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…

Scala- Lucerne

What the Hotel Deco Montana does have going for it is the amenities. After a very brief abs adorable cable car ride (pumped with smooth jazz), you arrive six stories higher to the hotel itself, where the bar touts good service and live music. After an apero, head to Scala, an elegant, high-ceilinged special occasion…

Hotel Art Deco Montana- Lucerne

Last year I spent a truly phenomenal long weekend at the Hotel Art Deco Montana in Lucerne. Recently, I needed a wee getaway for one and decided to return and hopefully have the same repeat experience. Last round I enjoyed an incredible room and bathroom, huge terrace, nightly turn down service including local treats of…

Resort Hotel Alex- Zermatt

“Resort Hotel Alex” isn’t exactly a name that would inspire confidence in a quirky, last-minute getaway, yet it’s what we could afford on 18 hours’ notice in Switzerland. I’m very pleased to say this hotel exceeded any aspirations that I had (or didn’t). It turned out to be such a strange, delightful menagerie of decadent…

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…

Nomad Hotel- Basel

Last weekend was a low key one, ripe for adventure. While I’d previously spent a several weeks in Basel during a brutal heatwave and even more brutal conference, I’d bookmarked the art scene and vowed to return. I try to keep my promises so I did just that, staying at the very cool Nomad hotel,…

La Croix Verte- Nyon

Ah, the Croix Verte, the cross of the pharmacy… and what was a less than mediocre Italian restaurant in Nyon. One Sunday evening I found myself alone and without groceries. Since buying food is not an option on this day and most restos are closed, I took one of few options available and revisited the…