I spent over ten years working at Luxury hotels and resorts. I was privileged to have worked at one of the most beautiful hotels in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, well actually two, but the first one is where I caught the hospitality bug. During my time at the Chateau Louise, I was asked many odd questions (that’s my way of saying, seriously you asked me that?) Because after many years of the same question it can get tiring but never got old all at the same time. One of my favorite inquires was about the color of the lake.
Do you paint the bottom of the Lake? A common question I was asked nightly when working at the luxury hotel, Chateau Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies. The first glance at the epic blue/turquoise/emerald colored lake would make you think how is that color even possible? It can’t be real. It is real. It’s the magic of nature. The emerald colour of the water comes from rock flour carried into the lake by melt-water from the glaciers that overlook the lake. When the sun shines on the water the minerals are spiraling about and reflect from the sky color. Magic!
Lake Louise is and will always be a special place for me. I was drawn by the mysteriousness of the mountains and swept about by the natural beauty. I learned a lot about hospitality and how much I loved being part of someone’s vacation. How I could make a difference in someone’s stay. I liked making people happy and bringing them good food and drink seemed to be a natural fit for me. I liked being in the kitchen at home, food and drink brought people together. The classic east coast kitchen party has always been in my blood and where I am on the west coast or east coast, I will always welcome anyone into my kitchen.
As I get closer to self-publishing my first memoir, Behind The Kitchen Doors ~ The Summers, I wanted to share a few fun facts and stories about the beautiful place I called home for over ten years.
Thank you to Kim Teramoto for the wonderful picture of Lake Louise.
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