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  • Being Swiss… on Swiss National Day

    Today is Friday, August 1. Other than the fact that it is Friday, that we can say TGIF, what, might you ask is there to celebrate. Well, two things. First, August 1 is Swiss…

    August 1, 2014
  • The politics of fashion…

    This past Tuesday evening, I realized something important to me. I realized that I am not the only one to whom people raise eyebrows and ask “but why would you base your business in…

    June 6, 2014
  • My favorite Boston beauty boutiques

    As some of you may know, one of my favorite ways of discovering a city and its surroundings is through its beauty boutiques. Not that long ago, I wrote about my favorite New York…

    March 30, 2014
  • How to tell you are in Geneva…

    There are many reasons I love coming back to Geneva, where I just spent three days. Family. Friends. And the inescapable feeling of being home. Still, even though it has been almost 20 years…

    March 22, 2014
  • Paris is always a good idea… (Part 2)

    As I sit here in snowy Georgetown on January 4th, 2014, it seems it was much longer than 48 hours ago that I was still in Paris. I wrote earlier this week about my…

    January 4, 2014
  • Paris is always a good idea… (Part 1)

    A friend recently asked me about my recommendations for his first trip to Paris, and so I spent a day remembering all of the things I love about the City of Light, and looking…

    December 31, 2013
  • On the importance of teatime…

    “A cup of tea would restore my normality.” Douglas Adams It is somewhat of a running joke in my family that my father drinks espresso exclusively, yet embraces the importance of teatime like no…

    December 22, 2013
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