Open call to young designers on the art of eyewear

GENEVA – Up to six young designers with a keen knack for art and eyewear might receive €3,000, as part of the so-called O-Six for Art grant. The money comes from the family-owned Italian Thema Optical company, which produces high-end eyewear.

Geneva to fund your photography project

GENEVA, Switzerland – The city of Geneva is offering a CHF25,000 grant to proven photojournalists/documentarists or photography artists interested in pursuing a photo project in Switzerland or abroad.

Best Christmas Markets around Lake Geneva

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Get in the holiday spirit with mulled wine, crafts fairs, Santa Claus and… Christmas markets. Here’s a non-exhaustive list with some of the most popular, or well-known Christmas markets and other celebrations around Lake Geneva

List of Flea Markets, Brocantes, Vintage Clothing Sales around Lake Geneva

Updated on 22 October 2016. GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Welcome to my ever-evolving list of flea and swap markets, garage, trunk, vintage and church sales, trocs, vide greniers and brocantes in the Lake Geneva region. Special thanks to Christine Senti Mari Santa Cruz who contributes to this listing on a regular basis.

Looking for a Halloween Costume? Here’s where in Geneva, Lausanne and France

GENEVA, LAUSANNE – If you are still looking for a Halloween outfit, it is not too late. Long gone are the days when finding Halloween items was difficult. As always, thrift stores offer off-the-wall alternatives and nowadays supermarkets also carry a great selection. Here below, find my updated list of other specialty stores. Now, kiddies… trick…

Free French lessons in Geneva parks

GENEVA, Switzerland – The city of Geneva is offering free French lessons for novices brave enough to venture outside during these hot, summer days.