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    Re: La Baleine Hummingbird

    Amy . . . does this “green foliage” observation mean that recent rain showers are bringing some meaningful new growth to the island?
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    Re: Where Am I? - Take Seven

    Zion.
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    Re: lightning round...

    1978 . . . visited on the recommendation of an archeologist friend who had just returned from participating in a "dig" on the island. His travel advice: "You won't need sox, underwear, or a...
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    Re: SXM Airport Passenger Congestion

    I’m surprised to read about SJU difficulties in travel with a dog . . . I had understood that it was easier than transferring through SXM. Glad to know this info.
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    Re: Where Am I? - Take Six

    I was there a couple of times in my recent visit & found that there are some tables (near fans) where cigarette smoke wasn’t a problem. It really is a great little spot . . . as long as you can...
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    Re: Can You Name This Petit Déjeuner Locale?

    Excellent choice, Missy!
  7. Re: Anyone havie a great meal on St. Barts recently?

    When it’s available, Maya’s filet mignon is the among very best beef I ever recall having.

    Though not recent, I still recall an evening with the “Menu Decouverte” at Le Gaiac, formerly the...
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    Re: Favorite Past and Present

    Zanzibarth opened on the St. Jean hillside at the former location of a restaurant named “Le Colonial” for the 2002 / 2003 season. The book “Case et Cuisine” likened its white walls, white furniture,...
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    Re: Did this article get it right?

    Oui!
  10. Re: Has anyone had any experiences with HomeAway/VRBO/AirBnB ?

    aaahhhhhhhhh, the Bucket! A great time on the island, with a variety of entertainment / amusement options. If you haven’t “done” it before, I recommend that you search “Bucket” on the Forum. ...
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    Re: Barts Closing

    Agree with you about Santa Fe, Amy . . . it’s different than in the day of Manu, but still excellent. Some needed “spit & polish” work after “Irma,” a very interesting & creative menu, more “fresh”...
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    Re: Did this article get it right?

    . . . and there continue to be some Hummers on the island . . . and at least one Rolls Royce!
  13. Thread: Pearl Beach

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    Re: Pearl Beach

    Thanks for this report. Very good to read. The restaurant seems to be under appreciated for dinner, despite numerous favorable reports. I do enjoy lunch there . . . now will go for dinner!
  14. Thread: Zion 7/17

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    Re: Zion 7/17

    Doesn’t sound like an “off night.” Sounds like a “cylinder” (albeit, an important one) was off in the evening. As noted, worth another try!
  15. Re: Another Night, Another Dinner. Where Was This One?

    Black Ginger?
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    Re: Treasures of Corossol

    A very underrated beach! Quiet. Easy access. Clean. And great for “exercise” swimming (if anyone wants that!). Happy hunting, Missy!
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    Re: After st barts can you really go anywhere else?

    Kent . . . I hope that your “adios” is simply with respect to this thread. Your contributions to the Forum have brought refreshing energy to it, & I think that there are many here, moi included, who...
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    Re: Reforest the Tropics

    What a refreshing thread! The storyline of plantings to honor newborns, friends, family, and others presents a lovely & inspiring image.

    Kent . . . very sorry to read of Denise's injuries. ...
  19. Thread: Barts Closing

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    Re: Barts Closing

    Great photos! Thanks for posting to illustrate the freshness and artistry of preparations. So good!!!
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    Re: Barts Closing

    Who knows . . . La Gloriette could be resurrected! The deal for an investor to develop another restaurant at the venue has been terminated, and I understand that the property's owner is taking his...
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    Re: Favorite Past and Present

    "So many restaurants, so little time." The coming season should be a banner year!
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    Re: Barts Closing

    garykool81 . . . have you been to Cafe Gloriette? Great spot for many reasons, including as "an excellent destination to grab a little afternoon treat!"
  23. Thread: The Last Waltz

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    Re: The Last Waltz

    Congratulations, Fred . . . a great combination going for you!
  24. Thread: The Local DMV

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    Re: The Local DMV

    It's always an issue that's only going to take "2 minutes." I frequently run into the same issue when I'm in an SBH bank. Being very weak in French, I'm usually left to sit there, being unable to...
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    Re: After st barts can you really go anywhere else?

    Totally agree.
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    Re: Favorite Past and Present

    So many places come to mind. Going waaayyyy back, Vincent Adam was a prize (such great soufflés!). Les Castelets, any time (breakfast, lunch, & dinner). La Cremailliere (old world, kitchen-like...
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    Re: Where Am I? - Take Four

    Galawa.
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    Re: Where Am I? - Take Four

    Black Ginger.
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    Re: After st barts can you really go anywhere else?

    . . . leave them “jealous” for a while! SBH is a wonderful family environment, but recent posts of the trip of you & your husband persuade me that you should spoil yourselves with at least one more...
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    Re: Villa WV TOR (Tortue) or Villa Aloes?

    I can understand how you like it, Bill . . . a lovely, refined villa in a stunning setting. And the walk to Hotel Christopher, as you say, is delightful (return walk is an important part of weight...
  31. Thread: Barts Closing

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    Re: Barts Closing

    . . . not sure that it’s simply a cost-of-rent issue. Likely an important part of the decision, no doubt, but I think it’s important to relate the rental price (whatever it is) to being only one of...
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    Re: Fun With Food at La Repaire

    Totally on board with you, Amy!
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    Re: Where am I? - Take Three

    Remember Le Jardin in the "old days" . . . when the space was occupied by a dumpy bar, reeking of cigarette smoke & stale beer, with a fuzzy-picture B&W TV above the bar? Is there anything like it...
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    Re: Fun With Food at La Repaire

    Very funny!
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    Re: Fun at Nikki Beach

    Sounds like you had an entertaining and, at the same time, relaxing day! Well done!
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