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Art Daze – Beach, Culture, Lifestyle

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What to wear:

  • Have fun and be yourself, the more individual and creative the better – embrace the mood and free style of Basel!
  • Colors, prints, stripes and florals even though I often end up in black!!!
  • Sneakers for walking around the Art Basel fairs and events all day and night as there is always a lot of ground to cover!
  • I take a backpack with me almost everywhere to carry my gear, make sure you check prior if you can bring your detachable lens camera
  • Sunglasses snd hats are a must – day into night to shade the potential lack of sleep under the bright lights

What to do:

  • Pick the art fairs that are your style and pre-purchase tickets because the lines are long and you cannot cover them all!
  • Check out the open exhibitions in the hotels supporting Art Basel – there are often amazing hidden gems and you can walk through anytime
  • Spend the day taking in the murals and street art at Wynwood
  • Stroll around the Design District for great stores and unique interiors
  • Walk along South Beach as there are so many sculptures in public spaces such as Collins Park and the beach!

 

Where to hang:

  • The hotels always have awesome events and are great to just walk through with loads of art installations open to the public
  • At the fairs of course – I love Scope, Pulse, Untitled and Project
  • The Broken Shaker and 27 at the Freehand Hostel for fun vibes!
  • The Confidante Hotel has really fun events like Public School x Art Basel!
  • Poolside – my favorite way to relax and take it all in while in South Beach

Where to eat:

  • Le Sandwicherie – so so good for sandwiches and fresh juice on the go!
  • The Naked Taco for amazing healthy and fresh tacos!!!
  • Mandolin Aegean Bistro – I absolutely love Greek food and this place never disappoints not to mention that the courtyard is lunch perfection!
  • The Continental for a fun brunch scene, vintage vibes and photos
  • Casa Tua for a magical group dinner and how I like to close out Basel!

Where to stay:

  • Raleigh Hotel – old school art deco decor and vintage style
  • 1 Hotel South Beach – beautiful decor and a great lobby meeting spot
  • SLS South Beach – lots of late night fun and lovely food at The Bazaar
  • Faena – cool new hotel and hosts amazing events during Basel too
  • W South Beach – escape from the world in this complex and importantly, amazing poolside bungalow suites with rooftop and plunge pool!

Would love to hear your thoughts!

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