I went to Cannes to attend the International Luxury Travel Mart (ILTM) last week. Travel agents from all over the world attend this annual event where they come to learn about hotels, destinations and meet with people like me. Of course, St. Barth is my passion, so it was easy for me to talk out the island, our villas and the hotels that we represent. Pascale Minarro, the Directrice at my St. Barth Office met me there and the show was a huge success. In the evening we enjoyed dining at a few of Cannes’ great restaurants (FYI: My husband Steve came with me…did you know that he loves to carry my bags around airports?)
The first evening we went to Salon des Indépendents. The young couple who are the owners prepare one set menu each day. That evening it was Pot au Feu and it was so delicious and so reasonably priced that we were shocked when the got the bill. As we were finishing up a gentleman came into the restaurant with a harp. He started playing and the couple started singing along with him. It turns out that they have music every evening and we had a delightful evening despite the jet lag.
I was told that Cannes means dining on oysters, so another evening we went to Chez Astoux. Once again we had a great time and enjoyed the food.
I came back to the US to unpack and then I repacked for my trip to St. Barth tomorrow. It wasn’t easy because I will be based there until May, so I need to bring lots of stuff. I am looking forward to my stay and will be blogging from there so as keep you up-to-date.
For all of you procrastinators, it is not too late to spend some time in St Barth over the holidays.
The lovely one bedroom Villa Tortue is available for $5000* per week (10 night minimum)
We have the two bedroom beautiful Villa Noé for $23,070* per week (2 week minimum)
The gorgeous just completed luxurious three bedroom Villa Fleur de Cactus is available until January 03 at $45,070* per week (2 week minimum)
Need a big villa? Like to play tennis? The 5 bedroom Villa Pitaya is a great choice at $36,330* per week (10 night minimum)
For other availabilities, check out our website.
Get away from it all! Come to St Barth and enjoy the holidays in the sun. I would love to see you on the island.
* plus tax and admin fee