Invited to a party this festive season? Skip the bottle of wine and spring for one of these local gifts to delight your hosts!
We know everyone loves the gesture of bringing a bottle of wine, but why not spruce it up and bring homemade local (yes, made in Lausanne!) liquor with absolutely gorgeous packaging? Jonathan Bornand declares that he is "on a mission to elevate the drinks culture through creativity" and with a single sip of his concoctions, you'll believe it too.
Jonathan is crowd-funding to bring his cocktail creations to life via a mobile cocktail bar, in a retro-chic van that you can rent for your events called Clementine. You can find more info and support here.
Discover the COLOC workshop's best-selling cutting board—offered in three formats and various colors. Perfect for elevating aperitifs, its marble or terrazzo-style patterns add a touch of sophistication. Founded in 2020 right here in Lausanne by former roommates Mégane and Séverine, COLOC is a workshop dedicated to crafting unique, eco-resin everyday objects in line with their values.
Formerly known as Entre Ciel et Herbe, Farm Fresh is a local producer of organic pastured meat that sells online and at the Lausanne market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This festive season they offer a "coffret cadeau" that includes delicious and curated local meats and cheeses, flutes, and a bottle of wine. Think about your host having the highest quality and locally produced apero handed to them to enjoy when they please.
You can read more about Farm Fresh here on TLG and watch a gorgeous video about what they do here.
Because fresh flowers are lovely but die within a couple of days, we're finding that a bouquet of wild, dried flowers is a wonderful way to add a touch of softness and color to our spaces. Lucille at La Ligneuse has such an eye for floral arrangements and combinations and offers ateliers if you want to learn for yourself.
Natural decorative candles designed and crafted by hand here in the canton of Vaud, subtly scented with essential oils. They have fun designs but maintain a minimalist presence - perfect for any home. Check out their entire collection (a new monogram letter candle is available) and choose the right one for your party host.