On our last day in France, we spent the day skiing, spa-ing, shopping, and eating in Megeve, a mountain an hour away from Chamonix. We spent the day in Megeve on the mountain, skiing, spa-ing, shopping, and eating. To get to Megeve from Chamonix you go down a windy mountain road, then up a windy mountain road. It was too much for Baby’s stomach so we had to make an unexpected stop in the middle of the trip to clean up throw up. It put a damper on the trip and morning but thankfully after a pleasant breakfast and an amazing massage from a masseuse that trained in Thailand, the drive was a very far far memory. The highlight of this day and probably the whole trip was being hosted by the Rothschild’s for lunch at l’Ideal, a restaurant at the top of the mountain you can only get to by gondola. My brother does a lot of wine business with the Rothschild’s and they own the resort in Megeve. I love their wine and drank a LOT of it. Everything about this lunch was perfect and amazing. The weather, picture-perfect view, delicious food, spending time with family…perfect.
Cousin Sami and Michael with Princess.
Cousins Michael and Sami, and Sami’s husband, Mike.
Aunt Cheryl and Uncle Ronnie.
Sami and Mike.
My girls getting their hats ready for the picture. Because it was such a sunny day, the restaurant provides complimentary hats.
Hats are ready!
Sami and my brother.
Uncle Ronnie (my Dad’s best friend), my Dad, and Uncle Billy (my dad’s brother born exactly one year after him).
My aunt, uncle, and cousins.
Cousin Karyn and my sister. Karyn was wearing her favorite t-shirt. My sister was being silly.
Uncle Ronnie! When I was little, my Dad was away on business and Uncle Ronnie stayed with me in the hospital because my mom had to take care of my brother and sister. I was scared when they wanted to give me a shot so he let them give him the shot first.
This was our table.
It was a long French lunch, over three hours. The girls struggled through it like champions.
I had the wood-fire grilled veal chop.
The Megeve Big Mac.
Even the kids meals were delicious.
The most memorable food at lunch was the profiterole. Because my birthday was only a few days later, we celebrated at lunch. They sent out a bottle of great champagne, they know exactly how to get to a girl’s heart. I had taken the Princess to the bathroom so I missed the whole thing but have this picture to remember.
I look at this picture and feel so blessed to have shared this amazing experience with all of these people and the mountains.
Love, Chrissy xo