Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Get away in style: St Barths, La Banane

Over the last few days I can't stop thinking abour this vintage paradise... La Banane is a secret hotel, where you feel like you are back in the fifties! 

La Banane - The name is that of the first cabaret revue created by Jean-Marie Rivière who was the hotel’s founding father. Jean-Marie Rivière was a personality in the world of the French music-hall, an emblem of showbiz. He founded and hosted the Paradis Latin and the Alcazar in Paris. His legacy still inspires many international stages.

Jean-Marie Rivière enchanted the Island. At ‘la banane’ he welcomed everybody, celebrities and anonymous friends with equal warmth and festivity. At the time, dancers did the splits among the palm trees !

Photos from

1. In the Spirit of St Barths book, €19,
2. Eugenia Kim Panama hat, €272,
3. By Malene Birger necklace, €107,
4. Blydesign Geode cuff, €40,
5. Charlie & Joe raffia tote, €157,
6. Missoni Mare Bikini, €300,
7.Ivory full coral pattern, €180,
8. Bottega Veneta sandals, €370,
9. Lem Lem Mare Tunic, €122,

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