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Posts from ‘August, 2012’

Bermuda Welcomes You

James Andrew, Bermuda

James Andrew, Bermuda

Just back from a brilliant long weekend in Bermuda.

My dear friend, bon vivant, entrepreneur extraordinaire Raj Tolaram has settled back in Bermuda, and as you might imagine an invitation to weekend there elicited an enthusiastic and immediate affirmative from yours truly.

First stop, The Coral Beach Club! Once the bastion of uber wasp chic, today I would hardly give it a “top drawer” rating, but there is still something wonderfully nostalgic about it and perhaps the members can take note of the continued success of the Lyford Cay Club as a vital and elegant retreat for global taste makers.

While I have an undeniable appreciation for the past, I do recognize the role one can have in creating the present! Instead of mourning the loss of what once was, I always try to bring my own brand of chic wherever I go. In this way, one can elevate one’s experience of a place, while raising the bar for those that surround us. Of course its an effortless endeavor when one has a host as sophisticated and like minded as Tolaram! Needless to say, I was treated to the very best of Bermuda!

At the Coral Beach Blub dining terrace I’m sporting a Gucci safari style shirt in palest pink cotton, white cotton sateen flared leg pants and aviator style sunglasses, Tom Ford pale sand suede loafers, white rope belt by Orlebar Brown, vintage Rolex watch and my fragrance is Creed Royal Water.

WIJW In Bermuda

James Andrew — Bermuda

James Andrew — Bermuda

Off on a long weekend excursion.

I cant wait to share more detailed posts when I return.

Love from Bermuda,

JA

Hamptons Happenings

James Andrew in the Hamptons

James Andrew in the Hamptons

My idea of the perfect Hamptons weekend is all about enjoying the country—spending time at the beach or lounging pool side in the company of friends.

In reality, the Hamptons has become more of a suburb of New York City. It is not the retreat it once was. Now there are constant parties and benefits, an ultra wide variety of shopping, and some rather fantastic restaurants as well.

Of course, ultimately it is up to each of us to create the kind of experience we want, and given the rather spectacular settings at our friend’s homes we were quite pleased to embrace some of the simpler things in life, i.e., reading, relaxing, and al fresco dining on fresh local produce over fine bottles of Rose wine.

Dressed to celebrate our own brand of Hamptons happenings, I’m sporting a Tom Ford “Spencer” jacket in rose silk linen, black and white stripped cotton shirt with French cuffs, black and white silk pocket square and “Marco” sunglasses, a white and black silk satin polka dot bow tie by Le Noeud Papillon, vintage coral and shell cuff links, white cotton shorts by Mario Matteo, Ralph Lauren black alligator belt with sterling buckle, black, white and silver leather loafers by Gucci, vintage Rolex watch and my fragrance is Creed Orange Spice.