Pizza Leggera

After a 14.5 mile hike and barely eating, do you even care what your dinner is? Absolutely, you do not. These are the times that you are basically obligated to dine at the restaurant in your building- for me, this was Pizza Leggera. I’d tried this joint once before and accidentally ordered a super weird…

Arakel Wine Bar – Geneva

My lovely friend took me to Arakel wine bar in my Eaux Vies neighborhood in Geneva as a welcome dinner to the city she loves so much. Arakel was a new place for her to try, but it ended up being an excellent choice- the food (and wine) were delightful, our waiter was so attentive…

Creperie d’Ouchy

Do not mistake this with a douchy creperie, as it was rather a lovely, Creperie d’Ouchy. Situated across the street from the lake, this waterfront restaurant is always packed with people, but receives average reviews. On my last day in Lausanne, I needed a simple, fairly quick lunch so I thought why not try it….

Ristorante St Paul – Lausanne

On the recommendation of my cute new cheese guy of Dimora Romeo, I test drove what he claims is the best Italian restaurant in Lausanne, Ristorante St. Paul. So one, *shocker* rainy evening, I was having a drink in the Flon neighborhood after shopping a sneakerhead store to ease my weary soles. Honestly, I was…

Rue d’Ouchy – Lausanne

The month of September 2020 was spent just a stone’s throw from the Rue d’Ouchy (which makes for quite some funny business signs) in Lausanne. This wide residential street was quite charming and packed with flower shops and grand old buildings. The local businesses quickly became some of my favorites in the city. Dimora Romeo…

Piazza San Marco – Lausanne

Does it feel like I’ve been dining out a lot? Yes, to me also. For two weeks of quarantine I dined in and then in the two weeks I had remaining in Lausanne, I guess I just had to get it all out on the table…all the tables… of all the restaurants. Piazza San Marco…

Minuit Soleil – Lausanne

On a rainy Saturday, I showed up for lunch at Minuit Soleil near the old town of Lausanne. The restaurant had rave reviews online and from a colleague so I was surprised when there was just one other table of another solo lady on a weekend afternoon at 1PM. I’d come to the restaurant for…

Royal Savoy Hotel Lausanne

My sentiment of the Royal Hotel Lausanne went from 100% to exactly 50%/50% in just two weeks. Yes, this gorgeous hotel, seemingly previously haunted mansion has some definite charms and some room for improvement. Let’s cycle back to mid-September when the sky was blue and you could enjoy dining al fresco– this hotel was a…

White Horse Tavern

The White Horse Tavern in Ouchy is my ‘local’ as they say, so it has been overdue to give it a test drive. I chose the Monday holiday to do so as the restaurants on the lake were quite jammed and a normal, Anglo pub just felt right and easy. It was nice, very clean,…

La Vue Restaurant- Gstaad

The Huus Hotel was so lovely that I had to tell you about their one downfall, really major disappointment to all it served the night of September 19 – their restaurant, La Vue. As a solo lady traveler, I never know if I am going to bumped from places because my check probably won’t amount…

Huus Hotel- Saanen/Gstaad

The Golden Pass train dropped me at Saanen where I was met by (a pre-arranged) red-suspender-clad member of the Huus Hotel Team. He quickly drove me the ten minutes up the mountain in a Huus branded Land Rover and deposited me straight to a velvety couch, coffee in hand. I felt very taken care of…

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….