by The Editors | November 27, 2023

The Slice: A Preview of the South Beach’s Starlit Soirees

Food, wine and fine art are three perfect reasons to head to Miami this season.

Miami's South Beach Wine & Food Festival features mouth-watering treats. Photography courtesy of SOBE.

GLAMOROUS BEACH PARTIES & INTIMATE CULINARY WORKSHOPS 

The 23rd annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival presents a weekend of fetes and feasts that capture the essence of the Magic City’s effervescent, multicultural vibe. From Feb. 22–25, attend demonstrations hosted by Food Network personalities, savor roses and reds from around the world and snag samples from more than one hundred mouthwatering events.

Don’t forget to don your chicest attire just in case you run into celebrity guests from the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Guy Fieri, Eva Longoria, DJ Khaled and more. Prepare to be swept away by a wave of culinary excellence, where everything from the atmosphere to the appetizers contribute to this celebration of all things flavorfully exquisite. To purchase tickets visit sobewff.org. 


OUTDOOR ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival celebrates 60 years and bids a happy retirement to beloved president Monty Trainer (aka: the Grovefather). The open-air juried art festival explodes with an abundance of mediums including clay, glass, metal, mixed media and more, as 240 international artists gather in the heart of this historic neighborhood, Feb. 17–19.

Enjoy different art mediums under the Miami sun. Photography courtesy of Coconut Grove Arts Festival.

FEEL THE BIG ART ENERGY 

At this year’s Art Basel, an exhibition of modern and contemporary art from around the globe that welcomes collectors, connoisseurs and the culturally curious for a weekend of avant-garde masterpieces and bold breakout creators. From exclusive VIP previews to the impromptu street parties that spill into the neon-lit night, Dec. 8–10 will be a genre-bending weekend that envelops the entire city in a tsunami of creativity.

Admire the contemporary art exhibits. Photography courtesy of Art Basel.

MAKE A SOUTH BEACH SPECIAL FROM HOME

The Matheson Cocktail garnished with the Florida flag. Photography courtesy of Loews Coral Gables.

Loews Coral Gables' Matheson Cocktail 

Makes One Cocktail
2 ounces spicy tequila 
1/2 ounce Cointreau 
1/2 ounce lime juice 
1/2 ounce Guajillo 
PREPARATION: Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin with ice. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Top with a lime wheel and a Florida flag. Makes one cocktail. Shake it up!