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Lots of amazing prizes to be won in the daily draw from 1 to 24 December!

The 56 shops and businesses located in Cornavin Station in Geneva are celebrating the magic of Christmas with a huge Advent calendar installed right in the middle of the main hall.

From 1 to 24 December, around 160,000 daily commuters through the station will have the opportunity to take part in 24 daily draws, giving themselves the chance to win one of the many fantastic presents offered by the shops and displayed in each of the 24 Advent windows.

Some of the exciting prizes up for grabs include a Mondaine watch, a Brompton bike, and a camera, not to mention other great Christmas classics such as chocolates, perfume and, of course, an Advent crown!

clynk sufixe watch stand

Know-it-all Marketplace will showcase a luxurious new watch stand, called The One Night Stand, at its pop-up shop in Geneva from 27 November through to 23 December.

The One Night Stand

Designed and produced by Sufixe, the sleek-looking stand will make an ideal Christmas gift for anyone who prizes their precious timepiece, and is the first in what is expected to be a series of new products to be created by the recently launched R&D branch of c:lynk, a long-established design agency that works for multinational clients in and around Geneva.

According to c:lynk founder,  Basil Thuillard, The One Night Stand can serve either as a premium stand to keep at home for precious timepiece owners, or as a window display item not just for watches, but other items too such as jewelry.   The design can be fully customizable through choice of materials, finishings (paint, coatings, raw effect, etc), engravings, colors and more.

Katt Cullen and Lisa Cirieco-Ohlman

Despite all the last minute preparation going on for Know-it-all Marketplace, the new month-long pop-up shop opening in Geneva next Monday, Lisa Cirieco-Ohlman still managed to find time to head over to WRS this morning to talk to Katt Cullen on the Mid Morning Mix.

Click here and listen to what she had to say about her new temporary shop in the Planète Charmilles shopping center and the rigorous selection process that all the creative vendors had to go through to get their products included!

Whether you're looking for inexpensive but unique, handmade craft items to give to your female friends for Christmas, or more luxurious designer gifts to give to your husband, there is something for everybody in the shop, with prices ranging from just Fr. 2.- through to Fr. 300.-.

With every purchase made, you can be sure you will be supporting a local business...Lisa explained on the show that all 54 creators selected to display their wares in the shop come from the Lake Geneva region or nearby.

Katt Cullen and Lisa Cirieco Ohlman

Know-it-all Marketplace will open for business on Monday, 27 November at 9h and will remain open every day except Sundays until the last Saturday before Christmas, 23 December 2017.

Know-it-all Marketplace 2017
Planète Charmilles
Bottom floor between Migros and Jysk
11, promenade de l’Europe (near place des Charmilles)
1203 Genève
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Cash only in our shop. There are many cash machines in the center.
90-minutes free parking
TPG buses 6, 7, 10, 11, 19
There are 50 other shops, restaurants, and service centers in the mall.

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Exciting and unusual Christmas present ideas from over 50 different local creators!

Know-it-all passport® is hosting its first pop-up shop in a central Geneva location from 27 November through 23 December, 2017.

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 to beard oil, jewelry that you won't find anywhere else, chic clothing for kids 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 50 local creators

Each of the 54 creators has had to go through a rigorous selection process, not just by Lisa, who was keen to avoid imported products with no local creative input, but also the Planète Charmilles management team, who wanted to ensure a balanced range of goods for sale in their center.

williams selecting tv options

New website highlights growing demand for internet-based services

If you like watching English TV and have lived in this region for a few years, chances are that you will have installed a satellite dish to watch your favorite TV programmes.  

For many people with satellite, the Freesat service has been more than sufficient to allow them access to a wide selection of free channels, without the hassle of recurring monthly fees. For others, the lure of subscription services like Sky, with its various TV packages covering everything from sport and kids TV through to documentaries and films, is just too much to resist!

However, with the advent of internet TV, everything has changed.  Many people living in this region, especially those who are newly arrived, prefer the convenience of internet-based TV services, which don’t require the potentially costly installation and complicated set-up of satellite dishes.

Although internet TV may be more convenient, there are now so many options available that it’s not always obvious which service to opt for. To help you through this process, local English TV specialists, Williams Services, have set up a new website, https://englishtvservices.com, to help guide you through the main options available in this region.

Divided into 4 sections, the website proposes the following services to customers: