Citation
St Barth weekly

Material Information

Title:
St Barth weekly
Place of Publication:
Saint Jean, Saint Barthelemy
Publisher:
Journal de Saint-Barth
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
2008
Language:
English

Subjects

Genre:
newspaper ( sobekcm )

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Copyright Journal de Saint-Barth. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.

Downloads

This item has the following downloads:


Full Text

p -~










..C.,
Iocal News
"Iin English


b*.. `




mEm.m.m


Saint Barth Dental Conference

A Success


avid Grodberg is a
happy man: the
2008 dental meeting
he organizes with local den-
tist Francois Clous was a
big success. "We had 53
dentists, the most we've
ever had for one week, with
a total of 118 people includ-
ing families," he explains.
In past years there has been
a second week of the dental
gathering but Grodberg
says that was simply "too
exhausting." This year's
guest speaker was Dr. Lou
Graham who spoke on the
topic of "Recent Innovations in
Restorative Dentistry," during the
week of January 21-25. "People
attended almost every session, he
was a great speaker," nods Grodberg
in appreciation.
This year was also challenging in
new ways: the host hotel for the
meeting since its inception had been
The Christopher in Pointe Milou,
which closed last spring, leaving
Grodberg to find new meeting facili-
ties and deal with a potential housing
crisis. "Half of the dentists used to
stay at the Christopher, there was a
real sense of camaraderie there. They
could sit by the pool and discuss den-
tistry." This year many of the dentists
were in villas (Grodberg worked with
Sibarth, Marla, and The New


Agency) as well as hotels such as Vil-
lage Saint Jean, the Tropical, and
Emeraude Plage. The new meeting
space was the meeting room at the
Capitainerie, next to the Port offices
on the main dock in Gustavia. "It was
wonderful there, very comfortable,
and in a dramatic location," says
Grodberg. "We had a wine-tasting-
wines from Le Gout de Vin with hours
d'oeuvres from the Wall House-for
80 people with the French doors open
onto the terrace overlooking the
port." There was also a dinner for 86
at Le Tamarin. "Cooking for 86 peo-
ple at the same time can be hard,"
says Grodberg, "it was lovely there
under the trees, with live music and
dancing. Everybody loved it."
The 2008 dental conference sold out
quickly, with many repeat customers.


"They love the beauty of the island,
and the safety here," points out Grod-
berg, "as well as the quality of the
speakers. During the year I get an
average of two lciic'! per week from
dentists who would like to speak
here. The attendees also get see
things from a broader scope: special-
ists hear about what's going on in the
rest of the profession."
Next year's dates have been set: Janu-
ary 19-23, 2009 with Gary M.Reiser,
DDS, speaking on the "Planning &
Surgical Treating Site Specific
Restorative Based Periodontal Prob-
lems." Details can be found at
www.stbarthdental.com (a site creat-
ed by dentist Richard Weledniger,
who attends the conference every
year). Smile!


Open over 20 years


PROFESSIONAL TENNIS LESSONS SYNTHETIC CLAY "SOFT" COURTS,
SN L THE ONLY ONES OF THEIR KIND
0o IN SAINT BARTH.


ON THE BEST SOFT
TENNIS COURT
ON THE ISLAND


Patrick Sellez
+59 06 90 35
patrick.sellez@w


FLAMBOYANT TENNIS CLUB


OPEN DAILY
HOURLY RENTAL OF COURTS


TNETNIS LESSONS


EXCELLEnCE In TEnnIS


R ES CL


anadoo.fr Aurore Balyn ALt W I ItNNIS tUUIrtN I
nadoo.r tel.: +59 05 90 27 69 82 or +5906 90 35 58 86
St Barth Tennis enil: tc.flmboyaniwanadoofr


02 St Barth Weekly n0137


St Barth Weekly n137


I


mm . . .L m






*1 I. ~


SOLAR GARAGE


Adaptable to the style of your house

Production of solar energy (PV)
to create electricity

Stable current for your house,
computers, garden...

Decrease your electric bills

Autonomy in case of power outages

Recharge Electric Vehicles

No need for fuel !

Available now
All-inclusive costs: delivered, constructed, tested.
Work permit, concrete floor, treated wood structure,
PV, regulator, batteries, uninterruptible power supply,
11o V or 230 V power

1 Car, 4 panels: 22,000 euros
2 Cars, 8 panels: 29,500 euros
3 Cars, io panels: 36,9oo euros
Options:
silent vertical windmill from 1 to 5kW;
Anti-black out system; double surface panels;
railings; partitions.
Completed by local artisans in five weeks.


enercGes-sb\
CONSEIL EN ENERGIES RENOUVELABLES
Contact: Philippe
info@energies-sb.com
www.energies-sb.com




......U ....... .......


A after the school kids parade
through the streets on Friday,
February (as of 2pm) near
the Anglican Church, the big Mardi
Gras parade gets underway on Tues- I
day, February 5-Fat Tuesday.
Eleven groups-some with floats-
are scheduled to march in the parade,
which draws a few thousand people
to Gustavia each year. The parade
leaves the commercial dock in Public
at 3pm sharp and goes through town to
the far side of the harbor (La Pointe).
An event not to be missed.
Due to the large crowds and for safety
reasons, traffic and parking are strictly
controlled .,NI ,'i l. ii icl kCI C)
) As of 2pm and during the rest of the
parade, all access and traffic is PRO-
HIBITED -i!. ,ui., .iul Gustavia.
) Taxis have special authorization to
take people from the industrial zone in
Public as far as the parking lot at the
entry to Gustavia, and back, from 2pm-


n -
' ,p , l tl , 1 4 'I IlIpI, uI'il h1 11C n l I ,!
the parade.
) Parking is prohibited as of 2pm in the
streets of Gustavia and until the parade
is over. It is advised to leave all vehicles
in parking lots such as in the industrial
zone of Public or at the commercial
dock in Public.
) Finally, please note that the consum-
mation of alcohol on the public streets
and especially along the parade route is
against the law.
The most fun is had by those who don a
costume and take part in the celebration!


having reached the required
number of 200 members, the
local branch of the UMP political
party (that of French president
Nicolas Sarkozy) will be trans-
formed into a federation in the next
few months. This allows it to be
represented on the national commit-
tee that defines the political orienta-
tion for the party. In fact, on March
29, a local !i!iiiikc of 14 people
will be elected from among the
200+ members. Along with the four
territorial council members who are
members of the UMP-Nils Dufau,
Marith6 Weber, Yves Gr6aux, and
Bruno Magras-they will make up
the Territorial Committee of the
UMP Federation in Saint Barthdle-
my. Their first order of business
will be to elect a .I, !!!!iilic.' presi-
dent during their inaugural meeting
on April 11, 2008.


K N 'B Vrivate b
The After dinner spot of St Barth
LIVE MUSIC FROM 9PM TILL 1AM
The best wines, Champagnes, cocktails
and LIVE MUSIC by the sea.



GRAND CUL DE SAC BEACH next to the SERENO Hotel
Reservation Only : 0590 52 21 26


L'CEPRIT ALINEC
RC TAURANT


DINNER DAILY MENU

APIAN LUNCH MENU

TAIPE AWAY


TROPICAL GARDEN

7 DAY A WCCIK

COMC G TAUTC
THC DIFFCRCNCC

CLOSE TO ALINCH BEACH

RESCRlIATIONM
0590 5Q 46 10
lesprit3@wanadoo.fr

St Barth Weekly n0137


- 'NWIN ST!Jl BARTH _I!111







St Barth's lovesign
L'original


DIAMOND GENESIS
lKoren-i nipin e
RUE DU GENERAL DE GAULLE GUSTAVIA
T61. 05 90 27 66 94 Fax 05 90 27 68 13
www.diamondgenesis.com


D




EMM.M.m


Drowning In Saint Jean
The body of 52 year-old Jean-
Luc Nony was found on
Wednesday, January 23, a lit-
tle before noon, in the bay of Saint
Jean. Employees at Nikki Beach
found the body and pulled it aboard
their dinghy in order to bring it back
to the beach where firemen tried in
vain for a good half hour to revive
the victim via cardiac massage. The
restaurant staff as well as the fire-
men had been alerted by a witness at
the Eden Rock who noted a man in
difficulty, hanging on to a buoy
about 300 feet from the shore, alter-
nating gestures of distress with signs
of drowning. When his bag was
found on the deserted beach later
that evening, it was possible to iden-
tify the victim. According to the
police, the man was a Parisian
notary, alone on vacation for a
week, and who became ill while in
the water, but they did not indicate if
his death was due to a physical


problem (such as a heart attack) or
from drowning. The body was sent
back to France on Tuesday or
Wednesday.

Strong Currents
This Time Of Year
No matter what caused this particu-
lar death, fire chief Jean-Louis
Danet reminds us that at this time of
year, the bays of Saint Jean and
Lorient are subject to very strong
underwater currents and swimmers
should be especially prudent in
proximity to the coral reefs. He
notes that unless you are a very
strong swimmer, it is 'bcilk to stay
closer to the shore.
According to our archives, the last
drowning in Saint Barth6lemy took
place in 2002 when an American
citizen, an 82 year-old woman,
drowned near the small island of
Fourchue while snorkeling along the
coast.


000, A French Association
To Support Barack Obama
created on January 7, 2008, 000 -
Overseas Obama Organization- is a
new French association of overseas
residents whose sole goal is to support
Barack Obama in his quest of the Democ-
ratic nomination for the US presidential
elections set to take place next November.
Christian Bidonnot, publisher of Top Dom
(the "who's who" of overseas France resi-
dents), is the creator of the group, whose
members, for the time being, are but few.
But the association hopes to attract politi-
cal, economic, and cultural decision mak-
ers from the French overseas departments
and territories in order to form an Afro-
French Diaspora that would lend moral
and media support to the black candidate,
as well as promote the French overseas
regions to Americans. Among its planned
activities, 000 hopes to organize a first
trip to the Democratic Convention in Den-
ver, Colorado, this summer, and in case of
an Obama victory, to the inaugural cere-
monies in Washington, D.C.


-J-L-_ I
VILLA-LODGE4+0-
SAINT-BARKTHELEMY
The Exclusive Guest House


The St Barth Way of Life
Peaceful and Relaxing


Enjoy the magnificent views
from this new luxury Guest House
Amazing interior decor down
to the last detail

Personalized service.
Be our Guest


Contact & information : Patricia Grimaldi
Tel. : (50) 590 876 868
pgimaldi@villa-lodge.com


Specd Events

Theme Patles

Weddngs

Corporde/Group

VIP Assistnce

Yachts






Destinaion Manageent Services
The company that started the professional
organization and events planning business...
the company that continues to set the standard.
Phone l eal 029 WN3
Fhenm fimtheUS 01199 9029 454
wrf.ldudjnj S BIm q dar*eoyn13
www. .-. St Earth Weekly n0137
St Barth Weekly n137





Emm.m..


David Henderson at a Crossroads


Leaf through up a
copy of this year's
Pure magazine, and
you'll see a beautiful, smil-
ing photograph of David
Henderson, hotel manager
extraordinaire. Whether you
met him in the old days at
Autour du Rocher or more
recently at the Toiny, where
he is just finishing a 15-year
tenure as manager of the 4-
star Relais & Chateaux
hotel, he has been a man
about the island for some
time. "I came for the first
time in 1982 when my sister
Wendy was living in Saint
Barth," he recalls. By the
early 80s, he had been in
hotel management since the
age of 17 in his native Scot-
land, but found he was too
young to be promoted any
further at that time. "A
friend of mine showed me a
place on Cooper Island near
Tortola. From there I went
to see my sister in Saint
Barth, which I'd never
heard of at the time," he
says. "I didn't want any-
thing to do with hotels, so
my first job was painting
the roof of the Tamarin
restaurant." From there,
Henderson took a job at
Autour du Rocher, a small
nightclub and offbeat hotel
that burned down in 1991.
"I ran it for the owners then
leased it from 1983-1991,"
he notes. Talking to Hender-
son about Autour du Rocher
is like turning back the
pages in the history book of
Saint Barth, ,. ill! i.iiiics like
Larry Gray and Jimmy Buf-
fett popping up. "An electri-
cal fixture behind the DJ
booth had faulty wiring and
that's where the fire start-
ed," he explains. Through
his friend, Xavier David (a
local building engineer),
Henderson got a job at


Hibiscus, a restaurant/small
hotel in Gustavia. "I put
money into it, then found
out I'd been paying the
wrong people and came in
one day and it was all
sealed up," he says. Then
Xavier David told Hender-
son about a new hotel in
Toiny, and he was hired
there as assistant manager,
then was promoted to full
manager when Laurie
Smith, the manager, went
back to the UK. "I got the
job by default," he says,
noting that the job lasted
from 1996 through the end
of January 2008 (the Toiny
was sold to a group of
American investors in
2006). For the past few
years, in partnership with
Smith (who runs 22 Jermyn
Street, a boutique hotel in
London, UK), Henderson
has been leasing and run-
ning another small hotel in
Saint Barth-Les Islets de
la Plage in Saint Jean-
through another lead from
Xavier David. "He is my
patron saint," says Hender-
son. "At Les Islets, which I
had never even heard of
until then, we found St.
Barth as it was back then.
It's a great place with a


I,








huge, repeat clientele. Peo-
ple have been coming back
for more than 20 years."
But now that the Toiny
experience is behind him,
what is next for Henderson?
Does his future still have
Saint Barth in the cards?


"The island is changing so
much, it's so much more
money-oriented," he says.
"In the old days it didn't
matter if you had two dol-
lars or two million dollars.
Today there is no housing
for the personnel and the
cost of living is so high." Yet
with his partner, Laurent,
and his dog Rusty, Hender-
son is a very private person
who has enjoyed over 25
years on the island, in what
he refers to "as my own pri-
vate world." Currently in
Scotland collecting his
li. 'ulhi K, Henderson will be
back on the island soon.
With three business proposi-
tions on the table, my bet is
he'll soon be back in the
saddle at the start of another
Saint Barth adventure.
By Ellen Lampert-Gr6aux


Hotel Baie des Anges Flamands 0590 27 63 61


St Barth Weekly n0137


H6TEL BAIE D ANGES

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








Big Changes At Village Saint-Jean


irst came major
work to get the
sanitary systems
up to new codes, then
the 3-star hotel, Village
Saint Jean, embraced a
new look and new
amenities: the parking
area has been redone,
and the deck around
the pool is larger and
more private. At the
heart of this recent ren-
ovation is a superb
new building made of
Ip6, a tropical wood,
and glass, which hous-
es the hotel's spa/gym. This
two-level space has been
baptized the "well-being
cottage," and was built on
the foundation of their for-
mer boutique, and is quite
frankly a great success. The
initial idea for its design
came from Bertrand


Charneau, owner of the
hotel along with his mother
Gaby and his sister Cather-
ine. They worked in collab-
oration with designer Alain
Aupy, who gave form to
this unique building in
Saint Barth, which blends
so well with its environ-
ment thanks to the glass


panels that reflect its imme-
diate surroundings. The
first level is dedicated to a
relaxation room, very Zen,
used for massage and
facial treatments, given by
five partners selected by
the hotel, as well as for
private yoga or stretching
classes. Upstairs is a clas-
sic gym, with weights and
workout machines as well
as a view of St Jean bay:
you can ride the stationary
bike looking out at the lit-
tle island of Bonhomme:
ah, paradise! Services are
for clients as well as resi-
dents.
The parking area of the
hotel has been repaved
with warm-toned stones
found nearby: elegant, nat-
ural, and unassuming. Per-
golas in wood will be cov-


ered with flora
(bougainvillea plants
are rapidly ,; -.i ii,-' to
offer shade as well as
embellish the parking
area and screen the
pool deck, which has
been completely
redone. The pool itself
was retiled in small,
dark blue mosaic,
while the decks were
enlarged and made of
Ip6 for a fresh, new
look. And for those
who like to play
p6tanque, a small
boules court has been put
in for a little relaxation in
the evening.


Alain Charlot


VERY BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY
2,5 ME
Please contact us

CM I 011590690351835
Les Mangliers Saint-Jean 97133 Saint-Barthlemy
Tel.: 05 90 27 80 88 Fax: 05 90 27 80 85
claudine.mora@wanadoo.fr


C MI
Immoilber 'RealEstate


St Barth Weekly n137




I ii



)OMI( -
tot~1





GASTRONOMY


Gustavia


Au Port


05.90.27 62 36


Bete a Z'Ailes 05 90 29 7409
Carl Gustaf (Le) 05.90.29 79 00
Caf6 Victoire 05.90.29.02.39
Caviar Island 09905246 11
Do Brazil 05.90.29 06 66
Eddy's Restaurant 05.90.27 54 17
Jao 05.90.29 52 24
La Creperie 05 90 27 8407
La Mandala 05.90.27 96 96
La Marine 05.90.27 68 91
La Route des Boucaniers 05.90.27 73 00
Le Bistro 05.90.27 51 51
La Saladerie 0590275248
Le Sapotiller 05.90.27 60 28
O'Corner 05.90.51.00.05
Le Vietnam 05 90 27 8137
Pipiri Palace 05.90.27 53 20
Repaire des Rebelles 05.90.27 72 48
The Strand 05.90.27.63.77
Ti Zouk K'f6 0590279060
Wall House 05.90.27 7183
Saline
Esprit Saline 05.90.52 4610
Grain de Sel 05.90.52 46 05
Le Tamarin 0590277212
Pacri 05.90.29.35.63
Lorient
K'f6 Massai 05.90.29 76 78
Le Bouchon 05 90277939
Le Wok 0590275252
Le Portugal a St Barth 05 90 27 68 59
Corossol
Le R6gal 05.90.29 85 26
Vitet
Hostellerie des 3 Forces 05 90 27 61 25


St Barth WEEKLY
Published by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" ISSN-1766-9278
Ph.: 05.90.27.65.19 Fax: 05.90.27.91.60
emoil: tborthweekly@Wnodoo.fr www.stbarthweekly.com
Director & layout: Avigael Haddad Chief Editor: Pierrette Guiraute,
Translation: Ellen Lampert Greaux, Photographe: Rosemond Greaux
Impression: Daily Herald


Toiny
Le Gaiac (I6tel Le Toiny) 05.90.27 88 88
Saint Jean
Tantra 05 90 27 68 09
Eden Rock 05.90.29 79 99
Hideaway 05.90.27.63.62
Kiki e Mo 05.90.27.70.47
Le Diamant 05 90 29 21 97
Le Jardin 05 90 27 73 62
Le Glacier 05 90 277130
Le Piment 05.90.27.53.88
La Plage 05.90.27.53.13
Le Cesar 05.90.27 70 67
Nikki Beach 05.90.27.64.64
"Z" 05 90 27 53 00
Pointe Milou
Ti St-Barth 05.90.27 97 71
Grand Cul de Sac
Bartolomeo (I6tel Guanahani) 05.90.27 66 60
Indigo (I6tel Guanahani) 0590276660
Kazz'n Blues 0590 522126
Restaurant des P&cheurs (Le Sereno) 05.90.29.83.00
Colombier
Francois Plantation 05.90.29 80 22
Les Bananiers 05.90.27.93.48
Flamands
Chez Rolande 05.90.29 76 78
La Case de l'Ile 05.90.27 6181
La Langouste 05.90.27.63.61
Taiwana 05.90.27 65 01
Anse des Cayes
Chez Ginette 05.90.27.66.11
Chez Yvon 05.90.29 86 81
Fellini Ristorante (H6tel Le Manapany) 05.90.27.66.55
Lurin


Santa F6


05.90.27.61.04


WH E Y ARI A



St Barth Weekly n0137






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 I


CARNIVAL
I Sunday January 27
- Pre Carnival parades :
Sunday afternoons
at sunset in the streets
of Gustavia
theme Black and Red
I Monday February 4
Parade in pajamas
I Tuesday February 5
Mardi Gras parade
I Wednesday February 6
Burning of Vaval
(black and white)


Live Music
I Every Evening
- Lounge mix by Jacques
Dumas, 7:30 pm to 1 am,
Bar't6, hotel Guanahani,
Grand Cul de Sac
- KJ Denhert & the New
York Unit, Urban Folk &
Jazz, from 9:00 pm to mid-
night, Bet'a Z'ailes, Gustavia
- Alan Landry, piano, 6pm,
except Sunday, Kazz'n Blues,





Cxcellnce.s cSens
THE ART OF MASSAGE
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
STEAM RooM
BODY SCRUB
GYROTONICO, STRETCHING
PRIVATE CLASS ONLY
Christophe Marcheseau
and bis team,welcome you
at your hot villa or yacht
CouR VEND6ME GUTuswI
0590294810
www.excellencedessens.com


Grand Cul de Sac
- PapaGuyo and Friends,
Live Music, at La Plage,
St Jean
I From Monday to Saturday
- Isabelle Blanc, on the piano
starting at 7:30pm, Ga'ac
restaurant, H6tel le Toiny
) From Sunday to
Wednesday
- St6phane Cano, sunset live
music, from 6:00 pm Carl
Gustav Hotel, Gustavia
I From thursday to Saturday
- Christine Gordon, sunset
live music, from 6:00 pm Carl
Gustav Hotel, Gustavia

Let's Party
) Tuesday
- Chic & Romantic, Jazz
blues, Saoul, Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
) Wednesday
- From 60's to the 80's, Funny
& Sexy spectacle with glam-
ourous dancers, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Thursday
- Angels party, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Sunday
- Brunch at Manapany, Mix
music, from noon to 3:00 pm


Night Club
I Every night
- K N'B Private Club,
Grand Cul de Sac Beach
- Casa Nikki, Gustavia
- Yacht Club, Gustavia
- Bubbles Club, Gustavia
- Hot Spot Caf6, Lurin
P Monday
- Electro evening, Yacht Club,
Gustavia
) Tuesday
- Caribbean Influence, Yacht
Club, Gustavia


-Pink Party, dress code white
& pink, Casa Nikki, Gustavia
I Wednesday
- We never know Evening,
Yacht Club, Gustavia
I Thursday
- Pure House Evening, Yacht
Club, Gustavia

Fashion Show
I Everyday
- 1:30- 2 pm, Case de 'ile,
Isle de France, Flamands
- 1.30pm & 8:30pm, fashion
show featuring Wild Side,
La Plage, St Jean
I Every Tuesday
- 6:30 pm, H6tel Isle de
France Boutique, Flamands
- 9:30 pm, Fashion Show
by Carole G, Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou

Exhibitions
I Bruno Prost, "Cactus made
in St Barth" Wall House
Restaurant, Gustavia


spnere
Pilotes s fitness
Pilates, Yoga & Reformer
Group & private classes
Fitness studio, spinning...
0590279321

) Dave Stevenson
Jewelry & sculpture
les Artisans, Gustavia
) Through February 7
Neil D'Ourson Gallery Porta
34 Gustavia
) Through February 15
Group Show to b.art Gallery,
Gustavia.
) Through February 28, 2008
Richard Prince Previews New
Paintings at Eden Rock Hotel
Gallery
I Sandra's Art Gallery,
Gustavia.


Featuring the famous
ALAN LANDRY
K N'B: Piva1 e CClub
The After dinner spot of St Barth
LIVE MUSIC
FROM 9PM TILL 1 AM
nL *' & t11:ti'IW u.t1s*I0t11.RM*J I ':W


e Les Hauts de Saint-Jean Up The Hill
Tel 05 90 27 70 67 lecesar.sbh@hotmail.fr






SEEN IN ST BARTH


Lucy Day threw a lovely 70th birthday party
for her husband Nat at their villa in Pointe
Milou, with a wonderful dinner by Ber-
trand Dantec, The Food Lover.


4



1


e birthday boy) and Lucy Day
Nat (the birthday boy!) and Lucy Day 3


'.7


1) Austin and
Anne Starkey
of Princeton, NJ
2) Karen and John
Cunningham
of Villanova, PA
3) British set designer
Richard Bullwinkle
4) Marjory Romney
and Charles Darden
5) Mimi Head and
5 Andrew Radcliffe


LUXURY OCEANFRONT VILLA
FOR SALE
2 bedrooms 2,5 baths with
stunning view
Exquisite furnishing and decor
among the finest on island
Very quiet yet close to airport
and Gustavia. Also available
S3000m2 hillside land with permit
Amazing view
001 610 587 7441 and 001 610 775 1553.
or visit our website : www.stbartvilla.com
12 St Barth Weekly n0137








Bordeaux Wine Tasting At La Mandala
after a week traveling around the
United States, five wine growers or
sommeliers representing the best
vintages from Bordeaux made a 24-hour
stop in Saint Barth. Last Friday, a little
before lunch, at La Mandala, they presented
the fine wines from their chateaux to
experts in Saint Barth, who were able to
taste for themselves. On the menu: Saint
Esthbphe Chiteau L'Argilus du Roi (former
Svintner at Chiteau Rothschild), Haut-
M6doc Chiteau Bernadotte, Pessac-L6og-
nan Chiteau Carbonnieux, Saint Julien
Chateau Leoville Poyferr6, Pauillac Pichon
Lalande, Saint Emilion Chiteau Figeac, and
Grange Neuve Chiteau Figeac
\-e ,., to, Mr Cantorne, O. of
Veyret Latour, Count Eric D'Aramon of
S. 'Perrinof
Carbonnieux, Yann Mesle of the Grands I
de France Saint Barth, Daniel Passeri,
owner of the Grands Vins de France,
Pierre Bat, f rom Veyret Latour, and
D".. E . ofl,,, ', ,


ast year,
Neil
d'Our-
son exhibited
"Sea Quark
Variations," a
sculpture with a
base of real sea-
fan coral cov-
ered with metal
and designed in
harmony with
the law of the golden ratio,
the absolute conception of
beauty in imitating nature.
This sculptor/visual artist
is back again this year at
Gallery Porta 34, from
February 1-7, 2008 with
his "Fragments of
Women," or sculptures
made with molds of body
parts cast in metal, brass
and/or silver. According to
the artist, these sculptures
are meant to "stop time
with a smile, an expres-
St Barth Weekly n0137


sion, or part ot a body, and
thus show our differences
in an artistic look at the
human form. I explain this
idea when I choose my
models, so with the okay
of the "living sculpture," I
make the mold for the frag-
ment of the body selected.
To personalize the work, I
ask for a lock of hair,
which accompanies the
sculpture," says the artist.
Neil d'Ourson
at Gallery Porta 34,
February 1-7, 2008


O5_,QO.


m59 P P0




H At your services


WANDA COIFFURE
HAIR DRESSING
SALON
MANICURE

Kerastase
L'Or6al
GUSTAVIA 0590 27 78 62

Ex.,rr.' in* Fine e Rare win&.,
ABSOLUTELY WINE
S ^ A large selection of grands crus
Champagne Billecart salmon
Armagnac, Calvados, Rhum, French Vodka
Foie gras, Salt of Wine
s.;,,,n-Br,,,,,, Wine tasting every day at the shop
Easy to park your car & Free delivery
Your Wine Shop in Grand-Fond
Tel./Fax : 05 90 52 20 96
open Monday to Saturday
9:30am to 12:30am 2:00pm to 6:30pm


RIrAT-CRIEATIV E-TIM E.
POTTERY PAINTING, ALL
BEAD JEWELRY
STJEAN n frontof Nkk lch 05 90 27 97 31


Kiki-e MoA
Caterer-Deli-Restaurant
4r 94 Specialitis Italiens
GKi.H Mo 0.ri-i M0o
,/'. Private Chef, Deliveries, -rUTE
Shopping

Open 9h-22h Daily Tel: 0590 27 90 65


Solution
Check the solutions
to the Sudoku


S1 8 1 6 |3 I9 2 5417
5 4 2 7 8 1 6 93
7 9 3 6 5 4 8 1 2
4 5 2 7 8 6
415119 13 2
617 1T41 4 12 319
3 2986 74 51
913 172418 365
5 13 5 19 1 17 k8
8113 15 1 17 16 4




H Classified ads


Lovely two bedroom villa, includ-
ing kitchen, living room, two baths,
plunge pool and garage in a nice
modern decor. Large deck with a
sofa area in order to enjoy the
morning and afternoon sun.
Price: 795 00e
Beautiful parcel of land located high
on the hillside overlooking Petit and
Grand Cul de Sac on about half an
acre with a 180 degree ocean view.
It is offered for sale with a building
permit for a two or three bedroom
villa with a pool. Price: 2 900 00e
Tel.: 05 90 29 88 91
www.sibarth.com
eal Estate
For sale, a 3 bedroom villa
with pool with beautiful view
situated on the hillside of
Vitet. Very interesting price.
Not to be missed. Contact St.
Barth Property/ S'ilci,'",
International Realty :
0590 29 75 05

For sale, a land with dramatic
view situated in D6v6 with a
building permit for a 2 bed-
room villa with pool. Contact
St. Barth Property /Sotheby's
International Realty :
0590 29 75 05

Marigot: Very nice 2 bedroom
apartment like a small house,
recently renovated, nice decor


and paintings, large view on
Tortue Island and Marigot
Bay. Contact Immobarth
Agency Benoit Loriou:
06 90 465 833

Vitet : BF c.iili.i.Lii view
above Toiny and Petit Cul de
Sac, facing the ocean, uphill.
For this charming villa with 3
bedrooms, 4 bath, pool, deck,
large piece of land sqm 2 200.
Contact: Immobarth Agency
i.T i, ,ilI 1.!i,, ,u 06 90 465 833

Extremely Rare. Spacious
apartment 3 bedrooms, office
and pool. Seaview on Eden
Rock Hotel. Contact
Immobarth Agency /
Christophe Sachot:
05 90 519 519.

Land
For sale, 3 lands with very
beautiful views, situated in a
subdivision on the hillside of
Lurin. Contact St. Barth
Property/Sotheby's
International Realty :
0590 29 75 05

Anse des Cayes : Beautiful
piece of land, nice view on the
ocean, Building permit for a 3
bedroom villa with large pool.
Size about sqm 600. Contact
Immobarth Agency / Benoit
Loriou: 06 90 465 833


* Puzzle "t
There's no math involved. The grid has numbers, but nothing
has to add up to anything else. You solve the puzzle with rea-
soning and logic. It's fun. It's challenging. It's addictive!"Fill
in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3
box contains -iI' 1ii., 1 through 9."That's all there is to it.

8 6 2 5 4 7
5 2 7 1
6 8
5 9 7 6
7 4 3
3 9 6 7 5
7 5
-o
5 3 9 1 8
8 3 5 1 9


-LBrf
Hropete


l N IMMO BUSINESS
Rue de la Republique
Gustavia- BP 119
97133 Saint Barth61emy
ST61. : 05 90 292 298
Cell :06 90 39 85 86
BUSINESS Fax:05 90 293 295
immo-business@orange fr
S.- wwwimmo-business.net

SAINT JEAN
Dream location for this lovely three-bedroom villa
just steps from the beach in Saint Jean.
Contemporary furniture, finely appointed, with views
of Saint Jean Bay, this villa has a lot to offer !
Must be seen.
Asking price: 1,690,000 euros

Land with building permit and beautiful view.
Contact us for price.

COMPLEX OF 2.4000 SQUARE METERS.
with three independent villas,
located in the residential neighborhood of Pointe Milou.
Asking price: 3,500,000 euros

For additional information:
Tel 05 90 29 22 98 Cell 06 90 39 85 86
immo-business@orange.fr







4Z ~r


I -~
ai~


"'' : ,"' i
j

.L!


F6


I-I
rr M
,?
*~ '<^
^ '-- ^i


rI jf


Lii7


N *


3 *"
f- M




Full Text

PAGE 1

Local News in English FREE Published by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" 05 90 27 65 19 stbarthweekly@wanadoo.fr WEEKLY N¡137 February 1st, 2008 St-Barth St-BarthWEEKLY Neil d'Ourson At Gallery Porta 34

PAGE 2

David Grodberg is a happy man: the 2008 dental meeting he organizes with local dentist Franois Clous was a big success. "We had 53 dentists, the most we've ever had for one week, with a total of 118 people including families," he explains. In past years there has been a second week of the dental gathering but Grodberg says that was simply "too exhausting." This year's guest speaker was Dr. Lou Graham who spoke on the topic of "Recent Innovations in Restorative Dentistry," during the week of January 21-25. "People attended almost every session, he was a great speaker," nods Grodberg in appreciation. This year was also challenging in new ways: the host hotel for the meeting since its inception had been The Christopher in Pointe Milou, which closed last spring, leaving Grodberg to find new meeting facilities and deal with a potential housing crisis. "Half of the dentists used to stay at the Christopher, there was a real sense of camaraderie there. They could sit by the pool and discuss dentistry." This year many of the dentists were in villas (Grodberg worked with Sibarth, Marla, and The New Agency) as well as hotels such as Village Saint Jean, the Tropical, and Emeraude Plage. The new meeting space was the meeting room at the Capitainerie, next to the Port offices on the main dock in Gustavia. "It was wonderful there, very comfortable, and in a dramatic location," says Grodberg. "We had a wine-tastingÑ wines from Le Gout de Vin with hors d'oeuvres from the Wall HouseÑfor 80 people with the French doors open onto the terrace overlooking the port." There was also a dinner for 86 at Le Tamarin. "Cooking for 86 people at the same time can be hard," says Grodberg, "it was lovely there under the trees, with live music and dancing. Everybody loved it." The 2008 dental conference sold out quickly, with many repeat customers. "They love the beauty of the island, and the safety here," points out Grodberg, "as well as the quality of the speakers. During the year I get an average of two letters per week from dentists who would like to speak here. The attendees also get see things from a broader scope: specialists hear about what's going on in the rest of the profession." Next year's dates have been set: January 19-23, 2009 with Gary M.Reiser, DDS, speaking on the "Planning & Surgical Treating Site Specific Restorative Based Periodontal Problems." Details can be found at www.stbarthdental.com (a site created by dentist Richard Weledniger, who attends the conference every year). Smile! Saint Barth Dental Conference ASuccess 0 0 2 2St Barth Weekly n¡137

PAGE 4

0 0 4 4St Barth Weekly n¡137 L'Esprit Salines RestaurantDinner Daily Menu Asian Lunch Menu Take AwayTropical Garden 7 days a week come & taste the differenceClose to Salines BeachReservations 0590 52 46 10 lesprit3@wanadoo.fr NEW Political Party UMP In Saint Barth Having reached the required number of 200 members, the local branch of the UMPpolitical party (that of French president Nicolas Sarkozy) will be transformed into a federation in the next few months. This allows it to be represented on the national committee that defines the political orientation for the party. In fact, on March 29, a local committee of 14 people will be elected from among the 200+ members. Along with the four territorial council members who are members of the UMPÑNils Dufau, MarithŽ Weber, Yves GrŽaux, and Bruno MagrasÑthey will make up the Territorial Committee of the UMPFederation in Saint BarthŽlemy. Their first order of business will be to elect a committee president during their inaugural meeting on April 11, 2008. Tuesday, February 5, Mardi Gras Parade After the school kids parade through the streets on Friday, February (as of 2pm) near the Anglican Church, the big Mardi Gras parade gets underway on Tuesday, February 5ÑFat Tuesday. Eleven groupsÑsome with floatsÑ are scheduled to march in the parade, which draws a few thousand people to Gustavia each year. The parade leaves the commercial dock in Public at 3pm sharp and goes through town to the far side of the harbor (La Pointe). An event not to be missed. Due to the large crowds and for safety reasons, traffic and parking are strictly controlled (as outlined here): As of 2pm and during the rest of the parade, all access and traffic is PROHIBITED throughout Gustavia. Taxis have special authorization to take people from the industrial zone in Public as far as the parking lot at the entry to Gustavia, and back, from 2pm3pm, and from 4:30pm until the end of the parade. Parking is prohibited as of 2pm in the streets of Gustavia and until the parade is over. It is advised to leave all vehicles in parking lots such as in the industrial zone of Public or at the commercial dock in Public. Finally, please note that the consummation of alcohol on the public streets and especially along the parade route is against the law. The most fun is had by those who don a costume and take part in the celebration!

PAGE 6

0 0 6 6St Barth Weekly n¡137 The body of 52 year-old JeanLuc Nony was found on Wednesday, January 23, a little before noon, in the bay of Saint Jean. Employees at Nikki Beach found the body and pulled it aboard their dinghy in order to bring it back to the beach where firemen tried in vain for a good half hour to revive the victim via cardiac massage. The restaurant staff as well as the firemen had been alerted by a witness at the Eden Rock who noted a man in difficulty, hanging on to a buoy about 300 feet from the shore, alternating gestures of distress with signs of drowning. When his bag was found on the deserted beach later that evening, it was possible to identify the victim. According to the police, the man was a Parisian notary, alone on vacation for a week, and who became ill while in the water, but they did not indicate if his death was due to a physical problem (such as a heart attack) or from drowning. The body was sent back to France on Tuesday or Wednesday. Strong Currents This Time Of YearNo matter what caused this particular death, fire chief Jean-Louis Danet reminds us that at this time of year, the bays of Saint Jean and Lorient are subject to very strong underwater currents and swimmers should be especially prudent in proximity to the coral reefs. He notes that unless you are a very strong swimmer, it is better to stay closer to the shore. According to our archives, the last drowning in Saint BarthŽlemy took place in 2002 when an American citizen, an 82 year-old woman, drowned near the small island of Fourchue while snorkeling along the coast. OOO, A French Association To Support Barack ObamaCreated on January 7, 2008, OOO Overseas Obama Organizationis a new French association of overseas residents whose sole goal is to support Barack Obama in his quest of the Democratic nomination for the US presidential elections set to take place next November. Christian Bidonnot, publisher of Top Dom (the "who's who" of overseas France residents), is the creator of the group, whose members, for the time being, are but few. But the association hopes to attract political, economic, and cultural decision makers from the French overseas departments and territories in order to form an AfroFrench Diaspora that would lend moral and media support to the black candidate, as well as promote the French overseas regions to Americans. Among its planned activities, OOO hopes to organize a first trip to the Democratic Convention in Denver, Colorado, this summer, and in case of an Obama victory, to the inaugural ceremonies in Washington, D.C. Drowning In Saint Jean

PAGE 7

St Barth Weekly n¡13707 Leaf through up a copy of this year's Pure magazine, and you'll see a beautiful, smiling photograph of David Henderson, hotel manager extraordinaire. Whether you met him in the old days at Autour du Rocher or more recently at the Toiny, where he is just finishing a 15-year tenure as manager of the 4star Relais & Chateaux hotel, he has been a man about the island for some time. "I came for the first time in 1982 when my sister Wendy was living in Saint Barth," he recalls. By the early 80s, he had been in hotel management since the age of 17 in his native Scotland, but found he was too young to be promoted any further at that time. "A friend of mine showed me a place on Cooper Island near Tortola. From there I went to see my sister in Saint Barth, which I'd never heard of at the time," he says. "I didn't want anything to do with hotels, so my first job was painting the roof of the Tamarin restaurant." From there, Henderson took a job at Autour du Rocher, a small nightclub and offbeat hotel that burned down in 1991. "I ran it for the owners then leased it from 1983-1991," he notes. Talking to Henderson about Autour du Rocher is like turning back the pages in the history book of Saint Barth, with names like Larry Gray and Jimmy Buffett popping up. "An electrical fixture behind the DJ booth had faulty wiring and that's where the fire started," he explains. Through his friend, Xavier David (a local building engineer), Henderson got a job at Hibiscus, a restaurant/small hotel in Gustavia. "I put money into it, then found out I'd been paying the wrong people and came in one day and it was all sealed up," he says. Then Xavier David told Henderson about a new hotel in Toiny, and he was hired there as assistant manager, then was promoted to full manager when Laurie Smith, the manager, went back to the UK. "I got the job by default," he says, noting that the job lasted from 1996 through the end of January 2008 (the Toiny was sold to a group of American investors in 2006). For the past few years, in partnership with Smith (who runs 22 Jermyn Street, a boutique hotel in London, UK), Henderson has been leasing and running another small hotel in Saint BarthÑLes Islets de la Plage in Saint JeanÑ through another lead from Xavier David. "He is my patron saint," says Henderson. "At Les Islets, which I had never even heard of until then, we found St. Barth as it was back then. It's a great place with a huge, repeat clientele. People have been coming back for more than 20 years." But now that the Toiny experience is behind him, what is next for Henderson? Does his future still have Saint Barth in the cards? "The island is changing so much, it's so much more money-oriented," he says. "In the old days it didn't matter if you had two dollars or two million dollars. Today there is no housing for the personnel and the cost of living is so high." Yet with his partner, Laurent, and his dog Rusty, Henderson is a very private person who has enjoyed over 25 years on the island, in what he refers to "as my own private world." Currently in Scotland collecting his thoughts, Henderson will be back on the island soon. With three business propositions on the table, my bet is he'll soon be back in the saddle at the start of another Saint Barth adventure. By Ellen Lampert-GrŽaux H™tel Baie des Anges • Flamands • 0590 27 63 61 Michel and his staff are happy to welcome you to their pool-side restaurant for lunch & dinner. Lobsters Fresh From The Tank100 g for 6 euros David Henderson at a Crossroads

PAGE 8

0 0 8 8St Barth Weekly n¡137 First came major work to get the sanitary systems up to new codes, then the 3-star hotel, Village Saint Jean, embraced a new look and new amenities: the parking area has been redone, and the deck around the pool is larger and more private. At the heart of this recent renovation is a superb new building made of IpŽ, a tropical wood, and glass, which houses the hotel's spa/gym. This two-level space has been baptized the "well-being cottage," and was built on the foundation of their former boutique, and is quite frankly a great success. The initial idea for its design came from Bertrand Charneau, owner of the hotel along with his mother Gaby and his sister Catherine. They worked in collaboration with designer Alain Aupy, who gave form to this unique building in Saint Barth, which blends so well with its environment thanks to the glass panels that reflect its immediate surroundings. The first level is dedicated to a relaxation room, very Zen, used for massage and facial treatments, given by five partners selected by the hotel, as well as for private yoga or stretching classes. Upstairs is a classic gym, with weights and workout machines as well as a view of St Jean bay: you can ride the stationary bike looking out at the little island of Bonhomme: ah, paradise! Services are for clients as well as residents. The parking area of the hotel has been repaved with warm-toned stones found nearby: elegant, natural, and unassuming. Pergolas in wood will be covered with flora (bougainvillea plants are rapidly growing) to offer shade as well as embellish the parking area and screen the pool deck, which has been completely redone. The pool itself was retiled in small, dark blue mosaic, while the decks were enlarged and made of IpŽ for a fresh, new look. And for those who like to play pŽtanque, a small boules court has been put in for a little relaxation in the evening. ©Alain CharlotBig Changes At Village Saint-Jean

PAGE 10

Au Port 05.90.27 62 36 Bte ˆ Z'Ailes05 90 29 74 09 C C a a r r l l G G u u s s t t a a f f ( ( L L e e ) ) 0 0 5 5 . . 9 9 0 0 . . 2 2 9 9 7 7 9 9 0 0 0 0 CafŽ Victoire05.90.29.02.39 Caviar Island09 90 52 46 11 Do Brazil05.90.29 06 66 Eddy's Restaurant05.90.27 54 17 Jao05.90.29 52 24 La Crperie05 90 27 84 07 La Mandala05.90.27 96 96 La Marine05.90.27 68 91 La Route des Boucaniers05.90.27 73 00 Le Bistro05.90.27 51 51 La Saladerie05 90 27 52 48 Le Sapotiller05.90.27 60 28 O'Corner05.90.51.00.05 Le Vietnam05 90 27 81 37 Pipiri Palace05.90.27 53 20 Repaire des Rebelles 05.90.27 72 48 The Strand05.90.27.63.77 Ti Zouk K'fŽ05 90 27 90 60 Wall House 05.90.27 71 83 Esprit Saline05.90.52 46 10 Grain de Sel05.90.52 46 05 Le Tamarin05 90 27 72 12 Pacri 05.90.29.35.63 K'fŽ Massa•05.90.29 76 78 Le Bouchon05 90 27 79 39 Le Wok 05 90 27 52 52 Le Portugal ˆ St Barth05 90 27 68 59 Le RŽgal05.90.29 85 26 Hostellerie des 3 Forces05 90 27 61 25 Le Ga•ac (H™tel Le Toiny)05.90.27 88 88 Tantra05 90 27 68 09 Eden Rock05.90.29 79 99 Hideaway05.90.27.63.62 Kiki e Mo05.90.27.70.47 Le Diamant05 90 29 21 97 Le Jardin05 90 27 73 62 Le Glacier05 90 27 71 30 Le Piment05.90.27.53.88 La Plage05.90.27.53.13 Le Cesar05.90.27 70 67 Nikki Beach05.90.27.64.64 "Z"05 90 27 53 00 Ti St-Barth05.90.27 97 71 BartolomŽo (H™tel Guanahani)05.90.27 66 60 Indigo (H™tel Guanahani)05 90 27 66 60 Kazz'n Blues05 90 52 21 26 Restaurant des Pcheurs (Le Sereno)05.90.29.83.00 Franois Plantation 05.90.29 80 22 Les Bananiers05.90.27.93.48 Chez Rolande05.90.29 76 78 La Case de l'Ile 05.90.27 61 81 La Langouste05.90.27.63.61 Ta•wana 05.90.27 65 01 Chez Ginette05.90.27.66.11 Chez Yvon05.90.29 86 81 Fellini Ristorante (H™tel Le Manapany)05.90.27.66.55 Santa FŽ05.90.27.61.04 Lurin Anse des Cayes Flamands Colombier Grand Cul de Sac Pointe Milou Saint Jean Toiny Vitet Corossol Lorient Saline GustaviaG GA A S S T T R R O O N N O O M M Y Y 1 1 0 0St Barth Weekly n¡137 St Barth WEEKLYPublished by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" ISSN-1766-9278Ph. : 05.90.27.65.19Fax : 05.90.27.91.60 e e m m a a i i l l : : s s t t b b a a r r t t h h w w e e e e k k l l y y @ @ w w a a n n a a d d o o o o . . f f r r www.stbarthweekly.comDirector & layout : Aviga‘l Haddad Chief Editor: Pierrette Guiraute, Translation : Ellen Lampert Greaux, Photographe : Rosemond Greaux Impression : Daily Herald Stay in touch WHEREVER YOU ARE EVERY FRIDAY ATwww.stbarthweekly.com

PAGE 11

Live Music Every Evening Lounge mix by Jacques Dumas, 7:30 pm to 1 am, Bar't™, hotel Guanahani, Grand Cul de Sac KJ Denhert & the New York Unit, Urban Folk & Jazz, from 9:00 pm to midnight, Bet'a Z'ailes, Gustavia Alan Landry, piano, 6pm, except Sunday, Kazz'n Blues, Grand Cul de Sac PapaGuyo and Friends, Live Music, at La Plage, St Jean From Monday to Saturday Isabelle Blanc, on the piano starting at 7:30pm, Ga•ac restaurant, H™tel le Toiny From Sunday to W ednesday StŽphane Cano, sunset live music, from 6:00 pm Carl Gustav Hotel, Gustavia From thursday to Saturday Christine Gordon, sunset live music, from 6:00 pm Carl Gustav Hotel, GustaviaLet's Party T uesday Chic & Romantic, Jazz blues, Saoul, Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou W ednesday From 60's to the 80's, Funny & Sexy spectacle with glamourous dancers, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou Thursday Angels party, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou Sunday Brunch at Manapany, Mix music, from noon to 3:00 pmNight Club Every night K N'B Private Club, Grand Cul de Sac Beach Casa Nikki, Gustavia Yacht Club, Gustavia Bubbles Club, Gustavia Hot Spot CafŽ, Lurin Monday Electro evening, Yacht Club, Gustavia T uesday Caribbean Influence, Yacht Club, Gustavia -Pink Party, dress code white & pink, Casa Nikki, Gustavia W ednesday We never know Evening, Yacht Club, Gustavia Thursday Pure House Evening, Yacht Club, GustaviaFashion Show Everyday 1:302 pm, Case de l'”le, Isle de France, Flamands 1.30pm & 8:30pm, fashion show featuring Wild Side, La Plage, St Jean Every T uesday 6:30 pm, H™tel Isle de France Boutique, Flamands 9:30 pm, Fashion Show by Carole G, Ti St Barth, Pointe MilouExhibitions Bruno Prost, "Cactus made in St Barth" Wall House Restaurant, Gustavia Dave Stevenson Jewelry & sculpture les Artisans, Gustavia Through February 7 Neil D'Ourson Gallery Porta 34 Gustavia Through February 15 Group Show to b.art Gallery, Gustavia. Through February 28, 2008 Richard Prince Previews New Paintings at Eden Rock Hotel Gallery Sandra's Art Gallery, Gustavia. T TI I M M E EO OU U T T W W h h e e r r e e t t o o g g o o d d a a n n c c i i n n g g ? ? S S e e e e a a n n a a r r t t e e x x h h i i b b i i t t ? ? L L i i s s t t e e n n t t o o l l i i v v e e m m u u s s i i c c ? ? T T i i m m e e O O u u t t k k e e e e p p s s y y o o u u u u p p t t o o d d a a t t e e o o n n l l o o c c a a ll h h a a p p p p e e n n i i n n g g s s . . L L e e t t ' ' s s p p a a r r t t y y ! ! CARNIVAL Sunday January 27 Pre Carnival parades : Sunday afternoons at sunset in the streets of Gustavia theme Black and Red Monday February 4 Parade in pajamas T uesday February 5 Mardi Gras parade W ednesday February 6 Burning of Vaval (black and white)

PAGE 12

S SE E E E N N I I N NS ST TB BA A R R T T H H 1 1 2 2St Barth Weekly n¡137 1) Austin and Anne Starkey of Princeton, NJ 2) Karen and John Cunningham of Villanova, PA 3) British set designer Richard Bullwinkle 4) Marjory Romney and Charles Darden 5) Mimi Head and Andrew Radcliffe2 bedrooms 2,5 baths with stunning view Exquisite furnishing and decor, among the finest on island Very quiet yet close to airport and Gustavia. Also available 3000m2hillside land with permit Amazing view001 610 587 7441 and 001 610 775 1553. or visit our website : www.stbartvilla.com LUXURY OCEANFRONT VILLAFOR SALELucy Day threw a lovely 70th birthday party for her husband Nat at their villa in Pointe Milou, with a wonderful dinner by Bertrand Dantec, The Food Lover. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NAT! Nat (the birthday boy!) and Lucy Day 1 2 3 4 5

PAGE 13

St Barth Weekly n¡1371 1 3 3Last year, Neil d'Ourson exhibited "Sea Quark Variations," a sculpture with a base of real seafan coral covered with metal and designed in harmony with the law of the golden ratio, the absolute conception of beauty in imitating nature. This sculptor/visual artist is back again this year at Gallery Porta 34, from February 1-7, 2008 with his "Fragments of Women," or sculptures made with molds of body parts cast in metal, brass and/or silver. According to the artist, these sculptures are meant to "stop time with a smile, an expression, or part of a body, and thus show our differences in an artistic look at the human form. I explain this idea when I choose my models, so with the okay of the "living sculpture," I make the mold for the fragment of the body selected. To personalize the work, I ask for a lock of hair, which accompanies the sculpture," says the artist. Neil d'Ourson at Gallery Porta 34, February 1-7, 2008 Bordeaux Wine Tasting At La Mandala After a week traveling around the United States, five wine growers or sommeliers representing the best vintages from Bordeaux made a 24-hour stop in Saint Barth. Last Friday, a little before lunch, at La Mandala, they presented the fine wines from their chateaux to experts in Saint Barth, who were able to taste for themselves. On the menu: Saint Esthphe Ch‰teau L'Argilus du Roi (former vintner at Ch‰teau Rothschild), HautMŽdoc Ch‰teau Bernadotte, Pessac-LŽognan Ch‰teau Carbonnieux, Saint Julien Ch‰teau LŽoville PoyferrŽ, Pauillac Pichon Lalande, Saint Emilion Ch‰teau Figeac, and Grange Neuve Ch‰teau Figeac(Left to right): Mr Cantorne, director of Veyret Latour, Count Eric D'Aramon of Ch‰teau Figeac, Philibert Perrin of Carbonnieux, Yann Mesle of the Grands Vins de France Saint Barth, Daniel Passeri, owner of the Grands Vins de France, Pierre Bat, sommelier from Veyret Latour, and Didier Cuvelier of LŽoville PoyferrŽ,NEILD'OURSONATGALLERYPORTA34

PAGE 14

At your services GUSTAVIA0590 27 78 62HAIR DRESSING SALON MANICUREKerastase L'OrÂŽalWANDA COIFFURE Solution Check the solutions to the Sudoku

PAGE 15

Classified ads Real EstateFor sale, a 3 bedroom villa with pool with beautiful view situated on the hillside of Vitet. Very interesting price. Not to be missed. Contact St. Barth Property/ Sotheby's International Realty : 0590 29 75 05 For sale, a land with dramatic view situated in DŽvŽ with a building permit for a 2 bedroom villa with pool. Contact St. Barth Property /Sotheby's International Realty : 0590 29 75 05 Marigot: Very nice 2 bedroom appartment like a small house, recently renovated, nice decor and paintings, large view on Tortue Island and Marigot Bay. Contact Immobarth Agency Beno”t Loriou: 06 90 465 833 Vitet: Breathtaking view above Toiny and Petit Cul de Sac, facing the ocean, uphill. For this charming villa with 3 bedrooms, 4 bath, pool, deck, large piece of land sqm 2 200. Contact : Immobarth Agency /Beno”t Loriou: 06 90 465 833 Extremely Rare.Spacious apartment 3 bedrooms, office andpool. Seaview on Eden Rock Hotel. Contact : Immobarth Agency / Christophe Sachot : 05 90 519 519. LandFor sale, 3 lands with very beautiful views, situated in a subdivision on the hillside of Lurin. Contact St. Barth Property/Sotheby's International Realty : 0590 29 75 05 Anse des Cayes : Beautiful piece of land, nice view on the ocean, Building permit for a 3 bedroom villa with large pool. Size about sqm 600. Contact Immobarth Agency / Beno”t Loriou: 06 90 465 833 PuzzleThere's no math involved. The grid has numbers, but nothing has to add up to anything else. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic. It's fun. It's challenging. It's addictive!"Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9."That's all there is to it.www.sudokustar.fr IMMO BUSINESS Rue de la RŽpublique Gustavia BP119 97133 Saint BarthŽlemy TŽl. : 05 90 292 298 Cell : 06 90 39 85 86 Fax : 05 90 293 295 immo-business@orange.fr www.immo-business.net For additional information: Tel 05 90 29 22 98 Cell 06 90 39 85 86 immo-business@orange.fr SAINT JEAN Dream location for this lovely three-bedroom villa just steps from the beach in Saint Jean. Contemporary furniture, finely appointed, with views of Saint Jean Bay, this villa has a lot to offer ! Must be seen. Asking price: 1,690,000 euros Land with building permit and beautiful view. Contact us for price. COMPLEX OF 2,4000 SQUARE METERS, with three independent villas, located in the residential neighborhood of Pointe Milou. Asking price: 3,500,000 euros Lovely two bedroom villa, including kitchen, living room, two baths, plunge pool and garage in a nice modern dŽcor. Large deck with a sofa area in order to enjoy the morning and afternoon sun. Price: 795 000 Beautiful parcel of land located high on the hillside overlooking Petit and Grand Cul de Sac on about half an acre with a 180¡degree ocean view. It is offered for sale with a building permit for a two or three bedroom villa with a pool. Price: 2 900 000 Tel. : 05 90 29 88 91 www.sibarth.com