St. Barths

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Travel is one way to arouse and expand the sensory experiences of your surroundings. It’s also at the core of our brand. There is so much to take in—color palettes, traditions, cadence of lifestyle—yet a trip to your own grocery store can be inspiring if you are open to it. I love to explore new places so that our collections are always authentic and reference our own personal experience of a place.

What location could be more quintessential than St. Barths to inspire our first resort collection? I completely relax in the sophisticated ease of the off-season pace. I love St. Barths the most in May.

 

 WHERE TO EAT

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Croissants and coffee from La Petit Colombe, ceviche at Dõ Brazil, dinner at Maya’s..

 

 WHERE TO RELAX

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Driving around, you inevitably discover many beautiful places. And of course, you cannot beat the beauty of the island by boat. The “take your breath away, never want to leave” spot is David Ray’s home, Villa La Pointe.  The beach by Eden Roc is beautiful and an afternoon relaxing on the beach at Isle de France cannot be beat.

 

 WHERE TO STAY

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I have stayed in a house, on a boat and in a hotel (recommend Le Toiny)- each mode offers a unique way to enjoy the island. This trip, we stayed in a WIMCO Villa. Their concierge service is unparalleled and staying in a home gives you a certain freedom to get out, get lost, and explore the island on your own.

 

 WHERE TO SHOP

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For me, it is a trip to the pharmacy. Nothing like a French pharmacy.  Next to Nikki beach are a few great boutiques and in Gustavia, Poupette is my one-stop-shop for beachwear.

 

WHAT TO PACK

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My beach essentials are: Bain de Soleil #4, a towel, and a bikini. I’m a very organized and light packer, and I make sure my carry-on has any essential I might need during the flight. I pack pieces that can easily be styled together in many different ways for the places I need to be, which is the same consideration I apply as I design each collection.