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James Andrew on Worth Avenue. photo ACS

WIJW is thrilled to have been invited down to Palm Beach to share our unique perspective on the American International Fine Art Fair. It is especially encouraging to hear of the record breaking success of the fair – Francois Graff of Graff Diamonds is reported to have exclaimed “It was just like the old days [at the opening of the American International Fine Art Fair (AIFAF)].”

As always we here at WIJW continue to focus on a better story, and hope that our readership will join us in a few moments of optimism here and there to combat the constantly glum (and often debilitating) outlook that seems so popular these days. It is lucrative events like the AIFAF that help to confirm what we at WIJW have professed from the very beginning – Opportunity abounds!

Despite a fairly exhausting and time intensive press schedule we did finally make a few moments to enjoy a lovely lunch poolside, and take a stroll along the beach, finishing our little getaway in true Windsor style with a visit to Worth Avenue – one of the world’s most celebrated shopping meccas.

(left) Taking a wonderfully rejuvenative lunch pool-side at the Chesterfield Hotel, I’m sporting a Michael Bastian white and pink red striped cotton seersucker hoody with purple and white gingham cotton seersucker shorts by Club Monaco and ivory white Gucci loafers. Photo – ACS

(Top) Channeling a photo of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor on Worth Avenue – I’m wearing a white linen jacket, a white, turquoise and purple plaid linen shirt, lavender micro corduroy pants, python belt with sterling buckle all by Gucci, turquoise silk pocket square Charvet Paris, taupe suede and patent leather sneakers by Lanvin, Rolex Submariner watch. Photo – ACS

We look forward to bringing you much more from Palm Beach in the not so distant future!

Beauty Inside and Out

The beauty of “Bellevue Beach House” continues…. Pristine white stucco walls and ceilings provide the perfect backdrop for my dear friend Lindsay’s collection of outrageous antiques and handsome family portraits. Fine English antiques placed among down filled sofas and chairs covered in a variety of semi-tropical chintz, rare Bermuda cypress furniture, exotic indigenous flower arrangements throughout – everything has been meticulously selected and positioned to create an effect that is elegant, inviting and comfortable – simply sublime!


At “Bellevue Beach House” most meals (and cocktails) are served alfresco on the terrace, and an extensive collection of beautiful chinaware ensures one will never be served a scrumptious Lindsay masterpiece on the same pattern twice!

What a gift to be able to enjoy the company of a dear friend in such a fabulous Bermuda retreat! Bellevue truly defines elevated living.

Studying the details of Lindsay’s brilliant drawing room, I’m wearing a crisp white linen jacket by Gucci, Etro silk pocket square, Turnbull and Asser purple and white cotton gingham shirt, cerulean blue cotton shorts by Club Monaco, a purple alligator belt with sterling buckle by Ralph Lauren and Gucci python loafers.

The Coral Beach Club

A trip to Bermuda is not complete without a gorgeous lunch at the creme de la creme of beach clubs, the Coral Beach Club.

Having changed very little since its 1948 incarnation, the Coral Beach is a wonderfully well preserved piece of a bygone era – a membership, let alone an invite, is indeed a major achievement!

Dining on the terrace of the Coral Beach club offers breathtaking views of the pinkish coral sand and turquoise sea – the perfect setting to enjoy the delectable menu of local Bermuda specialties like fish soup with rum and cherry pepper vinegar or a “dark and stormy,” (a mischievous concoction of Barritts ginger beer and Gosling’s black rum with a generous wedge of lime!).


I’m pictured here at the terrace of Coral Beach, with an excellent example of an archetypal Bermuda roof and chimney, and of course the ever-present and always hypnotic sea beyond. The wall color reminds me of Farrow and Ball’s “smoked trout” and is indicative of the blend of island and colonial sensibility that typifies the unique Bermuda style.

Admiring the beauty of this magnificent place I’m wearing a Gucci white cotton voile safari shirt, Club Monaco purple and white cotton seersucker shorts, Ralph Lauren purple alligator belt with sterling buckle, ivory leather Gucci loafers and sunglasses by Gucci.