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THE COLONY PALM BEACH

James Andrew - Palm Beach

James Andrew – Palm Beach

In desperate need of a tropical getaway, Scott McBee and I took rooms at the Colony Palm Beach, and I have to tell you it is the most perfect slice of heaven — just what we needed!

The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach has been the destination of choice since the 1940s. Even the Duke and Duchess of Windsor spent a season there in the early 60s. It’s a Neo-Caribbean British-Colonial style confection, and has recently undergone some ravishing refurbishment. Dorothy Draper’s Carleton Varney was the mastermind behind the re-imagining, bringing a fresh sense of Palm Beach chic to it with an exuberant mix of tropical patterns and a riot of color.

The Colony Palm Beach

The Colony Palm Beach


I’m particularly fond of the sublime shade of shell pink (Wolcott Salmon from Fine Paints of Europe to be exact) that coats its exterior. Needless to say, the place is Palm Beach glamour through and through.

The Colony Palm Beach

The Colony Palm Beach

One couldn’t ask for a better location either, with the beach, Worth Avenue, and a bevy of superb restaurants just a quick jaunt from the hotel – a car is simply not needed to explore most of what Palm Beach has to offer. The hotel has the feel of a super chic club and everyone is super friendly — we met an endless stream of friends, both old and new, every time we walked through the lobby.

Stay tuned for more…

Basking in the beauty of the Colony Palm Beach (top) I’m sporting a Tom Ford ink and ivory glen plaid silk jacket, lavender and white striped cotton shirt, silk and linen floral pants and a royal and white silk pocket square, Ralph Lauren royal blue leather driving loafers, vintage Rolex, Seaman Schepps pearl and pale blue sapphire cuff links , Creed Windsor fragrance, and a bit of Tom Ford Bronzing Gel for a bit of a sun kissed glow.

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6 Comments

  1. Harrison says:

    We love the iconic Colony , and our iconic James !
    Great send up, loved seeing you here in Palm Beach ,
    Come back soon !!!!!
    Xx’s
    H.

  2. Karen Albert says:

    Dear James,
    Ah, this getaway sounds like perfection to me!
    Loving your artful mix of attire!
    I hope you will come and see my feature on Mr. McBee’s art!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Featuring Artist Scott McBee

  3. Michele says:

    So glad you featured your visit to this grand hotel. Love these classic, historic hotels that seem to be disappearing each year.

  4. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Harrison,

    So sublime to spend time with you and Mr Guy in Palm Beach!

    The Colony Palm Beach certainly is iconic and I am so enjoying sharing the fab time we had!

    Hope to see you all soon!

    Much Love

    JA

  5. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Karena

    Our little Palm Beach jaunt and stay at The Colony was a little piece of heaven!

    Mr McB and I loved your feature- truly fabulous!

    Thank You for your constant and rather tremendous support!

    Much Love and All Best

    JA

  6. James Andrew says:

    Dear Michele,

    I am a huge fan of history and love celebrating iconic places!

    The Colony Palm Beach had such a rich history and with it’s recent refurbishment it has been brought back to life.

    All Best

    JA

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