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What’s New on the St. Barth Shopping Scene

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

New Shops and New Locations in Sophisticated St. Barth

I finally made it back to my most favorite place in the world. I am so lucky to be based here now until after the cold winter turns into late spring. Each time I come back to St. Barth, I exhale. Then I resume my inspections and investigate what’s changed in paradise. I love to share it with you.

Here is a sampling:

The butcher shop in St. Jean was sold to Pati de St Barth. Pati is known for her trademarked clothing and accessories branded as ST BARTH FRENCH WEST INDIES. She has a shop in Gustavia as well as a new art gallery in her former Villa Creole boutique. The best part? There is plenty or parking in front of her new shop, reserved exclusively for her customers.

 PATI ST BARTH FRENCH WEST INDIES has new digs in the former La Boucherie space


Pati ST BARTH FRENCH WEST INDIES has new digs in the former La Boucherie space

PATI's new shop in St. Jean is well stocked

Pati’s new shop in St. Jean is well stocked

Pati may on occasion host an event on the front deck

Pati may on occasion host an event on the front deck

We often went to La Boucherie to shop for the occasional evening when we wanted to cook-in. I was happy to learn that the shop is still open. It is now located in Vitet on the right-hand side, just before the turn to Pointe Milou. It’s about a 2-minute drive for us now! La Boucherie offers fresh fish, too, a nice addition! Of course, if Vitet is not convenient for you, try the Boucherie Ché Yo in St. Jean located in Les Mangliers behind the gas station and near the post office. We love shopping there, too.

La Boucherie is easy to find in Vitet

La Boucherie is easy to find in Vitet

La Boucherie has fresh meat as well as fish

La Boucherie has fresh meat as well as fish

La Boucherie has convenient hours so you don't have to miss your beach time

La Boucherie has convenient hours so you don’t have to miss your beach time

For those of you who are returning guests, I am pleased to tell you that after many years of annoying construction on rue de la République at the entrance to Gustavia, the new building is finally finished! New boutiques Prada and Dolce & Gabbana are open, just in time for The Season.

Dolce & Gabbana is a new addition to the St. Barth boutique scene

Dolce & Gabbana is a new addition to the St. Barth boutique scene

Prada's new St. Barth boutique is right next door to Dolce & Gabbana

Prada’s new St. Barth boutique is right next door to Dolce & Gabbana

A few other boutiques have moved to new locations. Diamond Genesis, the jewelry store, is now on the main drag as you enter the harbor. Longchamp is right next to it.

Diamond Genesis and Longchamp have moved to Rue de la Republique across from the ferry dock

Diamond Genesis and Longchamp have moved to rue de la Republique across from the ferry dock

I’ll be blogging about more new stuff; there is lots more to tell you. In the meantime, shop ‘til you drop!

Some News on What’s Happening/Changing at Our St. Barth Office

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

When you return to St. Barth, you will notice a few changes. Two of our long-time staff members at our on-island office finished their contracts on April 30 and left paradise to pursue their dreams.

Many of you know that French born citizen Ted Deltour, who has been with St. Barth Properties-St. Barth since January 11, 2003, began creating jewelry using Tahitian pearls strung on leather and launched his business, Les Trésors de St. Barth several years ago. Lucky for us, he didn’t quit his day job but he spent his off-hours designing and creating pieces for individuals including our staff in both offices. Each piece is unique and gorgeous. His business has grown as has his passion for being a jewelry designer …so much so that he applied and was accepted to the prestigious École de Joaillerie de Montréal in Montreal, Canada. He is eagerly awaiting the start of his classes, although not so eagerly the Canadian winters.

Mai Vu thi Nu has been with us since February 06, 2008. Mai, a native of Belgium, was born to travel. Each summer she has taken a few months off to travel the world and in the course of doing so, she developed a passion for yoga. She began teaching hatha yoga on St. Barth and now wants to live her dream by traveling around the world to learn more as well as train more and more on the different types of yoga as well as massage therapy. Mai’s immediate plans are to spend two and a half months in South America, then one month in Europe, followed by three months India beginning in September and then on to Asia.

Au revoir, Ted and Mai

Au revoir, Ted and Mai

We are very pleased to announce that Anne Laure Amy joined our island team on April 01, 2016. Anne Laure comes from Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France, so coming to St. Barth is a natural place to want to live. She graduated from the Vatel Institute of Lyon with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. Anne Laure, said, “I’ve always loved hosting, organizing meals and traveling. I’ve traveled a bit alone and with my family to the USA, Canada, Spain, Greece, Brazil, Thailand, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands and Belgium. Greece and Brazil are two of my favorite countries.” She also loves dancing, music and the cinema, Anne Laure is here to give you, our loyal client, the best service possible. “Working at St. Barth Properties is the opportunity I have been waiting to have for a long time and I am glad to be part of the company because I am passionate about this Island, villas rentals and I am very service-oriented.”

Bienvenue Anne-Laure!

Bienvenue Anne-Laure!

We honored Ted and Mai at our last weekly cocktail party of the season with a toast and a gift. Ted received a luggage case for his jewelry and Mai received a piece of luggage for backpacking.

Farewell Cocktail Party at Bagatelle April 27, 2016

Farewell Cocktail Party at Bagatelle April 27, 2016