Back from NY and we’ve already attended our first Art Basel event, Gold for Life. To attend Gold for Life you could just give a standard donation or you were able to donate your old gold jewelry as your donation to the Art Basel kick off party. After our donation, we walked through a bevy of clipboard carrying, shimmering, young women that directed us to the “backyard” of the “venue”, which was a Palm Island mansion (if your in the market, its available through real estate big shots The Jills), where there were PLENTY of glittering Art Basel lovers, artists, socialites, and golden painted and bikini clad women surrounding a mosaic tiled pool littered, if you will, with paintings and surrounded by art! We were able to meet with a couple of the featured artists. There were a couple small jewelry vendors, complimentary 42 below cocktails, much needed espresso, and Sephora goodie bags on the way out.
The entrance to the Palm Island mansion.
The fountain area overlooking the intercoastal and downtown Miami.
Behind the mansion. Picture courtesy of Julian Sala, http://www.juliansula.com/.
View from the fountain over the pool towards the mansion, courtesy of Julian Sala, http://www.juliansula.com/.
RFS ring Rachael wore to the event.
Tara and Rachael of RFS.
View of the fountain and some of the models from the pool house.
The golden event benefited “A Gift for Life”, which funds research for pediatric cancer founded by Paula Roldos and “United Aliens Artists” fund which teaches art to underprivileged children around the world, founded by Olga Ortiz Mera.
All in all we officially have our first Art Basel event under our belts and will be checking out the International Vanity Fair party/reception tonight at the MoCa to let everyone know about RFS!