Wednesday, 25 February 2015

How to make bargains - Second Hand Dresses Sale Day - VIDE DRESSING in Bernex on March 1st

This Sunday , March 1st , there is an interesting event taking place in Bernex , the so called VIDE DRESSING, basically a second hand sale of dresses for women and children , accessories, small jewels and so on.

The event is organized by the people living in Bernex, it starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. and it takes place in Bernex , in the Salle Comunale de Luchepelet in Rte de Aire la Ville  22.  The program of the day includes different activities such as free workshops for kids, OPI nails care kiosk at 10 CHF , skateboard classes.
If I 'm in town I will go there because I love the atmosphere of these type of events and because I think that it's a good opportunity of making bargains.

See you there then!

Big second hand BOOKS SALE in many public libraries in Geneva on March 14th - 2CHF/book

If you want to buy great books for children and for adults (mainly in French but some books in foreign languages are also available) , at the fixed price of 2 CHF/book, then don't miss the Big Books Sale that will take place on March 14th in Geneva in the public Libraries listed at the end of this post , the sale will take place during the normal library opening hours.


Avenue des Tilleuls 19
1203 Genève
Rue Sillem 5
1207 Genève
Boulevard Carl-Vogt 22
1205 Genève
Parc des Minoteries 3-5
1205 Genève
Rue du Môle 17
1201 Genève
Rue Veyrassat 9
1202 Genève

Thursday, 19 February 2015

ANTIQUES FAIR in Carouge - Salon des Antiquaires from February 26th till March 1st -FREE ENTRY

This Antique Fair , the Salon de la Brocante e de l'Antiquite' it's one of my favorite not to miss appointments of the year, because it is easy to reach by public transport, it's small but at the same time full of interesting objects ranging from cheap and nice to high end ancient furniture. I also love the fact that it is open till late at night so you can go after working hours and last but not least, it is free!
copyright Ville de Carouge 

The fair takes place in the Salle des Fetes of Carouge and lasts 4 days from February 26th till March 1st .
The full details are here below :
copyright Ville de Carouge 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

How to enjoy Puppets Shows - PUPPETS FESTIVAL & children workshops in Chene Bougeries on March 14 & 15

On March 14th and 15th the district of Chene Bougeries becomes the world of Puppets with a great Puppets Festival , the Festival De Marionettes that takes place in the Salle Communale in Rte de Vallon n.1
The program includes several different shows suitable for kids as of the age of 4 years old,  the shows last from 15 minutes to 45 minutes , tickets cost 10 CHF and 5 CHF for the 15 minutes show.

During the weekend of the Festival the kids older than 7 and 8 years have the possibility to attend 8 different workshops ,each of them is around the themes of theater and puppets,  the workshops cost varies from 10 CHF to  20 CHF each , and they last from 1 hr to 2.5 hrs.

Important: the workshops are in French, and the enrollment is  already open, if you want to enroll your kid/s then you should call directly the Mairie de Chene Bougeries at 022 8691717 . There is a limited number of places available in each workshop ,so be fast , "first comes first served".

A not to miss week end for families and children, worth going!!

Friday, 6 February 2015

How to enjoy ice skating DISCO and KARTING on Ice in Vernets rink on February 7th and on February 14th

If you like ice skating enjoy the DISCO on ICE tomorrow, Saturday February 7th from 7.30 p.m. till Midnight at the Vernets ice skating rink.
Entry ticket is 6 CHF  for adults and 3 CHF up to 25 years old. To rent skates costs only 2 CHF

If you like to try something different then KARTING on ICE is for you, watchout enrollment started on January 26th so it might be that sessions are already fully booked, worth trying !
Price for a 10 minutes session is 20 CHF per person, for adults and kids older than 12 years old.

© P. Uebelhart/Ville de Genève 

How to discover Italy - VAN GOGH exhibition in Royal Palace Milan -4 hrs by train - till March 5th 2015

A fantastic way to spend a weekend or just a day is to go to Milan and visit the newly opened exhibition about Van Gogh. The Van Gogh exhibition takes place in the Royal Palace, in the earth of the city , close by the Cathedral (Duomo).
The exhibition setting has been put in place by Japanese star architect Kengo Kuma  and shows more than 50 Van Gogh masterpieces coming from important Museums around the world and from private collections, its  main theme is the special relationship the artist had with the nature , and it includes  world wide famous paintings such the self portrait.
Tickets can be bought on line and guided tours takes place on Sundays.

My preferred way to go to Milan is by train,  some fast trains (Eurocity)  travel between Milan  and Geneva each day , the first leaves Geneva at 7.42 a.m. and it takes less than 4 hours to get there , if you book in advance tickets are quite cheap (about 30 CHF one way) , although they are not refundable if you change your mind. Regular fare is 96 CHF one way
Once arrived at the train station, take the Metro Yellow line and get off at the stop Duomo.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

ART WORKSHOPS for Kids (7-12 years old) during February School Holidays at the Ferme de La Chapelle Lancy
If you are looking for an original way for your kids to spend some hours a day during school holidays, then think about enrolling your little one at the week of art workshops thet take place every day from February 9th till February 13th at the Exposition Center of Modern Art at the Ferme de La Chapelle , in Rte De La Chapelle 39 in Grand Lancy .

The workshops take place from 2p.m. till 4.30 p.m. , their theme is linked to the current exposition about the "Sacre et profane" , cost to participate is minimum , just 10 CHF for the material
To enroll your kid just call teh following number 022 342 94 38, or send an email at

An image of the current exposition that will be the inspiration theme for the workshop

Monday, 2 February 2015

FREE Italian Cooking Lessons at SAIG (Charmilles) on February 12th and on February 26th

As already talked in previous posts, the Italian  cooking lessons classes  organized by SAIG, the "Societa' delle Associazioni Italiane a Ginevra"  are free of charge and take place each month, in the evenings ; in February lessons will be on February 12th ( a typical dish from Trentino Alto Adige)  and on February 26th  (a typical dish from Sardinia) in the SAIG offices in Av Ernest Pictet 10 in  Charmilles .

Courses are given by people who have a passion for cooking and are in Italian .
If you would like to enroll , please call  Mr Vaccaro, at 078 8653500 please see below for details.
Places are limited,so enroll soon!