Merry Christmas From Switzerland – With Vegan Food & Carols

by gigigriffis

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?).

paste

walnuts

carrots

fries uncooked

fries

sushi vegetarian

christmas

candles

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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13 comments

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.

Maria

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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.

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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!

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gigigriffis December 26, 2013 - 11:14 am

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

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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!

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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.

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B December 29, 2013 - 12:51 am

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gigigriffis December 29, 2013 - 3:37 am

Thanks.

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lee December 29, 2013 - 2:24 pm

a duo with luna next

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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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