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  1. #31
    Hawke is offline
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    Re: Things We Miss

    The Rum Bar was an interesting spot.

  2. #32
    RickyG is offline
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    Re: Things We Miss

    Moule night at La Marine

  3. #33
    Hawke is offline
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    Re: Things We Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by RickyG View Post
    Moule night at La Marine
    Another great one.

  4. #34
    NancySC is offline
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    Re: Things We Miss

    Wonder what has happened to him, still on island or gone ?

  5. #35
    Maureenm is offline
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    Re: Things We Miss

    First night at Marigot Bay Club sitting in the directors chairs and listening to the waves lapping up on the shore. The fresh hot bread from the ladies in the little house in Lorient and the Guadeloupe ladies seeking fresh fruit. Best melons ever.

  6. #36
    bkeats is offline
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    Re: Things We Miss

    What I miss at this moment:

    Au Port
    Le Sapotillier
    Mini-mokes
    La Gloriette
    The old road to Grand Fond - before speed bumps and parking

    Never got to experience Autour du Rocher as it was gone before I discovered St Barts but if I had gone, I bet I would miss it a lot. At least what I could remember. LOL

  7. #37
    amyb is online now
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    Re: Things We Miss

    We discussed this thread last night. We both said, THE LAFAYETTE CLUB.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

  8. #38
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    Re: Things We Miss

    Saladarie's canard magret et frites ronde, not to mention Thierry et Giles's greetings at the entrance.

    Manu's profiteroles.

    Do Brazil's Moqueca.

    Jacky at Carl Gustaf for sunset Champagne.

    ...to name a few.
    The waves of the sea bring me back to me.

  9. #39
    GMP62 is offline
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    Re: Things We Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by dadto6 View Post
    Le Gaiac Sunday Brunch
    Yes, definitely miss those beautiful brunches!

  10. #40
    Hawke is offline
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    Re: Things We Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by GramChop View Post
    Saladarie's canard magret et frites ronde, not to mention Thierry et Giles's greetings at the entrance.

    Manu's profiteroles.

    Do Brazil's Moqueca.

    Jacky at Carl Gustaf for sunset Champagne.

    ...to name a few.
    Jacky at Carl Gustaf for sunset Tangueray and tonic for us.

  11. #41
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    Re: Things We Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    La Gloriette.
    Yes, La Gloriette definitely, and Andy's with Andy's special welcome and the great waiters--Alain, of course--and the unbeatably delicious thin crust pizza with spicy olive oil drizzled on top. Also, we miss Le Piment the way it used to be before it became a sports bar.

  12. #42
    jrosen is offline
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    Re: Things We Miss

    Amy, I’am with you and Phil! Some crazy 3 hour lunches at Lafayette
    Andy Hall

  13. #43
    jrosen is offline
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    Re: Things We Miss

    Oh and of course the croque madame at Bouchon!

  14. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    We discussed this thread last night. We both said, THE LAFAYETTE CLUB.
    Who could ever forget the shock of the credit card bill 30 days after eating (& drinking!) there!!!

  15. #45
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    Re: Things We Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by bakeallen View Post
    Also Lobster and frites at Le Pelican?
    Wasn’t Pelican the best! Service might have been the very worst on the island . . . food was good, but far from gourmet. None of it mattered as one waited after the third bottle of Sancerre, in one of the most gorgeous of SBH settings! I still have “Le Pelican” t-shirts (though, they’re “a little” tight on me today!).

  16. #46

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    La Flamboyant up the hill above the tennis court.

  17. #47
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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 Monbars—-way before L’Isola;the menu was always a surprise
    Le Rivage—our grandchildren played on
    the beach when they got tired of adult company at the dinner table. Hervé was a genial host just as he is now at QG.
    Lafayette Club—-the best, largest and most expensive pina coladas in the Caribbean—and the most memorable lunches, too.
    Vincent Adam—-wonderful, simply wonderful
    Le Sapotillier—exceptional food and hospitality.
    L’Hibiscus—they used to entice jazz trios by giving them free food and lodging.
    And many others that have been mentioned—Hideaway, Flamboyant, Wall House

  18. #48

    Re: Things We Miss

    Agree with Vincent Adam...their escargot was the best!!!!
    Steve and Aimee

  19. #49

    Re: Things We Miss

    Ahhh, the good old days.

    I remember when mules brought our belongings up to the villa.

    We loved it when the only light on the island was the sun and the kerosene lamps at night, electricity came in 1961.

    Just one gendarme for the entire island.

    Not a phone for miles!


    Oh and going way back, we were not happy when the Swedes built Fort Gustav, if I remember correctly, in 1787, no, not happy with that.


    All kidding aside, we’re still crazy for St. Bart’s but miss a quieter time, one with fewer cars, fewer villas and when being ostentatious was not part of the scene.

  20. #50
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    Quote Originally Posted by crescentbeach View Post
    Ahhh, the good old days.

    I remember when mules brought our belongings up to the villa.

    We loved it when the only light on the island was the sun and the kerosene lamps at night, electricity came in 1961.

    Just one gendarme for the entire island.

    Not a phone for miles!

    Oh and going way back, we were not happy when the Swedes built Fort Gustav, if I remember correctly, in 1787, no, not happy with that.

    All kidding aside, we’re still crazy for St. Bart’s but miss a quieter time, one with fewer cars, fewer villas and when being ostentatious was not part of the scene.
    When my husband was born in St Barth "the only light on the island was the sun and the kerosene lamps at night..." and they walked to school from the far end of Flamands to Gustavia where the school is near the post office and QG.. I doubt many of us would have really enjoyed living here then... it sounds romantic but...

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    Re: Things We Miss

    Wow Elgreaux, the real deal!

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    Re: Things We Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    We discussed this thread last night. We both said, THE LAFAYETTE CLUB.
    I remember the first time we went to SB and I had my first $42 piece of fish (priced in francs) at Lafayette Club. I was in shock for the entire trip.

    Was Cocoloba another name for La Gloriette at one time or was it a different place?
    To the optimist the glass is half full.
    To the pessimist the glass is half empty.
    To the engineer the glass is simply too big.

  23. #53
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    Re: Things We Miss

    Upon arrival the VW van and gendarme which served as customs and immigration. Being brave enough to drive around the island on a motoscooter- or dumb enough- would never do that now,

  24. #54
    amyb is online now
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    Re: Things We Miss

    Another place but nearby, Dick.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

  25. #55

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    Gurgels....
    Steve and Aimee

  26. #56
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    I am laughing, Aimee. I will however miss the Terios as they are no longer being manufactured.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

  27. #57
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    Re: Things We Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by elgreaux View Post
    When my husband was born in St Barth "the only light on the island was the sun and the kerosene lamps at night..." and they walked to school from the far end of Flamands to Gustavia where the school is near the post office and QG.. I doubt many of us would have really enjoyed living here then... it sounds romantic but...
    But....
    no cars - mules or walking
    no electricity - kerosene lamps
    no running water - waiting for rain and cisterns
    no airport - a few hours sail from St Martin bashing to windward (which is a lot of fun)
    no fresh produce or moules (I need my greens to go with my meals even if they aren't that local otherwise I become... err irregular...TMI?)
    no concierge service to book your reservations (For those times when I'm too lazy to do it myself)
    no internet (how else would we know what Amy and Phil or dad are dining on?)
    no daily news delivery (does anyone really need this?)
    and so on

    So despite all the complaints (mine included) about how it was better then...it's pretty damn good now which is why we keep going back

  28. #58
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    Not that it was better then. We still love St.Barts and is my favorite place for a vacation. Just about some of the places we miss. Nothing beats the people, the villas, the beaches, the restaurants, the views and the bakeries.

  29. #59
    amyb is online now
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    Re: Things We Miss

    You left out wine shops.
    We agree, it has everything we need in a warm friendly environment. I feel connected and so glad our happy place still offers us so much serenity into the 21st century.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

  30. #60

    Re: Things We Miss

    -Le Sapotellier
    -fun (risky?) dives off Eden Rock
    -the dessert cart from Wall House
    -an empty, all-to-yourself Taiwana (now it's no one's )
    -beautiful blue towels from Isle de France, the colors bring back great memories
    -local St Barts coffee blend

    I mean the list can go on and on...

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