I just returned from my first ever visit to St Moritz.  With its history of attracting the world’s elite, I was intrigued and excited to go and explore, sure of finding lavishly beautiful interiors in its hotels, bars and restaurants (in between ski lessons and practice, of course). 

We chose to stay at the Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski, where the healing mineral spring that drew visitors some 3000 years ago, can still be accessed.  The iconic 1864 building, quietly nestled at the edge of the alpine metropolis, has a fairytale quality.  Descending the staircase to dinner, I would pause to look out over the lobby, with its rich woods, icing sugar white walls and ceilings, and huge vintage chandelier, and I could feel the ghosts of film stars past waltzing through in their furs and boots.