There’s nothing I like more than cocooning. I’m one of those people who likes sitting in the corner of cafés, who always books the window seat on a plane or train, I like small cosy restaurants and ideally don’t want a table in the middle of the room. I like hanging out in small groups and getting really lost in great conversations. That kind of place can sometimes be hard to come by in town.

The Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne has just set up two blow-up igloos in the front gardens of the hotel and they are the perfect mini retreat for a cup of tea with a friend to totally bubble and get lost in talking about dreams and ambitions, all while looking out over the spectacular lake views.

Beau Rivage iglooPhotos by Hannah Shan

The two little bubbles of heaven have been perfectly furnished by the lovely Annabelle from Chic Cham.

Until now, I’ve only featured hotels where I’ve spent the night in my Home away from home series, but this place is so cosy and really makes you feel right at home, I had to mention it. It’s like casually having your own little living room in the gardens of the most luxurious hotel in town. What’s not to love?

Beau Rivage Lausanne iglooI love the mix of modern and vintage furniture – it’s light and bright but still super cosy.

Chic cham Lausanne

Chic cham decorHannah and I went by the other day to have a catch up.

The igloos work on a first come first served basis – the evenings tend to be busy apparently but both igloos were completely free when we went by around 3pm. There’s a food and drinks menu in the igloo and all you do is dial the service number and order whatever you fancy.

Chic cham beau rivage

Beau Rivage

We called to order a vin chaud and a green tea and then Domenico appeared just a matter of minutes later…

Vin chaud lausanne

Mulled wine Lausanne…with a perfect mug of mulled wine pour moi! It was my first this winter and it was sooo good.

Vin chaud

Lifestyle blogI wasn’t initially too sure about sitting in a see-through bubble – I thought it might feel a bit like you’re being observed or like you’re in a human-sized snow globe – but there really aren’t many people around during the day time so we didn’t get that feeling at all.

Swiss blogWearing Kooples dress, Zara coat and boots, Une part de bonheur jewellery and an Ice watch city tanner

It’s the kind of place you can really get lost in and forget where you are. The bubbles also look pretty spectacular during the evenings but I’m most impatient to go back one day when it’s snowing outside! How beautiful would that be?

You have to make sure to stop by for a visit this winter! For those interested, the igloos are open from midday to 10pm everyday of the week and they’ll be up until the end of February.

Thanks for stopping by for a read! I hope you’re having a fantastic week so far and starting to get in the Christmas spirit!! I know I am!

Big bisous. xS

Photos by Hannah Shan