Miami is always a good idea – not even kidding. Only second to Honolulu, Miami boasts amazing weather and cultural activities all year round. My personal favorite time to go there is December where the cold in San Francisco is unbearably miserable and I get to dip my toes in to the Atlantic Ocean (which, by the way, is much warmer and less salty than the Pacific!). So, unfortunately, I have departed the promised land, but wanted to share my favorite Art Basel moments from the week. Happy Basel-ing!
Wynwood walls is an oldie but goodie. Once a downtrodden neighborhood, Wynwood is now an up-and-coming (if not already there) hip art scene complete with breweries, art galleries, bars, nightclubs and coffee shops. Wynwood walls is a cool permanent art exhibition which had many large wall murals in a well-groomed and gated maze. The absolute perfect spot for the cutest IG pics ever! After you’re done with your hour or so of narcissism, hop down the block to Panther Coffee, my favorite coffee shop in the city!
Basel Me Baby
Basel Me Baby is an event hosted by Fashion Happy Hour. Every year they put on a flurry of events and encourage young entrepreneurs and fashion-crazies such as myself to network and enjoy the company of like-minded people. This year, their “Basel Me Baby” at Dirty Rabbit in Wynwood was one of the events I HAD to attend. The fashion show, bloggers talk and networking opportunities were great, and I’m definitely adding The Dirty Rabbit to my list of favorite venues on the East Coast!
Sounds crazy, but not. The Salty Doughnut is a semi-new artisan doughnut shop in Wynwood which served up undoubtedly the best doughnuts in Miami using local flavors and holiday-inspired recipes. I highly suggest you go there and pray to the beautiful heavens above that they have guava and cheese! I had one paired with an espresso, and was pleased to find out that the crumble on top was made of authentic “galletas Maria” which are apparently sweet tea cookies central to Latin American culture. Can you say yum?
So, be sure to book your tickets for next year’s Art Basel! Stay tuned for my guide to Miami Beach, a whole different ball game altogether!