We were lucky enough to spend a few amazing days in one of the best ski pistes in the world, Courchevel. We were surrounded by a snowy landscape, it looked like something out of a film, and stayed in one of the best hotels, Le Strato. We now understand why luxury and this lovely corner of the French Alps go hand in hand.
Le Strato, at 1850 metres high, was founded by Laurent Boix-Vives as the perfect mountain hideaway
. It has 25 suites which combine contemporary pieces with historic ones, creating a welcoming atmosphere which made us feel like we were staying in the tree house that we always wanted but never had. Although this tree house, had a tv in the tub and a spa bigger than 800 metres – it was certainly much better than anything that we could have ever imagined. Eating in one of its terraces, feeling the sun on our faces, taking in the silent from the frozen landscape and tucking into Jean Andre-Charial’s, from Baumeniere, two michelin star cooking transformed every single meal into an exquisite culinary experience.
Out of all the images that we have imprinted in our memory, the views from the bedrooms are the most breathtaking ones, looking on to a completely snowed mountain, which is quiet and stress free. We attended a ski class for the first time ever, and although one of us was better than the other (guess who) we enjoyed the adrenaline, the sense of freedom and relax. Three sensations which summarise our perception of luxury.