Category: LIVING IN GENEVA

  • A Friend for Your Best Friend

    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 during the night. Yes aggressive […]

  • The Secret to a Luscious Life

    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 spirit sparkled when I sat […]

  • Taking It to the Streets

    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 video.  

  • Standing Out from the Crowd

    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.

  • Lunch in Geneva: Is it possible to eat for less than 20 francs in this town?

    Lunch in Geneva: Is it possible to eat for less than 20 francs in this town?

    Yes lunchtime is an expensive affair in Geneva, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. In round two of Lunchtime in Genève we look at lunch with dessert. And yes, believe it or not, it is possible.

  • Come Fly with Me

    Come Fly with Me

    It wouldn’t be fair to say that the best thing about Geneva is how easy it is to get away, but it is certainly a plus. Geneva has an airport that offers incredible connectivity compared to other cities of its size. In 2015 the airport serviced 142 direct flights to destinations in Europe and beyond. Where is everyone going?

  • What Does Home Taste Like?

    What Does Home Taste Like?

    What does home taste like? 8 things you can find at the American store in Geneva.

  • October is beer

    October is beer

    On the last day of September the sunshine was brillant, the sky was intensively blue, and there was just the slightest hint of an autumn breeze. Riding my bike up from the lake and down Rue Montchoisy, I pedalled past Tom Beers, a store which opened this past year and has a wide selection of beer, and I immediately thought about, well, beer. The next day was the first day of October. With Oktoberfest already underway, not to mention the upcoming Geneva Beer Festival on October 21st and 22nd, I decided to stop and get some recommendations. I wanted something really local.

  • It’s already 5pm Geneva. C’est deja 17h Genève.

    It’s already 5pm Geneva. C’est deja 17h Genève. #genevaat5pm #geneveà17h

  • Geneva Food Trucks – Round Two

    Geneva Food Trucks – Round Two

    There’s always time for lunch Geneva Find out where you need to go next week to eat on the street. Here’s a rundown of the 10 “official” food trucks and a quick look at what’s on offer at these and the other 15 trucks that roam these city streets.

  • You Say Apéro I Say Aperol

    You Say Apéro I Say Aperol

    As we roll into the last two weeks of August, and vacationers return filling Geneva’s deserted summer streets with people once again, there is no better way to draw out the last days of summer than with that quintessential of patio drinks – the Aperol Spritz.

  • Have You Checked Out the Hashtag #igersgeneva?

    Have You Checked Out the Hashtag #igersgeneva?

    This is the hashtag for the biggest community of Instagramers in Switzerland, who also happen to have an exhibition from now until August 30th at the concept store Foound.

  • Geneva’s Expensive, Right? What Are You Going to Do About It?

    Geneva’s Expensive, Right?  What Are You Going to Do About It?

    Ah Geneva. A city where complaining about what something cost is a lively sport for newcomers. Luckily there are options that won’t make you go broke.

  • International Geneva – Where Do We Come From?

    International Geneva – Where Do We Come From?

    Geneva is certainly a global city and 41% of the cantons residents are of foreign origin or of other nationalities. Did you know just over half of all Geneva’s foreign residents come from only 4 countries? Can you guess what they are? How does Geneva compare to other cosmopolitan cities?

  • In the Beginning there was Lunch

    In the Beginning there was Lunch

    It`s official. Geneva has embraced the food truck. What are your plans for lunch this week Genève?

  • What’s for Lunch Geneva?

    What’s for Lunch Geneva?

    What are your plans for lunch next week Geneva? Find out where to go.

  • Café à Gogo – Meet the Third Wave

    Café à Gogo – Meet the Third Wave

    A coffee to go isn’t very European, and yet there are eight Starbucks in Geneva. In fact Switzerland has one of the highest number of Starbucks per capita in Europe. Now get ready for the third wave!

  • Lunchtime in Genève (How to Eat Lunch for under 20 francs)

    Lunchtime in Genève (How to Eat Lunch for under 20 francs)

    When a simple plat du jour starts at 20 francs is it possible to eat lunch for any less in this city? It’s a challenge but thankfully there is a way Geneva.

  • Vive la Langue Française

    Vive la Langue Française

    Learning a new language is hard and humbling. If you’re taking intensive french classes 5 days a week, you might as well be back in primary school so be prepared to regress.

  • No Bunny Business?

    No Bunny Business?

    High cocoa costs may have caused a jump in the price of your chocolate bunny this year, but there is some sweet value to be found in Geneva.