Sportmarkt – November 3, 2019


Are you looking for the perfect opportunity to try out new sports without any commitment?  Now is your chance, so do not miss the sports day at St. Jakob coming soon!

If you have never attended the Sports day for the entire family at St. Jakob in Basel, this is your year! We have attended each year, and each year our children are thrilled with the opportunity to experience new sports, martial arts and crazy games. Dress in active attire, bring water and snacks and don’t forget your bathing suit if you hope to swim!


Date: November 3, 2019

Time: 11:00-17:00

Location: St. Jakobshalle Basel

Tip: If your child wants to ride BMX bikes, skateboards or scooters, sign up the moment you arrive. These activities book up early!

Basler Herbstmesse 2019

It’s that time of year again in Basel when the rides are installed, the food is plentiful and the city draws millions of people from the neighboring countries to celebrate the fall festivities.

This year Basler Herbstmesse will take place from October 26 through November 12.  The main locations for this seasonal event are:  Marktplatz, Barfüsserplatz, Petersplatz, Kasernenareal, and Messeplatz.

Mark your calendars, grab your children and enjoy this magical time of the year!


Women Gather or Gym & Tonic

“She believed she could, so she did.” – Unknown


Influenced by a dear friend experiencing the inevitable woes of motherhood, we have assembled a group of unique, diverse women to gather once a month in an effort to do the following:

1. Help each other rise to our full potential

2. Provide a physical opportunity to sweat and move

3. An educational component that is designed to inspire, teach and facilitate essential life skills

4. Harvest our inner badass because let’s face it, in this world we all need a bit more confidence with the ability to influence each other in a very positive way.

You in?

First meeting details:

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Location: Sevogelstrasse Tram stop (tram 14)

Time: 08:15 estimated finishing time: 10:30

What: A vineyard hike with a map reading session

Sounds awesome right…so go ahead and join us, we’d love to share this experience with as many women as possible.

No need to register or let me know, simply show up…on time!


Basel – Mexican Food


After spending years living in California, it is easy to say, we love good Mexican food. That can also lead us to say that living in Switzerland makes it pretty hard to enjoy delicious, authentic Mexican food. Sigh…

We have tried for years to experience the type of Mexican food that leaves our mouths watering with a burrito in hand and fond memories of our once California life. It just doesn’t happen. That is, until recently when we had the opportunity to meet some dear friends at a new restaurant in Basel – Cartell. Yum!

Cartell serves up authentic, homemade, delicious Mexican food in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Not only is the vibe of the restaurant chill and relaxed (yes to that), the staff might just pull up a seat, share a drink with you and dive into their life stories.  When the current Chef, Rudolfo did just that, we felt as though we were dining at a good friend’s house making our experience that much more enjoyable.

So, if you are hankering for some hardcore, authentic Mexican food, head over to Cartell located at: Henric Petri-Strasse 24 – 4051 Basel. We promise, you won’t be disappointed!

We had a rule, which we have now broken on multiple occasions. The latest installment of rule breaking happened on our eighth or ninth trip to Mallorca. Shoot, we were only supposed to go once, but there is something about that island that pulls us back. Perhaps it steams from the early days of our marriage when we stumbled upon dreamy pictures of that island that left us pining for a romantic anniversary destination. Or it could quite possibly be that we reside in a landlocked country that doesn’t have an ocean of its own. Maybe it is the fact that we can fly there in less than two hours. Or the sight of our children splashing in the ocean, running down the shores of the salty sea like puppies freed at last, we sigh in their delight. Or the warm embrace we receive each time we visit our dear friends that call the island home. Those hugs, those familiar faces and the meals we share gathered around a table that warm and welcoming all inspire us to return.