The hotel’s ‘Express Breakfast’. The porridge like thing in the preserve jar is ‘birchermuësli’ and was delicious! It was my first time. You can find some info on it here. A good breakfast is very important to me at home and doubly so when away. The croissant was also yummy and the latte strong – the next morning I had to ask for a side jug of hot milkto dilute it with. My little blue Karo was very useful for coming down for breakfast without having to bring my whole bag. I’m not the most cheerful person first thing in the morning. The best thing is allow me to get to the kitchen or buffet for breakfast! It’s not that I’m very hungry when I wake up – like my son for example (actually he’s hungry all the time but that’s another story!) – but I can eat quite a big breakfast, light Continental or heavier cooked either English style or Oriental (broth/soups/noodles etc). However, I’ve yet to try the raw or smoked fish selection that was once on offer. The weather was very mild. Gap chambray top, Zara navy tailored pants, Via Spiga pointy toe flats and the Kelly. No sightseeing today.Only took the camera down to breakfast. By the time the evening came, it started to rain steadily but we were undeterred – after all we’re used to it and still caught the bus armed with our umbrella! Here is the evening outfit: Little Navy Dress by Mango. It’s lined so felt substantial and et washes like a dream. Jimmy Choo python kitten heels, fun vintage multicolour earrings and the Kenneth Jay Lane cocktail ring.I really don’t mind mixing my metals.Most of the creases fell out of of my clothes after I hung them up so no need for an ironing service.It’s the perfect weight and length of dress, discrete sleeve detail, side pockets and figure skimming.I planned to wear only the shawl. But the temperature dropped sufficiently for the cardigan and jacket. I took the hood off so it didn’t look too casual. I put the Kelly in the envirosax bag for protection from the rain en route. At the venue. I only took my mobile for the photos. The hotel was an old one with lots of charm. The lady behind me was very chic in her skirt outfit – that was my other option. In the end I was just glad I chose exactly the right outfit for the occasion. I could have worn my white jeans – our ‘hostess’ did – a pair complete with front zip pockets – that was er .. surprising.Kelly enjoyed the lovely chairs.Old looking tiles. Wet shoes. It would take my shoes 2 days to dry out (stuffed with newspaper). Balconies overlooking the reception.Cherubs on the ceiling. Cocktails and the littlest burger you ever saw but also the yummiest! Table setting. Menu. Honestly the dinner was nothing special to report, quite disappointing in fact – it must have been the Chef’s night off! I’d much rather have one very good dish than several courses of mediocre food. En route to the Ladies’.You could tell the hotel was very old by these doors. The bathroom with a surprising floral arrangement. I always check out the ladies’! A lounge area just off the main Reception. Who doesn’t love a chandelier? Day 3 will be sightseeing, museum and Hermès.
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