A local Geneva bakery: Parisserie the scented paradise…

  Winter is coming, the cold brisk November mornings are damp and stiff… Sundays are spent at home, gladly hidden under a thick layer of blankets. At noon, some go for brunch at the city’s latest place to be, while others dish up eggs and beans. However, since I’ve been busy doing nothing the whole…

Annecy

ANNECY At only an hour by car from Geneva, Annecy is a choice that often comes to mind when genevans are searching for a sun-filled day-trip. Situated in the Rhône-alpes region, capital of the Haute-Savoie, Annecy evokes a colorful old town, turquoise waters and beautiful mountain scenery. On a typical sunday during high season (…

Cologne

A bit of insight Cologne has a history that goes back more than 2000 years. After Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, it is Germany’s fourth most populated city. Situated in the North-Rhine Westphalia, it is the region’s cultural center, with 30 museums and more than 100 galleries. The University of Cologne, is itself one of the…

Fernwehgram in Ireland

In Dublin for a few days? That’s great! Here’s a bit of inspiration to hop on a bus for a day tour around Kilkenny, the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough. 

What is Macramé and why is it popular

What is Macramé Macramé is a knotting art, a mix between knitting and hitching knots… It’s made a great comeback this summer, and ever since you can find all types of « Macramed » items: from hats to chairs, wall macramé and bags, macramé is everywhere. It brings a touch of seventies into the home (or the…

Krack a pipe at the Dynastie Bar in Geneva

  Geneva is finally changing, from the small protestant city to the vibrant, you-have-to-be-in-the-know, eclectic city.  Bars and restaurants are opening every month and one in particular caught our attention: the Dynastie bar . They opened a few months ago, but they are already on top of their game. While most Genevans are well acquainted with the…

Bathroom essentials in Eaux-Vives, Geneva

Today I want to talk to you about two shops I particularly like: Cuppins, an amazing store in Terrassière and Bolia, a new furniture design store in Avenue Pictet-de-Rochemont. Cuppins is a cute, pink, girly concept store located in 13 rue de la Terrassière. Already, before I became totally addicted to their cupcakes, I used…

Everyone likes Italian Delicatessen

  « Everyone likes a little bit of luxury » have I heard recently. Well, my kind of luxury is fine Italian food, traditional savoir-faire passed on from one generation to another… As I was going home, I noticed some time ago this small delicatessen shop ( their products are so fine I dare not call it…

Caves in Vallorbe

There’s only so much you can see at the surface. Caves have always been one of my deepest fears (I mean what if you can’t come out and have to dive into those dark underground waters to find another way out…), yet I really wanted to go. As we walked onto a slippery bridge that…

« La Religieuse » Geneva’s traditional cake

What Genevan cake is so secret it risks…extinction? It’s called La Religieuse and it’s baked at Hautlé, a charming and cosy little baker’s shop place du bourg-de-four 21. Almond paste, pâte feuilletée and meringue, sounds simple right? It definitely isn’t and the recipe is still a well guarded secret… It is Hautlé’s traditional pride and…

Chez Calvin, Eaux-vive’s new genevan address

Always on the lookout for new places to sip our thursday night drink, here we are on our way to Chez Calvin, located in Rue du Nant 4 in Eaux-vives. It opened it’s doors tonight, and we can tell you already that this is the new place to be.  A nice building, cosy atmosphere and…

Living Room Bar&Kitchen in Hotel de La Paix. Geneva.

You are weary of a long week of work, and are desperate for a feet up, couch slouch, yesterday’s leftovers in your living room. As crazy at this sounds, you’ll feel more rewarded and happy by putting your shoes back on and taking a boat across the lake to the Hotel de la Paix.