Swiss Alps

my heart does back flips at the sight of sundown.  Anywhere.  It is never an ordinary sight.
Oh, the alps.  Even on a cloudy day, amaze me.  
Sun-up and sundown, easily me two favorite times of the day.  isn’t this true for most?
Ahh the world … getting ready for bed or waking up.  It’s beautiful.
we enjoyed yummy cheese fondue at the Bellevue
and an alpine beer (:
one day, i will be brave enough for this.
we had a little picnic here!  nice spot for one, huh?
i love alpine houses.
Lauterbrunnen is gorgeous and covered in waterfalls!
and the most famous waterfall of the area – Trumelbach.
Last Friday we traveled to Lauterbrunnen and Murren up in the Swiss Alps.
We had such a fun day of hiking and breathing in the fresh mountain air.
I am a total summer beach baby – but the alps could change this.

Beach or Mountains: which do you prefer? 

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  • Reply Neris / Fashion Fractions

    OMG, these photos are totally gorgeous! I'm usually a beach person all the way but your photos made me reconsider that 😉


    Fashion Fractions

    August 16, 2011 at 10:46 am
  • Reply Whitney Ellen

    Well, normally I'd say beach… but I think this post just kicked that thought's booty! Absolutely gorgeous and completely blissful!!

    August 16, 2011 at 11:19 am
  • Reply Candice

    Oh wow..I'm not sure which to choose now! These photos are just gorgeous! I'd love to spend a day there; it looks so blissful and serene.

    August 16, 2011 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Jasmine

    Definitely mountains! I love beaches but I can't imagine my life without those beautiful mountains here in Switzerland.

    In which canton do you and JB live at the moment?

    August 16, 2011 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Corey @ Learning Patience

    Nice waterfall shots – so beautiful – what a blessing to be in such a great part of the world! Enjoying your posts! xoxo from Trinidad

    August 16, 2011 at 11:48 am
  • Reply jillian :: cornflake dreams.

    so gorgeous! you two are living the dream! xoxo jillian:: don't miss my fishs eddy dish giveaway!

    August 16, 2011 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply Relatively Gourmand

    I Love the Alps- I haven't been able to go back for 10 years, so thank you for posting the lovely photos.

    It is a warm and happy way to start my day!

    August 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    Oh my goodness, I have always wanted to travel to the Swiss Alps. They are breathtaking. I'm a mountain girl myself, especially after living in Colorado!

    August 16, 2011 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Amber

    I just love following your blog! I love your upbeat, adventurous attitude and your pictures are always so gorgeous! 🙂

    August 16, 2011 at 12:24 pm
  • Reply Brandi @ Home Team Dreams

    Beautiful. Looks so peaceful. Love the pic of the waterfall!

    August 16, 2011 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    this looks alllllllmost exactly like a hike and i steve took. it was near the jungfrau. any chance its the same one?!

    also did i tell you we were engaged in flumserberg? am i just throwing around switzerland city names like people do when they really dont know geography? kind of like "i'm from the usa." "where?" "new jersey" "oh! i've been to san diego!"

    August 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    oh! and i definitely love the beach. love it. but i might be a mountains/lakes girl if i had to choose only one.

    August 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply Anna

    The Swiss Alps are literally my fave place in the world. Zermatt was one of my favorite places to go when I lived in Italy.

    August 16, 2011 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Katie

    Wow, so gorgeous! I think I'm going to have to fess up as a beach person though!

    August 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Daina @ New York State of Mind

    Your life is truly MAGICAL!

    August 16, 2011 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply This Ordinary, Everyday Life

    Mountains <3 These pictures are gorgeous!

    August 16, 2011 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply Shalyn

    Omgosh these are so pretty Sarah! I want to visit the Swiss Alps so bad and this def. didn't help with my patience in getting there. Breathe in that amazing air for me will ya? 🙂

    August 16, 2011 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Alex

    Oh baby Jesus, this is beautiful. With a capital B. I want to go!!

    August 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    so gorg!!! it literally looks like it's right out of the movies! xoxo

    August 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Lea


    August 16, 2011 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny

    WOW your pictures are absolutely gorgeous and you are just as cute as a button!! I always prefer the beach but I definitely NEED to make a trip to the Alps, love it!! xoxo

    August 16, 2011 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Luke and Kate

    Came across your blog and woah, you are living the dream! I studied abroad in Switzerland in college and the beautiful pictures bring back memories. Enjoy every second, it looks like you are 🙂

    August 16, 2011 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Ash

    bahahah your asking to pick ONE? well, hubby and I live in rural suburbs, so when we sell this house, we plan on renting ON THE BEACH for a few years, then have babies and move to the both, is what i pick. And you make it increasingly difficult to plan my Europe trip- I want to go everywhere you post pictures of!!! such problems to have, right?? 🙂 have a WONDERFUL day!

    August 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    i could definitely turn into a swiss mountain giirl like you.

    but the beach has my heart for now 🙂 and not typical, resort-y beaches. im talking about the kind that no one knows about! although that's hard to find lately.

    August 16, 2011 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Ash

    I adore your glasses! I am looking for something similar- how did you find them? Sooo cute!!

    August 16, 2011 at 3:55 pm
  • Reply Tucker

    Hi ash! – They are warby parker – Sinclair.

    August 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Sonja

    Oh my gosh, these are so pretty! Places in Switzerland look like places out of fairytales or children's books for me, they're just so beautiful , and cute and …perfect!

    August 16, 2011 at 4:05 pm
  • Reply

    i was going to say beach. and then i saw this post and it may have changed my mind. i'll have to see switzerland when i go back; now i'm really regretting missing it!

    August 16, 2011 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    one day, i will NOT be brave enough for that bridge.

    August 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply laurenelizabeth88

    These photos took me back to when I lived in Switzerland 6 years ago – it is such a breathtaking country and you did a phenomenal job with this post at capturing that. Beautiful!

    August 16, 2011 at 6:04 pm
  • Reply Something Old, Something New

    So pretty! I'm loving that picture of the house with the green shutters and lace curtains. That should definitely be added to your prints 🙂

    August 16, 2011 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply American in Norway

    SO beautiful! Soak it up & enjoy every moment you are over in Europe.. (I can see you are doing that! 🙂

    August 16, 2011 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply 17 Perth

    Oh you are giving me the travel bug alright! Your photos are gorgeous! I am definitely a beach girl—but I do love a good hike through some mountains or rainforest that look like your photos!

    August 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply Ashley {hudson's happenings}

    Beautiful Mountain Scenery and Fondue? That's my kind of place. 😉

    I used to prefer beach, but as I get older I find myself gravitating more towards the mountains. Aaaah!

    August 16, 2011 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Catita

    once again stunning pictures from the Swiss Alps! I was just driving thru there last week and it was breathtaking! WOuld love to go back adn go to those alpine houses too! But like you, I prefer the beach although the Swiss Alps could convince me…

    August 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Kathryn

    Hi Sarah!
    I have to say that I'm a beach girl at heart. For me, nothing can top the ocean. I hope you had/are having a wonderful time. It looks positively breathtaking!

    August 16, 2011 at 8:04 pm
  • Reply Megan

    i want to be there right now.

    August 16, 2011 at 8:15 pm
  • Reply Marjorie

    Beautiful images!!!

    August 16, 2011 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Nelah

    Wow breathtaking scenery, I have always dreamt of visiting Switzerland. I am more of a beach lover but these views are really beautiful.

    August 16, 2011 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply Collins @ Life. Mostly Sweet.

    those houses are beautiful. as is everything else!

    August 16, 2011 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Sienna

    i'm a beach girl, but this may just change my mind. it's gorgeous, and only you could rock a rain jacket like that, haha, cuteee

    August 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm
  • Reply danica

    I guess I'm more of a beach person, but that said I've only really lived near a beach up until recently. These pictures are gorgeous! I want to go to Switzerland soo badly! 🙂

    August 16, 2011 at 11:24 pm
  • Reply elisa

    Wow. Absolutely stunning. It looks like you guys are having a wonderful time.

    I'd take the mountains over the beach I think (especially if I was where you guys are).

    August 17, 2011 at 12:54 am
  • Reply Stevie Leigh

    Yeah… it's too bad it's not pretty there at all…

    August 17, 2011 at 1:18 am
  • Reply *D*

    beautiful! i've always been a beach girl but these photos make me want to visit the alps asap!

    August 17, 2011 at 1:52 am
  • Reply Kelley @ Kelley Maria

    This place is going on my must visit list! Gorgeous photos! It is hard to choose between beach and mountains…sometimes in just depends on my mood. I do love the sunshine and sand 🙂

    August 17, 2011 at 2:21 am
  • Reply Tiffany

    Oh, Sarah…beautiful! My favorite day of my time in Switzerland was taking a train up through the alps. SO beautiful and the alpine houses are just amazing!


    August 17, 2011 at 2:22 am
  • Reply Shay

    I was there two years ago and going again this year!!!!! It was so beautiful!
    <3 Shay

    August 17, 2011 at 3:38 am
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    those swiss alps . oh man these photos take me right back

    August 17, 2011 at 3:48 am
  • Reply Nikki

    Gorgeous photos! We'll be there in one month, I can't wait.

    My Mom has that same caqulon for fondue!

    August 17, 2011 at 5:39 am
  • Reply Raven

    GORGEOUS photos!! Sarah, you and your life with JB is just amazing. I can only imagine how your children will look back on their amazing childhood 🙂

    btw, I have had some amazing fondue in restaurants, and a few times it was amazing, so I have tried to make it THREE times at home and it was a massive, curdled mess FAIL every time. Ugh.

    August 17, 2011 at 6:11 am
  • Reply kylee

    so many gorgeous pictures. i used to be all for living near the beach but after leaving town and returning home to the utah mountains i realize how much i truly love them. so for now i vote mountains so that the beach remains a favorite vacation spot.

    August 17, 2011 at 6:45 am
  • Reply Perpetual Blind Date

    Well of course I'm already a follower! I love those dresses! They are so cute! – Alyssa

    August 17, 2011 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply Barbara

    Living in Queensland, Australia, where the coast is full of the most beautiful beaches in the world, you would think I'd have to say beach, but after visiting the Tatra Mountains in Poland (as well as the Swiss Alps) I'm definately a mountain girl. I love the air in the mountains. It's always so fresh and cool. And the views – just spectacular!

    August 17, 2011 at 11:29 pm
  • Reply Megan

    tooooo gorgeous! things like that just take my breath away!

    August 18, 2011 at 9:11 am
  • Reply Pamela

    GORGEOUS pictures! Love them! I want to go 🙂 ha I live near the mountains & love it!

    August 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply cailen ascher

    omg what amazingly beautiful landscapes. they are other-worldly! haven't stopped by in a while, but jillian's blog sent me your way : )

    ps i just unveiled my new cookbook, vegetables & vodka…and it's available as a FREE download


    August 18, 2011 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Caroline

    SO I am headed to France in 13 days …. can you tell I am excited ha. But, we fly into Switzerland and actually spend a lot of time in Switzerland as well. If you have any recommendations on places to see, go I would love some. We are staying on our family's dairy farm so copious amounts of cheese will be enjoyed and we LOVE LOVE a good hike.. THOROUGHLY enjoying your adventures and photos!! Gorgeous.

    August 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Olivia

    such amazing pictures!!!!!!!

    August 18, 2011 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Girl about town....

    I'm usually beach babe too! But like you, having looked at these pictures, I could be convinced! Beautiful! Looks like you had a wonderful time! How you manage to look glamorous and beautiful while hiking is beyond me, that's pure talent!

    Girl about Town XxX

    August 18, 2011 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Girl about town....

    I'm usually beach babe too! But like you, having looked at these pictures, I could be convinced! Beautiful! Looks like you had a wonderful time! How you manage to look glamorous and beautiful while hiking is beyond me, that's pure talent!

    Girl about Town XxX

    August 18, 2011 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy

    lovely! jb is looking perfectly swiss with his shirt and beer!

    August 18, 2011 at 10:20 pm
  • Reply Sara Louise

    fondue… one of the only reasons I'm looking forward to autumn.
    And I'm a beach girl! (who oddly enough doesn't like sand) x

    August 19, 2011 at 5:28 am
  • Reply Jenni @ Story of My Life

    Ahh I've been to Lauterbrunnen!! Long time ago, when we lived in Germany. I would kill to go there again… I was too young to fully appreciate it when we were there!

    Gorrrrgeous pics. 🙂

    August 19, 2011 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Flora Fricker

    I want to live there so bad!!! x

    August 20, 2011 at 5:06 pm
  • Reply Victoria

    Your photos are absolutely stunning. x

    August 21, 2011 at 7:51 am
  • Reply In Love with San Diego

    Gorgeous shots Sarah! I've always wanted to visit the Swiss Alps… le sigh.

    August 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm
  • Reply Meggan of Lila Grace

    So beautiful!! When I was in Milan for work we took a day trip to Foxtown in Switzerland (sad that the only place I have visited in Switzerland is an outlet mall!). On the drive there the views of the Alps were so incredible and majestic!!
    Just found your blog from {av} and I love it! Following you now! xo Meggan

    August 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm
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    the swiss alps

    heidi braids.  what do you think?
    yesterday was spent in the Alps, through the Furkapass which is featured on the Bond movie Goldfinger. 
     Snow had just fallen the night before.  It was magical.
    inside the ice grotto
    alpine cows.  I’d been wanting to hang out with these guys forever.  i got my wish!
    and then they walked them through town back to the barn.  
    um. incredible. i especially like this hat.
    perfect day!
    Now we’re off to hike and see more waterfalls.  
    oh, and isn’t this alpine church adorable??

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  • Reply DiamondsandTulle

    Such a sweet couple! Cute cows and milkmaid braids!

    xx Vivian @

    September 29, 2010 at 7:07 am
  • Reply Kendall Marie Bennett

    love the braids! you must show me how! xoxo

    September 29, 2010 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Bridget

    you ROCK the heidi braids.

    September 29, 2010 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    first of all: those braids are BAD ASS. secondly, i can't believe jb is picking up snow in a short sleeve shirt! third – i want that cow too!

    September 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Mrs. Jessica Fast

    that ice grotto is beautiful!

    September 29, 2010 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply bailey

    I don't know how you could have done the Swiss Alps WIHOUT the heidi braids! amazing!

    September 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    Love the braids!!

    September 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply Katie Bright

    OH! Those Heidi braids are ADORABLE!!!! So so cute! 🙂 Love these photos too 🙂

    September 29, 2010 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    How cute are you??? OMG, you are rockin' those braids lady!

    September 29, 2010 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Love this post and love those braids!! Perfection for the swiss alps!! Looks like you had a wonderful time 🙂 xoxo

    September 29, 2010 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    Hello there! I feel as though it has been forever since I left you a comment – my apologies! I think Switzerland is definitely in my top 3 countries to visit, I love the variety you find there…you are so beautiful and the hair definitely fits the scenery! I love these pictures. I remember when I flew to Italy we were crossing the Alps as the sun was coming up, it was one of the most beautiful views these eyes have seen.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply *D*

    it's like looking at images from a movie! i need to visit Switzerland someday too!

    September 29, 2010 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply *D*

    p.s. lovin the hair too!

    September 29, 2010 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply charminglychesney

    aw these pictures look like you two had a blast! i seriously love your blog, i get excited when you have a new post!

    September 30, 2010 at 12:35 am
  • Reply Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle

    What truly adorable pictures of what looks to be a beautiful area…I was by the Swiss Alps many, many years ago as a kid and feel I must go back! 🙂

    Liesl 🙂

    September 30, 2010 at 7:30 am
  • Reply paula

    love the heidi braids! what an amazing view. truly gorgeous.

    September 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    You guys are adorable! And you totally look beyond amazing with those braids 🙂 xoxo

    September 30, 2010 at 6:37 pm
  • Reply Purses Pastries Etc...

    Can't believe those cows!! Cute hairdo 🙂

    October 1, 2010 at 8:50 am
  • Reply Ahn

    whatever you are hot and i would still follow you if you had a fashion blog.

    October 20, 2010 at 5:21 pm
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