St. Barth

  By Gary Walther Do Brasil: This is the restaurant Robinson Crusoe might eventually have built, sturdy, wind-proof tables and chairs underneath a copse of palms, and upstairs a dining room whose aesthetic has more to do with carpentry than design (above). It’s right on Shell Beach, a vest-pocket of

By Gary Walther At 2:37pm on Sunday, July 24th, Nikki Beach St.Barth went critical. It was Super Hero Party Day and Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and assorted other comic book characters emerged from the kitchen headed for a table of eight. The chief prop was a large-format bottle of Taittinger, sparkler

By Gary Walther Some luxury hotels have a double identity. They promote the alluring side, and they scarcely mention the other side, which sometimes has its own allure. Case-in-point: One of THD’s favorite hotels in the world, the Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France. (That very long name? The Cheval