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What’s happening in St Barts? November 2011 events

Friday, October 21st, 2011

If you have not booked your villa or hotel yet, November is fast approaching. Don’t miss out on all of the fun events that are taking place next month!

St. Barts awakens and prepares for the season

November 10, 2011 – 7:00 pm: Let’s begin with our annual St. Barth Properties Beachside Bash. Join us at Dõ Brazil on Shell Beach for drinks, dinner and music. All of our confirmed hotel and villa guests are invited.

Do-Brazil

Dõ Brazil


November 11, 2011 – 7:00 pm: Rhum anyone? Join us for a Rhum Tasting of top quality rhum Agricole at R St Barth, the new rhum shop in Gustavia. This is a much smaller venue so RSVP to this one quickly before it fills up. (We may add a 2nd tasting November 12 if November 11 sells out).

Entrance-to-R-St.-Barth

Entrance to R St. Barth

If you have not booked your accommodation yet, please email reservations@stbarth.com. If you are already booked, please contact Julia Hurd at concierge@stbarth.com to RSVP.

November 11-14, 2011: Pitea Day – Various events take place commemorating St. Barth’s Swedish heritage. The celebration of the twin cities (St. Barth and Pitea in Sweden) includes a visit by the mayor of Pitea and his delegation.

Hurry! Are you looking for a place to stay between Nov 01 and Nov 12? I have the perfect one bedroom romantic retreat that boasts a private swimming pool and an extraordinary panoramic view. Villa Diaco is available during that period. If you book it for at least seven nights and mention Peg’s Blog to one of our St Barth Specialists, we can offer a “tax free” stay plus a 10% reduction on the published price. That is a 15% savings in all! Call 1-800-421-3396 or email reservations@stbarth.com.

November 13, 2011: Gustavialoppet (which means “Race of Gustavia” in Swedish) – This annual event is known as the Swedish marathon and includes a 3km health walk and a 13km race for local and visiting runners. It first took place in 1991 and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. SBP’s very own St. Barth Specialist Anne-Cécile Bedford will be running in it. Let’s all cheer her on!

November 16, 2011: 7:01 pm. Join me as well as some of our US and St. Barth staff at Le Cellier du Gouverneur in Gustavia. Be one of the first to taste the 2011 Beaujolais Nouveau and let us know if you like it. We are only allowed to do this tasting at precisely one minute after 7:00 pm because St. Barts’ time zone is 5 hours earlier than 1 minute after midnight on the third Thursday of November (the 17th in France) which is the official time that the first bottle can be opened. Please RSVP to: concierge@stbarth.com or call our St. Barth office when you are on the island.

Outside-view-Beaujolais-Nouveau-2010

Le Cellier du Gouverneur outside view - Beaujolais Nouveau 2010

November 16-20, 2011: St. Barth CataCup is a sailing race for F18 class catamarans. St. Barth Properties is proud to be the sponsor of last year’s CataCup winners, the US team of John Casey and his one man crew, Dalton Tebo, a 22-year-old sailing instructor who raced with John last year; they look forward to the competition this year.

John told me that, “The CataCup is a four-day beach catamaran championship that attracts the best sailors in the world. Competitors in the event are champions in everything from around the world racing to the Olympics and world championships. However, the competition is open to beginners also, so there is a great mix of sailors taking advantage of the many pleasures of St. Barthélemy. It creates the distinct atmosphere of competition and a holiday wrapped in one amazing event. The racing isn’t typical either. Each race is different where we need to find rocks to go around, such as le Boeuf and Pain du Sucre. It makes it almost like a nautical treasure hunt”.

CataCup Imagine that!

CataCup Imagine that!

Don’t miss out! If you prefer to be in St. Barth for the Beaujolais Nouveau and the CataCup, you can stay in the beautiful 4 bedroom 4 bathroom Villa Kermao, a wonderful villa that can accommodate from two to eight guests. We can offer you our Drive, Dine and Relax Package that includes a car rental and an evening at home where a private chef will prepare and serve a set menu dinner which you can enjoy on the veranda that overlooks the pool and the starlit view beyond. How romantic! If you mention Peg’s blog, we can make this a tax free booking (-5%) as well. This offer is valid for any 7 night booking from October 20 to November 21, 2011.

See you in St. Barts!

SBP Nov 10, 2011 Party – Save the Date!

Friday, July 15th, 2011

SAVE THE DATES!
The Annual St. Barth Properties Beachside Bash
Rhum Tasting with R St. Barth

Kick off the Season with St. Barth Properties

Now that the 4th of July and Bastille Day are behind us, it’s time to think about the next party! St. Barth Properties announces its annual beachside bash will take place November 10, 2011. It’s a casual, private party for our guests, owners and partners who will be on the island during that time. We value these relationships highly so, why not celebrate the start of the new season and the arrival of our new Live your Dream® Catalogue by throwing a party?

St Barth Properties Annual Beachside Bash
Drinks, snacks, light dinner and entertainment
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Thursday November 10, 2011
Dõ Brazil on Shell Beach

Christine Gordon and Soley have signed on to entertain us so be ready to dance when the song inspires you to boogie (or slow dance if you are feeling romantic). Christine sings Jazz Favorites, R&B Classics, Motown Favorites, and is sure to bring you to your feet with her Dynamic Disco Set! Soley is a Spanish-French guitar player and singer. He often plays in different venues around St. Barth and people flock to see him. You will surely enjoy listening to him. He and Christine will also perform together which is a real treat.

Christine-Gordon-and-Soley-Performing-at-the-2011-Les-Voiles-de-St.-Barth

Christine Gordon and Soley Performing at the 2011 Les Voiles de St. Barth

Dõ Brazil

Many people plan their vacation a around the party so don’t miss out. It is always a great time!

Rhum Tasting and Demonstration at R. St. Barth
Gustavia

Would you like to learn about rhum? There is a new very sophisticated boutique in Gustavia that recently opened. The owner, Mikaël Silvestre is a professional soccer player who played for Manchester United and is presently playing for the German team Werder Bremen. He has taken the time to start a fascinating new business in order to cultivate the Guadeloupian rhum agricole enthusiast. (Stay tuned… I will be blogging about the amazing experience that he has created). But for now, plan on attending a rhum tasting event. The staff will speak about each of the rhums and offer tastings while educating you on their distillation process and what makes R. St Barth unique. We plan on hosting it November 11 and may add a second evening Nov 12 as we are limited to 40-50 people. Be sure to RSVP to both events as soon as you have arranged for your villa or hotel accommodation with us. To do so, just email reservations@stbarth.com.

The-Start-of-the-Bottling-process

The Start of the Bottling process

The-Barrels-of-Rhum-from-Guadeloupe-waiting-to-be-tapped-at-R.-St.-Barth

The Barrels of Rhum from Guadeloupe waiting to be tapped at R. St. Barth

If you have the time to extend your stay to the following week, please plan on attending our annual Beaujolais Nouveau party which will be held at precisely at 7:01 pm on November 16, 2011 at Le Cellier du Gouverneur in Gustavia. Be one of the first to taste it!

I hope to see you in November!