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What's New?


While Saint Barth maintains its innate character and
charm, it's an island in perpetual motion with lots of
news to report every season. Here's what's new this
season:

New Representatives:
Along with its evolu-
tion from a town in
Guadeloupe to an
Overseas Collectivity
(COM), Saint Barth
also gained a new
senator. The election
was held of on Sep-
tember 21, and the
honor went to
Michael Magras, the
only candidate to run
for the position. The
fourth vice-president
of the island's territo-
rial council, Magras
is a senator representing the UMP, the political party of
French president Nicolas Sarkozy. A few months earlier,
last June, Christian Led8e was named to represent Saint
Barth on the National Economic, Social, and Environ-
mental council, based at Palais d'Iena in Paris.

New Institutions:
Once again, with the creation of the COM, new local
institutions were established. In addition to the Territori-
al Council and the Economic, Social and Cultural of
Saint Barth, a new Economic Chamber-representing
all sectors of local business-has been established. Its
12-member board, which stays in office for five years,
was elected on November 8,1 '1 .i.1- ii! I.l~:,;s as presi-
dent.


A New Church:


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Created in 1994, the Evangehcal Church ot Saint Barth
did not have its own building to call home. But that
changed as of last September. With the help of a bank
loan, the 100 members of the church financed a new
house of prayer, located on The Point in Gustavia (on
the far side of the harbor).

A New Priest:
His name is Eugene
Kaze and he is just 34
years old. In October,
he replaced Father Sil-
vere Numa (who
returned to Gaude-
loupe) as the priest for
the Catholic diocese of ..
Saint Barth. Eugene m
Kaz6 is a member of
the Haitian community '
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Restaurant news:
O'Corner is gone: In its place, L'Isola, a very good Ital-
ian restaurant open only for dinner. Also gone is La
Gamelle. Vive the new Central Park, which took its
place, offering a diverse menu at reasonable prices in a
pleasant ambiance. Another pleasant spot is Mango,
open for lunch at the Christopher Hotel, where one can
take advantage of the hotel's magnificent swimming
pool. Esprit Salines has a new formula and will be open
for lunch with a simpler menu: salads, bagels with
smoked salmon, cheeseburgers, and club sandwiches...
the perfect spot for lunch after swimming at Saline
beach. Opening soon: two restaurants at the Carl Gustaf,
which reopens on December 15. First is a fine dining
spot baptized "Victoria," which is open just for dinner.


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tized "Victoria," which is open just for dinner. Plus the
Carl Gustaf Lounge, open all day, from 11:30am on.
Finally, a special mention for Le Cesar, located at the Vil-
lage Saint Jean, which welcomes late sleepers for break-
fast until 12:30pm with hot bread and homemade jam.

Hotel news:
The Christopher, closed for a year-and-a-half, reopened
as a three-star hotel in early November, with prices that
can't be beat for the quality. Running the show is the
well-known David Henderson-stay tuned for an update
in the next edition. After six months of renovation, the
Carl Gustaf will open with a new look on December 15.
Surprise, surprise, Le Toiny also underwent refurbish-
ment this year-read all about in on page And finally
there's the Normandie, which was taken over by Dennis
Carlton, totally renovated, and open with very reason-
able prices.

Special events:
Carole's Places are still the place to go for nightlife, with
live music now on the program at the Yacht Club all sea-
son with bands coming in from New York: Definitely
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Post-Omar Situtation.
We can relax. All is well. If the strong seas from the west
caused by hurricane Omar crashed into the Port of Gus-
tavia, the damage is all but repaired. The only visible
trace is the missing walkway-washed away by the
waves-from the main dock to La Route de Boucanier. It
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Security Screening Of Passengers and Baggage
The Collectivity of Saint
Barth, which manages the
island's Gustav III airport,
put a security screening
system in place, for both
passengers and their carry-
on baggage, on November -
1. "This security system is
no different from what pas-
sengers are used to in other
airports. It meets all securi-
ty requirements as recom-
mended by the ICAO
(International Civil Avia-
tion Organization),"
explains Jacques service, and has six trained of all passengers, a simple
Mangenot, territorial repre- agents who work in shifts walk through the metal
sentative for civil aviation seven days a week at all detector. The agents can
for the Northern Islands. A hours that the airport is also, if needed, use a hand-
private security firm, Saint open. held wand to determine the
Barth Securite Privee, has exact location of metal
been hired to assure the Classic Control items. They are also
organization and daily The security inspection allowed to pat down pas-
operation of the security comprises, for the majority sengers if they suspect dan-


At Airport
gerous materials that are
non-metallic: this is per-
formed by a male agent for
male passengers, and a
female agent for female
passengers, as required by
law. All carry-on bags now
go through the X-ray
machine.
At the time being, an aver-
age of 200 people have
been controlled per day,
since the system was put
into place. The rhythm will
be forced to accelerate once
the high season begins...
which is now! That is why
passengers are requested to
respect the time indicated
for check-in by the local air-
lines, and not wait until the
last minute (when the flight
is called) to go through
security.


90th Commemoration of WWIArmistice

Tribute To Two million American Soldiers

Who Fought In The War


Yves Greax, first vice-pres-
ident of the Collectivity of
Saint Barth, took the place
of president Bruno
Magras-who was off
island at the time-to pre-
side over the November 11
commemoration of the
90th anniversary of the end
of the First World War and
the signing of the armistice.
Three floral caihl were
placed at the War Memorial
in Gustavia-the first by
Philippe Enault, president
of the veterans of foreign
wars in Saint Barth, who
was accompanied by David
Grodberg, who paid tribute
to his father Harry Grod-
berg, who fought in WWI.
Laetitia Dufay placed the
second floral arrangement,
with the third wreath, rep-


resenting the Collectivity,
placed by Yves Greaux,
who spoke on behalf of the
island and the veterans
group in commemorating
the two million soldiers
who came from the United
States to fight in WWI.
Greaux also paid a special
tribute to Harry Grodberg,
the father of David Grod-
berg, an American resident
of Saint Barth. A dental
school graduate in 1917,
Harry Grodberg was just
22 years old when he was
called to the German front
in November 1917. He
spent a year at the hospital
of Aix la Chapelle, where
he worked to restore bro-
kenjaws.
Demobilized a few weeks
after the end of the war, he


David Grodberg (lett), honored the memory otfhis lather,
Harry Grodberg, during the November 11 commemoration
of WWII armistice day To his right,
Philippe Enault, president of the veterans of foreign wars,
first vice-president of the COM Yves Greaux,
and Laetitia Dufay, representing the delegate-prefect.
returned to the United has organized the annual St
States and married in 1923, Barth Dental Conference
later having two children, a for the past 13 years.
daughter, and David, who


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The event organizers
feared the worst, but
all's well that ends
well. In spite of an Air
France strike that
delayed the arrival of
many guests from Swe-
den, the first annual
Swedish Week opened
on schedule on Sunday,
November 16, with the
Pitea Day celebration
that marks the twinning
of Saint Barth with this
Swedish city-with a
population of 40,000
people-located 550
miles north of Stock-
holm and 60 miles
from the Arctic Circle.
This year's Pitea Day
was special in that it
also commemorated
the 30th anniversary of
these twin cities, and
the 130th anniversary
of the retrocession of
Saint Barth to France
by Sweden.
A photo gallery of the
week's events-which
concluded with a con-
cert by the outstanding
June Quintet at the
Anglican Church.


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Astrid Ohlsen, director of
production for Swedish
television, presented the
screenings in the Swedish
Film & Documentary
Festival, which took
place in the meeting room
at the Capitanerie during
the Swedish Week.


1- Fishing tournament and Vanguard
regatta: nautical activities opened the Swe-
dish week calendar
2- A minute of silence after a floral wreath
was placed in the Swedish cemeteryin
Public. The June Quintet played the Saint
Barth hymn, Ouanalao, followed by the Swe-
dish national hymn and the Marseillaise.
3- The June Quintet, accompanied by singer
Maria Keohane, performed a selection of
wonderful Scandinavian songs for the ope-
ning of the exhibit, The Evolution of Saint
Barthelemyfrom the 18th to the 20th Cen-
tury held at gallery Porta in Gustavia. A
goldmine of unpublished information, photo-
graphs, and illustrations curated and presen-
ted byArlette Patrigeon and Lena Jonsson.
4- Winner of the Pitea photo contest entitled
"Pitea Today 19year-old Evelina Lif won
a trip to Saint Barth. A dream come true for
this young woman who works in a gas sta-
tion. Her winning image is of the southern
part of the port of Pitea and was taken in
August2006, a hot, sunny summer morning
when the sea blends into the sky
5- The official delegation of Pitea (from
left to right) Evelina Lif, winner of a photo
contest held in Pitea, Faldt, Pitea council
member, Helena Stenberg, first deputy
mayor, and Helene Rockner municipal
services director for Pitea. This was their
first visit to Saint Barth and admitted that
they found a little touch of home in the
small port of Gustavia.
6- Dancers from the Royal Ballet
of Stockholm.
7-Parade of Traditional costumes
of St Barth.
St Barth Weekly n158







Renovated Luxury At Hotel Le Toiny
ne of the most exclusive hotels.
in Saint Barthelemy-the
five-star "Relais & Chateaux"
Hotel Le Toiny (www.letoiny.com)
offers just 15 luxurious Villa Suites
painted in perky pastel colors on the t
outside-with private pools, outstand-
ing ocean views, and a perfect atten-
tion to detail. Open since 1992, Hotel S. 1
Le Toiny was renovated this year, U W
adding to the elegance and charm of
the property. "The Villa Suites just "*
went through a complete refurbish-
ment and now offer a vibrant French
Colonial style that is much more col-
orful and warm," says the hotel's
Executive Sales Manager, Claire
Hillau.


The fabulous four-poster mahogany
beds-made in Martinique-still
grace each Villa Suite, while the decor
was re-imagined by Guy & Dagmar
Lombard, the General Managers, with
the help of local interior decorator
Marielle Delaporte and Thierry Guedj,
from St. Martin. The teak and
mahogany furniture is complemented
with four different fabric color
schemes-taupe and red, turquoise
and green, or mauve and beige, plus
the classic blue toilee de jouy," which
has been a popular color at Hotel Le
Toiny since it first opened.
"We just built a new gym with ocean
view, plasma screen, bathroom, and
fully equipped with the latest in high-
tech exercise equipments" adds
Claire. The gym is open from 7am -
llpm for the convenience of the


guests at the hotel. There is now a bar-
ber shop, which is part of an extension
to the Serenity Spa Cottage. "It is a
barber shop only," Claire notes, point-
ing out that there are "hairdressers on
call, for in-room service or service at
the Serenity Cottage, upon our guests'
preference."
Also new is a free laundry service for
guests as of January 1, 2009, at which
time they will also begin growing
their own vegetables in a new 2000
square foot organic greenhouse.
The hotel's restaurant, Restaurant Le
Gaiac, also has some news for the
season. The Fish Market is now
every Tuesday (rather than Wednes-
day) and is available for both lunch
and dinner. "This year there is an
even larger selection of fresh fish to
be chosen by the clients and grilled
before their eyes," says Claire. Le


Gaiac is also famous for its Sunday
brunch, with a buffet that features a
large choice of salads, tartars, fish,
quiche, barbecue, desserts (don't miss
the chocolate mousse!), and of course
the fabulous panoramic views of the
sea.
Executive Chef Stephane Maziere has
created two new fixed-price menus for
the season as well, and they are avail-
able every evening except Tuesday:
Decouverte des Antilles (Discover The
Antilles, 100? excluding beverages)
and Terre et Mer (Land and Sea, 130?
excluding beverages). "The dining
room has been refreshed with a new
turquoise blue tone which reminds you
of the sea beyond," notes Claire.
From dining or enjoying Sunday
brunch in the open, airy restaurant to
relaxing by the pool, or checking in to
one of the finely appointed Villa
Suites, Hotel Le Toiny defines the very
kind of luxury that Saint Barth is
known for!


St Barth Weekly n158




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companies: this year the more than
32,000 globe-trotting subscribers
of Conde Nast Traveler, the presti-
gious American travel magazine,
vote for a list of the Top 100 Best
In The World. The winners are
divided by category and geograph-
ic zone. This year's distinguished
winners were presented with their Kl
awards at a gala evening held on Tra
October 15 at the New York Pub-
lic Library. Anne Dentel, president
of the St. Barth Hotel Association, was
there to receive the award given to
Saint Barth, listed for the second year
in a row as the third most popular
tourist destination in the
Caribbean/Atlantic zone, after Bermu-
da and Saint John. The list is the result
of a poll run last April and May for the
readers of the magazine.
Three hotels in Saint Barth were also


ara Glowczewska, editor-in-chiet o Conde N
veler, presenting the 2008 Awards on Octobel
Public Library ofNew York.
honored, including The Hotel Saint
Barth Isle de France, voted best hotel
in the Caribbean/ Atlantic zone, with a
score of 92.5% based on four crite-
ria-rooms, service, restaurants, and
location. Tied for second place were
the Eden Rock and the Toiny, both
with a score of 92.4. Also nominated
was the Carl Gustaf, which came in
sixth with a score of 82.3%. That gives
Saint Barth the distinction of having


four of the top ten hotels in the
r Caribbean/Atlantic zone.
The Hotel Saint Barth Isle de
France was also on the Top 100
in the world list, in 94th place,
while the top hotel in the world
honor when to the Four Seasons
Golden Triangle in Chiang Rai,
Thailand. The Isle de France is
also the only hotel in the
ast Caribbean on the best of the best
"15 for 2008.

BEST HOTELS
CARIBBEAN/ATLANTIC ZONE
1st: Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France
2nd: Eden Rock and Le Toiny
3rd: The Caves, Jamaica

BEST ISLANDS
1st: Bermuda
2nd: Saint John (USVI)
3rd: Saint Barthilemy


Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest
Bertand Greaux, local winner


On Monday, November
10, sixth grade student
Bertrand Greaux took
first place in the local
portion of the Lions
Club International
Peace Poster Contest,
whose theme for 2008-
2009 is "Peace Begins
With Me."
Thirty-two students
participated in this
year's contest, out of an
original list of 60.
Along with the first-
place posters from Mar-
tinique, Guadeloupe,
Guyana, and Saint Martin,
Bertrand's poster will be
sent to the district governor
of the Lions Club, who will
select one entry. If Bertand's
poster is the winner on the
district level, it will be sent
on the international head-


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quarters of the Lions Club,
which receives more than
100,000 winning designs
from around the world, from
which a grand prize winner
and 23 runners-up are select-
ed. Winners are notified by
February 1,2009.


St Barth Weekly n158


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"Bible Illuminated: The Book,"

A New Take On The Bible


It has all the qualities of a
fashion magazine: same
size, same paper, trendy
typefaces, modem photog-
raphy, and even a target
audience-the hip urban
population. But it is not a
new fashion magazine. It's
the latest edition of the
Bible-the New Testament
to be exact-illustrated by
almost 200 images that
include not only world lead-
ers like Martin Luther King,
Nelson Mandela, Al Gore,
and Mother Theresa, but
also Angelina Jolie, Bono,
John Lennon, Andy Warhol,
and Bill Gates, as well as
totally unknowns and
scenes of the world such as
post-Katrina shots.
Dag Soderberg from Swe-
den is the mastermind of
this project, which is as dar-
ing as it is interesting. As
part of St. Barth's Swedish
Week activities, "Bible Illu-
minated: The Book" is on
exhibit outside on the main
dock near the Capitainerie in
Gustavia (see sidebar). "The
idea came up during a din-
ner with friends in 2006,"
says Soderberg, a former
advertising executive who
founded one of the largest
Scandinavian agencies,
which he sold to Euro-


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innovative publisher. "We
asked ourselves why the
Bible, the bestselling book
of all time (editor's note:
Siderberg estimates that
500 million Bibles are sold
each year worldwide) is
rarely read and often hidden.
Why is it always on the top
shelf on the bookcase? We
wondered what we could do
to make it more accessible
to everybody, to make it a
subject of daily discussion.
Why not make it in maga-
zine format like "Vogue," to
bring the Bible out of the
library and onto the coffee
table, onto a table in a cafe,
or in the dentist's waiting
room." It took almost a year
for the project to become a
reality: the first version was
in Swedish, with the Old
Testament (450 pages) pub-
lished at Easter in 2007,
with the New Testament


(260 pages) following in the
fall of the same year. The
English-language version of
the New Testament, with
100,000 copies in the first
printing, has just been pub-
lished. The Old Testament is
expected in time for Easter
2009. "We used the Good
News translation by the
American Bible Society,


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which is the most widely
used version. We did not
change a single word and it
is published in its entirety,"
Siderberg notes. The verses
were however "unnum-
bered" and certain passages
are highlighted to indicate
their relevance to the
images. "Bible Illuminated:
The Book, New Testament"
is available at amazon.com,
amazon.fr, and in the US at
such bookstores as Barnes
& Nobles and Borders.


A SNEAK PREVIEW IN GUSTAVIA
Twenty-five panels with photographs from the Old and
New Testament versions, as published by Dag Soder-
berg's company, Illuminated World, are on exhibit near
the Capitanerie in Gustavia. This open-air exhibit (pro-
tected from the elements under the overhang of the buil-
ding) will be there for a few more days and allows the
curious to take a sneak peek at "Bible Illuminated: The
Book." Sillskapet, The Swedish Friends of Saint Barth
Association-and its president Roger Richter- propo-
sed the exhibit as part of the island's first Swedish
Week, November 16-23. A similar, yet larger exhibit-
with 104 large-scale panels-was organized in Sweden
when the book was launched in the fall of 2007. Additio-
nal exhibits are planned shortly in the United States:
New York, as well as Los Angeles.


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The duo Boulogne/Krevyn is victorious
Organized by the Saint Barth Mul-
ti-Hulls Association along with the
Nautical Center of Saint Barth, the
2008 edition of the Saint Barth
Cata Cup took place on the week- .
end of November 21-23 on the bay .
of St Jean. This two-handed race ;, r ri q J
for sport catamarans was launched ,
in 1992 by several sailing fans. It .. L '
took pace for three consecutive
years, 1992-1994, before it was
interrupted in 1995 by the passage
of hurricane Luis.
Saint Barth Multi-Hulls has picked
up the flame 14 years later. Their
goal is to make this regatta--
which should take place every /
year in November-the absolute
"must" event in the West Indies for I
sport catamarans Antilles en cata-
marans de sport. The winner of .
the 2008 edition was the duo .
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SAINT BARTH BY NIGHT: THE YACHT CLUB


Looking for a little
nightlife in Gustavia?
One of the hippest joints
in town is the Yacht
Club, one of "Carole's
Places" on the far side of
the harbor, next to La
Marine. In celebration of
its fifth anniversary,
there's quite a bit new
about the Yacht Club this
season, starting with a
total redo of the interiors
giving the space a very
different look. Every-
thing is not white as it was in the past:
it is now done in black, with yellow
and red accents in the candles and pil-
lows. "We wanted to make it more like
a lounge," says Philippe Olivier Bon-
don, who was been with the club since
its inception and a business partner
with owner Carole Gruson (who also
owns La Marine and Ti St Barth).
Also new at the Yacht Club is live


music from 10pm-12:30am, Tuesday
through Saturday nights. "We are
bringing in groups from New York,"
notes Bondon. The first group to
launch the "live" concept was Super-
hero, a trio playing classic rock on the
small stage area right on the dance
floor (where there are poles for special
occasions featuring pole dancers). This
part of the club sits alongside the Gus-


tavia harbor, and has com-
fortable black sofas for
lounging enjoying bottle
service or specialty cock-
tails, such as a daiquiris,
royal mojito (made with
champagne) or margarita
made at the nearby bar
and attractively served
with fruit slices or
curlicues. "The sofas cre-
ate a little VIP area," says
Bondon, "and offer the
feeling of being slightly
above the dance floor."
After the live music finishes, DJs take
over to create a special ambiance for
the after-hours party with an eclectic
mix of musical styles (see Time Out
for list of DJs). There is still an infor-
mal dress code at the Yacht Club,
where men cannot wear shorts and the
look is casual chic. But the best news
of all at the Yacht Club is that all
smoking is now outside!


Le Beaujolais Nouveau Has Arrived!


Thanks to the time zone
difference, the residents of
Saint Barth were among
the first people in France to
taste this year's vintage of
Beaujolais Nouveau on
Wednesday, November 19,
at 7pm (when it already the
third Thursday of the


month in France, when the
wine is traditionally
unveiled). The arrival of
the wine is the perfect time
to celebrate the spirit of
partying and conviviality,
and there were various
wine tasting to see how
the cuvee 2008 compares.


A warm ambiance at Grands Vins de France.
A warm ambiance at Grands Vins de France.


St Barth Weekly n158


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What's Cooking At Ti St Barth


Early morning, things
are pretty quiet at Ti
St Barth, Carole
Gruson's "place" in Point
Milou. Yet things are hap-
pening in the kitchen,
where chef Pascal Giglio
and his staff start their prep
for the day at 9am. This hip
eatery has been open for 14
years, and Giglio-who is
originally from Toulon,
France-has been chef
ever since day one, and
since last year has been a
business partner with Gru-
son. And in spite of the fact
that Ti St Barth has a repu-
tation for a party place,
where people dance on the
tables after dinner, Giglio
takes his cooking rather
seriously. "The cuisine is
designed to please the
clients," he says. "I want to
make what the clients ask
for. In the beginning Carole
wanted to do a Creole
menu but instead we turned
to the idea of barbeque.
Good simple food. We use
real wood charcoal from
Guadeloupe, and that
makes a difference." One
of the BBQ specialties
Giglio is known for is the
"cote de boeuf made with
sel de guerande," consid-
ered by many as the best


steak on the island. "This
helped build our reputa-
tion," says the chef, who
also serves tuna tataki, and
a filet of beef marinated in
sweet soy sauce then
"grilled just a minute on
the grill and served very
rare." When it comes to
fish, Giglio uses only local
fish-such as mahi-mahi
and tuna-caught in the
waters of Saint Barth.
Appetizers include tuna tar-
tar served with guacamole
and a light lemon soy
sauce. The pastry chef adds
pizzazz to the close of a
meal with a dessert called
"C'est l'amerique (That's
America) which combines
a chocolate brownie with
chocolate-caramel ice
cream and caramel sauce.


"The desserts all have fun-
ny names," adds Giglio,
pointing out another
favorite: sweet Thai mes-
sage, which is fruit salad
with citronelle and carda-
mon.
When it comes to flavors,
Giglio likes things to be
"unusual, but subtle. I like
what is simple," he says.
The main ingredient is
what's important and I
don't like to hide it under
sauce unless requested.
Fish for example, a filet of
grouper, I don't want to
drown it with spices, I like
the flavor of the fish to
come through." Other than
local fish, many products
Giglio uses come from the
United States, such as beef,
or veal from France. "Like


in all restaurants in Saint
Barth, almost everything
has to be imported, but you
can't change the prices on
the menu to reflect the
prices of imported food."
Giglio works with a staff of
five or six: sous-chef, pas-
try chef, line cooks, and a
dishwasher. They work
from 9am until noon, get-
ting everything ready, then
return at 5pm for the
evening service. Fashion
shows, theme parties, danc-
ing on the tables-all part
of the scene at Ti St Barth
on Monday through Satur-
day nights (the "Ti" is
closed on Sundays), with
dinner served from 7:30-
11pm. "People often stay to
dance after dinner. They
don't have to leave and go
to a nightclub if they don't
want to. They can dance
right on the tables where
they had dinner," says
Giglio. "The real success
for me is our clients, they
helped make us a success.
It's thanks to them we are
still here. We try to give
them what we want-good
quality food and service-
plus the party atmosphere.
But we don't compromise
on the quality."


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Stuart Weitzman:

Shoes To Make Women Happy


Carole Pernelle has
exciting news: her
shoe store on the
upper level of the Carre
D'or in Gustavia is now
devoted exclusively to Stu-
art Weitzman, the celebrated
designer who knows who to
create shoes that make a
woman feel beautiful-and
happy. For over 30 years,
Weitzman-a native New
Yorker-has been making
over 600 styles per year at
his factories in Spain.
How did she discover Stuart
Weitzman shoes? "An Ital-
ian client suggested a part-
nership," says Pemelle, who
has lived in the West Indies
her entire life, growing up
in Guadeloupe, and moving
to Saint Barth 15 years ago.


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Carole and Vanessa at the new Stuart Weitzman shoe store.


"I went to New York and
saw the collection and loved
it," she notes. "I was tired of
having a lot of different
brands but no exclusivity."
That has all changed now
that she is the exclusive rep-




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resentative for Stuart Weitz-
man in Saint Barth.
"I have selections from the
spring and summer collec-
tions, which are perfect for
Saint Barth," Pemelle adds.
Some of the shoes were cre-
ated especially for the Saint
Barth store and not sold
elsewhere. "I was able to


gray, for a minimalist
ambiance to show off the
shoes.
Weitzman's shoes are popu-
lar with TV and movie
stars: his stiletto pumps and
clutch bags were seen at the
60th annual Emmy Awards,
actress Angelina Jolie owns
a few pairs, and Kim Cat-
trell wears them in the film
of Sex & The City. In addi-
tion, Warner Bros. has com-
missioned Weitzman as one
of the leading designers to
recreate Dorothy's famous
ruby slippers to celebrate
the 70th anniversary of the
1939 film, The Wizard of
Oz-complete with
Swarovski crystals (the col-
lection will be auctioned off
to benefit the Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation).
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and the heel I wanted," in
models that range from san-
dals to heels, all open and
perfect for the tropics where
bare toes are a must.
Not only the shoes are new:
Pernelle also redecorated
her boutique, replacing the
former brown and turquoise
color scheme with a trendy
new look: all white and


is the second one in France
to feature Weitzman's
shoes: he opened his first
official boutique in Paris on
Rue Saint Honore in Sep-
tember. The first collection
for Saint Barth (prices start-
ing around $200) is avail-
able in Carole Pernelle's
boutique-perhaps you'll
find the perfect pumps for
the holidays!
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I Every Evening
- Lounge mix by Jacques
Dumas, 7:30 pm to 1 am,
Bar't6, hotel Guanahani,
Grand Cul de Sac
I Through April 26
Adam Falcon Quarte,
Alternative Jazz, Soul from
9:00 pm to midnight, Bet'a
Z'ailes, Gustavia


Let's Party
-New suggestions every
nights & Fashion show at le
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
- Fashion show & DJ every
lunch and dinner, at la Plage;
St Jean
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- Live music with Superhero
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- Mick & Max at The Strand
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- Paulo Coelho at Le Caviar
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@ Yacht Club (Last Night !!)
- DJ JAcques Dumas
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I Sunday 30
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I Monday
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@ Yacht Club


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Bar with Carlos Campos and
David Visan @ Yacht Club


- Back by popular demand
DJ Mix and DJ Max at The
Strand Supper club, Gustavia
) Saturday 29
- Worlds Famous Dance Club
Tour at The Strand Supper
club, Gustavia
I Sunday 30
- DJoul From St Barth at The
Strand Supper club, Gustavia
) Thursday December 4
- Over Kitch (music 70-80-90)
at The Strand Supper club,
Gustavia
) Friday December 5
- All you Need is Music with
DJ Yo One Sutter & Sj
Patrise Gero at The Strand
Supper club, Gustavia


Fashion Show
I Friday 28
Marina St Barth, from 8:30
at Jao, Gustavia
) Saturday 29
Addicted to fashion with
Wild Side First Show
People of the Labyrinth,
Share Spirit, The Great
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) Every Tuesday
- 6:30 pm, H6tel Isle de
France Boutique, Flamands
- 9:30 pm, Fashion Show
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) 'Piolins World" of Leo
Chiachio & Daniel Giannone,
Kabucki, Embroidery on
handkerchiefs at To b. art
Gallery
) Fabien Verschaere at To b.
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art Gallery
I Bruno Prost, "Cactus made
in St Barth" Wall House
Restaurant, Gustavia
I Alain le Chatelier,
Les Artisans, Gustavia
I Rose Murray at Comptoir
du Cigare, Gustavia
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Jewelry & sculpture
les Artisans, Gustavia
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-To-b.art galerie
-Sandra's Art Gallery
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Sylvain Humbert, chef at
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behind the stove at
Bar't6, for the Guanahani
Food Festival through
December 21

Close your eyes and
taste...do you hear the
cicadas? Yes? Not surpris-
ing since the guest chef at
Bar't6, at the Guanahani
Hotel and Spa, is Sylvain
Humbert, from the restau-
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Chateau de Valmer, a
charming three-star hotel in
a Provencal country house
located in the midst of vine-
yards just steps from the
beach in Saint Tropez on
the Mediterranean Sea.
Humbert will be on the
island through December
21, invited to participate in


Left to right: Sylvain Humbert and Philippe Masseglia,
in the kitchen at Bar't


the Guanahani's annual
Food Festival by his friend
Philippe Masseglia, restau-
rant director for the hotel in
Grand Cul de Sac.
For the Food Festival, Syl-
vain Humbert and Philippe
Masseglia created a menu


based on Mediterranean fla-
vors, inspired by specialties
served during the summer
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Pierre fish with thyme,
cooked 'a la plancha,' with
fennel? And to finish-the
autumn pear poached in
spiced syrup with soft
caramel with 'fleur de sel.'
These are but a few sam-
ples of the new menu
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products makes all the dif-
ference," state the two bud-
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these products, some come
directly from the south of
France, such as sardines,
purple artichokes, or truf-
fles from the upper Var
region, and others that lend
themselves to harmonious
marriages, such as Borlotti
beans from Paimpol and
turbot, or lobster and rata-
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Fire dept.


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