R.I.P. South Beach Club Legend Gilbert Stafford
From New York to Miami, Gilbert Stafford graced clubland with his discerning elegance and dry wit.
During the '90s and early part of the decade, Stafford played a prominent role in South Beach clubland, manning the velvet ropes to the only parties that mattered.
When it came to being a club doorman, Stafford set the standard. In a 2004 New York Times article, he summed up his gig with this pearl of wisdom:
"This job requires the patience of Mother Theresa and the snap cruelty of Judge Judy."
But there was more to the man than crushing egos after midnight.
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He was a strong-willed, authentic intellectual gentleman in a world full of posers and fakers.
So tonight when you order your first drink at the bar, make it a Dewar's scotch and water in Stafford's honor.
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