Over my five years living in Miami, Art Basel has grown from a week of attending a few fun parties and art shows into a major event. The impact of this week on the Miami community is felt everywhere in the city, from small local artists to restaurants and boutiques.
As a small business owner myself, this week is an excellent opportunity to showcase my business to customers who might not hear about Slasher Girl otherwise.
To give you a better idea of how all kinds of Miami small businesses are taking advantage of the week, I visited a few of my favorite local spots with my girl Simonett of Style Mafia.
Watch us support the Miami community and take a look at where we love to Shop Small in our city!
It’s officially Art Basel week! I love this time of year in Miami. The weather is perfect and crisp, there’s so much to do and everyone seems to be in town.
I’m very excited to share this year I’ve partnered with NYLON Mag and Coach Eyewear for the week and will be buzzing around Basel in new Coach sunwear from winter 2014. This collection was crafted exclusively for Coach by Luxottica and each pair is fitted with optically correct, distortion-free lenses. Not to mention, each style is super-chic.
The above photos are a little preview of how I’ve been taking the Frances polarized pair with me everywhere. Polarized lens are especially important here in Miami — even in the winter it’s crucial to protect your eyes from the sun’s intensity.
Keep up with me on Instagram @adelduca and see Art Basel through my Coach sunnies. xx
It’s that time! Here are a couple quick shots from my instagram. Follow me @adelduca for lotsa updates all weekend. xx
What an amazing weekend! Miami could not have been more perfect – 72 and sunny. It’s weekends like these that make me so incredibly grateful to be a part of this city and it’s wonderful community.
Doing my part for Small Business Saturday, I visited one of my favorite Miami Beach areas – Purdy Avenue and the Maurice Gibbs Park. This neighborhood is so fresh and exciting right now. It seems every time I visit I discover a new store opening whether it be something completely new to the area like Panther Coffee or the new location of South Beach fave, Ice Box. I spent my afternoon getting my brunch on at Icebox and then heading to Panther for a cafecito to enjoy looking out on the bay.
What did you do for #SmallBizSat ? Tell me your local #ShopSmall faves on twitter @adelduca xx
Panther Coffee, 1875 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach
Icebox Cafe, 1855 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach
I’m not one to spend hours at the salon. I like to get in and get out feeling pretty and fresh.
EM Nails is perfect for the quick and quality nail experience. This local favorite is a quiet spot that is bright and clean.Book an appointment for the simultaneous mani / pedi and be out in a hour. Walk-ins are welcome and the staff is always friendly.
EM Nails, 906 Alton Road Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday! I’ll be out showing my support in Wynwood. Reach out on social media to share how you are supporting dreams and passions in your community.
Nail Polish: Angora Cardi by Essie.
Continuing on our tour of my small business suggestions for Miami, enter the coolest and healthiest local joint, Jugo Fresh.
Originally located on South Beach, the company has branched out with a few locations around the city and is quickly transforming from hot-spot to local institution. I can’t say enough how good the bowls and smoothies are and basically everything in-store! I will absolutely be stocking up on juices and little to-go shots (like the saca lo – lemon, lime, ginger, cayenne, turmeric, oregano oil, echinacea extract and raw honey) for Art Basel.
This is a place you go to feel good; for your health and for the support of locally produced small business.
jugofresh, 222 NW 26th Street Miami, FL 33127
Small Business Saturday is this weekend! November 29. Follow me on social media for more of my #SmallBizSat Miami picks and please share any suggestions you have!
When you shop at small businesses in your neighborhood, hometown, or favorite city, you are supporting people’s passions, the jobs they create and the culture they instill in local communities.
Top via Slasher Girl. Zara Skirt. Doc Marten boots.