Scope Art Show hits Miami 29 November–4 December, with 80 international galleries in Wynwood Arts District (last year featured Alexia Goethe, Catherine Clark and Flatland Gallery), flaunting contemporary works by the scene’s stars.
To celebrate, we’ve secured best available rates at three of our favourite Miami hotels: the Mondrian, Delano and Shore Club. Just book rooms by calling our Smith24 team before 15 October.* And we’re feeling generous and also throwing in a year’s free BlackSmith membership: check out all those perks.
The opening party at the grand Mondrian is not to be missed; join us at this hippest of hotel’s Sunset Lounge for a berry caipirinha or three…
For convivial wining and dining, stay at Shore Club, with its three lantern-lit bars and personal branch of world-famous eatery Nobu.
Right on South Beach, the Delano’s film-set appearance and pristine white rooms fit in perfectly with Miami’s SoBe see-and-be-seen personality.
What better way to whet your appetite than us chatting to the director of Scope about one of Miami’s hottest ‘hoods? Right near where the fair is being held, we take a tour of the Design District with Mollie White (right)…
‘Living in New York, I am spoiled by the convenience of walking everywhere, which is one of the reasons I love the location of Scope Miami,’ says Mollie.
ARTS & CULTURE
‘An ideal day would include a morning visiting two of the finest Miami art collections: the Rubell Family Collection and the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, just blocks from Scope Miami.’
Rubell Family Collection 95 NW 29th Street, Miami 33127 (+1 305-573-6090)
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse 591 NW 27th Street, Miami 33127 (+1 305-576-1051)
‘Definitely pick up your own copy of Gerhard Richter’s Large Abstracts, $75 from fashion designer Tomas Maier’s white-hot new boutique.’
Tomas Maier 170 NE 40th Street, Miami Design District 33137 (+1 888-373-0707)
‘Check out the most recent project from DB Burkeman which he has created on Wynwood Walls – a survey and history of artists working with stickers – it will be featured this year at Scope Miami.’
Wynwood Walls 2nd Ave, NW 26th Street, Miami (+1 305-573-0658)
‘If you love the work of Frank Gehry, then be sure to visit the New World Center, the home of the New World Symphony. Swooping geometric forms utilise Miami’s natural light and the performance hall is impressive as a perfect study of acoustics.’
New World Center 500 17th Street, Miami Beach 33139 (+1 305-673-3330)
FOOD & DRINK
‘For lunch, I would suggest either Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop – the Cuban sandwich is amazing – or Sugar Cane for a more tranquil sit-down experience. Dinner at Gigi, a great noodle bar, or Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink is a don’t miss. Order the bit salad at Michael’s – the blue cheese packs a powerful punch with the bitterness of the frisée salad. I also love the ceviche and french fries! Be sure to order the chocolate cremoso – salty chocolate goodness (below). After, go for drinks at DJ-fuelled bar and gallery space Cafeina (left). If you feel like dancing, tear it up at Vagabond.’
Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop 2830 NE 2nd Ave, Miami 33137 (+1 305-573-4681)
Sugar Cane Raw Bar Grill 3252 Northeast 1st Avenue #115, Miami 33137 (+1 786-369-0353)
Gigi 3470 North Miami Ave, Miami 33127 (+1 305-573-1520)
Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 130 Northeast 40th Street, Miami 33137 (+1 305-573-5550)
Cafeina 297 Northwest 23rd Street, Miami 33127 (+1 305-438-0792)
Vagabond 30 Northeast 14th Street, Miami 33132-1311 (+1 305-379-0508)
*From the United States, ring 1-800-464-2040 and mention SCOPEMIAMI to check availability and book one of the three hotels we’re working with for the Scope Miami Art Fair.
Rooms must be booked before 15 October 2011. Our Smith24 team is available 24/7 and has access to hotel rooms that aren’t available anywhere else.