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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cwater View Post
    Eat Chinese. However I Love backgammon. So I wonít see you on the beach?
    Now that Le Vietnam is no more, there is no more Chinese to be had... They weren't on the beach, anyway.

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    But there is Thai and as much as we try to like it we just can’t love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cwater View Post
    Eat Chinese. However I Love backgammon. So I wonít see you on the beach?
    Maybe if weíre feeling flush we might do dťjeuner at Cheval Blanc or Le Toinyís plage illicite, bracketed by some time in a couple of their transats.
    Hope to see you soon !

  4. #34
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    On the TV issue, Mrs. JEK loves her some Today show wherever she is in the world, so I oblige.

    How to follow the advice found herein. An oft repeated PSA of mine

    1. Spend money like it is your own. It is.

    2. Do what you like, when you like. It is your vacation.

    3. Eat what you want, when and where you want. It is your waistline and (see #1)

    4. Drink what you want when you want. If your spouse likes red and you like white, buy one bottle of each. Life is short.

    5. Stay in a villa, hotel, or a hole-in-the-wall depending on your whim, desire or see #1.

    6. Cook in your villa (if a villa is your desire) if you want to. Go out for dinner if you like.

    7. Plan ahead at least a day for dinner, or don't. Experience flexibility.

    8. Go to a beach everyday, or stay by the pool at your hotel/villa.

    9. Watch US TV at every opportunity, or not. It's your vacation.

    10. Seek out the places that sell days-old New York Times, or current Times Fax. Do the crosswords, or don't.

    11. Bring you laptop/tablet and surf the web morning, noon and night. Or leave it behind.

    12. Make sure your cell has international roaming and call your homebound friends whilst splashing in the surf to engender envy. Or leave the cell at home.

    13. Charge everything on your AmEx knowing that you are getting ripped off, or use your debit card at an ATM and pay cash.

    14. Wake up extra early and be the first in line at the boulangerie and bring back bread for your spouse. Or take your spouse out for breakfast.

    15. Bring your iPod/streaming device and speakers, or listen to the local FM station.

    16, Always rent a manual 4WD, or an automatic if you are more comfortable.

    17. Bring hairdryers, curling irons and other instruments of torture, or go with the humid breezes.

    18. Tip for meals, maids and massages, or not. See #1.

    19. Research your villa/hotel selections and gain consensus that you have the best-of-the-best, or book on a whim and enjoy the surprise.

    20. Dress for dinner, or wear cutoffs. Nobody will care except your spouse/partner.

    21. When you arrive, take off your shoes, take a deep breath and become one with the island, or head out to Match for some shopping.

    22. Ride a bike, go for a run or go for a walk. Or, be a beach potato.

    23. Pack three checked bags, or carry-on.

    24. Take your ti punch with or without ice.

    25. But, please, please, please double the cash you plan bring and leave half the clothes at home!
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  5. #35
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    Re: I Donít Go to Saint-Barth to __________

    Cook.

  6. #36
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    Re: I Donít Go to Saint-Barth to __________

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffany View Post
    Cook.
    The waves of the sea bring me back to me.

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    That would be fun. I’ll be there for about 12 days starting June 28
    Quote Originally Posted by cassidain View Post
    Maybe if we’re feeling flush we might do dťjeuner at Cheval Blanc or Le Toiny’s plage illicite, bracketed by some time in a couple of their transats.
    Hope to see you soon !

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    . . . be bored or suffer fools.

    St.Barths has enormously enriched my life for 40+ years. The community, in all forms, and its magnetism lift my spirits every waking moment that Iím here . . . perhaps even as I find peaceful sleep! I donít know another place that gives such cheer & relief from stress. And I seek avoidance of anything that rains on this nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    . . . be bored or suffer fools.

    St.Barths has enormously enriched my life for 40+ years. The community, in all forms, and its magnetism lift my spirits every waking moment that I’m here . . . perhaps even as I find peaceful sleep! I don’t know another place that gives such cheer & relief from stress. And I seek avoidance of anything that rains on this nature.

  10. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffany View Post
    Cook.
    i hear ya!
    it is nice to do something simple though, taking advantage of special island resources. maybe especially a relaxed at-home dinner after one of those best-dinner-on-Saint-Barth-is-lunch-at-xxxx splurges.
    a little cost averaging too.

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    True. To be honest, after all these years, I have never been to Black Ginger. Too busy trying to figure out who has the best frites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by le_reve View Post
    True. To be honest, after all these years, I have never been to Black Ginger. Too busy trying to figure out who has the best frites.
    . . . in a series of tasting tests, so far I have to say that Le Grain de Sel & Santa Fe are “neck-in-neck” for top prize!

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    Wait until you try the frites at Fouquetís.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    Re: I Donít Go to Saint-Barth to __________

    WORRY or Fret

  15. #45
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    Not quite sure why we passed Le Vietnam for so many years we never ate there. I guess we always we moved to french.
    Quote Originally Posted by le_reve View Post
    Now that Le Vietnam is no more, there is no more Chinese to be had... They weren't on the beach, anyway.

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    Wonderful to have confirmed Isola has new chairs! That was a drawback.

  17. #47
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    JEK. #20 = exactly right!

    Also, don't go to play golf! (much as I love the game.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BND View Post
    JEK. #20 = exactly right!
    not sure about the nobody caring part

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    Re: I Donít Go to Saint-Barth to __________

    Quote Originally Posted by cassidain View Post
    not sure about the nobody caring part

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    Re: I Donít Go to Saint-Barth to __________

    Quote Originally Posted by stbartshopper View Post
    Wonderful to have confirmed Isola has new chairs! That was a drawback.
    I am guessing the banquettes will be repaired or replaced soon. We shall see.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

  21. #51
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    Please help…was there a place to play golf in Lurin years ago? Then it was blown away by a hurricane. Then the locals decided not to rebuild due to the destruction was an act of god.
    Quote Originally Posted by BND View Post
    JEK. #20 = exactly right!

    Also, don't go to play golf! (much as I love the game.)

  22. #52
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    We used to pass a driving range on the way to Le Toiny and Grand Fond. Not there now
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    Guy Turbe had that driving range very near the Albert tennis courts.
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    That's the spot I am thinking of...exactly.Nets out in the water to collect the balls.
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    Wear cutoffs. Nobody will care.
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    (back on topc) . . . . drink bourbon . . .

    well perhaps this . . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by JEK View Post
    (back on topc) . . . . drink bourbon . . .

    well perhaps this . . .


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    +1

  29. #59
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    Add Drink What You Like to the perennial list.

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    Jack Daniels and Coke in Levi cutoffs

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