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Publication Date: November 6, 2009
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Marius Stakelborough :


The man behind the myth


Marius Stakelborough is a 100% St
Barth celebrity. Born on the island on
June 5, 1923, he is referred to as the
unofficial major of Saint Barth, the
patriarch of Gustavia... and has thou-
sands of friends around the world,
many of whom are coming to the
island this week to pay tribute to this
legendary figure on the 60th anniver-
sary of his bar, Le Select. With a Jim-
my Buffett concert on the dock on Sat-
urday night, this anniversary party is
likely to be as lively as New Year's
Eve in Saint Barth.
"I'm lucky I lived to see the 60th
anniversary," says Stakelborough,
whose house is tucked away in a private
garden in Gustavia. He and his wife,
Helene, started Le Select in their small
two-room home in 1949 (although the
couple never legally married, they were
deeply in love until Helene passed
away tragically in 1984. They had 9
children together). "It was on the rue
Thiers, today the rue General de
Gaulle," he recalls. "We moved to a
new spot in 1953 so the bar could have
its own place." Then in 1976, Stakel-
borough bought the current location-
Le Select's third incarnation-a former
post office with a garden, now one of
the most popular spots on the island.'
Before taking up the multiple roles of
barkeep, bookseller, photographer, and
maintenance man at the local weather
station, Stakelborough was a sailor, ply-
ing the Caribbean on schooners, bring-
ing back cargo that ranged from cases
of cornmeal to sacks of potatoes and
rolls of asphalt roofing. But after 10
years at sea, he put down his bags and
decided to stay on land. "There was no
electricity on the island but I didn't
want to go to bed at seven o'clock. So I
told my sailor friends to come over and
we'd read books and play dominos
using kerosene lamps. Then we got
Coleman lamps that used kerosene or
gas. That's how Le Select got started,"
he adds.
"My grandmothers were born here dur-
ing the Swedish period," says Stakel-


borough, who has taken a great interest
in the Swedish history of the island, and
has been awarded the Swedish Polar
Star. His father, Adrien Stakelborough
was a policeman on the island from
1928-1949, but Marius' brother was
given their mother's family name of
Sibilly, as their parents were not offi-
cially married either.
"As a kid I was happy not to have to go
to school. I walked all over the island
with a basket of bread to sell. As a boy,
I always wanted my mother to buy me a
camera, but she didn't have the money,"
says Stakelborough. Once he could buy
a camera for himself, Stakelborough
taught himself the art of photography,
and as he points out, "I was the only
photographer on the island for 35 years.
I made all the original color postcards
of the island," he says, while turning the
pages of an old accounts book listing
the dates and names of his photographic
subjects. "You didn't even write down
their family names sometimes," he
adds. E-. i!; I:...:.d knew who every-
body was in those days."
Another thing that everybody knew
back in the 1960s was how hard it was
to make a living in St. Barth. "Every-
body had a lot of credit, but not a lot of
money," says Stakelborough, who had a
large family to raise. "We sold every-
thing we could at Le Select, soap,
toothbrushes, anything." From 1949-
1987, Le Select also functioned as the
only bookstore on the island, with
Stakelborough furnishing the text-
books for the school as well. "The
books came on schooners from
Guadeloupe," he notes. "We were
also the first to show movies on the
island. We played Westerns, Charlie
Chaplin. That was quite a time."
At age 86, Stakelborough has seen life
in Saint Barth change dramatically, to
say the least. In fact, his life echoes that
of the island in many ways, as can be
seen in the new museum he has opened
across the street from his home to house
the collections of postcards, books,
records, photographs, paintings, old


cameras and darkroom gear, posters,
gifts (from t-shirts to Orrefors and Kos-
ta Boda crystal) and souvenirs that
reflect his life. "Here are my captain's
papers for various boats," he says, turn-
ing the pages in the first scrapbook we
come to. Its pages are filled with the
documents of a sailor's life, from his
bill of health to entry papers for the US
territory of St Thomas. "This was my
last trip at sea," he says, pointing out his
papers from a schooner called "Jean le
Bon" dating from 1950.
Stakelborough points out his first air-
plane ticket, dated 1946. "We flews on
a Kingfisher, an army plane from Saint
Barth to Guadeloupe," he recalls.
"There was no airport, we landed in the
bushes." The museum is a veritable
treasure trove with scrapbooks filled
with clippings about Saint Barth from
Swedish newspapers, signed letters
from the King of Sweden, Ted
Kennedy, and the mayor of Pitea, Saint
Barth's twin city in Sweden. One of the
more intriguing items is a sharpening
stone used to sharpen knives, that was
once in a house where the Bar de l'Ou-
bli now sits. "They are called fire stones
and they say they come from Saint
Kitts," says Stakelborough, thinking
back over the years he went to sea and
the early days at Le Select. "Time goes
by too fast. I drank my rum and I had
my fun, but I sure worked hard to make
it. We succeeded thanks to all the peo-
ple who have supported us, but also
because we were different, we knew
how to deal with people and that you
couldn't get rich overnight."
One of the items in the museum is a
small booklet entitled "Royal Swedish
Slaves," written in 1977 about the slave
population in Saint Barth during the
Swedish era, noting that they were all
freed in 1846-1847. "Many people say
there was never any slavery in Saint
Barth," Stakelborough says thoughtful-
ly, as his own family name most likely
came from a Swedish slave owner.
"There are generations behind us, they
need to know the truth."


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6()TH ANNIVERSARY OF LE SELECT


U Friday, November 6, 2009
) 11:00am to 1:00pm: Gunslingers Steel Band
) 11:00am to 12:00pm: Complementary appe-
tizers and happy hour
I 5:00pm: Chorale du bon Choeur, choir
performance
I 6:00pm: Speech by Marius
STAKELBOROUGH, followed
by a cocktail reception
I 8:00pm: "Math's Connection" and "The
Tremendous Johnsons"

U Saturday, November 7, 2009
) 11:00am to 1:00pm: Gunslingers Steel Band
I 11:00am to 12:00pm: Complementary appe-
tizers and happy hour
I 6:00pm: Gunslingers Steel Band (Quai du
G6n6ral de Gaulle)
I 8:00pm: Jimmy Buffet in concert (Quai du
G6n6ral de Gaulle)
I 10:00pm: New Generation, live music at Le
Select

J Sunday. November 8. 2009
) 11:00 am 1:00 pm: Gunslingers in concert
) 11:00 am -12:00 am: Complementary appe-
tizers and happy hour
I 4:00pm: Film Screening: "The Friends Of
Marius" + DVD Sweden, St Barth at the
Capitainerie (upstairs at Port Office) For
the benefit of the Marius Stakelborough
Foundation
I 6:00pm -7:00pm: Gunslingers concert
I 8:00pm: Fireworks, closing party with
dancing and live musical performance by the
local band "Les Romantiques" at the Select

U Monday, November 9, 2009
Marius invites you to discover
the Back Street Gallery, Rue Pere Dugon,
Gustavia from ll:00am to 1:00pm & 4:00pm
to 6:00pm


In light of the 60th anniversary
of Le Select this weekend, traf-
fic patterns and parking rules
have been modified in Gustavia.
Please note:
) From Friday, November 6 at
noon to Sunday, November 8 at
midnight:
All traffic will be one-way only
entering Gustavia from Public.
To exit Gustavia, to return to
Public or St Jean, traffic must
take the road that leads past the
lighthouse. Traffic and parking
will be prohibited around Le
Select, except on Rue du Bord
de Mer.
) During the events on the Quai
General de Gaulle (main dock),


on the evening of Saturday,
November 7 to Sunday, Novem-
ber 8:
All traffic will be prohibited
around Le Select, and no traffic
will be able to drive through
Gustavia. In addition, any cars
that enter Gustavia via the road
from Lurin, will have to leave
via the same road, and all cars
entering via Public have to
leave by the road past the light-
house.

Our advice?
Do not make any attempt to
park in Gustavia. It is better to
leave all vehicles in Public and
enjoy the walk into the center of
town.


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As part of Le Select's 60th
anniversary celebration, two
new films will be screened at
the Capitainerie at 4:00pm on Sunday,
November 8. French filmmaker
Isabelle Fauchet Collier, whose uncle,
Patrick Kawamura, is married to Mar-
ius' daughter Judith, made a 52-minute
documentary called "The Friends of
Marius," which will be seen as a world
premiere on Sunday.
"I must have met Marius over 25 years
ago on one of my first visits to St
Barth," says Collier. "I was about 15
and I was chosen to be the godmother
of my cousin Gaelle Kawamura, Mar-
ius' grand-daughter, so we attended the
christening together. I remember
somebody very discreet and kind".
"In 2008, Marius watched my first
film, "The Japanese Village," at my
uncle Patrick Kawamura's house in St
Barth. This film was on my Japanese
great-grandfather Oto Kawamura and
our family tracing its history," Collier
recalls. "My mother, Otilia was there
and Marius mentioned to her that there
had been plans to make a film on him
as well. I was intrigued and tried to
find out who was making it but no one
seemed to have started anything as
such. I felt I didn't know really much
about him but the more I found out
about his life, the more I was fascinat-
ed by his incredible journey.
"When the St Barth Festival kindly
invited me to showcase "The Japanese
Village", I accepted eagerly and
thought this would also be a good
opportunity to start filming something
on Marius. I thought that this footage
at the very least could remain as a live
testimony from him telling his life sto-
ry in his own words," explains the
filmmaker. "But as I listened and read
the book written on him, I felt there
was strong material for a documentary.
Many of the films that I had seen
about St Barth did not really feature
the real lives of people there- the
only side of St Barth that I knew, so I
wanted this film to be about Marius as
a central character but also about the
tremendous hardships that the real St


Barth had to overcome over the cen-
turies, in stark contrast to the luxurious
lifestyles that were surrounding them. I
was also keen to give back to Marius
what really belonged to Marius-the
recognition for his relentless efforts to
bridge over communities, to keep peo-
ple together, to overcome obstacles
with tenacity and a smile."

The project came to fruition this year.
"I came back to St Barth to film Mar-
ius and his friends and family on a sec-
ond trip in February 2009. Unfortu-
nately in June 2009, I had to take up a
full-time job so I wasn't able to carry
out the filming in Sweden, an
absolutely essential aspect of his life so
I sent a young cameraman Lewis Rose
to do the filming for me. Lewis also
edited the film.
Later when Marius handed me four
hours of yet unseen personal archives
of his family and the life in St Barth
since the 1940's and albums after
albums of photographs many of which
shot by his very talented friend Olle
Nyman, I ,kn!ic il could make a film
which might interest audiences beyond
the shores of the island."
"Finally I want to tell a little anecdote
that Marius told me on our way down
to Carnival in Gustavia in February
this year, which perfectly encapsulates
his life I think. He told me that when
he was a child, he used to ride this
donkey which really wanted to get rid
of him by coming as close as possible
to the wall so that it would scratch his
knee. But Marius would ignore it and
would laugh at the craftiness of the
donkey and continue riding despite his
bleeding knee," Collier recounts. "Isn't
that a great metaphor for his life?"
"Les Amis de Marius "will be accom-
panied by a 20-minute film about the
Swedish history of St Barth, made by
students at the Trelleborg High School
in Sweden. The screenings are organ-
ized in conjunction with The St. Barth
Film Festival and Jean-Marc Cesaire
of the association, Cine Woul6, in
Guadeloupe.


Acclaimed local design firm,
Design Affairs, will display its
inimitable style and talent for
understated elegance as the much-
anticipated resort debuts on
November 12.

Located in Pointe Milou, Hotel
Christopher is reopening and look-
ing better than ever after complet-
ing a luxury update and renova-
tion. The 41-room hideaway flirts
with the sea from its position at
water's edge, and guests can enjoy
a day of relaxation at the hotel's
inviting new pool. Starting from
60 Euros for full-day access to all
pool services, patrons can revel in
poolside massages, enjoy delicious
frozen beverages, and sample
nicely grilled Caribbean specials
and well-crafted sandwiches from
Mango, open daily for lunch.

The kitchen delivers a fresh, cre-
ative cuisine composed of careful-
ly selected island ingredients, as
the chef offers a mixture of inno-
vation and tradition, serving
updated local fare. Open daily, the
restaurant Taino opens toward the
sea, and serves both breakfast and
dinner. The lounge bar open every
night to provide a comfortable
space to enjoy life amidst art and
design books from the library.

Hotel Christopher teamed up with
Linde Gallery in opening a gen-
uine miniature concept store.
Linde Gallery carries its own col-
lection of beachwear, bikinis,
dresses, sarong, along collections
of Emilio Pucci and Rick Owens
pret-a-porter, vintage accessories,
Comme des Garcons perfumes,
scented candles, presents for kids,
and art books from the famous
Steidl publishing house.

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TERRITORIAL COUNCIL SEEKS CHANGE To A PTOM


During its meeting on
Thursday, October 8,
the Territorial Council voted
in favor of further evolution
of Saint Barth's political
status, this time in relation
to the European Union. In a
majority vote, with just one
against, the assembly decid-
ed to ask the French govern-
ment to begin the process
for Saint Barth to change its
status from a RUP (Region
Ultra Peripherique/Ultra
Outer Region) to that of a


PTOM (Pays et Territoire
d'Outre-mer/Overseas
Regions and Territories), a
status in which the laws of
the European community
do not automatically apply.
For president Bruno
Magras, who has been in
favor of this change in sta-
tus for some time, such evo-
lution is a logical choice, in
the same vein as the island's
evolution to an Overseas
Collectivity in 2007: "We
opted for a specific status


within the French Republic,
which gives us more leg-
islative autonomy. It would
be then be rather surprising
for us to opt for a status in
regards to Europe that
would make all of the Euro-
pean laws and standards
applicable here."

In The Hands
Of The Government
The request to get the ball
rolling so that Saint Barth


would change in political
status to a PTOM should
be transmitted to the
French government short-
ly. If accepted, the request
will then be referred to the
European Commission,
which will pass it on to the
European Council. The
proposition must be adopt-
ed by a unanimous vote: a
process that could take
quite some time.


erge Adelski and
Xavier Pignet are
the new owners of
the lovely waterfront
restaurant, D6 Brazil,
located right on Shell
Beach in Gustavia. If
their names don't sound
familiar, not to worry,
they have been coming
to Saint Barth for quite
some time.
During their numerous
vacations on the island,
they began to imagine
themselves actually liv-
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it,' could be their motto,
as they intend to maintain
the spirit of "peace & hap-
piness" instilled by their
predecessor, Boubou. It is
now their turn to provide
wonderful moments spent
sipping a cocktail while
watching the sunset,
enjoying breakfast after
dropping the kids off at
school, or sharing a
romantic dinner for two.
There are many opportu-
nities to enjoy D6 Brazil
as the restaurant is open
daily from 8am-10pm.
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SNSM Vice President Visits Saint Barth


After stops in Guadeloupe and Mar-
tinique, Xavier de la Gorce, the new
vice president of the SNSM-French
Rescue At Sea Association-and
Frangois Celerier, the SNSM's over-
seas inspector general, paid a visit to
Saint Barth last Saturday.
This traditional visit is part of a tour of
the various SNSM stations located in
the French collectivities in the Americ-
as. The goal of this tour, which takes
places once every 18 months, is to
take the pulse of the volunteers in
these far-reaching stations, located
more than 5,000 miles from the associ-
ation's headquarters in Paris.
In Saint Barth, in addition to a meeting
with the volunteers held on Saturday
afternoon in the reception hall at the
Capitainerie, the two representatives
of the SNSM also met with Bruno
Magras, president of the Collectivity,
about the possibility of a permanent
space dedicated to the needs of the
local SNSM: "In addition to its practi-
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the volunteers as they would have a
space to meet. It is also important in
terms of public visibility for their
activities," notes the vice president,
who was satisfied following his meet-
ing with Bruno Magras: "The presi-


dent of the Collectivity agreed in prin-
cipal that the association could have
such a space." Xavier de la Gorce also
noted that the president and the Col-
lectivity have offered exemplary sup-
port to the SNSM to date.


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LET'S DANCE ON THE BEACH...


The 3rd Eden Rock New Year's Eve Party,


the only place to be on December 31

Saint Barth is at its liveliest on New
Year's Eve, especially on the beach in St
Jean, where the Eden Rock hosts a very
hip, very chic party. The idea for this
soiree was born at the request of clients
who wanted the hotel to organize an
"After Party." The idea was to add to the -
New Year's Eve experience at the Eden
Rock, which for many years has been one
of the best restaurants on the island for -sp
dinner on December 31, but it was miss- .--P ?
ing the late night party element.
After having organized numerous private
events together, it became apparent to the
staff of the Eden Rock and to D&K
Events that they should work together in
order to organize the:

ST BARTH NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY
AT EDEN ROCK

This event first took shape in 2007, pri-
marily as a private event held in the
hotel's beach restaurant. Then, the suc-
cess of this first party saw the next years
the event expand and take over part of the
beach as well as it became The Biggest
Beach Party on the island.
The 3rd edition will be in the same vein,
hopefully constantly improving and open
to the public, except for a special VIP
area, where reservations are required.





Under the aegis of D&K Events, the technical "genies"
promise to once again create a truly magical night.
Celebrate arrival of the New Year at The Eden Rock- St
Barths dancing on the beach to the music of DJ
Philippe Paris and a special guest... the full moon!


Website : nyeparty.edenrockhotel.com
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Saint Barth Cata Cup, La Solidaire du Chocolat

Two Sailing Events

On The Horizon


Two sailing events involve
the island of Saint Barth this
month. The first is the pas-
sage of the boats in the Sol-
idaire du Chocolat. Having
set sail on October 18 from
the French port of Saint
Nazaire in Brittany, a total
of 16 boats are racing across
the Atlantic. There are two
sailors aboard each of these
Class 40 yachts, which will
sail past Saint Barth before
hitting the Caribbean Sea on
their way to the finish line in
the port of Progresso, on the
point of Yucatan Peninsula
in Mexico. In fact, as you
are reading this edition of
The Weekly, the first boat
will have already passed the
race buoy placed near Pain
de Sucre, outside of Gus-
tavia. It is also likely that
some of the crews will make
a stop in the Port of Gus-
tavia, as authorized by the
rules of the race: in order to
repair any damage caused
by surviving six storms at
sea (!!!) since the start of the


race. For additional informa-
tion: www.lasolidairedu-
chocolat.com
Cata Cup
The second sailing event is
the 2009 edition of the
Saint Barth Cata Cup,
which takes place Novem-
ber 20-22. The maximum
capacity of 35 teams should
be on the starting line for
this race open to sport cata-
marans of 16 feet and over,
organized by the associa-
tion, Saint Barth Multihulls.
Among the competitors,
Enrique Figueroa, the four-
time champion from Puerto
Rico as well as world
champions Emmanuel and
Vincent Boulogne who will
race against local teams as
well as those from neigh-
boring islands, Europe, and
the United States. Three
days of racing comprise
three different courses. The
full schedule can be found
online at ww, si !thicllil-
acup.com.


Florian Hill Wears Pati Saint Barth
For NYC Marathon


On Sunday, Novem-
ber 1, 2009, the spir-
it of Saint Barth
invaded the 40th edi-
tion of the NYC
Marathon, when run-
ner Florian Hill wore
a shirt with the
famous logo by Pati
Saint Barth. Hill is
the son of Catherine
Charneau of Village
Saint Jean, and lives
in New York.

"MY first mi, .it.:.ii
is now history and
honestly don't know
if I'll do this again,"
says Hill. "It was a
lot harder than I


thought it would be.
Given my previous half-
mn! ;i;l :i race times I was
so sure I would come in
under 3 hours 30, but unfor-
tunately cramped up at
around mile 20 where I hit
"the wall" big time in the
Bronx which cost me about
5 minutes. Final time was
03:37:30. I was surprised by
how many people knew St.


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marathon with the medal marking


the 40th edition of the race.
Barth. All along the course
there were people screaming
"Go St. Barth Go" at me, it
felt great. Some even
approached me at the finish
line wondering where they
could by the shirt (I have the
only Pati running shirt out
there and am proud of it). I
told the Pati team that they
should start a Pati Sports
line now..."


Donna del Sol : The Art of The Table


Renowned for her outstanding col-
lections of one-of-a-kind, excep-
tional jewelry, Donna del Sol has
now added a new string to her
bow: The Art of the Table!
For the past 15 years, Donna del
Sol has shared her creativity and
passion for unique and original jew-
elry influenced by different themes,
including Peace & Love, Kabala,
Astrology, Flower Power...
But did you know that as early as
the 1980s, Donna first introduced
prestigious names in the arts of the
table to the Caribbean. Her original
interest in table settling came from
a desire to recreate and share the
pretty tables typical of Sunday
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luncheons, with flowered porcelain
and the clink of fine crystal.
This is exactly what Donna has
achieved with her exclusive collec-


I tion, The Arts of The Table, whose
emblem is the blazonn" or official
coat of arms of Saint Barthelemy.
The collection includes high-quali-
ty silver by Ercuis, engraved with
the crest of Saint Barthelemy,
exceptional Saint Louis crystal,
and other big names in table arts,
as well as Donna's personal
touch... her new creation: "The
Blazon of Saint Barths by Donna
del Sol." As of today, you can dis-
cover this wonderful collection of
wine glasses, champagne flutes,
and whisky glasses etched with the
coat of arms, in beautiful boxes per-
fect for gifts, but also for receiving
at home....
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For Thanksgiving:

Don't Miss "The Count of Bouderbala"


H e is a former French basket-
ball player who played on the
Huskies 2004 and 2005
NCAA championship team at
UCONN, where he earned his busi-
ness degree. But Sami Ameziane is
also a leading stand-up comic. His
stage name: "The Count of Bouder-
bala," taken from the Arab for 'the
rag prince' or 'the count of the
impoverished.' Perfectly bilingual,
Ameziane created this one-man show,
which he has performed in comedy
clubs in New York, as well as Paris,
where he is currently a big hit in a
new French version. Invited to the
island by the local theatre troupe, SB
Artists, he will perform his show in
the theatre next to the Catholic
Church in Gustavia on Thanksgiving
weekend. Three performances are
scheduled, including one in English
on Friday, November 27.


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With biting humor, Ameziane
evokes his Algerian background,
his life Saint Denis (a suburb of
Paris) and his experiences in the
United States. He also takes a
swipe at current events, religion,
and the American health care sys-
tem where "it is better to cut off
the left arm if the right one is bro-
ken," and does a comparison of
various habits and customs in
France and the United States. No
subject is spared. A count worth
discovering!

The Count of Bouderbala: Friday,
November 27, 2009, 8pm, Theatre
next to the Catholic Church in
Gustavia. Tickets 20 Euros, on
sale at the theatre from 6:00-
7:45pm. Reservations suggested
via email:
1s ,,ili~l. til b,: i ti' ma i ,jil c:ill


The Catholic Parish Eco-
nomic Council (by way of
the Diocese of Gaudeloupe)
has started a large fund-rais-
ing campaign whose goal is
the renovation of the Nuns'
Residence in Lorient.
The campaign began with
the members of the congre-
gation but the appeal has
broadened to the entire pop-
ulation. Built by Father
Irenee de Bruyn, most likely
in the 1930s upon the arrival
of the Sisters of the Order of
Saint Paul of Chartres (the
oldest missionary order for
women, created in 1696),
the residence-which cur-
rently serves as home to
three nuns.This lovely Cre-
ole style house has deterio-
rated, and now has numer-
ous leaks as well as fissures
in the concrete structure, and
its wood is termite-ridden.
The kitchen-built on the
exterior of the house-and


the bathrooms are far from
today's standards.
This is a situation that must
be rectified. The Diocese,
owner of the house, cannot
afford to undertake the reno-
vations of the house on its
own, which has led to the
major fund-raising cam-
paign. A total of 420,000
euros is needed to complete
the renovations.

How To MAKE
A DONATION
To donate funds toward
the renovation of the
nuns' residence, write a
check made out to: Asso-
ciation Dioc6saine de
Guadeloupe (Travaux St-
Barth6lemy)
and mail to: Monsieur le
Cure de la Paroisse de
Saint-Barth6lemy,
Presbytlre de Lorient,
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Perched on a hillside
overlooking the bay
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the new Villa-Lodge "4
epices" brings a new con-
cept in lodging to Saint
Barth. Designed solii : ieach
villa and suite takes best
advantage of the fabulous
views, "The Lodge" (as it is
called for short) combines
traditional Saint Barth-style
architecture with an eclectic
mix of classical and contem-
porary interior design that
echoes from a large suite
with a private pool through
three smaller suites to a two-
bedroom villa.
Referred to as an exclusive
guesthouse, The Lodge was
conceived and designed by
its owners, Guy and Marie-
Aimee Perrier. Marie-
Aimee was an interior

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designer in Paris before
retiring to Saint Barth. "We
first came here in 1988, and
fell in love with the island,"
she says. "When we were
looking for a place for our
retirement, we knew it
would be Saint Barth. The
name, 4 epices, comes from
the name of a large tree on
the property," she explains.
The interiors of The Lodge
reflect her personal panache.
The decor combines floor
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tiles with a metallic sheen
and modern platform beds
with a mix of antique and
contemporary furnishings.
Over-sized suspended lamp-
shades have images of chan-
deliers on them, and wall
scones in the same shape
cast shadows on the walls.
The color scheme ranges
from bright purple to


orange, hot pink, and yel-
low; colors that are used
solo on cheerful console
tables, wall coverings and
accent pieces, or combined
in beautiful Missoni fabric
on contemporary all-weath-
er rattan chairs.
The closet doors, which are
made of sliding panels of
silvery mesh with stainless
steel frames, open in the
pool suite to reveal brightly
painted purple shelves, a


surprising burst of color.
Also in the pool suite is a
dining table and chairs, also
in silvery tones, with the
table and chairs much high-
er than one would expect,
for another unexpected
touch. Also unusual are the
blocks of resin that separate
the bathrooms from the bed-
rooms, and Baroque-style
mirrors also in clear resin.
Little pin-spots sparkle on
the ceilings, using a system
where the electric current
runs across a metal plate in
the ceiling, allowing the
spots to be placed anywhere
at all to create starry pat-
terns. In contrast to the
modem furniture, the roofs
are the red corrugated metal
that is traditional in Saint
Barth, with peaked ceilings
and a rustic patina on the
roof beams. Yet the ceilings
are accented with ultra con-
temporary fans, another jux-
taposition of styles.
"My husband and I did all
the design concepts, when
worked with a French
architect for the plans,"
says Marie-Aimee. Her
concept for The Lodge is
that it is "convivial." With
that in mind, she designed
a communal dining room
on a large, covered terrace
(whose wood shingled roof


echoes a similar structure
seen below at the Sereno
Hotel).
Here guests can have
breakfast together at a
large table if the so desire.
"This is a great way to
meet new people," says
Marie-Aimee. The plan is
for The Lodge to also offer
dinner once a week, and
Sunday brunch for the
guests as well as by reser-
vation for people not stay-
ing there. A long, narrow
pool stretches the length of
the dining terrace, once
again taking full advantage
of the fantastic view.
With an eye toward
"green," The Lodge is envi-
ronmentally friendly, with
low-voltage lighting, gas
stoves, and solar panels
installed for the hot water
heaters. The new buildings
are built atop the original
cistern on the property,
with the solid, stone wall of
the cistern adding another
traditional design touch to
the combination of tile,
wood, water, and bright
colors that define the aes-
thetic of The Lodge.
With the work on The
Lodge almost completed,
Marie-Aimee explains, "We
will be open by Christmas,
even if the final touches are
added in the New Year."
Information & reservations:
Pierre-Bertrand Delanoe,
manager
phone: +590 590 87 68 68
info@villalodge4epices.com
www.villalodge4epices.com
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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 No eriiibri 11. (
l)tli \INimi ris~al Le St-le
I Through mid-December:
Gourmet Festival
Cuisine by Guy Martin of
the Grand V6four, a
Parisian restaurant
on the menu at Bar't6,
Guanahani Hotel, Grand
Cul de Sac.
I November 11
Commemoration of WWI
at the War Memorial at
the Hotel de la Collectivit6,
Gustavia
I Friday, November 13 -
Sunday, November 22
Guanahani Hotel & Spa
Tennis Tournament
Sign-up through
November 11 at 05 90 27
66 60 or 06 90 49 86 94
) November 14-15
Saint Barth With
A Touch of Sweden
Schedule on Page 22
I November 18
Arrival of Beaujolais
Nouveau, 6pm
S20-22 November
Saint Barth Cata Cup (See
Page 14)
R Friday November 27,
The Comte of Bouderbala,
one-man show in English,
theatre next to the
Catholic Church, 8:00pm
Gustavia, See page 16
I \

I Every Sunday
- Ibiza Sunset Cocktail by
Patris Gero from 4pm at D6
Brazil, Gustavia
I Through November 8
Sky, from 9pm to midnight,
Bete A Z'Ailes, Gustavia
I November 9-28
Gemma Genazzano, Latin,
Soul Artist with Joe Scott on
Keys board and Jerry
Dealce on bass, from 9pm to
midnight, Bete A Z'Ailes,
Gustavia


SYacht Club, Gustavia
SEleven 12, Gustavia
SThe Strand Supper Club
SHot Spot Caf6, Lurin

S
I Tuesday November 10
Woodstock evening, with
Show Girls at Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Wednesday November 11
So Overkitch 70-80-90 at the
Strand Supper Club
I Thursday November 12
Lady's Night at the Strand
Supper Club
I Friday November 13
International DJ at the
Strand Supper Club
I Saturday November 14
Pirate Evening DJ at Ti St
Barth, Pointe Milou

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I Every Tuesday
6:30pm: Fashion show by
the pool, from the boutique
at the Isle de France,
Flamands

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I Through November 18
Marco Glaviano & Michel
Perez, photos at
TomBeachArtStudio,
I November 19 to Dec 8
Philippe Chancel, photogra-
phy at TomBeachArtStudio,

) Permanent exhibits
* Works by Cyrille Margarit
at Nikki Beach, St Jean
* Paintings by Suzanne Mac
Nally, Les Artisans,
Gustavia
* Photography by Wolfgang
Ludes, Jean Philippe Piter,
Antoine Verglas at Clic
Bookstore and Gallery,
Gustavia.
* Tony Caramanico at Clic
Bookstore and Gallery,
Gustavia.
* Jean Verrechia at Clic
Bookstore and Gallery,
Gustavia.
* Alain le Chatelier, Les


Artisans, Gustavia
* Dave Stevenson, Les
Artisans, Gustavia
* Group show at Pipiri
Palace, Gustavia
* Zaza Noah at Bar't6
Restaurant, Guanahani
Hotel Grand Cul de Sac
* Rose Murray, Comptoir du
Cigare, Gustavia
* Sculptures by Timothy
Holmes, Comptoir du
Cigare, Gustavia


) Artists' Collections
-Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac
-Didier Spidler, Gustavia
-Hannah Moser, Cul de Sac
-Mitchell Summer, Toiny

) Art Galleries
-To-b.art galerie, Gustavia
-Pipiri Boutique, Art
Gallery
-TomBeachArtStudio,
-Clic Gallery, Gustavia


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Fright Night At The Library


The Fight Against Polio

Rotary Club installs

a collection box at the airport


On Tuesday, October 27, in
collaboration with the
Rotary Club, the territorial
library organized a mini
writing competition on the
theme of Halloween. Nine
kids, aged 8 to 14, took part
in the event, which was
held in the early evening...
illuminated only by their
flashlights! It wasn't due to
a problem with the electrici-
ty, but the intention of the
organizers who were
dressed as witches. They
wanted to create an
ambiance in which the
young authors could better


explore the subject at hand.
During the first hour, author
Serge Perez offered advice
about writing and explained
what they were expected to
do. They then spread out in
the library to write their
short stories with just their
flashlights and appropriate
music in the background.
During the second hour, the
kids read their stories, and
voted for their favorite text.
The winner was 9 year-old
Lily Cretaigne, who won 10
DVD rentals courtesy of the
Rotary, sponsor of the com-
petition.


Fabrice Danet, director of airport, with some members of
Saint Barth Rotary Club
Based on an idea by Yann elected will be donated to the
Perez, president of the Saint massive effort organized by
Barth Rotary Club, a collec- the Internaltional Rotary
tion box marked "END Clun since 1985, including
POLIO NOW" has been vaccinations for children to
placed in the boarding area help eradicate the disease.
at the ariport, as part of To date, the Rotary has
World Polio Day, which was donated more than $650
held on October 24. Passen- million to the cause, paying
gers will be able to make to vacinate more than two
donations if they wish, and billion children in 122 dif-
the totality of the funds col- ferent countries.


Organized by ALC, the neighborhood association of Corossol, Heritage Day took place on Saturday, October 31
in Corossol. The goal: To discover or re-discover the arts and traditions of this small fishing village. Seen here,
weaving of palm fronds, and 'wheels', an old game in Saint Barth in which a bicycle wheel was rolled using a
reinforced palm branch. Photos by Rosemond Grdaux.


St Barth Weekly n180





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Saint-Barth

Celebrates Sweden


For the second year, the
Pitea Day celebration that
marks the twinning of Saint
Barth with this Swedish
city located 550 miles north
of Stockholm and 60 miles
from the Arctic Circle, will
be commemorated during
the Gustavialoppet, which
marks its 19th edition this
year. Launched in 1991,
reviving a miia.i:.ii.a: previ-
ously organized on the
island, the Gustavialoppet


Your key to discovering the unique charm
of a small French Island basking
In the warm Caribbean sun


(which means "Race of
Gustavia" in Swedish)
serves as a reminder that
Saint Barth was under
Swedish rule for almost 100
years- from 1784 to 1878,
before being returned to
France, its former ruler.
That explains the presence
of the Swedish runners who
participate in this race
annually. To register, call
0590.27.60.96


Saturday, November 14
3:00pm Kids Race, around Saint Jean stadium

Sunday, November 15, Public
I 5:00am- "Charles Magras" Fishing Tournament -
Fish will be weighed between 11am and 1pm
I 6:00am- Fishing tournament
I 8:00am- Start of walking race, inscriptions for
chess and dominos tournaments, beginning
of musical activities
I 8:30am- Start of marathon/Gustavialoppet
I 9:00am- Snack bar opens, Start of games and various
activities, Laser regatta, Singing games /
wireless microphone provided by Romy
I 9:30am- Demonstration by the Red Cross
I 10:00am- Arrival of the final runners in the
Gustavialoppet (approximately)
I 10:15am- Awards ceremony for the Kids Race
I 11:30am- Ecumenical ceremony at the Swedish
Cemetery
)12:00pm- Champagne toast and brief speeches I
)11:00am- Snack Bar and BBQ to eat on the beach
or take home
I 1:00pm- Arrival of the fishing tournament and
Awards ceremony for the regatta
)2:00 pm- Awards ceremony (chess, regatta, etc...)
S3:00pm- Taekwondo demonstration
S4:25pm- La Chorale de Bons Coeurs
S4:30pm- Official speeches
I 5:00pm- Awards ceremony for the Gustavialoppet,
as well as other prizes and trophies
I 5:45pm- Raffle drawing- ASBAS
The Rotary Club will be selling sandwiches to raise
money for the club's various activities.
ASCCO will sponsor a cake sale, with profits donated
toward the renovation of the nuns' house in Lorient.


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* Classified ads


Real Estate
For Sale: This villa is situa-
ted on the hillside of
Flamands and has an ama-
zing ocean view. It encom-
passes 2 apts on the first
floor with 1 bedroom each
and on the 2nd floor 1 apart-
ment with 2 bdrs and 1 bath.
Perfect for yearly rental with
a good return.
Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05

For Sale: This beautiful 4
bedroom villa situated in
Pointe Milou offers expan-
sive views across the north-
western side of St. Barth
including sunset views. Very
good rental history. Not to be
missed!


Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05
For Sale: This charming 5 bdr
villas !i cccn.ll refurbished
in St Jean. The main large
deck with pool overlooks the
hillside and offers a distant
view of the airport. The villa
features 3 levels in three sepa-
rate pavilions. The layout
makes it perfect for rental,
generating great revenues.
Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05
Looking for...
181- Professional couple on
St Barth for 15 years, is
looking for housekeeper
manager work. Call. : 06 90
53 13 86 email : lesmor-
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* Emergency
Shipping rescue
Gendarmerie
PAF / airport & port police
Hospital
Fire dept.
Doctor on duty
Pharmacy Aeroport
Gustavia
Saint Jeai
* Useful numbers
Tourism office
Harbour
Boat company Voyager
Airlines company Winair


numbers
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
n 0590290212


St-Barth Commuter
Air Caraibes
American Airlines
Taxis Gustavia
Saint-Jean
Town Hall
EDF (electricity company office)
Water system
Post office Gustavia
Marine Reserve
Catholic church Sunday 8:30am Gustavia
.1 ,_ church Sunday 9am.
F ,i .. 'church Gustavia Sunday 9am


05 90 27 87 27
05 90 27 66 97
05 90 87 10 68
0590276101
05 90 27 54 54
05 90 27 71 90
00 599 54 52040
0590276631
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