Tuesday 30 June 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey is now available in DVD and Blu-ray!

The highly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book Fifty Shades of Grey has rapidly become a global phenomenon.
The "Fifty Shades" trilogy has been translated in over 50 languages since its release and sold more than 90 milion copies, making it one of the fastest selling book series of all times.
Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.
The life of literarure student Anastasia Steele changes forever when she meets handsome but tormented billionaire Christian Grey..

is available now

Monday 29 June 2015

Vote for Ticino as your favourite Canton in the Toblerone's Canton choice!

Join now the Toblerone's Canton choice!
Vote for your favourite Swiss Canton and win some great prizes by visiting: www.toblerone-canton.ch and also my instagram page: my_sweetvalentine
You can win:

One of three weekends in Lugano, in the 5-star Hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo for four persons. Here you can discover the most beautiful parts of Switzerland in miniature on a visit of Swissminiatur.
In addition, you can win one of 50 Toblerone backpacks from Fjällräven - perfect to discover the most beautiful parts of Switzerland while hiking!
And of course, Toblerone is giving away your favorite chocolate: With a little luck you will win a handmade 4.5 kilo jumbo Toblerone in the exclusive, limited-edition canton.
Entries close on July 26th 2015

I am proudly representing my Canton of origin Ticino  as you may already have seen on my Instagram. I have asked you to participate in telling me what you like about Ticino and also to share pictures under #TobleroneTicino.
Well, thank you all for taking part and giving me feedback, ideas and inputs to support Ticino you were really helpful!

Ticino as proudly described on Ticino Tourism web page is often referred as "Switzerland's Sunny South with a Meditterean Flair" and it really has something to please everyone! From mountains to lakes in Ticino the clima is always mild and the sun is always shining, at least in our hearts it is!
There is so much choice on places to see and things to do you will be never bored! Whether you are a family a couple, or friends travelling here you will be sure to find the place and the activities to suit your needs.
Nature, relaxation , shopping, culture ..Ticino has really a lot to offer.  If you love nightlife Ticino in Summer is pretty lively with its many music festival such as Moon and Stars, Estival Jazz and the famous Locarno Film Festival in August.

Some of the photos are taken from www.ticino.ch

A Day in Lugano

Lugano the largest town in Ticino is also my hometown and came up in your comments as one of your favourite places to visit in Ticino.
I would suggest starting taking a trip to Monte San Salvatore or Monte Brè in order to have a great view of the city from above. Then take a walk in the beautiful Parco Ciani to relax, sunbathe and admire the wondertful sub-tropical plants and flowers and then why not take a walk lakeside while enjoying an ice-cream?
Then I would venture in Lugano's old town centre and enjoy a bit of shopping in the famous Via Nassa  where local boutiques meet the best Italian designers.
After all the shopping and sight-seeing you will be ready for an aperitif in one of the many bars of the Piazza Riforma and just watch the world go by.
Of course culture is not left forgotten as the new LAC is there to be explored as well as the many city-museum exhibitions.  Summer nights in Lugano also mean good music with the many events of its Long Lake Festival and of course Estival Jazz.
Come and visit this beautiful city and enjoy its beauty!

and vote for your favourite Swiss Canton

Tennis superstar Ana Ivanovic is the new beauty ambassador for Shiseido WetForce suncare system

Shiseido is pleased to announce that Ana Ivanovic will be the beauty ambassador for Shiseido WetForce suncare system
A leading figure in women’s tennis and the first brand in the world to launch UVA protection in 1986 the partnership between Ana and SHISEIDO embodies a mutual dedication to expertise and craftsmanship. Bringing to life these shared values, SHISEIDO is proud to work with an equal, a woman who understands the richness of ritual and who continuously strives to find the highest performance level she can, overcoming new challenges and discovering new ways to innovate in her field.

Ana Ivanovic

“Ana Ivanovic is known for overcoming the odds on her road to success and for her refreshingly relatable personality,” says Yoshiaki Okabe, General Manager and International Brand Director for SHISEIDO’s Global Business Division. 

“With WetForce, SHISEIDO has also overcome substantial odds and has created a new kind of relationship between sunscreen and water. As a company SHISEIDO exists to help women achieve and protect their own beauty. The partnership between Ana and SHISEIDO symbolizes a mutual dedication to skill, tenacity, innovation, education and reaching for higher levels of performance at every opportunity.”

“I have always loved the SHISEIDO brand and I am truly honored to become an ambassador and join such a well-respected, technologically pioneering global brand. I hope I can inspire other women toward greater confidence and raise awareness about sun protection and SHISEIDO’s unique innovations.”
Ana Ivanovic on becoming the beauty ambassador for SHISEIDO WetForce Sun Protection.

Ana Ivanovic

Photos courtesy of Adidas

Thursday 25 June 2015

NARCISO the new Eau de Toilette by Narciso Rodriguez is here!

Narciso Rodriguez presents a new interpretation of his latest perfume: NARCISO Eau de Toilette, a new alchemy around the seduction and the power of attraction.

Both NARCISO fragrances embrace the extremes of seduction, albeit in different ways. With the eau de toilette, the idea was to further explore the mercurial nature of attraction.
Narciso Rodriguez

While the Eau de Parfum NARCISO water offers an ambivalence between strength and fragility, NARCISO Eau de Toilette dares more with an upfront sensuality and displays a more compelling seduction.

 "Both facets of NARCISO  reflect perfectly this duality peculiar to femininity which is at the heart of all my creations, in fashion and in perfumes. "
Narciso Rodriguez

With NARCISO Eau de Toilette, the designer from N.Y. offers a new interpretation of the feminine power of attraction, more direct and exciting, perfectly embodied by Raquel Zimmermann. In this new portrait, the look of the supermodel address an unequivocal invitation ...

For the fragrance, the perfumer Aurélien Guichard has worked to translate this new facet of the power of attraction of an even more captivating way through a brighter and addictive composition.
 A bright bouquet of white peonies and Bulgarian rosesnow flourishes in the heart of the signature musk, which for the Eau de Toilette is crystalline and sensual.
To enhance the irresistible musky floral feel of NARCISO Eau de Toilette, the perfumer has associated it with a  sensual woody base that combines the sophisticated elegance of vetiver, the purity of white cedar from Virginia and the depth of black Atlas cedar.

NARCISO has quickly become one of my favourite fragrances for Summer, so sensual and sophisticated it surely is a pleasure to wear. I also love the gorgeous and sleek black bottle, so chic, It looks great on my dressing room table and it is certainly an eye-catcher everytime I take it out of my handbag.
The Edt is available as 30 ml and 90 ml.

Eau de Toilette
is available
 from June 2015

Davidoff has unveiled a new masterpiece from his Humidor Collection: "Cave de Paille Season II" at Art Basel

Davidoff has unveiled the second edition of his humidor Collection "Cave de Paille" at Art Basel. 
In collaboration with the Parisian artist Lison de Caunes the three-piece  Humidor Collection   in the traditional technique of Marqueterie de Paille. 
It embodies Davidoff appreciation for materials ans for creativity, authenticity and luxury. 
These masterpieces opens new dimensions for Davidoff and shows a craft that requires a high degree of precision, imagination and patience, and thus reflect the essential qualities of the Davidoff Accessories  arts and crafts combined with technical competence for highest cigar enjoyment.
The three-piece new Davidoff Collection is  inspired by the time cycles of nature. As the tobacco leaf for cigar, Lison de Caunes is from the outset  the artistic director of this Humidor collection in the centre, from the choice of the shape on the design of the collection to the creation of pattern.
Also this unique Humidor shows a decisive moment in the life cycle of a Davidoff cigar. From the concept to completion it took Lison de Caunes 15 months to create the Humidor "Season II" with its unusual patterns. Cigars inspired, it remind the pattern of dry straw bundle. Lison de Caunes processed  approximately 1,000 sun-dried straws and colored them in a specific color. Each of the selected straw is colored, open, flattened, glued and cut. In 15 months of work Lison ensures that the  pieces are ready and beautifully prepared for its later owners.

Launch and Availability

The first Humidor of  the collection - "Season I" - was unveiled at Art Basel in Hong Kong.
Only ten of these masterpieces are available from March 2015 at Davidoff Flagship Stores in the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Europe and Asia.
The second Humidor of the collection - "Season II" - has now been launched at Art Basel in Basel.
The Humidor is available from June 2015 as  Limited Edition exclusively at  Davidoff Flagship Stores in USA, Europe and Asia.
The third and final piece of the collection will be revealed at  Art Basel in Miami Beach.

Monday 22 June 2015

Hello Summer with the Clarisonic Nautical Collection!

With the summer "Nautical" collection Clarisonic offers its MIA 2 in trendy summer colours.
Thanks to the sonic cleaning, the skin is gently freed of all impurities, sebum and make-up residues to provide softness and freshness.
The limited edition is available in three colors: Faded Rose, Sunwashed Peach and Bleached Denim. They will put you in a good mood and you will be ready for a trendy summer!

Faded Rose

Sunwashed Peach

Bleached Denim

"Nautical Collection"
is available exclusively at

Il Tavolo : "Zürich bei Tisch" is back from June 24th to June 28th 2015

After last year successful edition which saw 3000 people visiting Il Tavolo, the Food Festival invites you for the fourth consecutive year to to experience Zurich's fine dining and  this year's participating chefs.
Gate Gourmet at the Zurich airport, the host  hotels and  Zurich Engrosmarkt  will be spoiling again culinary enthusiasts.
From Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2015 there will be only one word:  feast, feast , feast !

To kick off the five-day food festival il Tavolo invites you this week  to the opening night : Gate Gourmet with 14 cooking stations as well as 14 culinary destinations, be ready for departure in the culinary sky!
This unique First Class Kitchen Party takes place in the largest kitchen in Switzerland! "Maitre de cabine" of the evening, Director Culinary Excellence Oliver Fischer from Gate Gourmet will be hosting along with  the chefs of the hosts hotels Frank Widmer from Park Hyatt  Zürich, Ingo Kühn and Patrick Hetz from The Dolder Grand, Fredi Nussbaum from Storchen Zürich, Tino Staub and Kay Schultz from Widder Hotel and Maurice Marro and Olivier Rais from Baur au Lac as well as Rebecca Clopath  ambassador of Max Havelaar and head cook at Mysterium  and Andrea Werth, Marmite Youngster  will prepare a real feast and thanks to the open cooking stations they will give "passengers" a glimpse behind the scenes.
They will also be supported by the Swiss Taste of Switzerland Host Chefs : Antonio Colaianni from Restaurant Mesa, Andreas Schwab from Restaurant Tentazioni, Enzo Andreatta from Restaurant Da Enzo and Rolf Hiltl from Restaurant Hiltl.
The guests of the evening will have the possibility to move from station to station and  enjoy the world creations of the Master Chefs.

Date: 24. June 2015 -  from 19.00  Opening Night
Gate Gourmet, Borddienststrasse, 8058 Zürich Airport

Following VIPs are awaited for the Opening Night:

Luisa Rossi - Stylist
Monika Schärer - Presenter
Kurt Aeschbacher - Presenter
Marco Fritsche - Presenter
Anna Kaenzig - Singer
Claudio Zuccolini - Comedian
Zoe Torinesi - Presenter
Meta Hildebrand - TV Chef
Mirjam Jaeger - Ski Freestyler & Model
Rafael Beutl - Ex–Bachelor

Der Rasende Koch

Date: 25th June 2015 - from 19h
Where : at all Host Hotels  - Baur au Lac, Park Hyatt Zürich, Storchen Zürich, The Dolder Grand, Widder Hotel

No Limits Night

Date : 26th June 2015 - from 19h
Where: at all Host Hotels - Baur au Lac, Park Hyatt Zürich, Storchen Zürich, The Dolder Grand, Widder Hotel

il Mercato Lunch

Date: 27th June 2015 - 12h
Where : Zürcher Engrosmarkt, Aargauerstrasse 1, 8048 Zürich

il Mercato Dinner - Closing Night
Date: 27th June 2015 - 19h
Where : Zürcher Engrosmarkt, Aargauerstrasse 1, 8048 Zürich

Family Brunch

Date: 28th June 2015 - 10h
Where: Zürcher Engrosmarkt, Aargauerstrasse 1, 8048 Zürich

For more info and tickets visit:

Sunday 21 June 2015

Say Style, Speak EIMI

The world speaks EIMI. The language of individuality. Everyday we are inundated with a  flow of inspiring images. From New York to New Delhi cultures and lifestyles influence our individual style. It's no longer about following trends. The point is to express yourself.
With this in mind Wella developed the new styling range EIMI which goes to replace the Wella Professionals Styling line. This new line counts many innovations and cult products which have visionary design all with improved formulations and breezy beauty fragrances. 25 Styling heroes for individualists who want to express their identity.
Authentic, original and creative.

Make your style and show who you are.
Whether  you want wild textures, incredible shine, stunning volume or a smooth glossy finish the  Eimi  products are as individual as each of us.

Say Style Speak EIMI

It is easy to find the right products as they are divided for hold level and categories such as: hairspray, shine, texture, smooth and volume.

Try me I am EIMI

Five highlights products from the EIMI range:

  • DRY ME : the dry shampoo with tapioca refreshes the hair and gets rid of excess grease. For looks with volume and manageable matt texture.

  • PERFECT ME: the light  beauty lotion ( BB Cream) adds shine and moisture while providing heat protection and taming flyaway hair,  for a natural smooth look.

  • SUGAR LIFT: the rich flexible spray with sugar crystals gives the hair volume, shine and a grippy texture

  • EXTRA VOLUME: The mouse provides magnificent volume with strong hold and it is incredibly easy to distribute in the hair also because all Eimi foams have a new formulation with improved consistency.

  • STAY STYLED: this  strong but manageable hairspray  allows to create any style. It protects the hair from external influences such as moisture, UV rays and heat. All Eimi sprays have a new, light and airy scent.

EIMI Styling Sprays
are available
 at your Wella Salon

to find your nearest Wella Salon visit:

Ungaro Fruit d' Amour Collection

From childhood fairytales  to the discovery of gravity, the apple has influenced the world as we know it.
This fruit has always had a symbolic meaning in the myths and legends. Although this symbolism has evolved over time the apple has a common meaning in many cultures and has become the fruit of love.
From this iconin fruit comes the inspiration for the new fragrance collection by Ungaro.

Fruit d'Amour Green

a bright floral scent, enlivened by crisp accents of freshness, which expresses joy, exuberance and brightness.
the sparkling full of joy notes of the  orange and mandarin are reflected in the  bright tones of the green apple.
The brilliant transparency of jasmine flowers sparkles on a soft blanket of white peaches while
a sweet  veil of  white musk completes the fragrance gently softened by the delicate union of sandalwood and amber wood.

Fruit d'Amour Gold

the scent is feminine oriental, floral and chypre. It opens with fresh accords of bergamot and black currant. Special charm is provided by the heart of orange blossom, violet and iris, laid on the base of patchouli and vanilla.

Fruit d'Amour Pink

Developed by perfumer Philippe Romano, Fruit d'Amour Pink opens with top accords of yuzu, apple and blackberry gelatin. The heart is composed of rose and peony that give the scent a romantic character. The base includes sandalwood, cedar and musk.

Fruit d'Amour Collection
is available now