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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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A VERY HAPPY THIRD OF JULY ON THE CAPE !

James Andrew - Cape Cod

James Andrew – Cape Cod

In the town where our friends have their summer home, the big 4th of July celebration actually happens on the 3rd of July. It’s really a massive family affair held on a compound of sorts which takes up a rather large stretch of land on the beach with four homes next door to each other. For the evening event, each serves up a whole range of delicious cuisine — from lobster and burgers to vegan delights and all culminating in an outrageously fabulous free-for-all of firework displays. It’s quite a spectacular thing!

Scott McBee on the Cape

Scott McBee on the Cape

We spent another glorious day lounging on the beach prior to attending this marvelous spectacle which was held 10 minutes away – our hosts’ modernist home is set on a glorious lush green setting which I thought made for a wonderful backdrop for today’s photo.

My ensemble is a wonderful play on “white on white” with a Ralph Lauren cream cotton cable knit cardigan (instead of my usual jacket), a Tom Ford white cotton shirt with French cuffs and white cotton twill pants with ivory suede loafers, JKP woven cotton belt , vintage Rolex watch and moon stone cuff links. My fragrance is Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.

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