Miss L Fire City Guides: GENEVA

 

Miss L Fire have been busy running round Europe the last few weeks, bringing our footwear closer to our shoe lovers! On our way we have compiled a new series of City Guides to our blog for all our L Firettes to enjoy!
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First up GENEVA!
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Whilst in Geneva, I stayed in the beautiful neighbourhood of Carouge. This small area has a vast amount of restaurants, bars, shops and café, and is only a stone’s throw from the centre of town. The main thing, however, is the incredible beauty of this little quarter; pastel coloured houses, wooden shutters on every building, beamed ceilings and flower beds lining the streets.
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I would highly recommend a stay in Carouge’s small hotel, which is family run, Auberge Communale de Carouge.
   
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No Miss L Fire city guide would be complete without a guide to the best boutiques to visit! Without leaving this small corner of the city, you can find a wealth of beautiful stores. For the best shoe shop in the city look no further than La Strada. This compact shoe shop has floor to ceiling beautiful women’s shoes. Another great find was the sister stores: Makadame and Kenko Hoshi, both these small boutiques were filled with lovely women’s clothing from the likes of Max Mara Weekend and Gant.
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Wandering into Geneva you can find the lovely store DAD, which seems to transport you directly to LA when you step through the door. You can find large cactuses hiding in every corner, and even bigger surfboards leaning cooly against the white walls; this is a truly stylish shop. Go here if you want beautiful co-ords, simple tees and sparkly shoes!
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Other great boutiques to check out include:
 
-L’arsenal
-Noa
-Pourquoi pas
- Avant Garde
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When you are tired of shopping, head down to the edge of the lake and take the boat ferry to Geneva’s Botanical Gardens. Sit down for a meal on the edge of the river at the superb restaurant La Perle du Lac. Delicious food looking over the water can truly not be beaten!
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When you are done with lunch, and you feel suitably relaxed, why not head to Bains de Paquis for a dip in Lake Geneva’s water, or if you’re brave enough a dive off the high board.
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If you want to view the lake from a slightly higher point, Mont de Salève offers panoramic views over the city below. Take the bus to the small village at the base of the mountain and head up on foot, or for a mere €6 return you can take a trip up and back on the cable car. You can also enjoy panoramic dinning in the onsite restaurant, complete with hanging balcony looking over Geneva.
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When you are truly exhausted from all your site seeing, head back to Carouge and enjoy a film at Cinéma Bio. A very old, cute cinema in the heart of the neighbourhood. Around the cinema you will also find an array of restaurants, with big terraces perfect for an alfresco dinner.