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11
Nov

Movember et le classment des barbes

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It’s that time of the year… Movember… a time to raise awareness about and change the perception on men’s health. We found this cute graphic about the type of beards and facial hair men can have. En France, un homme sur deux la porte. 47% des français se taillent la […]

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03
Nov

Are you brave like Zuck?

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If you weren’t aware, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg shocked and pleased the audience recently when he gave a Q&A in Mandarin during a dialogue in China. He posted the video on his Facebook page and it’s a great example that you’ll only get so far learning a language if you […]

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14
Oct

Two new places in/around Geneva to find our book

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Friends! It’s official, as of October, our This is NOT a Normal French Book is now available in two book stores in and around Geneva. One of the biggest bookshops in Geneva, Payot Chantepoulet was happy to receive our book and is now showcasing it in the store. It’s the […]

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26
Sep

Are you hungry?

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Once in a while we write reviews in French of great places to eat in and around Geneva. Use the reviews to practice reading in French and at the same time find out where to grab a bite… and maybe speak French? Have a question? Let us know by leaving […]

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19
Sep

Une table d’hôte? Hmm c’est quoi?

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  Quoi: La Maison Gourmande (Table d’hôte) le mardi et le jeudi midi Où: Prangins (à côté de Nyon) Oulala, me voilà donc à jour avec mes visites gastronomiques ! La dernière en date, c’était mardi midi à Prangins, un petit village à 20 minutes de Genève chez Vanessa à la […]

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18
Sep

Au café du marché, le bistro par excellence

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  Quoi: Le Café du Marché – Bistro Où: 16 Avenue Henri-Dunant (Plainpalais) Le café du marché est une de mes adresses préférées à Genève. D’abord c’est pratique, en plein coeur de Plainpalais (et en plus à côté de l’excellente pâtisserie Chistophe Berger) la grande salle aux baies vitrées donne […]

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07
Sep

Our first experience with a marketplace!

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We’re so happy to have been a part of the Women Entrepreneur Network and their Fair that took place in Nyon today. We arrived at the exhibition space hosted by the Beau Rivage hotel in the small town 15-minute by train outside of Geneva. It was our first time being […]

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24
Aug

Special course for “Back to School”

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It’s almost that time again for parents and children – Back to school. To help ease you or your children back into French learning, we’re offering a special one-on-one course in Geneva for September. The course includes tips to help you with your pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. We will also […]

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16
Aug

Indien très chic à l’Hôtel d’Angleterre

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Quoi: Semaine indienne à l’Hôtel d’Angleterre (en août) Où: 17 Quai du Mont-Blanc Une très bonne surprise! Sans cette promotion de la semaine indienne en août, je ne serai jamais allée manger à l’Hôtel d’Angleterre qui est, à premier oeil, assez guindé. Mais l’avantage dans ces grands hôtels, c’est que […]

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29
Jul

Ambiance années 50 dans une rue des Pâquis

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Quoi: American Dream Diner – Burger Où: 13 rue de Neuchâtel Moi qui suis plutôt branchée restaurant gastronomique que fast-food, j’ai voulu surprendre Vincent pour notre anniversaire de mariage (qui comme tout le monde le sait, adore les burgers et les frites). A l’American Dream Diner, en plein quartier des […]

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