#LHD SWITZERLAND GUIDE

Swiss Miss

The Webster’s Founder and President, Laure Heriard Dubreuil, is hitting the slopes, Gstaad, Switzerland-style. Follow LHD as she hits the European high points—  what’s new, what’s hot, and what’s a must-see—of the best chalets, spas, raclette, and of course, apres ski-wear in 24-hours.

Gstaad

Above, an illustration of Gstaad, Switzerland.
Illustration by Mckenzie Zalopany.

Beyond the chocolate, cheese, and watches, the Swiss Alps are what dreams are made of. Quiet sophistication against a backdrop of picturesque mountains isn’t the only summation of what Switzerland offers. The Smallworld getaway of Gstaad, Switzerland is known for its A-list visitors from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Audrey Hepburn, and timeless style, both pre-piste and apres ski. Look to pieces like J.W. Anderson’s baby pink neckband and The Elder Statesman’s X NBA slogan beanie. This quaint village, nestled into the township of Bernese Oberland is also home to a healthy range of activities—from the restorative secret sanctuary of Park Gstaad spa to the more sportif-seeking seasonal visitor’s fix of award-winningmRinderberg, Lengebrand, Saanerslochgrat, Hornberg, and Horneggli ski slopes. Discover this winter wanderlust of a destination, and prepare to be swept away.

 The boutique hotel, Le Grand Bellevue, located in the heart of the village at
Untergstaadstrasse 17, 3780 Gstaad, Switzerland, has both the sophisticated luxuries
of a state-of-the-art hotel and spa as well as the historical charms of an 100-year old lodge.

For quieter moments, either enjoying a private chalet or the comforts of a five-star stay, cozy up in cashmere and swathe yourself in down feathered clothes. Or take a more conventional approach to loungewear and wear hostess-appropriate silky pajamas. Either way, slippers are an Alpine adventure essential accessory.

Laure in a Loewe silver and black dress. For similar styles, shop LHD approved festive frocks,
perfect for snowbound nights of dancing and dining with family and friends.

While The Webster doesn’t yet offer ski equipment, we do offer a plethora of Alpine-ready must-haves including activewear underpinnings, like Paco Rabanne’s logo cropped sports bra, protective eyewear, like Givenchy’s tinted 80’s inspired lenses, and Anya Hindmarch’s ever ready zip pouch.

 The Six Senses Spa at Alpina Gstaad, Alpinastrasse 23 3780 Gstaad, Switzerland

Beyond first-class powder and challenging downhill runs, Gstaad, Switzerland is also known for its dreamy spas. The Six Senses Spa at Alpina Gstaad offers everything from energising Qigong classes and glacier hikes to holistic therapies in lieu of high-tech treatments. Talk about getting a jumpstart on that new year new you you’ve been talking about!

Moncler is synonymous with luxury ski-wear—from their Off White Seine windbreaker to their Nynke Gamme Rouge jacket  and mini speckled skirt set—so who better than Moncler to ski suit-up in before and après-ski.

When not on the Alpine slopes, the Swiss-look de mode is all things moon boots. Elevate your fur-lined footwear game in styles like Fenty X Puma by Rihanna sneaker boots and Yeezy lace-up combat boots.

Shop The Webster’s pastel offering featuring Loewe, Valentino, Mark Cross and more.

Icy-accents, along the lines of Sophia Webster’s Ice Queen bubble clutch bag, are apt accessories for a snowy escape.

 Yves Salomon Palm print rabbit fur coat.

I love a great fur almost as much as a love a great faux fur. Snuggle up, clad in fuzz, at any of Gstaad’s go-to fine dining restaurants. Some of my personal favorites are restaurants are Posthotel Rössli, Stübli, and for night’s out, the Palace Hotel lobby GreenGo Discoteque is 70’s ski-chic meets today’s dance tracks.

 

That’s all for now. See you soon!

Love,
#LHD