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Blaast Travel

Blaast Travel is the visual diary and story of the locations I have the chance to discover.

It takes only 3 hours with a direct train to get from my hometown Lausanne to Milan.  My overnight stay last week at this charming Italian city made me wonder why I hadn’t gone there more often.  Emilie, my friend photographer, and I arrived in the late morning. We dropped our luggages at the hotel… Read More »

YES ! To Berlin

Recently I felt like I was playing in the television series 24.  Barely back from a 24-hour trip to Milan, I had to get up at 3 am the next day for another 24-hour trip to Berlin. This time I was invited by bonprix, the online fashion retail store. On arrival, I headed straight to my hotel room… Read More »

My Days in London

I was last in London in the summer of last year to attend the LoveBox Festival with Diesel. We mainly stayed in the “hipster” neighbourbood of Shoreditch. This time, I went to the opposite side of the city, around Sloane Square. It may be just a few kilometers away, but feels worlds apart in atmosphere… Read More »

Escapade à l’Hotel Odyssey

Hotel Odyssey in Paris is a retreat right in the heart of the city. Indeed, I stayed a night at the hotel on my recent trip to Paris. (Side note: I rode with Blacklane and my driver was super nice to wait an hour because of the train delay – thank you!) Hotel Odyssey immediately… Read More »

Home away from home in Paris

I was so blown away (un coup de coeur) by my recent stay in a 39-room boutique hotel in Paris that I have to show you around. It is called Crayon Rouge located near the Louvre museum in the 1st district. The hotel welcomes you in a eccentrically decorated lobby and reception. No two pieces… Read More »

You can never have enough of addresses of good hotels to stay in Zurich. So let me add another to your list. It is the Marktgasse Hotel, recently reopened after two years of careful restoration. I was invited to celebrate the event with an overnight stay. I checked into a spacious low-ceiling room that overlooks… Read More »

Good Things come in Twos

Two gastronomic meals in a week – how good is that? That is thanks to Nespresso Gourmet Weeks 2015. First, let me fill you in with a little background. Nespresso invited the fast-rising chefs of 15 top-level gourmet restaurants in Switzerland to showcase their talents, but with a twist. In Nespresso’s own words, dishes are… Read More »

Villars, Hotel RoyAlp

Villars is a small charming village in the Swiss Alps that holds wonderful memories for me. I lived and attended school there for five years. So, going to the Chalet RoyAlp Hotel & Spa (literally a stone throw from where we used to lived) was a little trip back in time. It is located next… Read More »

Lollapalooza & Berlin Diary

As promised, I share here a picture diary of my stay in Berlin with the Zalando team! It captures the outfits I wore and memorable moments in the city and at the Lollapalooza festival. I arrived in Berlin on late Friday morning and checked into the Weinmeister, a trendy boutique hotel located in the trendy… Read More »

Grüezi All! from Gstaad

Pictures by Alison L. and me Swatch recently launched its “Grüezi All!” collection (Grüezi is Hi! in the Swiss German dialect). I was invited along with a few journalists and fellow-bloggers to be among the first to discover the watches.  We travelled up by train to the glamorous alpine village of Gstaad and stayed at the… Read More »