Friday, 29 April 2016

Happy 15th Birthday Starbucks Switzerland!

In spring 2001, the first Starbucks in continental Europe opened at Zurich Central. Now Starbucks is represented by 59 coffee houses, two in trains and over 200 self-service units in Switzerland.
 In 1971 Starbucks began with a Coffee House at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, and quickly spread to the United States. 15 years ago, Starbucks opened its the first coffee house in Zurich. 
The three-story store at Central quickly found great approval with the guests and enjoys today great popularity. Due to its central location and proximity to the University and the ETH, Starbucks Coffee House is for students, families and business people alike a place to rest, to meet, to work or just to enjoy a good coffee.
Currently there are 59 coffee houses in Switzerland - a further one in Winterthur will open soon. Besides  Starbucks has been expanding for some time the "Starbucks on the go" concept in many stations. In addition there are now in Switzerland more than 200 self-service units, which make it possible, even on trains, offices, universities, hospitals, etc. to enjoy a hot drink with the same quality.There is a choice of espresso drinks, chai tea latte, hot chocolate and tea.

Andrew Simmonds, Operations director Switzerland, Austria & Netherlands, stresses the importance of the Swiss market for Starbucks 
"Starbucks in Switzerland was from the beginning a success story. And we will  build also in the future continue and continuously from our presence in the market. Our newly planned Coffeehouse in Winterthur as well as the continuos collaboration with strong partners will allow more and more Swiss consumers  to enjoy their favorite drink from Starbucks."

Happy Birthday Starbucks!!!

TAG Heuer is now the Official Timekeeper of the Premier League

Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer is proud to announce that it has been selected as the first ever Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the Premier League.
With two events held simultaneously in Hong Kong and London by the Premier League & TAG Heuer, they announced and sealed their new agreement. 
Twenty teams, all their matches, and the most followed football league in the world, will now be running on TAG Heuer time, both on English pitches and on broadcasts across the globe in 185 countries. 
In Hong Kong, Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and President of the LVMH Group Watch Division, sealed the deal with Tom Greenwood representing the Premier League and Premier League legend Peter Schmeichel around a wheel of Alpine cheese produced by Mr. Biver himself.

TAG Heuer and Premier League in HK
Photo Credit:Yankov Wong

Mr. Biver with Peter Schmeichel

In London, Richard Masters, Managing Director of the Premier League, Rob Diver, Managing Director of TAG Heuer UK, and Mike Riley, General Manager of the League’s referees simultaneously sealed the deal at Café Royal in the heart of the capital, joined by many guests, including Claudio Ranieri.

TAG Heuer and Premier League in London

 Photo credit :2016 David M. Benett

On the field, the fourth official's boards will now be shaped like a TAG Heuer Carrera watch, and will bear the name of the Swiss watch brand.
The referees will be sporting the TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch. During TV broadcasts, the TAG Heuer logo will also appear on screen. 

 Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and Chairman of the LVMH Watch Division, stated:
"Our partnership with the Premier League seals the important and strong involvement in football of TAG Heuer. We are particularly proud and pleased about this partnership, as it will be key in the promotion of our brand and its football activities in Asia and in the whole world.”

“We are very excited about this new partnership with TAG Heuer who will become the Premier League’s first official Time Keeper and Watch. TAG Heuer has a fantastic track record of investing in sport which makes it an excellent fit for the Premier League. 
We are currently witnessing one of the most competitive Premier League seasons ever which has provided a great platform for the League to develop this new partnership.”
 Said Premier League Managing Director, Richard Masters

TOM FORD Summer 2016 Soleil Collection

Enhance your summer complexion! For its new Limited Edition SUMMER 2016 SOLEIL COLLECTION, inspired by the Italian Amalfi Coast, Tom Ford relies on warm colors and soft summer glow. The collection is absolutely amazing! From the luxurious white and gold lacquered packaging to the beautiful hues this collection screams Summer!
 I have totally fallen in love with the bronzing powder and the Ultra-Rich Colour Lipsticks! The bronzing powder is creamy and ultra blendable and gives you a beautiful glow while the Ultra-Rich Lipsticks are very hydrating, highly pigmented and very long lasting, definetely a must-have!
The look is built around a perfect complexion and some play of harmonious colours with pearl effects. The must-haves  of this limited edition makeup collection include two CREAM AND POWDER EYE COLOR gold / bronze and peach / gold and the SOLEIL CONTOURING COMPACT  with a coral blush, an enhancer in Nude and a bronzer. Six new  MOISTURECORE LIP COLOR lipsticks with an hydrating heart which care for lips but also dress them with a touch of color ranging from nude to purple.


For Tom Ford, a perfect summer look starts with a perfect complexion. This Summer
it is beautifully sublimated by the new TOM FORD SKIN
ILLUMINATOR and BRONZING PRIMER. The two hybrid products which combine skincare
and glow effect through a mix of active ingredients and pearl pigments.
 Applied on tanned skin,
 the  IILLUMINATOR gives you very attractive accents. To enhance the glowing effect
 just apply a touch of BRONZING PRIMER beforehand.

Bronzing Primer
Resort to Pleasure

Cheeks are  with the beauty KIT SOLEIL
 in shades from nude to bright pink.
Finely ground pearl pigments play the main role
and allows the light
Get  a subtle tan without the sun with the
 BRONZING POWDER. The Bronzer thanks to its golden pigment leaves skin
beautifully tanned. Just take a small amount with a brush -
first apply on the cheeks, then spread the rest on the forehead, chin and
the nose. Small irregularities are optically balanced, the skin is
sublimated with a golden tan from light to more intense In addition, you can create
additional accents on different parts of the face and body. The
Bronzer is available in three shades, but also two
sizes - in a mini convenient size is perfect for travel.
For even more contours, you can use the
SOLE) - apply a small amount on the cheeks and blend.

Sheer Cheek Duo

Soleil Countoring Compact

Bronzing Powder
Gold Dust


Two innovative duos CREAM AND POWDER EYE COLOR in
Golden Peach and Naked Bronze give a special touch to your eye makeup. The
Eyeshadows 2-in-1 contain a cream and a powder eyeshadow. Applied
separately on the removable lid they guarantees a subtle glow. Thanks to
its creamy texture, the eye shadow gives  you a seducing look  with a very strong hold.
 If you opt for the powder instead of the
eye cream you get a completely different and more intense look!

Cream and Powder Eye Colour
Naked Bronze

Cream and Powder Eye Colour
Golden Age

When it comes about lipsticks this Summer you have the choice between three 
different types, from matte to high gloss: six ULTRA-RICH COLOUR LIP Pencils
 whose colors range from coral (LE MEPRIS and SOLAR
AFFAIR) to Nude and brown hues (REVOLVE AROUND ME and SEX OYSTER)
through more powerful berry shades (APHRODITE and PURPLE NOON)
which gives you matte and intense colors that hold up to six hours.
For a lighter color and subtly shiny effect you can opt for two
LIP COLOR SHEEN lipsticks in coral  (SWEET SPOT) and bright pink

Ultra-Rich Lip Colour
Solair Affair

Sex Oyster

Care and color brilliance under one denominator with the new
pencils MOISTURECORE LIP COLOR in  six shades from classic Nude
and PIPA) through purple (OTRANTO). These multi talented products
 combine two textures: a pink heart made of extracts of passion fruit for a good dose of hydration and an outside one made with extracts of melon, Murumuru butter and color pigments. 
Lips are full of seduction and generously supplied with

Moisturecore Lip Color

Cala di Volpe


After a long day in the sun, let your skin breathe
with the light moisturizer RADIANT MOISTURE SOUFFLE that soothes
stressed skin. Glitter particles reflecting light will give you
a soft glow. Your body deserves the best, too with the
sublime tanned skin with a seductive glow.

Radiant Moisture Soufflé

A "Beach Feeling" complemented to perfection by the scent
of the sensual floral PRIVATE BLEND SOLEIL BLANC. The top notes
of this Eau de Parfum Unisex combine spicy agreements of
cardamom and pink pepper with pistachio and
bergamot. Sensual floral extracts of ylang ylang,
Egyptian jasmine and tuberose give the heart perfume
a sensual intensity. The Eau de Parfum is seducingly rounded off with
 with the resin of benzoin Orpur, a substance
contained in vegetable oil of bitter almonds,
amber, tonka beans and an irresistible coconut milk.

Soleil Blanc Eau de Parfum

Soleil Blanc
Shimmering Body Oil

is available exclusively

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Let's dream about sandy beaches.. those of Croatia!

Let's bring a bit of sunshine in these greys April's days dreaming about some sandy beaches.. and why not plan our next holiday? Did you know that Europe's most beautiful beach is located on Vis in Croatia?The beach Stiniva on the island of Vis has been awarded by the  European Best Destinations organization as  "Best beach in Europe 2016".
 On Vis in central Dalmatia hiding the small, cup-shaped pebbly beach Stiniva between high cliffs and you only get a view of the open sea through a narrow crevice . In addition to the award winning beach Stiniva, in Croatia you can find many other beautiful beaches with crystal clear water. Whether families with children, couples or partygoers - in Croatia, everyone can find a beach to suit their taste.

Here eight beaches  among the most beautiful in Croatia:

# 01 Stiniva - Island Vis: The beach Stiniva on the island of Vis is the secret jewel of Croatia. Located in the southern part of the island, the small beach Vis is connected only by a very narrow gap of about five meters to the open sea, so that yachts can hardly get through. Since there is no road to the bay, you can only access it  through a narrow steep path or with one of the local taxi boats from the bay Rukavac. This hidden by nature and almost hardly accessible beach is the perfect place for unforgettable moments.

# 02 Zlatni Rat - island of Brac: The beach Zlatni Rat is the highlight of the Croatian coast. It is located near Bol on the island of Brac. The long  horn shaped pebble beach extends far out to sea and is therefore known as the "Golden Horn". Due to the ideal wind conditions it is one of the favorite places for surfers of any kind. The crystal clear water and the gravel soil make the beach also a perfect place for snorkeling. Zlatni Rat offers both relaxation on the beach and water activities. The beach is accessible by car or on foot, and during the summer months you can also access it by tourist trains and boats.

# 03 Sakarun - Dugi Otok Island: The beach Sakarun lies in the northern part of the Dalmatian island of Dugi Otok. With its 800-meter-long white sand beach and the turquoise waters it is definitely worth a visit. Because of the shallow water Sakarun is very popular with families, since even small children can easily play in the water. Behind the beach there is a pine forest giving a pleasant shade in summer. The beach restaurants are renowned for their local cuisine and the adjoining cocktail bars round out the culinary offerings perfectly. In the evening it is worth to taste the fine specialties in the local gourmet hotspots.

# 04 Vela plaža, Baska - Krk Island: The island of Krk is one of the most popular destination in the Kvarner Bay. Scenic places, pebble beaches, natural bays and colorful landscapes characterize the island of Krk. The town of Baska is located on the southern coast of the island and is known for its beach Vela Plaza. Due to the high water quality and cleanliness of the beach it has been awarded with the Blue Flag. The almost two-kilometer-long beach Vela Plaza is one of the favorite places for families and children and is surrounded by bars with music, restaurants and places to relax. Sports lovers will enjoy pedal boat, beach volleyball, water slides and many other activities.

# 05 Lubenice - Cres: The highlight of the island of Cres is this hidden beach, which is located below the village odfLubenice. The views from the steep cliff to the white pebble beach seems like one from a picture book and can be reached only on foot or by boat. The beach is a hidden gem that only a few people know. A perfect place to enjoy nature,  to relax and to get away from the bustle of the world.

# 06 Rajska plaža, Lopar – Island Rab : The beach Rajska on the island of Rab is literally a "paradise beach". It covers approximately two kilometers and is located in Lopar, the northern part of the island. The sandy beach, crystal clear water, the green headlands and high-quality offer for turist are among the reasons why it was awarded the Blue Flag. Especially families with children will love the sand, the shallow waters and the water slides. Fine local food cafes, restaurants and bars provide a good gastronomic offer.

# 07 Saplunara - Mljet Island: The island of Mljet is a true gem among the pristine natural landscapes of Croatia. The beach Saplunara is located on the eastern tip of the island. It covers approximately one kilometer and is surrounded by dense pine wood. There are no restaurants or hotels, but some local hotspots offer typical Croatian food, offering meat and grilled fish dishes. Saplunara is easily accessible by taxi or bus from Sobra. The beach is ideal for travelers who are looking for rest and relaxation. Sports fans can rent canoes, snorkeling, kayaking or explore the island by bike or on a hike.

# 08 Kraljičina Plaža - Nin: Known as Kraljičina Plaža or as "Queens beach" this sandy beach is located in Nin on the Dalmatian coast. The beach with views of the mountains, with its shallow water, the sandbanks and the warm temperatures is ideal for families with children. Sports such as beach volleyball, kiting, wind-surfing and badminton can be played everywhere on the beach. There are many bars and restaurants along the beach. Visitors come to Nin, to get away from traffic and crowds to enjoy the untouched nature. Therefore, it is no surprise that Nin is one of Europe's most romantic destinations.

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Inspired in Bali, tailored in Italy: YPNOSIA

YPNOSIA brings together century old craftsmanship of Balinese ikat with the elegance and care for details of Italian Alta Sartoria. The ikat fabrics for the collection have been produced in small, family-run, weaving mills with no child labour involved.
The founders of YPNOSIA, live in Zurich and have Italian, Indonesian and Swiss roots. Bali’s unique atmosphere as well as the hypnotic patterns and colours of ikat fabrics (“Endek” in Balinese) inspired them to create the YPNOSIA-Collection.
The very labour-intensive ikat technique of resist dyeing was exported to Europe in the 18th century to produce so-called Chiné silk. What makes ikat special is the dying process. The weft is dyed by hand in a very complicated and lengthy process, in which it is tied and retied in prearranged patterns and dyed several times prior to weaving. Most of the resulting patterns have been influenced by dreams and spiritual connections with the gods, and they have been handed down over generations. Due to the manual dying process the typical ikat patterns are blurred and therefore attract the viewer’s eye hypnotically. Hence the label’s name: YPNOSIA an invitation to Bali’s fascinating and mysterious world of dreams.
Each dress of the YPNOSIA collection has been tailored in one of the very few couture ateliers in Northern Italy, where the cut and the entire finishing are still handmade according to the traditional quality standards of the Italian Alta Sartoria. The attention to detail shows also in the leather belt covered in fabric, manually produced by an Italian bag maker, and in the large mother of pearl button shaped like a frangipani.


Holbeinstrasse 31
8008 Zürich-Seefeld

Transitional weather kinda look!

As mentioned on one of my last posts I have fallen in love with these 7/8 lenght pants from H&M so you saw them in black in the post with the green long cardigan and you seeing them here in this khaki shade which I also love.
 This post is kinda a transitional weather kinda post, see that one day it feels like Spring and the next is back to Winter getting dressed in the morning it is getting kinda challenging. Not yet time to wear pastels shades or too bright colours as by the afternoon it could be storming! For this reason 7/8 lenght pants are great as thanks to the shorter lenght you feel like you are making a first step into Spring but still without showing too much skin in case the weather decides to make a turn for the worst. I kept the shades in the tones of khaky and green with a H&M  floral top which brightens up the whole look. The light long bomber jacket keeps you covered in style and if the sun comes out just take it off and pop it in your bag, as it is so light!
These booties from Fendi and a Vintage Chanel bag complete my look!
How do you dress for transitional weather?



Top: H&M
Pants: H&M
Shoes: FENDI

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Uriage Xémose cares for very dry skin

If you have very dry skin, also prone to allergic reactions you know how difficult is to find skincare products which are good for you. Well, Uriage brings you 20 years of Expertise Dermocosmetics provides care for dry/ very dry skin prone to hypersensitivity and allergic reactions.
Uriage has added a new reference to irs Xémose range with the new patented Chronoxine. Chronoxine goes to act on lipids and restores and reinforce durably the skin barrier as well as soothing irritations of even the driest skin.
All products have been formulated according to new technologies and from the last patented discovery of Laboratoires Dermatologiques d'Uriage.
The range includes a Soothing Cleansing Oil, Xémose Emollient Milk, Xémose Cream, Xémose Cerat, Xémose Gentle Cleansing Syndet and Xémose Moisturizing Lipstick.
Here some of the products of the range in more detail:

Gentle Cleansing Syndet
with Uriage Thermal Water

This gel-cream cleanser, not only cleanses but also replenishes lipids and soothes. It is especially formulated for very dry skin and it is soap and fragrance free. Thanks to the Cerasterol-2F skin barrier is restored and protected.
It soothes itching and brings a long-lasting comfort.
It can be used on face and body and also on babies and children.

Moisturizing Lipstick

This moisturizing lipstick enriched with Shea Butter hydrates lips as well as repairing and protecting them from external aggressions. It is fragrance free and Hypoallergenic.


This emollient milk cointaning three patented complexes hydrates and protects, while reducing peaks of dryness. It soothes the feeling of skin tightness and discomfort.
It soothes itching sensation and prevent the recurrence of irritations.
It is quickly absorbed as well as giving a pleasant sensation.
It can be uses on face/ body and on babies and children.

is available now
in Pharmacies

Mother's Day at LUSH

Mother's day is coming up be precise Sunday, 8th May 2016 and so it is time to show your mum some love! What is best than to give our hard-working mums some me time? Some relaxation time? I think your mum will appreciate it so much. Of course flowers and chocolates are always appreciated but believe me a busy mum will love some me time and perhaps this the best gift you can give her.
Let her enjoy some me time with a relaxing bath and she will feel like a new person! Lush is coming to our rescue as usual with some great gifts ideas to let her do just that, so your mum can be a Yummy Mummy!


This shower gel is packed with Fair Trade organic cocoa butter and tonka absolute and feel gorgeous in the shower. Your mum will be a true Yummy Mummy after showering with this glorious sweet blend of Brazilian orange and geranium oils. The luxurious essential oils cointaned hydrate and soften skin as well as leaving a delicate scent.


This funny bubble bar will fill your mum's tube with fragrant foam. Crumble it up under running water in the bath and be ready to relax in a bath of fluffy bubble. Geranium and peppermint oils create a balancing and uplifting atmsophere.


This soap with a luxurious blend of dove orchid, organic silken tofu, sweet syrupy coconut blossom nectar and a floral marigold infusion has an energetic personality but also soothing and softening properties thanks to the exotic flowers and tropical oils.


This beautiful rose bombshell releases luxurious yellow rose petals and mineral-rich sea salt. Let your trouble float away with the intoxicating perfum of rose absolute, rose oil and Sicilian lemon for a truly luxurious bathing experience.


This wrapped gift is the perfect full-body indulgence for your mum.
Let her create pure moments of bliss with the Yummy Mummy Shower Gel, the Ro's Argan Body Conditioner, the Rub Rub Rub Body Scrub and the mattifying Magical Moringa Facial Moisturizer.


Give your mum a well deserved treat with this MUM gift.
She will be able to relax and enjoy some wonderful baths with a great mix of bath bombs.

Mother's Day products
available now at 
Lush stores
and on

Paco Rabanne takes us to the City of Angels with BLACK X.S L.A

Paco Rabanne presents its new fragrance  Black XS L. A. with a distinctive character and its many contrasting accords represent perfectly the versatility and rock'n'roll of the City of Angels. Black XS L.A. Limited Edition  for her and for him go on sale on May 1st, 2016 exclusively at Import Parfumerie.

BLACK XS L.A. for her 

This new limited edition has a strong and sensual base: delicious vanilla, mesmerizing amber and land wood.
 Black XS for L.A. has a tender heart
tender, where the famous rose hellebore and exotic orchid meet
 the exoticism and the intoxicating rum funds. On the surface, a delicate coconut water, bright cranberries, bitter orange with thick bark in opposition with the tenderness of
tamarind leaf. 
The miraculous agreement of the opposite, the marriage of love and rock,
that is its  character.

BLACK XS L.A. for him

Imagine the alter ego of this union between delicate and rock'n'roll. Black XS L.A. for him
has a crystalline mineral background softened by a cinnamon heart. In the head notes,
Florida oranges offers an energetic and tonic start - a
inflection of clary sage brings sensuality and density to the agreement. A fragrance that plays its
complexities, with its mineral and solar freshness and deeply masculin textures.

available from May 1st 2016
at Import Parfumerie