The Alpina Gstaad, Swiss luxury at its finest

If you are in the centre of Gstaad, staring up at the surrounding mountains, you’d be hard pressed to spot The Alpina Gstaad as something “different”. From the outside, it meets all the rather strict requirements for building in this part of the world. It’s timber-clad in traditional Alpine style, resembles something from another time, another era. However, the closer…
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FFG Travels: Ultima Crans Montana, Switzerland

Nestled in the mountains of Switzerland, just a few hours from Geneva, there sits a pair of chalets, discretely tucked in behind a nondescript gate and partially hidden by rather strategically placed woodlands. What you’ll find at the top of the drive is anything but nondescript, however. Two large chalets, designed in traditional alpine style, await your arrival. From the…
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FFG Travels: The Chedi Andermatt

I am having a mad love affair… with a country. Yes, it’s just this special little place called Switzerland. Maybe you’ve heard of it? And perhaps you’ve heard it’s a place where people go to ski and that’s about it. Oh how wrong you would be and oh how wrong I’ve been for so many years. Sure, Switzerland is seductive…
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Review: Le Grand Bellevue, Gstaad, Switzerland {Video}

This year we’ve had maybe two flurries of snow in my part of London. There is little to no winter weather happening here, besides a few cold fronts and a whole lot of rain. If you ask me, that doesn’t really put one in any sort of festive mood. In fact, it’s just down right depressing. So, I decided that…
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Previewing the Parmigiani Fleurier Métro collection in Lausanne, Switzerland

So when one of the world’s finest watch companies calls you and asks if you’d like to hop a plane to Switzerland for a special product launch, you don’t think twice. You grab your carry-on, throw in a few little black dresses and you make your way to your nearest airport as fast as your little legs will carry you.…
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