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The Viceroy Miami (part three)

James Andrew at the Club 50 elevator foyer.

James Andrew at the Club 50 elevator lobby.

While at the Viceroy Miami, McBee and I had the concierge arrange for a speed boat to take us and a couple of South Beach friends on a little tour of some of the swankiest water front enclaves – Star and Palm Island etc. – reminded me a lot of a wonderful Capri boating expedition we took last year. Certainly getting on the water was quite nice, but we didn’t see any properties that really peaked our interest, and we happily returned to the Viceroy to enjoy an afternoon of lounging at the magnificent monumental pool (said to be the largest infinity edge pool in Florida) – If you are in the mood to rest, relax, and rejuvenate in a luxurious and peaceful setting, then this is a must visit location – our friends were so taken by the splendor of the place that they actually opted to spend the afternoon with us by the pool rather than return to the beach – I think that speaks volumes for the Viceroy Miami. Of course, I’d like to think that our fine company added a little extra incentive for them to stay as well!

The Club 50 Lounge.

The Club 50 Lounge.

I’m photographed (top) posing at the Viceroy’s Club 50 lobby. Towering hand painted cranes on silk wallpaper, an exquisite geometric marble floor, a stone center table set with an eclectic grouping of stone objet d’art, and a crowning starburst light fixture all conspire to make the most perfectly surreal effect – one cannot help but have a sense of wonder and expectation as one makes one’s way upwards towards the spectacular views high above where a couple of Club 50 pre-dinner, pre-opera drinks and the Miami city skyline mix in the most heavenly way – I still have Mojitos dancing in my head! Once primed, there are a myriad of fine restaurants off Brickell Avenue. Special mention simply must go to The River seafood and oyster bar – everything we’ve had there is absolutely scrumptious, and it’s just a few blocks from the hotel!

I’m wearing a mint green cotton twill jacket by Gucci, a magenta and white silk pocket square by Tom Ford, a white and black cotton striped shirt with white contrast collar by Richard James, Seaman Schepps black pearl cufflinks, shocking pink jean cut pants by Dior, black patent leather belt with silver leather trim and grommets by Gucci, black leather sandal/espadrilles are by Christian Louboutin.

15 Comments

  1. Clark says:

    James, how well you complement the decor and vise versa! Perhaps the Kor/Wearstler Clan should use this photo for marketing 🙂

  2. Zenon says:

    One of the coolest lounges and pools I’ve ever seen!

  3. Dean says:

    Dear Mr James,

    Thanks for a fab virtual tour of a very fabby place ! By coincidence, you share a name with James Deering, who built Vizcaya in Miami. Have you seen it ? Perhaps we could go there together some time. http://www.vizcayans.org

    Dean Farris, Naples FL US

  4. David says:

    The Viceroy looks spectacular – I adore those towering Japanese cranes and the beautiful watercolour over your bed. Your hot pink clad legs complement the pink ones of the craes beautifully. Only one other comment (unworthy of your fabulous blog), the cowled porter’s chairs in the Club 50 lounge remind me irresistably of Duchamp’s Fountain!

  5. Terry Kerr says:

    This pool is a dream James, I had enough sun the last time but a little bit more would be great. You look fantastic.

    Best Regards,

    Terry

  6. Edie B. says:

    Hello James,

    This place reminds me of the good times I was a model in Florida, always visiting and staying at luxurious places…….wearing wonderful hats and costumes. I would love to swim in that pool while enjoying the beautiful view…….

    kisses from East Hampton

    Edie

  7. Count Johann von Auersperg says:

    Dear James,

    You have an exquisit taste my dear friend, you seem to be the kind of person that is always in the perfect place. I can imagine myself having some drinks and relaxing with my friends at the 50 Club Lounge, it would be awesome……. Keep posting cause I can´t wait to read more about this wonderful place…….

    Hugs

    Johann

  8. Freiin von Spiering says:

    Dear James!

    These crane paintings are beautiful, I have something like that in one of the rooms of my villa. It seems that you had a very good time at The Viceroy Miami, the decoration and the colors are just exquisite. Hope to visit Miami soon.

    Have a nice afternoon

    Marie Freiin von Spiering

  9. Tom Cavendish says:

    Love the place!

  10. Christian Fuchs says:

    Dear James,

    I absolutely like the 50 Club Lounge, the colors work so perfectly together. I have noticed that turquoise is almost everywhere at Viceroy. I have no words to describe the pool, it´s almost a dream of comfort and luxury.

    I am so glad you had a great time there

    Hugs,

    Christian

  11. Eugenia Drummond says:

    The lamp is magnificent, love the marble floor and the pool. How was the speed boat ride? The Viceroy Miami seems to be the ideal place to stay at when someone visits Miami.

    Love from Brazil,

    Eugenia

  12. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    My dearest James,

    The pool area is the place where I spend the most time when I am on vacation and this rooftop pool is simply beautiful, I will look forward to stay at Viceroy next time.

    L&L

    Baroness Mara

  13. Bruno says:

    I really love the fabulous way you wear colors!

  14. Blanca says:

    Hello James Dear…

    Glad you enjoyed The River Oyster Bar. They have every single type of oyster imaginable.

    Take care,
    Blanca

  15. Dean says:

    James,

    I love the pic of you and Kelly Wearstler on your pics page on Facebook…

    DF

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