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.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Geneva Weekend

We are just back from a weekend in Geneva. Sherman had a meeting there on Friday so we took off by train in the morning arriving in the French Swiss city 4 hours later. This is about as far as one can travel in Switzerland and still remain in the country. It is amazing how "at home" I felt hearing French again. Tho’ I have never been fluent, French is so much more familiar (than German) to my ear that it was positively relaxing to function in French for a weekend!

Once checked into our hotel we strolled through the Old Town, ate ice cream at a sidewalk café and called our friend Marie to wish her Happy Birthday! I ordered a Coupe Framboise and they had to go out to the market to fetch fresh raspberries for me so it took a few minutes. We were in no hurry and it was well worth the wait! Much later we found ourselves hungry again so stepped into a tiny neighborhood bistro, Les Agapes, for a lovely dinner of Lotte on a perfect salad with potatoes and a regional white wine.

Saturday we had perfect weather for window shopping and indulged in a boat ride on the lake. Here are some views of Geneva and Lac Le Man. More later about our 4 hour dinner with friends on Saturday night.
Kate Q:-)


At 12:17 AM, Blogger Jill's world of research, reaction, and millinery said...

Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous place! The flower basket is an inspiration!


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