Wednesday, September 21, 2011

St. Barths in Style

LDPR’s Stephanie Preston recounts a trip to Eden Rock – St Barths, one of the most enviable addresses in the Caribbean, with fellow stylish LDPR traveler Sara Geen Hill.

Perched on a rocky promontory in St Jean Bay, Eden Rock – St Barths epitomizes the sense of glamour that marked its early days as a retreat for Old Hollywood elite like Greta Garbo and Howard Hughes. Still as glamorous as ever, here’s how to do St Barths in style: 

A Warm Welcome: World-class service at Eden Rock – St Barths begins upon arrival. Champagne, homemade spinach quiches and lime marshmallows were the perfect pick-me-up after a morning of traveling. 

Time to hit the beach: Eden Rock – St Barths is situated on St Jean Bay, one of the most beautiful spots on the island.

Insider tip: Try your luck at paddle boarding, the celebrity beach activity of choice, offered complimentary at the hotel.

My perfect outfit: Missoni silk retro print dress, which even matched the décor of my stylish quarters in the Michaels Suite.

Perfect for an evening of dinner and drinks at Eden Rock’s glam (and delicious!) restaurant On the Rocks.

Villas Galore: St Barths is home to some of the most stunning villas in the world. This fall, the hotel’s Villa Rockstar (pictured above) and Villa Nina will become part of an additional new venture – Eden Rock Villa Rentals (ERVR) – in conjunction with the island’s leading villa rental company SiBarth. Forty of the island’s most sought after properties will be available to guests who seek the privacy of their villa but still want to enjoy private airport transfers and many of the services and facilities belonging to Eden Rock – St Barths.

We just had to check out a few for ourselves…

My favorite? Villa Jade – modern, sleek and sexy with Asian touches throughout – truly a serene island oasis. And the view from the infinity pool is absolutely amazing!

Fit for a Queen: The Freddie Mercury Suite in Eden Rock – St Barth’s ultra-luxe Villa Rockstar is equal parts cool and chic.  

My perfect outfit: REDValentino top and Emporio Armani shorts and belt. Easy to take from villa hunting by day to toasting a beautiful St Barths sunset by night.

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