Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Snowshoeing Secret Spot of Verbier!

The sun was just comming up over the ridge when we put on our snowshoes! What a magnificient morning shuffling around in the wild hare tracks with the trees fully laden with frozen snow. It is always worth getting up to snowshoe, no matter how cold, tired or whatever one may be! Happy end of 2010.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Commeire Mountain Alternative

The season is starting off with a bang! This guy definitely nailed his wife with the fresh snow on the branch he shook over her head! Not sooooo cold out today, but the snow is light and fluffy with tons of animal tracks. We even were lucky enough to see a chamois run accross a field below us. Ahhh, makes it all worth it!

If you were to drill a hole in Bruson you would land in Commeire, a little 'hammeau' above Orsiere which offers authentic overnights in the original wooden houses of the area. They have all been renovated by Mountain Alternative in tasteful ways to be as welcoming and cosy as possible. As you can see plenty of fire wood around here.

A chardon baromètre taking a rest in the snow after a hot summer!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Snowshoe with Bjorn Borg!

Minus 22 degrees at 2000 meters is the forecast for today. Well it was right! Bundle up! I was called up to go guiding with the tennis champion Borg! Of course I got an indelible pen out and was all ready to ask him to sign my snowshoes (get it? Raquettes à neige, pas raquettes de tenis). Thought it would be a first for him. As it turned out, he was not here at all, but the company who makes his clothes, which you can admire on here on the couches at the Nevaï in Verbier, were having their end of year trip. Hahaha! But it was definitely cold!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Homemade sparkle lotion!

Cherries Walks 100% natural fun produces a festive facial cream!

It is minus a lot of degrees out, and my skin is feeling the effects of it. Snowshoeing every day for a few hours in Verbier's cold snap has given my runny nose a bit of a dry & redish tone, so this morning I got out the oils I prepared over the summer. I mixed together some lavender and calendula oils to organic beeswax and voilà: homemade face cream! Not very complicated, but you have to take the time to do it. As the festive season is right around the corner I added in a new dimension with some sparkles! Yahooo! So if you see me looking like a firework you'll know why!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Organic gifts

CherriesWalks 100% natural fun mixes herbs for cooking, teas, oils, vinegars & baths. Take advantage of this original and organic happy idea. Otherwise I get to use up all the goodies I have taken the summer to pick and dry! Pictured here is a mixture for cooking of origano (leaves & flowers), thym (leaves & flowers), calendula petals, rosemary & sage. YUM! Every mix is different as the ingredients vary in supply thanks to mother nature's quirks.