THE ART OF BEING AN ISLAND
There is nothing better than the trendiest locals or St. Barth long-standing habitués to give the best tips of the island. Choose your interest and enjoy!
Elected the best hand from France in 2011, Christophe who for years led the spas of the hotels Coste and Four Seasons George V has inaugurated his own spa in St. Barth, the By Christophe Marchesseau.
Since then, he is one of the treasures of the island and above all, a symbol of well-being.
Christophe shares with us his five well-being tips in the island:
The Puerto Rican ex-model is one of the gorgeous residents of the island and she has her own beauty square in Gustavia, a supercool nail bar that is a mandatory stop for the women. Idalmi also created eco-friendly nail enamel flasks with the St. Barth’s map.
Ida tells is the island’s beauty secrets:
The Colombian settled in the island years ago. Besides being super cool, Felipe is one of the directors of the trendy Taiwana hotel. Part of the month he is at the island, part he is traveling on business around the world. Massages have become something essential in each of his returns to St. Barth for a good after-flight relaxation. He has already tried all the hands and chose his favorites:
For sport’s lovers, Christian is the person to meet. He is the owner of the famous Form Fitness center at the top of Lurin. You work out looking at the ocean and time just flies. One of the highlights is to have him as a personal trainer but be ready to feel your muscles in action.
His passion however is running, so this is why he is going to give us some tips about it:
The kitesurf champion Rodolphe MacKeene travels the world searching the perfect wind and he chose St. Barth to stablish his company, Rodstuffs that offers the best watersports accessories and equipments and stand up paddleboards for yoga or for three people - yes, you read it right, three people!
Have fun with Rodolphe tips:
Born in St. Barth, Apollon begun surfing when he was 10 at Lorient beach. The passion grew stronger and nowadays, the surfer travels the world searching for the perfect wave. However, it was at St. Barth that he broke every wave and he is going to tell us everything about the sport in the island:
Samy is the coolest! Although he has been in the island only for two years, the American leading the fancy Le Sereno and its innovations knows the best things in life, so no one better than him for boating tips:
If there is a person who helped transforming the island in a perfect and sophisticated wedding synonym, this person is Melanie Smith. The American moved to St. Barth 25 years ago and soon became the first St. Barth wedding planner. The Bucket Regatta, today known as one of the most exclusive superyachts’ regatas in the world. This event, combined with the planning of many extraordinary weddings and events that even includes super famous popstars concerts defined this paradise’s fame.
Years passed by and today, together with Natalie Magnen, her partner at Epic Presentation the island has a surreal weddings and events portfolio. For those who are interested in this subject, Melanie has some tips:
Elected twice as the best flower designer in Europe, the designer known in St. Barths as Varda is also in love with the island. A long-time habitué, he became a citizen four years ago.
A flower designer is an eternal romantic, so no one better to give advices about your honeymoon in the island.
Natalie is one of the Epic Presentation’s partners and together with Melanie they make wonderful weddings. Above all, she is a supermom! The beautiful woman has cute boys and she tell us what to do with kids on the island.
One of the prettiest French women from the island, Elodie is responsible for the Public Relations of the luxurious Cheval Blanc hotel. Synonym of good taste and elegance, Elodie knows everything around here.
She tells us what her favorite stores are:
Lovingly called the “Queen of the Villas”, Anne is the president of the Hotels and Villas Association of the island and the manager of the Eden Rock villas agency. Definitely someone to get to know while there. Anne is always elegant with the loyal company her little puppy Cachou.
She loves fashion and shares her secrets with tips on the chic island’s style:
And of course, the Eden Being Boutique is a true paradise for any fashionista like myself. Located at the Eden Rock hotel, it has a broad variety of the world’s best stylists and ateliers. The team is very attentive and can help you choose from local fashion novelties to the Rolex watches collection buy Bamford.
The designer Donna, known as Donna Del Sol has established on the island in 1994, and since then she has been a reference of good taste in St.Barth. She is one of the coolest people on the island and gives us some jewelry tips:
1. My new jewelry collection is available at Cheval Blanc Boutique showcase.
2. It is easy to see that all of us use a little map of the island in the neck. Nathalie Gums was the creator of this piece, in different colors with and without diamonds. Her store, N G Creations, is a must!
3. Fabienne Miot has made a pearl jewelry collection which is a masterpiece. Her pieces are almost all handmade.
4. The brand Bijoux de la Mer has created the fabulous pieces made of leather and pearls that we locals wear, whether they are bracelets, rings or necklaces.
5. The association Les Artisans has made unique pieces for men and women in silver and gold. Its jewels are created with beautiful semi-precious gemstones, many of them unique.
The island’s gastronomy is thankful to the amazing Italian that brought the most sophisticated from Italy to St. Barth and put the island in a super high quality standard. Besides the L’Isola, critically acclaimed as one of the world’s best restaurants Fabrizio still has the L’Isoletta also in St. Barth and the Via Veneto, in Santa Monica, California. It is between these two places that Bianconi divides the year, thus he knows well the best we have.
Among the male universe, he indicates:
Always impeccable, Fabrice is the smiling face that warmly receives the clients, the guests and friends of the legendary Eden Rock – St. Barth. Artists and lovers of the fine art always felt attracted by the creativity and magic that this hotel irradiates. Having been partners with the prestigious Galeria Gagosian and organizing many prominent exhibitions throughout the year, Fabrice is in love with the subject and shares his opinion about arts in St. Barth:
Known as the queen of the night, Carole is an eternal music lover. She travels the world and brings DJs and international concerts to St. Barth. The island is thankful!
The beauty owns the island’s trendiest restaurant Le Ti St. Barth and the First Class lounge. If you love music, check out Carole’s tips:
The life in the island is full of wine. Be it white, to go with the fish at lunch at the beach or rosé, to salute the late afternoon at the pool or red, to go with the delicious dinner.
Laurent is partners with La Cave du Port, an unmissable wine cellar that offers a diversified selection of more than 200 thousand bottles of wine, Italian and French.
Get ready to make multiple visits to the wine cellar, but Laurent already advances his tips on the subject:
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