Art Baseling in Miami

Last weekend a few girlfriends and I made the jaunt down to Miami for Art Basel.  One of the largest art shows in the world, it’s a week full of fun, sun, sand, gorgeous art, people, culture and of course parties!  We had a blast running all over town, indulging in some old favorites (dinner at Scarpetta) and new experiences like touring the Wynwood neighborhood, and an epic, pop-up dinner party of never-ending sushi in an art gallery.
The weekend was so much fun we’ve actually already booked our hotel for next year!  Too early to start counting??
We started the weekend off with a pool party at Soho Beach House – pool toys as art, brilliant!

We spent Saturday afternoon enjoying the party at Freehand Miami – the coolest “hostel” I’ve ever seen.

Saturday night was an epic foodie adventure – Sushi Belly Tower is a pop-up supperclub that started in LA.  Location details are sent day of with a secret password to enter the event.  Once we arrived, we whispered the magic words to the doorman and we’re poured a cocktail by their master mixologist before indulging in an epic 10-course feast of fresh cut sashimi, waygu beef, and teriyaki chicken.  The space was the beautiful Anthony Liggins Gallery in the heart of South Beach.  

This roll-up right here takes “sushi” to a whole new level – salmon, 2 kinds of tuna, scallops, waygu beef and uni rolled into one.  And I thought turducken was for the 1%!
Who knew real wasabi came from a root that gets ground on a shark-skin lined wooden board??  Apparently what we eat in sushi restaurants is horseradish dyed green!
“Food is Art”
Sunday morning we needed some sustenance after our sushi belly night out.  All that raw fish and protein was dying for some carbs 😉
We headed to Puerto Sagua – our driver recommended as one of the best authentic Cuba restaurants in the area.  Ever since I watched the movie “Chef” over Thanksgiving I’ve been dying for a Cuban sandwich – craving satisfied!  We also sampled delicious fried yucca and ham croquettes, delicious! 

In a food-coma we headed to the beach for a perfect afternoon of napping and reading in the sun.  
Can’t wait to return next year!
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  1. Laurie Anna December 23, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    I just love reliving our adventures that weekend. I love that you captured everything in this post! Can't wait for next year. xo

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