Nick Troubertzkoy’s Paradise in St. Lucia: Jade Mountain Resort

first_imgPhoto edited by Mark James CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Birds chirp sweetly as if they are saying ‘leve! leve!’ (get up! get up!) In St. Lucian patois. The sunlight peeks, as a faint breeze kisses you on the cheek, the sound of waves lashing against the stone saying, ‘that’s enough sleep, you have arrived, you’re here at Jade Mountain, it’s time to begin your day’. You open your eyes and its reality, not a dream.  You are in your sanctuary at Nick Troubetzkoy’s Jade Mountain in St. Lucia. Yes, sanctuary, because its suites are too special to be called rooms, they are called sanctuaries.This picturesque property is complemented by a breathtaking ocean view with St. Lucia’s Piton Mountains insight.Jade Mountain’s enthralling landscape makes one feel as if they are in another world. Entering this property at night gives the sense of “natural mystic blowing in the air.” The journey there is no easy feat; it is a slow process up a one-lane gravel road high up the mountain. The ride is mesmerizing though, and sure to make the visitor wonder how construction was accomplished.The journey is worth it, and the staff at Jade Mountain and its amenities, make sure of that.Once there is verification visitors are on the list, Jade’s personal driver takes you the rest of the way. Once at the resort, they are greeted with warm smiles, a cool washcloth with aromatherapy and a glass of fruit-infused water. Once assigned a Butler/Major Domos (like the awesome Tony!), you are ushered to your sanctuary, and given a cell phone to reach them.  This astounding oasis is divine and comes with a butler too?  What more can one ask for?  This is awesome!A little background about Jade Mountain which is located 1.5 miles North of Soufriere, approximately 55 minutes from UVF Hewanorra International Airport.  Known for its organic architecture, it sits on Morne Chastanet which overlooks St. Lucia’s Piton World Heritage site and the Caribbean Sea. The property rises majestically above the 600-acre beachfront estate and Anse Chastanet Resort.Nick Troubetzkoy, a Russian-Canadian architect, worked with Ron Thom, Bud Wood and Arthur Erickson to build a masterpiece. Troubetzkoy’s love for St. Lucia led him to build it and resorts like the Anse Chastanet.According to their website, “It was his foremost desire to create a unique living experience that would not only take full advantage of the unforgettable views of St. Lucia’s Piton mountains but to essentially allow the onlooker to float into space and become one with them.”Having “great” respect for local woodworkers and masons, Mr. Troubetzkoy employed them to work on his resort which has a distinctive Caribbean flavor. Its 15-feet high ceilings and environmentally-friendly furniture are from St. Lucia; hardwood floors were done in Guyana; and walls were complete with Crushed Blush-toned coral plaster from Barbados.The bathroom is European-inspired with no artificial air.Internet access is available in the reception area as well as the sanctuaries if requested. However, the philosophy at Jade Mountain is to enjoy a “techno-free ambiance.”Other attractive amenities include a boutique, spa, fitness studio, restaurant, and pools. Jade Mountain specializes in Infinity pools (where it appears the pool meets the ocean) which is a perfect setting for lovers.Sanctuaries have celestial categories; the Star, Moon, Sun, Sky and Galaxy.If the visitor is fortunate to be housed in a Galaxy with is the highest level, they will have the “most commanding panoramic views plus biggest square footage.”  There are dining services available and specialty candlelight packages on request or they can dine at Anse Chastanet.Chef de Cuisine Elijah Jules and his team prepare succulent dishes and delightful desserts.Activities of interest include Jazzy Champagne Sunset Cruise, Yoga, Zip Lining, and SeaLife cameras. There is also scuba diving or snorkeling, the Chocolate Lab, shopping, an art gallery and culinary activities if one chooses to leave their sanctuary.Jade Mountain lives up to its lofty reputation. It is obvious why it has won several awards including Most Breathtaking View from Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts and Number One Resort in St. Lucia. It is the only restaurant in the English-Speaking Caribbean to earn a 3 Chef Hat (Toque) rating.   This is a must-do for your Bucket List, you would not have fully lived if you have not experienced Jade Mountain!last_img read more

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Joseph Randle has yet to make a plea for November Kansas Star Casino incident

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Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down Tom Countryman · 234 weeks ago Some people just cannot handle fame and fortune. Mr. Randle would seem to be among this group. Report Reply 1 reply · active 234 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 234 weeks ago There is truth to that Tom. When you artificially elevate people to a status they would never be otherwise, this is that oftentimes happen. Others, on the other hand, take full advantage of their status. Interestingly, Barry Sanders came from Wichita just like Randle. He is now one of the most celebrated NFL Hall of Fame running backs in history. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down jeff · 234 weeks ago Sadly, this sort of thing is no longer newsworthy. Play ball, get money, show true colors. Ho hum. Why even put it in a blog? Report Reply 1 reply · active 234 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 234 weeks ago Jeff, I understand what you are saying and have had the same thoughts. Why does anyone care? Unfortunately, when it comes to our big time athletes, many readers do. This story is getting good hits. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 234 weeks ago Just some more riff raff we here in Wellington get to deal with because of the casino in Mulvane. Think of all the mileage and time it would save our deputies if they had just built the casino off exit 19. Thank you Kansas Star for keeping our jail full. Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Jim Bob · 234 weeks ago It’s a shame the tax payers of Sumner County are getting the brunt of all the criminal actions being committed due to the casino. Half of the Sheriff report are from people doing misdeeds at the casino and being booked into Sumner County Jail by either MPD or KHP. Its a shame the Taxpayers of Mulvane do not get the full bill for the prosecuting, housing, transporting and feeding them. While at the same time they receive all the benefits from it. Is it true we are going to have to hire more prosecutors? Seems like every since they put it up there more and more drugs and criminal activity have been increasing. Tracy can you do a follow up on increases in log reports since it’s been open up north? And how much it has cost Sumner County. I was under the impression it was suppose to be a Destination Casino not a gambling shack for adults only. I see absolutely no out growth going on around it. That is not was voted for. If they are not going to be a Destination Casino it’s time to file suit and get more money from the casino for failure to full fill their obligation. Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down john · 234 weeks ago News flash for Randal. I’m pretty sure your career was over when Dallas Released you during the season!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Joseph RandleSumner Newscow report — Former Dallas Cowboy running back Joseph Randle was back in Wellington this morning, for the third time, yet still has not entered a plea on a November incident that occurred at the Kansas Star Casino.He made a brief appearance in Sumner County Court this morning with a new attorney Craig Robinson of Wichita. The case has been continued to March 17 at 9 a.m.Randle is facing two counts of disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; and interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor. Randle is accused of creating a scene during and after playing Blackjack at the casino that led to an altercation in the parking lot with Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission agent.Randle was recently arrested by Irving police after he was found sitting in a car near another ex-girlfriend’s house. In a dashcam video obtained by TMZ, Randle tells police that he is at the house to retrieve a car of his that was taken without his permission from his home in Wichita.When police inform him that he’s being arrested on a warrant stemming from a speeding ticket he got in a Coppell school zone, he tells them that the arrest is the “end of his career.”Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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