Spend just a few minutes in Miami and you’re well aware that there’s no shortage of color in the spectrum of our characters. Our locals, whether born-and-bred or transplants, are not afraid to make a statement. So was the legacy of Irene Williams. Anyone who grew up in Miami knows the ’80’s and ’90’s were an eccentric time for our city. Now, in a pop-up show that aims to celebrate what would have been her 100th birthday, If These Hats Could Tawk is bringing that colorful eccentricity to the forefront.
If you ask Marcus Bickler if he’ll ever retire, his response would be marked by emphatic confusion at the concept. “How can you retire from something you love?” he says, and I can’t help but agree.
There’s something to be said for seeing your city as a foreigner. More precisely, as a full-blown tourist from the second floor of a double-decker bus. I wore my best attempt at a kitschy ensemble and joined the rest of a very international group for a day of rediscovering my town. I’ve gotta admit, Miami; you’ve never looked better.
Shantanu Starick has been travelling the world for 24 months now, capturing the people and places of five of the seven continents through his camera lens – and he’s yet to spend a dime.
The temperature is getting marginally cooler, which means it’s time for a tiny bit of fall weather in Miami and Art Basel, one of the few bits of concentrated culture we get to experience in our own backyard.
If you haven’t checked out the schedule and made plans to go, I highly recommend it. It’s one of the few times (for me) that living in Miami doesn’t feel like there’s nothing but parties in the sand. This is more like parties and art in the sand – which is just fine with me.
Art Basel Miami Beach runs from December 1st – 4th. For a comprehensive interactive schedule, click here. You can also check out their website for Android and iPhone apps. Hope to see you there!