Submissions Tagged 'Miami_Beach'

I met Lauren Hutton in front of my apartment building in Miami Beach, about 15 feet from the spot where, a few years later, Gianni Versace would get shot. She sat with my friend Adam on the coral rock veranda of the Amsterdam Palace—an edifice with a singular, irreproducible charm that so beguiled Versace that he bought it and reconstructed it from top to bottom.

The fetchingly gap-toothed supermodel wanted a tour of the place—supposedly modeled on Columbus’s villa in Santo Domingo—and I was proud to act the docent. An astronomer’s observatory overlooked the verdant Spanish-style courtyard. Bas-reliefs of Read more

 
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