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Title: St Barth weekly
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Publisher: Journal de Saint-Barth
Place of Publication: Saint Jean, Saint Barthelemy
Publication Date: December 22, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
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ALL EYES ON THE PORT

OF GUSTAVIA


his is the time of year
when the attention of the
L island turns to The Port of
Gustavia. Port Director Bruno Greaux
and his staff are busy from early morn-
ing to sundown, as mega-motor-yachts
and sailboats are arriving daily, jockey-
ing for spots to enjoy the peak of the
holiday season in the island's little port.
The main docks are already full, with
many of the port's annual guests at their
habitual spots; the mega-yacht, Ultima
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By the end of December, a flotilla of
sailboats will have arrived for the New
Year's Eve Regatta, which along with
the St. Barth Bucket, is one of the major
sailing events organized locally. The
Port of Gustavia stays on its toes during
these events, assuring safe entry and
exit for the numerous boats as they
maneuver in and out of the port. On
New Year's Eve, the port is really hop-
ping, with parties on many of the boats
and dancing to live music on the dock.
There are usually so many boats in the
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The classic wooden sailboat, Ticonderoga, in last year 's New Year 's Eve Regatta.
photo: Rosemond Greaux


III, has taken up residence near one end
of the dock and the classic wooden sail-
boat, Ticonderoga, is tied up at the other
end, as usual. One of the main economic
forces on the island, the port has under-
gone major improvement over the past
year, with the architecturally sophisti-
cated "Capitainerie" providing new
offices for the staff as well as a multi-
purpose room that has proved useful for
a variety of events, serving as the press-
room for the Transat ag2r last spring,
then the home of the local theatre festi-
val, and most recently, the Rotary
Club's benefit harp concert.


harbor at the stroke of midnight that
their lights seem to twinkle all the way
from St Barth to St Martin. But the port
is not just a place to party. Greaux
reminds all clients of the port to respect
their neighbors in terms of noise, not to
light fires or bbq's while in the port
zone, and that the trash area on the dock
is strictly for household trash. All other
items must be taken to the municipal
dump near Public. The simple rules and
regulations for the port are spelled out
in its official magazine, Harbour, whose
handsome 10th edition is available at
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Ligne St Barth Launches a Magazine and Perfume Collection


K eep an eye out
for "Spa &
Travel, a new
specialized magazine
published by the local
cosmetics firm, Ligne
St Barth. Distributed
exclusively in airports,
train stations, and at
certain hotels, the maga-
zine is aimed at an
exclusive clientele,
tuned in to the world of
spas and travel. The edi-
tors of the first edition
include "spa travelers,"
captains of industry,
luxury hotel owners;
each "poet" or "writer"
was asked to submit a travel
journal or personal diary
about a stay in one of the
most beautiful hotels of the
world. From Bali to Dubai,
by way of Switzerland,
Spain, or Germany, these
globetrotters prove to be


good authors with a sense of
style, culture, an apprecia-
tion of gourmet dining, and a
sense of humor. The maga-
zine is divided into two sec-
tions, one in German and one
in English.
The launch party for the
magazine was also the per-


fect occasion for the
owners of Ligne St
Barth, Birgit and Herve
Brin, to present their
new collection of per-
fumes. The include
Tijuca, Les Alizes, Fleur
de Canne a Sucre, Eau
de St Barth, Vanille
West indies, Fleur de
Gingembre, Ouanalao,
and Patchouli Arawak,
enticing names that are
filled with the promise
of lovely fragrances to
please the senses.

Birgit & Herve Brin


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Fashion Designer Jean-Claude
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Visit St Barth


F accompanied by his muse,
fashion designer Jean- professional model Sarah
Claude Jitrois spent a Marshal. Jitrois, known for
few days in Saint his exceptional designs in
Barth at the invitation of the stretch leather and skins, took
Boutique Stephane & advantage of his tropical visit
Bernard, his exclusive repre- to take a series of photos on
sentative on the island for the the island. (left to right
past year, the Carl Gustav Bernard, Jean-Claude Jitrois,
Hotel, and Marithe Weber, mayor Bruno Magras, Sarah
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Jeffrey Dread

Haitian-born artist Jeffrey Dread is often seen in
Saint Barth, zipping around the island with the top
down on his cool, black convertible Mini Cooper.
Last season he was part of the art scene with an
exhibit at Nikki Beach entitled Hip Rock Holly-
wood Icon, with pop-style portraits of such stars as
Bono, P. Diddy, Mick Jagger, Sophia Loren, Sharon
Stone, and Giorgio Armani. This year he has not yet
been sighted on the island but has launched a series
of holiday gifts including t-shirts (for humans and
their pooches), boxer shorts, hats, bags, mugs, and
even refrigerator magnets A ih- his pop images,
ranging from a New York City taxicab to his recent
portrait of Robert Kennedy. There is something
almost Andy Warhol-like about Dread's work, with
bright colors, celebrity portraits, and everyday
objects as art. Check out the gift items at www.cafe-
press.com while his paintings can be seen at
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Van Ki Pass In Saint Barth
For The Winter
SA First with Shadowfax, then Lone Fox, and now
Van Ki Pass, skipper Randy West has been sail-
ing in and out of the Port of Gustavia for over
25 years. This is the first season that Van Ki
Pass has been in the harbor however, as its new
owner, Liza Baldwin, recently renovated this
65' wooden sloop just in time to sail in last
summer's 100th edition of the Newport-
Bermuda Race- and win in its class! A native
of Newport, RI, Baldwin is new to the racing
scene, but she certainly has a beautiful boat and
a fearless skipper. Let's see what they can do in
Saint Barth's New Year's Eve Regatta on
December 31.

Photos : Rosemond Greaux








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Children's entertainment
Meeting with father Christmas,


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Donna Del Sol

Redefines

Classic Jewelry


jewelry store that
stands out from the
crowd is Donna del
Sol, a boutique that has been
open in Saint Barth since
1994, on the upper level of
the Carre d'Or in Gustavia
(She also now has a small
store at the Guanahani Hotel
for those who do not want to
battle traffic in town).
Recently expanded to
include the space next door,
the boutique has showcases
of ready-to-wear pieces, but
also serves as a showroom
where customers can order
custom designs, tailored to
any budget.
The owner of the store,
Donna Rosell, is an Ameri-


can who has lived in Saint
Barth for 17 years. Her phi-
losophy is to create jewelry
that the modern woman can
actually wear. "I like to set
precious stones in sportier
mountings, in keeping with
today's more active
lifestyle," she says. An
example of this is her link-
ing of diamonds in any size
and any color with simple
gold links that can be worn
as a bracelet or necklace.
"You should be able to wear
your jewelry," she insists.
Unusual gemstones are
another signature of the
Donna del Sol collections:
opals and tourmalines in
custom-cut shapes and col-
ors can be made into pieces


dressy enough for a black-
tie event. "Coral and other
stones in all shades of red
and orange, as well as pink,
are very popular," Rosell
notes. She works with fiery
opals, pink and red sap-
phires, and pale pink kun-
zite, pairing them in unusual
combinations such as pink
opals and brown diamonds.
"I recently completed a
necklace of natural pink
pearls. They are very soft on
the skin," she says.
A recent addition to the
Donna del Sol line is the
Symbology collection,
which includes a white and
yellow gold peace symbol,
with one side representing
peace; the other love. This
collection also includes
pieces based on the prayers
of the Kabbalah, which is
studied by Jews and non-
Jews around the world. "We
have ten different prayers
that can be laser-cut directly
into the stones, so that each
piece is custom-made,"
explains Rosell, who
believes in the mystical
powers these prayers can


offer.
Her newest collection is
called "Astro Us," and will
launch this season. "The
pieces include a circle of
Zodiac signs with a sun in
the middle with white dia-
monds to represent the
female and a flame of black
diamonds to represent the
male in a couple," she
explains. "The sun and
flame can be moved to each
person's individual sign.
These make very personal
gifts."
On the horizon is a new
boutique in St. Tropez,
France, which will double as
a distribution point for the
Donna del Sol brand in
Europe. "This is a natural
expansion," says Rosell,
who caters to a decidedly
international clientele. Her
w e b s i t e
www.donnadelsol.com, also
has an international reach
and is becoming a success-
ful marketing tool. "People
order every day on line,"
she notes.
































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TIME OUT


Where to go dancing? See an art exhibit?
Listen to live music? Time Out keeps you up to date on local happenings. Let's party !


Special Events

I Thursday, December 21:
Concert with Kasika:
Christmas Group from
Guadeloupe, Christmas
Carol Singing at 8:00,
ASCCO, Colombier.

) Friday, December 23:
Christmas Village on the
main dock in Gustavia by
Ouanalao Association.
- at 2:00 pm Local music
and various activities
- at 4:00 pm : arrived of the
Father Christmas and distri-
bution of gifts for all the chil-
dren present up to 10 years.

I Sunday, December 24th
- at 7:00 pm: Christmas eve
carols & readings at
Anglican church, Gustavia
- at 8:00pm
Family Christmas eve
Children's entertainment
Meeting with father
Christmas, presents, various
activities at Le Taino
Christopher h6tel, Pointe
Milou

I Monday, December 25
- at 9:00 am Christmas day
family eucharist at Anglican
church, Gustavia
- at 3pm Santa come at
La Plage, Saint Jean

Live Music

I Every Evening
- Tania, Papagayo & Shrek a
partir de 9:00pm at La Plage,
Saint Jean
- Lounge mix, 7:30pm to
12:00pm, Bar't6, Hotel
Guanahani, Grand Cul de Sac
- Black Snake Quartet, Soul
Funk Roots... from 8:30pm to
midnight, BAZ, Gustavia

) Every Monday
Music live with Alan on piano
from 8:00 pm au Port
Restaurant, Carr6 d'or Gustavia

I Every Saturday
Stephane, sunset concert at
5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel,

I From Thursday to Friday
Alan Landry, piano, 8:00pm,,


Gaiac restaurant,
Hotel Le Toiny

I From Tuesday to Saturday
Phil on piano, Christopher
H6tel, Pointe Milou,
starting at 7:00pm

I From Wednesday to Friday
- Nadege, sunset concert at
5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel


Let's Party

I Saturday, December 23
- Environment cabaret with
Sophia, at Bacardi Caf6, Saint-
Jean
- Piano Bar Jazz with Alan from
8:00 pm at Caviar Island, Carr6
d'or Gustavia

I Monday, December 25
- Marrakech evening, mint tea
and belly dancers at Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
- Brunch at Manapany,
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For information:
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with Christine Gordon,
noon to 3:00pm

I Tuesday, December 26
- Caribean BBQ with accoustic
music at La Marine Restaurant,
Gustavia

I Wednesday, December 27
"Ti Brother Party:" A bottle of
Moet & Chandon champagne
for the best costume! Fashion &
dance show Ti St Barth, Pointe
Milou

I Thursday, December 28
Angel Night, white dress code,
at Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou


I Friday December 29 :
Crazy Weekend fashion and
dance show at Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou


Night Clubs

I Every night
-Casa Nikki, Gustavia
-Yacht Club, Gustavia

I Monday
-"Studio 54," Casa Nikki,
Gustavia
- Act 1: Vintage Party (disco,
soul, rock, funk) & Psychedelic
Dolls Show at Yacht Club in
Gustavia
- Act 2: The Sound (house/elec-
tro house) by DJ Adrian at
Yacht Club in Gustavia

I Tuesday
Act 1: Caribbean Sound mixed
by DJ Adrian & Sexy dance
show at Yacht Club in Gustavia
Act 2: The Sound (house/electro
house) by DJ Adrian at Yacht
Club in Gustavia

) Wednesday:
Freestyle mix blend of music by
DJ Adrian & Sexy dance show

I Thursday, December 7
- Pink Party, dress code pink &
white, Casa Nikki,
-DUO CONCEPT by Patrice
Gero (house electroo house) &
Guillaume Mas (house/tech
house) & Sexy dance show

I Friday & Saturday
Freestyle mix blend of music,
DJ Adrian /Sexy dance show at
Yacht Club in Gustavia

I Sunday:
Sexy dance show mixed by Yo
One at Yacht Club in Gustavia



Exhibits

I Basile, Haitian painter,
Galerie Asie, Gustavia
I Two painters at Coco &
Isabelle at la Plage restaurant

I December 22-24: Photos by
H6l6ne Bernier at Porta 34
gallery, Gustavia

I Through January 7


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Group Show: Earth on Fire
Dominique Rousserie (paint-
ings), aimundo Figueroa (paint-
ings), Lucio Salvatore
(Photographs) to b.art Gallery,
Carr6 d'Or, Gustavia

I Permanent exhibits
- Michelle Marie's new exhibi-
tion at the Hotel Carl Gustaf,
Gustavia
- Alain le Chatelier, Les
Artisans, Gustavia
-Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac
-Hannah Moser, Cul de Sac
-Antoine Heckly, Galerie
Indochine, Gustavia
- Wall House restaurant: Eve
Ducharme Art Gallery present
selection of painters: Philippe
Bertho, Monique Journod,
Pierre-Luc Bartoli...

I Art Galleries
- Eve Ducharme Art Gallery, by
appointment only
-To-b.art galerie, Gustavia
-Me.di.um gallery, Gustavia
-Didier Spindler, Spindler
Gallery, Gustavia
-Central b.ART Gallery,
Petite Saline
-Pipiri Boutique, art gallery,
Gustavia


Fashion Shows

I Everyday
- 1:30-2:00pm, Hotel Isle de
France boutique, Flamands
- 1.30pm & 7:30pm, fashion
show featuring Geisha
Vampire, La Plage, St Jean
I Every Tuesday evening,
6:30 pm, Hotel Isle de France
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Stephane, Olivier Cathleen, and Herve await the arrival
of Santa Claus at the Carl Gustaf
Harpist Claire
Galo-Place played
at the local hospital.


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Party time at Caviar Island


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Now in its third year of service
to Saint Barth, Tradewind
Aviation offers a stylish way
to fly to the island from San Juan.
Based in Connecticut as well as Puerto
Rico, this charter company is special-
ized in business travel and operates the
Nantucket Shuttle from New York to
the New England island of Nantucket
in the summer. Many of
the airline's clients also
come to Saint Barth in the
winter, and started inquir-
ing about charter flights to
the island. "Our clientele
for Saint Barth is build-
ing," says one of
Tradewind's owners,
David Zara. The service .
from San Juan avoids the
transfer in St Martin all
together, and for passen-
gers coming from Los
Angeles, for example, it is
a good option after the
long flight from LAX.
"We know many of our
passengers and are friend-
ly with them, we see them
socially," notes Zara. "We
offer very personalized
service." Both Zara, and
another company princi-
pal, David Zipkin, who
serves as director of mar-
keting, spend much of the winter in
Saint Barth, adding to the personal
touch they can offer their clients.

All of the planes that Tradewind flies
in the Caribbean-from the Pilatus
PC-12 (which flies at 270 knots at
30,000 feet) to the Cessna Grand Cara-
van and Beech Super King Air 200-
are outfitted with comfortable execu-
tive interiors and are equipped with the
latest in safety and communications
systems, not to mention air-condition-
ing, a feature that Zara considers
essential in the Caribbean. Every flight
has two pilots aboard, and every pilot
holds an ATP (airline transport pilot)
license. They also train regularly on
flight simulators to keep their skills
sharp. Zara, who speaks at least seven
languages, is a pilot as well, with 7000


hours of flying under his belt and
experience on a range of aircraft from
a B-58 and Cessna Caravan to the Pila-
tus PC-12 and King Air B-200, as well
as the Gulfstream G-II, G-III, and G-
IV- planes he often uses for flights to
one corner of the globe or another.
"Our pilots are our ambassadors," he
says. "We only hire people who take
great pride in what they do. We think


every client should have a great expe-
rience with us."

Today the company has an extensive
Caribbean connection, offering charter
flights throughout the region: not only
to Saint Barth but also to the British
Virgin Islands (Tortola and Anguilla),
St. Kitts, Nevis, Barbuda, Antigua,
Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Puerto
Rico, including Vieques. According to
the style of airplane that one charters,
the flying time from Puerto Rico to
Saint Barth can be as short as 45 min-
utes aboard a Pilatus or a little over an
hour in a Cessna Grand Caravan. Per-
fect for those who would like to spend
the weekend in Saint Barth!

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Australian Chef In The Kitchen

At Frangois Plantation


or many years the restaurant at
Frangois Plantation was one of
the culinary highlights of the
island, and after several changes of chef
and direction in the kitchen, it seems as
if the restaurant must once again be con-
sidered among the best "tables" in Saint
Barth. Back for her second season in the
kitchen is Australian chef Sharon Cham-
berlain, who trained in her native coun-
try, at Marks, a restaurant on the coast of
Victoria about 90 minutes outside of
Melbourne.
Chamberlain brings with her an open,
multi-cultural culinary philosophy.
"Coming from Australia, which is a very
multi-cultural country, we like to mix
textures and flavors to adapt to various
cultures." With an eye to local products
in the Caribbean, Chamberlain uses
fruits and vegetables from Guadeloupe
and Saint Martin as well as fish from
Saint Barth (in addition to fish and meat
from France.) "I like nice, fine food,
with clear flavors," she says.


(C Gerald Tessier)
Wines from Frangois Plantation's exten-
sive cellar enhance her menus. In fact,
Robert Eden, the owner of Frangois
Plantation, is a vintner as well, with
vineyards in the Languedoc Roussillon
region in France. His environmentally
friendly wines can be sampled at the
restaurant.
The pastry chef is Jimmy Frannais,
whose signature dessert is a "cigar"
made with tobacco ice cream and cognac
mousse. Since this taste combination
might not suit all palettes, his simpler
desserts include cheesecake and a spicy
chocolate tart.


A special treat atFrancois Plantation:
the "Cigar" (C Dominique Silberstein)
Chamberlain also works with restaurant
consultant Christophe Langree. Together
they work on menus and keep an eye on
overall excellence. "I think people come
to Frangois Plantation for fine food, and
they want to be surprised by things they
don't find everyplace else. They want to
be excited by the food." (Reservations:
05 90 29 80 22)


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Christmas Menu

Sunday and Monday, December 24th and 25t'

Langouste tortellini in a consomm& and fresh coriander
"Surprise" Foie gras of duck
Seared John Dory with ginger, spring onion and lemon confit
Granite rum
Roasted poultry "Chapon," black truffle gnocchi, emulsion sauce
Cheeses from Francois Xavier
Traditional Christmas pudding
"Mangari" chocolate, mango with saffron and lime sorbet
Gourmandises

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Last Year Carrera


Visione holds the record in the New Year's Eve Regatta
A festivities. Organized since
t least 30 sailboats 1998 by Marc Del Giudice,
are expected to par- skipper of the 65' sloop Mis-
ticipate in the 11th chievous, in close collabora-
annual edition of the New tion with the Saint Barth
Year's Eve Regatta, a just- Yacht Club and The Port of
for-fun event held every year Gustavia, this race was initi-
on December 31 to kick off ated in 1995 by a group of
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up with the idea for an
around-the-island race for
sailboats of all sizes, from
small local boats to magnifi-
cent sailing ships such as
Endeavor, Mari-Cha III, Zin-
garo, and Visione, who have
all participated in the past.
This year, the flotilla is
expected to be spectacular
once again. "Captains are
beginning to call to tell me
they want to participate," says


Del Giudice. "Already on the
moorings in the port are Equ-
us, Mischievous, Gitana, Tri-
umph, Van Ki Pass, Juno, and
Vivid, a new 90' Swan.
Things will really heat up
around December 28 when all
the other boats start arriving."
The pre-race briefing will be
held on Saturday, December
30 at 5:00pm at the Capi-
tainerie (Port of Gustavia) on
the main dock, with a bar
organized by the Yacht Club
downstairs and a quiet place
for captains and skippers to
sign up for the race upstairs.
All those sailing must be a
member of a yacht club, and
while there is not an official
entry fee, each boat is asked
to give $1 or one euro per
foot of the boat's length as a


donation to the Saint Barth
Yacht Club. The staggered
departure times begin at
10:00am the next day, with
the starting line out in front of
Corossol, and a race course
that heads around the island
past Gustavia toward Saline,
Toiny, St. Jean, around
Forchue, and back to Gus-
tavia. It generally takes
almost two hours for the
fastest boats to sail around the


island, but the record to beat,
set in 2004 by the 147' Baltic
yacht, Visione, stands at 1
hour, 32 minutes, 7 seconds.
Can anyone beat that time
this year? The awards cere-
mony will take place on the
Quai General de Gaulle after
the race, at approximately
5:00pm, with beautiful silver
trophy cups sponsored by
Trey Fitzgibbons, the owner
of Mischievous. A nautical
event you won't want to miss,
with a fabulous display of
spinnakers unfurled from
Toiny to Colombier and a
tricky slalom among the out-
lying islands of Fregate, Bon-
homme, Pele, and Boulanger,
the race is the perfect way of
saying Happy New Year Saint
Barth!


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The first "value" cruise to stop in Saint Barth


he cruise ship, easy-
Cruise One, made its
first appearance in
Saint Barth as part of the
inaugural voyage for its new
Caribbean itinerary. Stelios
Haji-Ioannou, the entrepre-
neurial founder of easyJet,
who became famous after
creating the low-coast airline
ten years ago, personally
welcomed the 80 passengers
who were aboard this cruise.

Saint-Barthelemy: an exclu-
sive destination for a handful
of well-heeled clients? An
idea that has flown out the
window thanks to the new
concept in cruising launched
by the group that founded
easyJet. The cruise ship,
easyCruise One, now in its
second winter season in the
Caribbean, made its first stop
in Saint Barth on Saturday,
December 9. The 80 passen-
gers, for the most part Eng-
lish-speaking, were brought
into the Port of Gustavia via
tenders, with the ship itself
anchored in the outer harbor.


The "port intensive"
idea

The group shopped in Gus-
tavia of course, visiting a
sampling of the island's bou-
tiques that offer everything


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trom luxury goods to items
"made in Saint Barth." They
were able to complete their
day in port by enjoying an
evening meal at one of the
restaurants that serves the
island's celebrated French
cuisine. This is where the
revolutionary ideas of Stelios
Haji-Ioannou come in.

He has abandoned the tradi-
tional formula of the "all
inclusive" crusie: on his "no-
frills" ships, passengers pay
only for the cost of the nights
they spend aboard the ship,
which are in fact very rea-
sonable (starting as low as
13 euros per night). He then
organizes the rest: all of the
elements of a cruise that
were formerly figured into
one overall price, from
drinks and meals aboard the
ship to round trip airfare and
transportation to and from
the initial port, with every-
thing on a pay as you go
basis.

Plying the waters of the
Cariibean for the second sea-
son, easyCruiseOne has
embarked on a new circuit
which includes the islands of
Sint Maarten/Saint-Martin,
St. Barthelemy, Anguilla, St.
Kitts, Nevis, and Antigua.
The "port intensive" idea is
based on having many fewer
activities aboard the ship,
with an accent on discover-


ing the port itself instead.

A 600-passenger
cruise ship on the
drawing boards

Even the schedule is differ-
ent: the boat is at sea part of
the morning, but on the other
hand, it remains in port much
later (sailing between 3:00-
7:00am). This concept is also
rather revolutionary in the
world of cruising. "We have
the capacity for 170 passen-
gers," notes Stelios, who
admits that the season started
off a little quietly. "Decem-


ber is generally a very good
month and I remain confi-
dent." This 39 year-old
entrepreneur goes from one
successful project to the
next, and is never short of
new ideas: after the success


of easy Jet, he moved into
hotels, car rentals, and low-
cost credit. His dream is to
develop the low-cost cruise
market even more with a
ship for 600 passengers, to
be built in his native country
of Greece.


Practical information

The itinerary: St Maarten
(Philipsburg); St Barth (Gus-
tavia); Anguilla (Sandy
Ground); St Kitts (Bas-
seterre); Antigua (St Johns);
Nevis (Charlestown).
Two cruise formulas are
available for the Caribbean
this winter (through (through
April 13, 2007): a circuit of
seven days, or just three to
four days (two nights on
board minimum) or a longer
circuit of 14 days (the seven-
day itinerary twice).
A weekend package (three
nights from Friday-Monday)
is available starting at 145
euros; a seven-night voyage
(starting Friday, Monday, or
Wednesday) starts at 263
euros.


Reservations can be made
online at
www.easycruise.com
or by telephone
at + 44 1895 651191.












MAYA' S

TO GO

Christmas Menu


APPETIZERS


Grilled Foie Gras Terrine
Foie Gras, prepared with Banyuls Wine and Poached Figs
Foie Gras Arancchini
Crab Terrine with Zucchini and Bell Peppers
Puff Pastry with Creole Langouste
Hand Sliced Scotish Smoked Salmon with Home Made Blinis
Selection of Vegetables

VEGETABLES

< (Root Vegetables) with Veal Sauce
Topinanbour (Jersusalem Artichoke) and Feve Puree
Fried Sweet Potatoes with Clarified Butter
Crunchy Vegetables, Asparagus, Mushrooms, Carrots, Green Beans
Glazed Chestnut with Spice

MAIN COURSE

Duck Breast with Foie Gras, Tomato Chutney
Saddle of "Limousin" Lamb with Herbs
Capon with Chestnuts or Mushrooms Stuffing
Cold, Poached, Half Spiny Lobster with Truffle Oil
Whole Roasted Bar, devil sauce (Vinegar Pepper and Tomato)
Sea Scallop and Monk Fish with Rosemary Skewer
Christmas Ham with Porto and Pineaple
Langouste Bisque with Cream Shrimp and Vegetables


" 15.50/lOOg
" 15.50/100g
" 3.00/100g
" 8.00/100g
" 10.00/piece
" 12.50/100g
" 5.00/100g


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CHRISTMAS DESSERT 2006
~ Biche a la framboise La part E
Coulis g6lifi6 de framboise, cookies aux pecans
~ Omelette Norvigienne La part E
Biscuit, glace (2 parfums au choix) et meringage
Glace au choix : Vanille, Chocolat, Pistache, Caf6
Sorbet au choix : Passion, Mangue, Coco, Framboise
~ Mignardises La part E
Mini Pavlova, Pistachio a la mangue, Tartelettes aux fruits rouges, Mini 6clairs,
Baba au rhum, Tarte nougatine s6zame et ganache chocolate, Panacotta aux framboises,
Snobinettes croustillant chocolate, Mini verrines, Mini tatin, Mini moelleux,
Tartelette caramel p6can, Macarons
Tel : 05 90 29 83 70 Fax : 05 90 52 41 27 mayastogo@wanadoo.fr


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"Winter Trees on Oak Paneled Boxes"

On Exhibit At The Carl Gustav


touch of winter can be seen
at the Carl Gustav Hotel
-where a collection of paint-
ings entitled "Winter Trees On Oak
Paneled Boxes" is on display. The
paintings are by Michelle Marie, a New
York-based visual artist and singer
whose met with international acclaim
when she painted a series of society
women who were past their glory days,
in the series she calls Old Beauty
Queens. Actual gemstones, from dia-
monds to sapphires, represented the
women's jewels. Michelle Marie also
has a collection of almost whimsical
flower paintings, with intensely bright
colors, which capture the mood of an
exuberant summer day.
The paintings at the Carl Gustav, which


will remain on exhibit for the entire year,
are more geometric in form, with groups
of differently shaped triangles creating
the starkness of the trees in winter. The
almost monochromatic paintings are
small, but a grouping of two or four
would make a nice visual statement, as
they complement one another in theme.
The oak boxes add a touch of natural
wood to the trees.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia,
Michelle Marie now splits her time
between New York City (an apartment in
Manhattan) and the country (a house in
upstate New York), and articles about
both of her homes acclaim her sense of
style and decor. Her paintings reflect the
landscapes of these two different envi-
ronments as well as her travels, with col-


elections such as Summer Fun and Banana
Trees. Michelle Marie works primarily in
oils, but giclee prints, or high-quality lim-
ited-edition reproductions, signed and
numbered, are available of many of her
paintings.

Perhaps the next time Michelle Marie
visits Saint Barth, she'll share her singing
talents (she has recorded two albums) as
well as her artwork. Her collections can
be seen at www.michellemarieart.com


The Wedding Party


Kimberly Claire Santora
and DonaldAnthony
Mc Comas were married
on Saturday, December
9, 2006 at the Catholic
Church, Notre Dame de
l'Assomption, in Lorient.
This marks the first time
that an American couple
was married in the
Catholic Church in Saint
Barth and the first time
that an American priest,
Father Philip Oriole,
-mii. ib, ., I, it the church.







GALERIE


ASIE


ANTIQUITIES
rare finds from asia & beyond

After more than thirty years of traveling and collecting
throughout Asia, we present a very eclectic selection of quality pieces:
furniture, Buddhas, primitive arts, Tibetan religious art, curiosities.
We welcome your visit daily (except Sunday). We can provide worldwide shipping.
Or, by appointment, we can organize a private presentation
of a large number of remarkable or exceptional pieces (museum quality).
Interior decoration projects accepted throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.
We also offer a free search service to help you locate
that very special piece you have been seeking for so long.

Absolutely exceptional Fang mask (Ngil secret society). Museum Quality!













A very happy
Christmas to all!
Afghanistan Burma China India Indonesia Laos Nepal New-Guinea Thailand Tibet
on the harbour Tel. : 05 90 52 09 01
rue Samuel Fahlberg, (opp. Sibarth)
Gustavia Saint-Barthelemy (F.W.I.)







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BMte a Z'Ailes
Carl Gustaf (Le)
Cafe Victoire
Caviar Island
Do Brazil
Eddy's Restaurant
Jao
L'Entracte
La Creperie
La Gamelle
La Mandala


05.90.27 62 36
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05.90.27 53 20
05.90.27 72 48
05 90 27 63 77
05 90 27 90 60
05.90.27 7183


La Marine
La Route des Boucaniers
LaVella
La Saladerie
Le Sapotiller
Le Vietnam
Pipiri Palace
Repaire des Rebelles
The Strand
Ti Zouk K'fe
Wall House


Bacardi
Eden Rock
Hideaway
Nikki Beach
La Plage
Le Jardin
Le Piment
Le Terraza
Zanzibarth


05 90 27 68 09
05.90.29 79 99
05.90.27.63.62
05.90.27.64.64
05.90.27 53 13
05 90 27 73 62
05.90.27.53.88
05.90.27 70 67
05 90 27 53 00


K'fe Massai
Le Wok
Le Portugal a St Barth


Hostellerie des 3 Forces


05.90.29 76 78
05 90 27 52 52
05 90 27 68 59


05902761 25


Frangois Plantation 05.90.29 80 22
Les Bananiers 05.90.27.93.48


Le Regal 05.90.29 85 26


Le Mango (Hotel Le Christopher) 05.90.27 63 63
Le Tamo (HOtel Le Christopher) 05.90.27 63 63
Ti St-Barth 05.90.27 97 71


Esprit Saline 05.90.52 46 10
Grain de Sel 05.90.52 46 05
Le Tamarin 05 90 27 72 12
Pacri 05.90.29.35.63


Bartolomro (HOtel Guanahani) 05.90.27 66 60
Indigo (H6tel Guanahani) 0590276660
La Gloriette (La) 05.90.27 75 66
Le Lafayette club 05 90 27 62 52
Le Rivage 05.90.27 82 42
Restaurant des pecheurs (H6tel Le Sereno) 05.90.29.83.00


Le Gaiac (H6tel Le Toiny) 05.90.27 88 88


Santa Fe 05.90.27 61 04


Maya's 05.90.27 75 73


Chez Rolande 05.90.29 76 78
La Case de l'Ile 05.90.27 61 81
La Langouste 05.90.27.63.61
Taiwana 05.90.27 65 01


Chez Ginette 05.90.27.66.11
Chez Yvon 05.90.29 86 81
Fellini Ristorante (H6tel Le Manapany) 05.90.27.66.55
New Born 05.90.27.67.07


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For sale, a very pretty apart-
ment, 150m2, garage, private
swimming pool, 2 bedrooms and
equipped kitchen. Beautiful and
quality decor with a fantastic
view of Gustavia. This property
must be seen.
St Barth Properties Sotheby's
International Realty:
0590 29 75 05

For sale, a completely renovated
apartment, 120m2. Located in
Marigot, 2 bedrooms, terrace,
patio etc.
St Barth Properties Sotheby's
International Realty:
0590297505

For sale, pretty creole house on
166m2 of land. Consisting of
one bedroom, one bathroom, an
office and an American exterior
kitchen opening onto a deck
with jacuzzi.
St Barth Properties Sotherby's
International Realty:
0590 29 75 05

Property in Devet (panoramic
view between Toiny and Petit
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euros. Contact CMI
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Appartment in Saint Jean Sea
view, fully equipped 750,000
euros. Contact CMI:
05 90. 27.80.88

Little gem hidden in tropical
garden 3 "cases" St Bart's style
deck, teraces, great professional
kitchen. Potential for third bun-
galow and/or pool. 950.000
euros Ref 06.264 Les Vents
Alizes
Tel.: 0590 27 78 70
michele.alizes@wanadoo.fr

Spacious duplex in Marigot
2 bedrooms / 2 baths, balcony,
Jacuzzi in Tropical patio.
680.000 euros. Ref agency
06.258. Les Vents Alizes
Tel.: 0590 27 78 70
michele.alizes@wanadoo.fr


Land
Land in Flamand, surface 1/3 of
acre with viability (power,
water, tel) 1,050,000 euros.
Contact CMI 05 90. 27.80.88


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ROUND-ABOUT AT LA TOURMENTE

: The traffic circle at La Tour-
mente (the top of the hill near
the airport) has altered the
k" traffic patterns for who has the
Sright-of-way. Now, vehicles
i.,r ,. already engaged in the traffic
circle have priority. Below is a
Small diagram to help you fig-
ure out what to do.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION


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YIELD:
You do not
have the
right of way


* Puzzle Qat
There's no math involved.
The grid has numbers, but
nothing has to add up to any-
thing else. You solve the puz-
zle with reasoning and logic.
It's fun. It's challenging. It's


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addictive! "Fill in the grid so
that every row, every col-
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contains the digits 1 through
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Shipping rescue
Gendarmerie
PAF / airport & port police
Hospital
Fire dept.
Doctor on duty
Pharmacy Aeroport
Gustavia
Saint Jean


05 96 70 92 92
0590271170
05 90 29 76 76
05 90 27 60 35
18 /05 902766 13
05 90 27 76 03
05 90 27 66 61
05 90 27 61 82
0590290212


* Useful numbers
Tourism ,, 05 90 27 87 27
Harbour 05 90 27 66 97
Boat company Voyager 05 90 87 10 68
Rapid Explorer 05 90 27 60 33
Airlines company Winair 05 90 27 61 01
St-Barth Commuter 05 90 27 54 54
Air Caralbes 05 90 27 71 90
American Airlines 00 599 54 52040
Taxis Gustavia 0590276631
Saint-Jean 05 90 27 75 81
StBar (Bus Service) 0590294419
Town Hall 05 90 29 80 40
EDF (electricity company office) 05 90 29 80 81
Water system 05 90 27 60 33
Post ,- Gustavia 05 90 27 62 00
Marine Reserve 06 90 31 70 73
Catholic church Sunday 8:30am Gustavia 05 90 27 95 38
A I church Sunday 9am. 05 90 29 74 63
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