I was a little skeptical about the journey from LA to NYC to spend under 72 hours in St Barth. But it’s amazing what 2 1/2 days in a hot climate lulling away on a yacht can do for the soul.
I left off on our night out on Le Ti St Barth…The following day it was a hike from Colombier beach where the boat was anchored to Hotel St. Barth Ile de France for a spot of tea and a bit of shopping. The stunning vistas all across the hotel makes it clear why it’s one of the most romantic places to stay on the island. We took a tour of the grounds and saw several of the chicly designed rooms and the super saturated colored furniture all across the property.
Taking the same root back, we clocked about 5 miles of hiking. Colombier beach is a natural preserve and absolutely drop dead gorgeous. From there we swam to the yacht to cap off a stellar morning of working out and retail therapy.
The shopping didn’t end there. Later that evening we attacked Hermes for a second day, picking up bags, sweaters and fogged up the tiny boutique by spraying the new Eau de Pamplemousse Rose fragrance. Linen, a not too far away boutique that makes linen shirts, shorts and pants in every color also saw some good business from my crew. All the men thought it was the perfect uniform for their yachting lifestyle.
We also checked out Le Christopher hotel, a super luxe recently renovated property that looked like the perfect perch for international hipsters. The boutique at the hotel sells a well-edited selection of Linde beachwear and vintage Courreges sunglasses and Rick Owens separates. Then it was off to the interior design legend Christian Liaigre’s Le Sereno hotel for Pinky cocktails and passion fruit magaritas. Liaigre’s minimalist style best defines the mega-wealthy enclave’s design sensibility. He also owns a charming boutique near the port that if you’re lucky to catch while it’s open, sells charming Ted Muehling objets d’arts and Liagre’s own home accessories. A spin around Nicki Beach for some souvenir t-shirts and French designed kids clothes capped off an unbelievable trip to one of the world’s toniest islands.