Different languages, customs, and traditions separate one country from the next. But there's one thing places around the globe share a passion for: booze. On January 25, Miami's historic Moore Building transforms into a melting pot of spirits, showcasing hooch from a dozen countries.
Here, attendees don't need plane tickets or jetpacks to cross borders—they simply stroll from one station to the next, sipping more than 100 vodkas, tequilas, sakes, beers, whiskeys, and other alcohols along the way. At each stop, staffers stamp the attendees' provided passports, which they can use to claim a gift bag at the end of the night or to take a trip to Canada. But the evening's drinking serves a higher purpose than just getting schnookered, as proceeds from the event will be poured back into Ronald McDonald House Charities.
The Haitian Heritage Museum celebrates Haitian culture through exhibits and community programs. The exhibits depict Haitian history since 1804, visiual arts and architecture, and the lives of great contributors to the culture. The museum's signature program, Ayiti Expose, fosters awareness for the culture in workshops at local public schools. Additionally, museum-sponsored book fairs and poetry readings target local families throughout the month of May.
Spearheaded by Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause?the minds behind the Art Market fairs in San Francisco, Houston, and the Hamptons?The Miami Project is a new event that celebrates rising and established artists from around the world. The gathered galleries display and sell paintings, sculptures, photographs, and photographed paintings, creating a temporary museum of international contemporary art.
Claude Postel was so eager to get into the culinary industry that he dropped out of school at 15 to do so. The native Frenchman became the seventh generation of his family to follow this path, and more than 40 years later it's proven to be a wise decision. His Buena Vista brand has found success in several iterations, including the Buena Vista Bistro and Buena Vista Chocolate & Wine, a cozy shop where patrons can pick up gourmet chocolates, rare wines, and anything else that's not too heavy to lift. Perhaps the shop's most popular sweets, though, are the 1?9 assortment, a mix of milk and dark chocolates filled with everything from hazelnuts to lime ganache. Other chocolate creations, meanwhile, infuse bold flavors such as violet and curry.
Intent on introducing visitors to some of the finer things in life, The Art Experience's guides?who also serve as tour curators?lead groups on informative sojourns through Miami. Food and art figure prominently in all the tours they offer, which could wind past South Beach galleries, Coconut Grove boutiques, or Wynwood murals. During outings, guides provide invaluable insight into the various artworks as well as the overall history and culture of the surrounding areas. Tours conclude with a three-course, prix-fixe lunch or dinner prepared at one of the neighborhood's trendy eateries.
Tens of thousands of art aficionados flock to Florida for December?s Spectrum Miami
Art Show each year. Culled from artists and galleries around the world, a juried array of vibrant pieces decorates the expo, expanding viewers? aesthetic horizons without just teaching them that fingerpainting with your toes counts, too.