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    Re: Peloton on the island?

    We have run on the island since the 1980s. It is definitely less safe now. Agree with Hawke. The safest is to park at Saline and run to the sidewalk (the road is wide out there and the visibility...
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    Re: What to do on SBH in your 20s?

    What a great momma you are, Jeanette! Hiking has been covered in many posts and definitely will be enjoyable, especially the Grand Fond to the Washing Machine hike. The track is great for safe...
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    Re: First trip to St Barts in July

    Experience the island by driving around it and stopping to savor the sights and sounds. Of course you will go to the beaches and enjoy the many dining suggestions. But to get a sense of the island,...
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    Re: Final days and thoughts

    Applause for your Bagatelle review. We have had numerous lovely evenings at that restaurant on the harbor. I realize that anyone can have an “off” evening and I do not question people’s individual...
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    Re: St Barts with a newborn! Any info?

    We, too, swear by Elta MD. Have recommended it to many family members of various ages. Our dermatologist says it has the most effective and gentle ingredients. There is also a new sunscreen...
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    Re: Where the Crawdads Sing- novel

    I agree. Well-written. It deserves its place on the best seller list. You will enjoy it, Amy.
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    Re: The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey

    Thanks for the recommendation. Sounds like another interesting WWII book. I enjoy reading about that era. A book about WWI you might find engrossing is “The Winter Soldier” by Daniel Mason. Not an...
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    Re: Reforest the Tropics

    No wonder you are proud! It is gratifying to see the next generation carry forth the values that you inspired. Congratulations to your son!
  9. Thread: My Friend

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    Sticky: Re: My Friend

    Prayers are powerful...Rosemond deserves to be a miracle man!
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    Re: One more time! A beautiful place to be.

    A beautiful word-picture of your happy place, Dennis. So glad that St. Barth has worked its restorative magic on you.
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    Re: Anniversary Dinner

    Tamarin or Maya’s would do a lovely anniversary dinner. Be sure to tell them you are celebrating a special occasion. We like Bagatelle but it can be noisy—better to go there on an evening other than...
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    Re: Things We Miss

    Down memory lane...
    Chez Francine—always our first day lunch
    Castelets—-nothing else like it
    Marigot Bay Club—the most romantic setting
    La Marine—-good food and harbor views
    Captain...
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    Re: ANGLE OF REPOSE by Wallace Stegner

    A nice find, Amy. I will look for it at the library. It is uplifting to read a finely-crafted book—some authors raise the bar with their eloquence.
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    Re: "Lost Roses" by Martha Hall Kelly

    Amy—-You might enjoy “The Light Over London” by Julia Kelly. It spans two generations and has all the right ingredients—-family secrets, a diary, and, of course, a wartime romance.
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    "Lost Roses" by Martha Hall Kelly

    She has done it again!...if you liked "Lilac Girls", you will enjoy her latest book. In her research for LG, the author became intrigued by Eliza Ferriday, Caroline's mother. She developed her plot...
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    Re: LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    Those are fabulous shots from land. Can't wait to see what pictures he takes from the water. Rosemond, the magnificent!
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    They will be thrilled to see you Andy. You will be treated like a king! And maybe---just maybe---you will change your opinion and become a fan! The descriptions of Maya's focus on fresh vegetables...
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    Re: THE ORPHAN SISTERS by Shirley Dickson

    I agree, Amy. It is another in a long list of moving war stories. Somehow, I always gravitate towards them.
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    Re: Scuba Photos From Mexico & Grand Cayman

    Your underwater photos are amazing, Jim. Thank you for the treat!
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    Re: THE HUNTRESS by Kate Quinn

    I loved “The Alice Network”—-the author really knows how to keep the suspense going until the last page. Your description of her latest book made me put it on my library reserve list. Thanks, Amy!
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    Re: Eden Rock Update From Le News and ER

    It looks like a Potemkin village. I realize my opinion is influenced by my memory of what it was like when Remy de Haenen owned it and was there. We were fortunate to meet him and talk about the...
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    Re: SBH fan & great lady leaves us

    Your mother was a grand lady, Dennis! Please accept our condolences. When your parent dies, it is akin to the passing of the torch. I know your treasured memories of her will comfort you and Wendy.
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    Re: Maya’s and Le Sereno

    We had a similar positive experience at Maya’s. We were celebrating a birthday and they pulled out all stops. A birthday banner, excellent service and the usual, fresh, delicious food. Dora arranged...
  24. Re: THe Brook Lacour Garden Dedication at the Anglican Church Photos

    Thanks for posting, Ed. So many familiar faces in the gathering. A very appropriate tribute since Brook's life on the island was inextricably interwoven with the church. A garden, in her name, where...
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    Re: The Green Flash

    Wow! Great shot, Amy—truly worthy of the word amazing! I have seen the green flash a few times but never had a camera or smart phone in hand to record.
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    Re: Beach glass.

    Over the years, I have collected sea glass from beaches in many places during our travels. Never found red—but white, black, aqua, pink, dark blue and several shades of green. Block Island has...
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    Re: Tradewind - Champagne

    We were the only two passengers on our Tradewind flight on Sunday, February 3rd! Felt like royalty. We thought that it might have been due to fewer travelers on Super Bowl Sunday. However, our son...
  28. Thread: Normandie

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    Re: Normandie

    Normandie was in a class by itself. Our friends, Jack and Susan Engel, stayed there a few times and likened it to sailing on a beautiful yacht. Intimate, luxurious and a serene space where time was...
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    Re: FORUM History Introductory Course 101

    Phil Stripling's site was The Civilized Explorer. You can find mentions of it in the archives. And my original moniker was "Julie" (not Julia--senior memory!)---I looked back to see if I was still...
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    Re: FORUM History Introductory Course 101

    Kevin---you are spot on. Phil Stripling had the discussion group that preceded sbhonline, not Peter O'Keefe. Peter O'Keefe had a wonderful, informative offering but it was very different. Phil...
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    Re: U shopping carts

    Davesmom---last year, those tile bags were for sale at the tile designers shop in Gustavia (on the second floor in the passage Cremailliere) and, also, in a shop in St. Jean to the left of what was...
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    Re: Meet for Wine & Cocktails

    Thank you, Dennis. Count us in----It will be great to see you!
    J and D
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    Re: Modern Western

    Now that is one I hadn’t heard about. Thanks, Hawke! Will definitely check it out.
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    Re: First Timer 1/18 - 1/28/2019

    Terrific report, Dan’l. You have certainly captured the “vibe” of the island. For lunch, try Au Regal and then go to the beach at Corossol—quiet and fine for swimming.
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    "The Reckoning" by Grisham

    I tend to shy away from the best-seller list but John Grisham's latest book "The Reckoning" deserves to be there. It is the story of a WWII vet who kills the pastor of his church. Baffling and...
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