lakeside luxury // 1 night in lausanne, switzerland

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than two months since my Mom, Mari and I were hopping from Christmas market to Christmas market across Switzerland. The time may have flown by, but fret not, my fellow Switzerland lovers, I haven’t forgotten one bit about our epic adventure and still have so much to share! Over the course of a week, we traveled by train to Geneva, Verbier, Bern, Lucerne and finallyyyy, the lakeside Olympic city of Lausanne. You may remember that the romantic and I visited Lausanne a few years back and spent two snowy days climbing the hills of Old Town. Since my mom, Mari, and I would be flying back to…

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lucerne, switzerland for the (lazy) first-timer

After we kicked off our grand girls getaway in Geneva, we were off to spend the next few days après-sking in Verbier and pretzel-eating in Bern. For most of our trip, I was playing tour guide for my Mom and Mari, since I’ve been fortunate enough to visit the first three stops on our itinerary before. Though I was happy to revisit some of my favorite Swiss cities, we wanted to add at least one place into our itinerary that was new for all of us. Luckily, in Switzerland, we had no shortage of beautiful cities to choose from. After talking it through with Amy, who would be joining us for this leg of our trip,…

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a lazy girl’s guide to 48 hours in geneva

When one of my best friends in the world, Amy, moved from New York City to Geneva for a new job, I started plotting ways I could make the trek across the Atlantic and meet her in Switzerland. After almost a year and a half of waiting, the stars finally aligned with a two-part ultimate reason for bringing me to Geneva. Reason #1. With my 30th birthday looming on the horizon, my mom wanted to throw me a birthday party. I kindly declined, but suggested a different idea: what if we planned a mother/daughter birthday getaway to see Amy in Switzerland? (This plan worked.) Reason #2. It was Amy’s year to choose the location of…

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#LTfriendsgiving // an alpine road trip with @Auto_Europe

Depending on where you live, you might be dealing with the same (disappointing) unseasonably warm weather we’re each facing in Philadelphia and London this holiday season. While it looks like a white Christmas will take place only in our dreams this year, we can’t complain too much — we had a quick preview of a real winter wonderland during our very alpine #LTfriendsgiving, and it was everything we wanted and more. We have lots to share from our long weekend in the French Alps, but we thought we’d start at the very beginning: with our snowy Auto Europe car trip through the winding mountain roads that took us from Geneva to Val d’Isère. First step: choosing the perfect…

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no travel required: #frifotos

With the kick-off of #LTFrancais a mere two weeks from today (!!!!), we’ve been doing some major reflecting. This is appropriate, given that today’s Frifoto’s theme is mirrors. For those of you who have been with us for awhile, you know that almost one year ago today, we were busy falling in love with Switzerland. Yes, it was our first official LT adventure, and, as such, it will always be near & dear to our hearts. In honor of Switzerland–and in honor of Frifotos–we dug out this old selfie, taken in our mirror at the Hotel Ermitage in Verbier.  And really, while we’re at it, we might as well throw in a few more from the…

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