The Swiss-French motherhood conundrum

Like many women I’m curious how parenting works in other cultures, and even more so now that I live on the border of Switzerland and France. I’m not a mother myself, but I’m already taking notes on how the mères I see around Geneva interact with their children. There is a lot to admire about Swiss-French mothers–they always […]

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Travel Trend: Adult Coloring Books

  Maybe you’ve heard adult coloring books are big this year. Or maybe this is the first you’ve heard and your reaction is somewhere between “that’s ridiculous” and “that’s awesome!” Personally, I’m intrigued. I don’t consider myself an artist, so pulling out a blank sheet of paper and pencil–you know, just to sketch–sounds intimidating. Even stressful. […]

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On Swiss life

As we near one year of living in Switzerland and one year on our apartment lease, I’ve been looking for a new (more affordable) apartment in Geneva. The job is tedious and all-consuming. Long French phone calls. Stacks of paperwork. Back-to-back meetings. Fees. Dead ends. And then I came across this story. A 22-year-old New Zealand […]

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Fêtes de Genève

Over the weekend, we checked out Geneva’s annual Fêtes de Genève–a two-week festival coinciding with Swiss National Day. It felt a bit like county fairs I’ve attended back home, but with a definite Swiss flair. I mean, how cute are these refreshment stands?! Luckily, the day turned from overcast and drizzly to sunny just in […]

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Wine tasting in Switzerland: Caves Ouvertes

About two months ago we tried to go wine tasting down the road from where we live–in the gorgeous vineyard towns of Dardagny, Satigny and Russin. But as we knocked on doors of cellars and peeked in windows of shops, we found no one home. Finally, we found someone working at one of the vineyards […]

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