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Victorinox Alox Limited Edition 2019

Victorinox Alox Limited Edition 2019

Victorinox pursuits its path of creativity and innovation. In 2019, the Swiss company is launching a new limited edition to the Alox series. It is the fifth consecutive year in which Victorinox extends the range of Alox, this time with a Champagne-gold scales. The new trio is: The small Classic 58mm Midsized Cadet 84mm Large Pioneer 94mm The champagne-gold-hued Alox scales characterize this year’s collection. Stamped from aluminium, embossed and wrapped in a corrosive-resistant anodized oxide coating, they are as striking as they are durable. Indeed, when we talk about Alox scales, it is a true commitment to durability, strength and engineering. The anodic oxidation process creates an additional protective layer to prevent damage and corrosion. The Alox series is music to Victorinox fans ears. It became a true iconic line over the years and it is now an annual appointment with the fans. From a functionality point of view,…

Swiss Blog #1: A Renversé Is Not A Coffee With Milk

Swiss Blog #1: A Renversé Is Not A Coffee With Milk

Our first blog post about Swiss specificities is dedicated to the Renversé! In Switzerland you do not say a Coffee with Milk, you say a Renversé… but be careful. It is not really the same thing! The name of Coffee varies a lot from one country to another and even sometimes from one region to another. However, if we compare the name given to coffee with milk in the adjacent regions of French-speaking Switzerland, we quickly see that the renversé (overthrown) finds no origin in our nearest neighbors. German-speaking Switzerland: Schale France: Café au lait Italy: Caffè latte Germany: Milchkaffee Autriche: Kaffee Melange or Kaffee Verkerhrt Netherlands: Koffie verkeerd Actually Verkehrt (herum) means reverse, upside-down in several languages. We do not really know why the term renversé was imported to Switzerland but we know more or less when. The first written proof of the usage of renversé in Switzerland seems to…

The Very Best of Vaudois Wine at Lausanne Palace – Every Monday!

The Very Best of Vaudois Wine at Lausanne Palace – Every Monday!

The Office des Vins Vaudois have the pleasure to invite you to an exceptional journey in which you will be able to taste and discover the best Grands Crus of the Vaud region. Exceptional wines that can be tasted only in exceptional places and in Lausanne only one place would honor this exceptional experience: The Lausanne Palace and Spa. During one month, you will be able to be charmed by the enchanting power and richness of Vaudois wines. It will give you a taste of the Christmas magic. Every Monday, discover 2 Grands Crus from Vaud and enjoy a relaxing start of the week. Monday 21st of November 2016 – Château La Bâtie 1er Grand Cru – Vinzel, Cave de la Côte – Château de Montagny 1er Grand Cru Villette, J. & M. Dizerens Monday 28th of November 2016 – Château de Châtagneréaz 1er Grand Cru, Mont-sur-Rolle – Les Roches Plates 1er Grand…

Victorinox Fall Winter Fashion Collection, Modern Craft story.

Victorinox Fall Winter Fashion Collection, Modern Craft story.

What is surprising with Swiss Ingenuity is the large numbers of possibilities. Victorinox is the proud ambassador of such philosophy and the Swiss manufacturer has season after season innovated in the fashion industry. They propose a modern and clever fashion, crafted for outdoor and daily adventures. Here is our review of the new Fall-Winter collection by Victorinox. It is our Swiss Blog of the month. This is how Victorinox describes the new collection: “In the new-season collection from Victorinox, we embrace craftsmanship, celebrating artisanal skills and enjoying innovative textiles in apparel and accessories designed for endurance. The pieces in the new collection showcase the company’s trademark Swiss quilting in unexpected ways. Another key element in the collection is Damascus steel – the patterned metal giving a blade an interesting and artisanal look. Its distinctive markings are made using a handcrafting technique dating back to medieval times.” What we can say…

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Video: when Swiss Tradition meets Pop Music, by La Cote International School

Video: when Swiss Tradition meets Pop Music, by La Cote International School

Switzerland is full of contrasts where traditions meet modernity. This week, the students of the prestigious La Cote International School created a surprising act in one of Switzerland shopping malls. By partnering with a traditional Swiss men’s choir they performed a flash mob allying Swiss traditions and French Pop. The video is quite interesting as we can see the 2 worlds collision and a very interesting synergy. In the spirit of a flashmob, The students from La Cote International school and the Swiss Choir of Candy interpreted the French pop song “L’avenir” by Louane. The act took place at the Centre Commercial Manor Chavannes. This is our Swiss blog of the month. Swiss traditions are stronger than never In this video we see one of the strong traditions in the Swiss region of Gruyere: the Traditional Choirs also called “Choeur des Armaillis de la Gruyère”. This tradition of male choirs started…

The Swiss Chocolate Industry, key figures.

The Swiss Chocolate Industry, key figures.

Here are the Swiss chocolate industry key figures. Less chocolate was sold in Switzerland in 2014 as compared with the previous year. In addition, consumers turned more and more to imported products. Sales of Swiss chocolate fell appreciably in the two most important export markets.

Friday Chronicle #10:  Casino Royal – How France is selling the country away.

Friday Chronicle #10: Casino Royal – How France is selling the country away.

Money makes the world turn around. Money goes, money comes and when you have a lot, you can do a lot. We tend to say that money does not bring happiness but frankly, it helps. And when you are desperate seeking money, you would be tempted to accept any proposition, including the indecent ones (sometimes). It is a sensitive situation for any person, but imagine that at a country level! In this Friday Chronicle, check how France is getting rid of its historical, cultural and lifestyle heritage. Welcome to Casino Royal. France is like a black jack table for foreigners. Play it well and you can win a lot The country is not going on well and it does not seem to get better. Since the 2008 crisis, the number of foreign buyers of luxury real estate increases by 0.7% in France every year. This capital change happened because of…

The Blick Girl, the myth of the girl-next-door.

The Blick Girl, the myth of the girl-next-door.

Blick is a german-language daily newspaper in Switzerland. It is published in Zürich since 1959 by the communication group Ringier. And one of the most popular section in the newspaper is the famous “Seite-1-Girl“, the Girl first page! In deed, it is one of the characteristics of the newspaper. They choose a girl out of the public and she becomes the star of the day thanks to a sensual photo shooting. Girls can apply from all over Switzerland. They are chosen by the newspaper and they appear on the daily edition with several photos. Each time there is a different photographer and make up artist. The goal is to sublimate the girl in such a way that sometimes it is hard to recognize her. And that is the purpose of it. It plays on the myth of the Girl-next-door. This legend or concept snow a timeless cultural and sexual stereotype….