Culinary Treasure in Geneva’s Greenwich Village

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Carouge, you will find a hidden slice of South America. The restaurant Rosa Morena draws its inspiration directly from the heart of Peru. If you haven’t had Peruvian food before, there is more to it than fire-roasted cuy (guinea pig) and ceviche! This is your chance to delve…

Night at the MEG

“Have you heard the story about ‘Pukpuk’?” She asked, as we stood in front of a glass case in Asia, or rather the ‘Asia’ section of the permanent gallery at the Musee d’ethnographie de Genève (MEG). “No,” I  responded, amused by the sound of the unfamiliar word. My eyes traced the outline of the wooden…

Work Out the Kinks

Let’s face it, there’s a reason gyms are packed full around this time of year. We all went a little overboard during the holidays, and come January we began to feel a little guilty about the extra bundles of warmth our bodies started collecting as fuel for the cold days ahead. New Year’s resolutions might be…

Beauty Haul: Swiss Pharmacy Phavorites

I enjoy long romantic walks through the pharmacy. From Amavita, to Sunstore, and all the corner Apothekes in between; Switzerland’s pharmacies are world-renowned for carrying both cutting-edge and organic beauty products that will keep you looking lovely year-round. The country that gave the world La Prairie should, right? We’re lucky to be living in a place…

Festival Antigel, Winter’s Antidote

The grey skies continue to reign eternal here in Geneva, and though ski season is now upon us and the shortest day of the season behind us, there is still a long way to go until the gentle elongation of daylight leads us into springtime. But if you find  yourself in need of a winter pick-me-up, fear not: Festival…

I Never Hear the Word “Escape”…

Without a quicker blood. A sudden expectation – A flying attitude! – Emily Dickinson We all know that Geneva is an awesome and unique city. It is worthy of people coining new terms to capture the essence of those so deeply passionate about that special….Je ne sais quoi (*see Genevateur). But part of what makes…

For the Foodie in Your Family

They say experiences make the best gifts, and what better experience is there than breaking bread with a loved one? This year, why not present your lover or friend with Allons Manger! Genève. Upon first glance, this neat hardcover book could easily be mistaken for one of the impeccably designed city guidebooks like those produced by Phaidon…

Exploring Geneva’s Third Wave…of Coffeeshops, that is

“Geneva needs more coffee shops!” I pronounced. “What do you mean? You can buy coffee everywhere!” my colleague retaliated. Having arrived to Geneva from a 2-year stint in Seoul, South Korea, where there seems to be an exquisitely designed coffeeshop every 50 meters or so, it was not hard to notice  that Geneva was, relatively, lacking….

Where to Find Fabulous Gifts in Geneva

The short answer is: It depends on who you’re shopping for.  But have no fear,  there are a plethora of wonderful little shops (and department stores) in Geneva that will cater to everyone’s whims and fancies. Here are a handful of ideas, and I’m sure you’ll find just what you’re looking for (and then some)…