Monday, 3 March 2014

Verbier - 2014

With a work related hiatus and a worrying case of blogger's-block behind me, here goes..

No mention of Verbier in Switzerland's South Western Alps goes without a mention of the apres-ski. Yes, the resort is the less ostentatious cousin to Courcheval and St Moritz, but what it lacks in matte-black vehicles and Pucci onesies it makes up for in its raging party scene.

Although generally a proponent of such pursuits; it was not cheesy eurotunes, beer consumption, grilled tomato tans and all out carnage that bought me to Verbier.

I was here to luxuriate in cashmere, eat fondue by the fire, bomb down the slopes and brush snow from the eyelashes of my beloved.

Incidentally, if you're that way inclined, (and subject to an indulgent other half) skiing is a hypochondriac's wet dream. "Baby, the altitude is making me dizzy. Baby, I have vertigo. The snow is sooo cold. I fell over.. I fell over again…. my bum hurts".

Verbier has over 400km of piste, however if you're anything like me, you'll only sample 2km before going for a vin-chaude refresher at Igloo. It was here that we were served by a delightfully stoned lady who smelled of Camden market, probably owns a lava lamp, and whose motor neuron function sent crimson sploshes of vino flying. Our Monclers suitably chickenpoxed, we returned to the side of the mountain to contemplate our descent.

Lunch was at a cracker of a fondue place called Restaurant Le Caveau; because as we all know, sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am I to diss a brie? Melted cheese dishes are something of a Swiss delicacy and not to be missed; I highly recommend checking out Le Caveau if you happen to be in the right neck of the woods. The communal pot of fondue quickly extinguished, we moved onto raclette (a yummier version of a melted cheese string) washed down with La Scolca.

The walk back to the chalet was a struggle, zipping up my jeans the next day - even more so..

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  1. Looks so dreamy!

    Your pictures from skiing are incredible - what camera were you using? :)

  2. This place looks absolutely stunning! Great photos :)


  3. So happy to see a blog post from you! :)

  4. Gorgeous!

    I have been following your blog since the beginning and appreciate the insight it gives into your lifestyle, as well as the fact that I can actually relate to you as you are hard working and have a high pressure job. I am delighted that you are engaged and would love to see some engagement party/bridal shower/wedding arrangement blog posts at some time in the near future, as I am sure that your wedding will be nothing short of breathtaking!

  5. I believe I saw you the other day at the hermes store on rue du faubourg with your mum. You both looked extremely beautiful & I hope you had better luck shopping at hermes that day than I did.

    P.S: Your white chanel maxi looked glorious, want to get one but I'm scared it'll be hard to maintain.

    1. How sweet! You should have come said hello - I was painfully bored waiting for the shop assistant to finish serving my mum. Hope you had a good time in Paris!