Razzle Dazzle, It’s Time for Art Basel – Part I

We’re going to assume you’re a VIP and have received every invitation under the sun. So sort through them and choose these! And if you don’t have invites – check out the items with asterisks, they are either paid admission, free or an easier bet to get in.


2pm Jessica Goldman will preside over the renaming of  20th Street to 29th Street on NW Second Avenue in Wynwood as Tony Goldman Way. Miami Dade County Commission will honor Goldman, a pioneer who helped establish Wynwood as one of the world’s most exciting arts destinations, will be memorialized just in time to kick off Miami Art Week.

Louis Vuitton’s Playing with Shapes – which brings to life Pierre Paulin and Herman Miller’s unrealized residential project from 1972. It has an opening at 3pm, but you can stop by any day to see the trifecta of items created which include a 3-D animated video and a selection of 18 pieces. The satellite exhibition will debut during Design Miami/ in the Design District from December 2-7.*

Artist Mischer Traxler is hosting an event at the Shore Club with Perrier-Jouët for a new project called ephemera.

Torsion 1 by Julian Le Parc
Torsion 1 by Julian Le Parc

Check out Related Groups public art installation by artist Julio Le Parc at the intersection of Brickell and Biscayne Bay. The installation called “Torsion 1” and “Sphere Rouge” will later go on to be on permanent display at ONEBrickell, but for now, they are a celebration of Basel.

Haute Living and The Webster, along with superstar NBA player-turned-designer Dwyane Wade will release his new sneaker variety with longtime partners Li Ning and Alejandro Ingelmo. While the details of this latest collaboration are hush hush, what we can divulge is that the December 2nd unveiling will be one for the books.

Art Miami Vernisage. Don’t miss this – this is our favorite fair.*

Hammerhead by  Shawn Smith at now fair at Art Miami
“Hammerhead” by Shawn Smith at now fair at Art Miami


Stop by Art Basel Miami Beach at the convention center to see Blake Emory, one of today’s newest thought-provoking abstract artists will debut his highly anticipated trademark collection of works in Optic Modernism at this year’sSpectrum Miami exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach, taking place December 3–7, 2014.*

Cristina Lei Rodriguez at the David Castillo Gallery Pop-Up on Lincoln Road and 3 other undisclosed locations*

Fashion, art, and music collide at the unveiling of CHROME HEARTS new Miami location to opening during Art Basel. Join us Wednesday, December 3rd from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for a special event showcasing exclusive fashion & art with a LIVE musical performance by Zoe Kravitz of Lolawolf.
Stephanie Seymour for Haute Living
Stephanie Seymour for Roger Dubuis

Of course, we’ll be attending the Roger Dubuis event hosted by Stephanie Seymour at The Thompson hotel in celebration of the Velvet Haute Couture collection. Roger Dubuis CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué and legendary supermodel Stephanie Seymour are playing host to an intimate group of industry greats in art, fashion and entertainment.  The fashionable evening will also include special edition Dom Pérignon bottles designed by Iris Van Herpen as well as a live artistic performance, and music by DJ Hannah Bronfman.

The grand opening of The Edition beginning at 10pm. Tell me your not just dying to get a look at Ian Schrager’s latest masterpiece. Fingers crossed it will be as groundbreaking as The Delano!*

at Pinta
A whole new fair in Midtown called Pinta, a fair showcasing the best of new and contemporary Latin American art. We can’t wait to see a whole new crop of artists we’ve never laid eyes on.*
Faena House Argentinian Bar-b-Que Gaucho style.
Stop by the Bass Museum to see “One Way: Peter Marino”,  Peter Marino’s installation at the Bass Museum.*
Peter Marino
Peter Marino
 Hostesses Gigi Ganatra, Jillian Jacobson and Hadley Henriette are hosting a cocktail party at Scoop for Renata Black’s Empowered by YOU. The seamless panty brand benefits the Seven Bar Foundation, which supports micro finance for women in third world countries.*
Paper Magazine’s Break the Internet event at 1111 Lincoln Road with Mickey Boardman & Drew Elliott, Kim Hastreiter and David Hershkovits celebrating Kim Kardashian‘s racy cover as well as The Fat Jew, Aubrey Plaza and Tim and Eric.
MR BRAINWASH unveiling of Hublot’s Bal Harbour boutique wrapped to his specs and will later transform and “brainwash” Casa de Sueños (Haute listers Loren and JR Ridinger’s private estate) for a larger-than-life experience. Hosted by Eva Longoria, Loren and JR Ridinger, Hublot global CEO, Ricardo Guadalupe, and Kamal Hotchandani, CEO of Haute Living, the event will benefit Longoria’s foundation, Eva Longoria Foundation.
VIP reception at the National Hotel on Friday, December 5th, 2014 at 6PM to celebrate the Art Basel debut of famed photo and art publication PHOTO Magazine as the revamped French magazine introduces new fashion photography duo Markus&Koala who will shoot the magazines December cover LIVE with supermodel Nina Agdal.  
Confirmed VIPS include: Sports Illustrated cover girl and supermodel, Nina Agdal, famed photography duo Markus&Koala, renowned sculptor, Richard 
Orlinski, models Julie Henderson and Teresa Moore, PHOTO Magazine owners Lady Monika Bacardi and David Swaelens Kane and more TBC



Haute Living’s 10th Anniversary party – yes, you must be on the list!
Honk if you love Art Basel!