First stop in Zurich: At the Dolder Grand of course..
The Dolder Grand was a love at first sight when I stayed there for the very first time last year.. The location is breathtaking like the hotel's architecture.. (see post: The Grand Dolder Dream http://jscwkworld.blogspot.ch/2014/04/the-grand-dolder-dream.html)
After a cigarette on the wonderful Dolder terrace, it was time to go downtown. Straight to Zurich's heart.. Baur au Lac.. The lobby was full of people, full of life and I was excited to see it after the brand new renovation. I really enjoyed what I saw..
It was almost tea time, when back on my way to Gstaad, I passed by Bern.. So I decided to spend a few moments at the Bellvue Palace..
After truly enchanting moments, I had a walk through the city.. Suddenly its' architecture reminded me of the Parisian Île Saint-Louis and just like that Bern won my sympathy..
So my theory is: "Start the day with a visit at the coiffeur, preferably the best one at the Gstaad Palace, and your day will be absolutely perfect.." After such a visit, I went for a café gourmand at Le Grand Bellevue. The lounge reminds me of a secret garden which makes every second very special. Moreover, I was delighted to see menus with Oliver Preston's cartoons.. Great idea.. And a very great morning..
Shortly before noon, I went to Lucerne in order to get a slight big city feeling, but above all to visit the Château Gütsch. It's true that I am a incurable château admirer, thus I immediately felt in love with Château Gütsch as well. Located on the top of a hill (perfect location) it impresses with its majestic form inspired by the Bavaria Neuschwanstein Castle and then with the breathtaking view over the city of Lucerne. The interior is a modern and above all successful version of a classic belle époque one.
Cogito ergo sum, however.. the more you think the less you live.. Ready to go..? Ready to go.. The greatest abstract art is the art of living.. Sweet nothing from Zurcher Montreux.. So perfect that it could be French.. What if.. ways were straight and clear..? And perfect moments lasted forever..? True luxury is to do what you want, when you want, because you want..
La vie en rose at the Gstaad Palace, Switzerland Champagne Club Gstaad New Year's Eve dinner with Perrier-Jouët Rosé at Hotel de Rougemont New Year's Eve at the Gstaad Palace with Moët&Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 #MoëtMoments Straight to the top for the New Year's lunch #ChampagneClubGstaadGoesWasserngrat Expect the unexpected. de Grisogono Boutique, Gstaad Palace #HotelOldenGstaad The Alpina Gstaad rocks..
Julie Andrews says: "Gstaad is the last paradise in a crazy world". In fact Gstaad is a crazy paradise in a crazy world.. #LivingInAdream #AddictedToExcellence