Le Tout Part Deux- Paris

After an absolutely incredible “find” of the not at all hidden Cheval Blanc and it’s rooftop restaurant, Le Tout, back in April, I knew I would be returning for my surprise solo trip in October. Lucky for me, the weather was 75 degrees! The last week of October! So, I opted out of their full…

Ina’s Cauliflower Toast

Crunchy, creamy, savory goodness- I can now understand why Cauliflower Toast (with a simple green salad) is one of Ina’s purported favorite lunches. It’s perfect for a cool day as comfort food and cut into much smaller pieces would be an excellent apero snack with a glass of something bold and red. Ina’s Cauliflower Toast…

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!…

Grand Hotel Tremezzo & T Beach

Grand Hotel Tremezzo holds such a special place in my heart after spending several afternoons and evenings there a few years ago. While I was just staying down the road, the hotel was such a fun mix of high-end hospitality and whimsy that I absolutely could not resist it. I was so grateful that T…

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…

Cocorico- Paris

A very sunny afternoon with only an open spot to eat at a tiny cafe table on the sidewalk…people watching in St. Germain, a crisp white, and an order of the casual restaurant’s namesake…it had to be done. A very easy Parisian lunch spot whose address I will keep on file.

Cora Pearl- London

The lovely Cora Pearl, just outside of Covent Garden, is named for “a 19th century courtesan who started her career in Covent Garden and ended up as the Queen of Parisian nightlife. She was both notorious and yet very refined, able to capture the hearts and fortunes of both naive young bloods and seasoned statesmen…

Aquashard- London

On Thanksgiving day in London, gloriously scheduled without work calls, I decided to enjoy the sunny weather and make the hour plus trek from Belgravia down to the Southbank area. It’s the only respectable way to “win” a donut from Bread Ahead in Borough Market. After walking around for nearly three hours in the cold,…

Rosana- Cannes

Rosana is the “good vibes” restaurant of Cannes and is in the best way furthering its Bali vibe. The cheerful restaurant was done up in all kinds of kitchsy tropicalia in the best way. The ladies’ room featured this festive neon and payphone. For where, one must assume Bali or drink delivery on the beach….

Helios Plage- Juan-les-Pins

The first day upon arriving in Juan-les-Pins, the small seaside village that Picasso used to frequent, we were desperate for a bite and view of the ocean. Having gotten up at the crack of dawn, we stumbled towards the first place we saw and lucky for us, it was Helios Plage. The beach clubs of…

L’ambigu- La Palma de Mallorca

For our afternoon in the old town of Palma de Mallorca, we visited countless churches and found ourselves blissfully lost, leisurely exploring colorful street after colorful street. This place was an absolute dream….but, all the heat and walking came with an appetite. We came across many overly touristy restaurants with photo card menus, but I…

Grands Boulevards Restaurant

Upon checking into the Hotel des Grands Boulevards, I quickly had to pop on a phone call, so I pre-booked a lunch at the hotel restaurant and shared with them my time crunch. The waiter was more than friendly and accommodating, despite my single top and a bustling restaurant. The restaurant is a gorgeous greenhouse…