HELLO, I’m Elena Grimaud-Ineichen and welcome to Creative Living Geneva.
While working as a professional journalist, editor, communications/public relations officer and French-to-English translator for newspapers, magazines and websites (The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, The Expat in Britain, Swiss News, GEM, UN Special, Swiss Learning, AO Dialogue and AOSpine), for international corporations (Novartis), private and public businesses (Restaurant-Hôtel du Parc des Eaux-Vives) and for medical non-profits (IOF and AO Foundations), I’ve also harbored a love for arts and crafts and for the talented people who create them.
I truly admire those energetic and entrepreneurial souls who live to create or support creativity. Very few become rich and famous at it, but the artisans who persist in following where their talents lead them are heroes in my book.
For me, creativity is a road to pleasure and peace of mind and the ideal way to meet people. It’s brought me closer to my local communities and introduced me to talented makers whom I would not have otherwise met.
Here at Creative Living Geneva, I want to share information, interviews, ideas and tips about creative people, places, events and activities in the Swiss Romandy and also further afield.
My hope is that what you find here will help you connect with the creators, resources and pastimes that will make your stay in this beautiful region a fulfilling and happy one … however long you stay here.
Because I’m constantly inspired by Switzerland, my home for almost 30 years now, I’m also going to cover some Swiss topics in the hope that you’ll enjoy them as much as I do.
I’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to get in touch if you have an idea that you’d like to share with me and other visitors to this blog. Or drop me a line if you have a collaboration in mind, if you’d like to promote a creative or cultural activity or event, or if you would like to place an advertisement or sponsor a post.
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Wishing you happiness and fulfillment in whichever ways you choose to embrace your creativity…