Effet, Juan-les-Pins

As novice tourists to the South of France, we were shocked at the relaxed boho vibe (don’t worry, the pricing stayed decidedly un-boho). Each beach front restaurant was cuter than the last. Effet on the beach of Juan-les-Pins took our breath away on night one and we had such a lovely time (and sand-in-the-surf table)…

Hôtel Le Sud

The highlight of my summer was discovering the very Instagrammable Hotel Le Sud and committing the only Swiss long weekend of the summer to exploring the Cote d’Azur with it as basecamp. Located between the Juan-les-Pins nightlife and the beach, it was well-suited to be far enough away from the action, but an easy stroll…

Plan B- La Palma

On the very first day of our La Palma travel, we stumbled into Plan B, straight off of the beach, opting for small “snacks” that turned out to be patas bravas and a very potato-heavy Spanish tortilla. Potatoes we had covered! It was heavy, but so nice that we opted to return for dinner… during…

Hotel HM Alma- Palma de Mallorca

We booked a trip to Mallorca three days before departing. We need a break and the cheapest beach flight that we could find would lead us to Palma de Mallorca and Hotel HM Alma. Only a 10 minute bus ride from the airport, the hotel was more than convenient and situated between two tranquil bays….

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…

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…

Andaz London

A few weeks ago, mum and I commenced the London portion of our European tour with a stay at the Andaz London- Liverpool Street. We left Paris a day early feeling uncomfortable by about everything going on in that city at the moment. I called Andaz to add a night to the room and they…

Thompson Toronto

After a few days in Mexico, I stopped home, swapped suitcases and headed to Toronto for two (very long) weeks. I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see my bed before. Or cook. Or nap. Or read. Or anything at my house (except unpack). I spent a chunk of my time at the…

Eat the Mondrian London

Throughout my weekend at the Mondrian London, I managed to sneak in a meal or drink at all three of their charming establishments. Free breakfast (with a view of the Thames!) is always a bonus. The pretty lattes were delivered quickly from the yellow submarine bar to table. The breakfast was a buffet that was…