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Hiking above Lutry

Hiking the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces in Spring

The historic vineyards perched along steep hillsides reaching up from the shores of Lac Léman comprise the historic Terrasses de Lavaux...
Audrey Hepburn Gravesite, Switzerland

In Search of Audrey Hepburn at Tolochenaz

I am not sure what is true, and I still ponder about it many years later: Did I fall in love with the character or the actress who played that character? Audrey Hepburn is...
Hotel Trois Couronnes Vevey - Exterior

Room with a View at Hôtel des Trois Couronnes in Vevey

The Swiss have established a number of hospitality schools along Lake Geneva. In the heart of it all is the Hôtel des Trois Couronnes, a luxury boutique...
Traditional Swiss Paper Cuts Découpage

Traditional Swiss Paper Cuts at the Musée Château-d'Oex

Of all the traditional folk arts, paper or silhouette cutting celebrates Swissness in ways none others manage to achieve...
Rhaetische Bahn Moonlight Trainride

5 Romantic Gifts for Valentine’s Day in Switzerland

"Surpise me!" she might say, striking fear into even the most adoring or brave of men's hearts. And even when a man loves a woman, he doesn't always know...

Venus & Furs by Yann Gross

Swiss photographer Yann Gross is the man behind the camera for this eclectic series. He was commissioned to capture the finalist designers of...

Notes on Swiss Wine - Château Maison Blanche, Yvorne

As the morning sun started tenderly caressing the summer green vineyards of Yvorne, I visited its formidable White House – Chateau Maison Blanche. I had to interrupt its vineyard manager, Mr. Jean-Daniel Suardet, from...
Notes on Swiss Wine - Mondial du Chasselas 2012

Notes on Swiss Wine - Mondial du Chasselas

As we walked into the 12th century Chateau d'Aigle with the official tasting glass in the hand, the winners of 625 wine entries were just being announced...
Notes on Swiss Wine - Mondial du Chasselas 2012

Hear the Gossip at Caribana Festival!

The French speaking region of Switzerland truly comes into its own during the summer months with a plethora of fantastic festivals to choose from. This week, get your dancing shoes on for the 22nd edition of the Caribana Festival...