Yvoire, France

One very easy day trip from Nyon is to hop on a ferry across the lake to Yvoire, France. Expect an afternoon full of meandering lanes that lead you down toward a castle and active fishing village or up the hill towards gardens and tourist shop after tourist shop. It makes for a truly lovely…

Neuchatel, Switzerland

Ah, Neuchatel- people just love this place! I had to find out for myself as it had been on the short list for some time. Perhaps it would have been better with a local or an activity in mind, but Neuchatel was some old buildings not so far from water. Charming, for instance the one…

Morges, Switzerland

A meandering park along the deposits you in one of two flower festivals held throughout the year. Pass old homes, a casino, and plenty of dining options along the way. Opt for a less stuffy lunch by dining in the town center just a block behind the grand dames of the lakeside and find yourself…

Flores- Yvoire

There’s not much to do on the weekends in Nyon, but one thing that always draws a crowd (with good reason) is the twenty minute boat ride across the lake to Yvoire in France. A charming medieval town chock full of flowers, hilly streets, and the obligatory castle, it’s the perfect place to spend the…

Le Bologne- Geneva

After my first week of “hard” chemo, an easy treat seemed to be a fancy lady lunch out at Le Bologne, a Geneva resto that’s been on my list for some time. The real plan was to follow this with a trip to the art museum (finally) but just couldn’t seem to get myself there!…

Chiche ou Pas Chiche- Geneva

Chiche (chic) or not chic… that is the question. Actually, the question is what does this really mean??? Also, why haven’t I been here before?? A charming patio just off of the park in Plainpalais and an easily-Instagrammable interior coupled with delicious food- finally, I could have a go-to lunch/brunch spot in Geneva! We were…

Kha Tha Thai- Geneva

My fr-olleague (that’s friend/colleague) and I are ever on the quest for a really good meal in Switzerland…more specifically, really good Asian cuisine. Our low points were eating bao buns clearly made of cement mixture in some dodgy area of Geneva. Shortly followed by eating uncooked pork gyoza outside, at a dark table of an…

Restaurant Les Armures- Geneva

Dining out in Geneva is an event. Mostly because it is so darn pricey you have to really plan it well and make it a worthwhile investment. So, it’s pretty surprising that I dined out twice in one week at all, but twice in the same place, Restaurant Les Armures of old town Geneva. The…

Pizza Vino- Geneva

One sunny day of recent, I’d spent 5-6 miles traipsing around Geneva to the point where I officially had a sandals suntan. Naturally, I’d worked up an appetite. Rather than Google what’s best in the area (and there are tons of options in the neighborhood of Carouge) I opted for what looked good on a…

Restaurant Octopus- Geneva

Remember that time I dined at Restaurant Octopus in Geneva? It felt like yesterday…well, it nearly was! That’s how I had octopuses so near and dear to my mind when I answered a trivia question from Geneva Buy Club regarding which restaurant’s signature dish was….octopus. I answered brilliantly with Restaurant Octopus and much to my…

Octopus Restaurant- Geneva

A few days ago was the birthday of my dear friend. We met in Geneva for a leisurely, ‘ladies who lunch’ at the Octopus Restaurant near Champel. This meal had quite the build up for us as we were supposed to enjoy this restaurant back in October, but then her husband had Covid and then…