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SUMMERING IN ST BARTH

Ensemble for dinner at On the Rocks, Eden Roc St Barth – Tom Ford mango silk "Spencer" jacket, white cotton shirt with French cuffs, Seaman Schepps shell and pink tourmaline cufflinks, Cartier Tank Divan, Drakes white and navy dot print linen pocket square, vintage floral pant, Max Verre denim tasseled loafers, my fragrance Tom Ford Costa Azzura

Ensemble for dinner at On the Rocks, Eden Roc St Barth – Tom Ford mango silk “Spencer” jacket, white cotton shirt with French cuffs, Seaman Schepps shell and pink tourmaline cufflinks, Cartier Tank Divan, Drakes white and navy dot print linen pocket square, vintage floral pants, Max Verre denim tasseled
loafers, and my fragrance Tom Ford Costa Azzura

Scott McBee is rather keen on St Barth, so often we make a quick trip there every August – it’s actually a good time to go as well, since there are great deals and no crowds. We mostly schedule our trips just off-season to avoid the herds!

Casual chic is the order of the day: I only wore two jackets and was able to pack for eight days in one Vuitton duffle – substantially less than my usual! With such a minimal wardrobe, great care and consideration should be given to one’s selections: a mix of pattern and color so as not to be a total bore, and lots of linen. St Barth is an opulent boheme, so ikat, and batik work rather well. As you can see from our photos, I was not afraid to sport some rather vibrant colors, and mixing them with navy and white works well.

There are so many beautiful beaches to explore in St Barth, and some great culinary offerings as well. St Barth really is the most perfect escape from NYC – and this was a true holiday, with lots of rest and relaxation, lounging beachside and enjoying divine lunches and dinners – all accompanied by a great torrent of Rosé followed by the traditional vanilla infused rum as an after dinner treat. For dinner I highly suggest: Bonito, L’Isola, Eddy’s, Langouste, and On the Rocks at Eden Rock. While shopping in Gustavia be sure and snap up a piece of tahitian pearl jewelry strung on leather at Bijoux de la Mer.

Some more of my St Barth ensembles:

Dressed for dinner – I’m sporting Gucci navy cotton safari jacket, Indian white cotton voile embroidered kurta, vintage orange silk pants, orange suede espadrilles, Hermes Deux Zones Cape Cod watch, and my fragrance Creed Windsor

Dressed for dinner –
I’m sporting Gucci navy cotton safari jacket, Indian white cotton voile embroidered kurta, vintage orange silk pants, orange suede espadrilles, Hermes Deux Zones Cape Cod watch, and my fragrance Creed Windsor

Pre-dinner stroll around Gustavia – Here I’m wearing a vintage  shocking pink linen shirt, Burberry indigo ikat pants, Tom Ford Sandals, Hermes Deux Zones Cape Cod watch, and my fragrance is Tom Ford Costa Azzura

Pre-dinner stroll around Gustavia – Here I’m wearing a vintage shocking pink linen shirt, Burberry indigo ikat pants, Tom Ford Sandals, Hermes Deux Zones Cape Cod watch, and my fragrance is Tom Ford Costa Azzura

Pre dinner beach stroll – I’m wearing a vintage navy linen safari shirt and white and navy pin stripe linen pants, orange suede espadrilles, KJP woven white cotton belt, Cartier Tank Divasn, and my fragrance is Tom Ford Costa Azzura

Pre-dinner beach stroll –
I’m wearing a vintage navy linen safari shirt and white and navy pin stripe linen pants, orange suede espadrilles, KJP woven white cotton belt, Cartier Tank Divasn, and my fragrance is Tom Ford Costa Azzura

Maya’s

Dining at Maya's.

As one might have guessed, there is an abundance of culinary pleasures available on Saint-Barth where Dutch, Swedes, and French all bring the best of their respective cultures. Among the many exceptional restaurants here, Maya’s is a stand-out – Maya herself (who we had the great pleasure to speak with) remains wedded to the idea of making French Caribbean food from the freshest of indigenous ingredients and presenting them in the simplest, most pleasing way. Scrumptious cuisine, a beautiful seaside setting, and a truly handsome staff all coalesce at Maya’s – making it the perfect island dining experience. We loved it so much we went twice on our rather short stay! It comes as no surprise that Maya’s has been the destination of choice for those in the know for over twenty-five years.

In a classic throwback shot, I’m sporting a cotton voile shirt in white turquoise and black, cotton sateen pants and belt in black patent and silver leather trim with grommets all by Gucci, Lanvin sneakers and my fragrance is Zeste Mandarine Pamplemousse by Creed.

Anse de Grande Saline

James Andrew at Grande Saline.

A holiday at Saint-Barth is all about exploring the many magnificent beaches – though of course one should not forget to pair one’s beach destination with a lovely local lunch as well.

Le Plage Saline.

Grande Saline occupies a large and quite untouched cove where you will be met by the dreamiest of turquoise seas, powdery white sands, and yes, a few talcumed derrieres as well – for going au natural is not only acceptable here, but virtually a commandment – we are in the French West Indies after all!



For lunch – Le Grain de Sel – exquisite French and Creole cuisine with a super casual vibe – the perfect place to stop and refill after a tough morning of sunbathing.

I’m sporting a black and white cotton gingham shirt with black trim by Gucci, shorts by Our Legacy 1980-81 in hemp, cotton, and silk; purple crocodile belt with sterling buckle from Ralph Lauren, sunglasses by Lanvin, sandal espadrilles by Christian Louboutin underneath a Robinson Les Bains “Amalfi” bikini in purple.