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Showing posts with label Style. Show all posts

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Another birthday celebration

Towards the end of August, I celebrated my birthday for the second time. As written in previous posts, I adore birthdays - they are like small, magical vacations....

That Saturday, we spent the morning, having a lovely breakfast and then went to the thermal baths – Les Bains de Lavey, before driving back to our secluded location in Heidi’s Country.

In the evening it was time to celebrate my birthday. I decided to have a barbecue. I had made a marvellous Nordic Potato Salad and Mint Lamb (recipes from a cookbook). The lamb was cooked to perfection by Sweetheart - juicy and tender with amazing flavours…

For birthday cake, I picked the regional speciality Galette Valaisanne from our local  bakery.  This is a typically Valaisan tart, made of shortbread pastry, extremely rich and tasty, stuffed with apricot or raspberry jam.


I wore a maxi floral pattern dress, sandals and simple jewellery, like this diamond cross with white gold chain.

It was a great night, a relaxing evening. All in all, I just enjoyed being surrounded by everything I cherish the most.

I wish you all a lovely week.


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Going back to just a little bit before August...

In the summer Geneva is both peaceful and exciting. The excitement is due to visitors from all over the world who come to the summer festivals (Montreux, Nyon, Sion…) and to attend the Fêtes de Genève on and around the Swiss National Day (1st August) and admire the spectacular fireworks and to explore the treasures the country offers.

That warm and sunny Saturday afternoon, we went for a long stroll. We headed out in search of a nice table on a terrace at one of the many cake shops serving great desserts.

Spotted! Outside Boulangerie Philippe Taillé on Rue Jacques-Dalphin 58, in Carouge. The Boulangerie Philippe Taillé is well known for selling the most amazing range of cakes. Just have a look at the display. I strongly recommend to you the “San Marco”, their own creation. 

A very, very, very yummy and very “gourmand” rum baba. Sweetheart had the same.

Later on we went to see African sculptures and paintings at the gallery “Les Arts du Soleil”. Then we went downtown by the back roads that only locals know...


The exterior of the art gallery “Les Arts du Soleil” in Carouge.

Some time ago, my friends and readers asked me to share more blog posts about my outfits. I have listened to your wishes...and here is my look of the day for the streets of Geneva.

There’s nothing special about it, except that I really enjoy my super comfortable black sandals and I love this cool dress purchased recently at O-Top (28 rue Saint-Victor in Carouge) and I’m a fan of Julie Gloor’s jewellery (Rue Pictet de Bock 8 in Plainpalais).

Carouge, a charming village...

Swimming in the Rhône at la Jonction. The Genevans take full advantage of swimming in the Rhône as soon as the temperatures rise. The banks of the river offer an exceptional setting...

Along the Quai des Forces-Motrices (the Forces Motrices is a factory converted into a concert hall)

The enthusiasm for the terrace bars on the banks of the Rhone is growing every summer. La Barje (Promenade des Lavandières), where a convivial and warm atmosphere is guaranteed.

This blog post, like all of my blog posts, is not sponsored.


Friday, 28 July 2017

Life Lately - Back to Basics

With the passing of time, I turn more and more towards a peaceful life, focused on nature and simple pleasures. A good homemade meal, a relaxing moment in a health spa, hiking in the mountains, reading a good book...

These moments really fill me with happiness and if I could stop the time so that they lasted longer, I would be an even happier bunny... 

That said when I go out in Geneva, I have a lot of fun, but in my mind, I cannot think of anywhere more exquisite than this secluded village somewhere in the Swiss Alps.

One thing I love about Heidi’s Country is that it is not as crowded and touristy as some major ski resorts; here there are only grocery shops and cafes. Most inhabitants are locals or second home owners who want to run away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. Here, the watchword is quality of life.

You already know that I’m fan of champagne and I love that there’s always a bottle chilling in the fridge. I can’t think of a better way to start the weekend in style...

Having meals with an amazing view...

I love trying recipes from cookbooks from different cultures. This time I adapted a Moroccan Couscous Salad with a Lebanese Barbecue Chicken...I can tell you it tasted heavenly...

Despite trying to keep my size 36, there is quite frankly always room for little desserts. These were light, fruity and delicious.

The passion fruit mousse

The exotic fruit mousse

Even in the mountains, I never forego my homemade manicure and pedicure...hahaha…

After each meal, long walks in the mountains are our most enjoyable hobby...




Stunning views everywhere...


Improvised Sanctuary





As a girl who loves pretty dresses, each visit I choose one of my old summer dresses that has not had an outing from my wardrobe in a long while... It has been a while since I posted a “reader’s look”. I have been so busy and to be honest the cold winter weather was not much of a help.
...grazing cows and horses are part of the scenery...





The wild cat sometimes comes to say hello

Wild flowers everywhere and many splendid butterflies


Finally, I take this opportunity to let you know that the blog is going back to basics too.

I created this blog with the goal of sharing my passion for beautiful things, with family, friends and acquaintances who mostly live abroad. The other purpose was to record my memories and share my experiences with people who have the same interests. It has been both very exciting and very challenging.

Over time, the time spent on blog activities became something I resented in terms of its impact on my professional and private life. Therefore, I will stop certain blogging activities such as accepting and replying to comments, visiting other blog sites, replying to mails... I will simply update my blog twice a week.

I have really enjoyed being inspired by some bloggers and meeting “real life” readers living in Geneva and London was SO nice...

Lots of Love