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  • Paléo seen from an Illustrator’s perspective
    Paléo seen from an Illustrator’s perspective

    Illustrating the Festival – Alice Bienassis Every year there are lots of journalists, writers, TV stations, photographers and film crew all working behind the scenes at Paléo. Many of these press professionals are there with top of the range cameras, video and tech equipment (and recently, drones) all to capture the images of the festival. See […] The post Paléo seen from an Illustrator...

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  • Summer reading: the top 5 books to read during your holidays
    Summer reading: the top 5 books to read during your holidays

    Reading Time: 4 minutesReady for your holidays? You probably started thinking about what should you place in your luggage and if your body still fits into your swimsuit. Well, before getting into this naughty consideration, you should probably think about the books you wish to read while you are away from your day-to-day life. Here are our top 5 books you might want to consider reading during y...

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  • The Montreux Jazz Festival, key numbers.
    The Montreux Jazz Festival, key numbers.

    Reading Time: 4 minutesEvery year summer is pulsing around Lake Geneva in Switzerland thanks to the Montreux Jazz Festival. This very special Festival was founded in 1967 by Claude Nobs, Géo Voumard and René Langel with considerable help from Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegün of Atlantic Records. The festival was first held at Montreux Casino. It lasted for three days and featured almost exclusively...

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  • Leaving the Nyon area? – Tips to prepare you for your move
    Leaving the Nyon area? – Tips to prepare you for your move

    Early summer is when many expatriates living in the Nyon region are either relocating to other countries or they are moving back “home”. There’s lots to do to prepare for such a move. Apart from the actual packing and long list of administrative tasks to be taken care of, there are specific requirements to consider […] The post Leaving the Nyon area? – Tips to prepare you for your mov...

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  • La Côte newspaper celebrates 125 years on Friday 23 June – Party for readers
    La Côte newspaper celebrates 125 years on Friday 23 June – Party for readers

    La Côte daily newspaper will celebrate 125 years of publishing with a big party on Friday 23rd June 2017 at the Signal de Bougy from 15:00 – 22.00. There will be food stands, live music, demonstrations from the hockey club of Nyon and Morges, the basketball club of Nyon, the Capoeira club of La Côte, a Magic club and […] The post La Côte newspaper celebrates 125 years on Friday 23 Ju...

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  • The Power of Waking Up At 5am, Every Day
    The Power of Waking Up At 5am, Every Day

    My alarm clock woke me up at 5:30am this morning, just on time to start my daily routine: get a breakfast, enjoy a Calm medidation session, and begin to write for one hour. It's 6:06am while I compose this article in my home office. Looking out the window on my right, I can see the sun rising through the trees of my beloved countryside — Spring finally made it to Switzerland! Before, my thoug...

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  • Recording the Sonic Footprint of the Rainforest – Film – Dusk Chorus
    Recording the Sonic Footprint of the Rainforest – Film – Dusk Chorus

    There was a long round of well-deserved applause in the Capitole cinema in Nyon on Tuesday night after the world premiere screening of the film Dusk Chorus – Based on Fragments of Extinction, produced by Alessandro D’Emilia and Nika Saravanja. This film was a “coup de coeur” for the Living in Nyon editor and was also much […]

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  • Life as a young female car mechanic in Burkina Faso – Film Ouga Girls
    Life as a young female car mechanic in Burkina Faso – Film Ouga Girls

    Ouaga Girls – directed by Theresa Traore Dahlberg, screening Wednesday 26th at 19:00 at the Théâtre de Marens in Nyon and Thursday 27th at 20:30 at the Théâtre de Grand Champ in Gland. Every year the Visions du Réel documentary film festival brings the world to Nyon and in this documentary, the viewer is transported to the […]

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  • Surviving and living under Siege – One day in Aleppo – Film, Monday 24 April at Visions du Réel
    Surviving and living under Siege – One day in Aleppo – Film, Monday 24 April at Visions du Réel

    “Brave documentary filmmaking” – One Day in Aleppo, directed by Ali Alibrahim, produced by Feras Fayyad  Screening Monday, April 24 at 14:15 – Capitole Fellini  Tickets here This film review is by Rachel Beacher.  Rachel is a British journalist based in Lausanne. There is brave documentary making – then, there is filming in the middle of […]

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  • Food Trucks at Visions du Réel, Bars, Restaurant and Dancing
    Food Trucks at Visions du Réel, Bars, Restaurant and Dancing

    The central area of Visions du Réel (next to the Salle Communale) in Nyon, is a hive of activity with a bar, restaurant and new this year, food trucks serving Thai food, burgers from the Rolling Chefs, pasta dishes from Pomodoro and a Hummus and friends truck.  There’s also dancing at the central area with different […]

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  • Glastonbury of the Alps
    Glastonbury of the Alps

    During my 10+ years spent in and out of Switzerland at different festivals and music venues, I think I got a pretty decent overview, especially when it comes to Europe. I don’t know it all, I still have a ton of events on my bucket list, but I’ve certainly encountered some interesting settings along the…

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  • The Patrouille des Glaciers – Avant-Première film at Visions du Réel 2017
    The Patrouille des Glaciers – Avant-Première film at Visions du Réel 2017

    Above – “Roped up” in the Patrouille des Glaciers – photo, courtesy Visions du Reél Nyon’s big documentary film festival – Visions du Réel is just around the corner (21-29 April) and the full programme of films is now online. A handy pocket-sized printed physical programme will be made available shortly and distributed around the town. It […]

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