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.
Thursday, April 4, 7pm-10pm: Opening Concert
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
Monday, April 8, 7pm-10pm: Django Reinhardt NY Spirit & The Swing Time Vocal Duet, “Tribute to Ella and Louis”
Tuesday, April 9, 7pm: Gospel concert with Gilda Solve
Wednesday, April 10, 8pm-10pm: Paris New York Hot Swing and The Buchwick Cats
Thursday, April 11, 8pm-10pm: Claude Hall Bossa
Friday, April 11, 8pm-10pm: Closing Concert with the Claude Hall Swing Quartet
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€
MORE INFO HERE >> Pipiri Boutique MC2
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
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