This season, infuse your wardrobe with pieces reminiscent of the Magic City's glamorous golden age
by Scott Pierce
The elegant interior design and architecture at Four Seasons Hotel Miami, including this suite overlooking Biscayne Bay, reflect a Miami art deco aesthetic and a resort feel in the heart of the city. Satin jacket with bow detail and chintzes techno nylon check trousers by Armani; 18-karat yellow gold Copernicus earrings and 18-karat yellow gold Grupo Corpo ring by H.Stern; gold, smoky quartz, citrine and diamond ring by Delgè; Choca sandals by Christian Louboutin.
Miami is a town that proudly celebrates its past and present, and often combines the two — stroll along Ocean Drive and you’ll find cutting-edge restaurants and contemporary boutiques housed in Art Deco marvels. This season, we celebrate the city’s dichotomy with new pieces inspired by the glamour of the 1930s. Our backdrops: the modern art and décor at Four Seasons Hotel Miami in the heart of downtown, and Surfside’s Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, the storied venue where Sinatra and Churchill once sought the limelight and the sunlight.
The sleek urban feel of the Hotel’s architecture, a glass-and-steel tower that rises above the Brickell skyline, is reflected in the Frank-Nicholson-designed lobby. Velvet dress, suede gloves and F wedge bootie, all by Salvatore Ferragamo; rose gold diamond bracelet by Jason of Beverly Hills; 14-karat rose gold earrings with diamonds, black opal and tourmaline by Dana Rebecca Designs.
Two towering nudes, Adam and Eve, welcome guests entering Four Seasons Miami. Each stands roughly 4 metres (12 feet). Artist Fernando Botero’s work is a testament to Miami’s nearly 1,000 Art Deco buildings.
A two-acre urban terrace oasis, inspired by the lush Floridian landscape, invites relaxation beside the Hotel’s two resort-style pools. Cashmere turtleneck sweater, wool lurex cable knit sweater, and wool metallic wide-leg pant with cuffed hem, all by Max Mara; 18-karat gold Acacia diamond earrings by Narcisa Pheres; 18-karat Honey Gold ring (on left hand) with vanilla diamonds by Le Vian; 14-karat gold diamond ring (on right hand) by EFFY Jewelry; Rosy sunglasses by Jimmy Choo.
Peacock Alley, in the historical Russell Pancoast-designed Surf Club, features portraits of the Hotel’s famous guests. Organza top by Cheng; rose crêpe-backed palazzo pants by Victoria Hayes; diamond Cascading Drop necklace in platinum and Marquise Cluster diamond and platinum bracelet by Harry Winston.
Open sunrise to sunset, three pristine pools at the Hotel are surrounded by coconut palms and sea grape trees.
The Quiet Pool serenity lawn, by landscape designer Fernando Wong, showcases some of the Hotel’s 240 palm trees. Nero and mink dress and dark calvados and nero karung belt by Bottega Veneta; 18-karat rose gold bangle with diamonds and black jade by Roberto Coin; 18-karat rose gold bangle with diamonds and black jade by Roberto Coin; 18-karat gold wrap necklace and 18-karat gold graduated link necklace by Tiffany & Co. and available at Bal Harbour Shops.
Custom designed by Joseph Dirand, Le Sirenuse Miami allows you to dine indoors among elegant palm trees or with an ocean view on the outdoor terrace.
Located in the original 1930s clubhouse where some of the 20th century’s most talked-about parties were held, Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar serves Miami’s largest selection of fine champagnes. Model Taylor wears a silk chiffon dress from Romanian designer Maria Lucia Hohan.
A current favourite at Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar: the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, which is from the Hotel’s menu of champagne cocktails dedicated to historic guests of the Surf Club. This particular drink is created with Ca’ Bolani, roasted peach nectar and elderflower foam.