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The Hottest Spots & Parties To Hit At Art Basel Miami

When the art scene meets the social scene…

It’s the most wild and wonderful time of the year – no, not the holidays. Art Basel Miami is almost upon us, marking the return of the art world’s annual carnival of creativity, society, and a whole lot of debauchery down on the neon strip of South Beach and beyond. And while a requisite trip to the actual art fair is obviously on the agenda, let’s be real: You’re there to see and be seen, and we’re not talking gallery tours. After all, Miami is the ultimate party playground, and when the international glitterati are in town, you can bet the city’s hot spots are more scorching than ever.

Wanna rub elbows with high rollers and dance the night away with artsy darlings? Fleur’s got your guide to the must-hit haunts of Art Basel ‘23. We’ll help pack your bags – all you need to do is bring that Miami heat.

The hottest ticket in town? An exclusive evening with Fleur, of course. Alongside legendary performance artist Millie Brown, Origen Specialty Vodka, and Chotto Matte, we invite you to embrace the avant-garde, indulge your senses, and embark on a truly out-of-this-world escape at Celestial Bodies. Hosted at Miami’s most sizzling Japanese-Peruvian spot, the one-night-only affair will span space and sound in celebration of musician Tim Young’s new disco release “Supernova.” So prepare for a night of spirited sips, bites with spice, and plenty of dramatic theatrics – both on and off the dance floor. And since it wouldn’t be a Fleur-worthy fete without showing a little skin, donning your most luxe lingerie is officially on the dress code. (Yes boys, that goes for you, too.)

Dec. 6
Celestial Bodies at Chotto Matte, 1666 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach

You’ll find yourself in the center of the action (and in the lap of luxury) when you post up at this posh paradise. The who’s who of Miami – and New York, and LA – never fail to flock to this Art Deco hotel and social club, where coveted entrance grants you access to a weeklong lineup of private parties, surprise performances, and all-night DJ sets surrounded by the jet set. Whether you’re sitting pretty by the pool or getting down in the infamous Beach Tent, feel free to get a little flashy and dress as dazzling as the stars you’ll no doubt be surrounded by. Rev your engines: We hear Porsche will be throwing quite the bash there this week, among other marquee names.

Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Trust, it’s worth pulling some strings to score a res at the waterfront oasis that is Casadonna restaurant. A collaboration between Miami titans, Groot Hospitality and Tao Group, the sprawling locale serves up coastal Italian cuisine with a front row view of the bustling Biscayne Bay. From the airy al fresco nooks lined with lush greenery to the grandiose dining rooms draped in pink and blue pastels, the lavish locale aims to whisk you away to the Italian Riviera in both style and substance. Whether you’re settling in for a pre-gallery lunch in the sun or a cocktail-fueled late-night dinner, channel your favorite old school starlet and step out like you just stepped off a yacht. It’s only appropriate for a meal filled with spritzes, seafood, and a celeb or four.

Casadonna, 1737 N Bayshore Dr, Miami

Calling all bohemian babes! If you’re craving a taste of Tulum sans the passport, you’ll want to bask in the sun and dance in the sand at the beachside bash that is Art With Me. The three-day festival of art, music, and wellness will be taking over the gorgeous Virginia Key Beach Park in honor of Art Basel, welcoming revelers, rebels, and rabble-rousers to lose themselves amidst electrifying tunes, larger-than-life installations, and, of course, the stunning natural scenery of its outdoor encampment. Offering everything from meditation workshops to moonlit ragers, the event inspires you to connect with yourself…and then connect with a stranger. Call us hippie-dippie, but we’re all about those free love vibes, baby. See you under the stars.

Dec. 8 - 10
Art With Me, Virginia Key Beach Park

In need of a post-gallery nightcap? Slip into something chic and saunter past the velvet ropes of this subterranean watering hole in South Beach for an after-party to remember. A little bit ‘70s, a whole lot of cool, this sexy, intimate cocktail lounge and nightclub is a new favorite of Miami’s most stylish, and it’s not hard to see why. Between the live jazz bands, groovy velvet booths, and rotation of notable DJs who get the crowd going after-hours, it’s the perfect spot to let loose behind closed doors. Snag yourself a smooth espresso martini and get all jazzed up for a turn beneath the disco ball surrounded by the beautiful people. And best keep an eye out…you don’t know who you’ll bump into here.

Medium Cool, 1690 Collins Ave #2, Miami Beach