Surviving Basel: Day 1

I’ll take one of these, please. At Red Dot. Last night, I braved the traffic from Miami Beach to Miami in the name of art. It’s the big pre-Basel kick off. And here’s how it went. Yes, I parked 7,000 miles away from the actual event. I did not put money in the meter. I walked A LOT in six-inch heels. I did not, however, get a parking ticket. So far, so good. Oh yeah, and I saw some art. Things to scope at Scope. The first artful experience I attended was Scope and Art Asia. Things that stood out: A giant retro girl face. A tiny old man baby body soaking in water (kinda really scary), statues with antique tole chandeliers as heads (functional art in the fact that in can also be a lamp) and the Liu Bolin, the invisible man (the graffiti piece was awesome). Next up,…Read More

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Are You Ready to Basel?

Death via art overload wouldn’t really be such a bad thing, would it? Since I made a Basel guide for myself (like eight times now because the invites just keep coming), I figured I’d make one for while I was at it. Here it is, a list of all the things you can see and do at Basel. Enjoy.

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Weekly Beauty Musings

That’s me with Christian Louboutin at Friends With You Rainbow City last year during Basel. I have no idea who the girl to the right is. Somewhere she has this pic of me and is saying the same thing. Oh, Basel. I love you. Prepare thyself for all things Art Basel this week. It’s the biggest thing to happen in Miami, and I’ve been looking forward to it since I ran into Perry Farrell in the back alley of Rainbow Village last year. So, let’s get started: The Beauty Beat: Basel Edition. We’ll be donning this little red number from Chanel on our nails for all of Basel. Yes, I know it’s a week dedicated to art and culture. And, um, nail art is still an art form (yeah) and (digging a hole, digging a very shallow hole). Further on the beauty front, Blo will also be opening in Midtown…Read More

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It's a Small, Small World

Another reason to shop? Oh, twist my arm. Yesterday = Black Friday Madness. Monday = Cyber Monday. Today, however, is a small blip on the shopping radar. It’s Small Business Saturday, which means its time to shop local. By doing so, you’re supporting local business. And if you think about it, many of the local businesses around town are run by friends, neighbors and family. So, get out there and show your support. These people are depending on us to keep their businesses thriving. This is year two for Small Business Saturday. Last year, I dropped over at Eanie Meanie boutique to snatch up some local goods for upcoming kiddie birthday parties and whatnot. And, by doing so, American Express gave me $25 dollars back after I spent $25. That’s officially getting something for nothing. How can you not love that? To get the scoop on Small Business Saturday, head…Read More

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Yeah, I'm One of Those People: Confessions From Black Friday

Acceptable baggage. When I last left off, I was entering the arena for the ultimate showdown: Me vs. Black Friday. Then my phone fizzed out and stopped uploading pics, so mobile blogging came to a grinding halt. Fear not, I still have the story to tell. The place was pretty busy, despite stores opening at midnight (which, in my opinion, is just ridiculous). And I do this every year, for decades. But the whole midnight thing, it’s just too much. Anyway, upon my arrival, I spotted more than a few big-bag, bogged-down B.F. shoppers. (Yes, I too was one.) You’d never know from the abundance of shopping bags, but the sales this years were really pathetic in comparison to last year. For instance, last year Gap did 50 percent off everything in the store. This year, it was a fleece hoodie (for kids) for $19. Loehmann’s gives you a card…Read More

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Insane. In. Here.

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Headed into the belly of the beast … Aventura Mall.

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Four hours only at Loehmann’s.

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Thanks to these insane midnight openings, this place was a ghost town. But this pic leads me to thin

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