Zurich Events – Laura Heselton, Country Music Festival, Leona Lewis Art On Ice

Three very different events coming to Zurich in the coming weeks – but as things often sell out quickly it may be a good time to book.

Laura Heselton, International psychic medium and motivational workshop leader is coming to Zurich from January 24th to February 8th. Sessions, readings and workshop – so why not “harness your intuition and find your destiny”? To arrange a consultation email Laura here.

Laura Heselton International Medium and psychic

The 29th International Country Music Festival is coming to town and is being held at the Schutzenhaus in Albisguetli from 1st February – 24th March. Full details of the 38 day line up and the schedule can be viewed here.

International Country Music Festival Albisguetli

Don’t forget too that Leona Lewis will be performing at Art On Ice at the Hallenstadion on 31st January till 3rd February. There are still a few tickets available for purchase. Check this link for the latest details and for more details on the event itself read our previous post.

Leona Lewis In Zurich

Photos: Laura Heselton, International Country Music Festival and Art On Ice

Atzmännig – Bijou Ski Resort just outside Zurich

Skiing in Atzmännig Ski resort

This weekend we visited Atzmännig ski resort for the first time. Having lived in Zurich some time now, and skied widely across the Graubunden resorts, as well as in Hoch Ybrig, Flumserberg and in the French part of Switzerland, I can’t believe it’s taken so long to discover this bijou little resort right on our doorstep!

 Atzmännig ski resort

And what a pleasant surprise. From the centre of Zurich, Atzmännig takes under an hour to get to and if you’re coming from Kuesnacht way you can be there in little more than 30 minutes. It’s ideal if you find you’re free for just a morning or afternoon, or if you fancy nothing too challenging, or if other slopes feel like just too long a drive. And it’s great for kids! It also offers free parking and over 1,000 car park spaces.

Atzmännig ski resort

This Saturday was a great day to go and the conditions were fantastic – fresh snow glinted in the sunshine against a backdrop of clear blue skies.  If you don’t fancy hurtling down the slopes at Atzmännig, there are some lovely restaurants you can visit or some great walks you can take around the resort either with or without snow shoes. There are two well marked out “snow shoe trails” and if you don’t have any, snow shoes can be rented on site. See the snow shoe trails here.

Atzmaennig Ski resort near Zurich

Atzmännig is a small resort but it is ideal for families and beginners. It clearly doesn’t offer the breadth and divertity of for example, a resort like Flims, but it has a charm all of it’s own. With various tickets available at a variety of prices including an inexpensive “Punkte Card” which would be ideal if you were only going to do a few runs, it is very accessible in more ways than one. It also has a ski school, a slalom course and offers night skiing and fondue parties – lots of Winter fun for the whole family.

Atzmännig ski resort

 To check out the runs take a look at the piste map here. For the website and full information see here.

Atzmännig Ski resort

All photos ©NewInZurich and taken this Saturday in Atzmännig

Pure Beauty Spa – New in Zurich New Year, New You?

It’s that time of the year for New Year Resolutions and perhaps a new you? Our latest featured Guest Blog is Georgina Georgiu from Pure Beauty Spa.

NewinZurich: Georgina, tell us a little bit about yourself and how new you are to Zurich.

Georgina: I moved to Zurich last November so strictly speaking I am not ‘New in Zurich’, but the business, Pure Beauty Spa, is! My sister, Alexandra, and I are partners and we are both UK certified, experienced professional Beauty Therapists with over fifteen years’ experience working in the beauty and spa industry in the UK and abroad. We were previously located in Greece where we successfully owned and managed the same business there too.

Georgina Georgiu, Pure Beauty Spa

NewInZurich: So how did you start your business in Zurich?

Georgina: After a couple of months in Zurich I soon realised that I either had to speak German fluently or start my own business so I did an intensive German course and created a website. During this time I had made quite a few contacts and had a number of regular clients and together with my sister started searching for permanent premises which we found in a great location in Seefeld with parking for our customers too!  Pure Beauty Spa now has a new lease of life – this time in Zurich instead of our home town in Greece.  We realise how lucky we are and how many people dream about doing something like this every day.

NewInZurich: What was the hardest thing about starting your own business and living your dream?

Georgina: Getting the salon up and running was a huge challenge especially as we both do not speak German. We signed the contracts and got the keys in mid-October, and that’s when the real work began. We had originally thought it would take us two weeks but that proved to be very unrealistic and so one month later we very happily opened our doors.  Perseverance is the name of the game!

NewInZurich: So what does Pure Beauty Spa offer?

Georgina: We offer a premium range of professional beauty and spa treatments for both men and women. From essential beauty treatments (facials, waxing, nails, massage) to specialised treatments such as spa body treatments, non-surgical face lifting, microdermabrasion, red vein and pigmentation treatments, permanent hair removal and cellulite reducing treatments. We use and retail some of the best, world renowned spa brands in the industry. Such as Elemis, OPI, CND Shellac, Jane Iredale Skincare Makeup, LND:Skins sunless tanning system, Lycon Precision Waxing  and Pukka Teas, to name but a few. We also offer gift cards which can be purchased online, over the phone or at the spa.  We can even send them out to you.

NewInZurich: And you have some special offers to tell us about?

Georgina: Yes, we have a Special Introductory Offer for New in Zurich readers. We would like to offer you 10% off your first treatment with us and the first 10 lucky people to contact us will receive a free 20min Massage for every Facial Treatment Booked (1Hr min). Please quote New in Zurich at time of booking.

NewInZurich: You also have a very special date coming up.

Georgina: Our opening party celebration will take place on Thursday 31st January from 6pm at our new premises on Zollikerstrasse 82, 8008 Zurich. Please email info@purebeautyspa.ch if you would like to come and let us know if you are bringing a guest. We look forward to seeing you!

Appointments can be booked via our website or by sending an email to: info@purebeautyspa.ch  or by calling:  043 544 31 31 or 078 640 71 78 

36th Zuercher Silvesterlauf – join the Zurich City Run on 16th December!

The 36th “Silvesterlauf” takes place in Zurich on the 16th December.  You can either register online via www.datasport.ch or you can email info@silvesterlauf.ch and request an “Einzahlungsschein” for payment.  Registration via Einzahunsschein closes on 1st December and online on the 9th December – so you still have time to both get in condition and to register.

There are all sorts of categories you can register in – for example, father and child, families, mother and child, “I’m fit”, “Run for Fun” etc, etc!  So find one that suits you and enjoy the run through Zurich. For more information (in German) click here.

Photo: http://www.silvesterlauf.ch

Last Minute Sports Discounts

Time Out Sports shop in Uster, near Zurich is running some great discounts on sports gear until 1st September for its “Club Weeks” promotion.
– 30% off boots and balls for tennis, soccer, handball, volleyball or land hockey
– 20% off the rest of the entire range (except for net items and service costs)
and what’s more, you can choose to support a local sports club will that will also benefit from you purchase if you want to! Please note payment must be cash or debit card and you just need to fill in a “club weeks” form in the shop. Hurry, as the offer ends 1st September
Sport Shop Time Out Uster AGPfäffikerstrasse 30, Uster
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Zumba Party in Zurich Friday 24th August

This Friday 24th why not go to the “Zumba Party” at Holmes Place in Zurich (5th Floor of Jelmoli). From 6pm – 9.30pm. Fitness with an apero – enjoy the fun! Members CHF 35 and non-members CHF 45. Register at reception or with dana.kettner@holmesplace.ch

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Hot & Sunny this weekend! Why not cool off in a Badi?

Really hot sunny weather predicted this weekend with highs of 35C and 36C expected throughout Switzerland by Sunday. The hot weather should continue till Tuesday with no rain in sight.  Enjoy the weather and don’t forget the suncream and water bottles! If you fancy cooling off with a swim why not check out this list of Badis in Zurich.

Special Sports Discounts for Sports Club Members 14th Aug – 1st Sept

Are you a member of a Sports Club? If so, why not take advantage of some great discounts at Time Out Sports shop in Uster, near Zurich – which will enable both you and your club to benefit!
You will need to fill in a form at the shop like the one attached to get:-
– 30% off boots and balls for tennis, soccer, handball, volleyball or land hockey
– 20% off the rest of the entire range (except for net items and service costs)
and what’s more, your sports club will get 3% cash back on all items purchased by its members as a credit note!
Please note payment must be cash or debit card. Hurry, as the offer is from 14th August – 1st September
Sport Shop Time Out Uster AGPfäffikerstrasse 30, Uster
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Summer’s Back (Hopefully!)

Today’s 20 Minutes has some suggestions on how to spend this beautiful weather, e.g.,       1) Why not try out the wave pool at Badi Letzigraben ? The waves are up to 1.5m high, every half an hour!
2) Starting tomorrow free live Openair concerts with Zurich musicians at Baeckeranlage
3) Hike up to Albishorn to take in the views 909 meter above sea level and why not visit the Bergrestaurant for lunch? Access only by foot – take the train to Langnau Gattikon. (closed Thursdays)
4) The first Seilpark (high wire park) in the Kanton of Zurich is now open daily in Kloten