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  • GramChop's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 10:26 PM
    I‘ve been thinking of you, Dennis, since I read this sad news. You mentioned POK several times over the years in a variety of stories/memories at “toes in the sand” lunches. I remember commenting that I would like to know this colorful character. One evening at La Normandie, during a happy hour, you made that happen! Introductions were made and I settled in to spend the next hour just listening. What a delightful storyteller, recounting an experience that had those “in the know” giggling. I truly felt like the “fly on the wall”, enjoyably eavesdropping. When we parted company, bisous and bonsoirs exchanged, I left feeling like I had just witnessed something that should’ve been saved for a documentary. I know this loss leaves a hole in your (and many other’s) heart; for that, I am deeply...
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  • ehardtke's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 10:11 PM
    Once we figured out what a hassle it was, she decided against it. Whew! Thanks all for the replies!
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  • cec1's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 09:44 PM
    Thanks, Ed . . . helps me to feel like a part of the gathering!
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  • cec1's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 09:42 PM
    If you're interested in a luncheon experience that's authentic to early tourism on St. Barths (say, beginning in late 70s / early 80s), go to Ti Corail. It's VERY small . . . on the beach at Grand Cul de Sac (where you'll find the dive shop, "Ouanalao Dive"). Simple . . . totally unpretentious . . . "food truck" style (which isn't to say that food comes from a truck, but everything is served on paper) . . . "toes in the sand." Reasonable prices. Because of very limited seating, reservations are required.
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  • EddyG's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 09:40 PM
    A few photos from St. Marius Day at Select last week. The Catholic priest in charge of the St. Barth parishes is Father Evariste, who arrived here last year. He and Marius would have been good friends.
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  • cec1's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 09:33 PM
    Amy, you probably also met him (at least to say "hello") on a couple of occasions at Normandie cocktail parties . . . Peter usually attended -- sometimes with Laurence. In those years, however . . . while he hadn't lost his many strongly held -- sometimes outrageous! -- opinions, he had become less vigorous in asserting them. He, nonetheless, continued to be a social animal. (As Laurence noted on Facebook, he often said that the Supermarket was the center of his social life! . . . an experience for me, as well, nearly every time that I go into Marche U!)
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  • amyb's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 08:30 PM
    We met Peter and his wife at Langouste. They were enjoying their last island lunch before departing for their move to France. So friendly.
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  • MartinS's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 08:21 PM
    Sorry to hear of POK passing. I met him while chatting with Marius at the bar one day many years ago. POK, Marius and another guy had a rather animated conversation regarding the new hospital I believe. They went back and forth, arms failing around, I thought they were arguing ! Just as sudden they all laughed, back slapping and they all walked off. After that, every time I saw him he would wave, as if we were old friends. Time's marching on, old faces disappearing.
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  • Cwater's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 07:21 PM
    Larry my heart goes out to you and your family. We have been traveling to our favorite Island since 1987. Often, when dining, we have engaged with singles sitting next to us. There are times that the engagement continues others we understand that they wish to be left alone. I agree with all the suggestions above. I would also seek out all the great bars. All my best
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  • sandypants's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 06:09 PM
    Lunch: Nikki Beach Rose Fridays with live music, and a fashion show. Sunday, if you’re really up for a crazy time. Hotel Toiny Beach Club. They drive you down to the beach (view is amazing) feet in the sand lunch. Take beach towels and go for a swim in their pool. There’s couches, chairs, tables, and umbrellas where you can hang out with drinks before or after. Cheval Blanc. Really nice feet in the sand lunch with a great walk on Flammands. Lil Rock. Another nice feet in the sand spot. Santa Fe Dinner: L’Esprit. Go to Tamarin for drinks before dinner. It’s a magical setting. We’ve always had a nice dinner there, too. Bonito
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  • GMP62's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 05:43 PM
    Larry, our heartfelt condolences to you; so very sorry for your loss. My only suggestion would be when calling the restaurant you’re wanting to dine at for a reservation (since you’re familiar with most of the restaurants), ask them for a quiet table that’s not front and center in the middle of the action. I also agree with Deborah’s suggestion, IF you think you’d like some company at dinner, to let us know. Once again, so sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace. Gayle
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  • cec1's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 05:39 PM
    Great advice, Deborah! I'm sure that anyone in the SBH Online community would be very happy to join Larry in dining together. With respect to Larry's question, because I frequently dine alone at dinner (taking my iPad to catch-up on & respond to messages that I've ignored during the day!), I can attest to comfortable seating for one person in many restaurants -- among those where I frequently sit inconspicuously for dinner are L'Esprit, Eddy's, Zion (the "Chef's Table"), Santa Fe, Pearl Beach, and Le Repaire. You'll have no difficulty, Larry, in finding agreeable seating.
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  • amyb's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 05:29 PM
    Delightful...your research and effort today is appreciated greatly.
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  • JEK's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 05:19 PM
    POK was interviewed for this 2002 article which illustrates his wit and charm. Also, at the end a recounting of a great GREAUX story which punctuated the article perfectly.
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  • Detigi98's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 04:01 PM
    Definitely Carl Gustav. Also Bonito for the scene.
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  • Detigi98's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 04:00 PM
    I would definitely add Carl Gustav to your list for Dinner or appetizers during Sunset. Dover Sole.....
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  • Jread's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 03:43 PM
    I did the antigen at the airport and it was a breeze. Got results in 15 minutes
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  • PeterLynn's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 03:22 PM
    We second L'Esprit for dinner and Sand Bar for lunch. For lunches we also like Santa Fé and 'Lil Rock We always make sure that we have dinner at Orega and La Langouste (service can get a little overwhelmed, so we go early). We also try to make a dinner at Le Bananiers and Le Repaire.
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  • debd's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 03:20 PM
    Hi Larry, So sad and sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. A personal journey to return to the island on your own, for sure. My guess is that Dennis C. (and others) will have suggestions, including dining/bar seating, if that holds any appeal for you. In the meantime though, if you think you may want some dining company, maybe let the group know when you might be there, and people can maybe reach out to you, or you to them, by private message? You may be interested. You may not be. It's your journey to navigate as you will. Again, Larry, my sincerest condolences. Deborah
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  • LDH's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 02:59 PM
    My wife and I have been coming to SB since 1986 but this year I will be alone as she recently passed away. I’m pretty familiar with most of the restaurants but could use some advice/suggestions as to where you think I should dine being alone. Sitting at a table in the middle of the room just doesn’t do it for me. Thank you in advance for any suggestions! Larry H
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 02:41 PM
    RIP. Brought many of us together, in a sense.
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  • ouanalao's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 02:24 PM
    Thank you amyb!
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  • Jread's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 02:11 PM
    For anyone coming with Children who are not vaccinated you need a PCR test for the EHAS for SXM, they will not take an antigen of any kind. When leaving ON FERRY from SBH back to SXM no one asked for the EHAS at all when we arrived and no one asked for it at the airport. Wish I would have known these two things as the EHAS requirement was very stressful and a lot of extra added anxiety to already stressful travel days.
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  • Jread's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 02:06 PM
    Just got back yesterday. Isoletta was our favorite overall. L’Entracte was also very good. Pearl beach was fun and pretty decent but pricey. Sunset drinks at Hotel Christoper was awesome, skip the food.
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  • andynap's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 01:53 PM
    Zion has been getting nice reviews for dinner
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  • Reed's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 01:50 PM
    Condolences to family and friends of Peter. We had a few opportunities to meet him with Dennis Carlton and Ellen. A very interesting fellow. RIP
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  • JEK's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 01:32 PM
    L’Esprit de Jean Claude for dinner Sand Bar for lunch Many other choices for 2 and 3, but these must be on the list!
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  • Laura Sahliyeh's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 01:17 PM
    Three couples will be visiting St. Barts for the first time in late February, staying at the Rosewood Le Guanahani St Barth. From all I’ve read, we need triple this time to experience all the fabulous restaurants on the island…but unfortunately this time we must limit to it to 3 dinners and 3 lunches. What should we NOT miss? Thanks to all, Laura S
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  • julianne's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 12:59 PM
    RIP Peter O’Keefe. He had a perspective on St. Barth like no one else. Witty, intelligent and didn’t “suffer fools gladly”. He certainly left his mark on the island.
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  • elgreaux's Avatar
    01-23-2022, 12:55 PM
    they are one of the event planning companies on the island: https://www.dkeventsbh.com/
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