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January, 2010:

Palm Beach

WIJW is off to Palm Beach for The American International Fine Art Fair!
We’ll attempt to bring you daily coverage of our romps around the island. In the meantime we’ll leave you with this impression to get you in the mood.

Palm Beach coastline.

The Palm Beach coastline.

Christopher Hyland

James Andrew at Christopher Hyland

While trekking through the Himalayas, Christopher Hyland happened upon a bolt of indigenous textile – and it was not only love at first sight, but a fortuitous meeting that informed the course of Hyland’s career – sending him on a world wide quest for more exquisite textiles. A visit to Hyland’s luxurious showrooms, showcasing an extensive selection of rich and unusual designs, (many in pre-industrial age coloration), and all of the highest quality, might just have you falling in love as well! You’ll find all that you need here whether your taste is high style traditional or lux minimalist, and Hyland has one of the most extensive collections of Italian made textile, aiming to keep alive the breadth of design – from historical based documents to the latest modernist creations.

Detail at Christopher Hyland

Detail at Christopher Hyland

Hyland tells us the secret of his success is looking to the new and modern, while embracing and sustaining great design from the past – “…The fusion of the two will be the great statement of the 21st century…,” Hyland says with some authority. We at WIJW could not agree more and always look to achieve a similar marriage of the best of the past and present.

Detail at Christopher Hyland

Exploring the myriad of possibilities at Christopher Hyland showroom, I’m wearing an aubergine velvet jacket and gray flannel pants by Gucci, Turnbull and Asser shocking pink cotton shirt with contrast white collar and cuffs, gray and black silk polka dot pocket square, Seaman Schepps black pearl cuff links, pewter silk tie by Charvet, silver chain link belt by Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent black leather “Windsor” loafers, my fragrance is Windsor by Creed. Photos by Christopher Hyland.

Resources Rule

James Andrew - East 60th Street.

I love creating something that clients never dreamed possible (or possibly never knew they wanted)! – The challenge is to produce a cohesive statement that reflects the tastes of the the clients – creating an environment that not only soothes and comforts but elates and inspires the spirit.

An indispensable part of being a successful designer is having exceptional resources – one such resource lies at East 60th Street here in New York City – there you will find a brilliant collection of some of the finest antiques and decorations – some of my favorites like David Duncan, Ann Morris Antiques, John Salibello Antiques and many more – Most of these suppliers are only available to the trade – so hire a decorator and create something extraordinary together! Almost every spectacular project has been the result of creative collaboration! You can play Louis XIV and I’ll be your Louis Le Vau – and I know where we’ll find an André Le Nôtre to help us with the garden – lets make your Versailles visions a reality!

I’m here on East 60th Street shopping for several clients wearing a Ralph Lauren silver ski parka, teal cashmere turtleneck sweater by Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen herringbone wool tweed cargo style pant, Lanvin teal suede sneakers, Gucci black leather tote and glasses, Sermoneta purple leather gloves.