Lyford’s ever-present turquoise waters remind one that this is a rather magnificent tropical beach retreat! One is never far from the sea here; it constantly entices one to enjoy a toe in the sand, to dream, and to stay tan. In the evening, rolling surf soothes one to sleep; come morning, the ionized sea air coaxes one gently to action. The ocean informs nearly everything here, and this is most true of Lyford architecture. While touring the former Paley residence, “Lightbourne House,” for instance, one encounters a layout that makes sense on many levels, but it is the beautiful tropical vistas and seascapes that take center stage—in the drawing room here, a strategically place sofa on axis with a lovely set of French doors framing the sea beyond, creates the most gloriously captivating scene.
For those traveling by sea, there’s the world class Lyford Cay Yacht Club, making it an easy thing to service one’s Wally Mega (and indeed there was one in residence) whilst meeting up with friends for lunch. Incidentally, since we’re on the subject of yachts, our very own marine portraitist Scott McBee was here this weekend to photograph the strikingly handsome yacht, “Black Night,” for a grand painting he’s working on—we can’t wait to see!
With the sublime Caribbean sea and sky as a backdrop, I’m sporting a Tom Ford era Gucci white linen jacket and sunglasses,Tom Ford “Regency” pant in pink and green silk madras check and cotton pink polo shirt, pink and white retro print silk pocket square from Charvet, vintage Rolex watch, braided white leather flip flops by Schettino di Capri and my fragrance is Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.