More than just a stop on the jet-set circuit, Gstaad's great charm is its gemu tlich-cosy and cheerful-style and atmosphere. The village owes much of its beauty to its natural surroundings as well as to the local architecture of enchanting wooden chalets. From storied hotels-Palace, Park, Bellevue, Alpina, Victoria-and the exclusive Eagle Club to the historic winter campus of the Institut le Rosey to famed ski slopes and noted personalities- Elizabeth Taylor, Roger Moore, Valentino, Madonna-In the Spirit of Gstaad documents the history and allure of one of the world's most exclusive ski resorts. AUTHOR: For over twenty-five years, Homera Sahni has been traveling to Gstaad, where she has enjoyed the village both as a glamourous international destination and as farming community deeply rooted in nature. She lives in London. Mandolyna Theodoracopulos started her career as a writer for Hamptons magazine in 1997. She has written for Gstaad Life magazine and is the editor of the popular website Taki's Magazine. Mandolyna is also a full-time interior designer. She lives in London and Gstaad.