Dolce & Gabbana Pannettoni

Are you a fashion-loving gourmand? Then you will indulge in this collaboration between the creativity of Dolce & Gabbana and the confectionery artistry of Fiasconaro that results in a unique recipe: the typical Milanese panettone, revisited with the flavours of Sicily.

An artisanal product that combines a stylish design with that of pastry; the panettone is produced in two variations: one 1 kg Sicilian Pistachio panettone covered in white chocolate (with a velvety Pistachio cream in a special jar); and one with Sicilian Citrus fruits and Saffron, available in both 1 kg and 100 g sizes.

Making these panettoni even more desirable are the tin boxes that contain them. Expressly designed by the most famous Sicilian artisans, these brightly coloured and illustrated boxes are inspired by the decorative motifs of Sicilian carts and the characters of the traditional puppet theatres, rendering them precious objects to collect.

Furthermore, the 1kg panettone is also available to purchase with a decorated tray. Also in tin, this tray can be kept as a collector’s item.

I am loving them. Available online and in Zurich at Jelmoli‘s food corner.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana and © Sandra Bauknecht

YSL Or Rouge – Red Gold for Your Skin


Great news for all beauty aficionados: Yves Saint Laurent‘s new luxurious premium skin care line OR ROUGE fights aging with the help of saffron, often called red gold, as the key ingredient. But it’s not just any saffron strain, explained Stephan Bezy, International General Manager of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, it comes from high in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, a country with historic links to the founding couturier himself, since that’s where Saint Laurent gleaned inspiration. Saffron pistils from crocus flowers grown there contain a high concentration of a unique glycan known as crocin. Glycans play a leading role in skin’s cell communication and metabolism, plus contribute to tissue structure and architecture. Their quantity diminishes as people age, causing skin to lose substance and the deterioration of its supporting architecture.

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I have tried this new skin care collection since a few weeks and it has absolutely convinced me. It targets the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, smile lines and roughness. Dullness and dark spots are reduced, leaving the skin appearing more radiant, firmer and more uniform.

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Or Rouge Cream
CHF 539.00 (50ml)
Or Rouge Eye Creamicon
CHF 243.00 (15ml)
Or Rouge Lotion icon
CHF 182.00 (200ml)

Available at Harrods as an online exclusive. In Switzerland at Jelmoli Zurich and Globus Basel.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of YSL

Jo Malone Saffron


Jo Malone extends the Cologne Intense range with a new scent, SAFFRON. Spiced with pink pepper and the heat of incense, the golden saffron is striking against the creamy warmth of pale woods. A vivid statement that is quite different from the Jo Malone scents we know. I like it a lot and love to pair it with Blackberry & Bay.

Top note: Incense
Middle note: Saffron
Base note: Pale woods

Available starting this month for CHF 165.00 (100ml) at Jelmoli Zurich and Globus Geneva.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: Courtesy of Jo Malone