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DISCOVER

West Indies Helicopters

April 16, 2019

Private Transfer By Helicopter

Save time as you transfer to the destination of St Barth. Connect directly from your flight in St Martin with West Indies Helicopters and fly over to St Barth in no time at all. After just 15 minutes to take care of paperwork, hop aboard your helicopter and enjoy the quick flight over incredible views of turquoise waters.

Key points: Private charters up to five passengers from St Martin to St Barth 

Plus: Fly to St Barthélemy or other regional destinations such as Pointe-à-Pitre, Anguilla, Antigua, St Kitts, Saba, Marie Galante, Puerto Rico... 

Rates: One way to the Rémy de Haenen Airport in Saint Barthélemy:
From Princess Juliana International Airport: 1400€ 
From Grand-Case Espérance Airport: 990€

MORE INFO HERE>> West Indies Helicopters

DISCOVER

Jet Ski Tour

April 15, 2019

Excursions Around The Island Of St Barth

With family or friends, skim across the deep waters around St Barth on a jet ski accompanied by a certified instructor. Starting in the idyllic lagoon in Grand-Cul-de-Sac, right by Le Barthélemy hotel, the staff at Jet Ski Tour will escort you out to sea for an initiation or fun excursion on these sea scooters, for 30 to 90 minutes. 

Key points: For the most exciting excursion at sea, go for the Island Tour aboard the highest quality, most powerful jet skis.

Plus: Group tours for up to 8 jets skis. 

Options: 
Initiation: 30 minutes
Discovery: 60 minutes
Island Tour: 90 minutes

Rates start at 90€

MORE INFO HERE >> Jet Ski Tour

NEWS

les voiles de st barth richard mille

April 13, 2019

10th Edition, April 14-20, 2019

Over the past 10 years, Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille has become one of the most important events in the world of yachting. Sailors from around the globe compete on challenging racecourses during five days of intense racing in the heart of the Caribbean, around the island of St Barth. More than just a nautical event, the regatta is also known for its fabulous festivities on shore. Head to Gustavia to celebrate this exciting 10th anniversary!

Key points: In addition to a competitive spirit on the water, every evening for a week there is a festive ambiance at the race village, with a series of concerts and special surprises.

Plus: During the five days of racing, enjoy watching close to 70 boats as they race along the shores St Barth. A magnificent panorama not to be missed…

Schedule
DAY 1
Saturday, APRIL 13
9.00am Welcome
2.00pm Registration desk opens
3.00pm Race Village bar opens
7.00pm Live Music “François Bry – Power Trio”
8.30pm Live Music “Caribbean Boys”

DAY 2
SUNDAY, APRIL 14
10.00am Registration desk opens
3.00pm Race Village bar opens
5.00pm Registration desk closes
5.30pm Skippers’ Briefing
6.00pm Opening ceremony at Quai de Gaulle
7.00pm Art & Food Market – L’Ardoise
7.30pm Live Music “What the Funk”

DAY 3
MONDAY, APRIL 15
12.00pm Start of the race – 1st day
3.00pm Race Village bar opens
6.00pm Daily prize giving
7.00pm Art & Food Market – Ociela
7.30pm Live music “What About Pink”

DAY 4
Tuesday, APRIL 16
10.00am Start of the race – 2nd day
3.00pm Race Village bar opens
6.00pm Daily prize giving
7.00pm Art & Food Market – Ociela
7.30pm Live music  “Latin Sugar”

DAY 5
WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 
10.00am Start of the race – 2nd day
3.00pm Race Village bar opens
6.00pm Daily prize giving”
Starting at 6:30pm:
Crew Dinner: “Pirates of the Caribbean” at Shell Beach
Show Laser and Fireworks
DJ Philippe Paris, Patris Gero, sax by Michael Ghegan

DAY OFF
THURSDAY, APRIL 18
Starting at 11.30 am:
Day off at Nikki Beach
(by reservation only)
5.30pm Race Village bar opens
7.30pm Live Concert “Caribbean Boys”

DAY 7
FRIDAY, APRIL 19 
10.00am Start of the race – 4th day
3.00pm Race Village bar opens
6.00pm Daily Prize Giving
6.30pm Video projection of race images
7:00pm Art & Food Market – Villa Marie
7.30pm Live Concert “What the Funk”

DAY 8
SUNDAY, APRIL 20
10.00am Start of the race – 5th day
2.00pm Race Village bar opens
6.30pm Art & Food Market – Le Manapany
7.00pm Awards ceremony with special guest Pierre Casiraghi
8.15pm Fireworks & Laser Show 
8.30pm Concert Live “What about Pink

Next edition of Les Voiles: April 12-18, 2020

ART

alexandre nicolas: vanité helvètique

April 11, 2019

Bold, Puzzling Sculpture 

Almost like performances, some of Alexandre Nicolas’ sculptures are large-scale, ephemeral works of art. Sculpting sand or ice, the artist cultivates his taste for dramatic presentation and his fascination for shaping raw materials. These experiences led him to the quest for new materials, such as the discovery of synthetic resin-like crystal, in which he embeds smaller pieces.
Intrigued by modern myths and symbols as a contemporary artist, Alexandre Nicolas provokes a dialogue on the notion of vanity and the creation of this emblematic work titled “Vanité Helvètique,” which is surprising to say the least. The symbol of death appears before your eyes, with a figural skull embedded in synthetic crystal. There is a sense of lightness, as if time was stopped instantaneously and the skull has been caught floating in a transparent housing. The exterior coldness of the resin is counterbalanced by the bright color of the sculpture inside. The form and red color of the cross evokes the look of the Swiss flag. 

Price: 16,000€

Characteristics: Sculpture, one-of-a-kind piece, embedded in synthetic crystal. Height: 12” / Width 12” 

Work by this artist can be seen at ventedart.com

Cédric Calmels: cedric@ventedart.com

DESIGN

VILLA AXEL ROCKS

April 10 2019

Rent This Beautiful Pearl

Elegant and distinctive, Villa Axel Rocks opens its doors to welcome you for a combination of luxury and relaxation. A creative, contemporary touch will delight you the moment you walk in. Unusual furniture, designer lighting, and beautiful works of art add a serious dose of charm.

The villa is ideal to unwind with friends or family. Every detail has been conceived for your absolute comfort: lovely spaces that open onto the main terrace, a headed infinity pool with a submerged bar, a fully equipped modern kitchen, private bathroom with terrace, pool table, king-size bed…

Villa Axel Rocks is ideally located in the heart of Gustavia. Boutiques restaurants, and discothèques are just a few steps away. Nestled on the hillside, this villa enjoys unblocked views of the Caribbean Sea.

Sibarth is proud to include this villa in its collection of private rental properties. For a unique experience, the agency provides a warm welcome and an array of services throughout your stay, including access to a concierge 24/7.

Characteristics: 2, 3, or 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

Prices from $25,000 / week

Weekly rentals, more info here>> Sibarth

NEWS

Barts | Risotto & cie

April 5, 2019

A Whole New Concept

Enjoy a convivial moment with good food, either on the terrace or in the air-conditioned lounge at Barts | Risotto & cie. 

At noon, grab a quick and tasty bistro-style lunch. In the evening, the new menu exclusively features various kinds of risotto and delicious cocktails. To prolong your evening, why not play one of the board games available for everyone.

Key points: Risotto bar

Plus: It’s like Happy Hour, but it’s Happy Risotto at Barts | Risotto & cie, Monday-Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm: choose three small risottos to share!

MORE INFO HERE >> Barts | Risotto & cie

DISCOVER

le cafe de st barth: le timousse

April 5, 2019

Made in St Barth,

For fans of strong, robust coffee, Bruno Dubreuil, artisanal coffee roaster and founder of Café de St Barth has created an exceptional coffee on the island. This kind of brew, known as monsooned coffee, is transformed via humidification with seawater and salty breezes before being dried in the sun.

In the days of commerce by sailing ship, it took about six months for coffee sent from India or Indonesia to reach Europe. The humidity impacted the coffee, which fermented and changed color. Inspired by this lost tradition, Le Café de St Barth takes advantage of the climate in St Barthélemy, from the quality of the water and strong, salty winds to create a coffee that is unique in the world.

Key points: Le TImousse made in St Barth, is a specialty, monsooned coffee, unique in the world.

Plus: For an ever better flavor when drinking the coffee, it’s preferable to buy beans. The coffee should be consumed as close to roasting as possible and should be ground right before use.

Character: The taste of this coffee has a woodsy final note and a slightly bitter taste. 

Price: 10€ - 227g

MORE INFO HERE >> Le Café de St Barth

NEWS

saint-b’art book & jazz festival

April 4, 2019

The Rhythms Of Jazz 

On April 4-13, 2019, the association Saint-B’Art puts reading in the spotlight with visits by visiting authors to the island’s schools. To add a musical interlude, the week also has a full calendar of jazz concerts. Over 15 musicians in various configurations will perform in different locations across the island each evening. Opening night at L’Esprit Jean-Claude Dufour in Saline.

Jazz schedule

L’Esprit

Thursday, April 4, 7pm-10pm: Opening Concert 

Le Sélect

Friday, April 5, 7pm-10pm: Brooklyn Swing All Stars

Elementary School, Gustavia

Saturday, April 6, 8pm-11pm, Jazz Jam with Groovy Five and Guest and the Bitin Brass Band

Manapany

Monday, April 8, 7pm-10pm: Django Reinhardt NY Spirit & The Swing Time Vocal Duet, “Tribute to Ella and Louis”

Anglican Church

Tuesday, April 9, 7pm: Gospel concert with Gilda Solve

Le Barthélemy

Wednesday, April 10, 8pm-10pm: Paris New York Hot Swing and The Buchwick Cats

Villa Marie

Thursday, April 11, 8pm-10pm: Claude Hall Bossa

Le Toiny

Friday, April 11, 8pm-10pm: Closing Concert with the Claude Hall Swing Quartet

SHOPPING

boucheron: serpent boheme

April 2, 2019

A Resolutely Precious Necklace

The Serpent Bohème collection, dedicated to the iconic Boucheron serpent, has revealed a new design, as delicate as it is sensual. One with 16 motifs, the other with six, this long necklace in yellow gold was redesigned with turquoise stones, a color full of vitality. The protective spirit of the serpent and a symbol of eternity are subtlety found as visual reference.  

The delicately twisted chain evokes the scales on a serpent. The effect of this serpent in gold, in which sensual undulations were chiseled, is more elegant than ever.

In addition, the pendant, set with diamonds and turquoise stones, symbolizes the head of the serpent. The new design, like a honeycomb, allows light to bathe the stones and make them even brighter.

Key points: A new piece from the emblematic Serpent Bohème collection is at once contemporary and timeless, highlighting the turquoise.

Plus: Be bold and creative as you combine two or three pieces from the Serpent Bohème collection to create your personal style. 

Prices: 

Necklace 16 motifs: 44,100€ 

Necklace 6 motifs: 7,200€ 

Characteristics: Necklace with 16 motifs set with turquoise and pavé diamonds; 8 turquoises for 47 carats, 128 round white diamonds totaling 5.04 carats; 33.2g of 18K yellow gold 

Points of sale >>

PARIS:

Boucheron, 32, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

Boucheron, 26 Place Vendôme

ST BARTH:

Diamond Genesis, Rue de la République

MONACO: Boucheron, One Monte Carlo

GENEVA: Boucheron, 13 rue du Rhône

NEWS

lil rock restaurant: reopening

March 28, 2019

The Simplicity Of Caribbean Style!

The beach of St Jean is livelier than ever with the reopening of Lil Rock. You’ll find the same winning style as last time, yet housed in a brand new structure. Lil Rock places an accent on the best aspects of Caribbean Style: tasty cuisine, an idyllic setting with feet in the sand, relaxed atmosphere with music…

Key points: An incomparable island ambiance, marked by simplicity and conviviality.

Plus: Food and drinks at reasonable prices

MORE INFO HERE >> Lil Rock

NEWS

st barth: victoria now open

March 26, 2019

Awaited With Impatience

With the Port of Gustavia as a stunning backdrop, Victoria is now open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. In an elegant setting, perfect for meeting family and friends, you’ll enjoy the surprising menu created by chef Yiannis Kioroglou. 

MORE INFO HERE >> Le Victoria

ART

Tanc

 

March 26, 2019

Fascinating Street Art 

Strong color, linear variations, graffiti: elements that define paintings by Tanc, one of the most successful street artists of his generation. Influenced by the abstract expressionists, this visual artist/painter born in Paris grew up as a graffiti artist, be it on the street or on canvas.

Today, nuances of black, an accent on line and color, and the vitality of graffiti-style writing are at the heart of his work. Like a nod to the work of Henri Michaux, Tanc’s research is based on the synthesis of strokes, rhythm, color, and energy.

Painting on canvas, 135 x 120 cm, unique work of art, price on request

Several works by Tanc are available on ventedart.com

Cédric Calmels - cedric@ventedart.com

DESIGN

porsche: mission e taycan

March 18, 2019

The First Entirely Electric Sports Car

The Mission E concept study, the name currently used to describe Porsche’s complete electric offering, will be known as the Taycan. Two electric motors, one at the front and one at the back, will power the Taycan. The motors will produce 600 horsepower (440 kW), with acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds and to 200 km/h in less than 12 seconds. 

Exterior Design 

This four-door model is inspired by the Mission E concept, with some similarities to the Porsche 918 Spyder. 

A Digital Interior

Calling on OLED technology, the Taycan offers innovations such as gesture control. For example, a responsive system identifies the instrument looked at by the driver, who can thus navigate through the menu by simply moving their eyes and validating their selection via a button on the steering wheel.

Key points: Porsche predicts an 80% charge in just 15 minutes, as the Taycan uses a new technology for a rapid recharge with 800 volt standard Combo CCS.

Plus: Without impacting its performance, the car’s maximum autonomy is over 500 km.

Price: Starting at 90,000€

Available late 2019 

Points Of Sale >>

PARIS: Centre Porsche Paris 16, 17 Rue Gros, 75016

MONACO: Centre Porsche Monaco, 13, Boulevard Charles III, 98000

GENEVA: Impasse Colombelle 2, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex

ART

alain le chatelier

March 21, 2019

Under The Tropical Sun

After a first visit to St Barth, French painter Alain Le Chatelier, fell completely in love with the Caribbean. Since then, the beauty of the tropics has slowly crept into this work, where lush vegetation and hot colors make his paintings truly captivating. 

Fascinated by the laidback lifestyle of Saint Barth, Alain Le Chatelier pays homage to all that creates the charm of the island: the blues of the sea, the cactus, the hummingbirds, shells... The juxtaposition of such elements, often in unexpected ways, combines flawlessly with his explosive use of color.

After a first glance, it seems that the signature of Alain Le Chatelier’s work can be found in the presence of a full environment, completely integrated into the canvas. The idea is to both delineate and perfect what he is painting within an envelope of greenery. For example, on a canvas of Grand-Cul-De-Sac, one can see a bestiary of flora and fauna that inhabits the bay. In the foreground, every detail counts. There are large cacti, as well as flowering plants, while a small bird shows the tip of its beak. In the background, the main subject, the sea and its turquoise waters. The artist continues to add exquisite details: nuances of pink in the sky, the force of the waves in the lagoon, a sailboat bobbing on the horizon, the reddish roofs of the Creole cottages, the palm trees bending to the wind… The canvases are busy, but every element has its place.

A man of many talents, the diversity of Alain Le Chatelier’s artistic production is prodigious. Some of his work evokes the brilliant style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who has influenced generations of artists who followed in his footsteps. These fabulous anthropomorphic portraits composed of fruits, vegetables, flowers, or even animals can be found in Le Chatelier’s incredible repertoire as well.

Every series of the artist’s paintings are simply adored by art lovers as well as the general public. The permanent exhibit of his work includes over 20 pieces where Alain Le Chatelier’s great love for nature is omnipresent. The paintings, including panoramas of the island, display the extent of the artist’s extraordinary universe.

These canvases are open to interesting metaphorical interpretations. It’s up to you to take a look...

Prices: Starting at 5,000€

MORE INFO HERE >> Les Artisans

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