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Ciao Capri!

James Andrew in Capri - photo Scott McBee

James Andrew in Capri - photo Scott McBee

We’re back now, and ready to share some of our recent glorious getaway!

There are so many things about Capri that I find intoxicating: the pine, juniper and jasmine scented air, the dramatic landscape, the aquamarine sea, the amazing architecture, and of course, the cuisine. Ah, the cuisine! In a word, superb. A client of mine remarked not long ago that all the restaurants in Capri share the same kitchen, that is, it’s virtually impossible to have a bad meal here!

Upon arriving at the port, hotel staff is there to greet you and collect your luggage, then it’s a quick ride on the funiculore to La Piazzetta, and from here you can walk to just about anywhere. Countless super chic boutiques make Capri a shopper’s paradise and temptations do abound!

Most hotels offer stunning views of the sea and/or lush Mediterranean gardens, and I can tell you a bit of luxury pool-side and a lovely lunch is just the thing to rejuvenate the weary traveler. A pre-dinner stroll is always in order; my favorite walk is along Via Tragara, with it’s spectacular views and lush gardens. Then off to the Hotel Quisisana for drinks on their fabulous terrace and the best martinis in Capri (with equally brilliant people watching as well). Dinner at the famous La Capannina, which has attracted glamorous cliental since 1931, is always a must.

Dressed in suitable Capri-style dinner attire (though a tie is not generally required), I’m pictured here catching some of the last golden rays of the day in front of Villa Capricorna, which some may know was the lucus for some incredibly decadent Bob Hornstein parties in the 1960s. I’m sporting a Tom Ford ivory linen sateen suit, pale blue cotton herring bone weave shirt with French cuffs, royal and pale blue silk dot tie and blue and white silk pocket square, vintage pearl and pale blue sapphire cuff links, vintage Rolex watch, navy and white cotton gingham tasseled slippers by Hadleigh Bespoke, and my fragrance is Tom Ford, Neroli Portofino.


  1. LEO says:

    Looks like you’re getting Italian way of life down to a T.

    Love those shoes!

  2. James Andrew says:

    Ciao Leo,

    I think I may be a bigger fan of Italy than you!



  3. Amazing style! The slippers and the tie are incredible highlights for this super elegant Tom Ford outfit!

  4. Dean says:


    You are exuding continental elegance! There is no dandy like an Italian dandy…I am reminded of one of our idols, Van Day Truex, and his friend Sergio Pizzoni. The Pizzonis own a beautiful old villa in the Veneto…did you ever hear of a writer called Grace Zaring Stone? She wrote a fabulous novel called “The Grotto” about a decorator who visits Italy with her son, very Gore Vidal-ish… !!!

    Dean (dino di-napoli-di-capri) *****

  5. James Andrew says:

    Dear Dean,

    I have not heard of this novel- but it sounds sublime.

    Thank You for your very kind words.



  6. Danny says:

    That dappling light is always impressive in the Capri evening. Look forward to seeing more images…. Fariglioni, etc. x Danny

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