Polo Lifestyles now publishing multiple editions each month
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Polo Lifestyles is a monthly modern luxury publication curated
around the jet-set and glamorous world of professional polo.

 Featuring Aida Jahic, Mailis Febrissy and Orane Ragot. Photographed by Claire Barrett. Styled by Polo Lifestyles. 

April 30, 2019

The Role of Charitable Giving & Philanthropy in Rebuilding St-Barths

You are no doubt familiar with the concept of “It takes a village.” Perhaps your reference point is the originating African proverb. Perhaps its from the 1996 book by former US First Lady Hillary Clinton. 


Whatever the case, the underlying sentiment is the same: the best problem-solving requires collective action by all members of a community. And in the case of addressing th...

April 30, 2019

ST-BARTHS GUIDE: SIX SPAS FOR TOTAL REJUVENATION

Sisley Spa
Hotel Christopher

Spa Le Sereno
Le Sereno

Cheval Blanc Spa
Cheval Blanc St-Barths Isle de France

Le Barth Spa & Blow Dry Bar
Le Barthelemy

Spa by Clarins
Le Guanahani 
(Opening late 2019)

In-Room Spa Treatments
Eden Rock
(Opening late 2019)

April 30, 2019

Either rebuilt or brand new, 10 of St-Barths' exclusive hotels deliver five stars

Hotel Christopher
Located on St. Barths’ northern coast, Hotel Christopher provides luxury-seekers with an intimate getaway. Each of the 42 guest rooms and suites features neutral decor with pops of bright orange throughout and comes outfitted with a private terrace, free Wi-Fi, a minibar and Sisley toiletries. 
Visitors leave this Preferred LVX hotel feeling com...

April 30, 2019

Putting a Face on Concierge Services
Today’s market for concierge services demands the highest attention given to the smallest detail. And in the world of luxury villa rentals, concierge reputation is everything. West Indies Management Co., or simply WIMCO, whose portfolio of properties in St-Barths continues to become more and more luxurious, found that making concierge services more personable is key to happy, returning customers. 


“At WIMCO, ou...

April 30, 2019

Ah, fine dining: the joys and the frustrations. Sumptuous bites and novel entrées. Navigating the process of getting the table you want with the maître d’hotel. 


Wine pairings and specialty cocktails de la maison. St-Barths is a haven for all of the above, and with a few perennial favorites and fresh, can’t-miss hot spots, you definitely won’t go hungry or dissatisfied. 


Armed with our knowledgeable and connected WIMCO concierge Jules, we planned...

April 30, 2019

SALINE BEACH
A long, deep virgin beach undisturbed by development. Pack a picnic.


COLOMBIER BEACH
The most famous and a tour boat stop


FLAMANDS BEACH
Peaceful turf near Cheval Blanc Isle de France


ST-JEAN BEACH
The busiest, most popular beach in St-Barths situated at the end of the airport runway


LORIENT BEACH
A favorite beach for surfers and those wanting surf lessons


SHELL BEACH
A peaceful and popular retreat a few minutes outside of Gustavia


GO...

April 30, 2019

ARRIVE (AND DEPART) IN VIP STYLE

One of the services we always opt for in St-Barths is VIP arrival and departure with St-Barths Services. 


Brice Cagan, who's been our VIP handler for decades, strongly recommended our arrival and departure vis-a-vis San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The jet charter service serving the San Juan to St-Barths route, Tradewind Aviation, had excellent reviews from everyone. "It's the new way to go," said Stiles Bennet, president of...

April 30, 2019

Surrounded by sparkling blue water, the island of St-Barthelemy, or St-Barths as it’s better known, first appeared as a speck on the horizon from the window of our Tradewind Aviation jet that took off from San Juan only 45 minutes earlier. 

Descending closer, we circled the tiny island once as the pilot informed us that afternoon winds dictate an alternative landing pattern on the super-short runway at the Gustavia (SBH) airport. The typical landin...

April 29, 2019

St-Barths’ Mardi Gras, locals promised, was a familial Carnaval in true Caribbean fashion. Every shop and business closed by 2 pm in order to participate. 
Carnaval began in the heat of the day and finished that evening at Le Ti St-Barths. The parade brought out groups of friends and family in coordinated costumes: traditional and national costumes mixed with super hero themes, a little BDSM, and more. The industries of the island and their lavish...

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