Happy Monday! I woke up bright and early this Monday morning ready to conquer the mountain of laundry from my recent trip abroad. I was fortunate enough to tag along with my Aunt & Uncle to the mountains of Switzerland for a few days in the world renowned ski village, St. Moritz. Of course there wasn’t any skiing going on this time of year, thank goodness as the cold weather seems to bring out my bratty side. Instead we spent our days hiking and exploring the summer slopes of the alpine village.
Today I want to share 10 things I think are noteworthy about St. Moritz and my travels.
1. The natural beauty of St. Moritz is truly breath taking. On the evening we arrived there was a double rainbow glowing softly above the lake. My first impression was that Switzerland truly was the most magical place on earth, throughout the week my initial suspicions were confirmed!
2.Most days my family headed out for a morning hike. As St.Moritz is a winter ski town, in the summer there is hiking on the slopes. Though we definitely saw other travelers on the mountain (especially around the chalets gathering for drinks and snacks) all of the hikes felt quiet and secluded. Butterflies fluttered through the wildflowers and (my favorite!) cow bells could be heard ringing like wind chimes in the distance as cows grazed through the mountain hills. I can’t imagine happier livestock than the cows of St.Moritz.
3. Dog lovers will be pleased to find an abundance of exotic dogs in the mountain village. For the first time I saw a woman with two Chinese crested dogs and a Mexican hairless dog strolling through the town. It isn’t just the hairless variety you’ll find in St.Moritz though but every breed of dog from afghan hounds to giant black russian terriers.
4. Be sure to grab high tea in “the living room of St.Moritz”, a restaurant within the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel. The view from the outdoor patio is breathtaking and the freshly baked scones and tea sandwiches hit the spot after a morning hike.
5. Grab a bike (or walk) around Lake St. Moritz. I loved that people from all over the world were in St. Moritz and there was such a diverse crowd down by the lake. At any given moment you’ll hear an abundance of languages and see a variety of styles from religious garb, to high fashion pieces to athletic wear.
6. For shopping in St. Moritz don’t forget your limitless credit card. I personally didn’t buy much because law school is expensive and the shops in St. Moritz are primarily high end designer (Hermés, Prada, Dolce & Gabana, Gucci, etc). However, it was fun to browse the latest designer pieces and daydream about what I would wear if I was a celebrity on the red carpet or socialite jet setting the globe.