Couches You Will Love!


What’s life if you have a boring couch? Here are some Interior design ideas that will make your home shine. Many of us are still at home more than ever before due to Covid. A lot of us may be wanting to revamp our spaces to make it more conducive to our new homebody lifestyles! Here are some couches I think you will love! Click the picture to find out purchase price and sizes!

Greens, blues, yellows, pinks oh my…

Danxee Velvet Fabric Sofa Couch 71″ Wide Mid Century Modern Tufted Fabric Sofa Living Room Sofa 700lb Heavy Duty with 2 Pillows (Emerald)

Modway Resolute Retro Modern Curved Back Upholstered Velvet with Two Throw Pillows, Sofa, Navy

Jennifer Taylor Home La Rosa Sofas, Ash/Rose

Novogratz Brittany Sofa Futon, Premium Linen Upholstery and Wooden Legs, Mustard Linen

If nothing else these colorful couches will spice up an area in your home and maybe even spice up your entire home life!

Sunday brunch at the Impérial Place La Brasserie!


Impérial Palace, Allée de l’Impérial, 74000 Annecy

Sunday brunch at the Impérial Place Brasserie is by reservation only but since I was single, I was able to get a table for one last minute after Church!!! I had the brunch buffet with the Champagne. The website says it’s 60€ but I was charged 69€. The staff was very nice, and professional. It made the difference for sure. Because of the staff I truly enjoyed myself! But as soon as I had the last drop of my very small glass of Champagne and got up to fill up my plate, when I returned to my table the Champagne glass was gone never to return. I thought for that price I would get a whole bottle of Champagne or maybe just some bottomless mimosas!!! I was shooketh!

The food was really good however. I tried to stay longer to see if I could get hungry again and get another round in but I couldn’t get there in time to feel hungry enough for gluttony to set in to validate the price!! I will be back soon I just have to save up!

Here’s some pictures I took and below some information off of the Impérial  Palace website. Rooms at the Impérial Palace hotel start at 200€ to 248€. A big Chunck of my rent for the month 😆

Information from Hotel Impérial Palace:The hotel Imperial Palace in Annecy propose you to live a friendly and greedy moment in the restaurant La Brasserie, mainly decorated with wood and leather sofas. When the weather is fine, the terrace offers a panoramic view of Lake Annecy.

Enjoy those moments with family or friends and taste the generous cuisine imagined by the team of our Executive Chef Sylvain Fombertasse.

What is the Sunday Brunch?

Brunch is a great way to enjoy convivial meals with family or friends, ideal for the late risers, the ones who don’t want to cook or just to spend moments of relaxation.

Sunday brunch offers you a generous buffet of gourmet products with all-you-can-eat breakfast, an assortment of starters, hot dishes, a multitude of sweet delights and also drinks.

La Brasserie restaurant of the Impérial Palace proposes its brunch every Sundays from 11am to 3pm.
– 50 € per person
– half price for children from 5 to 12 years old included
– free for children up to 4 years old

Imperial Brunch 

This special offer includes the traditional Brunch + a glass of champagne!
60 €

The menu of the Brunch 

The breakfast is composed by varied products mainly coming from local provider in order to propose you quality dishes from our region: Michaël Rispe’ pastries (Pan & Gatô), an assortment of breads and brioche selected by the baker, cereals, jam, yogurts and organic food (jam, cereals, dry fruits, dairy products, tea, bread without gluten…).


A cold buffet is also at your disposal in which you can find a large choice of crudités, salads, terrine, oysters depending the season and a regional buffet with local sausages and cheese from our partner “Salaisons Artisanales de Savoie” in Villaz.

For the hot dishes you can enjoy fish or meat and a large choice of toppings. There is also a “live cooking” area where one of our chefs will cook in front of you the specialty of the moment:  slice and cook a piece of beef, fried noodles, pancakes etc.

And you will appreciate our buffet of local cheese coming from the Cheese Master Alain Michel. To conclude well this brunch with a sugar taste, enjoy an assortment of home-made classic dessert, created by our Pastry Chef, or fresh sliced fruits.

Children’ Paradise

Sunday Brunch at La Brasserie de l ‘Impérial Palace is the perfect place for your children: a large choice of dishes will make the younger happy. During the brunch, if you allow them, they will be able to eat what they want and to get up from table…

Booking compulsory on +33 (0)4 50 09 30 00. Free parking is available to our customers upon availability.


Hotel Review! Apparthôtel Privilodges – Le Royal

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Apparthôtel Privilodges – Le Royal

Rue Royale, Annecy

Check out the video of my room, link is below. I stayed at the Apparthôtel for 30 days. I loved the hotel staff. They were very helpful to me in many ways, sometimes just for a laugh or a good morning was awesome traveling solo can sometimes be lonely. But I always had someone to help me at this hotel either for asking where to go for dinner or a where to buy a flat iron. Here are my pros and cons for Apparthôtel. The cons were very few!


Centrally locate hotel next to entertainment, train station, shopping, restaurants, cinéma, malls and parks

Dog friendly hotel!

So much space in the studio room for lugguage and the Murphy bed that can be stored for lots of extra room.

Helpful, friendly staff

Clean rooms, and nice cleaning staff

Onsite wash machine and dryer

Optional breakfast

After hours number if you get locked out of your room

Cable tv, international networks


The Bed is at least a real bed, but it was hard on my back.

There’s no events for guest to mingle, I met some great guest there it would’ve been fun to have some évents.

More diversity among guest if possible, Annecy it’s is not very diverse per se. Staff was diverse but needs improvement

Here’s a short video of my actual room and space:

hotel review

View from the room!

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Moxy Paris Bastille Le Marais

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My 2 week stay at the Moxy hotel was overall lovely.❤


Centrally located hotel in the 11arr.

Chic hotel stylish and clean

Friendly and helpful accommodating staff!

New technology big screen TV USB outlets by bed and TV to charge phone

Nice fun events for guest from mixology classes to running events for active guest!

Spacious room options and unique storage options for baggage

Beautiful balcony in rooms and open terrace on top floor

Great lounge/ working space area for guest, I met some Amazing people in the resturant area. Great spot for solo/business travellers to be social.

Dog friendly (*but for a unfriendly price)

Without sounding like a full lush the drink selection and bartenders were the best!!


Wish there was more diversity in their advertising and partnerships

Bed was hard on the back but to be fair not many hotels in Europe have good beds. It was at least a Real bed. I’ve stayed in a lot this was among the better of the hard beds. Do yoga

Limited menu but everything I tried was good

Despite the bed I wanted to stay longer 2 weeks was not enough!

All my bags and a fabulous first meal from The Moxy Resturant