Zurich: Seductive City without even really trying
“Everything I wanted to see or do was within walking distance: I could drink the best coffee by day, see non-dubbed English films in the afternoon, and sit quietly in a perfect Italian restaurant in the Kreis Vier district in the evening and watch smart-looking couples pull up in their muscular Audis...
You can tell a lot about a town by the cars that circulate through its streets, and Zurich is firmly an Audi town.
Just as the brand is discreet, confident, and a little sporty, the same can be said for the city: Zurich doesn't reveal or share its secrets readily, there's a bit of self-satisfaction that can veer close to arrogance, and the 90-minute drive up to the Alps makes most locals more sportif than average.
For both visitors and residents, the city makes entertaining incredibly easy. New York, Paris, and London have increasingly become obsessed with guest lists, knowing the doorman, and planning everything in advance; Zurich is a place where you can decide to have a night out after you've folded your napkin at 10:30 P.M. All over various districts of the city, bars stay open late, are populated by handsome people, and don't require customers to endure attitude from a jumped-up kid with a clipboard and earpiece.”
By Tyler Brule, British native, Zurich citizen
“Summer is the best time to visit my city because Zurich comes to life to celebrate it. Join the locals for a dip in the lake or the Limmat River, a barbecue at one of the many green areas the city offers, or a drink at one of the badis, open-air bathing areas that become bars at night.”
By Ana Maria Malpartida, Peruvian-born Swiss-at-heart
The Dolder Grand
It is the perfect environment for people who are looking for pleasure exclusivity and relaxation: 176 luxurious rooms and suites, exquisite cuisine, a spa covering 4000 square meters, generous banqueting and seminar facilities and a remarquable art collection. The original "Curhaus" dating from 1899 presents itself as the luxury-class City Resort. The hotel's elevated location, between the pulsating life of the city and a refreshingly natural green zone, provides a magnificent view of the city of Zurich, the lake and the Alps.
Kurhausstrasse 65; +41 44 456 60 00
Sein's casual approach to gourmet dining has made it a favourite on the Zurich culinary scene, its well crafted menu incorporating a mixture of classic recipes, fusion offerings and creative vegetarian dishes. Sample creations by Japanese head chef Ken Nakano include fried duck breast with mashed potato, duck liver and Tasmanian pepper and veal steak with yellow wine sauce. The restaurant has also received numerous industry awards in the last decade.
Schützengasse 5; 044 221 10 65
Leading Salons in Zurich
Charles Aellen Company for Hair in Zürich is one of the few addresses in this town for perfect cuts, colors and blowouts. Charles Aellen Salon in Zürich was created in 1995 by Charles (Karl) and his business partner Lars as a salon for hairstyles and for people who wanted to spend a little more and get the hottest looks direct from Paris, London and New York.
Charles Aellen Salon was an immediate hit and became a sort of well-known "secret" among the jet set and prominent Swiss.
Toedistrasse 1, Zurich, CH - 8002, Switzerland
T. +41 44 201 78 10
For more than three decades, EN VOGUE salons have stood for sophisticated hairstyling. Branches of Claudio Tollardo’s renowned salons can be found not only in Zurich, but in Moscow and Dubai too. Celebrities from around the world value their service since years. Contemporary, modern haircuts are the signature style of this internationally oriented company.
The art of cutting hair is very old, and yet always subject to the changes of time. Both, civilization and individuals, have constantly had a diverse effect upon the profession. It is exactly this variety and diversity that keeps the curiosity of the EN VOGUE team alive. The EN VOGUE stylists incorporate this philosophy at all salon branches.
Fashion is a large part of EN VOGUE; personalities often seek a new look and entrust the team at EN VOGUE with their new image creation. EN VOGUE is also involved in the design and styling at fashion shows and television broadcasts.
The hair styling profession is one of the finest. Its art lies in creating something new from the non-existent. Trend alone is not enough: people, their character and their given conditions are just as important. Much is predefined by nature and everybody still has much to learn from it. This change in thinking has already started a long time ago!
Hotel Dolder Grand; Kurhausstrasse 65, Zurich, 8032, Switzerland
T. +41 44 456 64 99
Pedro Sanchez Boutique Coiffeur in Zurich is most beautiful located directly on the river Limmat near the Muensterhof. The Pedro Sanchez Boutique Salon in Zurich at the Kaembelgasse 4 shines in a bright natural setting of a 16th century house. You will find an international flair and exceptional service in this intimate salon with its staff specialized in creative hair coloring, long hair dressing and event styling.
Kämbelgasse 4, Zürich, 8001, Switzerland
T. +41 43 544 886
After Roman Thomas Kamp built his expertise for years with renowned hairstylists, he realized his own ideas for the first time from 2002 in his salon in Bocholt, the largest city located in the western Münsterland. The vote for the 'Salon of the Year ", and the appointment of World Online's third-best hairdresser in Germany has been awarded are only a few of its many awards, Roman Thomas Kamp for his uncompromising quality.
Zurich - a vibrant city, connected to tradition and modernity in a unique way, has awakened in Roman Thomas Kamp desire to not only meet the highest standards of international hair design, but also to define new.
Lessingstr. 9, Zurich, 8002, Switzerland
T. +41 44 280 0088