La Noyère spring market


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Atelier 9: A tale of pluck, luck, timing & talent

Starting a new, storefront business is risky at the best of times. But when the opportunity arose in the Autumn of 2020, with a global pandemic and lockdowns underway, it took a special leap of faith to even consider it. 

The Extraordinary Ordinary Life – Art Exhibition by Yvonne Morell

TALENTED Rolle-based artist and teacher Yvonne Morell brings everyday events and characters to life with wit, exuberance, and a keen eye for human expression and emotion. 

Her townscapes are filled with charm, portraits of women exude an insouciance and whimsy, everyday objects burst with seemingly incompatible pattern, and floral arrangements have an energy — or tranquility — all their own.

Actor Geneva Holloman is Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

THE Geneva English Drama Society (GEDS) brings Truman Capote’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” to the Théâtre de Terre-Sainte in Coppet from 20-24th November. In the role of Holly Golightly actor Geneva Holloman brings the necessary training with a degree in theatre arts and success in an award-winning acting ensemble. But […]

Creative Journeys: Q&A with singer-songwriter-musician Matt Mathews

GENEVA-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matt Mathews has played on stage and in clubs across Switzerland and Europe with the groups “Exphase” and “The Exciters”. His first solo album “Promised Land”, released in May 2016, received extensive air play on Radio Swiss Pop, Rete3, Radio Chablais, TVM3 and Leman […]

Creative Journeys: Q&A Interview with Fashion Designer Ly-Ling Vilaysane

AWARD-WINNING Swiss designer Ly-Ling Vilaysane established her fashion brand “aéthérée” in 2006. At her St Gallen atelier she creates timeless, modern clothes for everyday wear with an emphasis on quality materials and attention to detail. In this Q&A interview she shares with us what’s important to her in life. […]

Creative Journeys: A Q&A Interview with Artist and Teacher Yvonne Morell

THE characters and themes brought to vibrant, colorful life in artist Yvonne Morell’s artworks are familiar and yet strikingly original. Her depictions cast a fresh light on everyday occurrences, habits and objects with an engaging warmth, wit and humanity. In this interview she tells us what inspires her in life […]

The Swiss Romandy’s premier Arts & Crafts Fair — UNIcréa — brings creativity to the forefront at the Château de Morges from 4-7 May

IF IT’S spring it’s time again for the creative extravaganza that is the UNIcréa Arts & Crafts Salon, which twice annually brings together more than 100 artisans ‘handpicked’ for their originality, passion and talent by UNIcréa founder and director Céline Dreveton. I spoke with Céline last autumn (Meet Céline Dreveton: Artisan, […]

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On the path of the artisans of Carouge during Les Journées des Métiers d’Art

THE recent Journées des Métiers d’Art (JEMA) gave the public a unique opportunity to visit the ateliers of the talented artisans of the Swiss Romandy and to go behind the scenes to witness the skill and craftsmanship required to design, create and maintain articles of beauty, originality and longevity. The municipality of Carouge owes […]

Artisans “aim for the moon” at Salon UNIcréa at the Château de Morges + my top picks

MORE than 100 talented artisans (see my top picks below) are gathering this weekend at the majestic Château de Morges for the 21st edition of Salon UNIcréa, dedicated to art, decoration and fashion. This year’s theme, “aim for the moon” guarantees originality along with the usual abundance of creative innovation, imagination, […]

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Artist Marion Jiranek at the Palettes Carougeoise from 4 to 13 March 2016

I WAS delighted to see that one of my favourite artist/illustrators Marion Jiranek will be participating in the 80th edition of the Palettes Carougeoise, an annual collective art exhibition at the Place du Théâtre in Carouge, from Friday, 4 to Sunday, 13 March 2016. Marion’s beautiful aquarelle and ink sketches of cats and […]


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