Golden Pass Swiss Railway

I’ve always had a love for train travel, maybe because I’ve never had the ‘pleasure’ of it in the US. High on my list is an old timey, Orient Express type- preferably run by the Belmond Hotel Group train ride. Well, these far exceed my pay grade, so Switzerland’s Golden Pass was an economical substitute….

Cafe de Grancy

My first Swiss meal out of quarantine was maybe not the most Swiss… a lovely salmon tartare from Cafe de Grancy. I enjoyed it with a glass of local white while sitting in the sunshine. The food was good and plentiful, but not completely too much. This place came highly rated by some fancy folks…

The Greek Project

Get me to the Greek! My best far so far (10 days in) has been The Greek Project in Lausanne. I’ve ordered delivery twice and it’s been absolutely fresh and delicious both times. Uber Eats gives you 13 CHF off of 50 CHF which is a relative steal for the three meals I divide it…

Slice Lausanne

Quarantine cooking with no pantry has proved ‘intersting.’ The two proper meals I’ve made have been downright bad. My main focus these days is omlettes and salads. How am I going to cook for my imaginary French dinner parties?? After a really disappointing meal Friday, I needed a redemption on Saturday and that would be…

Loewe’s O’Hare

The calm before the storm- that’s what the Loewe’s O’Hare hotel was to be for me. Feels like a grand state for an airport hotel, but I’m into the intense pressure of it. You see, European flights from Raleigh are currently all cancelled, so I had to fly through an American hub. Miami was out…

Swiss Miss Status Activated

Hi Friends! It has been just a minute! Not for lack of missing you all and this cuddly little blog, but because I’ve been working my bum off so that I could pick up and move…to Switzerland! I’m here in the country and it still feels surreal to write that I’ve moved abroad. I’m not…

Macarons and Mayhem Guide: London

MACARONS Aux Merveilleux de Fred:  Cramique and meringues straight from Paris. Harrod’s:  Snacks on snacks on snacks…. Laduree:  For when you can’t travel to Paris. Maitre Choux: Gorgeous eclairs both sweet and savory. Violet Bakery: California meets royal sweet treats and lunch. MAYHEM American Bar at The Savoy:  Classic. Posh. Old school cocktails ($5000 Sazerac,…

Macarons in Bed

That’s Macarons in Bed, not mayhem…get your mind out of the gutter. Macarons in Bed are not only a sweet luxury en suite, they’re also the new hotel ranking system from the gorgeous team behind this tasty blog of wanderlust. Along with each sometimes sarcastic, sometimes overly passionate hotel write-up, a number of macarons will…

The Laslett- London

After a week in Bristol, I was beyond grateful to return to London, even if just for like 16 hours. My return to town brought me in via Paddington station, which could also offer me the Paddington Express to Heathrow in the morning, so I decided to stay close and hang out in Notting Hill…

The Village Hotel- Bristol

Bristol was… Bristol? I’m really not sure how else to describe the cold, windy, rainy, industrial city. Parked for a week! on the outskirts of the city for a training, I really didn’t experience much of Bristol, but I did see every inch of The Village Hotel and can confirm that this is quite a…

Snacks in Sea Containers- London

Day 1: Arrive to the hotel at 2PM, just waking up from the airport Sofitel and transferring across town for a weekend of ‘fun’. Here, ‘fun’ is code for my BFF is in town and I can’t get out of bed. Butternut squash soup it is with this gorgeous bread that I could have eaten…

The 1040- Brussels

While it is my wish that no one has to stay at weakest link in the Sofitel portfolio, Sofitel Brussels Europe, the property surprisingly hosts an exceptional restaurant, The 1040. The restaurant came so highly recommended from the lovely bar staff of the same name that I just had to try and it and I…