Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Art Wynwood Returns to Miami For Its 10th Edition


Art Wynwood, Miami’s foremost winter art fair, produced by Art Miami, is returning for its 10th edition. Taking place over Presidents Day Weekend, the fair will launch with an exclusive VIP Preview on Thursday, February 16 before opening to the public Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19 at One Herald Plaza.

Art Wynwood provides a unique opportunity for collectors to discover and explore the world’s most prestigious contemporary, emerging and modern art galleries in the vibrant cultural hub of South Florida. Since Art Wynwood’s ninth edition in 2020, the city’s real estate boom has been one of the country’s largest transfers of wealth, making Art Wynwood 2023 the best opportunity to collect some of the most important art works of the 20th and 21st centuries.

More than 50 leading international galleries from countries spanning England, Italy, the Dominican Republic, Canada, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Austria, and throughout the U.S. will showcase an elevated array of murals, pop surrealism, street art and other modern and contemporary genres by innovative emerging artists as well as top names.

“Year over year, Art Wynwood attracts key collectors, curators, art advisors, designers, and art aficionados from around the world,” shares Art Wynwood Director Julian Navarro. “Art Wynwood’s highly anticipated 2023 edition will feature a mix of new and established contemporary galleries, as well as special projects and solo exhibitions.”

For the first time in the fair’s history, Thursday’s VIP Preview will benefit The Bass, Miami Beach’s preeminent contemporary art museum, supporting its mission to expand the interpretation of contemporary art, and use art as a catalyst for creativity and positive growth.

“We are delighted to partner with Art Wynwood,” says Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director/Chief Curator for The Bass. “The fair offers a vibrant platform for international art enthusiasts and collectors to discover emerging contemporary artists and exciting new works, further positioning Miami as a hub for visual arts.”

Art Wynwood 2023 is expected to draw prominent attendees and for the third year, the world-renowned Miami International Boat Show will be adjacent to Art Wynwood, an in-water display showcasing the most extraordinary and uniquely designed yachts and superyachts from the world’s foremost custom boat builders.

During this year’s fair, Art Wynwood will present Kelly "RISK" Graval with the Art Wynwood Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award. Regarded as a founder of the West Coast Graffiti movement, LA-based RISK was the first to paint full-color pieces and productions on the city’s freeway, creating the Los Angeles freeway movement, and continues to innovate and shape contemporary art through his work. Presented in partnership with Wynwood Walls, the award recognizes individuals in art whose careers have changed the industry. Previous award recipients include Mel Ramos, Martha Cooper, Shepard Fairey, Logan Hicks, and Ron English.

Presented by Chase Contemporary, RISK’s art will be featured on an outdoor mural flanking the Fair entrance. He will also debut four new Virtual Reality graffiti prints, which when activated via a phone camera come to life through the screen. Other Art Wynwood 2023 highlights include:

● Heitsch Gallery will present four new thought provoking works from artist Eike König.

● Laurent Marthaler will showcase new works from Swiss artists Crystel Ceresa and Daniel Cherbuin.

● Liquid Art System will present hyperrealist works, including paintings by Attilio Cianni and sculptures by Peter Demetz.

● Fabien Castanier Gallery will showcase works from RERO, Jan Kalàb and Austyn Taylor.

● Art Angels will present works from Michael Callas and Flore.

● Cernuda Arte will showcase paintings from Wifredo Lam and Carlos Alfonzo.


33 Contemporary Gallery Chicago|Adamar Fine Arts Miami|Aldo Castillo Gallery Naples|AOA;87 Bamberg, Germany | Art Angels Los Angeles | Avant Gallery Miami | Bel Air Fine Art Miami - Paris - Geneva | Blink Group Fine Art Miami | Boulderton Contemporary Art Miami | Cernuda Arte Coral Gables | Chase Contemporary New York City | Colour Senses Project Miami | Connect Contemporary Atlanta | Contemporary Art Projects USA Miami | Contessa Gallery Palm Beach - Cleveland | Dane Fine Art Philadelphia | De Haro Projects Miami - Granada | District & Co. / Arthodox Cap Cana - Sanxenxo | Eternity Gallery Miami | Fabien Castanier Gallery Miami | Frederic Got Paris | Galeria Casa Cuadrada Bogotá - Miami | Galleria Ca' D'Oro/ModArt Gallery Fort Lauderdale – Miami Beach | Gallery Mavruk Boca Raton | Hanono Gallery New York | Heitsch Gallery Munich | HOFA Gallery London | In The Gallery Copenhagen - Palma | Indiana Bond Gallery Bogota | Kedria Arts Kyiv - Birmingham | Kush Fine Art Miami Beach - Las Vegas -Laguna Beach | Lassiter Fine Art West Palm Beach - Indonesia | Latin Art Core Miami | Laurent Marthaler Montreux -Zurich | Lawley Art Group Dallas | Liquid Art System Capri - Positano - Ravello | Liz Clement Contemporary New York - Miami - Boston | Masterworks Fine Art Gallery Palo Alto | Matthew Swift Gallery Gloucester | Nuu Muse Contemporary Art Dallas | Octavia Art Gallery New Orleans | Oliver Cole Gallery Miami | Phillip Michaels Art New York City | Projects Gallery Miami | Quidley & Company Naples - Nantucket - Westport | Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery London | Roche São Paulo | Miami | New York | Shchukin Gallery New York | Sist'Art Gallery Venice | Steidel contemporary West Palm Beach |The Plaza Galleries Whistler | VK Gallery Amsterdam | Zukunft Galerie Miami


Fair Hours:

Opening Night VIP Preview: Thursday, February 16: 6 – 10 p.m.

General Admission:

Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday, February 19: 11 a.m. - 5 pm.


The Art Wynwood Pavilion, One Herald Plaza @ NE 14th Street, on Biscayne Bay between the Venetian Causeway & MacArthur Causeway, Downtown Miami


Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.artwynwood.com/tickets. For further information or tickets, please call 1.305.517.7977, email info@artwynwood.com

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

The 22nd Annual Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival Is Back

 Guess what time it is?

Tickets are officially on sale for the 22nd annual Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®) taking place February 23-26, 2023. Widely recognized as America’s favorite gourmet gathering on the beach, the four-day Festival returns to the sand with more than 100 events spanning Miami-Dade and Broward counties. For the 22nd installment, Food Network personalities, Grammy-winning musicians, and more than 450+ chefs and wine and spirit producers will come together for an unforgettable celebration comprised of walk-around tastings, intimate dinners, late-night parties, brunches, lunches, master classes, wine seminars and more!

The Festival kicks off on Thursday, February 23 with iconic chef, restaurateur, television personality and cookbook author, Emeril Lagasse, as he hosts the 16th annual Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons® with a special performance by Grammy-nominated country music group, Midland.

Sprawling several blocks on the sands of South Beach, the Festival’s two iconic open-air tasting tents – North Venue and Grand Tasting Village – return to showcase the nation’s most talented chefs and lifestyle personalities who are supported by more than 1,200 student volunteers from Florida International University. Events include:

From Overtown to Wynwood to Hallandale Beach and the Miami Design District in between, the Festival has curated a series of events to showcase the vibrant local cuisine and culture of these neighborhoods and the profoundly important role they have had in shaping the South Florida of today. Event highlights:

There is nothing like the Magic City by day and the Festival put together a sensational line-up of brunches and lunches to shine a light on the bright and vivacious scene. Those looking to shop and dine should snag seats at the Bal Harbour Shops ACCESS: Fashion Show & Luncheon hosted by Geoffrey and Margaret Zakarian which will feature a fashion show presented by Balmain, the Parisian Fashion House. Two-time James Beard Award winner Mashama Bailey will take over the Festival’s headquarter hotel, Loews Miami Beach, to host Our Sunday Table: Brunch with The Grey and Friendspart of The NYT Cooking Series featuring an eclectic roster of local and national chefs. A piece of Nashville’s “hot chicken” empire will make its way to Miami with a Lunch hosted by Hattie B’s taking place at SGWS Wynwood. Lunch hosted by Cédric Vongerichten and Tyson Cole at Wynwood hotspot, Uchi, will showcase both chefs’ layered approach to multi-cultural cuisine as they deliver a menu with fresh, exotic flavors of the East. Pablo Zitzmann and Wilson Tang will team up to host a Dim Sum Brunch at Coral Gables outpost, Zitz Sum, recently awarded a Bib Gourmand by The Michelin Guide. Close out the weekend at the North Beach Bandshell with an extravaganza of epic proportions – Drag Brunch hosted by David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harrisfeaturing Miami’s very own Athena Dion and the queens from the R House Wynwood’s show-stopping weekend drag brunches. Following the brunch, will be the first annual Tea Dance and Drag Show hosted by Kalen Allen with a special performance by Thelma Houston, the Grammy-winning Motown legend who’s slated to perform a set of chart-topping hits alongside the one and only Symone, season 13 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Guests looking to sharpen their cooking skills alongside the experts should snag seats to one of the Festival’s Master Classes! Choose from a variety of classes such as a Pierogi-Making Master Classhosted by Martha StewartSushi-Making Master Class & Lunch at Gekkō MiamiCroqueta-Making Master Class with Eileen and Jonathan AndradeBBQ-Making Master Class and Lunch hosted by Smoke & DoughDumpling-Making Master Class hosted by Temple Street Eatery, a Master Class and Happy Hourhosted by Flour & Weirdoughs and more! Wine enthusiasts looking to master their inner sommelier can choose from one of the Wine Spectator Wine Seminars taking place throughout the weekend at the Eden Roc Miami Beach.

The Festival’s crown jewel, Tribute Dinner presented by Capital One and part of The NYT Cooking Dinner Series, will take place on Saturday, February 25 and honor the outstanding accomplishments of the culinary community’s beloved and iconic Alex Guarnaschelli, along with Alexandre Ricard of Pernod Ricard. 2018 Tribute Dinner honoree, Bobby Flay will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening and a stellar cast of chefs including Eric AdjepongAntonia LofasoScott ConantAyesha NurdjajaDuff Goldman and Geoffrey Zakarian will serve up dishes to pair perfectly with some of the finest wines from the Pernod Ricard portfolio.

A plethora of unique one-night-only collaborations hosted by some of the country’s most critically acclaimed chefs and paired with a variety of high-end wines and spirits from the Festival’s exclusive provider, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, will accent this year’s Intimate Dinner Series. Participating chefs and personalities include Giada De LaurentiisTommaso De SimoneJuan-Manuel BarrientosManeet ChauhanMichael SymonAndrew ZimmernKatie ButtonZak SternGabriel KreutherEsther ChoiTimon BallooJet TilaAntonio BachourBrooke WilliamsonJonathan WaxmanLindsay Autry and Marc Vetri.

To date, the Festival has raised more than $34 million in support of its educational mission to cultivate future leaders of the hospitality industry at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU). Between SOBEWFF® and its sister NYCWFF, more than $48 million has been raised to benefit the respective charities of each Festival. Beyond the funds raised, both Festivals draw attention to the vibrant dining cultures of their respective cities, provide economic stimulus in their communities, and serve as a platform to drive awareness and engagement for a wide array of philanthropic activities.

The complete line-up of events for the 22nd annual Festival is now available online at sobewff.org. Stay up to date all year long by following along with the #SOBEWFF hashtag on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

See you there.. 

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Treat Your Mind Body and Soul at Boho House Miami

Raise your hand if you need a little unwinding and bohemian vibes.  I hear you and I got the spot for you. Boho House Miami, located at 111 NE 20th Street, has a beautifully designed ambiance that awakens your senses and soothes your soul. 

We checked out Boho House for dinner and drinks recently and we loved the place. The moment we stepped inside, we felt like we were in the middle of a jungle just steps from the bustling city. The decor is eclectic yet cozy and the scents of incense quiet the mind. 

But let’s get to the food and drinks. The mixologists here know how to bring it on. We had a hard time narrowing down which cocktails to try because the menu has so many interesting ones. If you’re into the sweet libations, you must try the Sha Sha Sha, a very special concoction made with Grey Goose and Moet. I also recommend the Guavarita. It’s not only pleasing to the eye, but also the palate. Two other favorites were the Dancing with Lobos and Passion from DeSolas. 

Now what about the bites, you ask? They are fun, tasty and I love that you can share them. It’s a great way to experience all this place has to offer. Check out their Salmon Tartare and Foie Gras Terrine. Both are delicious.

The Bacon Wrapped Dates are an excellent balance of sweet and savory and the Spinach Empanadas are just the right amount of crispy. If you’re crazy some queso, the Quesadillas are a cheesy must try that you don’t want to miss.

We left some room for dessert and I’m glad we did. We really enjoyed the Sweet by BOHO and Frudeco. You know me and my chocolate fascination. This one is one I’m going to think about for a long time. Another great thing about Boho House, is that it really lights up at night with great music and a communal environment.

Check out BOHO House Miami real soon and let me know if you love the experience as much as we did. For a live action view of Boho House and more awesome Miami spots to visit, follow me on Instagram at @adventuresofthefoodaholic.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Brunching Never Looked So Good - Timpano Las Olas

Popular Fort Lauderdale Italian Restaurant Tímpano Las Olas has revamped their dining experience with a new look, a new menu, and a brunch that takes the meal to a whole new level.

The brunch menu is extensive and absolutely delicious. We started with the Prosciutto di Parma Antipasti which was served with caciocavallo cheese, pickled vegetables and Tuscan bread. Excellent presentation and palate-pleasing taste. I can’t tell you enough how much I enjoyed the Cured Salmon Crostini. Not only was it plated beautifully but the salmon was so fresh and amazing, I chewed very slowly to make the moment last longer. 

Tímpano offers three different Eggs Benedict on their brunch menu. We ordered the Florentine Benedict, which sounded very original since it was served with pesto hollandaise. We were right! The flavor combination was outstanding. We also ordered the Shrimp & Grits. My favorite dish!  I will make another trip to Fort Lauderdale just to have it again. 

Dessert is an amazing experience as well. You are going to love the presentation of their menu. It definitely followed suit with the rest of the meal and continued to impress. We had the Chocolate & Banana Tart which comes with a nice tableside surprise and the Countrystyle Burnt Cheesecake, recommended by our server. A big thank you because it truly was out of this world good.

Along with a menu of original cocktails, you can select the Mimosa Bottle Service for an excellent price. It comes with a bottle of Prosecco and your choice of two different juices. We chose the Strawberry Mango and the Peach and had a party going at our table.

Hurry over and enjoy Timpano Las Olas at 450 E. Las Olas Blvd. You want to see my adventure up close and personal? Click here for the live-action reel. For more brunch ideas and other great food, wine and travel fun, subscribe to this blog, Adventures of the Foodaholic, and for videos, reels and more mouthwatering pictures, follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Miami Spa Months at The Trump Spa in Doral

The clock is ticking…  Miami Spa Months is coming to a close and you don’t want to miss being pampered for such a great price! 

How many of you have simply forgotten how to relax or you just feel like you don’t have time to do it? Here’s where you want to go to change all that: The Trump Spa at the Trump National Doral. They offer fantastic treatments for all three of the Miami Spa Months promotion price points: $109, $139 and $199.

I experienced the It Takes Two to Mango massage and it was Nirvana. Almost fell asleep… Just imagine 50 minutes of therapeutic delight consisting of light and long strokes, where your senses are enveloped in the soothing properties of mango and pineapple as you drift away in bliss.  And the relaxation doesn’t end there. Spend the day enjoying their excellent spa facilities or relax by the pool chilling with a Pina Colada in hand. 

There’s nothing like enjoying some well-deserved self-care and following it up with a dip in the pool surrounded by lush gardens. Talk about disconnecting! 

For a menu of their offerings or to make a reservation, visit their website. Master the art of relaxation but hurry before it’s too late…