Walk from Saanenmöser to Gstaad

January 30, 2013 § 2 Comments

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After our two hour walk though out the Gruben area of Gstaad we were beyond tired, but the beautiful landscape that accompanied us made the walk worthwhile!

Babar my new wired haired Jack puppy absolutely loved playing in the snow!

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Mountain at Dawn

January 26, 2013 § 4 Comments

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Dramatic Mountain

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Videmanette Mountain in Rougemont.

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Going up

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Chair lift to heaven

Winter in Gstaad

January 21, 2013 § 1 Comment

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Hello!

Sorry for the latest vanishing act from Milly and I

We found ourselves busy in new projects so had to neglect our blog for a bit…!

Now were back, we left you in Mexico but now find ourselves in Switzerland, to be more specific the small eden of Gstaad!

We will be spending most of the winter months here, with a couple of special trips coming up!

stay tuned!

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Christamas feeling at the Duomo

December 5, 2012 § 1 Comment

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The newly installed Xmas tree at the Duomo in Milan!

Unmissable when in Paris – Le Bistrot d’Henri

December 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

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New on our list of french restaurants in Saint Germain is Le Bistro d’Henri.

We found it by chance while walking around rue Princesse.

What we ordered that made this place get on our list of UNMISSABLE WHEN IN PARIS:

Bone Marrow Starter

Special Salad with Foie Gras

Glazed Duck

Entrecôte

And as a dessert: Tarte Tatin

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16 rue Princesse
75006 PARIS

tél : 01.46.33.51.12

L’arco della Pace in Milan

December 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

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Unmissable when in Paris: KOETSU’s Shabu Shabu

November 17, 2012 § 2 Comments

This week’s Japanese new entry on our Unmissable when in Paris list:

KOETSU

Found by accident while heading to another place that unfortunately ended up being fully booked.

Milly really wanted to eat SHABU SHABU

” The dish is related to sukiyaki in style, in that both use thinly sliced meat and vegetables and are usually served with dipping sauces, but it is considered to be more savory and less sweet than sukiyaki”

Knowing that Rue ST ANNE near OPERA is famous for housing most Japanese restaurants we decided to make our way there.

We came across Koetsu and were intrigued by it’s Michelin Star and promise of the sought after dish!

The food turned out to be DELICIOUS!  The SHABU SHABU  was one of the best we’ve have had in a while!

STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU TRY IT!

Sea Weed Salad :

The Hot Stove

The delicious looking Meat

The Garnishings: 

The egg in which you dip the shabu shabu once it’s cooked 

 

Adding the Ingredients 

Adding the Soy, water and sugar sauce to the mix

How good does this look! 

Mango and Melon

 

 

42 Rue Sainte-Anne, 75002 Paris, France

01 40 15 99 90

Autumn colors in Milan

November 14, 2012 § 2 Comments

Beautiful Autum colors in Milan at Parco Sempione and on Castello Sforzesco

Unmissable when in Paris: Ladurée

November 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Unmissable when in Paris: the Rasberry Rose Saint Honoré by Ladurée in any of their locations

( I go to the one in rue Bonaparte corner ith rue Jacob in the 6ème )

Unmissable when in Paris: Tzukizi Japanese Restaurant

November 8, 2012 § 2 Comments

10 years in Paris and I only found out night one of Parisians best kept secrets?? unbelievable!!
As you step into Tzukuzi you know that you are in atypical no frills Japanese restaurant and by the look of the sushi master’s concentrated faces while they prepare sushi you know you are in for the real thing!! All that is served there is indeed sushi plus a few seaweed salads and miso soup ( delicious ). You will instantly know you are in the right place when you realize almost all patrons are in fact Japanese, and that is always a significant sign of excellency!
We had sushi, rolls, maki and sashimi of all kinds. Loved it and certainly without a doubt will be back for more! Unmissable when in Paris, trust me!!

Unmissable when in Paris: The perfect THAI experience!

November 8, 2012 § 6 Comments

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There are two places I cannot miss going to when in Paris: the Ban Thai Spa in rue Dauphine in the 6ème and the Khao Thai restaurant across the street from it.
The spa is a luxurious hassle free jump into Thailand, only a few steps away from where I live and so exotic and relaxing. I have tried the traditional Thai massage and the foot reflexology massage during my travels around Thailand and they are just the same! I only tried those there too but  they do have a long list of massages on their menu you can choose from. A team of graciousThai girls in black uniforms are there to greet you and make you comfortable. They look frail but don’t be fooled by that, they can twist you around, lift you and put fold you in the most amazing positions! Thai massage is often referred to as lazy man’s yoga… so be lazy and indulge in this reinvigorating practice!

Once out of there nothing better to dwell in the exotic experience while eating at the small and quaint Thai restaurant across the road: The Khao Thai. In a beautiful exotic decor with a contemporary twist just like the spa we had the Pad Thai with shrimps, ( stir-fried rice noodles with tamarind sauce ) the coconut milk chicken Tom Kha Kai soup, vegetable nems ( spring rolls ) beef peanut curry and for dessert we shared sweet sticky rice with coconut milk and mango… deliciously melting in our mouths. Unmissable when in Paris!!!

Ban Thai Spa 20, rue Dauphine  75006 Paris  tel: 0143540101 website click here
Khao Thai restaurant  13 rue Dauphine 75006 Paris 0143297338

Ban Thai Spa photo review

Khao Thai Restaurant photo review 

Restaurant review: Azabu – Paris

November 6, 2012 § 4 Comments

(Photo from Azabu website) 

When in Paris Milly and I love heading to our local japanese restaurant together. Located in Saint Germain, Azabu has stoled our heart  with its authentic delicious plates ever since we found it.

Last week when we went there we ordered one of their usual menus with the choice of Crevettes (shrimps) as a main course.

We strongly recommend it to all of those who love a cosy restaurant without overbearing noise and mouthwatering food! 

Amuse-bouche

I can never remember the name of this egg made starter…(help)

salad with miso sauce

Teppanyaki Crevettes 

Miso Soup

Sides

3 Rue André Mazet  75006 Paris, France
01 46 33 72 05

Other Japanese Restaurant we reviewed in Saint Germain: YEN

check out our favorite Japanese Restaurants in:

LONDON: SUMOSAN

BEVERLY HILLS: MATSUHISA 

Room with a view: Paris

November 4, 2012 § 1 Comment

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