Archive for the expat mumpreneurs Tag

Little Bird Pilates

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If you’ve been wanting to give Pilates a try without the long-term commitment that typically comes with a fitness club membership, the recently opened Little Bird Pilates studio in Gland may be the right place for you. Offering a variety of classes from post-natal to a faster-paced “cardio-lovers” class and a flexible price scheme starting at 25 CHF per lesson, studio owner Johdi Woodford keeps her classes small (max. 8 people) […]

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Expat Mumpreneurs: Renata & Sara

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We are very happy to publish the story of expat mumpreneurs Renata Bossetti and Sara Mesquida, the hearts & souls behind Pépit9s, a brand of handmade jewelry founded in 2013. Hope you will enjoy finding out about their flair and commitment as much as we did!   Two women of different cultures, life stories & sensibilities. Renata a blonde Italian, delicate, artistic, curious has been living in Switzerland with her husband and […]

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Paper & Party Love

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A huge welcome to our new expat mumpreneur Carla Rippstein, founder of stationery website Paper & Party Love. Just take a look at her gorgeous birthday decorations, party supplies & printables and start dreaming about your next fabulous bash. Whether it’s a special occasion for mum & dad or a child’s birthday, Carla’s designs will inspire you: believe you me, her children’s ranges are truly fun and adorable!     We […]

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Help at Moneypenny & Co.

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A warm welcome to Corinne Buck, the latest expat mumpreneur to share her story and great tips on our blog. Corinne is a Dutch mother-of-one and the founder of Moneypenny & Co., a company offering personal and professional organizing services in Geneva. Who doesn’t need a bit of help to get our home and busy lives sorted ? Actually, think of it…I should make that a resolution for 2013 !   […]

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A Touch of Spice

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If – like me – you have been lacking time, inspiration or enthusiasm for your Christmas shopping, please let me point you in the direction of Spice Your Life at number 11, rue de Raulan in Bassins (Canton Vaud).       Tamara Martyn fills her beautiful shop with a delightful collection of original pieces. Her homeware range includes porcelain cups, bowls, pretty table linen, aprons and glassware. Decorative furnishings include cushions, artwork, […]

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Sture & Folke Baby Blankets

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A few weeks ago I met Karin, a lovely expat mumpreneur from Sweden who has been living in Canton Vaud for nearly 4 years. I’d invited her over for a cup of tea and a chat, hoping that she might agree to contribute a post about her business for our mumpreneurs section. Well, completely unexpectedly, she showed up with a wonderful gift for my little girl: one of her own […]

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The Desalpes Company

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Expat mum-of-three Mikée Westerling is the founder of The Desalpes Company, an online store of gorgeous home products made using authentic Swiss Army blankets. We immediately fell in love with her collection when we saw her website and we’re over the moon that she agreed to contribute this article to tell us more about her designs (& share some of her expat tips too !).   Mikée is offering our readers a free Desalpes […]

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She’s Toute Sweet !

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Here at Geneva Family Diaries our eyes are definitely bigger than our tums, so we might be forgiven if – with so many exceptional Master Bakers in our expat community – we find it really hard to resist the temptation to mention them all…   US expat Nikki is as sweet as her culinary masterpieces and the name of her baking business: Toute Sweet, couldn’t be more appropriate ! So if you’d like to […]

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Expat Mumpreneurs: Marta

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We all know that moving to a different country is not always easy, especially if you’re leaving behind friends, family and a job you loved. An expatriate experience, however, could be the perfect opportunity to take stock and follow a dream you’ve always had such as, for example, setting up your own business. There are many talented expat mums in Switzerland who’ve done just that and we at Geneva Family […]

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Expat Mumpreneurs: Michelle

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Our “Expat Mumpreneurs” section is very close to our hearts. We have the greatest admiration for all the talented, creative and resourceful expat mums who take the plunge and turn their amazing skills into a business, which is often run alongside a hectic family life. From cake-making to photography, design or life-coaching, our expat community is full of extremely talented mums and we can’t wait to find out more about them !     Michelle […]

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