Hey! Art Basel Miami is about to shake the international art scene very soon attracting leading galleries, collectors and other art aficionados from all around the world. Whether you are a passionate art collector, a regular visitor who travelled up to South Florida beach to feel the unique experience of this global fair, or a leniently indifferent fair guest concentrated only on carousing in after parties, there are a lot of other things you still can do, other than visiting this prestigious art fair.
Ideally, let’s say you feel very happy because you successfully purchased your favourite artist’s new artwork or excited to have spent the whole day wondering around the fair. The big question is: what would you do next, though? Any other challenges, apart from buying art from high-end galleries? What if you meet someone interesting and besides your common feelings for Tracey Emin’s love themed paintings or Anish Kapoor’s astoningly perfect sculptures, you are very willing to keep your discussion going. The new key question becomes where to go! Well, even if you are familiar with the vibrant Miami city, you still have to check out this list which of the six best locations to spot Miami’s potential on an artsy date:
1. Juvia, the best rooftop bar in Miami
#ThisIsMiami: Besides Michael Mann’s action film “Miami Vice”, its Art Deco architecture or the weather’s humidity, what is this American city well known for? Night life for sure! This rooftop bar with an excellent view is always an alluring choice that will definitely impress your date from the very first minute. Either for an early cocktail or a gourmet cuisine to seal the deal, this quite posh bar with the great aesthetics will beautifully fire up your night from its great heights.
2. The Broken Shaker Miami
You just met someone in the fair and you have to think quick and smart about where to head to? Then, the Broken Shaker feels like a nice and chilled solution for keeping your interest still warm. Its hipster outdoor bar space and the various range of seating around the pool is conveniently suitable for a cool date. Candles on tables, a small fountain, good music, exotic cocktails during night or daytime create an unbeatable atmosphere as well as a “win-win” chance to chill out with your date.
3. The Villa Casa Casuarina
Should you desire to keep your stimulating experience after viewing some hundreds of great pieces of contemporary art and you want to maintain this feeling? If so, then simply recommend your date to visit the Vila Casa Casuarina at once. The neo-classical Versace Mansion, where the iconic designer Gianni Versace was murdered in 1997, is a more luxurious solution that always fits an art lover’s standards; it’s definitely a gastronomic place to impress your date!
4. South-American sanctuary at Faena Hotel
If you are an art couple in life and you desire to know what else Miami’s scene is able to offer, then don’t miss the opportunity to feel the spa experience at Faena hotel owned by art collector and hotelier Alan Faena. After a long day around the fair, both of you probably feel tired and need a break. In Faena spa, you will be treated by exceptional therapists in a unique South-American inspired sanctuary, along with an elegant interior design for people who know about good taste. After you feel refreshed, it will be the right time to finish your day with a nice meal in the city.
5. The District Miami Pool party at Surfcomber
After your thorough visit in the Miami fair, a very cool proposal would be the District Miami restaurant. It is one of the most famous, trendy and artsy restaurant to go. The artistic ambience will definitely not only make you feel closer to your date, but also trigger a discussion on contemporary art, while satisfying your appetite for great food by the city’s top chefs.
6. Pool party at Surfcomber
Would you like to surprise your date from the very first minute? An invitation for the coolest pool party on South Beach will be an exciting idea to have fun should you feel like being more of a laid back lounger. Also, exclusive parties during Art Basel Miami usually take place there featuring the best DJ’s from all over the world. Spots like these are the perfect retreats for increasing the chances to experience a successful artsy date.