Elena Bowes

New York-London travel & design writer of a certain vintage looking for meaning and wholeness in life

Take Me Back

April 26th, 2015
St Barts
Wanderings: ElsewhereLovings: Unique Finds

Easter in St Barts is sublime. The jet set crowds have dispersed, the weather is postcard perfect, and  island life  has settled into a mellow daze. Everyone smiles, booking a table is no big deal and the St Barts I remember reappears.


My favourite place for lunch is Tamarin near my favourite beach Saline. Recently taken over by a charming young couple from Biarritz, Tamarin’s food, service and setting all get top marks.


And a new shopping find: Yume in St Jean, which means ‘Dream’ in Japanese.



Owned by Italian Tina Palla who has lived on the island for 26 years, the delectable boutique stocks resort fashion, accessories and homewares from Italy, Mali, Tunisia, Argentina, Ecuador and Colombia. This dog Frisbee doesn’t belong to Palla, but hangs out in the shop every day.


It’s a dog’s life.

April, 2015