Merry Christmas From Switzerland – With Vegan Food & Carols

by Gigi Griffis

In my long tradition of never doing anything the normal way, this year’s Christmas was celebrated on Christmas Eve in a small, beautifully lit Swiss town. It also turned into a girls’ night, with three women from different cultures, and giant piles of fresh, tasty vegan food (who even knew vegan sushi was this amazing?).




fries uncooked


sushi vegetarian



Christmas decorations

In all, a really beautiful little celebration.

And, since it’s Christmas, I thought perhaps I’d give you all a little gift – from me to you across miles and oceans. Two Christmas Carols sung from the warmth of my little Croatian studio just before I was invited back to Switzerland to continue my visa-getting process.

I hope they make you smile:

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Maria December 26, 2013 - 6:09 am

Hi Gigi,
You have a beautiful voice and I enjoyed the carols. Is the picture of the living room where you are staying in Switzerland? It looks lovely. As always thanks for sharing.


gigigriffis December 26, 2013 - 6:22 am

Thanks – and yes: this is my current home, a place people lovingly call The Fairy House because it feels magical.

Christine December 26, 2013 - 9:40 am

You never cease to amaze you wonderfully talented and exciting person you! ;) Miss you!! Glad you’ve made it to Switzerland! Ring my sister and send me photos of yoru continued fun!

gigigriffis December 26, 2013 - 11:14 am

Thanks! Your sister said she might be in the Oberland sometime soon, so hoping to see her!

Maria December 26, 2013 - 10:03 am

I have always admired vegans for their discipline but thought it far too difficult to maintain… until I read this post – what a fest!

gigigriffis December 26, 2013 - 11:15 am

Yeah. I still don’t think I could go vegan myself, but my roommate has totally blown my mind with her incredibly creative and tasty vegan cooking. I’m definitely more open to vegan eating than ever before.

B December 29, 2013 - 12:51 am

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gigigriffis December 29, 2013 - 3:37 am


lee December 29, 2013 - 2:24 pm

a duo with luna next

gigigriffis December 30, 2013 - 2:53 am


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gigigriffis July 9, 2014 - 5:19 am

No idea. Sorry.

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