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The Viceroy Miami

James Andrew at the Viceroy Miami

James Andrew at the Viceroy Miami

Just back from a weekend jaunt with Scott McBee to the prestigious Brickell Avenue Viceroy Miami. We chose the Viceroy as it was a bit of a change from our usual South Beach destination, and I was eager to see what my favorite Kelly Wearstler had accomplished with the design.

As some of you may recall, much of the inspiration behind our WIJW blog came to me from my encounter with Wearstler’s tome, Domicilium Decoratus, and its many rich couture portraits of Wearstler set against her former home, Hillcrest. This book really is one of the most brilliantly beautiful acts of promotion I’ve ever encountered – inspirational on so many levels – it helped me to imagine a personal travel, fashion, food, art and design forum that would be self-promoting yet escape the potential pitfalls of boring pretension by bringing readers a widely inclusive, authentic, and hopefully enjoyable experience!

Needless to say, Wearstler continues to inspire here at the Viceroy!

Luxury incarnate!

Neo-classical style day bed upholstered with tufted turquoise leather, a table in bronze and rose quartz, hand painted silk curtains.

Verdigris chair with gemstones.

Verdigris chair with gemstones.

The Viceroy Miami has got to be one of Wearstler’s best design works yet – Here in the voluminous lobby one is immediately struck by her confident use of scale, opulent color, and copious use of luxury design materials like lacquered parchment, stone and marble, silk, agate, crystal, etc etc. etc. – Simply stunning.

Set within Miami’s lively downtown, the Viceroy offers a huge selection of options for dining, shopping, and culture – so yes, South Beach is there if you need it (just ten minutes away), but vacationing at this downtown location is really just such a refreshing and welcome change, and makes the Viceroy the perfect subject for the cosmopolitan adventure I’ll be sharing on WIJW in the next few posts! I hope you will enjoy!

I’m pictured (at top) taking a few moments to savor Weartler’s genius, and I’m wearing a Gucci cotton, silk and wool, white and black window pane plaid jacket with black and white mother of pearl buttons, a Charvet Paris pocket square in mint green silk, Turnbull and Asser shocking pink cotton shirt with contrast white collar and French cuffs, Seaman Schepps black pearl cufflinks, mint green cotton twill pants, silver chain link belt and black leather strappy sandals all by Gucci.

16 Comments

  1. Christian Fuchs says:

    Dear James,

    Wearstler made a great job with this design, you are so right! I would choose Viceroy for vacation too. The second picture with those beautiful chinese flowers reminds me of one of Auntie Mame´s apartments precisely in the movie of that name, have you watched it? with Rosalind Russell…….

    You have always the best jackets!

    Hugs,

    Christian

  2. Johann Graf von Auersperg says:

    I think it´s time for me to visit Miami again……. Viceroy would be the perfect choice for me……. I hope you had a great time there…….

    Best regards

    Johann

  3. Dean says:

    Hi James,
    Sorry to miss you while you were in Florida. The Viceroy is Fabulous, So glad you enjoyed it. We stayed at the Delano the last time we were there. Hope to visit Viceroy and see the KWID magic !

    J. Dean Farris, Jr. Naples, Florida USA

  4. Bruno says:

    James James James….BRILLIANT! The place seems beautiful and your outfit is entirely coordinated with it! Bravo!

  5. Ken Anderson says:

    What a gloriously perfect photograph!

  6. Cecilia Fuentes Ibarburu says:

    James’s election i can feel as Bugambilia touchs, arts & crafts japanese corner and all in a dream storie told as a magical dance of forms and colors. Pure fantasie!

  7. Mag Lisperger v. W. says:

    The lamp is just like one I saw in Castle Neuschwanstein but in modern style…….this turquoise leather bed is all I need for today…….loved your post James

    Have a great afternoon!

    Mag

  8. Eugenia Drummond says:

    James! Viceroy Miami is awesome, I hope we can dance samba one day in that beautiful place! you look very handsome with your outfit.

    Hugs and Kisses from Brazil

    Eugenia

  9. Tom Cavendish says:

    Brickell and Viceroy is the perfect combination! I will book it for my next vacation!

    wish you a nice week James

    Tom

  10. Edie B. says:

    This place is beautiful I would love to fill it with cats and racoons 😉 and have some icecream while enjoying the nice ambience…….

    love,

    Edie

  11. Alexandra Rhys-Jones says:

    James,

    Your blog is like an easter egg, you never know what you´re gonna find inside! Reading your blog is becoming my first hobby 😉

    Kisses

    Alexandra

  12. Freiin von Spiering says:

    Dearest James,

    You should live with me, I am sure you are the best roomate ever! I can imagine all the wonderful things we could make together, traveling and shopping are my favorite things…….and also schnitzels 😉

    Marie Freiin von Spiering

  13. Louise Ellenborough says:

    Wow, I have heard so much about you, now I realize that everything was true…….this is the best blog I´ve ever read. Your posts are unique and full of inspiration, you are the best for us the blog readers!

    love and light

    Louise

  14. Suzy says:

    So nice to see some different photos of this space – it looks absolutely glorious. And of course you look amazing amongst it all…the pink shirt is perfect!

  15. Clark says:

    Kelly had a fantastic hit once again with this property. And of course, James, you look dashing and sexy as ever.

  16. Shani says:

    The daybed against the silky backdrop is so beautiful, I could lounge there with a book and some bubbly in be in perfect bliss!

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