What a treat it was to escape the bitter cold and jet to one of my favorite places on the planet: St. Barths. This French gem was at its finest after the devastation that Irma wreaked on the island in 2017. With many hotels even more beautiful and chicer than before, Eden Roc's new Jean Georges restaurant and Cheval Blanc's expansion were some of my favorites. St. Barths remains a heavenly amalgamation of culture, beauty, gastronomy, fun and great shopping. Here were some of my musts for 2020. xx Ashley
At the Tom Beach hotel at St. Jean beach.
Lunch at Le Toiny
With Club 55 vibes, exquisite cuisine and a beautiful little beach, Le Toiny is a must for lunch. Upon arrival, you are whisked down to the beach in an open air Defender and encouraged to be barefoot...perfection!
Le Toiny's beach restaurant reminded me of a laid back version of St. Tropez's Club 55.
Almost too beautiful to eat - this tuna tartare was delectable.
The new beach restaurant at Cheval Blanc.
Our new St. Barths travel pouch launching soon!
The New Eden Roc
Having just opened in December 2019, the new Eden Roc is better than ever and the new Jean Georges restaurant was my favorite dinner of the trip.
My Borsalino hat I found in Rome this summer & our St. Tropez Clutch.
Sunday Lunch at Nikki Beach
If you are looking for a loud, fun, dancing-on-tables kind of Sunday vibe - Nikki Beach is the place to be. Bonus: when @JimmySax makes an appearance and plays his saxophone alongside the DJ. The crowd goes berserk.
The Pool at Le Christopher
Shopping in Gustavia
An afternoon in Gustavia after a beach day is the perfect time to enjoy the best of St. Barths shopping. My go-to's are Clic (founded by Christiane Celle of Calypso who wrote my first order at Georgetown!) & clothing stores Volver and Delfina. Terra & Mandarine in St. Jean are also great and you can find ASHA there.
Clic Gallery. Among books, fashion, and unique finds, Clic sells striking, colorful photos of St. Barths. I'm coveting an oversized aerial print of Flamands Beach.
Vintage inspired dresses by Dodo Bar Or at Volver.
Loving my new Dodo Bar Or dress inspired by a crochet dress Jane Birkin wore in the 1960s.
Our St. Barths Coordinates Pendant available at Mandarine/Terra in St. Jean.
Dinner at Orega
I had been wanting to try Orega for quite some time and finally made it to this French-Japanese hot spot. The food was delicious & artistic, and even though it is quite intimate, it's a fun spot for a big group.
Sunset Cocktails at Shellona
Until next time... xx