Le Pavois – Morges

After a strenuous morning strolling through a park full of tulips, my friend and I had a leisurely lunch at Le Pavois on the lake in Morges. The restaurant was teaming with families for Mother’s Day, but it was nice to be out and sit on a terrace, even if we were far from our…

Swiss Miss: Morges & the Festival of Tulips

On Sunday my partner-in-crime and I headed over the the nearby town of Morges for some lakefront strolling and the spectator sport of the annual tulip festival. The park was absolutely gorgeous, awash in a rainbow of tulips, the foreground to a gloriously sunny day after ten days of rain. We had a leisurely lunch,…

L’Atelier in Lavaux

L’Atelier, the only restaurant I could dine in this quarter thanks to my last minute hotel stay at Hotel Lavaux. The restaurant was very well spaced for the pandemic and the entire wall of open windows ensured that guests got plenty of circulated air if not able to dine on the terrace. I was surprised…

Swiss Miss: Epesses

The next day I woke up early in Cully and decided that I would walk the 1.5 hours to the funicular that would take me to my lunch in Vevey. Whelp, about 20 minutes in, I was greeted with a charming sign stating that ‘yeah we get that this is the most scenic road in…

Hotel Lavaux

You’re immediately greeted with a pretty, modern terrace, oddly situated on the main road. The lobby was extremely small and sparse, letting the terrace off to the side do the heavy lifting of coffee and croissants. My room was a single and was immaculate. Cozy bedding and blackout blinds made it excellent for sleeping. The…

Swiss Miss: Lavaux Region & Cully

This last week a few events had me thinking about how short life is and who knows what time looks like on the planet or even just in Switzerland. I needed to make the most of it. So, an impromtu weekend away to reflect and be in nature sounded perfect. OK, maybe there would be…

Swiss Miss: Vevey

Vevey, another end of the line train stop found last Sunday adventure day. Absolutely darling lakeside promenade lined with restaurants, music, a good museum, and of course, a giant fork. I must admit, I didn’t know anything about this town prior to arriving so a greeting from a giant fork was beyond charming. Looking forward…

Swiss Miss: Prangins

Prangins, the very sleepy, most adorable village next door. With less than 4,000 people, it makes my Nyon look downright cosmopolitan. They are however, known for an exceptionally great restaurant (closed for Covid, of course) and castle, so it’s not all sleepy adorableness. It is seriously cute. After so many trips in this region, I…

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…

Osteria Balsamico

My neighorhood, Ouchy, is jammed with Italian restaurants, really all of Switzerland is which is fun, but I don’t fully understand it. Either way, recently I tried to both email and pop in at opening to the Croix d’Ouchy which has a good reputation and pretty patio. They wouldn’t respond to my email or let…