My Journey Through Art Basel and Grateful That We Don’t Have to Hear Those Two Words Again…for A LONG time

Current status: It is Sunday and I am still recovering from Thursday evening plus experiencing a hangover from a visual overload of blue chip art. I sit on a plane experiencing major turbulence and I shall openly admit that I just inhaled two bags of Ruffles. Yeah, I swear, not so chic….but maybe the Hermes silk scarf covering my hair helps the attractive factor? I doubt it. So, the two past days ...

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Day 1 of Art Basel = 3 Shoe Changes, Great Hair, YoungArts + Society n’ Art Galore, Omar’s, W Magazine n’ Mia Moretti = OUI

Today….was long. One YSL outfit, a cash offer on my gold leather Vintage YSL Leather Jacket and three pairs of shoes later, it is 10:13 P.M., and homegirl, yours truly, is home. Thank god. With fresh popcorn en route and some Ksumi night tea in my vicinity, I sit and write about my wondrous journey of le art fair…Art Basel...which all began, at 7:40 A.M. with a wake up from ...

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My 48-Hour ‘Chic’ago Experience

When it comes to standing out: I am guilty. First, there is that recognizable laugh. Then, the tone-deaf voice, followed by this unique style. Lets just say, you know when I walk into a room. This past weekend, I jetted off to Chicago to visit one of my best friend’s. You may know her. She’s kind of cool. Julie Fogel is the newly appointed Marketing Director of RockitRanch, a well known ...

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How I Gave Washington Some Flavor when Invited to The Blair House to Honor Kehinde Wiley

On Sunday, having just arrived from 10 days abroad, my mother presented a proposal that was hard to reject. She asked, ‘Erin, join me in Washington, D.C. at the Blair House with Julie and Bennett Roberts of Roberts & Tilton Gallery at an intimate event to watch my friend Kehinde Wiley receive a honor by John Kerry? Um, yes, I do accept. But what to wear? When I think of DC, ...

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Your January Society Schedule: DANCE at YoungArts with DJ Cassidy then at PAMM for their Louis Vuitton Gala!

Happy New Year! 2015, wow. To think what a year 2014 was…. The many wondrous things that happened, as well as the biggest tragedy of my life, the loss of my grandpa, Samuel. However, here we are, and I am grateful for every good and bad moment I faced. The story of life…. So, that brings us to January, a month that I want you to dance. It is a month ...

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MsErinsita’s Grand Finale of Art Basel!

After a solid 11 hours of sleep, I sit in my bed, eating Snyder’s Gluten Free pretzel sticks and drinking red Gatorade. I can’t say with more conviction, and only two blisters later…. that I am SO glad it is done. However, on that note, ill give you a final breakdown of my week, and include my three favorite experiences. So, Saturday was chicness galore. After lunch at the Setai in ...

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Another Day, Another Struggle…that I Can’t Afford the $35m Calder Mobile

What a week….. I feel that I have physically hit a brick wall…. But one blue Nespresso tab deep, here is a recap of the past two days. So, Grandma and I went to the VIP preview of the main Art Basel fair at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The art was breathtaking. Truly. I wanted to move my mattress right underneath the $35m. Calder mobile at the entrance of Hall-D ...

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Rolling (rack) into Basel: Day One

I just bought my 4th rolling rack. Yes, I am an addict. On top of the many closets at my mother’s home where my goods still remain, plus four separate areas in my own residence where endless hangers hold my goods….. it is that time of year to show off your impeccable style. For me, this philosophy exists all year round, but for others, you can just tell, this is ...

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Thinking Outside of the Box…. for YoungArts!

I LOVE the NATIONAL YOUNGARTS Foundation. As a Board member, I am dedicated to promote their mission of keeping the arts alive, from literary to visual to performing, and beyond.   This weekend on October 25th here is what you MUST know: at the Young Arts Campus, Outside the Box, a live performances series is where the family friendly event begins at 7 p.m. and will showcase a collaborative performance by Grammy ...

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Meet Street Artist AholSniffsGlue…..

Contributed by Danielle Simone Miami Street Art Sensation AHOL (@aholsniffsglue), who represents the #SSK crew, has got EYES all over the 305, literally. The most recent eyes recently have been focused on American Eagle and their use of Ahol’s iconic image: the geometric eye. This interview below was from a while back, when I interviewed him for my personal site, www.CultureHeARTs.com, yet I think we need to stop and take the ...

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The National YoungArts Foundation and PAMM’s Curator Thom Collins Collaborate for Hernan Bas.

Hernan Bas, a YoungArts alum, is a painter whom, well lets just say, I have been following his works for years. I learned about Bas’ from Miami gallerist Fred Snitzer, who once represented him. There is something just magical in his technique, that stroke of the brush is simply alluring. On Wednesday evening, the National YoungArts Foundation is where patrons of culture mingled in awe over this exhibit, titled Juncture. Curated by the Perez Art Museum’s Thom Collins, the ...

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