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Le French Design: No Taste for Bad Taste


As the saying goes, sometimes the best is last, and in this case of Art Basel Miami events 2017, parties, wait until you read Part 2. If you missed Part 1, click here.

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A Full Moon Twin Hearts Meditation at the Tierra Santa Healing House


Need to clear your mind and get energized for the frenetic Art Basel Miami happenings? This Sunday, December 3, from 6-8 PM Faena Miami Beach is hosting a Full Moon Twin Hearts Meditation led by Agustina Caminos, Pranic Healer and Spa Director of Tierra Santa Healing House. Harness the powerful energy of winter’s full moon to explore your energy fields and activate the chakras with this intimate meditation. Caminos will guide guests through a series of visualizations, breathing techniques and Pranic Healing methods to clear the mind, enhance the heart and crown chakras, and improve our capacity to heal.The ceremony is complimentary & open to the public. Space is limited.  RSVP to


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Free “designer” Vibram Tropical Carrarmato soles during Art Basel


Here’s something very different – famous Italian designers the Campana Brothers have designed a new tropical inspired, contemporary sole for Vibram, renowned for its soles for hiking and adventure the world over. To celebrate, during MiamiArt Week, they’ll upgrade your favorite pair of footwear with one of the new soles. Just visit the 38 foot long Vibram Sole Factor truck in Jungle Plaza in the Design District.

Jewelry on exhibit at Manolis Projects
Come meet six extraordinary metalsmiths and a world renowned precious stone carver, Naomi Sarna, who just won a Bronze Metal for a Nephrite Jade carving in China; her work was chosen from over 1,000 entries. Naomi Sarna’s jewelry pieces are at the Smithsonian Museum. Their work will be available for sale . Read the jewelers’ bios and their accomplishments, at the Manolis Projects website. Also preview  eight visual artists whose Art Basel Miami 2017 curated works are exhibited at Manolis Projects, 335 NE 59 St., 786-360-2833. December 5, 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


The French are here in full force with French project “Le French Design – No Taste for Bad Taste a selection of 40 French Design masterpieces. After having toured in Milan, Venice, and Montreal, the international exhibition will be presented by VIA in Miami’s Design District from December 4, 2017 to January 14, 2018. The attractive setting and original scenography created by the French fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, will highlight the excellence of the French art de vivre, embodied by iconic pieces of furniture. Made possible by a committee of 40 internationally renowned sponsors who selected the pieces, and supported by numerous public and private financial partners such as VIA, Ameublement français, the Institut français, “Le French Design – No Taste for Bad Taste” represents 40 years of French unique design and tradition reunited in one exhibition. Mixing fashion, art, architecture, music and design, Castelbajac invents a unique ‘mise-en-scene’ inspired by the ten values which embody le French Design such as Art de vivre, Elégance, Savoir-faire, Panache…to name a few. More information on Le French Design. When: Deс 4, 2017 – Jan 14, 2018 – Where: Miami Design District Paradise Plaza 151 NE 41st Street, Suites PP119 and PP141



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HIVE, a cocktail and culinary village with over 8 beverage experiences

Art-Goers can hideaway, explore and unwind at HIVE, a cocktail and culinary village with over 8 beverage experiences. Nestled in the heart of Wynwood, the event will feature an exclusive larger-than-life circular mixology bar, live music, a spirits drinking experience and a grand tasting food hall. Revolucion Tequila dares everyone to come confess at their pop-up confessional bar, after all, the truth always comes out with a shot of tequila or two. Pinkies will be up at the vineyard-like wine lounge with overflowing wine to satisfy winos. December in Miami can sometimes be blazing, cool off at the Red Stripe beach, where you can bring back the summer with a cold one in hand. Other pop-up spirit experiences include Deep Eddy Vodka, Red Bull, Chivas, Jägermeister, Ron Barcelo, Coppers Craft, to name a few.


The village will have you feeling an emotional escapade with performances by Miami’s top DJs running day into night.The complimentary four-day village begins on December 7th -10th, doors open Thursday 4PM – 3AM, Friday 3PM – 3AM, Saturday 12PM – 3AM and Sunday 12PM – 9PM.The grand food hall will display a curated tasting expedition of global flavors, with signature selections from Casablanca, PINCH, Tacos and Tattoos, China Box and more. RSVP at for a complimentary Red Bull Cocktail. For more information visit and for up-to-the-minute updates follow @hivewynwood on Facebook and Instagram.

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L’appartement concept store


More from FranceL’appartement Concept Store Located in  Wynwood – L’appartement Concept Store is designed to be the ideal image of an authentic Parisian apartment, offering an exclusive range of home decor, indoor and outdoor furniture, accessories and art.  The exclusive Art Basel exhibition – Curiosity Cabinet of Design –  features the bold, graphic wallpaper designs of Aimee Wilder, and the elegant and glass domes of The Darwin Sect.  L’appartement, 2500 North Miami Avenue.

On Friday, December 8, L’appartement will be hosting a design talk and discussion with renowned French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance on The Value of Beauty and Sensitivity to Space.  Mr. Duchaufour-Lawarance is a critically acclaimed French interior and product designer with an array of awards including the Elle Deco International Design Prize, Wallpaper Design Award and the GQ Best Designer Prize.  Refreshments and passed hors d’oeuvres will be provided. To reserve your seat, please RSVP to










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