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James Andrew at Lyford

James Andrew at Lyford

Our lovely Lyford stay was all too short, but we’ve left feeling deeply inspired. Elegance, sophistication, and fine entertaining matched by superlative decoration—what is there not to love about the place?! My Lyford friends always joke that I’ve found my people there! Lyford is indeed a celebration of the most elevated sort of living, and I always bring a good dose of its spirit with me when I return home to New York City.

Lyford inspires me to raise the bar in all that I do, from the interiors that I’m creating for my clients, to the way I entertain and how I express myself sartorially! We connected with so many fascinating people there, and we look forward to sharing a bit more in the future, but for now I’ll leave you with this farewell dinner pic, posing in front of the iconic Lyford fantasy villa. I’m sporting a Tom Ford ivory linen sateen suit, linen/cotton voile cobalt gingham shirt, royal and pale blue polka dot tie, ocean blue dot print pocket square and white suede cap toe shoes with saddle leather tips, my fragrance is Iporberea by Lorenzo Villoressi.

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10 Comments

  1. La Contessa says:

    I really do not know how you could “raise the bar” as you do it all so beautifully.
    Enjoy, the ANTIQUE SHOW wish I could fly in for the event but THE ITALIAN tells me I’M GROUNDED for a year and a half after the PARIS SOIREE!
    MEN!
    I look forward to your posts!
    XXX

  2. Danny says:

    Oh James!

    A sweeping string section, the rat-ta-tat-tat of the snare, some rich horns…. And you’re ready for a Fred Astaire entry… Tapping out the rhythm on that diamond trellis paving….
    Perfect
    A toi!

    D

  3. This is an epic shot.
    I love how this is shot at night, or in the evening, and you are in bright light. It reminds me of a stage set -theatrical lighting -the classic pavilion flanked by palms …it is all so romantic -and reminds me of stage designer Oliver’s Messel’s caribbean houses.
    Love how you look, too -the classic white linen suit and shoes evoking a storied past updated with natty esprit.

  4. Regina says:

    Shades of Barbier, Dulac and Messel…Nijinsky in Ford!

  5. David says:

    James, As a regular reader of your Blog, I take delight in the meticulous descriptions of your clothing, cufflinks, shoes, watches, etc. But often some items, like cufflinks, are hidden in the photographs. Can you, from time to time, photographs some of these items alone so that your readers can see what you see? It would add to my delight and, perhaps, to many of those who follow your work. Too, too bad that there’s no scratch-&-sniff samples for scent on the Internet.
    Thank you.

  6. James Andrew says:

    My Dear La Contessa,

    You are so delicious- Thank You- I am always pushing to be a better version of myself.

    Tell the Italian you need more trips like the Paris Soiree- to court the muse!

    Cheers

    JA

  7. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Danny,

    Yes tropical splendour and all of that!

    Cheers

    JA

  8. James Andrew says:

    Dear Philip,

    Thank You!

    I loved the idea of an elegant tropical evening shot!!!

    The palms against the darkening sky and this dream of a pavilion were all just perfection!

    So happy to receive such high praise from an exquisite aesthete like yourself.

    Cheers

    JA

  9. James Andrew says:

    Darling Regina,

    I just adore Messell!

    A pilgrimage to Barbados is in order to visit many of the wonderful homes that he created.

    Would love to see more photos of your home!

    Cheers and Many Thanks

    JA

  10. James Andrew says:

    Hi there David,

    Yes – I rather like this idea of sharing some close ups of the details of my ensembles.

    It is actually something I have been meaning to do and have done on occasion.

    Virtual – scratch and sniff – I love this!

    All my best and many thanks

    JA

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