19 October 2014

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 October 19, 2014
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Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

I have been staying at Le Montreux Palace annually for many years now and can honestly say that each time is absolute perfection.  There is just something about this hotel that keeps me coming back year after year.  This last visit was no different with the exception of us spending ten days at the hotel to end what was the perfect visit to Switzerland to celebrate…

8 October 2014

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 October 8, 2014
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Montreux Jazz Cafe

Montreux Jazz Café

My annual visit to Montreux always yields surprises and this trip was no different. Sadly, this trip marked the end of Harry’s Bar which was undergoing a renovation to re-open as Funky Claude’s Bar while we were there. This was the end of an era for me as many a fabulous evening (and meals) was had at Harry’s so I was very sad to see it go.

3 October 2014

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 October 3, 2014
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Restaurant L'Olivier

Restaurant L’Olivier

We dined here on the recommendation of friends who live in the area (who also happen to appreciate good food) and it is one of their favorite local spots. We were staying in Montreux but getting to L’Olivier in La Tour-de-Peilz could not be easier. The restaurant is located in the Hostellerie Bon Rivage a lovely small hotel on the shores of Lake Geneva.

30 September 2014

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 September 30, 2014
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Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines Business Class

The outbound flights for my annual visit to Switzerland was on United Airlines in their BusinessFirst cabin to Zürich but our return was on Brussels Airlines via (obviously) Brussels. Hey, any excuse for dinner in Brussels. We took the train as we normally do from Montreux to Geneva Airport. The journey is about an hour and a half but the scenery…

28 September 2014

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 September 28, 2014
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Le Mirador Kempinski

GF Luxury: Le Mirador Kempinski

My goal in life is to continue to prove that a diagnosis of celiac disease or a food allergy does not mean that you need to compromise and live any less of a life than you did before. Yes, these can be shock when they happen (believe me, I had never even heard of celiac disease before my diagnosis) and when I became hyper-allergic to shellfish in my…

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