Miami Beach and the Design
District are so filled with fun there is no time to
sleep during this newly-minted December weekend. Art
Basel and the related fairs, parties and gallery
happenings are running around the clock so our game
plan for December 2 through 5 promises to help you
strategically navigate your way to the best of the
Here is your four day brief: View art, nibble
food, sip wine, see, be seen, repeat.
Julian Lennon, Perry Farrell, Shepard Fairey and
a host of clunky shoe wearing celebrities prowl the
streets in search of art world cred or a chance to
romance a rail thin gallerina at one of the quirky
after hours parties. Meanwhile, Susan Sarandon is
hosting a celebrity ping pong tourney poolside at
the Delano Hotel. With statues made of chewing gum
and taxidermy sheep that weep as you walk on by, the
collected works of art are interesting and
challenging and just plain weird.
If the dress code at this standing-room-only
Cuban cafe seems vastly improved, it's because
they're taking 10% off the check for Art Basel
delegates. Have a cafe con leche and spicy eggs "perico"
with the glitterati and save!
When your hand-crafted pizza pairs with a chilled
prosecco and a perfectly charred eggplant caponata,
you're as close to Milano as you might get and still
be on South Beach. Sosta serves oven baked pies with
true elan on the sunny sidewalks of the pedestrian
mall by day and by night.