what you think and if you have other recommendations to share. Bon appétit and…don’t […]

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A very warm welcome to our latest sponsor: Rockmybaby Nanny & Babysitting Agency, launched in Switzerland by Tanya Jeannet in November 2012. Tanya was born in Cape Town (South Africa), is Swiss by nationality and has lived in Switzerland with her husband and two little girls for the last 5 years. Before launching Rockmybaby Switzerland, she worked in corporate environments, providing recruitment services to clients across different industries.     After having her […]

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Swiss Mumpreneurs at Hiboutique


As you might have guessed, we love to surf the net here at Geneva Family Diaries. A few weeks ago we came across a fab Swiss online shop called Hiboutique, which sells beautifully designed, ethically-sourced and ecological products for babies and young children.   With an array of colourful, eco-friendly products and a very attractive website how could we resist ? We just had to find out more about the Swiss […]

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Diabolo Festival

© Diabolo Festival, Morges

If your children are aged between 2 and 10 years-old, free up your diary for the Diabolo Festival in Morges (VD), which will be taking place on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2013 at the Esplanade and Théâtre de Beausobre (av. Vertou 2).   Now in its second year, the Diabolo Festival is a wonderful family event, offering over 40 shows, 19 hours of fun workshops ranging from astronomy to circus skills, […]

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Summer of Gelato

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I know the time has come for this post to be published, but a part of me is still a bit reticent: after the spring we’ve had so far, I wouldn’t want to jinx it… but summer must go on so here’s our top spots to enjoy the best gelato, this side of the Alps. To me, nothing screams scorching summer’s days more than a cone of deliciously creamy Italian gelato. […]

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Lilabloom Notebooks

© Lilabloom handmade notebooks

There’s nothing more inspiring than listening to the life story of other expat mums who, like us, have braved a change of country, culture, lifestyle to build a new life with their family and children. A very warm welcome to Inês, a Portuguese expat mum-of-two and founder of stationery design company Lilabloom. Take a look at her gorgeous handmade notebooks and let yourself be inspired by her story: what if your expat […]

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The Thrill of the New

N'vY Cocktail Bar © N'vY Hotel, Geneva

A press day at the swanky, newly-opened Hotel N’vY Geneva was a great opportunity to discover some fab 2013-2014 collections and to enjoy the hip, laid-back atmosphere of the hotel itself.       An authentic slice of NY boho-chic right in the heart of Pâquis, the Hotel N’vY boasts a lounge cocktail bar where a giant block of ice is cut to measure for each drink and the bartenders have been trained at the […]

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The Atila4Child Clothing Sale is on!

The Atila 4 Child showroom in Bursins (VD) - photo ©

Here at Geneva Family Diaries we’re great fans of Atila 4 child‘s gorgeous creations, so I jumped for joy when designer Marie wrote to tell us about her upcoming baby & kids clothing sale. If you’d like to buy some unique, original and super-comfy clothes for your little ones at reduced prices, make sure you clear your diary for the 8th, 12th, 14th and 15th of June 2013 as Marie […]

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