Where to watch football matches in Geneva?

Where to watch live sport in Geneva? Alternative venues

June 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Geneva is such a cosmopolitan city that it’s a great place to watch the football World Cup and there are a variety of venues to suit all tastes.

Where are the best places to watch the games?

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Top Gyms in Geneva

April 03, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Here are our top spots:

The luxury choices;

If you like a gym with more luxurious comforts then the most beautifully designed Gyms in Geneva are;

1. L’Opera Usine in the banking district;

www.usineopera.ch

Popular spinning class and well designed space in the Banking quarter.

2. 12A in Paquis;

www.12a.ch

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Architect designed industrial space with dark wood changing rooms, a relaxation jacuzzi and a 5 star hotel feel with fluffy towels.

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Burger Bonanza!

April 03, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

If you’re looking for a good burger in Geneva this is one type of food where you’re spoilt for choice.

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Afterwork drinks! Rive, Eaux Vives and Rue de Stand

April 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Geneva is a city where you need to know where to go on a certain night. Here’s our latest top places for Afterwork drinks; 1. Soleil Rouge, Rive Fine wines and a lively ambience are assured in this cosy bar near Rive. Always popular, particularly on Thursday nights with many regulars. Friendly service, reasonable prices. Nice tapas and excellent Spanish wines. Cater to private parties at weekends. Ideal for your christmas drinks party. Choose a bottle of wine off the shelves and ask to open it. Also good selection of open wines by the glass. www.soleilrouge.ch 2. L’Arbalete near Rive Local crowd, very popular for after work drinks. More of a quintessentially English style pub with good service, free after work tapas and beers on drafts (including Guinness and Superbock). Nice to sit on the bar and meet people. They also have a wine shop next door where you can pick up some presents on the way home. www.pubarbelete.com 3. L’Atelier Cocktail bar, Eaux Vives Recently opened bar, becoming popular midweek with Eaux Vives emergence as a place to go out. Great cocktails, good buzzy atmosphere and friendly service. Recommended. Rue Henri Blanvalet, Eaux Vives. 4. Nonolet, Stand Excellent location […]

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Just Cook It!

April 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

At 7.20pm on Friday night the phone rang. “You have an order for 8pm, would you mind if I deliver it early?” This was a good start.

At 7.30pm the owner delivered the dinner himself in a branded “Just Cook It” bag. Nicely packaged, it contained individually wrapped ingredients for that evening’s dinner.

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Breakfast meetings

March 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Breakfast meetings are all the rage from London to Mexico City, a more sociable and efficient way to start the day and get things done before getting to the office. In London its almost impossible to get a breakfast table at the best cafes and restaurants in Mayfair and the City such as Cecchoni’s, or the Wolseley. However breakfast meetings are yet to truly become popular in Geneva. A client organised a breakfast meeting at 8.30 at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, arguably the best hotel in town. The welcome at the hotel was a little indifferent, and we were greeted with; “breakfast is only for guests”. Not a great start. After a lengthy discussion and after having pointed out that there were a number of vacant tables, they relented. Preferring an a la carte option rather than the buffet, we ordered cheese omelettes, fruit salad, fresh orange juice with carrot juice (a “special”), cappuchinos and toast. The breakfast is served in the dining room (where they also serve lunch and the bar area). The ambiance is refined and traditional. So how was the food? The omelettes were served oddly with cheese on a side plate rather than melted […]

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Wiine me!

November 14, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Its always nice when boxes arrive on the doorstep. This one was nicely packed with the Wiine Me logo and contained 3 bottles of wine.

Wiine me is a new concept in Switzerland. This is a wine club where you pay a monthly subscription either for a box of 2 wines (39 CHF a month) or 3 wines (59 CHF a month). Their website is nicely presented and easy to use. You can take the subscription for 3 months, 6 months or 12 months, a little like a gym subscription…

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Spa Mont Blanc at Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues

November 04, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Picture the scene of enjoying a relaxing swim, revitalising treatment or a light meal with the spectacular  backdrop of Lake Geneva and the surrounding landscape of Alpine mountains. Well your fantasy is now a reality with the recent opening of the new Spa Mont Blanc at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues. Following a three-year renovation, Spa Mont Blanc is one of Europe’s largest, luxury destination spas. It is located over an impressive three floors of the hotel – the top three floors to be exact, hence the impressive views. Dating from 1834, this historic hotel now houses a world class spa which features an indoor heated infinity edged swimming pool complete with skylights, a vitality pool and loungers from which to enjoy the panoramic views, separate Hammams for men and ladies, a fitness centre filled with state of the art Technogym training equipment and a hair and nail salon which specialises in Shu Uemera products. There are several treatment suites where you can indulge in a vast array of full body treatments and massages.  You can choose to be energized and rejuvenated or feel totally relaxed in this peaceful environment with all massages, body works and facials using East and West […]

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The battle of Les Terrasses

August 05, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

With a hot July and August its a pleasure to see several outdoor bars and terraces open along the lakeside. Les Voiles has recently opened at Geneve Plage. With 600 sq metres of outdoor white sofas, palm trees and decking, this is the place to be in Geneva at the moment and attracts a more sophisticated smart crowd. Open from 6pm every day until the end of August, there is a lively scene most evenings with a DJ and cocktail menu. Prices are from 7 Chf for beer, cocktails around 18 Chf. There are stunning views across the lake from the bar – its an ideal place to watch the sunset and is a fantastic location. When we visited the bar on Saturday night it was full (call to reserve a table). The music was good but would be improved by more speakers and a better sound system and a better layout for the dancefloor (perhaps on part of the beach so you can dance on the sand). The evening started out fairly relaxed but got livelier after 11pm. There is a basic menu for food with burgers/tapas but there is a missed opportunity to have a more sophisticated menu. […]

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Step into Eastside and discover a fresh, new experience in Geneva.

April 28, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Step into Eastside and discover a fresh, new experience in Geneva. Previously housing a shop called ‘Village’ the building at 9 Place des Eaux-Vives has been under construction for quite some time. The boarded up windows exhibited scenes of the New York skyline yet offered no clue as to what lay beneath. The mystery surrounding Eastside sparked up quite a tête-à-tête amongst friends – would it be transformed into a contemporary bar? Perhaps a new hair salon, or even an art gallery? For weeks I avidly tried to find the answer and could find nothing. Then one day, all of a sudden, the boards were taken down, the doors were opened and all was revealed – it turns out Eastside is a rather trendy clothes shop. Now the general consensus is that shopping in Geneva can often be a rather insipid experience. On the one hand you have high-end designer boutiques – an exclusive shopping experience that only the truly privileged can afford – and on the other you have a limited selection of high street stores that are pretty uninspiring and leave a lot to be desired. That is until Eastside burst onto the scene. As you pass through […]

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