Archive for November, 2013

What’s On in December 2013

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The countdown to Christmas has begun and we have a fab list of events coming up in the area during the festive season: from ice-skating to fabulous Xmas markets, this is wonderful time of year in French-speaking Switzerland.   Visit Santa: Don’t forget you can visit Santa’s house in nearby Andilly (France) during the holidays  or enjoy the magnificent celebration of the Noël des Alpes in Annecy. Check out the official website of […]

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Step Up for Human Rights This Christmas

A Christmas gift that keeps on giving © World Federation of the United Nations Associations

With the holidays fast approaching, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) offers a gift that keeps on giving for your family, friends and employees. The WFUNA is delighted to partner with Favarger and Manor for a limited edition box of 100% pure and natural Swiss chocolates, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting their human rights program. By purchasing WFUNA’s Chocolate Boxes, you can show your appreciation with a delicious gourmet […]

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It’s a Reima Winter!


When I was recently asked to review some Reima winter jackets for children, timing could not have been better. The glacial bise had already started to blow mercilessly and I’d been wondering how best to equip my little ones for the winter ahead. The only problem was finding something that would keep them snug & warm AND that they actually wanted to wear!   This is no mean feat as my eldest […]

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Xmas Market at the Castle

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You know the holidays are around the corner when Christmas markets start showcasing their festive wares. And there are few better ways to get into the yuletide spirit, while also crossing a few items off your gift list, than strolling through a spice-scented market complete with handmade candles and advent wreaths. Very soon there will be an abundance of such markets to choose from, but if there’s one in the […]

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Organic Lunch


A few weeks ago, Expat Husband and I booked (or should this be begged?) the kids’ favourite baby-sitter to come on Saturday morning so we could head off to Val Thoiry to order some bits of furniture & lighting for our new house. Yes, unfortunately it looks like my 3 little buttons inherited their shopping-endurance genes from their dad not me, which means they can’t tolerate spending more than 15 […]

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Swap & Shop!


Are you planning a major wardrobe declutter, in preparation for the festive season & the new year? If so, don’t miss the SWAP&SHOP-PARTY@ST-PREX, this Friday 22nd of November 2013. Whether you have some items to swap & sell or not: EVERYONE IS WELCOME!   This great 2nd hand sale is women’s clothes and accessories swapping at its best. You will also find wonderful gifts including jewelry and home decoration. Not only […]

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Christmas Wonderland


This might not be a new find, as Schilliger is one of the best-known garden & home-decor stores in canton Vaud, but the Xmas displays at Schilliger Gland get more sumptuous every year so I really can’t stop myself from posting the photos I took this weekend. The official purpose of our visit was to find a turtle or tropical fish for my boys, but – needless to say – Mum got […]

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Family Luxe at Le Richemond


True to my gluttonous nature, I was overjoyed to receive an invitation to savour the new bar menu at Le Richemond in Geneva. To make this foodie premiere even better, I was joined by a group of lovely & enthusiastic Genevan bloggers who share my passion for great cuisine & writing – what more can a blogger ask for? In between delighted camera snaps, we were treated to some truly scrumptious tasters […]

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Boo Merino Giveaway

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We are delighted to announce our first ever giveaway with Luzern-based Boo.Merino, an online store of beautiful kidswear made from 100% Pure New Zealand Merino wool founded by expat mum-of-two Amanda Petrillo. ***THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED – ENTRIES WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED*** Boo.Merino’s wool is 100% natural and does not contain any synthetic or chemical-based materials, such as viscose or polyester. Since Merino is superfine, it can be worn without itching […]

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Geneva’s First Funky Brunch

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As you know, I am always on the lookout for new & scrumptious places for a family Sunday brunch so I couldn’t wait to share this finger-licking tip with you all: the first Funky Brunch will be taking place in Geneva on Sunday 1st of December 2013 at the Fenomeno Bar &  Restaurant in Pâquis (Rue des Pâquis 28).     If you enjoy fresh & local fine food, a great atmosphere and live DJ […]

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