Mother’s Day on Sunday – Present Idea – Gardens Show in Coppet

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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 […]

Finding your Favourite Expat Food in the Nyon area

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From filet de perche and Saucisson Vaudois, to cheese Malakoffs, these are just some of the many local culinary delights that expatriates discover when they move to Vaud. Yet from time to time, expatriates also like a taste of food from their own countries, and for this there are local retail options around to source products from “home”. Firstly, there is My Expat Shop com. This successful online shopping site […]

Jazz this weekend at Novodonium and Conservatoire – Living in Nyon stand at Saturday market

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Photo above  Heidi, a stall holder at the Saturday market in Nyon selling cupcakes.  See Heidi Bakery There are two jazz concerts on this weekend in Nyon, the first is tonight Friday the 18th November at 20:30 in the Conservatoire de l’Ouest Vaudois with a performamce by “Antwork”.  Click here for more details of this concert. The second […]

“Living along Lac Léman” book is now for sale! – The perfect gift for everyone.

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Tuesday evening in Nyon saw the official launch of  the book “Living along Lac Léman”. Thankyou so much to all those who came to the Villa Thomas at the COV for the vernissage/launch. Photos above. Happy book fans!   The venue in the stunning lake side setting made it the perfect place to launch the book. It also gave readers of […]

Bol D’Or this weekend, New events website, Warehouse sale at Catambo in Vich

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iframe> Yacht race this weekend – Photo above cnp From the 17-19 June, the fabulous yacht race the “Bol D’ Or” will take place on Lac Léman. Yachts begin the race in Geneva on Saturday and sail as fast as they can down to the other end of the lake to Le Bouveret and back again. It’s […]

Late night shopping in Nyon Monday 20 and Thursday 23 December

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Local shops will be open until 22:00 for last minute Christmas shopping tonight Monday 20th December and Thursday 23rd December.  Photo above: clearing the snow in central Nyon last week.

From Georges Simenon’s pipe to Vaud produce – Christmas shopping in Lausanne


  Last-Minute Christmas Shopping – For this post, Living in Nyon’s new writer Francesca Brewer-Krebs, travels out of Nyon to check out  the local shops in the old town of Lausanne.   All of these shops are walkable or accessible by bus from the railway station, perfect if you don’t want to take the car out in this snowy weather! Over to Francesca. […]