From its opening on New Year’s Eve in 1930, the Surf Club was a playground for both Hollywood and British royalty. Frank Sinatra honeymooned there with Ava Gardner. Elizabeth Taylor visited with her first fiancé. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor made it a vacation spot while Winston Churchill spent so much time there, he had two oceanfront cabanas: one for afternoon naps and one for painting seascapes. On the eve of a redesign by architect Richard Meier, the Miami institution gets it due in Assouline’s The Surf Club, which chronicles its high times and seaside glamour.
More to explore in Culture
- Culture Meet the Artist: Inka Järvinen Wed, Sep 21, 2016
- Culture NYFW Did You Know? Peter Lindbergh Sat, Sep 10, 2016
- Culture Meet the Artist: Alex Garant Tue, Sep 6, 2016
- Culture To Read: Sandrine Kerfante’s Two of a Kind Fri, Sep 2, 2016
- Culture Word of Mouth: #ElephantYogaChallenge Wed, Aug 17, 2016