(NEW YORK) The fashion and art folk flock to Miami on an annual basis for much more than just the art, obviously. There are soirees to hit and shopping shindigs to peruse! Instead, we suggest you infuse your daily rounds at the fair with a chic dinner here, a pop-up party celebration there, and dare we say, spending a few hours by the pool. Most of these stylish fêtes are invite only, darlings, so make sure to get those RSVPs sussed out before you take flight. Grab your bags and don’t forget your sunglasses, Miami-bound fashionettes…
BY DENA SILVER
Tuesday, December 3rd
Berluti Cocktail Event for Maartan Baas
Details: Join Antoine Arnault to sip cocktails in celebration of Maarten Baas’ exclusive Berluti collection.
Location: Berluti Boutique, 6:30 p.m.
White Cube Party
Details: In honor of Tracey Emin’s “Angel Without You” exhibition, this year’s hosts include Nick Jones, Jay Jopling, Rachel Lehmann, David Maupin, MOCA, North Miami and Vanity Fair.
Location: Soho Beach House, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where is Le Baron?
Details: Hang at a pop-up club, for one night only!
Location: SL Miami, 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Wednesday, December 4th
Breakfast with David Webb and W
Details: Hosted by W’s deputy editor Armand Limnander to announce the launch of the American Friends of the Serpentine Gallery.
Location: Casa Tua, 9 to 11 a.m.
Beyond Snowdome: The MCM Collection by Craig & Karl
Details: Craig Redman, Karl Maier and Harper’s Bazaar digital director Joyann King throw an afternoon celebration party for the new MCM collection.
Location: Tiki Garden at Soho Beach House, 3 to 5 p.m.
MOST ODDINISM Opening by Top Safe London
Details: A pop-street art exhibition on display at South Beach’s Rotunda with urban artists like Aaron de la Cruz, Ben Eline, and Steve (ESPO) Powers. Plus, guests like Hannah Bronfman, Heron Preston, KESH, Cheslea Leyland, and Virgil Abloh are expected to attend.
Details: With hosts Stefano Tonchi and Martha Stewart
Location: Design Miami, 6 to 7 p.m.
Eddie Borgo Debuts a Capsule Collection for The Webster
Details: Hosted by Eddie Borgo and Laure Heriard Dubreuil with tunes by The Misshapes.
Location: The Webster, 6 to 8 p.m.
Del Toro Miami Beach Pop-Up Shop
Details: Shop the Del Toro x Italia Independent collection and celebrate the collab with Lapo Elkann. The shoe store will be open until March 2014.
Location: Del Toro Miami Beach Pop-up (2000 Collins Ave), 6 to 9 p.m.
Flaunt Magazine and Wildfox Presents “Affordable Care”
Details: For the opening party, Vanessa Beecroft, in collab with Kanye West, will debut a performance piece among art from the likes of Ben Jones, David LaChapelle, Hunter and Gatti and more.
Location: Mana Wynwood, 6 to 9 p.m.
The Premiere of Suspension of Disbelief with W and Vionnet
Details: Join W’s EIC Stefano Tonchi and Vionnet’s chairwoman and creative director, Goga Ashkenazi to celebrate the Pérez Art Museum Miami and the premiere of the short film starring Kristen McMenamy and Ben Whishaw.
Location: Pérez Art Museum Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Swarovski’s Private Dinner Celebrating Mangue Groove by Guilherme Torres
Details: Celebrate the Brazilian architect’s latest masterpiece, the Swarovski Crystal Palace at Design Miami. Expect a star-studded crowd!
Location: Soho Beach House, 8 p.m.
Celebrate Haute Horlogerie with Roger Dubois
Details: Join CEO Jean-Marc Pontroue, Gerard Butler and Dom Perignon for a private dinner celebrating the esteemed watch label. After party to follow, of course!
Location: W Hotel, 8:30 p.m.
5d-Society and Nicole Ehrlich for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation Celebrate Women & Art
Details: A private dinner and live auction of works from esteemed female artists will bring Omar’s to Miami for one night only. Hosted by Patrick Duffy. Afterparty to follow with performances by Ebony Bones and Linda Clifford plus music by Honey Dijon.
Location: The Playboy Hotel, 9 p.m.
Kendrick Lamar Private Performance
Details: In partnership with Flaunt Magazine, 3P Productions, and MoCA North Miami.
Location: Mana Wynwood, 10 p.m.
The Drawing Room Featuring Reed Van Brunschot
Details: Fête local artist Reed van Brunschot with complimentary cocktails by Pernod Ricard.
Location: The Freehand, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Thursday, December 5th
MAPS: Wall to Wall
Details: Join in on an Italian shopping adventure alongside photography from Kristian Schmidt. The Full Camouflage Capsule Collection of sunglasses by Italia Independent will be on display as well.
Location: Maps Backlot, 9 to 12 p.m.
Oliver Peoples and The Fashion Guide’s Brunch
Details: Brunch alongside pieces from the Iconic Sixties by Dennis Hopper.
Location: The Webster, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Private Breakfast Hosted by DeBeers
Details: Breakfast with diamonds, at the AD Oasis Lounge.
Location: The James Royal Palm Hotel, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Details: Hosted by Camilla Al Fayed and with DJ Mark Ronson spinning, it’s sure to be a chic lunch.
Location: Soho Beach House, 1 to 4 p.m.
Suno Debuts a Capsule Collection for The Webster
Details: Get your shop on!
Location: The Webster, 3 to 5 p.m.
Del Toro Wynwood Block Party
Details: It’s block party time! Del Toro’s Art Basel Shoe Exhibition will feature custom hand-painted shoes, murals, a surprise musical performance and BBQ from executive chef Henry Hane.
Location: Del Toro Headquarters, 4 to 7 p.m.
Daniel Arsham’s Future Relic
Details: View the artist’s film premiere for Future Relic.
Location: The Webster, 6 to 8 p.m.
Maison Martin Margiela and Swarovski Cocktail Party
Details: Presenting the Crystalactite collection and an installation by Baptiste Debombourg. Sure to be a sparkly eve…
Location: Maison Martin Margiela, 7 to 9 p.m.
Cassina x Louis Vuitton with Charlotte Perriand
Details: Check out the debut of the new Cassina LC4 chaise-lounge along with a curated collection of photography and furniture designs by Charlotte Perriand.
Location: Cassina Showroom, 7 to 10 p.m.
Kiwi Arts Group Host A Special Evening in the Miami Design District
Details: Calvin Klein, Jane Holzer, Debbie Harry, Patrick McMullan, and Fabian Basabe will play hosts for the special evening. Expect art from Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and more. And slip on a pair of Google Glass to interact with David Datuna’s ‘Viewpoint of Billions.’
Location: Four Buildings, 7 to 11 p.m.
Miami Goes Brooklyn with the Brooklyn Museum
Details: Hosted by director Arnold L. Lehman and the Brooklyn Museum’s trustees, celebrate Art Basel to the tunes of DJ Remax.
Location: The Freehand, 7 to 9 p.m.
Art.Sy Private Dinner in the Tent
Details: Wine and dine to celebrate the new John Baldessari Stuios at Cal Arts School with Audi, Valentino, and Vhernier.
Location: Soho Beach House, 9 p.m.
Bungalo8’s Big Night in Miami
Details: Presented by Miami Cocktail Co., DJ Mike Nouveau will provide the tunes, at the AD Oasis Lounge.
Location: The James Royal Palm Hotel, 9 p.m. to 12 p.m.
The Nowness Premieres Dust
Details: With the Art Production Fund and The Suzanne Geiss Company, view the new film by Adam Dugas and Casey Spooner, featuring Cody Critcheloe, Peggy Noland, Jaimie Warren, and Holly Woodlawn.
Location: Mondrian South Beach, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Nomad Magazine Launch Party
Details: New magazine alert! With DJs Brendan Fallis and Danny Stern providing le musique, check out the new global glossy.
Location: Hyde Beach, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
VFILES and Dis Present a Night with A$AP Worldwide
Details: Spend your evening in the presence of the A$AP crew. Hosted by A$AP Rocky with music by Blackout Boys and Shayne Oliver.
Location: Story, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday, December 6th
Tees & Tea with Gap and Visionaire
Details: Grab brunch in celebration a t-shirt collection from Visionaire and Gap. The five designs will feature artwork by Yoko Ono, Inez and Vindooh, Maurizio Gattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, Craig McDean and Sølve Sundsbø.
Location: The Webster, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Happy Hour with Art.Sy
Details: Sip cocktails with the team of Art.Sy, the online art platform and innovator of art and technology.
Location: The Freehand, 5 to 8 p.m.
Architectural Digest Celebrates AD100 Designer Mark Cunningham
Details: Join in on a cocktail soiree for the designer hosted in partnership with Sunbrella, plus tunes by DJ Harley Viera Newton. At the AD Oasis Lounge.
Location: The James Royal Palm Hotel, 6 to 8 p.m.
W@WW, An Independent Exhibit by KESH
Details: The W@WW (W/HAT @RE W/E W/ORSHIPPING?) exhibit will feature ten large scale pieces plus a video installation by KESH.
Location: Art Deco Welcome Center, 7 to 10 p.m.
Niche Media’s Annual Art of The Party
Details: With host Zoe Saldana, the latest cover star of Ocean Drive, guests will get to see the unveiling of Baha Mar: The Bahamian Rivera and works by John Cox. DJ Johnny The Boy will provide the musical entertainment.
Lovation: Private Residence, 7:30 to 10 p.m.
A Cocktail Celebration for Calvin Klein Collection Resort 2013
Details: Join Francisco Costa, Laure Heriard Dubreuil, Yvonne Force Villareal, Doreen Remen, Casey Fremont and Ryan McGinley to toast the collection.
Location: The Webster, 8 p.m.
The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale
Details: Picture eating edible artwork by Top Chef impresario. Because that’s what will be on the pairing menu. Inspired by the RUSH Foundation and the 2013 Artisan Series program.
Location: Soho House South Beach Tent, 8 p.m.
PopLipps & VS Magazine
Details: Join Chloe Norgaard and Nur Khan to celebrate PopLipps and VS. Magazine.
Location: Townhouse Hotel, 8 to 11 p.m.
VH1 and SCOPE presents ART + MUSIC + BEACH
Details: You can’t do Miami without a beach party! Expect performances by Tegan & Sara and tunes from Brendan Fallis and DJ Cassidy. Visual artist Hebru Brantley’s art will be on display as well.
Location: 9th Street & Ocean Drive, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Boy George Live Concert
Details: Check out the icon’s first live performance in the U.S. in more than 10 years.
Location: Mana Wynwood, 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 7th
WattsUp Photo: Southern Freeze
Details: Photog Ben Watts will be snapping photos, Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein will be on the turntables, and guests can sip complimentary WattsUp Rosé from 2 to 3 p.m courtesy of Wine Awesomeness. Also visit the Valentine NYC lingerie pop-up shop and nibble on barbeque bites from the Broken Shaker.
Location: The Freehand, 2 to 6 p.m.
Pigalle, Stussy and FRANK151 Host an Intimate Dinner to celebrate Chapter 54 of the FRANK book, PPP.
Details: The dinner, presented by Hennessy Black, will feature music by PPP Crew and Pain O choKolat Soundsystem. The food will be whipped up by Charaf Tajer.
Location: Pigalle Villa, 7 p.m.
Close Out Art Basel with GG Artwork
Details: Bid adieu to the week of art wtih GG Artwork installations, music by DJ Tito and a superb suprise performance.
Location: SL Miami, 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Sunday, December 8th
Fool’s Gold Day Off
Details: Featuring Brothers Maclovitch (aka A-Trak and Dave 1 of Chromeo) plus Nick Catchdubs.
Location: Mana Wynwood, 2 to 8 p.m.
PLUS! Pop-Up Shops, Clubs and Lounges to Check Out
Colette Art Drive-Thru at Alchemist
Details: Shop products including a Maison Ladurée and Will Cotton collab for a new flavor (ginger-infused whipped cream) along with select items from the iconic Parisian store.
Location: Alchemist, December 2nd to December 8th, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Valentine Pop Shop
Details: Shop the first collection of the photography and interview blog’s lingerie line along with a handful of Miami necessities.
Location: The Freehand, December 5th to December 8th, 12 to 6 p.m.
Harper’s Bazaar ShopBazaar Pop-Up
Details: Shop with the help of a fashion editor at this carefully curated pop-up shop.
Location: Soho Beach House, December 3rd to December 5th, 11 to 6 p.m.
1 OAK Pop-Up Club
Details: For those New Yorkers yearning for a piece of home, head to 1 OAK’s temporary outpost for your daily dose of clubbing.
Location: FDR, December 5th to December 7th, 11 p.m.
Architectural Digest’s AD Oasis Lounge
Details: Guests and VIPs can escape the crowded Miami art scene in the shade of Architectural Digest’s lounge. Expect new DJs everyday from the likes of May Kwok to Timo & Alan and Brendan Fallis and Hannah Bronfman.
Location: The James Royal Palm Hotel, December 5th to December 7th, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Nomad Lounge With Whitewall
Details: Join Pavan Liqueur, Nomad and Whitewall in lounging, while not at the art fair of course!
Location: The Raleigh Hotel, December 4th to December 8th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House
Details: Top designers got the nod of approval from this glossy’s editorial team to put their spin on one room in this design house. All proceeds will benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Location: 1435 West 27th Street, December 4th to December 8th and December 14th to December 15th
MdM X PKSHOP Holiday Pop-Up Experience
Details: Maison de Mode and PK Shop partner up to present rare and exclusive artist-designed pieces, that are all shop-able. All items are curated by Hassan Pierre and Amanda Hearst. This ethical pop-up also includes items from Osklen, Libertine, Bantu, Faherty Brand and items from ShopLatitude.
Location: Soho Beach House, December 4th to 8th, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.