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How to Stay Sane in the City of No Shame

The Art Basel Miami Diet, how to lose ten pounds in just five days

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dessert at the Rubell Family Collection opening of their Beg, Steal and Borrow exhibition

How?

Easy, they dont feed you here! Events, aka VIP parties, are planned from five in the afternoon through three in the morning, back to back, overlapping, six layers deep, some are even called dinner, BUT, they do not actually feed food. Drinks yes, but dinner, not quite. Maybe its the recession, maybe its fashion, but if a plastic cup filled with three shrimp and a hot pepper passes you between seven and ten, count yourself lucky. Except for Fendi’s dinner at Mr. Chow last night. Well kinda, it was dinner for one, so what was I supposed to do while Alastair ate? Well, I drove Michele Oka Doner to a few events that included Jordan, her son, and when I went to pick Al up at Chows the Peking Duck was just being served so I kinda crashed an empty chair and got enough calories to stay within the Basel Miami diet limit, before we returned home. I should have yielded earlier, I thought, to the donut wall, the symbolic dessert installation at the Rubell family collection, a wall with a thousand donuts hung on nails, for the picking.

But little did I know…

Tonight I write here, its past midnight, lick the peanut butter from my lips, and I wonder, but, more of THAT tomorrow….

it wasn't me

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Author: barbidoesmiami

Barbi is a stupid model, fashion designer, writer about women and beauty, repurposeur of ocean plastic garbage into jewelry, mover from milford to miami, mother of iona kiki and leila, lover of alastair

One thought on “The Art Basel Miami Diet, how to lose ten pounds in just five days

  1. ha ha ha ha….you guys are having fun.
    should we come there? don’t think I can ever live in a cold place again… but this place, Sing Sing is down right dead. However, 5 days in Vietnam enlivened us. We sailed in magical Halong Bay and dodged the traffic in Hanoi. I am wearing my satin pj’s as I write. Love to all xxxxxx

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