Journal

re-create the look – corderie

20 August 2018

Having to fill a luxury chalet with furniture, fixtures and fittings may seem like the most wonderful challenge. But in reality, creating a luxury space requires a series of design choices that accumulate in the thousands – from light fixtures, bathroom features and bed sheets to the perfect set of knives and forks; from the most sumptuous sofa and decadent room scents to the most inviting collection of cushions. So what are some of the design choices behind Ferme de la Corderie? How can we recreate the look? 

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Still organising your own holiday?

01 August 2018

Still organising your own ski holiday? There are some things you just don’t need to do alone. Organising your luxury ski holiday is one of them. You already  have your own personal concierge with the BC Concierge. Let us do the hard work for you.

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The James Bond chalet – Meet the design team

17 July 2018

For the last three years, I’ve been working assiduously on Chalet Joux Plane. In my world of interior architecture, it’s rare to meet a client with such an open mind and such a tolerance for my vision.

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Chalet Joux Plane: Owner Interview

13 July 2018

Chalet Joux Plane wows you with its contemporary architecture and cutting edge design from the moment you first arrive. So one might assume that the owner set out with a clear design vision and an unabating drive to raise the architectural bar. In fact, his search for a mountain home started out as a tentative one…

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Why build the ultimate luxury ski chalet? From the owner of Chalet Sapphire

11 May 2018

Having travelled the world, staying in some of the finest luxury ski chalets, the owner of Chalet Sapphire noticed one thing. Every single one of them came with a compromise. Whether that be the layout, facilities, location, or the logistics; nothing was truly built for purpose. And so came about the vision for Chalet Sapphire. A quest to build the ultimate luxury ski chalet. We talked to the owner to find out the real story behind this incredible new ski chalet.

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Sir Terence Conran – Master of Design

04 May 2018

Sir Terence Conran has been influencing the design preferences and culinary palates of the nation for more than 60 years. He was driven by a vision for what design could and should be. When he found it didn’t exist in post-war Britain, he created it, which is why he embodies the spirit of The Boutique Chalet Company …

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Designer in Demand – Andrew Laughland

12 April 2018

Laughland Jones have created some of the most famous, and some of the most famously unknown, luxury residences around the world. We were lucky enough to speak to the Founder, Andrew Laughland, about their work at Chalet Couttet and what it’s like to be a Designer in Demand.

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I’ve got a food intolerance. The changing face of the chalet chef

05 April 2018

After his recent interview with Source Magazine, Nick Lyon Dean talks to us about the changing face of the modern day chalet chef in light of the proliferation of food allergies, intolerances and dietary requirements.

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Chris Hamblin on the current progress at Chalet Joux Plane

04 October 2017

The Boutique Chalet Company’s Managing Director, Chris Hamblin, tells us about Chalet Joux Plane, the James Bond chalet, that nears completion ready for its grand opening in December. It’s been a 5-year journey to get here, which makes the end result even more eagerly anticipated. And Year One might just be THE year to stay in this exclusive ski chalet, before the rest of the world finds out about it!

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Snow reliability has nothing to do with being high-altitude

20 September 2017

Snow reliability has nothing to do with being high altitude. Nowhere is this more apparent than the Portes du Soleil. The Portes du Soleil actually has some of the most snow sure AND low-altitude resorts in the French Alps, if not, Europe, with snow records more impressive than Zermatt.

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Insiders Guide with Nick Lyon Dean

04 July 2017

Offering you a sneaky taster of our upcoming Boutique Insider Guides here we have Head Chef, Nick Lyon Dean sharing some of his secret spots, favourite places and insider knowledge on Les Gets and Morzine. Get the Insider’s Guide. Live like a local.

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Flow State

04 April 2017

Amy Dearlove is successful Singer / Songwriter living in Morzine in the French Alps. With a potential place on the Glastonbury stage this year, everything in her career is moving in the right direction. But her journey wasn’t always so clear cut.

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Under the Microscope, Head Chef, Nick Lyon Dean

16 December 2016

With critical acclaim from the likes of The Telegraph he is the string to our BC bow. This week we are speaking to Head Chef, Nick Lyon Dean for Boutique Chalet’s  Under The Microscope…

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The BC Concierge

23 November 2016

There are some things you just don’t need to do alone.
Organising your luxury ski holiday is one of them.
You already  have your own personal concierge with the BC Concierge.

Let us do the hard work for you.

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Ski with a GB Olympic skier

11 November 2016

This year, our in-house ski instructor team has gone Olympic-standard with the addition of GB Olympic skier, Andy Freshwater. Andy spent 8 years on the British Alpine Ski Team and 6 years racing on the World Cup Circuit alongside the Bell brothers…

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The Wine Guy

12 September 2016

Dream jobs. They definitely exist. Travel writers, chocolate tasters, anyone who works for the Michelin guide. But what about, wine taster? What about being paid to scour the globe searching for great wine…

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Under the Microscope, Ski Instructor Mark

11 July 2016

The Boutique Chalet Company has a dedicated team of ski instructor guides available exclusively to our clients. Here we go Under the Microscope with Mark to find out a bit more about his background and more importantly to get some top ski tips…

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Retrospective: The season in review by Head Chef Nick Lyon Dean

06 May 2016

As the season draws to a close we go under the microscope with Head Chef, Nick Lyon Dean to find out about the highs, the lows and the future plans.

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Under the microscope, Head Chef at Twenty26, Grace Knee

28 April 2016

Grace Knee is the highly talented chef from Twenty26. Filled with raw talent and a passion for food she wowed guests all season long. Here we find out more about the chef responsible for some of the most impressive cakes we have ever seen!

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Meet your instructor, Andy

10 November 2015

Andy spent 8 years on the British Alpine Ski team, 6 years racing on the World Cup Circuit alongside the Bell brothers. He represented his country in Sestriere’97 and Vail’99 at the World Championships and Nagano Olympics in 1998…

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Meet your instructor, Mark

10 July 2015

Mark was born in the North West of England and started skiing at an early age. Instantly drawn to skiing Mark became very passionate about all forms of skiing. When he joined the British Army he was appointed as a  Military Ski Teacher…

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