English? Très chic.

It’s been trendIMG_6371.jpgy in the states for a while now to put random French phrases on clothes and bags, and I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a sucker for the French tees that line the shelves of J.Crew and Madewell. That’s why I’ve been somewhat amused that, in many of the clothing shop windows in Geneva, what do I see? English, English, English.

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Door Pushers

For an American, living in Geneva comes with a number of obvious adjustments, chief among them that whole speaking French thing. But many of the other differences are much more subtle – nothing you would find explained in the latest edition of your Switzerland guidebook – and for me, those have been the most fascinating.

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