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Raleigh

Jubla Coffee Raleigh

Jubla Coffee Roasters Raleigh NCJubla Coffee Roasters –
Delicious coffee, studious NC State University crowd, love the yellow and dark wood color scheme. Had a fried egg and cheese on a biscuit that was slightly sweet and delicious! Great spot if you are on NC State campus,  they have an additional location in North Raleigh.
2100 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC
www.jubalacoffee.com

Las Vegas (Off the Strip)

I always love a friends birthday as an excuse to a head to warmer climate for a few days. Vegas can be tons of fun, for me it was about exploring  O F F The Strip! Both the new Arts District and Freemont East are short Uber rides from the strip and full of eclectic stores, restaurants, galleries and coffee shops.

Las Vegas Off the Strip Guide

Art District

Makers & Finders Coffee Las VegasBuffalo Exchange Las VegasOff the Strip Guide to Las Vegas

Vesta Coffee Roaters Art District Las Vegas
Vesta Coffee Roasters
Vesta Coffee Roaters Art District Las Vegas
Vesta Coffee Roasters

Art District

A 10 minute Uber ride off the strip. The downtown Las Vegas Arts District is an up-and coming area that is full of art galleries, boutique coffee shops and retro/thrift stores.

Makers & Finders – coffee shop and cafe
Bright and stylish spot with amazing coffee and yummy latin fare. Great spot for breakfast.
1120 S Main St, Las Vegas NV
www.makerslv.com

Buffalo Exchange –
High-end thrift store. Products displayed beautifully. I scored here!
1209 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
www.buffaloexchange.com

Vesta Coffee Roasters –
Urban contmeporay feel, they roast the coffee in the back
1114 S. Casino Center Blvd. #1 Las Vegas, NV 89104
www.vestacoffee.com

Fremont East

Public Us Las Vegas
Public Us
Public Us Las Vegas
Public Us
Public Us Las Vegas
Public Us
Turmeric Flavors of India East Fremont
Turmeric Flavors of India

Fremont East

A 15 minute Uber drive from the strip, covered in street art, and full of cool bars and restaurants. Just up the road from here is Fremont Street which is a less crazy version of the Strip.

Public Us – start here and make your way towards Fremont
Strong neighborhood vibe,  farm to table fare and great coffee.
1126 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
www.publicuslv.com

Turmeric Flavors of India
Delicious Indian food, so many yummy options. Great prices
700 E. Fremont Street, Su #A

Places Worth Going

Lotus of Siam – take an uber, in a strip mall, not a nice area.
The best thai food I have E V E R had. We went for lunch. They have an impressive wine cellar.
953 E. Sahara Ave. Ste A5,  Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
www.lotusofsiamlv.com

Herringbone
Great for a leisurely brunch. Lounge outside on the chic patio. Feels more like Santa Monica then the middle of the strip!
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. – located in the Aria Hotel
www.herringboneeats.com

East Freemont Las Vegas

 

Puglia – Bike Tour

Alberebello - Trulli

Alberebello - Trulli

Alberebello - Trulli

Puglia Bike Tour Cicolposse

Alberobello – 23.6 miles & 18.2 miles

Today was the first real day of riding.  We broke the ride into 2 segments with a break for a cappuccino, lunch and tour of  the town of Alberobello.   Our charismatic guide Nemo shared his knowledge of his beloved city, the first known Trulli city dating back to the 14th century.  All  Trullis were constructed with white limestone and without mortar so that they could quickly be dismantled in order to evade taxes.

Day one we did a short 12 mile ride to get used to our bikes. We road to the coolest little local coffee/bar shop. They had the most amazing ceramics made from local artists.


 

Puglia bike to Matera

Puglia bike to Matera

Bike Trip Ostuni Puglia

Bike Trip Puglia

Matera via Palagianello – 40.2 miles

After breakfast at the Maseria we rode through the trulli filled coutryside to the town of Palagianello. The town was founded in 1102. We enjoyed a yummy lunch at a funny cafe in town (my Moms Italian was very helpful).  After lunch we had a 45 minute drive to the ancient cave town of  Matera. We met our fabulous guide for sweats and cappuccinos before entering the historical center know as Sassi.  In the 3rd Century BC the city was allegedly founded by the Romans. The city was dug into the rocks. In 1993 was declared “World Heritage” by UNESCO. The best way to see Matera is to wonder around the winding streets, we laughed that this never would be allowed in the US, too many obstacles!

It was a 2 hour drive back to the Masseria. For dinner we went into the old town of Ostuni (10 minute drive), which is known as the white city. We ate at the charming family restaurant Taverna della Gelosia.  It is a popular local spot that was chalk-a-block full of the owners collection of shadow box framed religious relics.  As with all of Puglia they are known for their appetizers. Try the pasta nera, it is a medieval recipe.

Ristorante Taverna della Gelosia
Vicolo Tommaso Andriola, 26, 72017 Ostuni BR, Italy
+39 0831 334736
www.tavernadellagelosia.it


 

Luigino - Puglia

Luigino - Mesagne - Puglia

Li Veli - Salento - Puglia

Li Veli - Salento - Puglia

Li Veli - Salento - Puglia

Li Veli - Salento - Puglia

Bike Tour Puglia

Bike Tour Puglia

Bike Trip Puglia

Cellino San Marco (Le Veli)  – 39.9 Miles

Today we rode to the Li Veli winery with a stop at Luigino D’Errico in Mesagne for cappucino made by Luigino himself. From there we rode to the beautiful winnery Li Veli in the Salento area. We enjoyed a beautiful private lunch with wine tasting followed by a tour of the winery.

For dinner we went to Al Solito Posto. This is unlike any pizza place I have ever been to. Loved the contempory fun interior. Again it was hard not to fill up on the unbelievable appetizers.

Masseria Li Veli – private wine lunch
72020 Cellino S. Marco (BR) Puglia – Italia
Tel. +39 0831 618259 | info@liveli.it
http://www.liveli.it/en

Al Solito Posto – gourmet pizza
Via Cesare Braico 37, 72017, Ostuni, Italy
Tel. +39 0831 305850
www.alsolitoposto.it


 

Biking to Martina Franca

Puglia Martina Franca Bike Trip

Biking to Martina Franca

Biking to Martina Franca

Biking to Martina Franca

oil oil tasting Puglia

Olive Oil Tasting Puglia

Olive Oil Tasting Puglia

Olive Oil Tasting Puglia

Cooking Class Ostuni Puglia

Cooking Class Ostuni Puglia

Puglia Bike Tour

Martina Franco & Olive Oil Tasting at Trisole – 38 miles

Today we stopped for cappuccinos in the beautiful historic town of Martina Franca.  The Gran Café, is located directly outside of the city gates. We had time for a very quick walk around of the city and then back in the saddle to ride to the Family Owned Trisole Olive farm.

We were so lucky to be at the olive farm during harvest. Outside the farm there was an olive tree that is over 1000 years old. Walking into the harvest area the smell was overwhelmingly delicious. We saw two processes of making olive oil. The traditional process with old stone that grind the pit and the olive which produces a more bitter and strong olive oil.  And the new way which the pit is removed from the olive and produces a more delicate taste.

For dinner we went into Ostuni for cooking class. We dined at the same delicious restaurant Osteria del Tempo Perso.

Gran Café – cappuccino break
Piazza Venti Settembre 7/A, 74015 Martina Franca
Tel +39 329 375 9082
http://grancaffemartina.it

Osteria del Tempo Perso – for dinner
Via G Tanzarella Vitale, 47 – 72017 OSTUNI
Tel. +39 0831 304819
www.osteriadeltempoperso.com


 

Puglia Bike Tour

Bike Trip Puglia

Bike Trip Puglia

Puglia Bike Tour Cicolposse

Puglia Bike Tour

Bike Trip Puglia

Puglia Bike Tour

Puglia Biking

Cycling Along the Coast – 37 miles

Today we skirted the ocean with its numerous beach clubs and miles of undeveloped beaches. We stopped at another local coffee shop overlooking the Adriatic before doing a climb up to the mountains. We ended the biking portion of the trip at a beachside restaurant.

We enjoyed a fun and information wine tasting at the Masseria and followed by yet another wonderful dinner.


Cicolposse

I can not say enough wonderful things about our biking tour with Cicloposse.  For me it is very important to experience the local culuture. The places Marco chose were as local as it gets. Some of the coffee shops, cafes and bars I could not even find online. I felt like we got a true Italian experience. The bikes were top of the line. Marco and Tomaso were wonderful and always kept us laughing. Julianna was behind the scenes and did everything to make our trip seamless and customized to our groups desires and abilities.  We are already looking forward to our next adventure.

Masseria Cerverolo, Puglia

Masseria Cerverolo

Masseria Cerverolo

Masseria Cerverolo

Masseria Cerverolo

Masseria Cerverolo

Masseria Cerverolo

Masseria Cerverolo

Masseria Cerverolo

Masseria Cerverolo

 

Stay

Masseria Cerverolo
S.P.14 Ostuni – Martina Franca
+39.0831.303729 | info@masseriacervarolo.it
www.masseriaververolo.it
The masseria Cervarolo is a farm with trulli houses. It was built in the XVI century, and has been restored over the past 5 years. It is located just 6 km from Ostuni village.

We called the Masseria home for 6 nights, while we explored Puglia by bike during the day.  The owner Tio and the staff made us feel so welcome from the moment we arrived and they were waiting at the entrance. The most beautiful breakfast is served in the dining area.  The library area in the main masseria serves as an evening cocktail area, where it is fun to meet other guests. In the comfort of the library area we had an educational wine tasting evening from a lovely, passionate young sommelier.  Late afternoon simple cooking classes are organized to show how to make the local specialties (orcchiette, focaccia, taralli, and  biscotti).

I dream (most comfortable bed with ironed sheets) of  returning to this beautiful retreat.

Sienna

Sienna Duomo

Sienna Duomo

SIenna, Italy

Sienna

Sienna
We did a day trip out to Sienna via the train.   The train is very easy and drops you at the bottom of the city.  Then we took a long escalator up to the old city.  We enjoyed wondering through the streets that are a bit less crowded before reaching the Piazza Del Campo. There is a great coffee shop on the corner right when you enter the old town gates.

Eat

Osteria Le Logge
Via del Porrione, 33
+39 0577 48013
Loved this restaurant. The kitchen has a large window that looks out to the streets. Just one block off of the Piazza Del Campo. Make a reservation, ask to sit on main floor.

Florence

Florence

Boboli Gardens

Boboli Gardens
Boboli Gardens

Stay

AIRBNB in the center of Florence

Florence Apartment in City Center

Florence aparment
L’Antica Torre (The Ancient Tower)
My parents and I stayed in L’Antica Torre and we loved it! The apartment is beautiful and so interesting with all of its history. We loved to meet the owner, Gianni and learn the history of the tower and how he renovated it. The apartment is spacious and incredibly clean. I could not believe the location, it is smack in the heart of everything. We enjoyed walking across any of the bridges to get out of the city center a bit and found prices for food less and a bit less touristy. The tower is a 5 story walk up which made us feel like we could indulge in pasta and gelato.
www.airbnb.com

Eat

La Menagere Florence
la ménagère
Cafe il Sole, Florence
Cafe il Sole
Trattoria Angiolino | Florence
Trattoria Angiolino

*All dinners in Florence it is best to make a reservation.

La Ménagère – best for cappucino and light food
Via dè Ginori 8r | San Lorenzo Neighborhood
www.lamenagere.it
This unique modern space is a perfect setting to get some early morning (they open at 7) work in while drinking a cappuccino. It draws a trendy crowd of both locals and tourists.

Cafe il Sole – best for casual lunch
Via Guelfa 25r | San Lorenzo Neighborhood
We went to the Marceto Centrale for lunch, not realizing the main floor is closed on Sundays. Fortunately we stumbled upon this eclectically decorated, think rose decorated tablecloths, christmas lights and Italian soap operas on the tv cafe. Food was great and prices were even better. I had my go to pesto gnocchi followed by a cappuccino. Interior decor is cute and cozy and they have outside dining. A great alternative to the Marceto Centrale when in the Saint Lorenzo area. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Mangiafoco Caffè | Dinner or Glass of Wine/Cheese
Borgo Santi Apostoli, 26
+39 055 265 8170
This cute restaurant was a few steps from our Airbnb. We came here for a glass of wine and ended up staying for dinner. Food is yummy, interior is cozy, staff is very friendly.

Cantinetta Delle Terme | Dinner
Via Delle Terme 14r
+39 055 239 6084
This restaurant was downstairs from our Airbnb. Although it is located just one block off the main drag, it has fair prices and not too touristy. I really enjoyed the ribollito soup and they have nice wine by the glass. Make a reservation and request to sit on the main floor.

SAN SPIRITO NEIGHBORHOOD  – Staying in the city center can be overwhelming crowded, not to mention expensive for dining.  I love finding the spots that locals love. The San Spirito Neighborhood is a short walk across the bridge (one or two up from the Ponte Vechio).

Trattoria Giovanni | Dinner
Via Sant’ Agostini, 38R | San Spirito Neighborhood
Loved this tiny restaurant. Here I enjoyed bruscetta with pecorino and truffles to start. Followed by picci pasta with ragu. We had dinner here, they are also open for lunch.
www.tattoriagiovanni.it

Trattoria Angiolino | Dinner
Via di Santo Spirito, 36 R | San Spirito Neighborhood
+39 055 239 8976
Fun scene, big bar which you can dine at which is not common in Florence. We left at 11:00 and there were still people waiting to sit down.

Puglia, Monopoli

Its that time of the year again. Fall off season,  which translates to: travel time.  First stop is Don Ferrante Hotel perched on the rocks above the Adriatic Sea.  The tiny city of Monopoli is the heal of Italy’s boot is comprised of narrow white stone streets, large rock stone pavers, white ceramic pots laden with succulents, castles, cathedrals and the beautiful blue sea.

Don Ferrante, Puglia

Don Ferrante

monopoli

Don Ferrante, Puglia

Don Ferrrante Puglia

Don Ferrante Breakfast

Don Ferrante, Puglia

Monopoli, Puglia

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 Stay

Don Ferrante
This tiny boutique hotel is beautiful and has the most stunning views of the Adriatic Sea. The staff is exceptionaly friendly and accomindating. The rooms are elegant down to the Frette ironed sheets. The breakfast is wonderful, try to get a table in the window perched above the sea. Persecco on the roof top terrace is a must. I loved everything about Don Ferante.
www.donferrante.it

Eat

When in Monopoli eat the seafood. Throughout the day fishing boats come and go with the daily catch. You can watch the locals catch octopus with their hands.
Puglia has many wines to offer and at incredibly reasonable prices. My preference is Primotivo.
You will want to make reservations for dinner.
Puglia is known for its appetizers. Many times they will just be sent out without ordering them. Often times we found ourselves full before the main courses had arrived.

il Guazzetto
Via Dell’Erba 39/41
Monopoli | 080 4107175
Local, very authentic.

Crested Butte

Girls trip – We hiked from Aspen to Crested Butte and back. From Maroon Bells it took us 4 1/2 hours of hiking and with stops for lunch and to admire the flowers about 6 hours. We spent 2 nights in Crested Butte and then hiked back to Aspen, both ways we went of West Maroon Pass.
CB-Hike

Stay

The Ruby B&B Crested Butte
The Ruby is wonderful. Welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Innkeepers Chris & Andrea are so friendly and accommodating. The breakfast is gourmet, complimentary beer, cocktails and snacks are available throughout the day, loved the townie bikes, less then a 5 minute walk to town.
1 800 390 1338
www.therubyofcrestedbutte.com

The Purple Mountain Lodge Crested Butte
The owner Chris helped us feel at home and well-cared for, from delicious breakfasts to fun beer-tastings in the afternoons. Location is excellent – close to all the shopping and restaurants. I especially liked the crisp white bed linens.
714 Gothic Ave – Crested Butte, CO (1/2 a block from the Ruby)
1 877 349 5888
www.purplemountainlodge.com

Eat

CB-Daily-Dose
Daily Dose – breakfast, lunch, coffee
Great spot for a quick and healthy bite. Grab a sandwich or breakfast burrito for a day on the mountain skiing or biking. They also have great smoothies, coffee and homemade baked goods. Lots of clean and organic products. They have wifi, good spot to get some work done.
502 Bellview – Crested Butte, CO (next to Clarks Market)
970 349 5589
7am – 5pm

Secret Stash – dinner
Iconic pizza joint in center of town. Loved the fig, procuitto and truffle oil pizza. Excellent vibe
303 Elk Ave – Crested Butte, CO
www.secretstash.com

Pitas in Paradise – lunch
Loved the small salad (its huge) with a side of gyro meet. Fun deck outside. Casual vibe.
302 Elk Ave – Crested Butte, CO
www.pitasinparadise.com

Camp 4 Coffee – coffee
Incredible coffee in a tin shed plastered with old license plates. Fantastic outside patio seating right in downtown Crested Butte. Very popular spot, be sure to get some local roasted beans to go.
www.camp4coffee.com

St Barts (yes again)

One of my favorite occasions is when work and play intersect in a perfect crossroad. This perfect cross-over has happened for my Mom and I. We have been invited to help in the staging of Villa Palmier on St. Bart’s for an eight page photo spread that will appear in 2016’s Summer French Elle Decor magazine. This fabulous opportunity has been afforded to us by the home owners and my dear friends, Kate and Matt Holstein.

This is my second visit to Villa Palmier. It is tucked into the stoney slopes of the Island and overlooks Anse Des Cayes beach.

The home is decorated with a clean modern elegance that still captures casual island living. With a living room and kitchen that literally adjoins an outdoor pool and sundeck, happy guests feel like they are living in a paradise tree house.

Quaint small restaurants, patisseries, sandy coves and turquoise blue water are found at every turn in the winding roads. The house is in the perfect location, just above the airport and equidistant to the harbor in Gustavia and the town of St Jean.

Do Brazil St Barts
Do Brazil – Shell Beach
Saline Beach
Saline Beach
Petite Anse
Petite Anse
Hotel Manapany Anse Des Cayes
Hotel Manapany | Anse Des Cayes
Gustavia St Barts Art & Placement
Gustavia
Hotel Christopher St Barts
Hotel Christopher | Cheval Blanc
Hotel Le Toiny St Barts
Hotel Le Toiny
Toiny Beach Club
Toiny Beach Club
Hotel Manapany Anse De Cayes
Hotel Manapany Anse De Cayes
La Petite Colombe
La Petite Colombe
Le bar de l' oubli
Le bar de l’ oubli | Bonito
Bonito St Barts
Bonito
O’Corail St Barts
O’Corail

Le Grain de Sel - St BartsVilla Palmier St Barts

Villa Palmier St Barts

Villa Palmier St Barts

Villa Palmier St Barts

Villa Palmier St Barts

Villa Palmier St Barts

Villa Palmier St Barts

St Barts – French West Indies

Moke | St Barts
Villa Palmier | St BartsTaïwana - St Barts
Gustavia Fish Market
Do Brazil St Barts
Do Brazil St Barts
Columbier St Barts
St Barths
Gustavia St Barts

 

STAY

Villa Palmier St Barts
Villa Palmier St Barts
Villa Palmier St Barts
Villa Palmier St Barts
Affagato Villa Palmier
Villa Palmier St Barts
Villa Palmier St Barts
Villa Palmier St Barts

VILLA PALMIER
I spent the past week with my dear friends Kate and Matt in their new home in St Barts. It was a special trip with lots of laughs,  great friends, exceptional  food, plenty of rosé and lots of swimming. They have done a phenomenal job with the renovation and  decorating. Some of my favorite times from the week were spent at Villa Palmier in the hammock taking in the view, together in the the kitchen cooking amazing fresh fish,  enjoying afternoon affagatos, taking many dips in the pool and the outdoor shower. I am already dreaming of when I can come back to this paradise.
www.villapalmier.com

 

BEACHES

St Barts Villa Palmier

Petite Anse Beach

Flamands Beach
go early in the morning, it is a fairly quiet beach. Stop at La Petite Colombe Boulongerie, pick up croissants aux amandes and café crème and enjoy down at the beach. Great beach for a beach walk and swim.

Petite St Jean Beach – White sand and calm clear water make this an ideal beach. My first evening was spent here watching the sunset with a bottle of rosé. This beach is steps away from the heart of the village St Jean which has plenty of boutiques and restaurants for when you need a break from the sun. Nikki beach and Eden Rock are here. A fun beach for an early morning swim.

St Jean – Another beautiful beach, steps from the village of St John. Enjoy a glass of rosé at the bar on the beach at boutique hotel Tom’s Beach. Great beach for a swim.

Shell Beach – Go here after having lunch at Do Brazil. Swim out to the cliffs on the left side of the beach. Its about a 300 yard swim, calm water. This is a fun and lively beach.

Colombier – This beach can only be reached by a 30 minute hike or by boat.

Corossol Beach – This is a small fishing village, off the beaten path with a quaint  beach. Stop at Dream Time Boutique the only shop here, they import beautiful wooden furniture, bowls, cutting boards from Bali. Then go for a dip.

Governor Beach – Beautiful large beach, feels very remote.

Petite Anse – Tiny shallow swimming hole,  tucked into the cliffs. Follow the stairs down and  into the water. Perfect spot to bring a book and dangle your feet into the water. Or do like we did and buy Argile Clay from Marche U  (5 euro) and do face masks before taking a dip. The cove is protected from the waves with a rock wall, so the water is very calm.  It is between Flamand and Colombier.

Saline Beach – Not a problem if you forget your swimsuit, this is one of the 2 swimsuit optional beaches. I love this secluded beach (it was a bit windy).  Fun to have lunch at Le Grain De Sel before or after going to Saline.

Toiny Beach – Popular surfing beach, strong current, so not great for swimming.  We parked at the beautiful 5 star Relais & Chateaux Le Toiny Hotel. Then were shuttled down to their fun beach club.

 

EAT

BOULANGERIE CHOISY St Barts
bar-de-oublier
Eating St Barts
Do Brazil St Barts
Bonito Gustavia St Barts
Gustavia Fish Market
Gustavia Fish Market
Ti Marche St Barts
Eddy’s – Gustavia
Rue du Centenaire, Gustavia; 590-590-275-417
This island institution is hidden in a enchanting garden behind a stone wall. The menu focuses on fresh, Creole-style seafood, without much fuss. Try the lentil salad.

Hideaway – St Jean
St. Jean; 590-590-276-362
www.hideaway.tv
Good simple food at a good price. I recommend the California pizza, a crispy thin-crust pizza with tomato and an abundance of garlic.

Les Bananiers – Columbier
Next door to my favorite bakery La Petite Colombier. The atmosphere is more laid back than some of other restaurants. Seems popular with locals.  They have a traditional french menu (fish, meat, foie gras, escargot, sweatbreads) and pizza.  I recommend the escargot, shared the lobster curry and for dessert the creme brûlée.

Do Brazil – Shell Beach
Open everyday for lunch
www.dobrazil.com
Enjoy a long lunch right on the beach. Very fun and casual vibe. Try the wahoo tataki and of course rosé is a must. Go for a swim out to the cliffs after lunch.

La Petite Colombe – take away breakfast
The best Boulongerie and just up the hill from Villa Palmier. This was a must every morning and the earlier you get there the better.  A few of my favorites: croissants aux amandes and  pain au chocolat for breakfast, grab a sandwiches and  lentil salad for lunch at the house or on the beach and be sure to grab a baguette to enjoy later in the day.

Le Select –
Rue de la France, Gustavia
This kitschy hotspot is known for beer and burgers. Centrally locacated in the center of Gustavia. We grabbed the fish of the day to take back to the house

Le Bar de L’oubli – cappuccino & people watching
3 rue de la France, Gustavia
7:30 am – 11 pm
www.bardeloubli.com
Right in the middle of  Gustavia, this is a great spot to enjoy a cappuccino and croissant in the morning. Fun people watching, good local crowd.

Tamarin – special dinner
Grande Saline St (near Saline Beach)
www.tamarinstbarth.com
Go here for a memorable dinner experience.  The lush tropical garden setting is stylish and enchanting with paths leading to hidden dining areas, each area with a different feel and vibes. 

Bonito – special dinner
Gustavia
Hands down my favorite dinner place for a special night out. Make a reservation for on the terrace with a view. Plan to arrive early or stay after for a drink on the couches (great photo spot). Beautiful beach chic decor. The grilled octopus starter and grilled sea scallops are outstanding. Elegant staff keep serving an assortment of ‘muse bouche’ which add some surprises to the evening.

Ti Marche
Lorient, 97133 Saint-Barthelemy
Fruit and vegetable market open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The fresh produce comes from Guadaloupe. Stock up on the pure coconut water. Have a fresh smoothie made while you shop, I like the carrot, mango, and papaya mix.

Gustative Fish Market
At the entrance of Gustavia, there is a little fish market, you have to get there early—all the fish is usually sold out by 9 am. A group of local fishermen sell their early-morning catch to restaurants, locals, and visitors. In addition to langouste (Caribbean lobsters), you can often find dorade, wahoo, and tuna.

Isoletta – casual chic pizza
Gustavia
Casual italian, fun vibe & excellent pizza.

O’Corail
Grand Cul de Sac – lunch on beach
On the beach literally, toes in the sand, super casual but excellent seafood, fresh fresh, great view of bay with wind & kitesurfers. Best tables are below the restaurant.

Le Grain De Sel –
Saline
Great lunch spot before going to Saline Beach.

Shop
French Indies Design - St Barts

Baya – St Barth
23, rue du Général de Gaulle – Gustavia
World inspired, eautifully curated home accessories and jewelry

French Indies Design
Maison Suédoise, Gustavia
http://www.frenchindiesdesign.fr
Beautiful shop on the far side of Gustavia Harbor owned by Karine Bruneel a St. Barth–based architect and interior designer. They have lovely furniture, textiles, glassware, and unusual decorative baskets, candles, jewelry and pottery.