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Author: Jennifer MacLeod

I always kind of liked that Tolstoy quote, the one where he says all great stories are about one of two things; someone going on a journey or someone coming to town. I may have taken this all too literally, but I've always loved a good story. Once upon a time, I decided to leave Toronto, and the job and the people I loved, and I went to Vancouver where I discovered a great job and fantastic people. I took this as a trend, the inevitable new experiences offered by moving, and jumped when I had the chance to come to Geneva. This blog is dedicated to little nuggets found, in the streets of Geneva, in the deliciousness of Switzerland, and in that search for good stories, cool people and great food.
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A Friend for Your Best Friend

We were really lucky to discover Eric from Ami Chien Services. We like to travel and needed someone who would stay home with our lovely if sometimes demanding dog. She doesn’t like to sleep alone, and sharing a bed with her?  It can be a challenge to not fall out

Judy Okten from Bonju takes us the the making of a Luscious Life green smoothie

The Secret to a Luscious Life

An entrepreneurial wave has washed over the Swiss Romande these past 5 years, with newly sprung innovators starting businesses not only from a drive to create but from personal passion.  These inspired entrepreneurs are not just building businesses; they are trying to make the world a better place. This creative

Monica from Atelier de Danse Orientale

Can Eastern Dance Contribute to Your Health and Happiness?

Before I met Monica Gayed, founder of Atelier de Danse Orientale by Monica,  my understanding of what is often called belly dancing was informed by an album I discovered when I was 8 years-old buried in my parents record collection. The record was called “How to Belly Dance for Your Husband”.

Business people walking

Top 10 Countries with the Best Walkers

Countries Where People Take the Most Steps Each Day In what is the largest data set yet, researchers studied 717,527 people in 111 countries to determine the level of physical activity across the globe. The large sample size is thanks to smartphones and their built-in step counters, whose prevalence allowed

Stands and crowds at the Geneva Street Food Festival, June 2017

Taking It to the Streets

Geneva Street Food Festival June 9, 10, 11, 2017. Now coming up on it’s two year anniversary, this celebration of street eats is not to be missed. If you did miss this edition, not to worry.  It will be back this fall. Watch for the dates. And check out the

4 young people give a toast on Christmas Eve over the tag line Swiss Sauce

One Out of Every Two People in Switzerland Will Eat Fondue Chinoise this Year at Christmas

One out of every two people in Switzerland will eat Fondue Chinoise this year at Christmas. How did this unique take on Chinese Hot Pot become a Swiss national tradition?

A smiling spoon among regular spoons. Standing out from the crowd. Concept restaurants in Geneva, Switzerland.

Standing Out from the Crowd

Restaurants all over the world are bringing us concept dining, and apparently Switzerland is no different. In fact, according to Le Temp not only are concept restaurants popping up everywhere in the Suisse Romande, they are rapidly expanding into chains.