Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, Shadow of the boat, 1903, oil on canvas, Museo Sorolla, Madrid. Photo: Museo Sorolla, Madrid.
I have to say I’m very impressed with how the Hermitage Foundation in Lausanne always manages in its exhibitions to include a favourite painting of mine, discovered during my five-year stay as an expat in Hampstead, London.
It’s as if they’re reading my mind and I’ll have to tell them how much I appreciate it on my next visit, which is never very long after my last one because their exhibitions consistently distinguish themselves by their quality and diversity. Read More
The Jardin Botanique Alpin can be reached in ten minutes from Cornavin Station via Trams 14, 18 and also by Bus 57, Stop: Jardin-Alpin-Vivarium. Above is the Saleve entrance, located off Rue Lect.
Every year since 1998, the Swiss Heritage Society recognises one garden in Switzerland for its outstanding achievements in the garden arts, placing as much value on efforts to conserve and maintain valuable historic green spaces as it does on the creation of new, contemporary ones.
On Saturday, 18 May, the Society awarded its Schultess Prize, named after the award’s benefactors Georg and Marianne von Schulthess-Schweizer and worth CHF 25’000.00, to the Jardin Botanique Alpin Meyrin, located in the Geneva suburb of Meyrin. Read More
SELLY RABY KANE from Senegal has just collaborated with nine other African designers to create IKEA’s Överallt special collection under the patronage of the Design INDABA agency. Her unique and lush style is deeply rooted in her Peuhl culture.
It’s Spring in Geneva and along with it the Afrodyssée African Style Market will be back in town for its fifth edition introducing the latest, exciting batch of trendsetting African fashion, beauty and design influencers to the European continent.
Some 40 designers of men and women’s fashion, accessories, jewellery, cosmetics, decor and design will present their unique, high-quality creations, some for the first time. An evening fashion show profiling the most audacious and popular brands promises to be an event highlight. Read More
Geneva’s Vieille Ville art galleries and museums welcome visitors twice annually during their communal “art openings”.
The 25th edition of the AVV – Art in Geneva Old Town – art openings and guided tours will take place this coming weekend, starting on Thursday evening, 2 May, from 18h00, when some 13 art galleries will hold a communal vernissage introducing their latest exhibitions to the art loving public, collectors, and art world professionals. They will again open their doors to the public on Saturday, 4 May, from 11h00 to 17h00.
A wonderful opportunity to visit galleries, view artworks, and talk with gallery owners and other art lovers in an easygoing social setting, this is something that I (and maybe even you?) might hesitate to do when on my own. Read More
The enchanted lovers Bottom (David Ayala) and Titania, Queen of the Fairies (Valérie Crouzet) by the coral pink moss-covered camper van, the main prop in Dan Jemmet’s fanciful, rambuctious take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo: ©Sandy Korzekwa.
The new production “Je Suis Invisible!” that opened on 26 March at the Théâtre de Carouge’s impressive temporary venue La Cuisine derives it’s comedic inspiration from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
But its winning, madcap charm owes greatly to the modernised, offbeat interpretation its given by British-born director Dan Jemmett based on an approachable, down-to-earth but still lyrical translation into modern-day French by his longstanding collaborator Mériam Korichi. Read More
Christophe Kiss, master marionnette sculptor, in his Rolle studio during the art open house event “Zig Zag in Rolle”, September 2018. He will welcome visitors to his Galerie Ornicar from 5th to 7th April during JEMA 2019. Photo: CLG
Seeing master artisans at work in their own studios is to witness their love and natural affinity for their craft up close. That’s nowhere more true than when visiting with master marionnette sculptor Christophe Kiss at his Galerie Ornicar in Rolle.
Surrounded by his creations in various stages of completion and by the materials and tools he uses to craft them, you get the sense there’s nowhere else he’d rather be and that his devotion and delight in bringing them to life really is his raison d’être. Read More
Katharina Vaquero (left) and Katharina Peters, co-owners of So Many Queens concept store/boutique in lovely Perroy village.
Walking into the concept store So Many Queens in the picturesque village of Perroy, you know you’ve arrived in an oasis of quality, beauty and good taste that’s reflected first and foremost in the collection of high-quality fashion and accessories on display as well as in the airy, serene space that houses them.
Co-owners Katharina Vaquero and Katharina Peters nurtured their growing business over many years with dedication, good judgement and no small amount of passion. Here they share with us how they got to where they are, and why you should drop by for a visit …