Hats By Katrinka

Kate Brown Pernia is a Milliner on sabbatical in Switzerland. She has been designing hats and teaching millinery under her Katrinka label since the 1980s. Kate is also the founder of Houston Hat Net. View Katrinka hats and hat patterns at www.hatsbykatrinka.com.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


My Sweetie was away this past holiday weekend so Starr and Holger invited me to travel with them to Luzern on Sunday. They had visitors from Germany and we felt like exploring. Luzern is beautifully located on the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne) below Mt. Pilatus and the showpiece of the city is this Kapelbrücke or chapel bridge built in 1333. Unfortunately, much of the bridge burned in 1993 so only the ends of it are the original structure. The Swiss rebuilt/restored it in just 9 months after the fire so it is still a fascinating walk into the old town section of Luzern.

Holger has a talent for picking good restaurants so we enjoyed a gourmet lunch at Brasserie Bodu, a Französische bistro in the Altstadt. We sipped Swiss Chardonnay from the Vaud and I ordered Gazpacho, Quatre Delices (seafood) with spinach and noodles and then Crème Brûlée for dessert. By the time we emerged from our leisurely meal it was raining again. We decided to save the boat tour for a sunnier day when we can return by train from St. Gallen in about 2 hours. K Q:-)


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