As temperatures drop across the nation, Miami literally ‘paints the picture’ during Art Basel by showing off their warm and tropical playground with beautiful people, art collaborations and international exhibits. No wonder this is the ‘Hottest’ place right now! To help with your event plans, we narrowed down our top picks during this week of craziness.
What: Billionaire Italian Couture will unveil their second American boutique in the Miami Design District.guests will enjoy sounds from DJ SO SUPER SAM and the first look at the Spring Summer 2014 collection from Billionaire. Guests of the invite-only soiree will also be able to see the brand’s transformation of the historic Buena Vista Post Office Building.
What: Interview Magazine teams up with OHWOW and Evan Yurman to host an intimate dinner featuring food by Michelin star awarded chef Matt Lambert of the The Musket Room as well as a performance by Jacolby Satterwhite. Following the dinner, Interview will present its annual cocktail bash.The party will bring together 350 of the country’s most notable art, film and fashion fixtures while they dance the night away to sounds from DJ Dunks on the roof of the Boulan South Beach.
What: Surface Magazine will celebrate the pre-release of the December art issue featuring a cover by John Baldessari. The magazine has set up a discussion between Kanye West and architect Jacques Herzog, with an after-party featuring DJ Jus-Ske and rumors of a surprise performance…
Dom Perignon Celebrates Jeff Koons’ Limited Edition Sculpture
Where: Wall at W South Beach
When: December 4th & 5th
What: On December 4th Dom Perignon and Jeff Koons will throw a party with Roger Dubois hosted by Gerard Butler. The following night, Dom Perignon will throw another party celebrating Koons’ sculpture hosted by Vito Schnabel, Alex Dellal, and Stavros Niarchos. Zoe Kravitz and DJ Ruckus will provide the music.
What: LACOSTE will host a breakfast at Soho Beach House for LACOSTE x Details Creative Innovator Mark A. Reigelman II. That day, Reigelman will begin the four-day installation process of “Rockodile,” the site-specific art piece being staged at LACOSTE’s Lincoln Road boutique. On Sunday, LACOSTE will host a private, in-store brunch to celebrate the completion of Reigelman’s installation. Last year this was a star studded event with attendees such as Russell Simmons, Kellen Lutz and Miami’s own model Nina Agdal.
PAPER Magazine & Tiki Disco Art Basel Pop-Up
Where: Rooftop at The Gale
When: December 5th-7th, 7pm-12am
What: PAPER Magazine brings the Tiki Disco party to Miami featuring NYC mainstays Eli Escobar, Lloydski, and Andy Pry DJing, Jamaican BBQ food, and an open bar of Absolut and Pavan Liqueur.
Mana Wynwood Musical Artists
These is where I would be all weekend if I was in town! With a lineup like Kendrick Lamar, Nicolas Jaar, and a throw back to Trick Daddy.. done and done.
Where: Mana Wynwood
When: December 4th-8th
What: Mana Wynwood presents special art installations and musical performances:
Kendrick Lamar: Flaunt Magazine and 3P Productions in conjunction with MOCA Miami present the kick-off party with Kendrick Lamar, DZA, and more.
Darkside: Lauded electronic duo Darkside, comprised of Nicholas Jaar and Dave Harrington, will perform songs from their recent release “Psychic” while an installation from Children of the Light is on display.
Boy George: Flaunt Magazine hosts another event featuring an acoustic performance from Boy George.
Fools Gold Day Off Miami: Fool’s Gold record label hosts their annual Day Off party featuring performances by Trick Daddy, A-Trak, Dave 1 (Chromeo) and more.
Superdry Event with Julie Henderson
When: December 6th, 8pm
What: Clothing store Superdry will hold an Art Basel party hosted by model Julie Henderson. Miami Heat’s DJ Irie will perform and Sushisamba will cater the event. Rumored guests include Henderson’s model pals Alessandra Ambrosio and Teresa Moore.