December 2019 Newsletter
Vol. 7 No. 23
Member News
December Events
This year, we have compiled our top selections for Art Basel guides. Be informed, get some rest when it's all over, and prepare for the holidays!

Art Basel 2019
December 3-8
Miami, FL

In its eighteenth year, art aficionados, culture vultures, and party-goers will once again flock to Miami Beach for the annual extravaganza. The official exhibition runs from December 5 through 8 and will host more than 4,000 artists and 269 leading international galleries at Miami Beach Convention Center to showcase some of the greatest new works the contemporary art scene has to offer. Outside the main show, of course, Miami will play host to a number of satellite exhibitions, celebrity performances, outdoor installations, new hotel partnerships, experiential retail concepts, fitness pop-ups and more that are setting the bar even higher and sure to break last year’s record of attendees.
Art Basel Satellite Fairs
December 03 - 08
Miami, FL

Art Basel Miami Beach returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center December 5-8, 2019 for its 17th edition. The week surrounding this seminal art fair is known as Miami Art Week when more than 20 satellite fairs descend upon the city. They showcase works by cutting edge contemporary artists and galleries across the world. If you’re in town for Art Basel Miami Beach 2019, be sure to add some Miami Art Week satellite fairs to your calendar. Here’s your guide.
Art Basel Parties
December 03 - 08
Miami, FL

Since touching down in Miami Beach in 2002, the stateside outpost of the world’s biggest art fair, Art Basel, has grown from a standalone contemporary art exhibition into a weeklong, party-focused extravaganza known as Miami Art Week. Offering everything from high-end gallery showcases to bass-rattling nightclub bacchanals and hazy beachside festival sunrises, Miami Art Week provides high-rolling art snobs and dance-floor destroyers alike with a wealth of creative programming. In recent years, music has taken center stage as one of the week’s most celebrated art forms, with bands and DJs soundtracking sold-out events across the city.
Deering Estate Mistletoe & Martinis
December 13
Cutler Bay, FL

Tour the elegant and historic Deering Estate located on the edge of Biscayne Bay when it is festively decorated for the holidays and decked out in beautiful Christmas lights for the Festival of Trees. ‘Tis the season for one of their most festive events of the year: on December 13 it’s Mistletoe & Martinis, a festive night that brings caterers and interior designers onsite. The historic homes on the property are decorated in the finest holiday outfitting by top local interior designers. All proceeds benefit the Deering Estate Foundation. Tickets are $100 per person and $125 for non-members.
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Concierge Birthdays

12/04 Robert Greening, Hilton Bentley
12/09 Diego Dantas, W South Beach
12/12 Henry Norris, Ritz Carlton Coc. Grove
12/13 Joaquin Pastora, Hotel Colonnade
12/15 Miguel Fleites, Carillon Hotel & Spa
12/17 Marci Fermin, Boca Raton Resort

12/18 Maria Miller, Hyatt Regency
12/19 Carlos Ayala, Mandarin Oriental
12/21 Rosa Rosario, 1 Hotel
12/22 Mariana Malek, Cadillac Hotel
12/23 James McGlaughlin, Nobu Eden Roc
12/24 Claudine Benavides, Biltmore
12/31 Louis Lennis, 1 Hotel

Miami Heat (NBA)
vs. Washington
12/06: 8:00pm

vs. Chicago
12/08: 6:00pm

vs. Atlanta
12/10: 8:00pm

vs. Los Angeles
12/13: 8:00pm

Miami Dolphins (NFL)
vs. Philadelphia
12/01: 1:00pm

Florida Panthers (NHL)
vs. Minnesota
12/03: 7:00pm

vs. Columbus
12/07: 7:00pm

vs. San Jose
12/08: 5:00pm

vs. Tampa Bay
12/10: 7:00pm

vs. New York
12/12: 7:00pm

vs. Boston
12/14: 7:00pm

vs. Ottawa
12/16: 7:00pm
Arts & Concerts

Adrienne Arsht
Performing Arts Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
South Florida Concert Venues
AmericanAirlines Arena
BB&T Center
Cruzan Amphitheatre
Bayfront Park
Fillmore Miami Beach
Hard Rock Stadium
South Florida's Newest Restaurants to Try

La Piment
864 Commerce St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

True Saint Barthelemy insiders, Mimi and Greg are two food and hospitality lovers. They created in ... the restaurant "Le Piment Saint Barth". The gastro-pub become one of the places to be in a small French island of Saint Barthelemy. At "Le Piment" you can laugh, talk and drink in a friendly environment accompanied by tasty food and delicious drinks from breakfast to dinner. With Pierrot, their old and close friend from Saint Barth, the family decided to create and to open "Le Piment Miami Beach".

Papi Steak
736 1st St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

David Grutman continues his quest to take over Miami’s culinary scene with the debut of his latest restaurant, Papi Steak. The spot has already become a celeb favorite (J. Lo and Drake have already been spotted) but what keeps guests coming back is the steak. The kosher-friendly menu offers items like wagyu pastrami, Maine lobster, chicken schnitzel, mac ’n cheese, latkes, and of course, the namesake Papi Steak.

Sala'o Cuban Bar & Pescaderia
1642 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135

The name "Sala’o" comes from the classic novel The Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway spent many years in Cuba, which inspired Mena and Rodriguez to create an eatery that pays homage to the writer.

Cuban chef Jorge Mas, who formerly worked in the Cayman Islands, Barceloneta, and NIU Kitchen, to create the dishes using daily Florida catches made with traditional Caribbean and Cuban flavors.
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Wendy Finot
Dream Hotel

Extremely kind, helpful, nice staff specially concierge staff (Wendy) was so helpful and nice that words are not enough.

Shore Club

In our 2nd day of vacation, my wife lost her phone and became very upset, due to all the valuable information plus precious family pictures. We saw Vachira at her work, and my wife spoke to her for help to use the phone to try to find hers. Vachira went more than the extra mile to help my wife to find her phone and helped her to go together to the last places my wife and I been there, she walked with her in the rain, and then got the Hotel Car to pick up the phone, she even tipped the driver on our behalf. What Vachira did is beyond what every one can do now a days to help others. God Bless her, her approach to manage the issue and her behaviour is indication of good leadership.

Amelia Nunez

A big thanks to Amelia from concierge who help me to do a beautiful surprise to my wife.

Charlie Phynes Garcia

But what sealed the deal for me was their concierge, Charlote "Charlie". She was fabulous. Since I did book this trip last minute, I hadn't had any time to plan any activities. She was a lifesaver! Everything she recommended was great!
SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
Editor: Joey Oros
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