Le Pavois – Morges

After a strenuous morning strolling through a park full of tulips, my friend and I had a leisurely lunch at Le Pavois on the lake in Morges. The restaurant was teaming with families for Mother’s Day, but it was nice to be out and sit on a terrace, even if we were far from our…

Swiss Miss: Morges & the Festival of Tulips

On Sunday my partner-in-crime and I headed over the the nearby town of Morges for some lakefront strolling and the spectator sport of the annual tulip festival. The park was absolutely gorgeous, awash in a rainbow of tulips, the foreground to a gloriously sunny day after ten days of rain. We had a leisurely lunch,…

L’Atelier in Lavaux

L’Atelier, the only restaurant I could dine in this quarter thanks to my last minute hotel stay at Hotel Lavaux. The restaurant was very well spaced for the pandemic and the entire wall of open windows ensured that guests got plenty of circulated air if not able to dine on the terrace. I was surprised…

Swiss Miss: Epesses

The next day I woke up early in Cully and decided that I would walk the 1.5 hours to the funicular that would take me to my lunch in Vevey. Whelp, about 20 minutes in, I was greeted with a charming sign stating that ‘yeah we get that this is the most scenic road in…

Hotel Lavaux

You’re immediately greeted with a pretty, modern terrace, oddly situated on the main road. The lobby was extremely small and sparse, letting the terrace off to the side do the heavy lifting of coffee and croissants. My room was a single and was immaculate. Cozy bedding and blackout blinds made it excellent for sleeping. The…

Swiss Miss: Lavaux Region & Cully

This last week a few events had me thinking about how short life is and who knows what time looks like on the planet or even just in Switzerland. I needed to make the most of it. So, an impromtu weekend away to reflect and be in nature sounded perfect. OK, maybe there would be…

Swiss Miss: Vevey

Vevey, another end of the line train stop found last Sunday adventure day. Absolutely darling lakeside promenade lined with restaurants, music, a good museum, and of course, a giant fork. I must admit, I didn’t know anything about this town prior to arriving so a greeting from a giant fork was beyond charming. Looking forward…

Swiss Miss: Easter Eats

The last six weeks have had shops hawking their finest in Easter treats, many of which are thematically shaped baked goods. I have honestly been shocked by what a big holiday this is over here- chocolate rabbits and eggs of every size and color and Easter bakes from discount chain to glamorous patisserie. One one…

Ramping Up to Spring

What’s in a ramp….? Answer: no one knows! So, when I saw what I thought was a ramp in my local market, I was all about it. So much so, I bought ramp pasta, ramp pesto, and fresh ramps. I was here to embrace a country who really commits to seasonality. You can imagine my…

Swiss Miss: Interlaken & Grindelwald

It had been <gulp> 11ish years since I’d been to Interlaken and I’m amused to say that it has not changed one bit! At least the old town looks just as it did, complete with a sign in the window of an adult shop claiming ‘last sex shop before the Jungfrau.’ Glad to know that…

Hey Restaurant- Interlaken

We’d planned to dine at The Hey Restaurant both nights of our stay as a hotel stay is required for in-restaurant dining in Switzerland just now. To say that we were elated to put on decent clothes and be served food we did not cook ourselves was an understatement. Friday night rolled around and we…

The Hey Hotel- Interlaken

The Hey Hotel Interlaken was my recent crash pad for a few days of hiking and sightseeing in the Alps. This was the first hotel I’d selected maybe since early 2020! A few airport hotels in between…I was hoping this would be a breath of fresh air. Hey cow mascot upon entering….she’s a beauty, but…