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Local entrepreneurs Barbara Traulsen and Selene Folkesson continue their success with the popular multi-functional straps and fashion accessories, Brappz, started in 2014. We published this article at the time. The idea started in a fitting room battling with the bra-strap dilemma: to conceal or reveal? They decided to reveal but with style! By swapping the traditional unsightly bra strap for a sassy silicon strap and fun, detachable hook, they created a clever fashion accessory that doesn’t look, feel or adjust like a conventional bra strap.  

The strappz (straps) make the perfect fashion accessory for anyone who enjoys designer bra-straps but Brappz also comes as stylish additions to your hair, designer bracelets around your wrist, necklaces, or even trendy laces in your shoes!

These silicone-based strappz and 2-way detachable hooks come in a large variety of colors and sizes. Snap on charms, including Smiley™, as well as heart shaped ones really add that all-important bling. We've just been informed that you will receive 2 flamboyant red strappz with any order over Fr. 20.- made by the end of February 2019! In addition, Brappz are giving knowitall.ch readers an extra something: read below to see what it is!

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Following the success of previous promotional offers, knowitall.ch is pleased to announce that we can, once more, offer our readers a special rate when they purchase a Body Pass, the discount scheme which gives members immediate access to 150 of the best spas, institutes and hair salons in Switzerland and neighboring France – all at half price!

For purchases made through the Body Pass website, knowitall.ch readers need only pay Fr. 75.- instead of Fr. 85.- for the "Member Card 2019" version of the pass. Enter the "know2019" discount code when you make your purchase via the Body Pass website.

The new online prices mean that Body Pass not only makes an ideal treat for yourself - saving you 50% on all further treatments booked with the pass -  it also makes a perfect gift for family and friends!

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Exciting and unusual Christmas present ideas from over 60 different local creators!

Know-it-all passport® is hosting its second pop-up shop in a central Geneva location from 26 November through 24 December 2018.

Located in the popular Planète Charmilles shopping center, Know-it-all Marketplace will showcase the work of local creative people who have a passion for creating things and love to share this passion.

With unusual products ranging from hard-to-find "man gifts" and luxury accessories for the ladies, handmade soaps, jewelry that you won't find anywhere else, chic clothing for kids, silk scarves, works of art, ceramics, posters, books from local authors, and delicious food for the entire family, you won’t need to go anywhere else for your Christmas gifts this year! Chances are you will want to treat yourself to a few items too!

Over 60 local creators

Each of the 64 creators has had to go through a rigorous selection process to avoid imported products with no local creative input. Some amazing new talent has risen to the surface with Jana #33 who paints with wine and beer, Sarune #52 who soaks leaves in a solution that allows their natural colors to print onto silk scarves, Mamy Bail #29 who embroiders the most intricate of cross-stitch and patchwork, to name a few! Of course, there are some of your favorite vendors from last year too including Joan #48 with her chilli jams, Claire #37 with her "lost wax" silver jewelry, and 3 soap makers #2, #13, #32. Impossible to name them all so please check them out online or just make your rounds.

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A new coffee-table book has just been published that will delight Federer fans the world over!

Called “Federesque”, the new large-format, 104 page, hardback book provides a unique photographic study of Roger Federer’s 20-year career on the ATP circuit, and pays testament to the never-ending record-breaking achievements that have now led to him being called the greatest tennis player of all time!

Not just another Federer book!

With approximately 30 books already devoted to Roger Federer’s tennis, what gave Geneva publisher, Sandor Szabados, the idea to produce another?  He told knowitall.ch,

“In November 2017, I was looking for an elegant book on Roger Federer to give as a Christmas present. Whilst I found many books about Roger’s tennis, I couldn’t find a single high-end photographic coffee-table book on the man himself. So, being a photographer, publisher and Federer fan in my own right, I decided to create the book that I was seeking myself!”

“Federesque” has been published by BTL- Beyond the Lens. Printed with an elegant landscape design, it includes artistic photos from the 20 Grand Slams he has won over his illustrious 20-year career.

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With all the talk in the media about children spending too much time looking at electronic screens, it’s great to learn about local businesses launching innovative new products and services that will challenge and sharpen our kids’ minds.

So when one of our readers recommended The STEAM Room to us, an exciting online shopping resource based in Switzerland, selling award-winning toys and games focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, we were keen to find out more!

The smartest toys in the world!

Launched from her home in Pomy, near Yverdon-les-Bains, The STEAM Room, represents over 2 years’ research by Gina Noonan, as she travelled round the world sifting through, testing and choosing the “best in class” educational toys and games for kids aged between 3 and 14 years old.  A parent herself, Gina felt a need to support the educational revolution that has been happening over recent years in the best and most forward thinking schools in the world, and was especially keen to discover what she could do as a mom to help support the learning process in the classroom.