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ISLAND HOPPING: AMANDA LINDROTH DESIGN

I don’t know about you, but this time of year has me longing for the tropics, and not just any tropics either. I’m thinking about the impossibly chic bastion of elegance, old world manners, and charm that is Lyford Cay.

I was introduced to Lyford Cay through my splendid friend John Fondas and through him I met the most marvelous people – like the exquisite Amanda Lindroth, who welcomed us into her home with warmth, grace, and a good dose of tropical glamour. These people just get everything right!

Needless to say, I’m thrilled to share with you Amanda’s most terrific tome, Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design.

From Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design

From Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design

Lindroth can certainly be considered the duchess of Island decoration and design, and her tome suitably celebrates her work, conveying a relaxed, carefree, and independent spirit.

Her book reads more like a fascinating narrative than typical books on design – more autobiographical in a way, sharing what has informed her aesthetic throughout her life.

From Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design

From Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design

From Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design

With the most sublime photos by Tria Giovan and illustrations by the endlessly talented Aldous Bertram, this glorious book will transport you to the tropics and be your guide to effortless tropical splendour.

You can pick up your dreamy copy here – Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design – and you’ll undoubtably be inspired to bring a bit of the islands to your home! Thankfully you can find just the right resource at amandalindroth.com offering Lindroth’s ravishing product range!

OPERA AND LAST NIGHT AT THE MET

James Andrew and Scott McBee at the Met. Photo by Rose Callahan

Scott Mcbee and I were recently treated to the opening night of the new production of La Traviata at the MET Opera. I simply adore these opening night galas, and dressing up to celebrate the evening and those who have put so much into these performances!

The site “Last Night At the MET” and their accompanying instagram feed is a wonderful place to find pictures of yours truly (like those on this post!) and pictures of many other opera goers as well. It’s a place “…where the opera is grand and so is the style.” There are so many interesting interpretations of formal attire these days. Needless to say it’s a #mustfollow, and certainly encourages all to don their “gay apparel.” I’m thrilled to say it must be working, as more and more people are dressing appropriately for the opera!

James Andrew at the Met. Photo by Rose Callahan

James Andrew at the Met. Photo by Rose Callahan

We were so happy to have been captured by the exquisite eye of Rose Callahan who documents the highlights of these magical evenings.

I’m sporting a Tom Ford chartreuse silk velvet evening jacket, ruffled tuxedo shirt, tuxedo pants, ivory, black and grey silk pocket square, black silk faille bow tie, leopard slippers, Cartier Tank Divan watch, Seaman Schepps evening set, a bit of Tom Ford Bronzing gel for a sun kissed glow, and my fragrance is Creed Imperial Millesime. Scott McBee is sporting a Tom Ford brown velvet smoking jacket.