The state of great comfort and extravagant living — what a luxury it is to live in South Florida. To have the ocean at your side, the sunshine at your fingertips, and gratitude in your heart — my definition of luxury for the soul.
We are thrilled to be a small part of the global excitement surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Context, Aqua, Art Miami, and so many other satellite fairs and exhibitions around town this month. Our agenda is overflowing with exciting launches, openings, cocktail parties, and private dinners that we look forward to enjoying with our Basel friends from near and far. For an overview of what not to miss this year, turn to page 64 for a quick History Lesson on Survey, the newest sector at Art Basel Miami Beach. Prefer to stay inland? Then we recommend visiting the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Miami in their new home at the Moore Building in the Design District. Turn to page 68 for a candid conversation with Suzanne Weaver, ICA interim director. A noteworthy art collection, which will take you to the mall instead of a museum or gallery, is that of Turnberry Associates at Aventura Mall, where the artwork blends into the décor, seamlessly.
Off the subject of art, we want to extend our sincere gratitude to Katia Bates, creative director of Innovative Creations, for her contribution to our cover story, Isle of Venice (page 30). We trust that her exquisite taste in décor shows through in this story.
And now, as the year draws to a close, we want to thank all who contributed to our mission to deliver a premium luxury product to our readers. We welcome new and exciting opportunities, partnerships, and ideas for 2015.
Minerva Arboleya Silvio Sulichin