I’ve been dreaming to travel to Geneva for a very long time. And also I always wanted to travel to european country right on Christmas and New Year eve. And you know that this time is a magic time when all our dreams come true. And I was the lucky one. Just a week ago I returned from my trip to Geneva, festive decorated for the Winter holidays.
My journey started from the meet and greet with the girls Lida, Nina and Liza, who were not only my companions for the trip but also very crazy bloggers just like me: we were making snaps literally of everything in town! Mostly all of us were in Geneva for the very first time (except me and Nina, we have already been here but just for a few hours) and that made our trip even greater: we forgot about the map, decided to rely only on our eyes and feet and we were very happy from where the stone road took us. Geneva is a very small town, you can get around the entire city just in a few days and getting lost is something from a fantasy. From one bank of Lac Leman to another you can be taken by yellow taxi-boats, and in town you can take different public transports which can take you anywhere in Geneva. I was amazed with one thing – the public transport for tourists is completely free. While you are checking in your hotel or hostel you are presented a The Geneva Transport Card – a small personal transport card which allows you to take a public transport absolutely free of charge. Great news for those who can’t walk all the time 🙂
We arrived in the late evening, absolutely exhausted after flight so we head straight to our hotel Hotel d’Angleterre, located right on the bank of Lac Leman in the luxury district. This hotel is known to be the most comfortable as for the location and as for the in-room facilities and in hotel itself and is a member of the famous The Red Carnation Hotels Collection. More specific information about the hotel, rooms and events I will tell in the different post very soon.
On the very first day of the trip after the delicious and fulfilling breakfast at Windows restaurant of Hotel d’Angleterre (in love with breakfast time at hotels, never missing them haha) our fashionista company headed to conquer Geneva 😀 And believe us, we succeed not only on the ground, but in the air too (soon more about this). And as we are not only brave travellers but fashionistas too, we decided to combine our trip with shopping destinations. Of course we managed with that not very easy task not without a help from a nice book with a cute design Geneva Girls Guide – a fashionable guide for us girls created by the Geneva girls and women. Here you can find cool spots where to eat and drink coffee, where to have a nice discount, a lunch and a tea time, as well as spa and other wellness destinations. Thanks to that book we visited many cool spots in town about which you can read below.
A happy selfie with Lida on the bank of Lac Leman.
LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES
The first hot spot that we visited thanks to the girls guide was a nice cafe and shop spot Les Enfants Terribles, where you can drink yummy coffee, tea or hot chocolate and buy some cool stuff for your home decor. By the way, if you like me suffer from the lactose intolerance, don’t worry, they have a rice (it’s like a soya) milk, so you can drink your cappuccino, latte or just milk without a thought that you will feel pain in your stomach. After the coffee break we continued our discovering the town taking pictures of everything and everyone.
Shoots, flash lights!
Another hot spot got deep into my heart. I am in love with 2 in 1 a boutique and a cafe spots where you can not only have something to eat but also have a nice walk among the shelves with cool pieces on sale while you are waiting for the lunch. L’Adresse is exactly that kind of place. Remember I told you about the store in Paris, Colette on rue Saint-Honore? So, this place is like a Colette store, but not so posh and people here are much more pleasant 🙂 And I was so glad when I found my favorite brand Acne here! So if you are searching for the Canada scarf, don’t forget to check that place. After lunch we headed to the most charming beauty-bar in Geneva – Chez Louise, where girls created cute hairstyles and make up for the upcoming dinner in small Italia in Switzerland – at Dario’s restaurant, where we had a chance not only taste the most delicious tuna steak and raviolis with cheese and truffle sauce but also get acquainted with the Dario himself who appeared to be a very handsome man 😉
Since we arrived in Geneva right before Christmas and New Year eve, we were simply obliged to visit Christmas market in Carouge – a municipality in the Canton of Geneva. Here you can buy not only different farmer treats like cheese, fruits and vegetables, wines, olive oils, spices but also decorations for the winter holidays. The place was crowded with people and kids were having fun at the events created specially for them: a merry go round, lollipops and a very tall Santa Claus (Pere Noel) was entertaining them. And what about the fashion bloggers? 🙂 Oh, we knew what to do. Hot wine and a great portion of fondue made our day!
On this very tasty note I want to end the first part of our trip to Geneva. Next time I will tell you how to become a part of exhibitions in the museum of contemporary art MAMCO, relax in the outdoor pool with the view on Mont Blanc and get acquainted with the Maitre de cabine in SWISS International 🙂
All the pictures were taken with Olympus Pen E-pl7 camera.