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Talk of the Town – IX Art Basil 2015

Art Basil IX Dished Up Delectable Servings of Culture, Cuisine & Cinema with Endorsements that included the Photo Premiere of Lenny Kravitz ‘Back at You Paparazzi’ installed in the Flash – Leica Gallery , Planet Fashion TV’s Spectrum Debut & Gala with a special appearance by Burberry Fashion and Alexander Martinez, celebrated VeRestaurant Group Corporate Chef.

Miami, FL- Coinciding with Miami Beach 14th Art Basel, December 1-5 Art Basil IX (, a pop-up homage to cuisine and the nexus of avante garde ran the gamut of sensual indulgences. Featuring couture fashion, a soft opening at the Bath & Kitchen Boutique at the Zebra Wynwood Building was presided over by Victoria Diaz and Kinga Miller the prosciutto sticks and fine wines were formidable.

Dishing up delectable servings of culture, cuisine and cinema; Art Basil IX was coordinated by TJ Brown Founder of the Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group, Stephanie Zapata Photography in association with Los Angeles based curator Paris Chong, Kenny Jamison and Adam Tappin of the Drive for Humanity, Actors Michael Merrins and Cristina Parovel.Lenny Kravitz photo exhibit, co hosted by Paris Chong presented a lacerating take on modern obsessions with pop culture stoked by the paparazzi brigades at the fore ground of events recommended by ArtBasil IX. Among the mix and mingle were Lionel Richie, Adrian Brody and Gallerist Reiner Opoku, Berlin. .

Spectrum’s Opening was produced Celia Evans, international fashion trend maker. The rousing ribald affaire attracted guests that included film aficionados, members of the fashion media, connoisseur’s of fine food and the inquisitive.  Guests were introduced to unrivaled gourmet appetizers by Chef Alexander Martinez with Host Sublette Hernandez Events. The lavish setting was situated adjacent to the rendezvous style, pop-up Spectrum and Red Dot Tents who moved to new digs with ‘drum roll’ ample parking.
Diversified cuisine & libations that best define South Florida as a global cross roads, took center stage.  Celebrated chefs created the unique culinary showcase. The menu was paired with au courant cocktails by Deep Eddy Vodka, Whispering Angel Rose, Copper Cane Wineries, 50 Pounds Gin, Ron Viejo Caldas Rum.  To freshen up the fashionably turned out guests was icy LaCroix Sparkling Water.

Planet Fashion TV’s, Celia Evans and Steve Polhemus, Esquire set the stage with charming baubles to make the knees wobble and fashion by Art Heart Fashion.  Erik Rosete featured designers House of LiJon, Diana Couture, and Mister Triple X all for the cause of  (Awareness of Human Trafficking).

Global Warming in early December? The steamy Miami temperature was close to 90 degrees and the guests luxuriated to the steamy sensual beats of Sony recording artist Cris Cab, who also joined the stage for a final musical performance as he serenaded the girls of Mister Triple X.
Other sponsors included designs by Tui, gourmet catering by Coya, Lulu’s ice-cream, Misha’s cupcakes and for your next yachting G Marine. VE Restaurants with Havana 1957 – Segafredo Brickell was orchestrated by celebrated Chef Alexander Martinez accompanied by Sublette Hernandez Events in association with

New to Art Basil’s endorsements was Host Sincerely ALC, formerly featured on Deco Drive. The Soul Tribe Showwas produced by sustainable fashion brand Mariya Kelly®notable for creating hand-printed nomadic inspired pieces. The Fashion Show narrated by Holistic Stephanie (Zapata) featured designs from the Mariya Kelly S/S 2016 Soul Tribe Collection.

Artistic visuals curated by; collective of artist from around the world and a foundation spreading wellness, wisdom and giving back. Worldwide. Gregory Dirr, Anya Nadal and Jamal The Visualist; were the featured artist of the night. With music by DJ DON REDFOX and OVERLORD it was surely a night to remember.

”Better to be a participant in life than a spectator,” concurs Vector International Pictures associate, Michael Merrins. Co-Founder Andrea Guardino of Vector International Pictures, comments, “Once again, Art Basil thrives in a culture of innovative collaboration, resulting in a jubilant celebration that exceeds the sum of its ingredients”.

Art Basil IX strategic alliances and gatherings were staged in the burgeoning Miami Wynwood Arts District.  Art Basil is an ad hoc group whose survival is dependent on the generosity of its underwriters and Media Partners that include ABNewswire , AdAvenueGroup, PR World Media, Invite the Media and the-press-release contributing to the unbridled enthusiasm of its volunteers.

With satellite presentations to keep the guests that included Miss Universe amused some of the VIP guests that included Dr. John G. Sarris and Bryce Castellano representing Elite Smile Designs and Remote Area Medical as well as T.J. Brown, Artist & Wellness Guru along with Stephanie Zapata, Colombian native with photographic visionary who captured chill worthy moments in digital while bringing new understanding to Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group Inc..  Miss Universe took center stage among the dignified darlings. The night was photographed by Stephanie Zapata, Sublette Hernandez, and Rene Mejia Designs.


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