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    Re: Forum Get Together Tuesday February 7 - 6:00 pm

    Paul and I are "in"! Thanks for organizing Libby!
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    Re: Sorrento or Positano?

    And by the way, I'm now a Virtuoso Travel Advisor specializing in Italy and the Caribbean so if you need more detailed help (with hotels, tours, activities, transportation) I'm available.
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    Re: Sorrento or Positano?

    Buongiorno! My favorite time of year to visit the Amalfi Coast (and Italy in general) is late May/early June, or September. Last summer I was invited to a friend's 60th in Amalfi in mid-July......
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    Wow, lots of wacked out responses to this...

    Wow, lots of wacked out responses to this thread... certainly touched a nerve, but really folks, read the comments before you go off on bizarre assumptions and tangents. I just highlighted one...
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    Many of you are missing the point. I am not...

    Many of you are missing the point. I am not asking for new laws... I'm just asking for the laws to be enforced, or rather, asking why they aren't when the majority of people don't smoke. Re asking...
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    I had great guidance from LindaP and also from...

    I had great guidance from LindaP and also from you (re the rental car in particular, Triple K was a great call, thanks!) and from our local friends on the island. We felt like we saw the majority of...
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    I agree, Linda, the owner of Jacala was very...

    I agree, Linda, the owner of Jacala was very charming and friendly, spoke to us for about 15-20 minutes after lunch (over lemon rum, yum). He and the chef are partners, they used to run the...
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    well Diana if you're correct then I'm wondering...

    well Diana if you're correct then I'm wondering why business is so slow, why there was such a marked difference between the two islands? My point about the status quo did not refer to the island...
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    Hi Cass, sure, I'll be happy to speak to the...

    Hi Cass, sure, I'll be happy to speak to the restaurant quality in Anguilla vs. St. Barth. We too have never been as impressed with the majority of SBH restaurants. Like you we always had our...
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    I just returned and from my unscientific...

    I just returned and from my unscientific appraisal, the restaurants were half empty, the villa companies are flooding my emailbox begging for my business ... in FEBRUARY, their biggest month ......
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    And Ricky, that's why I have never eaten at Le...

    And Ricky, that's why I have never eaten at Le Repaire... inhaling fumes with my meal is not appealing to me in the least.
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    Just as an FYI, when I went to the Sorbonne in...

    Just as an FYI, when I went to the Sorbonne in 1975-76 the French had an aggressive anti-smoking campaign which included (if I recall correctly, it was a lifetime ago) free acupuncture. Over the...
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    Yes, Andy, we did, we went to a bunch of them. ...

    Yes, Andy, we did, we went to a bunch of them. We stayed on Meads Bay Beach (great for walking to all of our favorite restaurants) and went to Shoal Bay East, Shoal Bay West, Maundays Bay,...
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    Exactly my point. It has gotten progressively...

    Exactly my point. It has gotten progressively worse over the last 3 or 4 years. We've been coming to the island for about 14 years and have fallen in love with it (as we all have). But this is a...
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    Peter, the beaches were AMAZING!!! ...

    Peter, the beaches were AMAZING!!!

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    Smoking and an informal SBH/AXA comparison

    So we spent a week in SBH this year, very short for us but we wanted to check out Anguilla. We have friends who live there and we decided to branch out to another island for one major reason: the...
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    Ames, I wish our dinner there 2 weeks ago had...

    Ames, I wish our dinner there 2 weeks ago had reflected that "rising star" talent. We went with NoŽl & JoŽl to Tuesday Fish Market Night and it was a disappointment. Paul had to return his dinner...
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    Just returned from Anguilla on Saturday and...

    Just returned from Anguilla on Saturday and found this article pretty accurate... with one big exception: there is no way you're gonna have lunch at Straw Hat for $40 for 2 people. We just had...
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    So sorry we'll miss what is sure to be a stellar...

    So sorry we'll miss what is sure to be a stellar event with all my favorite people! We head to Anguilla on Saturday. Are you here now Dennis? If so we'll stop by and say hi.
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    And the restaurant at La Concha is great --- and...

    And the restaurant at La Concha is great --- and gorgeous!
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    If you want the "old town" vs beach experience,...

    If you want the "old town" vs beach experience, try El Convento, a beautiful historic property which is walking distance to some great restaurants (but not the beach). It's only about 15 min from the...
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    Thanks!!!

    Thanks!!!
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    Car rental recommendations on Anguilla?

    Paul and I are headed to Anguilla for the first time after a week in SBH. Any recommendations for a car rental company? We have a friend who lives there but I'm not sure she's the right person to...
  24. JEK this guide is excellent! Glad to see some...

    JEK this guide is excellent! Glad to see some places that I frequented when I lived there (a LONG time ago) and studied at the Sorbonne. Thanks for sharing it and please thank your daughter for...
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    #TBT - SBH Pix from 1982

    So Ellen & Rosemond were chez nous last week and a close friend brought over pix from her honeymoon in 1982, part of which was spent on our favorite isle. E&R had a ball identifying various houses...
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    Long weekend visit by SBHonliners

    Paul and I hosted Ellen & Rosemond and Kathy & Tom (Katva & Tomva) Lipscomb this past weekend at our beach house in Rehoboth. Fun times with a dinner party at our friend's house on Thursday night,...
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    So many beautiful photos... I wish we had more...

    So many beautiful photos... I wish we had more walls! Great seeing you and we'll see you in August at the beach!
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    Loved the Miramare as well! You have lots of...

    Loved the Miramare as well! You have lots of great choices, have fun researching! If you end up in Rome at all I can highly recommend the St. Regis. We're here right now and we're living it!
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    A quick update on the United response: with a...

    A quick update on the United response: with a little persistence I received 35,000 miles and a $350 flight coupon. Of course I still have to fly United to take advantage of their compensation......
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    Missy and I started our own version of "Happy -...

    Missy and I started our own version of "Happy - SBH" when we were there in March. It was a great idea but I soon realized it was too big a project for 2 beach bums to take on. This version far...
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    Toni, I agree with the Sorrento crowd, more to...

    Toni, I agree with the Sorrento crowd, more to see/do and very convenient to your other destinations. However, just to throw another choice into the mix, have you looked at Praiano? That's where...
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    I have some experience with this from a few years...

    I have some experience with this from a few years ago. We were given a magnum of VC Grande Dame for our 25th anniversary which I saved to drink on my 50th birthday. We went through the hassle of...
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    I really have to thank Ellen for making the...

    I really have to thank Ellen for making the original connection & alerting me that Josh & Hellie were on my same United Fiasco Flight. The 4 of us have so much in common, it's almost hard to believe....
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    Such a great surprise! I have a feeling we'll...

    Such a great surprise! I have a feeling we'll have lots more fun in Annapolis in the future!
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    So I was with Rosita at the new shop and she told...

    So I was with Rosita at the new shop and she told me to take the pic and post it. Clearly this was way too easy for this crowd! Good one Ame!
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