Some Like It Hot In Miami

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Miami – Fondamentally 君悦

Miami… Endless beaches…

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Miami The W – Fondamentally 君悦

Trendy hotels…

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Miami – Fondamentally 君悦

Me and my fidanzato… Yes it is him on the lower right corner!

Happy Thursday! Art Basel Miami starts today. I have always wanted to attend this contemporary art fair taking place in Hong Kong, Basel and of course Miami.

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Miami – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami – Fondamentally 君悦

Unfortunately, I am currently in Paris but I would like to dwell a little in some memorabilia from October. The 60 cocktails, parties, dinners and barbecues are challenging even for a social butterfly.

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Miami – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami – Fondamentally 君悦

France is well represented by LVMH. For instance French billionaire heir to LVMH, Antoine Arnault, hosted an opening party on December 3rd for Berluti in the Design District.

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Paris Dior – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami Dior – Fondamentally 君悦

As a matter of fact the Design District is  LVMH territory. Dior is a tad cooler. Think Avenue Montaigne gone croisière.  

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Paris Louis Vuitton Montaigne – Fondamentally 君悦

Even the Louis Vuitton Miami shop has Miami spirit ! Compare and contrast Paris Avenue Montaigne and the Miami boutiques.

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Miami Louis Vuitton – Fondamentally 君悦

But of course Miami Basel is about the 285 art galleries from all over the world…

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Miami – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami Markowicz Fine Arts – Fondamentally 君悦

The Miami-based French owned gallery Markowicz Fine Arts who presents contemporary French artists like Renoma or…

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Miami Markowickz Fine Arts – Fondamentally 君悦

Phil Macquet, an incredible French artist who paints with industrial ink on fabric and when you go over the painting with an IPad, the IPad shows relevant videos or art. This specific piece is called Armstrong, 2013.

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Phil Macquet @ Miami Markowicz Fine Arts – Fondamentally 君悦

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Phil Macquet @ Miami Markowicz Fine Arts – Fondamentally 君悦

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Phil Macquet @ Miami Markowicz Fine Arts – Fondamentally 君悦

It is hard to explain you just need to see by yourself. Mr. Bernard Markowicz is exquisitely helpful and passionate.

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Phil Macquet @ Miami Markowicz Fine Arts – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami – Fondamentally 君悦

There is a very strong focus on Latin American art during Miami Art Basel. Some say it is only about Latin America. In this building for instance…

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Miami El Cubaocho – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami El Cubaocho – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami El Cubaocho – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami El Cubaocho – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami El Cubaocho – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami El Cubaocho – Fondamentally 君悦

El Cubaocho, in Little #Havana, there is the widest selection of art from Cuba… …                       Besides hosting the world’s largest collection of #rum. Or so they claim!

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Miami Wynwood – Fondamentally 君悦

Aww, I regret not being in Wynwood where there are 70 art galleries and many more monumental graffitis all over the walls. From #Invader to Retna, street art at its best flourishes in this district. Careful though! 2 blocks away and you are in Miami vice, and no one goes there.  

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Miami Wynwood – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami Wynwood – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami Wynwood – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami Wynwood – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami Wynwood – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami Wynwood – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami Wynwood – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami Wynwood – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami Wynwood – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami Wynwood – Fondamentally 君悦

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Miami Wynwood – Fondamentally 君悦

Hanging out at the Panther Café…

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Miami Art District – Fondamentally 君悦

And yes I wish I were in Miami right now and I can only look at my pictures from October and reminisce about  the good times I have had.

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