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FAREWELL CHARMING CAPE

James Andrew - Cape Cod

James Andrew – Cape Cod


Sadly, our Cape holiday’s end seemed to come all too quickly, but spending five delightful days with fabulous friends, sunshine, and incredible food, was just what was needed before heading back to mid-summer in the city.

For the most part, we had delicious home-cooked dinners with copious amounts of sensational summer sea food, all grilled to perfection, and paired with well-selected wines. However as you may know, I do love to sample local restaurants to get a full picture of a place, so eating out was part of our holiday agenda as well.

Our super chic friends suggested the most perfect place for our farewell dinner, the Rye Tavern (originally named the Wright Tavern). A “slice of Colonial America,” Chef Andrew Swain’s menu is a terrific take on “farm to table” cuisine, with only the freshest ingredients and some truly unique combinations of flavors. Totally sensational. We enjoyed pre-dinner martinis in the garden while waiting to dine al fresco on the tavern’s patio — all the more to enjoy every last bit of our vacation outside in such lovely surrounds.

Dressed for dinner, I’m sporting a Tom Ford red cotton jacket, pink and white glen plaid cotton shirt with French cuffs, vintage moon stone cuff links, Charvet pink and white retro print silk pocket square, Uniqlo white jeans, KJP Briggs Capeside Docks woven white cotton belt, white woven leather flip flops from Schettino de Capri, vintage Rolex and my fragrance is Lorenzo Villoressi, Iporbarea.

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BRINGING IT TO THE CAPE

James Andrew, Cape Cod

James Andrew, Cape Cod

If you’ve been following us here on WIJW, you’ll know that I generally don’t buy into set ideas of dress code for a particular environment — instead I prefer to thoroughly indulge my own fantasies.

The Cape can have a super casual vibe, with shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops, however I think this is a rather unimaginative option—not particularly “sartorially” striking to say the least—I of course tend to put a little more thought and effort into things. After a glorious day of lounging beach side, I’m pictured here with a look that I think is both chic and yet casually at ease. I’m wearing a pink silk Tom Ford “Spencer” jacket, custom pale blue cotton linen shirt with contrast white collar and cuffs, pearl and pale blue sapphire cuff links, vintage Rolex, JKP woven white cotton belt, Ralph Lauren pink and blue paisley cotton voile pocket square, Our Legacy hemp and silk shorts, madras plaid espadrilles, and my fragrance is Tom Ford Neroli Portofino

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HELLO CAPE COD

James Andrew, Cape Cod

James Andrew, Cape Cod

After what seemed like a very quick train ride from New York City, we arrived at Boston and were promptly whisked off to our friends’ home on the Cape — a monumental modernist affair perched high on a hill overlooking the sea with a nearly private stretch of beach at its foot. From here, just across Cape Cod Bay, one can see Provincetown. We arrived in time for a late luncheon with ample time to enjoy some hours soaking in the sun. I can’t tell you how restorative it was to be out of the heat of the city. Cocktails were served at 5 — martinis and delicious raw oysters on the half shell were the order of the day. A gathering of wonderful friends joined for a most delicious dinner accompanied by several lovely bottles of cooling Rosé — a perfectly idyllic way to launch our mini holiday!

Our beach

Our beach

Dressed for dinner in an elegant but casual summer ensemble, I’m enjoying a bit more beach-time before cocktail hour. I’m wearing a Tom Ford era Gucci navy cotton pique jacket, Tom Ford cobalt dot print silk pocket square, Alexander McQueen pink micro stripe cotton shirt with pink gross grain trim, Club Monaco madras plaid cotton shorts (I tend to not wear shorts in town, but love shorts and a jacket by the beach or in the country), Ralph Lauren red alligator belt with sterling belt and royal blue suede espadrilles, Gucci sunglasses, vintage Rolex and my fragrance is Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.

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