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hublot: big bang unico red magic

March 13, 2019

The Power Of Red

Hublot has once again called on its limitless imagination to create a world-premiere watch design. This time, Hublot has dedicated its innovative approach to ceramic, adding vivid color. A triple tour de force, the colored ceramic invented by Hublot is groundbreaking both in terms of the material itself and the manufacturing process. 

The color is obtained through an innovative technique in which a fusion of pressure and heat sinters the ceramic without burning the pigments. Having mastered the basic hues with this method, Hublot is now ready to introduce a whole new world of colored ceramics to its watch collections. 

For this first, ceramic model with color, Hublot has chosen a bold red, which symbolizes power, passion, and glory. The Big Bang Unico Red Magic is undoubtedly an ultra-resilient ceramic watch full of fire. 

Key points: World’s first ceramic with a vibrant color

Plus: In addition to the bright color, the density of the material makes it harder than conventional ceramic.

Characteristics: Polished red ceramic case; 45 mm diameter; 15.45 thickness; polished red ceramic bezel, with black composite resin bezel lug; polished titanium black PVD “H” screws; sapphire glass with anti-reflective treatment; skeleton matte red dial with red appliqués and black luminescence; Hublot HUB1242 - UNICO chronograph movement with automatic rewinding; water resistant 10 ATM (100m), 72 hour reserve power; Red and black structured rubber strap.

Edition limited to 500 pieces

Price: 25 900€

Points of Sale>>


Time, Rue de la République, Gustavia

Carat, Rue de la République, Gustavia


Hublot, Rue du Rhône, 86


Hublot, 2, Avenue de la Princesse Alice, Monte Carlo


Hublot, 10, Place Vendôme, 75001

Hublot, 271, rue Saint-Honoré, 75001

Hublot, 50, rue Pierre Charron, 75008


la guerite: backgammon night

March 12, 2019

Get ready to play!

Between two tasty cocktails, take a break and enjoy a game of backgammon. In partnership with the Ascony boutique, La Guérite restaurant invites you to play the world’s oldest board game. Find your perfect partner and try out your strategy! 

Key points: Game night with six backgammon boards available in the lounge at La Guérite.

Plus: For those who enjoy a good smoke, choose from a selection of delectable cigars.

Tuesdays starting at 8pm

MORE INFO HERE >> La Guérite


form fitness

March 12, 2019

7-Day Access

A team of personal trainers invites you to stop in and explore the Form Fitness gym in St. Barth. Different options to use the gym make it convenient for everyone’s schedule. The weight lifting and cardio-training room have all of the latest generation machines.

From a one-day pass to a monthly plan, create a personal program with one of the trainers. Based on your capabilities and the options you choose (from CrossFit to Boxing, Pilates, or Stretching...), opt for solo or accompanied training.

To remain diligent, nothing is better than personalized training with a professional instructor. Custom-designed sessions allow you to progress rapidly with visible results.

For those who prefer group classes, more than 10 different disciplines are on the schedule each week. Sign up for Abs-buttocks, Body Sculpt, RPM, Yoga...

Key points: Various options to use the gym facilities

Plus: Open Sunday 9am-12pm  

Options: Access from a day pass to a monthly plan, including group classes.

MORE INFO HERE >> Form Fitness


pipiri boutique mc2

March 11, 2019

Bright Colors To Take Home 

Planning a little shopping trip? While in Gustavia, be sure to visit the Pipiri Boutique MC2 in its authentic Creole cottage. This is the perfect place to fill your shopping bags with everything from beachwear to elegant shirts and an entire collection of accessories.

If you like prints, you’ll love the colorful ensembles with a long dress paired with a one-piece ultra feminine swimsuit. You’ll also find the relaxed and charming spirit of St Barth in the 100% cotton canvas beach tote and the beautiful Panama hat that serves as the perfect accessory. 

Key points: Quality clothing from the Italian brand MC2 Saint Barth.

Plus: Pieces to mix or match to make your wardrobe quite trendy!

Prices and sizes:

Katelyn dress 199€ - S, M, L

Juliette swimsuit: 99€ - S, M, L

Vanity beach bag: 139€ 

Hat: 69€

MORE INFO HERE >> Pipiri Boutique MC2


la guerite: greek party

March 8, 2019

100% Greek Menu

La Guérite invites you to enjoy a 100% Greek menu every Saturday evening. From the popular Tzatziki to such specialties as Spanakópita on the savory side and Milopita as a sweet, the focus is on The Cyclades for a taste of Hellenic cuisine that is food for the gods.

Key points: Discover new flavors as part of a 100% Greek menu. 

Plus: Also enjoy a selection of fine wines, as well as cocktails prepared by a bar staff that excels in mixology.

Price: 70€/person

Saturday, starting at 7pm

MORE INFO HERE >> La Guérite


fendi: peekaboo mini pocket

March 7, 2019

New Version Of Iconic Bag

Fendi has once again reinvented its Peekaboo handbag, this time with pockets. The bag is decorated with two exterior pockets of different dimensions, making this the most versatile version of this bag, yet always as feminine and elegant. The twist lock on the top opens delicately to reveal two compartments separated by a stiff divider.

Points forts: This timeless handbag can be used for all occasions and in every season!

Plus: Exists in various sizes and colors to please all women

Characteristics: Handbag in orange calfskin; gold-finished metal accents; lining with zipped pocket; adjustable handle and strap. Made in Italy.


Peekaboo Mini: 2,800€

Peekaboo Regular: 3,800€

Points of sale >> 


Fendi, Rue du Rhône 62


Fendi, 51 Avenue Montaigne, 75008

Fendi, 265 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001

Fendi, 9 Rue des Archives, 75004 

Printemps, Fendi, 64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 

Galeries Lafayette, Fendi, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 

Le Bon Marché, Fendi, 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 


electric loading

February 21, 2019

Ultra-Rapid Charging For Your Electric Car!

Charge your electric vehicle in just ten minutes thanks to Electric Loading. This French start-up offers ultra-rapid systems, with charging stations adapted to all types of vehicles currently on the market. And the more recent your car, the faster the charge!

Quick examples for 2019 models with the HYPER LOAD option on a public charging station:

Renault Zoé 2: Charge in 10 minutes rather than 2 hours at 22kw/h

Nissan Leaf: Charge in 12 minutes rather than 6 hours at 22kw/h 

Tesla Model 3: Charge in 15 minutes rather than 3 hours at 22kw/h

Porsche Taycan: Charge in 8 minutes rather than 4 hours at 22kw/h

Two solutions, modular and innovative products 

- HOME LOAD solution, a simple system of quick charging at your house, accessible to everyone. One-hour average charging time based on vehicle model.

- When you need an even quicker charging solution, opt for Pour HYPER LOAD. This ultra-rapid charging station offers a charge up to 360kW in less than 10 minutes with the possibility to charge up to 12 cars simultaneously.

Key points: Electric Loading is the newest solution for easy, fast charging of all kinds of electric vehicles.

Plus: Electric Loading develops and installs turnkey solutions adapted to the needs of their clients, from individuals to businesses.

Starting at 1,100€ HT 

International delivery

More info here >>


01 85 51 03 95 - info@electric-loading.com


la guerite: an evening with friends

February 14, 2019

Fashion Show & Pop Up Boutique

La Guérite invites you to share a fun-filled experience every Wednesday. In La Guérite’s festive ambiance you’ll enjoy a menu of delicious food, a selection of fine wines and surprising cocktails. 

What makes Wednesday so special? It’s time for a fashion show presented by the Volver and Gisèle boutiques. Delight in this opportunity to discover a world of exciting brands and see their sumptuous collections in a new light.  

Key points: Fabulous dinners with authentic cuisine served in the height of fashion.

Plus: Throughout the evening, you’ll be treated to a parade of beautiful designer pieces from the Volver and Gisèle boutiques.

Every Wednesday, fashion show starting at 8:30pm

MORE INFO HERE >> La Guérite


le cafe de st barth: specialty coffees

February 13, 2019

Coffee Break With Bruno Dubreuil, Artisanal Roaster 

Can you tell us a little more about the profession of an artisanal coffee roaster? 

Artisanal roasting is a technique used by a master roaster. The process consists of grilling the beans in a uniform manner without burning them and allowing the aromas to be fully developed. Our desire is to highlight the specific attributes of each kind of coffee as much as possible. The passage from green coffee to roasted coffee is very meticulous and requires numerous controls and adjustments.

What are the steps in roasting coffee?

We would never give away the secrets of how we roast our unique coffee! But I can tell you that the average temperature is 231.5°C and the process lasts about 20 minutes. This is in contrast to commercial roasting where the coffee is heated to about 800°C for 90 seconds, but the aromas and flavors do not have the time to develop and the beans are often completely burnt.

Where does your coffee come from and how do you choose it? 

We exclusively use specialty coffees, the very best in the coffee family. This superior-quality coffee must meet the world’s highest standards, from growing methods to distribution. To be labeled a specialty coffee, it must have a minimum rating of 80/100 points according to the criteria of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA).

What is traceability? Are you in direct contact with local producers?

A specialty coffee should be 100% traceable, from the farm where the beans are harvested all the way through the distribution to customers. It is cultivated in specific zones, on small plots of land that meet the precise geographic and climatic conditions that create coffees with unique flavor.

We lived more than 12 years in Central America, which allowed us to establish personal relationships with the coffee producers.

How is coffee grown? 

The specialty coffees are cultivated at high altitudes, starting at 4,593 feet (1,400 meters). The altitude allows the coffee plants to generate beans that are very dense and have a rich, complex taste. Once they are harvested, the beans are dried or washed according to precise methods that allow specific aromas to develop.

How many kinds of coffee do you sell? 

That depends. We follow the harvests, so Ethiopian coffee is not harvested at the same time as the coffee in Central America or Indonesia. It depends on the season, the exposure, and the maturity of the fruit. We offer primarily fair-trade, organic coffee.

Our coffee is sold ground or as beans, and roasted in terms of different tastes and the extracting process used. In a way, we produce custom coffee.

How can you tell if you are choosing good coffee? 

The best choice would be 100% pure Arabica coffee. Like good wine, we like the notion of appellations for specialty coffees. From the specialty coffee plantation to the drinking of the brew, everyone involved in the chain of production should work toward producing exceptional coffee.

How can you tell is a coffee is good for drinking?

Coffee should be drunk like good wine. When tasting it, you should judge the color (equivalent to the robe of a wine), the direct aroma (the bouquet) using the nasal passages, as well as the flavors, the persistence, and all of the overall perceived sensations. When one speaks of the taste profile, it’s the sensory attributes of the taste and aroma.

What are the principal criteria for drinking coffee?

Bitterness: Desired up to a certain point, this recalls the characteristic taste of grapefruit rind or dark chocolate. This is sensed in the back of the mouth.

Acidity: This creates a light sensation of something slightly sour, like a lemon, and differs from a bitter or sharp taste. This is an important element in the balance of a brew. 

Aromas: This is the ensemble of sensations analyzed by the nose (and the pharynx) to determine the olfactory notes of the coffee (caramelized, fruity, chocolaty, floral...). 

Roundness: This reflects the general balance of the aromas.

Body: This refers to the “thickness” of the coffee in your mouth, and is based on the viscosity and strength of the brew.

Finale: This is how long the aroma and flavors remain on the palate after swallowing the coffee.

What advice can you give us for the conservation, preparation, and tasting of your coffee? 

Coffee is a demanding, sensitive product that should be protected against the loss of its aroma.

Our coffees are packaged in multi-layer bags immediately after roasting, in order to avoid all oxidation and to guarantee perfect conservation of the aromas. The packet protects the coffee from humidity, oxygen, and light.

There are many ways to prepare coffee for drinking, and the way the beans are ground, the temperature, and the water quality are important to success.

Why is one coffee more expensive than another?

The prices of our specialty coffee depend on their quality. They are all rated above 80/100 during taste tests conducted by the experts at the Specialty Coffee Association of America as opposed to mass-market coffee, so the prices vary in terms of supply and demand. Specialty coffee sells for approximately three times more than ordinary coffee, and can reach very high prices in certain cases. Jamaican Blue Mountain and Kopi Luwak from Indonesia are among the most expensive coffees in the world.

Price: Starting at 8€ per bag

MORE INFO HERE >> Le Café de St Barth


le barthelemy: barbecue on the beach

February 12, 2019

Surf & Turf

What fun for a couple or a large group to spend an exceptional evening on the beach at the five-star Le Barthélémy hotel. The barbeque menu includes a selection of appetizers to share, plus lobster or red meat subtlety braised on barbecue. And be sure to leave room for a farandole of desserts to share. 

Key points: Lobster and red meat on the BBQ: an ideal mix of surf and turf to enjoy on the beach

Plus: The atmosphere simply could not be more romantic, as the sound of the waves mixes perfectly with live music

Price: 89€/person

Wednesdays starting at 7pm

MORE INFO HERE >> Aux Amis Plage


excellence des sens®

February 6, 2019 

A Temple Of Relaxation 

For a moment of perfect enjoyment, put yourself in the hands of the physio-spa professionals at Excellence des Sens®, located in the heart of Gustavia. Christophe Marchesseau, an internationally recognized masseur-physiotherapist-osteopath known for his hands of gold, excels in massage therapy by way of his many styles of personalized, high-quality treatment. 

Key points: Blending techniques of osteopathy and massage- physiotherapy, Cristophe Marchesseau’s Excellence des Sens® physio-spa invites you to enjoy a moment of absolute relaxation. 

Plus: In addition to body and facial massages, the physio-spa also offers movement workshops, movement workshops, beauty treatments, and an instant steam room...

Rates: Starting at 150€

MORE INFO HERE >> Excellence des Sens®


baz bar: 20th anniversary

February 12, 2019

Live Music To Celebrate 

An exciting musical ambiance is guaranteed right in the heart of Gustavia, as Baz Bar invites you to stop by on Monday, February 11 thru Saturday, February 16, to mark its 20th anniversary. To celebrate in style, Baz Bar features White Chocolate, a duo comprising Michael Ghegan on saxophone and Quincy Mumford on guitar, starting at 8:30pm each evening.

Key points: From sushi to tapas, by way of delicious burgers, the menu has something to please everyone. 

Plus: Spend a relaxing evening with live music by White Chocolate. 

Monday, February 11 thru Saturday, February 16, 8:30pm



le barthelemy: wine tasting

February 11, 2018

A Special Wine Tasting Experience 

In a relaxed yet elegant island setting, enjoy a private moment and learn how to better appreciate different kinds of wine. The sommelier at the five-star Le Barthélémy hotel presents Master Classes to teach you about vineyards and varietals from around the world.

In order to fully understand the art of pairing good food and fine wines, enjoy a tasting session with Reynald, the sommelier. With his 11 years of experience as a sommelier in prestigious, starred restaurants, Reynald will impress you with the depth of his knowledge. After your wine tasting experience, the restaurant welcomes you for a memorable culinary voyage, with a menu featuring delicious cuisine that marries French and West Indian flavors.

Key points: This wine-tasting initiation includes winemaking techniques before guiding you through a series of up to four organically produced wines.

Plus: One mystery bottle will be offered at the end of the wine tasting

Master Class: Approximately one hour, including a cheese plate and a glass of wine 

Price: 39€/person

Mondays from 6:30pm–19:30pm

MORE INFO HERE >> Restaurant Aux Amis 


bagatelle: delicious tuesday

February 6, 2019

A Unique Culinary Experience,

In the heart of Gustavia along the waterfront, Bagatelle invites you to its “Delicious Tuesday,” a culinary experience designed around five courses divinely concocted by chef Sofiane Dridi, and accompanied by an exclusive selection of five glasses of wine.

To make this dinner even more special, the menu is a deliciously guarded secret. A gastronomic surprise served in the legendary atmosphere of Bagatelle!

Every Tuesday—February 2019

By reservation only 

Menu: Five courses accompanied by five glasses of wine

Price: 89€/person

RESERVE HERE >> Bagatelle 



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