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    Re: Back to SBH in 10 days!

    In April they were necessary. There were sometimes a few walk-ins, but just about every day there were a few people having drinks and waiting for a table. I don't know what it will be like in early...
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    Re: Back to SBH in 10 days!

    Lil' Rock reopens for the season tomorrow, October 15. The best way to reach them for a reservation is via email at lilrock.beach.reservation@gmail.com .

    I'm not sure which day of the week...
  3. Thread: Menu- 10/14

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    Re: Menu- 10/14

    That location, with both a restaurant and a nightclub, has been a bit of a mystery to me for decades. I can’t tell just what is going on there, and I’m not out late enough to find out in person,...
  4. Thread: AirBnB

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    Re: AirBnB

    One additional thought regarding what an agency brings to the table - construction. These days it seems like there is construction everywhere. I’ll be dealing with it next month, but I know exactly...
  5. Thread: Bagatelle 4/30

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    Re: Bagatelle 4/30

    Sorry guys, I can't help. I don't arrive until 11/7.
  6. Thread: AirBnB

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    Re: AirBnB

    Airbnb is growing, but I don't fully trust either them or VRBO.

    I am fortunate in that I have a personal longterm relationship with the villa owner from whom I rent directly.

    Airbnb and VRBO...
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    You've Got A Friend In Me

    I promise you that this Twitter video is worth 2:20 of your time.

    https://twitter.com/DGPurser/status/1180096049412804613
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    Re: Flight v. Ferry for Nervous Traveler

    When was the landslide on the road between the Dispensary and La Tourmente, which sent two Gendarmes on a wild ride? My recollection is that work on the road realignment had started before then, but...
  9. Thread: ON OUR WAY

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    Re: ON OUR WAY

    Safe travels!
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    Chef of the Year - November 5

    The Gault et Millau Guide for The West Indies and Guyana now includes St Barth restaurants. It will be interesting to see their choice for Chef of the Year, as well as for Best Tables.

    From Le...
  11. Thread: Bagatelle 4/30

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    Re: Bagatelle 4/30

    Bagatelle may not be checking their email. The restaurant is closed for one more week. They reopen on October 17.
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    Re: Flight v. Ferry for Nervous Traveler

    Stop reading other people’s over-dramiticized experiences.

    15 vs. 45.

    Fly.
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    Re: Le Diamant reopens

    Take the road across from Eden Rock, and turn right at the first intersection, following the road around the pond. Le Diamant will be on your left.
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    Re: Thank you Kevin!

    Thanks all! As I've said before, I'm just a hungry guy who can't remember which restaurants are open for dinner on Sunday.




    As best as I can tell remotely, Laura's Pizza is operating out of...
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    Re: Zion has Reopened

    Mosquito Milk, one of my faves, has a good DEET component. It's my new cologne.
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    Zion has Reopened

    From FB:

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  17. Quarter Kitchen + Cocktail Lab Reopens Wed. 10/3

    From FB:

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    Annual Hermit Crab Egg Laying Migration

    This video was created by a local St Barth, Karl Questel. He now works for the ATE, the Agence Territoriale de l'Environnement/Teritorial Environment Agency. I don't know him, but I've seen some of...
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    City Water Restriction Lifted

    After just over 13 months, the restriction on using City Water for drinking and cooking has finally been lifted. The level of Bromates in the water has been reduced to an acceptable level.

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    Vacation Books Are Starting to Drop For Me

    Pre-ordered New Release e-books which I planned as reads on my November SBH trip are starting to drop onto my Kindle.

    Bloody Genius, a John Sandford book featuring Virgil Flowers ("that effing...
  21. Thread: La Guerite

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    Re: La Guerite

    La Guerite is not Wall House, by any stretch. It's more upscale than Wall House though. I've never been. The menu has not appealed to me. There are a few posts here. The lack of posts may be a...
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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    My understanding is that Victoria was being managed for the hotel by the La Guérite/Shellona team last season. I don’t know if that continues this season.
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    Re: Flying from Grand Case

    You could always emulate a cruise ship passenger who I saw shopping in Lou Lou's Marine many years ago. After spending over $500 buying sweatshirts, she also bought a large duffle bag to carry them...
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    New Chef at Cheval Blanc’s La Case

    From Le Journal:

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    Google Translation:

    Le Cheval Blanc offers a media chef for its La Case restaurant
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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    I was looking forward to that, as well as dinner at Fouquet.

    Alternatives for sunset cocktails include Ociela, below Bonita, and Victoria's the Goose's 3rd restaurant, at the old Route de...
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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    According to Le Journal, the reopening of the Carl Gustaf will be delayed until late December.
  27. Les Soldes - Saturday Oct 12 - Friday Nov 22

    The dates for Les Soldes d’Été - the Summer Sales - have been announced. This period runs from 10/12 - 11/22.

    Les dates des soldes sont connues.
    La prochaine période de soldes à...
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    Re: Tradewind Interline Agreements - UA, AA, BA

    My understanding of interline baggage is that the flights must be on the same itinerary. There’s a chance that a friendly checkin agent may work with you, but I wouldn’t count on it.
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    Tradewind Interline Agreements - UA, AA, BA

    Tradewind has interline agreements with United, American, and British Airways. In order for luggage transfers to work, tickets must be purchased on the same itinerary. My initial take is that this...
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    Re: T/S Karen - NHC Advisory

    The 11PM Update. It was raining in St Barth earlier. Dennis, there is a report of 14.2mm of rain in Marigot, about .56 inches. It won't fill your cistern, but it will help.

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    Re: T/S Karen - NHC Advisory

    Some areas have had a half-inch or so in the past 24 hours. Météo France predicts much more, but I don't believe them. I've got the airport webcam up in one corner of my screen, and a few times...
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    Re: T/S Karen - NHC Advisory

    Karen is again a Tropical Storm. The center of the storm is well to the west of SBH, midway between St Croix and Puerto Rico, but the outer bands of rain do reach SBH. It appears that there's been...
  33. Thread: Bakery

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    Re: Bakery

    My Lorient bakery of choice depends on where I’m staying. If I’m just up the hill from Choisy, it’s Choisy. If I’m across the street from Petite Colombe, I check the “croissant cam*” to make sure...
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    Re: T/D Karen - NHC Advisory

    Now T/D Karen is passing west of SBH, but rain will still reach the island.

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    Re: Saint-Barth Surprise

    I don’t know if all of the tins for a specific city point in the same direction. The ones for St Barth are a mix.
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