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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

January Monthly Round Up

LIFE LATELY: January was a relatively quiet month, I didn’t go anywhere exciting and only had a few invitations, I ate some delicious food at gorgeous restaurants, but, best of all, January was spent catching up with some of my favourite people.

WALKS: In winter the “Sentier des Sautes” is deserted, but in the summer, the good weather pushes the Genevans to the edge of the water for swimming and barbecuing... nicknamed “Jonx-beach”, this place is a must to discover in summer if you visit the city.

The Viaduc de la Jonction (Viaduct of the Junction) is a rail viaduct completed in 1945.

Jonction is a neighbourhood located near the confluence of two rivers; one side is bordered by the Rhône and the other by the Arve. 

A beautiful building on Boulevard Carl-Vogt in the popular neighbourhood of Jonction.

EXHIBITION : Uni Carl-Vogt (66, bd Carl-Vogt)
« La Villa d'Hadrien à Tivoli » is a small and interesting exhibition at the university.
Hadrian’s Villa is an ancient villa built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century. It is spread over an area of ​​120 hectares, of which about 40 are visible nowadays. Hadrian’s Villa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important cultural and archaeological site.

Resting Satyr statue

Discus thrower statue

STYLE: I’m totally in love with this grey fluffy faux fur short coat. I bought it a long time ago, but it is only recently that I have been wearing it each time I go out. I feel funky and a bit sexy in it. Especially when I pair it with these high heel boots.

BEAUTY PRODUCTS: Klorane Shampoo and Conditioner. If you are looking for excellent hair products, don’t look any further. These Swiss hair care products are expensive, but, trust me, they are worth every penny.

CAKE LOVER: Stettler & Castrischer (69, Rue du Rhône) We finally succumbed to the temptation of the Castrischer dark chocolate Black Forest, a super soft and airy sponge cake with a thick layer of ultra-light whipped cream.

Café Remor (3, Place du Cirque) I like to go there for a cup of tea and to eat the lemon meringue pie, which is a delight - the best I’ve ever had! I highly recommend their dessert menu.

RESTAURANT: La Plancha (2, Place des Eaux-Vives)
It may be relaxed and convivial, but La Plancha is a truly special place. The food is fine and hearty. The setting is very nice, the staff efficient and friendly, yet discreet. I highly recommend this restaurant, especially in summer when the terrace is open.
We ordered the menu of the day:

Aperol Spritz

Leek soup with curry and parsnip chips

Bavette beefsteak with Bleu d’Auvergne sauce, fondant turnips with sesame and gratin potatoes

Wasabi Sushi Carouge (6, Place du Temple)
Whenever I’m craving for sushi, this is where I go. For me, their sushi is very good, fresh and affordable, plus they have a delivery service. I sat by the window with a nice view of the Temple and I enjoyed my menu composed of sushi rolls and makis tempura shrimp.

BOOKS: Here’s what I've been reading in January (books from my bookshelves).
Child of Happy Valley: A Memoir by Juanita Carberry. This book covers Juanita’s life in Kenya and her adulthood in the UK up to her joining the Women’s Territorials. A very pleasant read. I will review it in the coming months.

Girl with a pearl earring by Tracy Chevalier. I have just read this book for the second time (248 pages) I re-read it to be able to write a better analysis. This great novel gracefully combines true facts and fiction about Johannes Vermeer, whose life is very little known. This novel tells the story of Griet, a poor young girl living with Vermeer’s family in Delft. Stay tuned for this book review.

I hope you all have a fun February…

Friday, 26 January 2018

December Monthly Round Up

LIFE LATELY: After the excitement of Christmas and New Year, the month of January arrived with a lot of hopes… I love the idea of doing the Monthly Round Up. It is great to look back on and it is fun to put together the highlights of each month. I hope you enjoy reading the summary of the highlights of December.

HYGGE LIFE: During the festive holidays, there is nothing better than to put on pyjamas, read a good book, listen to music - this CD of Rod Stewart Christmas songs did not stop playing... and of course drinking tea and having a chocolate or two...

WHAT I’VE BEEN READING: Here’s what I’ve been reading in December.

At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks Do you like romantic stories? Then you’ll like this. It’s about a young married couple dealing with the apprenticeship of getting to know each other and facing tragedy. Personally, I didn’t find it to be a heart breaking story and it didn’t bring tears to my eyes. However, it was a pleasant read.

Lusitania by Erik Larson I love Larsons’s novels and I really liked this historical novel that tells the tragic story of the luxurious British liner, the Lusitania, a crucial and troubled episode of the First World War. I will review it soon.

Johannes Vermeer by Norbert Schneider I am fond of art books. This one is very rich in information on the works of one of the great masters of the golden age of Dutch art. I will review it soon.

STYLE: Claude Bernard Christmas isn’t Christmas without presents in the stocking…. I love this Claude Bernard watch from Switzerland where master watchmakers have perfected their craft, making each timepiece a masterpiece.

MAKE UP: Dior Addict Lipstick I’m completely in love with this lipstick called “Not Shy, No. 623” which is brown with a slight pink undertone; it has a superb mirror shine effect. My lips are well hydrated and the look is long lasting.

Wet N Wild This is the perfect palette to have me glowing on special occasions. These colours are just gorgeous; I’m so pleased with it!

BOUTIQUE LOVE: Heritâge Neroli Cosmétiques, this shop is an invitation to Marrakech. It sells high quality body and face products. You can also come here for a pampering break and buy handmade objects. I really enjoyed this place where I picked some Christmas gifts (Heritâge Neroli Cosmétiques - 7, Rue du Marché, Carouge).

CAKE LOVER: I cooked a lot during the Christmas holidays, a panoply of desserts whose recipes I will be delighted to share with you over the next few months.

NEW YEAR’S EVE: We popped the cork of this bottle of champagne because we deserved to live it up fabulously as we rang in this New Year. The past year I have had ups and downs, but I needed to finish it on a high note. I didn’t dress up to go out to a glamorous place, we simply enjoyed quality time at home.

STROLL:  During the Christmas holidays, there was hardly a soul to be seen in the streets of Carouge. There was such a sense of tranquillity in this Mediterranean-like village.

On New Year’s Day it is mandatory to stop at the pretty Eglise Sainte-Croix in Carouge to light a candle.