Earlier this year in spring, I had the great opportunity to join one of the most important mountain festivals in Switzerland, which is Zermatt Unplugged (see post here). Just last week, this lovely acoustic singer/songwriter festival was taken from the Swiss alps down to Zurich city for the first time – lucky me, I had the chance to join it again for two days.
I am a wine lover – that’s no secret! I belong to those that even go out for wine chasing on a party, between all the cuba libres and other mixed drinks. And usually, I’m successful.
So that’s more than obvious that I will be attending this year’s Expovina edition – a huge trade show with different exhibitors from around the world.
There are artists out in this world, who could be more credited for their talent. Because they have a powerful voice, a great band on stage, a big variety of styles in one record or live sessions that bring back the smokey, dusty and raw jazz club athmosphere.
As you might already had the pleasure to read about in one of my latest blogpost, I have this thing for wide views. I love taking as many shots as possible from panoramas, doesn’t really matter if I have beaches,cities or other landscapes in front of me: I adore them all! This might has to do with the fact that I was raised part of my life on a hill in South Italy, where I could overlook over all little towns from my terrace, surrounded by silence, holding an espresso and being barefoot most of the time.
Hear, hear! We’re having a wonderful summer up here! Seriously, Zurich has been blessed this year with a good bunch of days full of sunshine, so the need of escaping down south, were the rain risk is lower, totally disappeared.
My hometown offers a good variety of possibilities on how to spend days like these. Our city is well known for having tons of little places to escape the daily stress and enjoy your afterwork rays outside with a cold drink. There’s something for every gusto and, for your own personal refreshment, you can choose between a river or the lake.
Red painted walls, smoke coming from the stage, a huge chandelier at the entrance, round tables that aren’t for table dancing anymore: that’s the location where I had the pleasure to attend the show of one of the most outstanding bands of the British Music scene. I’m talking about Jungle, modern soul collective from London, already acclaimed this summer at several Festivals around the globe.
There was no other Newcomer band in the UK lately that was able to let several press members speculate around about them. Rumors came up in the internet, talking about an anonymous duo, acclaimed to become the new Daft Punk.
My first question was: where did they put all those beds? 50 hotel rooms without a bed in it!
I was very pleased to get invited to the press and VIP opening of one of the most innovative concepts in terms of brand Promotion ever made in town. The 25hours Hotel in the western part of Zurich got transformed into a Fashion marketplace, mall, networking spot and runway at the same time.
Once a year the city of Zurich gets transformed into a little hotspot for international filmmakers and actors. The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) takes place this year from September 25th to October 5th, for the tenth time, also a reason to celebrate with a special Programme.