Hi, my name is Louise and I am a skincare junky. I am constantly in search of a new wonder cream, lotion of potion to make the best of myself. Here, I review all things Swiss beauty.
Ettinbühl Gardens located near Bad Bellingen in Germany around 30 mins drive from Basel. They boast an impressive 1,000 variety rose collection plus a 5 hectare garden with 20 different themed zones to wander through. If you are interested in photography the gardens offer a lot of amazing vistas for portraits. Take a picnic blanket in the summer months and while away the hours in the most idyllic setting.
Vend apple juice by the litre a Kuerbisegge in Muttenz. Remember your own bottle of flask!
The museums pass will get you and your children access to over 300 museums in Switzerland and over the border in France and Germany.
What to look out for at the market to recreate the Herbstmesse at home.
The farm at Obere Wanne in Liestal has quite the offer with a self pick flower paradise, a maize maze and kürbisland or pumpkin land that opens Sept-Oct every year.
The Fünfschilling is a restaurant on a vineyard that is tucked away in Fischingen and small village near Binzen in Germany that is around 25 mins drive from Basel. Fünfschilling is a great place to take the entire family to have an inexpensive family meal, to buy reasonably priced wine, spirits and visit their farm shop that is packed full of seasonal fruit and vegetables and other tasty treats. They also have a wonderful playground for kids and some really yummy cakes.
Well, the weather has certainly changed and the nights are getting darker earlier which makes me want to stew food and eat lots of molten cheese. What are the best things to do in Basel in October? Search for an amazing pumpkin, enjoy the parks and gardens of Basel, go to the Theatre, relax in the spa or go to one of the many Museum’s in Basel.
When I entered the Zum Kuss, Cafe Kultur Bar, I was taken a back about how quirky, small and inviting the space was. There were wooden, old style, Parisian seating, a large table with candelabra on it and the most intriguing wall of spirits behind the bar, it was a bit like walking into the bar version of Diagon Alley’s wand shop.