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FOUR SEASONS SURF CLUB SUMMER HOLIDAY

Dressed for dinner on our first night at the Four Seasons Surf Club I am sporting a Tom Ford era Gucci black linen denim jacket, Tom Ford black and white cotton gingham shirt, royal cotton pants, black suede espadrilles and a black, blues and ivory silk pocket square, Cartier “Tank Divan” watch and my fragrance Tom Ford Mandarino Di Amalfi

Last year on a mini-getaway to Miami, McBee and I were drawn to Antonio Sersale’s latest venture: Le Sirenuse Miami nestled in the exquisite Four Seasons Surf Club. It bears repeating that it was the highlight of our trip – a pristine preservation of the legendary Surf Club perfectly contrasted with the modernist vision of Richard Meier – doubly chic! And we do love Joseph Dirand interiors. So we vowed to make reservations there on our next visit to Miami.

This summer has been incredibly busy for McBee and I (a very good thing) yet we hadn’t been able to take a proper summer holiday, so as soon as I wrapped up one of the projects I was working on, we sorted out a very long weekend escape. It’s a brilliant time of year to go to Miami – off season rates, and a little more room to ourselves sounded like just the thing to counteract the oppressive heat of New York. Of course The Four Seasons Surf Club was at the top of our list!

“Since opening its doors in the 1930’s, the legendary Surf Club has echoed the illustrious history of Miami Beach. From its origins as a host to society’s elite, the members only club has welcomed Roosevelts and Rockefellers, Hollywood stars from Elizabeth Taylor to Tony Bennett, royalty such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, political figures including Winston Churchill who painted sea scapes from his Surf Club Cabana.”
– from Tom Austin’s book: The Surf Club.

Now in its new incarnation the Four Season Surf Club marvelously melds the spirit of the legendary Surf Club with the luxury and chic of today!

Our stay at the Four Seasons Surf Club went well beyond all our expectations – they just get everything right. The staff is delightful, and aesthetically the place is very well considered – every detail (and as you might have guessed I am rather difficult to please on this front!). It’s simply bliss the second one sets foot there.

Each morning we took breakfast at Le Sirenuse, followed by some lounging poolside. Then luncheon at the poolside cafe with mini lobster rolls, salad and a glass of rose. Then more lounging followed by cocktail hour served poolside. Suitably primed, we dressed for another round of drinks at the Champagne bar, and then off to dinner.

While lounging at the fabulous Four Seasons Surf Club my day ensembles were mostly shorts, swim shorts, and shirts. Here I am photographed after breakfast sporting a Lock & Co mens rollable panama hat, Ralph Lauren Purple label black cotton mesh short sleeve shirt, RL Denim and Supply black paisley shorts, Tom Ford Sergio sunglasses, black suede espadrilles, Cartier Tank Divan watch, and my fragrance is Creed Windsor

On our first night I was craving Cuban food (getting back to my roots) and we were directed to the nearby Sazon restaurant for the best Cuban food in Miami. It’s a little local haunt and the dinner and cocktails were sublime: mojitos, vaca frita, lobster and shrimp with yellow rice, maduros and frijoles negros!

The second night we treated ourselves to cocktails and dinner at the Champagne Bar at Le Sirenuse – the barmen are magicians, concocting the most divine cocktails, and the cuisine at Le Sirenuse is sublime, bringing a bit of Positano to Miami! Incredible ingredients perfectly prepared.

While at the Four Seasons Surf Club, we dined at Le Sirenuse twice. Each time I felt like dressing up to celebrate the occasion! Here I’m wearing a Tom Ford linen silk floral dinner jacket, black linen pants, white cotton shirt, blue silk brocade evening slippers, black and ivory silk pocket square, Seaman Schepps black and white shell cuff links with turquoise beads, Cartier Tank Divan Watch and my fragrance is Creed Windsor

We’ll have a bit more of our time in Miami in a second installment here on WIJW shortly!

4 Comments

  1. LA CONTESSA says:

    STUNNING AS ALWAYS!

  2. Ellen Fisch says:

    Absolutely FABULOUS!

  3. James Andrew says:

    My Dear La Contessa,

    You are so delicious!

    I so appreciate ALL your kind words and support.

    All Best

    JA

  4. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Ellen Fisch,

    Thank You!

    We managed to squeeze in a few good shots whilst on our little getaway.

    More to come!

    All Best

    JA

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