I love blueberries. Last week I consumed 16 pints of them in the span of 3 days.
Malibu Melon Mojito (loved this!! O&B has THE BEST summer drinks) & slider burgers at the O&B Cafe Grill patio while watching the Netherlands-Argentina game..I wanted Netherlands to win but as you know, sadly they lost in the shootout.
This is the courtyard behind my building where I love to walk by dog around..I just noticed the fountain gets lower and lower towards the evening.
One of my most memorable hotel stays was a couple summers ago during my solo Eurotrip. I stayed in Lucerne for a few nights, at the Hotel des Balances. I've always loved Switzerland. The weather is always perfect (well, whenever I am there it is), the people are really friendly and well-dressed, and it's a great place to relax. The first time I visited Lucerne was with my mom in 2007. We did all the touristy sites that time, so when I went back to the city by myself, I mostly just stayed at/around my hotel to relax and catch up on my blog. (I also took a side-trip to Zurich one day) That was my first time travelling by myself. I planned the entire trip - spending only 2-3 days at each city, staying at many different hotels, and trying to fit way too much into my few weeks there. Needless to say, I was quite burnt out by the middle of it so I needed the "break" in Lucerne to rest a bit.
Hotel des Balances is a luxury hotel in the middle of Old Town. It has a beautiful facade and quite a small entrance.
After checking in, I got complimentary welcome drink vouchers and chocolates.
My room was a "Double Room with River View".
If you ever stay here, I highly recommend you get a River View as opposed to a City View.
The view from the balcony is perfect!
After settling in, I went to the hotel's restaurant to get dinner and catch up on my blog. I think I wrote THIS POST when I was sitting here! So cool reading back on my old posts hahah.
The view from my table
The amuse bouche. I don't really remember what it was..
As you can see, I stayed here for quite a long time.
I had a tub and shower in my washroom, which opened into the bedroom. After my dinner, I went on a nice stroll around the area before coming back for a looooong relaxing bath with Hotel Costes music of course:
The ceiling of the washroom reminds me of Rolls Royce ceilings.
Just purchased a shiny new "Long Shawl Blazer" by Smythe last week..I love it! I wish the weather wasn't so unbearably hot every day so I could wear it more often.
Also tried on this white blouse (from Smythe's pre-fall 2014 collection). Even the smallest size seemed way too big on me..it is really beautiful though. I might end up going back to get it as well. & on the right is Hennessy sleeping..
Yesterday we visited Niagara Falls/Fallsview Casino. We had lunch at the Grand Buffet..here's the view.
It was way too hot and humid so I didn't last long outside. Went for a quick walk before I headed back to the casino lounge to watch the Germany - Algeria game. I'm supporting Germany this year. Such a close match..I was so relieved when they won in OT!
I've decided to sell some of my old designer items I never use anymore, starting with this Tiffany & Co Atlas necklace. I got it years ago and barely wore it. I think it's this one but mine is the smaller size. I just had it cleaned at the boutique last week. If you are interested in purchasing it, please email me! email@example.com