Monday, October 24, 2016

October 24 - 30

Photo by Freddy Castro

Did you have a good weekend? There's not a whole lot going on this week, but we are loving the events that are happening. Hope you have a great week!

  • Good luck to all who are participating and managing TEDxLausanneWomen this Thursday! 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Bon Weekend

Photo by Lukas Budimaier

What are you up to this weekend? We are thinking brunch, market, and maybe some seasonal recipes like pumpkin soup and squash pasta. Oh and wine, duh. Did we mention we love autumn? We hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend, and here's some loving from around the web:

The chef with the most Michelin stars in the world is teaching at EHL in the spring. #NBD

A new art gallery that only features African art to open in Neuchatel.

Want this end table.

Forget standard string lights--why not solar system ones?

Did you hear about this 3-year-old's school photos? Priceless.


Gorgeous sculptures made from newspaper.

We found what we want for Christmas.

A new Instagram to follow for the aesthetic OCD in all of us.

Mothers of boys...can you relate?

We would freak out if we saw this too.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


We know the weather is getting a bit chilly and unpredictable, but when the sun does decide to show its face, it's a shame to waste it during your lunch hour--which made us think about what take-away spots we frequent in Lausanne, and thus realize that we've never officially discussed our love for Luncheonette. We also stumbled upon the best surprise on our way home the other day: Luncheonette will [finally] be opening their location in Chailly

Take-away can be quite limited in Lausanne--pre-made sandwiches or salads that have been sitting refrigerated for the entire morning, a greasy burger and fries, or perhaps sushi (which is actually another favorite but sometimes limited and often times expensive). Luncheonette offers fresh, hand-made-to-order wraps, salads, soups, and smoothies either to-go or to enjoy in their cozy space on Rue du Grand Saint Jean. 

From the same owners of Mon Jardin Secret, Luncheonette is almost always packed (ok, yeah their space only seats about 12 people, but still!) with the lunch rush of those seeking flavorful and healthy alternatives. Their ingredients are fresh and seasonal, their options appeal to every taste, and their portions surprisingly large & filling.

Our favorite grilled wraps include "La Fresh" which is a mouth-watering combination of quinoa, feta, cucumber, tomato, green onions, mint, and coriander topped off with house dressing or pesto---and also the "California", which is insanely tasty with grilled chicken, avocado, mixed vegetables & tomatoes, and bean sprouts. We've also had incredible salads with flavor /ingredient combinations we would never have come up with on our own (but try to replicate at home now!).

Luncheonette Café
Rue du Grand Saint Jean 5
1003 Lausanne

078 912 55 10
No reservations accepted, seating limited

Catering Inquiries: 078 681 11 25

Monday: 11:15-14:30
Tuesday-Friday: 11:15-18:30
Saturday: 11:15-17:00

Follow them on Facebook for more information and updates.

Monday, October 17, 2016

October 17 - 22

We're heading home from a beautiful and WARM weekend in Zermatt. Global warming is tragic, for sure, but we can't complain about seeing the Matterhorn on a background of perfect blue, the hot indian summer sun on our faces (#silverlining?). We hope you enjoyed the sunny weekend as well!

Here's what we've got on our calendar for the week...

Friday, October 14, 2016

Bon Weekend

Photo by Annie Spratt

Well the weather has changed dramatically--but can we admit something? We kind of love how the rain forces us to retreat indoors and make things cozy. And we also love thick chunky knitted sweaters and win, win. What are you up to this weekend? We're headed to Zermatt to celebrate a birthday--let's hope the Matterhorn doesn't hide its face the whole time. Have a wonderful weekend, and stay dry! 

Dogs and their treats.

Sorry, but this is ridiculous.

Love this breakfast tray for late mornings in bed.

Did you hear? Covergirl just announced their first male face of their campaign.

Turn your kids' drawings into real figurines!

This gives a new meaning to The Cloud.

A deliciously easy Halloween costume for babies

Photomicrography is fascinating.

"Real beauty touches the heart." You've done it again, Dove (all the tears).

Millennials are the cheapest generation--so what does this mean for the economy?

Way to go Bob Dylan!

Haha, basically how we feel about candy corn.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Végé Café

It’s commonly held that vegetarians and vegans are a happy, peaceful bunch. And while we could never completely abandon our steak frites or grilled lamb, we must admit that a visit to Lausanne’s new Végé Café left us full, energized and optimistic.

It’s unusual to find really kind service in Lausanne. Don’t get us wrong; there’s plenty of cordiality, but Végé Café takes it to a new level. Walking through the door, we were greeted not only by a bright, clean and colorful space but also by some of the sincerest hospitality we’ve come across in this town. 

We're a bit of a cumbersome crew these days with two large strollers and usually* well-behaved infants in tow. And yet, when we entered the restaurant, the owners welcomed us with a cheerful smile and immediately made arrangements to make sure we were comfortable.

The bustling lunch crowd was a mix of professionals, mothers and retirees all after the healthy and delicious cocktail of seasonal vegetables, lentils, chickpeas and grains that make up modern vegetarian and vegan eating. We even tried the vegan sausage because, why not?! 

The restaurant is just up from Place Chauderon and a bit hidden from well worn roads, so you'll need to know what you're looking for. The search is a small price to pay for such an affordable, delicious and healthy lunch. Also worth noting, the imported Italian coffee is a refreshing change from the typical offer in most local restaurants.

Great coffee + uncluttered decor means that in off peak hours, Végé Café would be a great spot for catching up on emails or getting work done.

And if you're lunching with kids, Végé Café's hospitality extends to Lausanne's little people too!

There's definitely something special about this place and the people behind the counter. If you're in search of a healthy meal and a warm welcome, we couldn't recommend it more highly.

Végé Café
Rue du Maupas 75
021 683 13 53

Monday, October 10, 2016

October 10 - 16

Photo by Artur Rutkowski

Hey! Did you have a good weekend? We totally embraced the cooler weather and went to the pumpkin "patch", then made an epic meal that included beef cheeks that had slow cooked for ten hours. Can you tell we love autumn? Here are a few events happening this week, and if we missed anything, be sure to let us know!

  • Salon Baby & Kid Planet starts this Friday and lasts through the weekend--so parents & parents-to-be head on over to the Expo Beaulieu and find the latest and greatest in all the things for the little ones.
  • This Saturday Château de Chillon is having their mysterious Nuit de l'Épouvante as we get into the Halloween spirit. As scary as this sounds, this is actually a great activity for families (35CHF for a whole family--2 adults and up to 5 kids!).
  • Looking for some indoor plants? La Galicienne is hosting a Petit Marché Nature this Saturday where the selection will not disappoint.
  •  La Grenette is serving up oysters and wine this Thursday evening.
  • And don't forget--if you're a foodie & interested in learning a bit more about the complexities found in beer, treat yourself to the Beer & Food pairing dinner hosted by the Beau-Rivage Palace and featuring Docteur Gab's beer. You can find the whole menu here.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Bon Weekend

Hello weekend! We had the best time last night at The Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel where they held a five-course dinner, pairing Docteur Gab's beer with each course. We were blown away by the creativity of each course, as well as the perfect marriage of flavors between the food and the beer. For those of you who are skeptical about the sophisticated gastronomic qualities found in beer, we recommend you try it out for yourself! You will not be disappointed. And for those of you who already love beer, this is an unmissable event. These dinners will be held until October 22, so make sure to book your table before it's too late! Hope you have a great weekend, and here are some fun things from around the web:

Three kids in 80 square meters! Could you do it?

Does anyone have 7,383chf a month to pay rent? If so, you are in luck.

There's nothing like that new Mac Computer smell...

And speaking of Apple...ha!

The inner '80s kid in us wants these shoes so bad.

This fall weather has us eyeing some cozy blankets like this one.

We could see this being cute for 2.5 seconds, then super annoying.

It may be aerodynamic, but we can't stop laughing at the promo pictures.

Netflix is unstoppable! Another original series to get excited about...

Classical cocktails with a Renaissance twist.

Love this light fixture.
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