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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    So nice to see you here again, Voosh! And, great recollections . . . particularly remembering that un-paved road from Lurin down to St. Jean!
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    Re: Part 7 - November 2019 Trip Report

    Beautiful prose in your writing . . . and Kelly’s lunch looks delicious!
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    Very interesting. For anyone visiting on the island, I recommend that you get over there to tour the ship. I've been a couple of times on another French ship (don't remember the name) visiting in...
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    I don't know about Serge & La Creperie, Kevin. Last I knew of him, he wasn't working & was caring for his father, who was quite sick. That, however, was many years ago.

    Funny that you mention...
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    Re: Rosemond and Marius at Le Select

    Wonderful photos and so great to see everyone celebrating friendship & health!
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    Re: Last Night's Fashion Show

    Great shots, Phil! You don't seem to have had any problem with the new lighting.

    The models are beautiful . . . many of them look new to this year's show (including the male). So glad to have...
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    I'm reminded by an island friend & chronicler of island info that Albert's brother-in-law was named Serge . . . not Dom. He did go on, after leaving La Gloriette, to work for a while at Chez Dom . ....
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    Re: maya's, nikki beach parking

    Cars parked alongside the road in the area of Nikki Beach also are susceptible to being sideswiped by large trucks, as I witnessed in November. A really big truck took off the rear view mirror of a...
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    Re: Part 6 - November 2019 Trip Report

    What a great report! Really fantastic!

    I also love anything that comes out of Cafe Gloriette . . . I just wish that it weren't so far from Marigot Bay! (i.e., not convenient to get over there...
  10. Thread: La Licorne

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    Re: La Licorne

    10 AM opening . . . and a crepe breakfast. Sounds perfect! (Maybe I can bring a bag of non-gluten flour!)
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    Don't know about au regal.
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    I think you're correct, Kevin.
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    Yes, Nancy . . . with Jeff's wife, Caroline.
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    Re: New hotels opening

    Not on St. Maarten / St. Martin -- on SBH, it appears that "Hotel Barriere Le Carl Gustaf" is drawing near to an opening. Chefs for its Fouquet's St. Barth restaurant are arriving on the island, and...
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    . . . another ancient memory -- La Gloriette Restaurant when it was operated by a fellow named Dom, who was brother-in-law of Albert . . . then the proprietor of nearby Restaurant Flamboyant. After...
  16. Re: QG Lunch 1/15/2020 Extremely Poor Service Today

    The turnover and difficulty in finding staffing is a pretty remarkable development . . . I don't recall ever seeing the issue, to the large degree that it is this season. I gather that it's...
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    Re: Part 5 - November 2019 Trip Report

    Actually . . . I think both of you may be correct, considering that it’s difficult to say which side of the building is “the front.” In any event, the collection of sculpture items around the...
  18. Thread: Return Home

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    Re: Return Home

    I’ll miss you in March (i.e., departing from upcoming trip in late February), but will be on the island from mid-May into early June. Maybe a time to meet. Meanwhile . . . again — your...
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    Re: Return Home

    Bob . . . you & Anita are consummate managers! Smoothly moving your team from place to place . . . taking a lemon & making lemonade when restaurant vagaries threatened a nice luncheon . . . cars...
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    Re: Part 5 - November 2019 Trip Report

    WOW! You’ve captured one of the best imaginable days on SBH! From your early arrival for the Collectivite ceremonies (love the “sundial” photo) . . . to your exquisite description of “hear[ing] the...
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    ”Dark,” yes . . . smoky (as in from-the-kitchen) & romantic. Definitely crepe caramel! One of the places that said to me, when advising that they didn’t take credit cards . . . “Oh! You’re a guest...
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    Definitely do, Nancy . . . one of the first places where Wendy & I ate on SBH. Wonderful, decadent, rich, traditional French cooking. Long before Maya came along & forever changed the culinary...
  23. Thread: Final Day

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    Re: Final Day

    As Bob also identifies, Le Jardin always is a great choice for breakfast & lunch!

    Safe travels home! And thanks for all of the entertaining & informative “color” on your family experiences.
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    Re: Whisky Tango Foxtrot Dinner January 15, 2020

    . . . sounds like A&P to me! And I’ll note, happily, that they tipped me off to “WTF” for evening tapas / cocktails. It’s a great spot . . . a large outdoor “living room,” with many variations on...
  25. Thread: La Licorne

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    Re: La Licorne

    Agree, Cass . . . unfortunately, I often find the SBH version to be kind of tough.
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    Merci to Amy & Jeff!

    Wendy & I have enjoyed — and continue to enjoy — happy lives on SBH, and our years as proprietors at The Normandie form an especially important part of our memories. The...
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    Re: La Licorne

    Great to have your input on La Licorne, Bob!
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    Re: Lunch at Zion and Afternoon Musings

    So fantastic! A lifelong memory, I'm sure!
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    Certainly fond memories . . . LOL -- also recollections of "sticker shock!" Exclusive and expensive, as I used to tell people who asked about it. Pale pink coloring in the wind-blown sheeting that...
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    Crazy nights there . . . particularly the "Soiree Mousse" parties.
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    You must be remembering the Marigot Bay Club . . . awesome nights there -- full of great memories.
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    Re: Maya's Dinner 1-16-2020

    Happy birthday, Anita! Sounds like a marvelous time! Very best wishes for many more happy years!
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    THAT would have been a picture! The missing icon, however, rarely attended Democratic fund raising events . . . which the "birthday party" was. JFK's memorable comment on Marilyn Monroe's...
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    Re: Zion

    Oh yes . . . definitely have enjoyed the "mashed potatoes." Cream & butter with some whipped potatoes!
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    So many great memories! Many of them captured in "Case et Cuisine," if you happen to see it (available Cafe Gloriette & Santa Fe).
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