Marbled Paper Holiday Cards

Homemade Marbled Paper Holiday Cards

‘Tis the season of plentiful craft ideas! During the holidays there are so many fun crafts and decorations you can make with your kids. From the classic candy cane with reindeer antlers to something a little more original, there’s no shortage of fun holiday crafts and activities.  This year my kids and I decided to…

Fathering: How Many Sleeps…?

“How Many Sleeps…?”

We all know what it’s like to have a child anticipating a big day. It’s difficult for anyone to think clearly and focus when there are things like a birthday, holiday or big vacation coming up, but it’s especially distracting for kids. Thank goodness we have a concept that helps them count down the days…

An Indian-Inspired Holiday Menu

An Indian-Inspired Holiday Menu

The holiday season is the most treasured time of year; after all, celebrations are the time for making memories. Opening presents around the Christmas tree, carol singers in the neighborhood, or that familiar smell wafting from the oven, a roast recipe perfected over the years. These are some of the memories that last a lifetime.…

A Taste of Christmas

A Taste of Christmas

  When I made my first move abroad, to Norway, it came as a bit of a surprise that the tastes and smells I associated with the festive season were different to those of the people around me. I had na￯vely assumed that these associations were somehow universal. Not so. The realisation crept up slowly,…

Twinville: Celebrations

Celebrate Life

  This happens to be one of the busiest times of the year, yet I always try to remind myself, in the midst of all the chaos, to slow down, reflect on how the year has progressed, and prepare for new beginnings. Through the good and bad one can find things to be grateful for…

Christmas Markets 2014

Christmas Markets, 2016

Swiss Christmas Markets 2016 Basel Christmas Market: Held at the Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz in Basel. 24 November through 23 December, open daily from11:00 – 20:30. A breathtakingly ornamented Christmas tree, designed by Johann Wanner, is one of the many highlights of this market. Christmas in Basel will be officially opened at 6.30 pm on 26…