Winter Holiday wisdom

Trying to narrow down a winter resort isn’t always an easy task. Known for their irrefutable style on and off the slopes – a few patrons and friends of The Rake impart their holiday preferences.
Eléonor Picciotto, Maxime Meilleur and Wei Koh at La Bouitte in Saint-Martin de Belleville


Lorenzo Cifonelli

Favourite après-ski location?

My favorite location is the Blizzard Hotel in Val d’Isère where I stay almost every year with my family. You can really feel the warm atmosphere of a chalet while appreciating the comfort of a five-star hotel.

Winter warmer cocktail of choice?

A spicy Bloody Mary by the fireplace to relax after a long-day of skiing.

    The place/hotel you most like to visit?

    Les Airelles in Courchevel during the low season is a lovely place for a weekend, and I’m also pretty lucky to come regularly to meet my customers there during their holidays.

    An essential item that you don’t wear on the slopes?

    I usually cannot leave without my sunglasses but carrying my tortoiseshell pair is too risky so I leave them at the hotel when I’m on the slopes.

    Eléonor Picciotto

    Favourite après-ski location?

    Megève because you have the best après-ski time: from eating a waffle, drinking a hot chocolate, chilling with friends or going shopping – all in the center of a village you can only access by foot.


      Freddie Anderson


      January 2022


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