My first foray into the world of “internet sharing” so to speak was back in 2002 when Bob and I created sbhonline.com. We had fallen madly, passionately in love with the island of St. Barths (not hard to do) and we started a website and discussion forum about the island. Keep in mind, these were relatively new days for the internet and we were amazed at how popular the site became.
It was the intensity of the positive reaction to the website and the participants’ extreme interest in the restaurants and chefs on the island that lead us to write a book entitled “Paradise Found: The people, restaurants and recipes of St. Barthélemy”.
It was a fun project and we meet so many charming and interesting restaurant people in connection with writing the book that we threw caution to the wind and renovated a 150 year old barn on our property into a fine dining destination restaurant (we had been lawyers prior to this turn of events). I know – nuts!!! We ran the Still River Cafe for six years (we got some nice press along the way – SRC Press) before moving to Boston with our awesome golden retriever Max.
Now we get to enjoying cooking and dining again BUT from the other side of the curtain!