Coral at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

By Shivana Maharaj
September 28, 2014

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It’s easy to assume that we’ve driven into a European villa at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. From the wrought iron gates to a sunken esplanade and Doric columns it looks like the Venetian dreamscape of its original owner the industrial executive millionaire James Deering.

At a coral grotto at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. The garden grounds. /K&S Media

At a coral grotto at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. The garden grounds. /K&S Media



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Remarkably grand in scale and decoration in every sense (we spot numerous hidden entrances), we spend a delightful morning touring the formal garden where clever repetition, grey stone sculptures sitting amongst varying shades of green, flowing water fountains, live oaks and Australian pines pruned with precision make it a sensory experience. / All images K&S Media



CSL shows you how to make a style statement at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Miami.

Miami is the place to standout and there is no better colour to make a statement than red (or in this case coral). One of the best places in Miami to make a colour statement is Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, created as millionaire James Deering’s winter home in the early 1900’s. Coral grottoes, palatial grounds and a sprawling garden make this a beautiful background to attention grabbing colour.  A few tips on incorporating colour into your wardrobe:

1. If you’re uncomfortable wearing head-to-toe colour, add a splash in an accessory.  For example, wear a bright shoe, a belt or scarf in a bold colour.

2.  If you’re comfortable with colour, remember that complimentary tones or opposites make for great ensembles.

3. You don’t have to match.  Just because you’re wearing a blue dress does not necessarily mean your shoes or purse have to be the same colour or tone, neutrals, metallics and black or white work equally well.

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Credits:
Dress: Coolibar
Sunglasses: Ray Ban leather wayfarer
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Fabris heels


Want More Travel? Read more about CSL’s adventures in beautiful Miami in the Winter 2014 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.