Saturday, 22 January 2011

Shopping. January 2011

With Christmas and New Year over most Europeans return to work leaving the slopes blissfully quiet and the sun shines through cold January days. Despite the perfect skiing conditions shopping is required. The Apartments will be furnished in a contemporary style with occasional nods to the more traditional mountain decor. A ceiling light discovered hanging in the stairwell of a small shop in Moutiers fits the bill perfectly and is the first purchase.

Both Apartments will have fitted kitchens the purchasing of which is a lengthy process. Having said that if you have to spend 1.5 days in a Kitchen Showroom the Alpine town of Annecy would be one of the best places to do so. Having final understood the subtle differences between French and Australian kitchen design the reward is more interesting shopping in the Town centre. Annecy is a lock town at the northern end of Lac D'Annecy just 35km from Geneva. The town is a warren of lanes, passages and tiered houses, below and between which flow branches of the canal. Annecy is the town elected for the French bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, if successful events will be held throughout the surrounding area which will boost visitors numbers dramatically.