Trip to Zurich, Switzerland

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A couple of months ago, I went to Switzerland for the first time! I was invited on a press trip to Zurich by the Visit Zurich folks. At first, I thought like everyone else does, that it’s a business destination…but it’s more than a haven for business people. There’s a lot to do and plenty of great food…

and chocolate!

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(View from the roof top of our hotel…the Hotel Ambassador à l’Opéra.

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And I got to spend time with these lovelies! The people make or break a trip…honestly. You should check out these ladies’ blogs, they are immensely talented and I’m glad to have to gotten a chance to spend time with them! Rachelle, Eden, Meg, Aida and of course that’s me in blue, matching the water. 🙂

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More rooftop fun as we were trying to get a group shot!

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And then we realized we should get a photo with the Swiss flag!

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We walked all over…I have mentioned before that I love walkable towns. I have a fitbit and love tracking the number of steps but I also have found that I feel so much better when I walk at least a few miles a day…so when I’m traveling and I get to walk at least a few miles, I feel so good. One day in Zurich, we walked almost 7 miles…it was awesome!

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The shopping was fun!

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I love this office supply and paper store. So cute!

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And I even went clothes shopping!

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They had the cutest clothes and I bought a top from Naf Naf.

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We had lunch at this restaurant that was beyond gorgeous…Restaurant Razzia.

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The weather was a little warm so this light pizza was perfect! Loved it!

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We also visited and noshed at Hiltl…the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant and they also have a vegetarian butcher shop! If you’re a vegetarian…you would love this place! Even if you’re not a vegetarian…you would still enjoy this place!

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Vegetarian beef (meatless) tartar.

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And this restaurant was gorgeous as well!

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Loved our view at Quai 61…our view of Lake Zurich! Loved the desserts and appetizers at Quai 61.

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Another view of that lake!

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And dare I say, I think about this pistachio creme brulee all the time!

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The lake views were awesome!

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And so were the chocolate views! I brought home a bunch as presents for friends. 😀

Be sure to check out the recipes I have posted so far inspired by my trip! Cucumber Gin & Tonics! and Garlic & Thyme Fried Chicken Fingers!

Disclosure: This post and my trip to Zurich is sponsored by Visit Zurich. All opinions are my own and I always only share with you what I love.