Art Activations  are set to coincide with ArtBasel 2018.  Presided over by Lawrence Johansen of Livin' Lux Publishing Group, Jennifer Sclafani Founder of Miami Fashion Collective and media partners AdAvenueGroup / VIPictures.  The citywide pop-ups feature inspiring exhibits and a full complement of libations at the new - to - debut 10 Collins Food & Spirits Restaurant and Lounge on the Fairwind Roof Top of the  4.5 star rated hotel.   


Bolt that Clown Car – Escape the Gridlock. This year’s Art Basel Smart Set hopped an Uber and headed over to the West Side – FAD.District * – the new art & design destination de riguer  – with more galleries, chic boutiques, secret hideaways, vintage bricks & mortars,  gourmet homestyle eateries with  Miami’s  oldest pub ‘Rosa’s (keeping everyone lubed ’til the wee hours ) **than colors in a  Crayon Box.

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ART TOOK CENTER STAGE WITH EMPOWERING WORKS BY A DOZEN ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS & SCULPTURES TO COINCIDE WITH ART BASEL 2018 – THE NEWLY IMAGINED FAIRWIND HOTEL FRIDAY – DECEMBER 7  COMMEMORATED THE OPENING OF THEIR AMERICAN CLASSIC STYLE DINING DESTINATION APTLY NAMED 10TH & COLLINS.AND MIAMI FASHION COLLECTIVE in the heart of the FAD.D created a daylight garden party that rolled into a blinky light night reception with prosecco by Lamborghini and home brew by South Beach Brewery flowing free for those who purchased the antique commemorative Art Basil 2018 glass.  SATURDAY – DECEMBER 8 , hosted by the indomitable Jennifer Sclafani, Jeffrey Lubin, Stewart Price, Jermaine Kidd, Jose Amico and the MFC Fan Club.

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Miami’s cultural landscape has pushed West of I-95 Freeway to encompass the Fashion Allapattha Design District (FAD.D. An Anchor to the South on NW 7th Ave at 17th Street in the works is an ergonomic Dutch mixed use housing project and commercial destination. The ground floor is a rain forest and arboretum.  Due North is a flurry of new galleries, converted warehouses, eclectic eateries with a bounty of fresh fish on many menus, special note Laguna- when Chef Jacob is on duty, order the whole Pargo Roja… indie radio station ‘Jolt’, the jammin’ DAILY sneaker shop, the 39th FLAMINGO by the Pound Vintage clothes Mecca and the Miami Fashion Collective in a 1926 rejuvenated Bungalow, courtesy of JQ and Associates.  Head due west under any I-95 overpass. It’s the wild wild west with out the blaring sirens  and gunslingers.

The 8th Annual ARTBASIL.ORG ART ACTIVATION & CHEF’S SHOWCASE.  The Tortellini Entre fed a hundred famished guests prepped on a hot plate (Miss Sclafani a seasoned swimwear & resort Rep may have missed her calling)  Stewart Price and Jose Amico renowned fashion photographers morphed into mixologists  with fresh strawberry lemon cocktails, flutes of Lamborghini Prosecco and seasonal fruit infused South Beach Brews courtesy of Lorenzo Borghese and Trey Jagger.  Libations incorporated  Thai Basil home grown by Jonathan Roussel and Team agrarians of  ROCK GARDEN HERB’S, whose President Charlie Coiner  conceived of the first ArtBasil in 2013 as a guerrilla performance. Team Rock  covertly delivering huge wooden pots in the cover of night to Scope, Red Dot, Art America and Casa Casuarina with a “Welcome to Art Basil” sign stuck in the potting dirt.  Rock Garden Herbs is the nation’s foremost  purveyor of fresh grown edible herbs.  Sir Dylan Duke spinned sexy deep house, an acoustic performance by Ignacio Naranjo – and a filmed mural Performance  by Yanluis Bergareche kept all the guests senses sated!  731 NW 28th Street, Miami.

The renowned Sculptor, SALVATORE ZAGAMI, father of Chemical Line Imagery, has exhibited in the company of Fernando Botero, Kenny Scharf, Andrew Wyeth and Conrad Marca-Relli.  His world view is “Making my art is my only way to participate in the world. It is better to create than destroy. Destruction is simple. People who create rather than destroy are evolving into the architects of our society and the standard bearers of a hopeful future. “

YANLUIS BERGARECHE a masterful futuristic realist and is something of a rock star in the cosmopolitan Havana, Cuba. Bergareche relies on a profound connection with the nature of things.  He depicts a world that is off kilter and out of sync with the natural harmony that is life itself.  This prescience is evident in his breathtaking obras exhibited for the first time to coincidewith  ArtBasel – Miami, an event and art fair that has its genesis in a celebration and veneration of Latin Art, from Botero to Bergareche.

Behind a visage of Zen like calm, Bergareche is an artist that commands his craft with imagery of roiling complexity.  Bergareche is a milestone on the darkly lit road once traveled by the likes of  H.R. Giger a friend and kind and gentle soul, Bosch, Brueghel, Lovecraft, Poe and Kafka.


He brings his global perspective to his local surroundings at the crossroads of Little Haiti to Little Havana, Allapattah and Wynwood. As a photgrapher he has no equal , a fastidious approach that captures the essence of the world’s most iconic and beautiful women. For a portfolio or bookings contact Miami Fashion Collective.


“My Art is transparent, my artist name is TRAN$PARENT and my message to all of humanity is no matter  what your economic status be true to yourself, your loved ones and peers. Josh Leidolf known as Ultra Fine Luxury Money Artist “TRAN$PARENT” is an American Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, Journalist, World Traveler and Artist.  He specializes in all American denominations from the $1 to the 10 K and various rare international currencies.

His contemporary archival metallic images include followers with the Dan Marino Foundation, Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat, Chris Osiola , Pitt Bull among them.  TRAN$PARENT use of depth perception distinguishes him as the only artist depicting all three layers of the bill on one image., transparentartist .com


All of Dudley Bacquie’s work is one of a kind.  With over 200 works currently owned by private collectors and those who have believed in his passion; ArtBasel 2018 marks a world debut for Dudley Bacquie.

Also on display is the breathtaking works of Cerj LaLonde,, Rachel Harris, Shawn Kolodny, Jose Amico and the ‘always at the ready’ ,  .

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With the Daunting Gridlock That is ArtBasel – Artists Come to Collectors with Pop-Up Group Exhibits from FAD.D. in West Wynwood to FAENA

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Miami/FL FRIDAY – DECEMBER 7, 4PM – 8PM.  Lawrence Johansen, Publisher of Livin’ Lux, Jennifer Sclafani Founder of Miami Fashion Collective and media partners AdAvenueGroup / VIPictures  are inviting Art Enthusiasts, Collectors and members of the media to the HOTEL FAIRWIND, at 1000 Collins Avenue 33139 in South Beach, Florida. Guests are invited  to a Champagne Collector’s Preview and Rooftop Reception presided over by Lisa Sussman, TV Host, Author and Affordable Smart Habitat Advocate, Woman of Achievement 2018 with informal press conference to Meet the 12 Artists and experience the trend setting product activations produced by Miami Fashion Collective in Association with Stanford Emporium and set to coincide with ArtBasel 2018. The citywide pop-ups feature inspiring exhibits and a full portfolio of libations by Lamborghini Estate Wines and South Beach Brewery at the new – to – debut  10 & Collins – Food & Spirits located in the Fairwind of the  4.5  star rated hotel.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, Noon to 9PM. The  MIAMI FASHION COLLECTIVE Group Exhibit and  GARDEN OPEN HOUSE PARTY unfurls  in West Wynwood in the heart of the  Fashion Allapattah Design District (FAD.D.) The all-day outdoor gathering includes the 8th Annual ARTBASIL.ORG CHEF’S SHOWCASE.  Complimentary Wine and Spirits will  be served  and  the chef and mixologist demo  incorporates Thai Basil sponsored by ROCK GARDEN HERB’S Performance by Ignacio Naranjo  and Performance Art Exhibit by Yanluis Bergareche.  731 NW 28th Street, Miami, 33127. (Corner of NW 7th Ave/State Road 441- 1 Block West of I-95)


The renowned Sculptor, SALVATORE ZAGAMI, father of Chemical Line Imagery, has exhibited in the company of Fernando Botero, Kenny Scharf, Andrew Wyeth and Conrad Marca-Relli,  to name a few. On display will be his ‘psychological’ works as well as his legacy of earlier sculptures and multimedia works.  In evidence is his world view, to paraphrase, “Making my art is my only way to participate in the world. It is better to create than destroy. Destruction is simple. People who create rather than destroy are evolving into the architects of our society and the standard bearers of our hopeful future. ” Titled “Man’s Best Friend” Pretty brazen title for the year of #MeTo

DANIEL STANFORD, fine art luminary has traveled the globe in a quest for higher planes of being.   His signature style is evident on acclaimed campaigns that include Lancôme Cosmetics ™ and Guess Jeans™.  His cultural influences play an integral role in his aesthetic and a multimedia process informs his work as artist, painter and photographer.  His celebrity portraiture appears in the collections of Rhianna, Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga and his equestrian influenced ‘Arabia Dream‘ is featured in the film ‘House of Versace’.  With distinguished Galleries and fellow artist  Data – Stanford will be curating the two group exhibits.

YANLUIS BERGARECHE a masterful futuristic realist is considered a ” rock art star” and immensely successful in the cosmopolitan Havana , Cuba.  Bergareche relies on a profound connection with the nature of things  and depicts a world that is off kilter, and out-of-sync with the natural harmony; that is life itself. This prescience is evident in his breathtaking obras exhibited for the first time to coincide with  ArtBasel – Miami.  The 18th iteration of ArtBasel-Miami is a city wide event and uber art fair that has its genesis in a celebration and veneration of Latin Art, from Botero to Bergareche.

 Behind a visage of Zen like calm, Bergareche is  an artist that commands  his craft with imagery of roiling complexity.   He will exhibit his mastery of the medium with a live mural creation at the Miami Fashion Collective 4PM on Saturday, December 8. 731 NW 28th Street, West Wynwood- FAD.District. (Fashion Allapattah Design District).

Bergareche is a startling milestone on the darkly lit road once traveled by the likes of  H.R. Giger  (the son of a botanist, a friend and kind gentle soul) Bosch, Bruegel, Lovecraft, Poe and Kafka.

We are at a nexus of survival of this curious species  or what seems our inevitable demise…as TS Elliot mused “this is the world ends , this is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper…

Also on display will be contemporary works by


RACHEL HARRIS, SHAWN  KOLODNY , CERJ LELONDE currently residing in China and collected by Moroccan Royalty, DUDLEY BASQUIE, JOHN PAUL MARTIN an early collaborator with BRITTO, RICHARD HENRY SAENZ direct from Panama cities burgeoning art scene and and ‘rough and ready’ Fashion Photographer STEWART PRICE.

Saturday – December 8 from Noon to 9PM

Solo performances by singer song writer from Colombia, Ignacio Naranjo, who recorded his first LP in Criteria Studios  home of the Bee Gees and Julio Iglesias among them. He  will be performing original  compositions with  acoustic guitar accompaniment that includes, Sir Dylan Duke spinning Deep House and Alain Guerra organic Percussion throughout the day.  Next door will be four days of celebration of the newly previewed Flamingo Vintage Pound with nonstop musical accompaniment  by the area’s most sought after DJ’s.  Arrive early to leave late.

A $20 donation for commemorative, vintage glassware provides guests with complimentary, premium libations  from  valued sponsors.  Proceeds in part donated  to Wisdom Land & Self Sustaining Shelters –, founded by Dame Munni  Irone of Beverly Hills, CA and New Delhi, India.  Special appreciation extended to the Churchill Center presided over by Dr. Dana Churchill in Los Angeles, CA.


SWEAT LOCK ™ Patent Pending-  Fashioned from high performance, ergonomic Pro-Cool fabric ™  this tech-to-wear has the edge on gadgets like Google Glass, which is expensive, bulky, and downright goofy. Here is a high-tech wearable that is not only ‘cool’ it is,in fact, cooling. SWEAT LOCK ™ increases your comfort zone all for a 3-pack at $19.99.  (AMAZON LINK  ‘Sweat Lock Disposable Hat Liner’)  A sustainable item SWEAT LOCK extends the cap’s lifespan with less waste and more pleasure.  Instead of guarding that priceless limited edition ‘Yankee’ or ‘Heat’ cap under lock and key,  the wearer can sport it in public to the envy of all. No charge for the  bragging rights that are priceless.  According to Jay ‘The Kidd’ the most common question they are asked by purchasing agents and customers is “why did it take so long to come up with this indispensable accessory? “.

SWEAT LOCK, disposable cap liners, the au courant fashion accessory is manufactured in Pennsylvania, the Cayman Islands  an offshore banking capital and one of the planet’s most pristine barrier reefs. Unlike the Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Cayman Islands are a short ‘hop skip’ from Miami’s shores where Jay and Danielle are investigating commercial property for another ‘Sweat Lock’ workshop.

Jermaine ‘Jay’  Kidd, says when you wear SWEAT LOCK you  fashion sense moves up a notch, wear it with pride .

 South Beach Brewery – Co-Founder of South Beach Brewing Company, Lorenzo Borghese and Trey Jagger, visionary entrepreneurs will be presenting .  Borghese returned last week from a cooperative global confab in Hong Kong with the founder of Co-Modeco /Pac Rim Business Council Holmes Stoner intent on expanding the South Beach Brewery horizons and affordable homes in South Florida ( .  Borghese , a philanthropist to the core’ modestly down plays his role as a “Bachelor” in ABC’s ninth season.  The Brewer duo will keep guests sated with beer based infusions of Strawberry orange mimosa , south peach Shandy and Blood Orange Sunset.  Yumm!

Lamborghini Estate Wines are award-winning and world renowned. The estate was founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini – best known for creating the line of luxury sports cars by the same name and  is located in Umbria near Lake Trasimeno. Watch for Antonio Banderas reprising the life and times of the Lamborghini  ‘famiglia’ along with an A List cast that will be announced soon.   Banderas  as honorary President of Miami Fashion Week has made sustainable and humane fashion his cause and South Florida a frequent and favorite pastime.

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A Collection Of Art And Culinary Artistry Of Epic Proportions. ArtBasil Joins Red Dot Fair Gala – Tuesday-December 2- With Wrap Up Parties At Segafredos And Havana 1957 Culminating In ‘The Day Of Transformation /Grand Opening With Angela Armenakis’, Saturday, December 6.

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Tuesday, December 2 from 6PM  to 10PM ArtBasil VIII Joins Red Dot Fair for the 3rd year in co-hosting the Red Dot Fair Gala I Art Opening and Culinary Celebration to coincide with Art Basel and Miami Art Week. By melding the epicurean genius of Top chefs and locally sourced ingredients;   Renowned chefs from Segafredo Brickell, Bocce, Havana 1957, Passion Group’s Dolores , But You Can Call Me Lolita, Crazy About You, Tuscan Grill, Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza, and Johnny V’s (among others to be announced) will again illustrate their creative resourcefulness in what has been called ‘an aspirational dream come true’ and ‘the best event of the season’.

With over 65 of the world’s top galleries including the Maria Napoles returning Latin Pavilion all exhibiting under the vast Red Dot Pop Up Tent situated in the heart of the Wynwood District ( the Opening Gala and Art Basil ( is an event  grounded in edible traditions and serious art appreciation and collection.  Something brand new and exciting is happening this year — with an ever expanding menu and aged libations that promise to be nothing short of transcendent.

Each Chefs performance blends food with theatrics while honoring the diversified traditions that are integral to South Florida’s lauded position on the global culinary map.  At the cross roads, ArtBasil will feature a fusion of Native American, African, Mediterranean, Latin, and neo Colonial Caribbean fare with a Mediterranean / Greek  and Italian tour de force.  One part entertainment and one part serious epicurean gastronomy, guests learn how to prepare appetizers paired with au courant signature cocktails.

The Art Basil Chefs are challenged to create hundreds of amuse-bouché, canapés, and hors d’œuvres from ingredients contributed by farm to table, fine food purveyors.  If there was but one rule imposed at ArtBasil it was, ‘All chefs must feature fresh Basil in their preparation,’ according to Steve Levine, Art Basil co-founder and renowned food photographer.

Among ArtBasil hosts this year are Mariam Ghaly public relations of Vector International Pictures ( Angela Armenakis of the Health,Wellness and Beauty Center*  Cristiane Roget of and and Sublette Hernandez of VErestaurant Group (Segafredo /Havana 1957) with special appearances still to be announced.

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Rise Above the Gruesome Gridlock During Art Miami and Art Basil


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Art Basil founders and City Of Miami Public Transportation Collaborate on Gridlock Relief during  Art Basel-Art Miami 2014

For real-time information on the Miami Trolley Regular Routes, please visit  Biscayne Route provides service from Brickell to Midtown Miami and Design District.  A smart phone app, Miami Trolley, is also available at the iPhone App Store and the Android Marketplace!


Here is a notable case of community and government finding common ground to work in tandem.  It was months ago that Art Basil founders and representatives from the VErestaurant Group sought to extend their participation in Red Dot’s opening night gala with the inclusion of Top Chefs from Brickell Avenue Restaurants to coincide with Art Basel and Art Miami – Dec. 2-6.

In the heart of the Wynwood District satellite art events have popped up like Soho, the early years.  With the glut of traffic has come parking fees that start at an obscene $45.00.

Participating and South Miami Avenue and Brickell Restaurants aligned with transportation driven civic officials have come to the rescue.  By offering free public transportation combined with deeply discounted valet parking relief from the clown-car, gridlock has arrived with input from Metro Dade, City of Miami and Miami Beach departments collaborating.

Two ideas dovetailed and everyone attending Art Basil, Red Dot Fair, Art Basel and Art Miami stand to benefit.  Utilizing public transportation during ArtBasel (considered one of the most important art conflags in the world) will go a long way in reducing  traffic congestion and frayed nerves.  With the vast number of attendees arriving in their private Gulfstream’s and Falcon 2000’s  it is ironic that navigating a block on the ground can take longer than their entire flight.

With an estimated 3-4 billion dollars changing hands  among the 65,000 discriminating art aficionados and collectors ease of movement is tantamount to a successful outcome.  Both jet setters and the hoi polli may soon be co-mingling on one of the metro world’s most advanced downtown public transportation systems.

November 12, 2014-Angela Armenakis,Mariam Ghaly,Cristiane Roget, Sublette Hernandez_Organizing Red Dot Fair Gala with ArtBasil.Brickell Restaurants that include Segafredos, Love is Blind , Havana 1957, Dolores but you can Call Me Lolita are presenting again this year at the VIII edition of ArtBasil while actively promoting public transportation.  Many of the Brickell  area business are extending their hours, hosting art exhibits, creating special menu items and providing  deeply discounted valet parking and links to the complimentary Miami Metro Mover.

In addition there is no charge for the breathtaking birds eye views of the City skyline.   Metro Dade’s Transportation plan goes a long way in ameliorating  the loathsome parking problem that has accompanied every Art Basel- Miami  almost since its inception over a decade ago.  By putting our tax dollars to work in a way that everyone benefits – increased restaurant business, extending the geographic reach of Miami Art Week and happier visitors who seek the finest in luxury travel with an authentic twist…assures returning visitors singing the city’s praises.

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According to Patrice Gillespie Smith, Community Image Manager Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces and Graham Winick, Film and Event Production Manager Tourism, Cultural and Economic Development states, “We are very excited about Art Week and have been working to provide alternate modes of transportation during the week-long event. The Miami Trolley system will be operating its regular routes during the event with extended hours until 1:30 a.m. on the Biscayne and Brickell Route.  For real-time information on the Miami Trolley Regular Routes, please visit  Biscayne Route provides service from Brickell to Midtown Miami and Design District.  A smart phone app, Miami Trolley, is also available at the iPhone App Store and the Android Marketplace!

Mention ‘Red Dot Fair’ or ‘Culinary ArtBasil’ to receive a complimentary libation with dinner reservations and with the convenience of a complimentary Metro Mover right outside participating restaurants doors.

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Snap! Space Grand Opening- a Ribald Gathering of 100’s of Snappy Dressers & the World’s Top Fashion Photographers


 Snap ! Orlando ( has embodied the concept of a ‘pop-up’ exhibit not unlike Red Dot Art Fair-Miami. Under the guidance of Patrick and Holly Kahn, formally of book LA, the couple and their cadre of collaborators have exhibited international photographers in the city of Orlando for the past four years. With exhibits at various warehouse venues and event spaces, Snap!, for the first time has a year-round home: the landmark Cameo Building near downtown Orlando.


 Patrick Kahn, Snap! Orlando’s executive producer, created a ribald affaire as a soft opening on January 17, 2014.

Its facade is being renovated to reflect the history of the 63-year-old building that was once home to the Cameo Theater. Guests include Michael Phillip of MP Studios Tampa, Serge Dulac of Unity Productions and Costa Rica Cocao Farms, Founder Patrick Kahn,Cristiane Roget of Art Basil, Federico Quevedo of Expo Feria USA and emerging photographer and filmmakers Luca Dulac.  Images in part courtesy of Carlos Leal.



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Art Basil VII Save the Date PostcardFor those who kindly contributed to Art Basil VII in association with Red Dot Art Fair, December 3-8 , the following demonstrates ongoing media exposure and visibility you, your company & brand will continue to receive ad infinitum. of AM Films has joined ‘cultivators’ as an archivist,videographer & photographer of this and future Art Basil gatherings.

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Art Basil paid homage to the diversified cuisine, art, culture and libations that define SoFlo as a global cross roads & a Mediterranean Tour de Force. Art Basil is created to perpetuate cultural integrity, organically captured and cooked up to inspire.

ArtBasil presented master cooks. authors & TV Personalities from Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Shows – Elin & Andy Trousdale-Le Bistro Gourmet French Cuisine, Lighthouse Point, Alexia Apostolidis – whose Restaurant in Athens received the Michelin Star during her tenure, Kouzina Greek Bistro, Yanni Diassinos – Maine Lobster Live, Segafredo Fine Italian , Brickell & Fratelli Branca Italian Liqueurs complements of Sabrina LaSalle,  Anthony Papageorgiou, Living Green-Fresh Market, Adi Kafri, Noa Café& Catering , Tel-Aviv, Israel-George Papas & Kostas Tzouanopoulos of Ethos Bistro in Coconut Creek, Royal Food Distributors  Yehuda Ban, delectably Gourmet Kosher , Carlos Galan / JC Chamizo, Alejandra Carvajal , Marlena of Passion Group w/ Doloras, You Can Call Me Lolita, Love is Blind & Crazy About You Spain! Bringing it all home was the stellar libations of Deep Eddy’s Vodka, Papa’s Pilar Rum, Angel Envy Bourbon & SoBe Fizz reverse osmosis waters.  We also wish to extend in behalf of Red Dot Art Fair a special thank you to Teena’s Pride, farm to table farms in association with Whole Foods,  Million Trees Miami in association with Miami Dade County-Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department,  oh-la-la Chambord and the bubbly that cannot be beat, Beck’s Beer.

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Art Basel in Miami Beach succeeds again with a stellar display of works and extensive programming across the city of Miami, Miami Beach and Broward County.

The 2013 edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach – which officially closed Sunday, December 8, 2013, and whose Lead Partner is UBS – drew praise from collectors, gallerists, critics and visitors. With an expanded Public sector and a vibrantly diverse line-up of talks, performances and film screenings, the show’s programming was matched by the quality of works exhibited. The 12th edition was described by many observers as the strongest Art Miami again blanketed the city with Red Dot Fair in association with entertaining an estimated 3600 VIP Art Aficionados and Culinary Celebrants Tuesday, December 3, 2013.  Art Basel, Art Miami and  Art Basil pop galleries confirmed, once again confirmed , South Florida’s premiere positioning as the leading art show of the Americas.

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ART BASIL, LIKE LIFE, IS A BLATENT ACT OF IMAGINATIONArt Basil VII marries the traditions of old world culture with Red Dot Fair’s exhibition of 70 + acclaimed art galleries to be entertained by celebrated chefs pairing delectable cuisine with stellar spirits in a Mediterranean Tour de Force 

Miami/Florida  On Tuesday, December 3 – between 6-10 pm, an anticipated three-thousand fashionably attired,  famished guests will be treated to a sneak preview of seventy galleries exhibiting in the 7th Annual Red Dot Fair’s vast pop-up structure.  Located in the heart of Miami’s burgeoning Wynwood Art District, at 3011 NE 1st Ave and NE 31st Street, 333137 the 8th Annual Red Dot Fair will host global Art Galleries and Artists direct from California, Texas, London, Paris, Germany, Russia, China, Japan, Korea, Brazil, South America, South Florida and points in between.

Red Dot Fair Founder, George Billis, confirms that given previous year’s attendance an estimated 25,000 guests will visit Red Dot Fair during the week of December 3 through 8.  The Art Basil /Red Dot Fair Gala Reception on Tuesday, December 3 is open to the public.  The $25.00 admission will be donated, in part, to Red Dot’s favored Foundation Million Trees/ Miami and card holders will gain complimentary entry to Red Dot Fair for the week.

Culinary Art Basil Now in its 7th incarnation, Culinary Art Basil, a jubilant celebration of cuisine and culture, will co-host Red Dot Fair’s opening Gala Reception & Gallery Preview.  A member of Art Basil’s nomination committee, Charles Majeski of Advanced Culinary Solutions confirms, “Art Basil is an ad hoc, volunteer association made up of media, marketing, design, photography and culinary professionals.  Distinguished chefs are invited to demonstrate the making of delectable dishes that are to be sampled by our guests”.

Arturo  and Stephanie Paz, founders of Jarred Events and direct from New York are doing a star turn with their families exquisite granola and sweets.  Joining the Paz family is Marco de Simone  who trained in his family’s restaurants in Milano where he gained fame creating  State Dinners for Mikhail Gorbachev of Green Cross International and ‘naughty, naughty’ Silvio Berlusconi.  Announcements of chefs representing Israel /Palestine, Asia, Texas and Latin America will be posted on the’s website up to the day of the event.

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DRINK UP & BE BOLD & EAT WITH GUSTO. “Culinary Art Basil indelibly blurs the line between ‘art appreciation’ and ‘art, as an excuse to eat and imbibe’.   The amusebouches, canapés, cichetti, antipasti, tapas and hors d’oeuvres are meant to evoke sighs of bliss among the guests,” confirms the beguiling Adi Kafri of Noa Catering and Café. Inspired by Israel she and her daughters Nin, Omer and Amit will be doing a star turn with the freshest grilled peppers and braised oriental kale , and lamb and beef schwarma from Grand Western fine meat purveyors.

Signature cocktails by Deep Eddy’s Vodka, Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Papa’s Pilar Rum will be served.  Perfect pairings of Infinium Spirits, Fratelli Branca’s Italian portfolio will also be sampled. Red Dot libations include Chambord Liqueur Beck’s Beer, Pure Swiss Mineral Water, Vita Coco, naturally and Barefoot Wine.

New to Art Basil is a generous contribution of Deep Eddy  Vodka , Sweet Tea, Grapefruit and 80 proof that will complement morsels of Royal Food Distributors Fresh and Tasty Premium Smoked Salmon redolent with dill, and Fresh Harvester Masago  (Black , Orange and Red). Connoisseurs claim Masago  is even better than Beluga.  Tod Webster has been invited to make his home-style magic with Grand Western’s tender lamb lollypops.  Deep Eddys’  infused vodkas are the first flavored vodkas produced in Texas.   Created by Sweet Tea founder Clayton Christopher and Chad Auler of Savvy Vodka-Deep Eddy is ten times distilled and natural with pure cane sugar, clover honey, Texas Spring Water and Black Tea or Grapefruit.

Papa’s Pilar’s is back for an Art Basil repeat performance.  A cask-aged, sipping rum it comes with a time machine included. Inspired and owned, in part, by the Ernest Hemingway’s family, imbibers are transported to a time when the West was ‘wild’ and Hemingway’s deep water vessel, Papa’s Pilar, possessed the same gutsy spirit of this bold and complex rum.  Royalties are earmarked for Florida Reef Restoration.  SoBe Fizz-Red Dot ™ Private Label water will keep Red Dot Fair goers hydrated.

Culinary Art Basil

Another nod to the Italians and Sicilians is the Fratelli Branca tasting It was in 1845 that the Distillery of Fratelli Branca was born.  Art Basil will be presenting their liqueurs par excellence.  The top shelf Fernet –Branca is a melding of 27 herbs, from all five continents with aloe of  South Africa, rhubarb from China, gentian from France, galingale from India or Sri Lanka, chamomile from Italy or Argentina, just to name a few. Flowers, herbs, roots, extracts and teas are blended to produce the beneficial properties.

Proceeds from the Faux Farmer’s Mediterranean Market produced by Teena’s Pride Farms in conjunction with Whole Foods CSA Farm to Table Collective, Redlands Spice Park, Mr. Greens Produce,  Living Green Fresh Market on Commercial Blvd East and Grand Western Meat Purveyors circa 1968 are earmarked for the Green Railroad Organic Work Shop (G.R.O.W.) under the direction of Charles Coiner, Jonathan Roussel, Thi and Bill Squire.  

The trio is taking their inspiration from the ambiance found in a St Tropez Café, a Sicilian Fresh Market, an Aegean Greek Bistro  and a luxurious medina or souk, replete with hand stitched tapestry, hookahs and mosaic inlaid tables by  Peter Hannah’s  Backdrops of rural images and ancient towns are inspired by New York photographers Bethany Bandera. 


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The Grand Tasting of the House of Burgundy

A stellar and seamlessly orchestrated affaire-The Grand Tasting of the House of Burgundy brought together 41 Vintners representing Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Lebanon, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and one home style Vermont Maple Rum from Dunc’s Mill Rum.

Attendees attired in couture, heritage jewels, tailored cashmere suits and distressed denim sipped, slurped and spit fine wines, champagnes and proseccos. Guests Glittered under golden arches , giant Faberge eggs and the many stories, statuesque crystal bear, plump with swimming koi fish. New York’s iconic Russian Tea Room served as the setting to commemorate the House of Burgundy’s Annual Grand Tasting , one of the world’s foremost purveyors of premiere libations. and importers of the fermented grape.

2nd from left -Mehmet Yorukoglu-President House of Burgundy, Lillian Lai, Gabriela Ionescu, Ozge Taktak, Author and Producer Ivan Acosta (El Super), TV Producer and Publisher Rita Gam (Viking Press), Tim Smith of Chateau Teanac, voice talent /actor Charity James of Beverly Hills, new bride and actor Christine. For more photos by the indefatigable Bethany Bandera visit in the next day or so.

bissou e merci

Cristiane Roget
AB Newswire
S.E. & California

Red Dot Fair Returns to Wynwood District in December-Art Basil VII to Host Eat-Drink & Savor For Guests With An Appetite

Art Basil VII _VIPictures_Crisitane RogetArtBasilVII is set to collaborate with RedDotFair on the VIP Gala Reception, Tuesday- December 3  – 6pm to 10 pm.  By invitation only. Guests will be enchanted and moved by the power of Mediterranean food, fine art and libations  to amaze, enchant and provoke.

rsvp a must.

The highly anticipated Red Dot Fair returns to the Wynwood Art District in Miami, December 3 -8, 2013, located  3011 NE 1st Ave at 35th Street.   Anticipating 15, 000 guests overall Red Dot Fair runs concurrent to Art Basel-Miami Beach. Aptly named the international ‘art walk for billionaires’.

Building upon its reputation as a diverse fair, Red Dot Fair offers a unique selection of approximately 60 galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, photography and fine-art objects.

Plans are in the works to Host Art Basil VII with several culinary stations celebrating  the diverse cuisine emanating from the Mediterranean.  The top of the food chain, epicureans & oenophiles gather to eat-drink, savor a pop up ‘feast for the eyes’.  The world’s most renowned chefs will present the most delectable pairings, tastings and delicacies representing Tunisia, Morocco, Cypress, Greece, Sicily and Italy.

Red Dot Fair Miami strives to create a fair for galleries specializing in emerging, mid-career and established artists that present work of lasting value. The luxurious layout of the 60 thousand square foot tented venue will provide visitors with a sophisticated and friendly environment to view artwork presented by the galleries. Red Dot is excited about being part of Miami’s vibrant art scene and its great fabric of galleries, museums and cultural institutions.

For Red Dot Fair Admission or Exhibition at Red Dot Fair contact  or 917.273.8621

For Participation in ArtBasil 310-220-9118 / 561-465-5979

Hilton Bentley SoBe Hosts Art Basil VI


Photography By Salvant Photo &  Video


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