Art Basel Miami: did anyone else go?

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  1. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I decided to stay in South (Mid?) Beach, half a mile away from the Convention Center. This will leave me close to the main fair and shuttles to the mainland.
     


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    smart move. what hotel did you pick?

    if you need any help with restaurants or nighttime activities, feel free to ask.
     


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    I'm staying at the San Juan Hotel. Not a luxury hotel by any means, but I'm a 99%er and the price and location were right. So long as my room is clean, free of bugs, and has a firm bed, I'm good.

    I'm interested in recommendations for restaurants and art parties you know of in the area.
     


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    art parties will be EVERYWHERE. Hell, South Beach will be one constant party. What's your desired scene?

    Restaurants - Prime 112 is a popular high end steak house. So is Meat Market. Yardbird was my favorite restaurant before I left. Some good burger joints, sushi joints, and just about anything else you might want. Narrow it down a bit for me and I can give you some more specifics. Definitely check out Yardbird though.
     


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    I was at Art Basel Miami couple years ago and the principles of all the different art galleries were there and ready to make a deal. I think there was some good panel discussions about collecting art and et cetera.
     


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    17th is definitely South Beach.

    No promises on bugs though. Cockroaches are common.

    There should be shuttles running from the beach to arts district. I used to ride my motorcycle, great date night. Do you like food trucks?
     


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    I went last year for the first time and was very skeptical about the whole concept of art fairs, but I ended up having a great time. If you don't live in one of the big 3 art markets (NYC, LA, Santa Fe) Basel is probably the easiest way to see great art. Whether it is the best way to see art depends on the person I suppose.

    Try to do the big 3- Basel, Pulse, and Scope, on different days so it doesn't all start to blur together. I can't remember all the places we ate (my gf has a friend who took us to some of his favorites), but I do remember getting lunch at Joe's Stone Crab, which was excellent. It's an expensive place, the lunch specials are the most reasonable. Oh and Garcia's Seafood for dinner. We rented a car to get around, but really only used it to get to downtown and Winwood district.

    Enjoy!
     


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    I'm back in Miami now, so if anyone's going to be in the area and wants to grab a drink, feel free to hit me up. Guided tours are available in exchange for adult beverages.
     


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    Any of you going to the MAM party this weekend?
     


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    not unless you've got an invite for me
     


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    I'd love to go to Miami for Art Basel one year but I fear I'd just ending spending all my time (and money) at King of Diamonds.
     


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    Does art play any role in this event or is it merely an excuse for the rich and aspiring famous to drink Bellinis on contemporary wicker furniture?
     


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    Probably both.
     


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