With a welcome from singer Barry Gibb, we begin Episode 63 of Alive on South Beach at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts summer show Cirkopolis, a Cirque de Soleil-style version of the industrial-style film Metropolis. And no, sanity prevailed; Stewart did not shimmy up the pole!
Although in this episode we give you only a glimpse of the fabulous Barbara Hulanicki of BIBA fame, a longer in-depth conversation Stewart had with the “Godmother of Fashion” is on “CONVERSATIONS with Stewart B Stewart” – check it out. Barbara is a fascinating woman with incredible creativity and charm.
Stewart and I cooled off during Miami Swim Week at several pool parties, one with a show coordinated by Carrie Freedman for Linda Shelley’s Stoned Wear swimsuit collection. And Stewart actually took time out from admiring the fashions, to speak with Liv Jaeger, an economist-turned swimsuit model.
We went to a gathering at the Sagamore Hotel and were assured by the new owners that “YES – there will be an Art Basel Brunch this year. After all, the Sagamore is “The Art Hotel”. (That’s us working off the calories at last year’s Art Basel Brunch.)
As we have for the past many years, this year we returned to celebrate the 20th Americas Food & Beverage Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center. We met chefs and restaurateurs, and sampled the unusual delicacies they hope to distribute here and abroad.
Although Stewart and I did do extra bicycle laps and walked a lot after overindulging at the Food show, it was fun to dance at the Disco theme party hosted by publisher Harvey Burstein to celebrate the 11th Anniversary of MiamiArtZine, the online guide to “everything cultural” that happens in Miami.
With all our exercise and (training not to overeat), Stewart and I then went to the South Beach Seafood Festival held on the beautiful sands of Miami Beach where we sampled an incredible array of seafood prepared by the top chefs from the best seafood restaurants in Miami.
So if what we’ve enjoyed to date is an example of what is yet to come during this Alive on South Beach season, it will be fabulous.
Miami’s former “Queen of the Night” Tara Solomon brings Episode 63 of Alive on South Beach to its close.
Still photos at Miami Seafood Festival courtesy of Mike Trainer.
Photo of Dena and Stewart on the swing at the Sagamore Hotel (The Art Hotel) Art Basel Brunch (2015) courtesy of Henry Perez.
THANK YOU: Alice & Jay Orlow, June Dressler & David Polansky