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Blaast Places

Blaast Places are a collection of restaurants, cafés or boutiques where I love to go to in my hometown, Lausanne, and also I discover in my travels.

Le Kiosque, Lausanne

This small structure called Le Kiosque at St-François Place in the middle of Lausanne is a century old with a storied past. It was built in 1896 of wood in a style inspired by the “Swiss Chalet”. It began life as a newspaper kiosk and waiting room for tramway passengers. Between 1911 and 1913, it… Read More »

Choux, Amsterdam

I was back at one of my favorite cities, Amsterdam. There is so much to like: charming setting (architecture, canals, and interiors), friendly people, and great food! I am adding to Blaast Places a restaurant curiously named Choux (cabbage in French!). Recommended by a friend, the place is a little out of the city center… Read More »

BlackBird Cafe, Lausanne

There are many places in Lausanne for good coffee and breakfast. However, I had one of my best pancakes in a recently opened Black Bird Cafe. It reminds me of a café I stumbled into in Amsterdam. The charming interior with re-modernized vintage furniture is bathed in natural light, making it also a pleasant place… Read More »

Flax and Kale, Barcelona

During our recent stay in Barcelona, we checked out on a friend’s recommendation of an eat-healthy feel-better restaurant called Flax and Kale  It promises to provide you all the nutrients you need daily. The place is open all day for all meals or just drinks.  We went there for brunch and were offered a varied… Read More »

Caffè Bellini, Lausanne

First Blaast Place of this month is Caffè Bellini in Lausanne. As first impression, I really like its quirky pop art interior. This restaurant oozes charm to welcome you for lunch and dinner. We went at noon to have their Plat du Jour – chicken fillet with butter and mustard garnished with fresh datterino tomatoes… Read More »

The Ides, New York

At the Ides in New York, we had a blaast… of wind in the enduring cold. You have to take my word for it – we could feel the chill bite through to our bones as we took the pictures. This rooftop bar in Williamsburg was such a cool place to chill out (puns not… Read More »

  I thought I would wait a while before sharing this Blaast Places post. Remember my last trip to Amsterdam? The cold damp day got us looking for cozy places to tuck in for a drink and meal. On a friend’s recommendation, my mum and I went to Buffet Van Odette close to Vondelpark. The… Read More »

Back to Black, Amsterdam

  Here is my second Blaast Places post. A few weeks ago, I went on a short trip to Amsterdam. Although I was there already this summer, I just could never get enough of this enchanting city! This time the weather was awfully humid and cold, so we were drawn to warm-looking cafés on our… Read More »

I have always intended to share my various interests through Blaastyle, though currently it has mostly been about fashion and beauty. Occasionally I bubble over to lifestyle as it is such a natural extension to how we look (or vice versa in that our lifestyle is also reflected by how we look). On that note,… Read More »