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  There is an unflattering joke that the best thing about Singapore is how convenient it is to travel to more exotic destinations.  I love Singapore as a destination in itself but I will also not miss out on chances while I am here to explore the region.  I have already been on family vacations… Read More »

Haakon, Singapore

  I connected with Vickii, a food, travel and lifestyle blogger based in Singapore and she suggested meeting at Haakon in Holland Village – “They have good Açai and coffee”. The place is small, but the big windows, high ceiling and clean simple lines of Scandinavian-style décor make it look spacious. I chose the small “Haakon’s Classic Açai… Read More »

Café Mood, Lausanne

  For the size of the town, Lausanne’s restaurant scene is upbeat and also not immune to the bobo vibe. By this we mean: an interior that mixes old and trendy with mismatching chairs, tables, cups or sofas, and obligatory wooden elements (furniture, wall and some other structure).  The menu or “Today’s Specials” are preferably… Read More »

Chez Alain Miam Miam, Paris

Hidden in the intriguingly-named Marché des Enfants Rouges (Red Children Market) in Le Marais area is Chez Alain Miam Miam.  Alain claims to make the best sandwiches/“sandwich-galettes“ (not crêpes he insists).  So popular is he that my friend Marie and I waited for an hour in the cold to be served.  His outsized personality did… Read More »

  I recently discovered the charming town of Lucerne, thanks to Carl F. Bucherer who invited me to celebrate the launch of their “Made of Lucerne” city guide.  It is often said that if tourists were to visit only one place in Switzerland, it would be Lucerne – it offers all the iconic views of… Read More »

swiss fashion blog

  I am partnering with a few of favorite brands in a series of Advent Giveaways.  They are items that I own, use or like myself.  We kick off with the UE Megaboom and Roll.  All you have to do is: Leave a comment on this post (below: below) telling us your current favorite song AND an email address we can contact… Read More »

With Christmas around the corner, I can’t help but think of holidays and be nostalgic of my trip to Vietnam.  If my photo diary has enticed you to visit this beautiful country, here are five places/things you must do’s/see. FR Avec Noël qui approche, je ne peux pas m’empêcher de penser aux vacances et être nostalgique de… Read More »

Eat Me, Lausanne

  Lausanne may be a small provincial town but boasts of an international outward-looking spirit.  The Eat Me restaurant is testament to this spirit, serving the “world on small plates” dim-sum or taco-style.  I would often walk by the restaurant and see it crowded.  It was only recently that I went in and tried their 8-course… Read More »

Juicery 21, Zurich

Healthy food options in Switzerland are still few and far between.  Juicery 21 is one of them in Zurich. It is a small place with a studied industrial interior look. There is also a charming small terrace (too bad it was cold when I went). As its name suggests, Juicery 21 is essentially a juice bar best known for their cold-pressed juices… Read More »

Haven Of Peace On Stilts

How about a hotel that takes you by cart to your room… that is built on stilts over water?   Yes, that is the Palafitte hotel!   I was invited to spend a night at the hotel and the stay started with a most friendly welcome by the amazing staff.  Now for a few amazing facts.  Palafitte… Read More »