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FALL 2015

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167 CS D 1. Cheval Blanc's pool. 2. The hotel's entranceway. 3. Picnic on Anse de Flamands. 4. Bathroom with a view. 5. Children enjoy the hotel's garden. 6. Cheval Blanc's weekly fashion show. 7. The Port of Gustavia. 7 6 5 de Haenen invited celebrities to visit the island—Greta Garbo, Howard Hughes and Jacques Cousteau, to name a few. Since that time, St. Barth has main- tained its reputation as a play- ground for the rich and famous. Today, the island attracts visitors from around the world. They come for the beautiful beaches, every kind of water sport (sailing, scuba diving and more), fne restaurants, world- class shopping and sizzling nightlife. But they also come to experience the island's peculiar brand of joie de vivre—one that's laid-back and welcoming. 4 FOR MORE INFORMATION When to go: Winter is the busy season, but the weather in spring and summer is still good. Festivals and sporting events occur throughout the year—from November's Taste of St. Barth (featuring local and international guest chefs) to July's Bastille Day, celebrated with freworks and a Caribbean music festival. Getting there: Unless you're arriving by yacht, fy to St. Maarten from a U.S. gateway then take the scenic 10-minute fight on Winair (st-barths.com /winair/en/schedules) to St. Barth. Cheval Blanc: For information about the Maison and its activities, call 800- 810-4691 or email the concierge at concierge.stbarth@chevalblanc.com. Also visit stbarthisledefrance.chevalblanc.com and chevalblanc.com. About St. Barth: The island's offcial tourism site is a good source of infor- mation about the island—its history, villages, events and options for dining and recreation. Visit saintbarth-tourisme.com. See the video at charlestonstyleanddesign.com/travel/multimedia-gallery. Images of the hotel courtesy Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France. Other images © Charles & Mary Love.

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