Sunday, March 21, 2010

Skiing ~ part one

This year, we could not have been luckier with our skiing holidays, we had blue skies, sunshine and fabulous powdery snow for almost our entire stay. It was total bliss.

In the mornings, DS had his skiing lessons, and DH & I hit the pistes together, occasionally stopping for a coffee or vin chaud , enjoying being just the two of us for a few hours. In the afternoons we'd all ski together, with DS of course leading, at breakneck speed. The older he gets, the more sportif our holidays seem to become ;-)

On most days, we met up with DS at the L'Arpette restaurant for our lunch..


having build up a considerate appetite all morning :-)

Over the last summer, the charming owner of the Arpette has redecorated her Chalet, using all natural materials in white, cream and light grey/brown. Her great taste and fantastic eye for detail produced a fabulous end result, and a beautifully light, cosy and chic atmosphere.

panoramic views of the Haute Savoie from the sun terrace

more details of the interior..

DS completed successfully his ski course, proudly gaining his bronze star. He is already looking forward to the Étoile d'or course next year!


To be continued..

31 comments:

  1. Lovely to see you back - and those pics look like they came right out of a magazine; wonderful!! Good to hear you had such a great time and can't wait to see more! hugs, HM

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  2. MaiTai, you are so sweet to share your lovely holiday pics! And it's great to have you back...

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  3. hair-mess and dance, you are the sweetest, many thanks for the warm welcome back <3

    It was really lovely to be away, but it's so nice being back home too. Certainly done enough sport recently, lol!! Wishing you both a great Sunday evening. Hugs x

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  4. Hello and welcome back, dear MaiTai. The pics proof you were blissed and you sound so enthusiastic! Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing. One feels a little bit (ski)lifted up, too, simply by watching and after having spent a couple of weeks in grey rain, here) Did I spot a fur by any chance, hehe? How did you fix it and what if it fell into the snow?
    The hotel looks lovely. Would liketo go there instantly.
    And DS looks great, almost like a skiing ace; congrats to the bronze star.

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  5. Thank you for your lovely message, dear angolfa, so nice to hear you enjoyed the little reportage, it was such a happy time indeed :-) Well spotted re the fur, it was fun to put them to the test.. all 'firm' knots worked well. The only time it fell into the snow was with me, but my behind took the worst, lol. Will forward your comment to DS, he'll be thrilled. Hope you have plenty of spring sunshine coming your way. x

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  6. What a wonderful holiday you had - such a beautiful place and you and your DS look like star athletes!! Looking forward to more pics. Welcome back - you were very missed!! xx, P-

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  7. Missed you too, dear Pauillac! Btw, I've been wearing your 90 Carré two loop method 'off piste' a few times, and it was a wonderful success ~ thank you again for the inspiration, it's such a great look <3

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  8. Welcome back!! You've been missed, and your pictures are lovely :) Thank you for sharing...DS looks like he's having a great time too, how wonderful! <3

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  9. Fantastic holiday photos, what a beautiful location. Do you get recognised when you travel Maitai?

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  10. Wonder if it's too curious if I may ask for Pauillac's "two-loop-method"? :-?

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  11. Thank you, dear DD, you are so sweet. And yes, DS enjoyed every minute of it. Missed you too x

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  12. Thank you FauxFuchsia, glad you enjoyed the pics! H addicts can mostly identify each other as such.. this is as far as recognition goes, lol!

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  13. angolfa, happy you asked, having exchanges here is such fun. Pauillac has applied the scarf fur collar's two loop method to a 90 Carré. Before, I have only used this method with smaller scarves (up to the 70 size), but the result with a 90 is simply stunning. You can see a pic of her look in the Customer Collage section of my fur collar site :-) http://scarffurcollar.blogspot.com/p/clients-photo-collage.html

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  14. Thank you! Looked it up and find it really impressing. Gives a completely new approach to a "simple carré". Will try it myself. Thank you Pauillac and MaiTai...x

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  15. So glad you had such a nice vacation.

    Beautiful pics, and you look so lovely in your ski outfit.

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  16. You are very welcome, angolfa. Have fun playing :-)

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  17. Many thanks, dear Teri. Happy you enjoyed the pics x

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  18. It's great to have you back! I missed your posts. Thank you for sharing your holiday pics. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday.

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  19. Oooh the snow looks just perfect - you are so lucky to be so near to it!! Looks like you all had a fantastic time and your holiday abode looks TDF. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos look fwd to part 2!

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  20. Thank you for the warm welcome back, booksnchocolate, glad you enjoyed the pics. And you are right, we had a truly wonderful time! :-)

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  21. Thanks for your sweet comment, Scarf Addict :-) And yes, it is fabulous to have the Alps nearby. Wish we could go more often...if only school holidays would permit!

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  22. Welcome back Mai Tai - So glad to hear you had a wonderful time - such beautiful surroundings - you and your family fit right in! Thanks again for sharing.

    Maisie xox

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  23. Happy you liked the ambiance, dear Maisie, and thank you for your lovely comment x

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  24. Dear MaiTai

    Great you are back. You were missed! Thanks for the lovely photos and for sharing them.
    Hug,M

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  25. Thank you manuela, happy you liked the pics. So nice to see you stopping by, hugs to you too. x

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  26. Fabulous pictures of a wonderful holiday...thank you ! and welcome home !! We are twins with our Twillys! always weak when it comes to BdG in all its incarnations!!! Looking forward to more of your wonderful photos...mou mou.

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  27. PS......HAPPY HAPPY EASTER...mou mou x

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  28. How lovely to be Twilly twins with you, mou mou, and yes, the 'ED' is such a wonderful take on BdG. Have a wonderful and happy Easter too! x

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  29. I hope to bring DS for skiing oneday. Thanks for sharing. You look great and DS totally smashing!

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  30. I hope you will too, casiewbao, you will all love it, and the kids learn so fast. Not to forget the many nice opportunities to wear shawls! ;-)

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  31. Very happy to find you back dear MT.
    Beautiful chalet and very nice pictures even I dont like the snow.... You, always perfect in any circumstanced and for sure you spent fabulous ski vacations.
    You are a great photograph also and what a pleasure to see you back, it was too long...
    Amities
    Monics

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