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    Hawke is offline
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    Things We Miss

    I'm sure anyone that has been visiting 20-30 years has a list of things they miss. One of mine is sunset drinks at Carl Gustaf.

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    Marios brownies and espresso at the Filao beach bar late afternoon.

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    Me too, Hawke. What a spot and Jacky was a great bartender. And often nice piano or guitar background music. A sublime way to begin a St Barth's evening.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Me too, Hawke. What a spot and Jacky was a great bartender. And often nice piano or guitar background music. A sublime way to begin a St Barth's evening.
    I almost wrote that; word by word. I'm glad you have those same memories.

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    Maybe again real soon

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    the carl gustav was where we stayed 25 years ago on our first visit. it was always a favorite for drinks although we moved to toiny and stayed there for many years until david left and it became something else that we weren't as comfortable with. I guess what I really miss is that our first stay at cg was 5 nights with a car for $2500 and toiny was, for many years $ 550. oh well progress huh!!

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    Another is the Wall House! Always enjoyed.

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    This will be a blast from the past...Les Castelets. The ceremonial lighting of the hanging candle chandelier marked the beginning of each evening, memories that we'll always have.
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    We had an excellent stay at Haute Maison years ago. I loved walking down to the little bakery that was at the bottom of a hill. Great exercise and returning with breakfast. Great memories.

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    Long leisurely lazy lunches at Tamarin....was always our best spot in the 35 years we have been going to the island
    Steve and Aimee

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    Bou Bou and his establishments.
    Wallhouse.
    O’Corail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shihadehs View Post
    Long leisurely lazy lunches at Tamarin....was always our best spot in the 35 years we have been going to the island
    I know it is just me, however we enjoyed Tamarin in the older days, before valet parking and where you felt comfortable coming from the beach. A little too upscale for us. Even Lauren Hutton was dressed casually.

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    Vincent Adam ..... Castelets ....... drinks at the Carl Gustaf and Mini Mokes !!!
    Libby

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMAC View Post
    Vincent Adam ..... Castelets ....... drinks at the Carl Gustaf and Mini Mokes !!!
    Great one on the Mini Mokes!

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    Re: Things We Miss

    Another one is that no matter what part of the island you stayed at, chances were you would be awakened by roosters. Denise doesn't miss that.

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    La Gloriette.

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    A wonderful spot. Great food and always made to feel welcome. Right up there with the Hideaway with being welcomed back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffany View Post
    Bou Bou and his establishments.
    Wallhouse.
    O’Corail.
    Yup...Bou Bou...we met him when he was a waiter at Tamarin long long ago..
    Steve and Aimee

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    Never had him take a picture of us, but Alain on his cycle with his camera, so Hollywood ! Yes Vincent Adam ! Vaval before cocoon opened to become The Hideaway & singing the song Sweet Caroline !

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    La Gloriette.
    Yes to this. Also Pirpiri Palace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancySC View Post
    Never had him take a picture of us, but Alain on his cycle with his camera, so Hollywood ! Yes Vincent Adam ! Vaval before cocoon opened to become The Hideaway & singing the song Sweet Caroline !
    Alain had taken several lovely shots of Gary and I at the old Manapany in ‘96...they’re displayed in our upstairs living room to this day. Good memories!

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    Le Gaiac Sunday Brunch

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    La Gloriette.
    ❤️❤️

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadto6 View Post
    Le Gaiac Sunday Brunch
    Yes indeed. And Sunday lunch in the garden at L'Esprit was a delight too. Good food and very active bananquits darting into their wee houses in the palms.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawke View Post
    I know it is just me, however we enjoyed Tamarin in the older days, before valet parking and where you felt comfortable coming from the beach. A little too upscale for us. Even Lauren Hutton was dressed casually.
    Those were the days where you could just come from the beach with sand in your toes and sit at Tamarin and have the most glorious lunch
    Steve and Aimee

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    Quote Originally Posted by shihadehs View Post
    Those were the days where you could just come from the beach with sand in your toes and sit at Tamarin and have the most glorious lunch
    And, if you looked around, you would find the chef and/or owner from several island restaurants in the lunch crowd.

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    Le Rivage, I remember I was there with about ten people and they came over and took the bread from our table as we were finished eating and ready for dessert, and then put the bread directly on someone else's table, too funny as one of the pieces had a bite taken already from one of the children in our group and the child had placed it back into the bread basket.

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    Sitting at the table at the end of the pier at The Rock- Eden Rock with the light shining onto the water, seeing those big fish- tarpon?, the breezes and a sumptuous meal!

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    Eden Rock...I definitely miss dining by that end table that gave you a view of the sea and a view into the kitchen. I mostly missed not seeing outstanding Jean-Claude working and running the show in there.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    Re: Things We Miss

    Agree with Les Castelets and Wall House .Also Lobster and frites at Le Pelican?

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