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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 »

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 »

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 »

Romain C, Lausanne

  If you have a soft spot for pastries like me, you must absolutely drop in at Romain C. in Lausanne.  I discovered the place  thanks to a friend, Emilie, who invited me for lunch not saying much except “tu ne le connais pas, tu vas l’adorer“ (you don’t know it but you are going to love… Read More »

Mango Deck, Lausanne

If you enjoy eating healthy food like I do, there are regrettably only a few eating-out options in Switzerland. One in Lausanne and Geneva is Mango Deck.  They offer only healthy and well-balanced food following traditional recipes with quality fresh ingredients.  Their speciality is to steam almost every dish and hence has no added-fat. Mango… Read More »

My Instagram or Snapchat (@blaastyle) posts let on how I love to hang out at le Café des Artisans in Lausanne. They are a family business run by brother and sister team, Amaya and Iggy who welcome each visitor like a friend. I usually like to go in the late afternoon or evening. But Inés… Read More »

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 »