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!