On a rainy day like today, there's nothing I enjoy more than diving into a good book or plotting my next adventure to some far-off destination. In fact, the research phase is almost as thrilling as the trip itself. Speaking of exploration, did you realize that beyond offering valuable day-to-day ...
Taki Theodoracopoulos Faces Sentencing for Attempted Rape in Gstaad
A Startling Legal Battle Unfolds in Gstaad.
In a shocking turn of events, 87-year-old Panagiotis "Taki" Theodoracopoulos recently stood trial before the criminal court in Thun, accused of attempting to rape a journalist back in 2009. This incident has sent shockwaves through the tranquil ...
GstaadLife No 6 | Editorial
The change of season
The traditional descent of the cows from their summer mountain pastures marks the onset of autumn, a time that stirs emotions within me. It not only signifies the conclusion of summer but also heralds my favourite season: Autumn. This is the time of vibrant hues, lengthening ...
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GstaadLife No 5 | Editorial
In this issue, we are honoured to feature two remarkable women who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of artistic excellence: pianist Alice Sara Ott and painter/sculptor Setsuko. Both have roots in Japan but have also embraced the influences of other cultures and traditions. Both have ...
An eventful calendar awaits the Gstaad Summer residents and guests; look out, as there is something for everyone. Filled with events such as volley, tennis, classic musical concerts, polo, country festival, moonlight swimming, mountain running, biking, hiking, mountain peak picnics, and serpentine ...
I’m not much into sport. Yes, I enjoy an early morning run and play the odd round of mini-golf (if that qualifies?), but that’s about it. When it comes to being a spectator, I’m hardly more enthusiastic, with the one exception of snooker – a sport I’ve loved since the age of 14 and ...
Sandro Reuteler is fourth-generation managing director of Arnold Reuteler Holzbau AG in Grund. Sandro carved time out of his busy schedule to meet with GstaadLife and talk tradition, technology and the importance of sustainability.
The Maddox Gallery in Gstaad opened a thrilling and vivid exhibition by American visual artist Cooper yesterday. Cooper will work from a pop-up studio in the gallery, providing visitors with a unique and immersive experience. GstaadLife caught up with him to talk art, inspiration and fondue.
GstaadLife No 4 | Editorial
Oh joyous tradition Every year there is more than a full page of congratulations in the “Anzeiger von Saanen”, addressed to the young and motivated people who - with determination and hard work - have passed their professional exams and made the leap from apprentice to recognised professional. ...
Vera Michalski-Hoffmann: to whom much is given, much is expected
During WWII, my paternal grandmother Maja Hoffmann Sacher (1896-1989) rented Chalet Aellen in Saanen. Immediately beforehand in August 1939, her second husband, Paul Sacher (1906– 1999), himself a conductor and music patron, commissioned Béla Bartók (1881–1945) to write his Divertimento ...
GstaadLife No 3 | Editorial
Embrace the summer vibes: books, sports and mountain spirit
Get Ready to Be WOWed: The Unmissable WOW Festival 2023 in Gstaad
Mark your calendars, gather your friends and loved ones, and prepare to be WOWed like never before. The WOW Festival 2023 in Gstaad awaits, ready to ignite your imagination and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Get ready for an extraordinary journey into the world of art, culture, ...
It takes a village!
While I'm not asserting that our article on the impressive work of the Cura Children’s Foundation directly influenced the outcome, it brings me great joy to share that Caroline and Carina were able to raise the remaining funds for the two most recent projects.
“ Trains are wonderful … To travel by train is to see nature and human beings, towns and churches and rivers, in fact, to see life.”
Saanenland has been a muse for countless creatives, from painters to photographers, writers to musicians. Its unique blend of natural and cultural elements and rich history has made it a popular destination for artists seeking inspiration and new perspectives. GstaadLife has looked at two new ...
GstaadLife No 2 | Editorial
A journey through art and nature
As we enter the month of love, the picturesque valley of Saanenland beckons us to indulge in its breathtaking beauty and rich cultural heri-tage. The winter wonderland that surrounds us is a canvas in itself, showcasing the magnificent artistry of nature. ...
Last issue of the season
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Issue 1 | 2023 Editorial
Just the facts, please.
As I write this editor’s column, the snow has been falling the whole day, and the hysteria of the false snow dumping story from last year seems long gone. A storm in a glass of water, we labelled it, that with time hardly will be a bleep on the news radar. Nevertheless, ...
Anne Rosat & the art in Hermès
From paper-cutting or découpages to textiles In 1937, a century after the French luxury house Hermès was founded, Robert Dumas, Émile Hermès’ sonin-law, designed the first scarf using woodblocks.