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Hotel Baur au Lac – Zurich, Switzerland

Hotel Baur au Lac – Zurich, Switzerland

Arriving at Zurich’s original ‘Grand Dame’ hotel, the  Hotel Baur au Lac, on a grey and snowy mid-winter day we find its interior a riot of full spring colour. Immaculate vases of garden fresh flowers adorn every spare space. Whether in giant vases, linear displays or dining table pots, the […]

by × February 28, 2017 × 0 comments

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B2 Hotel & Spa – Zurich

B2 Hotel & Spa – Zurich

There seems to be a definite trend towards giving hotels short – very short – names, in fact just letters. As well as the B2 we have also stayed in the C Hotel near Milan, there are also D & E hotels plus many more right through the alphabet to the W Hotel group, […]

by × February 6, 2017 × 1 comment

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Chaplin’s World – Vevey, Switzerland

Chaplin’s World – Vevey, Switzerland

When Michael Chaplin first told us about his plan to to turn the family home into a museum dedicated to his father, we knew what an immense undertaking this would be. At that time, Michael was still living at Manoir de Ban in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, with his family. When he […]

by × February 3, 2017 × 0 comments

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Hotel N’vY – Geneva, Switzerland

Hotel N’vY – Geneva, Switzerland

Hotel NvY is part of a rather unique hotel chain. The Swiss Manotel Group to which it belongs, consists of just six hotels; every one is in Geneva and all sit cheek by jowl within just a few hundred yards of each other. This is the Paquis district of the […]

by × February 1, 2017 × 0 comments

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tibits Restaurant London

tibits Restaurant London

It is not that many  years ago a vegetarian option in a restaurant was just an salad or omelette and chips. We have come a long way since then, but it is still surprisingly hard to get good and varied vegetarian and vegan food. Most establishments will have a token […]

by × June 29, 2016 × 0 comments

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Queen: The Studio Experience – Montreux, Switzerland

Queen: The Studio Experience – Montreux, Switzerland

One of the more unexpected attractions of the beautiful and historic lakeside town of Montreux, is making a visit to the original location of Mountain Studios. This legendary recording venue was actually owned by the band Queen between 1979 and 1993 and was the location for recording sessions for their last seven albums. […]

by × March 7, 2016 × 0 comments

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The Cambrian Hotel – Adelboden, Switzerland

The Cambrian Hotel – Adelboden, Switzerland

With Cambria being the Latin term for Wales it would be legitimate to wonder why a hotel deep in the Bernese Alps should have been named after such a distant region. The answer lies with Grant Maunder, Welshman and financier, who having developed a deep love for Adelboden during childhood […]

by × March 5, 2016 × 1 comment

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Giger and Gruyère

Giger and Gruyère

Last night I watched Alien; a film I last viewed around ten years ago, and was once again struck by its utter brilliance. Although made in 1979, nothing about the film looks dated. Directed by Ridley Scott, this science fiction horror epic went on to win a heap of awards, including most deservedly, the Academy Award for Best […]

by × March 15, 2012 × 0 comments

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Hotel Des Trois Couronnes & Charlie Chaplin Museum, Vevey

Hotel Des Trois Couronnes & Charlie Chaplin Museum, Vevey

Built in 1842 as a small palace, the Hotel Des Trois Couronnes glistens on the shores of Lake Geneva. Nestled next to the historic old town of Vevey this grand old dame of belle époque elegance has unrivalled magical views of the lake and the Alps.  We have been fortunate to […]

by × July 31, 2010 × 0 comments