Looking over the pics of this lush new number sort of conjures up a tropical scene from Mad Men – there is a clear nod to the fun of sophisticated 60′s that is deliciously fused with Singhalese soul.
There’s no escaping that inevitable question on any ski holiday: What do you do when you’re not on the slopes? It’s certainly a dilemma that falls into the category that a dear friend of mine calls — with all due gratitude for being lucky enough to have this kind — “posh problems”, but a question to be answered nonetheless. If cozy chairs near flickering fires still hold their appeal, but this year you find yourself dreaming of something slightly less usual, it’s time to take your holiday down-time underground. Into Bad Gastein’s healing caves.
The essence of Swiss Ski resort Saanen in the Canton of Berner Oberland, is, despite rubbing shoulders with glitzy village of Gstaad, all about the fusion of Bernese chocolate box allure dating back to the 16th century and cultural sophistication, a sort of Alpine menagerie of Bergkäs, fab wooden clad restaurants and concerts by former local resident, Yehudi Menuhin. Read the rest of this entry »
Vals is a mountain village that sits snug in the deep verdant valley in Grisons (Graubünden) some 1250m above sea level. A natural beauty, the Jurassic landscapes carved by the glaciers never ceases to entertain the eye. Read the rest of this entry »
Inspired by a Baroness of the famous Rothschild family a century ago, the Haute-Savoie village of Megève, just an hour from Geneva, is a suave French ski resort that marries both original 13th century Gallic ambience and glamorous sophistication near the Mont-Blanc in the French Rhône-Alpes region.