Chalet Season

Merry Christmas!….. wouldn’t we all just love to be sitting here tonight! No snow in Zurich here so we are imagining too!

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Living in Switzerland, I often get asked about Swiss Chalets, which are admired throughout the world.   Zermatt, Gstaad, Verbier, Klosters, Arosa, St. Moritz, Cran Montana, Saas Fe ….. etc are great all year round but there is something about that chocolate box image of a Swiss Chalet in winter that really captures the imagination…..

Chalet Tasha Villars-sur-Ollon
Chalet to rent in Villars-sur-Ollon
Chalet for sale near Gstaad
Chalet for sale near Gstaad

Whether renovating an old chalet or building new, reclaimed wood and granite is highly sought after.  Old chalets, barns and outbuildings are deconstructed and carefully reused to create something which is quite unique and authentic. There is such a small supply now as people have always recycled old buildings in the mountains,  that the Swiss now have to look further afield.

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Kitchen Heaven

If you, like me,  will spent the festive season cooking for and entertaining family and friends whilst quietly counting the days until you can remodel your outdated and clumsily designed kitchen, then you have my sympathy.  I am hoping 2016/17 will see me have my dream kitchen and I look forward to sharing ALL with you.

by sshh.... the inspiration for my dream kitchen ;-)
by sshh…. the inspiration for my dream kitchen 😉

Today,  more than ever,  the kitchen is more than the part of the building equipped to prepare and cook food.  Most homes today have a family kitchen where meals are prepared and eaten, papers are read, children do homework, TV is watched and casual dinner parties are held.  In many towns and cities as space becomes and issue, often kitchens are incorporated into the living room area. Continue reading “Kitchen Heaven”