Every visit to Lyford finds me falling deeper in love—as my super stylish friend John Fondas observed recently, I have found my people here…and, after all, why wouldn’t I want to to surround myself with such an elegant and sophisticated set? I’m happy to say that with decorating and design opportunities presenting themselves and increased interest in the work of nautical portraitist (and phenominal storyboarding artist) Scott McBee we no doubt will be becoming regulars at this Bahamian paradise..
One property that really has captured my eye (and we’ve mentioned it before) is the ravishing ruin of a 3-4 bedroom house by the celebrated architect, Henry Mellich. The fate of this glorious property still remains rather uncertain, and although I find this disturbing, perhaps the delay is allowing time for me to manifest my magnificent fantasies—it may seem like a dream at this point, but it’s hard to convey the pleasure I derive from envisioning myself in residence here.
Channeling the somewhat louche Lord Glenconner as photographed by Slim Aarons, I’m sporting a Gucci mint green cotton twill suit and python belt with silver buckle, Tom Ford white cotton shirt with French cuffs and ivory suede loafers, antique aqua marine and diamond cuff links , Etro mini floral and paisley silk pocket square, vintage straw hat Rolex stainless steel watch and my fragrance is Creed Original Cologne.