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Notes From The St Barth Music Festival


Frances Debroff and Jill
Debroff cut it pretty close
this year: they arrived in St
Barth on January 6, not
even a week before the
opening of the 26th annual
St Barth Music Festival on
Tuesday, January 12, with
their suitcases full of
everything from violin
strings for students on the
island to a printout of the
official program with the
final corrections in red ink.
"There is one big change,"
says Frances, whose motto
is "be flexible." Conductor
Alex Klein is unable to
come at the last moment,
so Steven Mercurio has
stepped in to conduct the
orchestra concert as well as
the opera evening. Nothing
the Debroffs can't take in
stride, as they wrangle over
40 musicians and singers
for the festival, which runs
through January 20.

The kick-off is a free con-
cert at the Catholic Church
in Gustavia featuring an
evening of music by
Mozart, complete with
many festival soloists from
violins to woodwinds and
even singers, who will shift
to Baroque before turning
their attention to the opera
evening on January 15 fea-
turing some of the world's
most popular arias.
"Because so many of our
audience loves singing,
Frances has programmed
the singers on three pro-
grams," says Jill. This
year's singers include
soprano Laura Pedersen,
mezzo-soprano Sarah
Maria Punga, tenor Scott
Piper, and baritone Gino
Quilico.

"Jason Marsalis is bringing
his new jazz quartet with


talented young musicians
from New Orleans,"
Frances points out, adding
that the multi-talented
Marsalis will be playing a
vibraphone rather than
drums like he did last year.
How did the vibraphone
get here? "We sent it from
the States, and now it will


stay here," adds Frances, as
if shipping large musical
instruments were an every-
day occurrence, adding that
the piano tuner is here to
replace the keys on the fes-
tival's piano. Of course
with two internationally
acclaimed piano players on
the roster-Stephen
Gosling playing Gersh-
win's famous Rhapsody in
Blue and Jon Nakamatsu,
winner of the Van Cliburn
Competition, performing
Beethoven's Emperor Con-
certo-the piano needs to
be at its very best.

"For the orchestra concert
(January 13), violinist Bri-
an Lewis, our orchestra's
concertmaster, perform the
famous Mendelssohn Vio-


lin Concerto," says
Frances, "and Kelly Smed-
vig (wife of trumpet player
Rolf Smedvig) speaks
French and will teach the
students of the St Barth
Harmony School." This is
part of the festival's out-
reach program in the
schools, which will also


include cellist Pamela
Manasse and pianist
Colleen Thatcher (wife of
French horn player James
Thatcher).

Other highlights include
chamber music by festival
favorites, the Miro Quartet,
and a concert by French
guitarist Eric Franceries,
who will perform with the
Miro Quartet and the
Chorale de Bons Coeurs, as
well as play famous solo
pieces from Spain. "This
will be of special interest
for the students of St Barth
Harmony who are studying
guitar," says Jill.
What brings all these great
musicians to Saint Barth
year after year? There has
to be more to it than great


beaches and a week in the
sun: "They are all top
soloists in their own right,"
explains Frances. "Nitzan
Haroz, for example, is a
great trombone player with
the Philadelphia Orchestra.
But in Saint Barth, he gets
a chance to play with the
very best musicians from


everywhere. They are all at
the same level and can do
interesting things musical-
ly." Frances also seduces
them with the lure of reper-
tory: "I ask them what they
want to play, I don't push
anything on them," she
says. "They really respect
each other's talent."

In the end, Frances Debroff
creates a kind of musical
alchemy that is hard to
beat, and year after year
she and her volunteer com-
mittee, run a great little fes-
tival that should put Saint
Barth on the map for inter-
national excellence in
music.

By Ellen Lampert-Greaux
Photo: Rosemond Greaux


St Barth Weekly n186










26th Anniversary
January 12-20, 2010


7 *St Barth


Music


"Ph". Guth Festival

Tickets are for sale at the tourist office beginning Monday January 4
Advance tickets at 10% discount available January 4 thru 9 only.
A season pass book is 10% less than individual ticket prices.
Tickets are also available at the door to the concert every evening. No reserved seating.


O Thursday. January 12. 2010 8pm,
Catholic Church, Gustavia, FREE
CHAMBER MUSIC, Mozart
J Wednesday. January 13. 2010 8pm,
Catholic Church, Lorient, $45
ORCHESTRA NIGHT
Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Rossini
Maestro, Alex Klein
J Thursday. January 14. 2010 8pm,
Catholic Church, Gustavia, $35
PIANO RECITAL
works by Beethoven and Gershwin

J Friday. January 15. 2010 8pm,
Catholic Church, Lorient, $45
OPERA NIGHT
Famous and popular arias
Maestro, Steven Mercurio


O Saturday. January 16. 2010 7pm and 9pm,
Catholic Church, Gustavia, $45
2 JAZZ CONCERTS,
with the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

J Sunday. January 17. 2010 8pm,
Eddy's restaurant, $100
"ALWAYS AT EDDY'S" Benefit Dinner,
featuring star performers of the Festival

O Tuesday. January 19. 2010 8pm,
Anglican Church, Gustavia, $35
THE MIRO QUARTET,
Performing Haydn and Beethoven
O Wednesday. January 20. 2010 8pm
Catholic Church, Gustavia, $35
GUITAR CONCERT
plus la Chorale des Bons Choeurs
Guitar, Eric Franceries





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EMPTY DOCKS ON NEW YEAR'S EVE:


The fact that the docks in Gustavia
were deprived of their luxurious ten-
ants for New Year's Eve was not due
to the financial crisis that continues
around the world, but rather to a
low-pressure system that formed in
the North Atlantic following the
storms that hit the United States dur-
ing Christmas week, creating unusu-
ally strong northern swells. This sys-
tem, that covered most of the
Caribbean as well as the East coast
of the United States, was followed
closely by the Port of Gustavia: "On
Saturday, December 26, we
informed the captains of the bocks
anchored at the docks about the situ-
ation and asked them to keep an eye
on the 1 ca.ilc forecast, indicating
that these strong swells from the
north were expected during the night
of Sunday to Monday," explains port
director Ernest Brin.

The swells finally arrived after 2am
that night, obliging some of the motor
yachts at the dock to use their motors
in order to stay in position. At 8:15am
on Monday, the decision was made to
close the port, and all of the boats at
the three main docks-Republique,
Quai de Gaulle, and the Wall House-
were asked to move to the outer har-
bor. A delicate operation to be sure as


the port had been full for the past
week. It took almost six hours to move
all of the boats to their new moorings.
And not 1 il.:.u some damage: "The
swells got even stronger after 10am.
Five motor yachts hit the Quai de la
Republique, and Katia damaged its
rear deck," adds Brin. "The force of
the boats pulling on them damaged
three mooring rings, and another three
boats hit the dock by the Wall House.
Finally, by 11am, after the arrival of a
huge wave, a dozen cables literally
exploded, making the operation even
more delicate. At 2pm, the last boat
was on its mooring," notes Brin, who
salutes the high quality of work pro-
vided by the two professional diving
companies that worked hard to lift all
the anchors in difficult, even danger-
ous conditions, as well as the port staff
that helps assure safety.

Having been stopped on Monday
morning, inter-island traffic was
authorized on Wednesday, December
30, once the swells had subsided
somewhat in order to get stranded pas-
sengers to Saint Martin. Yet the mar-
itime ferries were stopped once again
on Thursday, December 31, when a
new series of swells brought waves of
9 to 12 feet along the coasts. The port
reopened on Saturday, January 2, once


the weather situation had completely
cleared.


A total of 289 boats in the harbor on
the night of December 31: with 108 of
them measuring more than 65 feet,
and the final 62 vessels arriving during
the day of December 30. If the num-
bers did not break any records this
year, they are close to it, according to
Ernest Brin, who noted an increased
presence of mega yachts. The port
director added that some of these
yachts came even earlier than in past
years, with the port very busy as of
mid-December. In fact, the Port of
Gustavia was full a few days before
Christmas, when usually it filled up
just after the holiday.

Among the boats present for New
Year's Eve, there were several regular
guests: Octopus, at 114-ft, the largest
boat here and the eighth largest in the
world, belonging to Paul Allen, co-
founder of Microsoft; Ultima III
(118') and C2 (255'), both owned by
Ron Perelman, American business
tycoon; Pilar Rossi (209'), owner by
former racecar driver Nelson Piquet;
as well as Pelorus, a 377' yacht
belonging to Roman Abramovitch,
who recently bought property in Gou-
verneur; and Jimmy Buffett's Conti-
nental Drifter III.

Among the new arrivals, one could
hardly miss the surprising shape of the
new Ocean Emerald (134'), the first
yacht designed by the celebrated
British architect for YachtPlus. The
151' Sycara IV, also new this year,
recalls the presidential yachts of the
1920s, and Cloud Nine, a 188' motor
yacht built by the French shipyard,
CMN (Constructions Mecaniques de
Normandie). Also present was Le
Grand Bleu, a 370' mega yacht which
once belonged to Roman
Abramovitch.


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A Galaxy Of Stars For The New Year


A galaxy of stars celebrat-
ed the arrival of the New
Year in Saint Barth. The
holiday galaxy seems to
have reached record num-
bers this year, boosted by
the large party thrown by
Russian oligarch Roman
Abramovitch, who pur-
chased the large property
along Gouverneur beach in
2009. How many guests:
estimates range from 250
to 500, just as the various
websites estimate the cost
of the party at one to three
million dollars. In any
case, this year one could
see Beyonce perform in a
private show at Nikki
Beach, applauded by her
husband Jay-Z, singers Jon
Bon Jovi and Usher, the
head of Asylum Records


Todd Moscowitz, Victoria
Silvstedt (co-host with
Christophe Dechavanne
for the French version of
Wheel of Fortune), and
George Michael, among
others... before heading to
Roman's party. There was
also actor Orlando Bloom
with Serbian-Iranian top-
model Miranda Kerr on
his arm, as they were stay-
ing on a motor yacht.
Actor Thomas
Kretschmann also opted
for a romantic interlude in
Saint Barthelemy, accom-
panied by his model girl-
friend Shermine Shahrivar.
Also spotted were the cre-
ative director of Louis
Vuitton, Marc Jacobs with
his partner Lorenzo Mar-
tone; actor Jason Si.ilh.in


(The Transporter) with a
friend; Lindsay Lohan and
her sister Ali, who are both
big fans of shopping;
Gwen Stefani, who per-
fomed at the Roman
Abramovitch party, along
with Prince and Beyonce.
Ex-top-model Linda Evan-
gelista, director Brett Rat-
ner, actor Eddie Murphy,
and Tamara Mellon, presi-
dent and co-founder of
Jimmy Choo, were also at
the party.
Just before Christmas,
Australian actor Hugh
Jackman (voted the sexiest


man on the planet in 2008)
was spotted with his wife
Deborra-Lee Furness.
Christmas guests included
the Prime Minister of
Qatar, Cheikh Hamad Bin
Jassim Bin Jaber Al Thani,
who vacationed in the
waters of Saint Barth
aboard Al Mirqab, the
world's eighth largest
mega yacht at 465-ft. Also
here for the holidays were
Caroline Kennedy and her
husband Edwin Arthur
Schlossberg, with their
three grown children...


ALL CALM ON NEW YEAR'S EVE


In spite of wet c.ilahc and
a port deprived of its pres-
tigious guests who were
obliged to anchor in the
outer harbor, New Year's
Eve was happily celebrat-
ed without incident this
year, according to the
police. No fires, no acci-
dents, and only one stolen
scooter reported in Gus-


tavia on the night of
December 31. The gen-
darmes on patrol during
the night were called three
times for disorderly con-
duct when neighbors com-
plained about excessive
noise. As for the fire sta-
tion, all was calm on New
Year's Eve.


A BLUE MOON

ON NEW YEAR'S EVE


ME LANIE SMITH

ST. BARTHS


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WORKING WITH ALL OF THE FINER HOTELS AND VILLAS ON THE ISLAND


In Saint Barth, like the rest
of planet Earth, New
Year's Eve was illuminat-
ed by the second full
month in the month of
December: a phenomenon
known by the pretty name
of a blue moon. "There is
a blue moon when there
are two full moons in the
same month," explain the
websites dedicated to the
international year of
astrology in 2009. The
first full moon was on
December 2, with the blue
moon rising 29 days later.
The last time a blue moon


happened on New Year's
Eve was in 1990, or 19
years before this one,
according to the American
Astrological Society. The
origin of the term "blue
moon" comes from an old
English expression, "once
in a blue moon," which
signifies something that
happens very rarely.
There is a blue moon on an
average every 2.7 years.
The next blue moon will
be in August 2012, the
next year that will have 13
moons, as did 2007 and
2009.


St Barth Weekly n186

























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Scrimshaw, the art of etching on
ivory or whale bone, is one of the
most intricate art forms and one
of the few indigenous to Ameri-
ca. The Inuit and other native
tribes perfected it for centuries,
before Yankee whalers took it up
in the 1800's. "The whalers did
scrimshaw to fill the hours on
long trips at sea," says Sandrine,
a scrimshaw artist who has been
living on a boat in the waters of
Saint Barth for the past three
years. A visual artist, she got
interested in scrimshaw when she met
Sharon Burger, a prominent
scrimshaw artist from South Africa.
Once she got to Saint Barth, Sandrine
began to create scenes based on the
history of the island, from old maps to
street scenes taken from old paintings.
"I looked through the archives of Saint
Barth, and spent a lot of time in the
library and learned a lot about the his-


tory of the island," says Sandrine, who
was lucky enough to have access to
old documents found only in private
collections.
The scrimshaw Sandrine has on dis-
play at Les Artisans in Gustavia illus-
trates how much patience an artist
must have to do this kind of work. "I
use a magnifying glass," she says,
which explains how she can do such


J tiny, painstaking images. She is
lucky to work on old whale
bones (ribs to be exact) that were
found near the island of Bequia
and are not an illegal source. She
also uses oil paints to add color to
maps, portraits, and historic
buildings. A map of Gustavia,
based on a historic map from the
Swedish period, has a soft blue
wash for the ocean, while some
of the scenes taken from old
paintings have a historic sepia
look.
On Thursday and Friday, January 15
and 16, Sandrine will be at Les Arti-
sans from 5pm to 7pm to present a
demonstration of her work. "I enjoy
showing people how the scrimshaw is
done," she says. "Many people are
fascinated by this art."

Ellen Lampert-Greaux
Photo: Rosemond Greaux


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ULF NORDFJELL:

A PENCHANT FOR PLANTS


Landscape architect and botanist Ulf
Nordfjell has stepped beyond the
boundaries of his native Sweden,
bringing his refreshing sense of out-
door design with him. His combina-
tions of modem and traditional,
glass and stone, neutrals and
bolder colors, wood and water,
translate into serene environ-
ments for both public spaces and
private gardens. In 2009 he
designed the Daily Telegraph
Garden for the prestigious
Chelsea Flower Show held in
London last May, and won Best
of Show, an indication that his
clean lines and strong sense of -
ecology touch a universal chord.

"I have been interested in plants
since I was a young boy," says -
Nordfjell, who at the age of three
was planting his earliest garden
in his sandbox. He later studied
gardening trends and techniques
from the Italian Renaissance to
Lawrence Johnston's influential
Hidcote Garden near Cambridge
in England. "We do not have the
burden of historical gardens in
Sweden," says Nordfjell,
although he cites The Linnaeus
Garden, which dates from 1655
as an inspiration, along with Japanese-
American sculptor Isamu Noguchi's
clean design style.

"Gardening for me is to do something
structural, but you can add your own
personality to it," explains Nordfjell,
who uses Swedish materials, from
wood, steel, and old millstones in his
designs for garden furniture and deco-
ration. A gazebo, inspired by the
Renaissance, is morphed into some-
thing extremely modem in galvanized


stainless steel, timber, and glass.
"Functional but simple, not to com-
plete with the plants," he adds.

When working on something major


like The Daily Telegraph Garden,
Nordfjell employs up to 150 people.
"You have to be ready for the judg-
ing," he says. "It took a year to com-
plete the project, then it is judged so
quickly, it's like being on a runway for
the haute couture of gardening." Not
sure that his Swedish sensibilities
would so rapidly be accepted by
British horticulturalists, Nordfjell is
aware of the differences in Swedish
gardens to those in England, but his
winning combinations of plants and


ornamentation can be adapted to the
more humid climate in the UK, by
mixing plants for wet and dry areas.

Nordfjell's visit to the Swedish Design
Center in St Barth
(www.swedishdesigncentre.com)
coincides with the world premiere
of his new collection of .miii-ci c
galvanized steel planters, which
are lined to protect the plants from
excessive cold or heat, and have
self-drainage systems as well as
wheels to make them easy to
move. Nordfjell's company Lunab
(www.nordfjellcollection.se) pro-
duces the planters, along with trel-
lises, benches, and pergolas. In
addition, a book about his work,
entitled "14 Gardens" is about to
be published in English by Francis
Lincoln. Advance orders can be
placed at the Swedish Design Cen-
ter (Les Amandiers in St Jean).
Nordfjell will sign them and send
copies back to Saint Barth once
the book is available.

A master planner when it comes
to gardens and outdoor spaces,
Nordfjell won praise from
Stephen Lacey, garden journalist
for The Daily Telegraph: "Ulf's
interest in combining architecture
and design, with horticulture and
nature is well known and he has
developed his own style, based on
the local genus for every project. His
passion for designing with plants can
be seen in all of his projects." Nordf-
jell's gardens are also designed to
delight the eye all year long, making
him truly a man for all seasons,
modern yet rooted in tradition.
By Ellen Lampert-Greaux
Photo: Rosemond Greaux


10 St Barth Weekly n186





TIME OUT


Special events

The 26th Annual Saint
Barth Music Festival
January 12-20, 2010
I Tuesday. January 12,
8:00pm Free
Catholic Church, Gustavia
Chamber Music, Mozart
I Wednesday, January 13,
8:00pm $45.00
Catholic Church, Lorient
Orchestra Night,
Beethoven, Mendelssohn
and Rossini
I Thursday, January 14,
8:00pm $35.00
Catholic Church, Gustavia
Piano Recital, works by
Beethoven and Gershwin
I Friday, January 15,
8:00pm $45.00
Catholic Church, Lorient
Opera Night, famous and
popular arias
I Saturday, January 16,
7:00 and 9:00pm $45.00
Catholic Church, Gustavia
2 Jazz Concerts, with the
Jason Marsalis Vibes
Quartet

Live Music
I Every Monday
Disco evening at Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Every Tuesday & Sunday
The Real Cabaret kim & Co
at Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
I Every Wednesday
Theme Party at Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Every Tuesday & Sunday
Angel's Night at Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Every Friday & Saturday
Crazy week end at Ti St
Barth, Pointe Milou
I Every Friday
Live jazz music during
dinner. Restaurant Le
Gaiac, Toiny.
I Every Sunday
Sunset Beach party Mixed
by Patris Gero (DJ resident
Strand) & sunset party at
3:30 pm at D6 Brazil,
Gustavia


I Every Wednesday
Thursday. & Friday
Cocktail DJ Session Mixed
by Patris Gero (DJ resident
Strand) & sunset party from
6pm at D6 Brazil, Gustavia
I December 21-January 23
Evan Goodrow Band, Rock,
jazz, from 9pm to midnight,
Bete A Z'Ailes, Gustavia
I Saturday January 9
Live Music with Tanya,
Papaguyo, Soley, Flamenco,
Reggae, Soul Vibes from
7:30pm at D6 Brazil,
Gustavia
I Sunday, January 10
- Brazil party at Nikki
Beach during all the day.
- 1:00pm: Follow the wave
with Sundek fashion show at
La Plage, St Jean
-8:00 pm Backgammon party,
at La Plage, St Jean
I Tuesday January 13
Live Music with Tanya,
Papaguyo, Soley, Flamenco,
Reggae, Soul Vibes from
7:30pm at D6 Brazil,
Gustavia

Night Club
- Yacht Club, Gustavia
- Eleven 12, Gustavia
- The Strand Supper Club

Let's Party
I Every Tuesday
Evening "We will rock you"
at The Strand Supper Club
(Casa Nikki), Gustavia
I Every Thursday
Ladies first at The Strand
Supper Club (Casa Nikki),
Gustavia
I Friday and Saturday
Crazy week end at Ti St
Barth, Pointe Milou
I Saturday January 9
I Sunday January 10
I Monday January 11
I Tuesday January 12
I Wednesday January 13
- Ladies 1st, Elevenl2,
Gustavia
I Thursday January 14
-Flower Power 70's, 80's,90's
Eleven12, Gustavia
I Friday January 15
Latin Temptation, Dj'ette
Tuche A, Salsa, zouk,


reggeaton, Elevenl2,
Gustavia


Fashion Show
I Daily Fashion Shows
- Fashion Show: every lunch
& dinner, La Plage, St Jean
- Fashion Show from the
Poupette boutique, from
1:00pm at Tamarin, Saline.
I Every Tuesday
6:30pm: Fashion show by
the pool, from the boutique
at the Isle de France,
Flamands

Exhibitions
I Through January 15
Ladies First : Groupe show
featuring photography at Clic
I Thursday January 14 &
Friday 15th from 5pm to

Meet Scrimshander
Sandrine at Les Artisans.


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


HOTEL BAIE D ANGELS

Michel and his staff are
happy to welcome you to their
pool-side restaurant for lunch & dinner.
Lobsters Fresh From The Tank
100 g for 6,50 euros


Hotel Baie des Anges Flamands 0590 27 63 61


Let's party !
I December 28th to
January 15th
Robert Curran invites you
to view unique photo-
graphs from around the
world: "Anthology"
Opening reception on
Tuesday December 29th
from 7to 9pm St Jean
TomBeachArtStudio

Gallery, Gustavia
I Through January 31
The Water/Bodies : The gallery
has hosted shows from the top
artists in the world and those
who will be in the next few
years at the Eden Rock
Gallery, St Jean
0 Permanent exhibits
Works by Cyrille Margarit
at Nikki Beach, St Jean
Paintings by Suzanne Mac
Nally, Les Artisans
Tony Caramanico at Clic
Bookstore and Gallery,
Gustavia.







DOM PERIGNON SPARKLES AT BOOK LAUNCH
FOR "I AM DRINKING STARS! HISTORY OF A CHAMPAGNE"


Published by Editions Stei-
dl, Gerard Steidl's "I am
Drinking Stars! History of
a Champagne" is about the
best of champagnes so it is
only fitting that a Dom
Perignon tasting party was
organized at the Christo-
pher Hotel on Tuesday,
December 29 to launch the
book. The party was hosted
by Linde Gallery, distribu-
tor of Steidl Books, and by
Segeco, the exclusive dis-
tributor of Dom Perignon
champagne in Saint Barth.
"I am Drinking Stars"
relives the 400-year history
of champagne making and
centers on one of the indus-
try's pioneers, monk Pierre
Perignon or "Dom


Perignon" and the presti-
gious brand by the same
name. All these years later
it is still one of the best
champagnes in the world.
Offering glimpses of the


heady champagne-filled
days in Louis XV's court at
Versailles, to Marilyn Mon-
roe's affinity for sipping
champagne, and Karl
Lagerfeld's advertising


campaign for the brand, "I
Am Drinking Stars" delves
into the many aspects of
this luxurious wine.
"I am Drinking Stars! His-
tory of a Champagne" is
available for 28 euros at the
Linde Gallery, located in
the Carre d'Or in Gustavia
and at the Christopher
Hotel.

From left to right: Jerme,
Claudia Grimm, and
Wanda from the Linde Gal-
lery, accompanied by L6o-
nard Cione, ofBroderies
Vermont, who created the
embroidery for the dress by
John Galliano (2007
spring/summer collection)
seenon the book jacket, and


New Yorkers Jane and Robert at a December
28 holiday cocktail party at Les Islets de la Plage


Thierry de Baderau with photographer Robert Curran,
at the December 29 opening of the exhibit, Anthology,
which runs through January 15 at tombeachartstudio


SEEN IN ST BARTH


Swedish land-
Sscape architect
UlfNordjfell
S1with Swedish
visitors Barbro,
Lennart, Gustav,
and Carolina
Wahlstrom at the
Swedish Design
Center in St Jean
on January 2.


Maidy Teitelbaum, founder of the Cinemania Film Festival
in Montreal, with her husband Irving, at Les Islets de la
Plage cocktail party


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Saturday
Scattered Clouds
High: 81 F / 27 C.
Wind ENE 13mph / 19km/h
Night: Clear
Low: 77 F. / 23 C.
Wind ENE 22mph / 36km/h

Sunday
Partly Cloudy
High: 80 F. / 27 C
Wind ENE 15 mph. / 25 km/h.
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Low: 74 F. / 23 C.
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Real Estate

FOR SALE:
Participation in an SCI
(real estate investment
company) for a building
project (permit issued)
comprising 7 apartments
meauring 45 sq meters to
100 sq meters in St Jean.
For additional
information contact:
06 90 56 29 95

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.
St Barth Properties
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!
St Barth Properties
Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05

For Sale: This charming 5 bdr
villa was recently 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.
St Barth Properties
Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05

185-Very quiet location for
this property built on a outs-
tanding 0,47 acre piece of
land, impregnable seaview.
Full a/c villa 2 bedrooms, 2
bathrooms, living with kit-
chen, mezzanine offering an
extra bed, covered terrace,
deck, pool. Independent 1
bedroom, kitchen, bath, bun-
galow. Large independent
garage. 1.690.000M.
Call: 0590 27 89 83.
info @barthome-sbh.com

185- Sale by owner: archi-
tect designed villa in Toiny,
renovated in contemporary
style on 600 sq meters of
land. Two bedrooms, two
baths laundry room, large
terraces and deck, swimming
pool, open ocean views, tree-
lined garden, private par-
king. Very comfortable.
Private yet not isolated.
Possibility to add third
bedroom. Price: 2,700,000
euros. Tel: 06 90 402 599

185-Sale by owner in Toiny:
property with two villas,
including one villa by an
architect renovated with
modem design; the second
villa under completion.
Unusual property with 4
bedrooms, two swimming
pools, 2000 sq meters of
land, open ocean views, gar-
den with trees, large private
parking. Site is private yet
not isolated. Price: 4,600,000
euros. Tel: 0690 402 599


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* Useful numbers
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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
. I church Sunday 9am.
tF. ,. \ church Gustavia Sunday 9am


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