Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Creacion del Tata

It's Wednesday--which means it's market day! And though the weather be unpredictable, and wet, and  windy, and simply depressing, we have one reason for you to venture out: empanadas. 

Our love for Creacion del Tata's authentic Chilean empanadas is no secret--Eliana (pictured above) has catered our baby showers (one of us is half-Chilean after all), curbed our late-night cravings, and has alleviated our husbands' hanger (hunger+anger) when battling the crowds on a Saturday in town.  If you've ever walked past Globus on a Wednesday or Saturday, you've certainly seen her--or heard her (unless she is blocked by the queue of people waiting for the fresh delivery from her restaurant near Place du Tunnel). She is the one laughing and smiling, calling you "hija", and beckoning in Spanish for all to come try her mouthwateringly warm & savory treats.

Though she has a variety of empanadas now, we must say our favorite is the original beef which is a family recipe, passed down by her grandfather Tata. Packed with flavorful minced meat, onions, spices, egg, (and a black olive for good measure), it is literally a full meal packed into one beautiful triangular pastry. 

And if you need more convincing, check out her amazing reviews on TripAdvisor, how she impressed Guérilla Gourmande's palate, or how her empanadas were called 'the best in Lausanne' by L'Hebdo.

Creacion del Tata
Rue de la Borde 9, 1018 Lausanne
+41 21 647 03 36

Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm
Or every Wednesday and Saturday at the market from 9:30am-1:30pm

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Monday, February 8, 2016

February 8 - 14

Oof. The weather is looking grim, but there is plenty happening in and around Lausanne this week to keep us all distracted. Hope you all have a wonderful week!
  • This Wednesday the Capitole Theater along with the Musee Elysée is hosting a viewing of the short film Ellis, which is the brainchild of the politically engaged street artist JR. Seating is limited so make sure to reserve your ticket!
  • Scientific Speed Dating. Immerse yourself in the world of a scientist and his/her specialization...then do it again...and again. We can't guarantee a date will come out of this, but we can guarantee a few more wrinkles in your brain and some stimulating conversation.

Did we miss something? Send us a note and let us know!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bon Weekend

Happy Weekend, friends! We've got some exciting plans tomorrow - a day at the market getting some street style snaps for the site and dinner at Lausanne's elegant Eligo restuarant. It's our first visit, and we look forward to sharing our thoughts with you soon! Have you been before? Any tips on dishes we shouldn't miss?

Yikes. Hide our credit cards. This site offers free shipping and returns and no import tax. Holy moly.

Lausanne's taxis have launched an App to challenge Uber. Let the games begin!

Never thought towel bar & hooks would be at the top of our wish list. Aren't these great?

French phrases hidden in English. Mind.Blown.

It's like Netflix for books (except you have to buy them...but still!).

Did you hear it will be an early spring? Which means we can start thinking about shoes like these.

This house costs just $20,000...and we want to move in now.

Have you heard of The Food Surgeon? Why can't we stop watching this?

Time to say goodbye to the accent circonflexe?

In love with this throw/blanket.

Sad we didn't try out these psychedelic bagels when we were in NYC last month!

The best rock-climber in the world is a 14 year-old girl.

For us, the best part of the Superbowl is the commercial breaks--and this commercial has won us over so far.

This is kinda ridiculous, but also kinda cool.

What a romantic & cute little number for Valentine's Day.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


On rainy, dreary days like today we like to dream all things cozy. We like to imagine our home as a haven, with carefully curated objects and touches that make hibernation sound ideal to even the most extreme extrovert. This is what made a little boutique on Rue Marterey come to mind--one with items and details so beautiful, even just a quick peek inside makes your heart swell with inspiration. Welcome to Fricote.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

5 Faux Pas in Italy (That We Never Knew!)

Photo by Gabriel

We're always trying to "blend in" or at least not be that tourist when we go on trips abroad.  So when one of our husbands recently came back from a business trip to Italy (where there were plenty of long dinners with Italian colleagues) and shared a few of these faux pas that came up in conversation, we just had to share. Have you heard of these "rules"? Or better yet, are you Italian and can you confirm that these are true?!

Monday, February 1, 2016

February 1 - 7

Are you ready for the week? We have a slightly busy week ahead (which includes potty training a toddler...gulp), so all of these events look like a welcome distraction from the ongoings of the work day. We hope you have a great week!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Bon Weekend

Photo by Jose Murillo

Hey it's the weekend! What are you up to? We are getting together for a little TLG brainstorming session to plan some exciting things for this year! We also plan to take advantage of the milder temperatures (sorry, but we're not sorry that we LOVE this warmer winter weather) and get outside for a little hike or nature walk. We hope you have a fantastic weekend, and here are some fun links from around the web:

Are you a focuser or a diffuser?

Haha, this guy built an igloo in Brooklyn after the "snowmaggedon", then posted it on Airbnb.

Because you are.


There are so many reasons why this is our favorite celebrity couple...this is just one of them.

2 people get to ski for the price of 1? Yes, please.

And the most preferred travel destination for the Swiss is...

Feel like traveling soon? Here are 10 of the cheapest countries to travel to.

Wait, really?!

Pretty cool for the chefs/kitchen industry folks out there!

And this for people who have to stay on their feet for long periods of time (i.e. surgeons).

Groupon is no longer offered in Switzerland.

This is such a great idea for winter!

Want a mini-me? Here you go.

Pretty amazing story/video.

What a great piece for transitional weather (or a mild winter)!
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