• Elite Traveler Hosts Private Dinner at Art Basel Miami

    3 days ago - By Elite Traveler

    Art Basel Miami, the art and social event of the season, has officially begun. To kick off the week-long celebration of art, music, film and design exhibitions, Elite Traveler hosted a 150-person sit-down dinner in partnership with the Royal Bank of Canada at the iconic Villa Casa Casuarina on Wednesday, December 5.
    As guests entered the grounds of the mansion, they were greeted by two Rolls-Royce cars, the Phantom and the first SUV in the marque's portfolio, the Cullinan. Once inside, spirits partner Maestro Dobel served tequila and cocktails while guests snacked on hors d'oeurves...
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  • An Artist at Art Basel Is Telling Fairgoers to Go Fly a Kite and Start Using Solar Power

    An Artist at Art Basel Is Telling Fairgoers to Go Fly a Kite and Start Using Solar Power

    3 days ago - By Observer

    Tomás Saraceno invites Art Basel Miami Beach fairgoers to fly giant balloons on the oceanfront-but really he's luring patrons to imagine a world free of fossil fuels.
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  • Art Basel Miami Beach 2018: Karaoke Night at Casa Tua

    3 days ago - By WWD

    You never know who will show up for karaoke.
    At exclusive members club Casa Tua on Wednesday night, there were plenty of names floating around: Will Smith was rumored to be circling the block, asleep in the back of his car. (He was also the supposed host of the evening, but he never made it. So much for “Welcome to Miami.”) Serena Williams was already in the room, dining following the launch of her pop-up shop at Faena Bazaar. Leonardo DiCaprio came up the back entrance around midnight, donning a black hoodie and baseball cap. Led by a handler, DiCaprio parted the crowd as he made his way...
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  • Art Basel Miami Beach 2018: Paddle8 Bowling Night

    3 days ago - By WWD

    Art viewing can be taxing, we know. Friends of Paddle8 were welcomed into the basement bowling alley of the Edition Hotel Wednesday night for a bowling party to let off some steam, have drinks and pick up a printed T-shirt while they were at it. Ellie Goulding and her camera-shy fiancé Caspar Jopling were there, as was Princess Eugenie. Jeremy Kost and Richie Rose hung out on one of the couches as partygoers sipped passionfruit margaritas and tried their luck at a strike.
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  • Art Basel Miami Beach 2018: Serena Williams, Painter

    3 days ago - By WWD

    Forget the Convention Center and its many exhibitions - Serena Williams is here at Art Basel with her paintings, and they come with a side of fashion, as well.
    Williams, herself a Floridian, traveled to Miami to open a pop-up of her Serena clothing line on Wednesday night at the Faena Bazaar; the walls of the shop were lined with Williams' own paintings.
    “It's something else that I do - don't ask me where I have time for it,” Williams said of her side hobby, between mingling with guests like Caroline Wozniacki and Audemars Piguet ceo François-Henry Bennahmias. Shoppers browsed the pieces...
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  • Art Basel Miami Beach 2018: Alan Faena Opens the Doors to His Home

    3 days ago - By WWD

    “Welcome to my home. Did you walk around?”
    Alan Faena was welcoming guests at his private home on Miami Beach for a celebratory dinner, just a short drive from his collection of Faena properties, and the invitation to walk through his various living spaces was certainly enticing. The man of the hour was sitting on a throne in his living room, which was packed with friends - including Michèle Lamy - a giant golden Buddha sculpture, glowing candles and an extensive crystal collection. Walls painted “Faena Red” enveloped the entire space, adding to the sensual mood.
    “It's a big collection...
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