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Bierwandern Schweiz – Randos Bière en Suisse
Bierwandern Schweiz - Randos Bière en Suisse

Bierwandern Schweiz unterwegs mit Monika Saxer from Helvetiq on Vimeo. Français La tant attendue vidéo de notre rando bière est enfin visible. Nous avons marché le long de l’Areuse, de Noiraigue jusqu’à Cortaillod pour enfin déguster une délicieuse bière brassée à la brasserie de la Vouivre. Je n’en dis pas plus et vous laisse découvrir […]

The Best Pop-Ups of NYC
The Best Pop-Ups of NYC

A few days ago, we wrote a blog post about the best pop-up shops so far in London. Now, we’re going to cross the Atlantic, and travel to New York. Here, we give you, the best pop-up shops in New York City. What is a Pop-Up? For the last year or so, we’ve been hearing […]

Pop-Up Shops Invade London
Pop-Up Shops Invade London

What is a Pop-Up?   For the last year or so, we’ve been hearing about these “pop-ups” happening in London, but what exactly are they? Pop-ups are a trend that involves “popping up” one day, then disappearing anywhere from one day to several weeks later. These shops, while small and temporary, can build up interest […]

Secret Sunset Getaways New York City…
Secret Sunset Getaways New York City…

So you’ve had a long day at work, are stressed out to the point that going home won’t even allow you to escape? Here are the top 5 Sunset Getaways that New Yorker’s swear by…   1. Astoria Park, Astoria Queens Astoria Park is located right between the Triboro and Hellgate bridges, so the view […]

10 Incredible Music Facts You’ll Want to Know
10 Incredible Music Facts You'll Want to Know

Music facts are always interesting to hear, we know that music can improve our mood, and well-being, but can it do more than that? Here are 10 Music Facts about musicians and the psychology of music…Enjoy!

8 Words That Mean Something Different In New York
8 Words That Mean Something Different In New York

  Going to the Airport Used to mean: Asking a friend to drive you to the terminal, and casually walking through security thirty minutes before your flight. Now it means: Choosing between an insanely expensive cab ride or a two-hour-long train or a bus ride spend spooning all of your luggage and apologizing to everyone for taking […]

4 Iconic New York Dishes You Have to Try Today
4 Iconic New York Dishes You Have to Try Today

Food has always been an iconic part of the New York culture. A mecca for restauranteurs and others interesting in the science behind combining flavors and smells, New Yorkers know food. Here are four iconic dishes that New York has served for as long as we can remember. Don’t read on an empty belly   […]

8 Songs and What they ACTUALLY Mean
8 Songs and What they ACTUALLY Mean

8 Songs and What they ACTUALLY Mean 1. The song, “I Shot the Sheriff” written and performed by Bob Marley actually was not about a sheriff at all. Instead, Marley wrote the lyrics about his girlfriend’s doctor (the sheriff) and the anger he felt when his girlfriend at the time was trying to go on […]

The Top 19 Times Banksy Invaded London and New York

Who is Banksy? That’s the question. It’s a pseudonym of a graffiti artist in the UK, but he’s much more than that. He’s a political activist, a film director, an artist, a friend, and a painter. His satirical street art combine dark humor with political and social commentary that is featured worldwide. He began as […]

What You Didn’t Know about Europe’s Craziest City: London
What You Didn’t Know about Europe’s Craziest City: London

London has so many secrets, it’s hard to keep track. Luckily, Helvetiq’s LondonIQ is here to enlighten us on the 10 greatest secrets of the concrete jungle.   1. There are flamingos where? At the top of the old Derry and Tom’s Building, a department store at 99 Kensington High Street years ago, stands one […]

10 Absolutely Amazing Facts About New York’s Past
10 Absolutely Amazing Facts About New York’s Past

What’s Your New York IQ? Ice-cream cones and murder trials? New York has many more secrets than we thought, and Helvetiq NYC-IQ is here to teach us…   1. A townhouse at 751/2 Bedford Street in the West Village is the narrowest house in New York City. With a mere 990 square feet, this humble abode […]

Hungry Mondays
Hungry Mondays

Are you hungry? So are we! About a week ago we conducted a survey to see which restaurants you loved most in London. Here are both your favorites, and our own! Each of these restaurants were hand-selected to bring you the best of the best, and  even more, they aren’t going to break your wallet! […]

Surviving a Summer Festival
Surviving a Summer Festival

  It’s Summer. It’s hot. You have your food, drinks, friends, and tickets; now is the time to sit back and enjoy. Right? Well, this plan could go very WRONG if you aren’t prepared. Check out below for the top 7 tips of surviving a festival! 1. Don’t over extend yourself Some festivals have over 100 bands […]

New York on the Fourth
New York on the Fourth

Last Weekend, New York City celebrated the Fourth of July and 238th year of America’s Independence with BBQ’s, fireworks, and lots of partying. Whether you were soaking up the sun on the beaches of Coney and Long-Island, enjoying the day with family, or escaping to Central Park, the amount of activities available were endless. Here’s […]

Helvetiq Goes To New Lengths
Helvetiq Goes To New Lengths

Right now, we have three games that we are very excited about: NYCIQ, LondonIQ, and MusicIQ. Each of these test your IQ in the areas of Music, New York, and London through interesting, thought-provoking trivia questions, and we can’t even begin to tell you how much we have learned so far! We are so inspired; […]

Bier und Wein vegan? (Philipp)
Bier und Wein vegan? (Philipp)

Nun, wer sich selber nicht vegan ernährt hat sich diese Frage wohl selber noch nie gestellt. So bin auch ich per Zufall darauf gestossen. Darüber kurz nachzu denken ist allemal interessant wie ich finde. Deshalb bevor du hier weiterliest, was meinst du; ist Bier und Wein grundsätzlich vegan? Für Bier lautet die Antwort JA. Da […]

Schweizer Traditionen (Philipp)
Schweizer Traditionen (Philipp)

Was sind Schweizer Traditionen? Eine Frage auf welche es viele Antworten gibt. Vertieft damit auseinandergesetzt haben sich Fiona Brühwiler, Johanna Rentsch und Natalie Aeschlimann für Ihre Arbeit. (WKS KV Bern, Buchhändler, November 2013) In Ihrem spannenden Bericht “Was sind Schweizer Traditionen – Woher sie kommen und wohin sie gehen” nahmen sie die drei wohl bekanntesten […]

Pictolingua II
Pictolingua II

Savez-vous comment dire “bouquetin” en allemand? et en italien? Cela vous aidera à jouer et gagner à notre nouveau jeu Pictolingua. La première édition du jeu Pictolingua a été vendue à près de 3000 exemplaires – succès au-delà de nos attentes. Comme nous avions reçu des requêtes pour une version internationale, nous avons opté de […]

Concours de design – Cartes à jouer!
Concours de design - Cartes à jouer!

L’image ci-dessus représente un patchwork de créations autour du thème, tirées de différents site de design. A toi de t’en inspirer et de faire tes propres recherches! ________ Jeux d’argent, de vitesse ou de réflexion, les cartes à jouer sont indémodables. Autrefois, les cartes à jouer étaient un moyen de véhiculer une image idéologique ou […]

Team Helvetiq (D, F, EN)
Team Helvetiq (D, F, EN)

Hallo! Heute blogge ich, Philipp. Wir haben eine Zeitlang darüber nachgedacht worüber wir von nun an auf unserem Blog einmal wöchentlich schreiben möchten. In der Vergangenheit schrieben wir über Sachen die uns und andere schmunzeln ließen, uns faszinierten oder begeisterten.  Dabei ist es so naheliegend, dass wir es anfangs überschauten. Wir werden über uns selber […]

Les Chemins de Fer du Kaeserberg – CONCOURS
Les Chemins de Fer du Kaeserberg - CONCOURS

2 kilomètres de chemins de fer en un clin d’oeil, ou presque? C’est possible au Musée des Chemins de Fer du Kaeserberg (à Granges-Paccot), qui propose un immense modèle réduit d’un paysage suisse-alémanique de chemins de fers imaginé, sur une surface de 610 m2.   La mise en scène a lieu un beau matin d’automne […]

Grand Prix du Maire de Champignac
Grand Prix du Maire de Champignac

Un grand jury clandestin et incorruptible aime faire une sélection de ce qui est appelé “fleurons d’art oratoire”. La Distinction, revue de critique sociale, politique, littéraire, artistique, culturelle et culinaire publie chaque année les fleurons de personnes et institutions romandes et ce sont les lecteurs qui votent. En décembre, le Prix du Grand Maire de […]

The Art of Tidying Up!
The Art of Tidying Up!

Thanks to Irène from NextoYou, we’ve discovered an amazing concept by Ursus Wehrli which is: the art of tidying up! Were you just thinking how messy art by Van Gogh, Picasso or Andy Warhol can be sometimes? Well, Ursus Wehrli suggests to tidy it all up! Check out how I tidied up Van Gogh’s Bedroom! […]

What if the first idea for the Swiss knife was not Swiss?
What if the first idea for the Swiss knife was not Swiss?

Whilst doing some research on Swiss products, I found some articles about what seems to be “the world’s oldest Swiss Army knife”. To my great surprise, when I read on, I was not reading about a knife, but about a multi-functional ustensile: fork, spoon, etc., which was designed the way Swiss Army knives are. Even […]