This month I took two trips to the East Coast. The first stop of my trip was Miami and it was incredible. I first went to some events of Art Basel, which is an international art fair that takes place in Basel, Miami, Hong Kong and Paris. There is the main exposition at the convention center in Miami – but also many other art events and exhibitions all around the city during the period. Apart from the main event, I got to visit Design Miami – and a few other galleries around Miami Beach.
During the week I had a chance to visit the Pérez Art Museum Miami and 1111 Lincoln Rd, which were both designed by Herzog & de Meuron . The PAMM has amazing permanent and temporary collections. On the following weekend, a few of my friends from the West Coast joined me and we went to a reggaeton festival. As we are all from Latin America, it felt wonderful to sing and dance to several of our favorite artists – including Maluma and J Balvin.
On the way back, I decided to make a stopover in New York City as one of my good friends from Brasil would be visiting. I was fascinated by the city during the winter season – everything felt so festive, beautiful and freezing cold. There were a lot of holiday decorations up around town. On the final day of the trip, I had a chance to catch the World Cup Final at a local bar and watch Argentina win – the match was unreal. Go, Messi!
All in all, my visit to both Miami and New York City was filled with unforgettable experiences. From all the art galleries to the reggaeton festival, from cozy winter markets to high-energy sports bars – I truly enjoyed exploring these cities from top-to-bottom.
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