Ratana, the chic mamma
Everything began with the meeting of a goose breeder and a beautiful seamstress who fled the Cambodian genocide to finally land in Switzerland (although they had planned to go to Australia). From their love was born a third daughter they named Ratana (a boy’s name… look no further!). I grew up on Fribourg soil. After graduating in law, I set off to gain employment. From financial analyst for an oil company to legal consultant specialised in environmental law, I met the love of my life in Lausanne. Married with 2 children, I hate cheesy things and a sedate, couch-based lifestyle. A city dweller by nature and a Lausanner at heart, I’m driven by curiosity, always on the lookout for smart ideas, the latest trends and with itchy feet as soon as the weekend comes round. My ideal day: shopping, restaurant and apéro combined with pétanque, with friends and my little ones running through the fields.
« For me, Lausanne is… the city of paradoxes. It goes up and down. It delights families with its swimming pools and activities … and singles in search of friendships and maybe more. It’s restful, with its museums and cosy cafés, and electrical with its nightlife to hit the dancefloor until morning. It’s packed with mystery and yet reveals itself as it is, without artifice. It’s natural, with its large parks full of trees, and urban, with its lively and trendy epicentre. »