On Sunday 11th May it is “Mother’s Day” in Switzerland. If you are looking for present ideas, it’s worth visiting the small but interesting shop down at the Rive in Nyon called “Continents Apart”. This shops sells handmade jewellery, much of it made by Deborah Willis, the owner of the shop. Deborah travels to Asia to source original stones and jewellery items, and returns to Switzerland and reworks it to create one-off pieces, necklaces, bracelets etc. She also imports beautiful, brightly coloured necklaces made out of vegetable ivory. These are created by two families living in Ecuador, the sale of these necklaces helps to fund the education of their children. Prices for the necklaces and other goods in the shop are very reasonable and the shop is open at the weekend including Sunday!
Continents Apart is at Rue de Rive 48 in Nyon. Tel 022 361 -6700
Photos below – gift ideas
Earrings and rings
Necklaces made out of vegetable ivory
Vegetable ivory in its original form (husk in photo below)
The shop down at the Rive in Nyon (just around the corner from the very popular Italian ice cream shop)
Jardins en Fête
On Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, the Jardins en Fête gardening and flower show will be held in the grounds of at the Château de Coppet. There are lots of lovely gardens on show, and in competition. The event is also host to garden designers, garden retailers and lots more, see website here. There will be food and refreshments served at the fête. Opening times Friday 10:00 to 19:00, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 18:00. See articles and photos here from a previous year on Living in Nyon.