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Summer Weekend at "New Museum"

Taking a long August weekend to visit Manhattan's vibrant art scene would not be complete without a tour of The New Museum. Located in the Lower East side on the famed Bowery boulevard, this museum offers stunning architecture which permits unobstructed views of the contemporary art collection, surrounding city scape, and some very chic collectors. This neighborhood boasts shopping and dining spots galore. A trip to nearby Economy Candy is a must for anyone searching for vintage childhood sweet treats. Turkish taffy, anyone? A cocktail at the celebrity-crawling Hotel Rivington provides a proper, strong, and expensive New York martini.

Collectors Enjoy July 4th Beach Bash

A savvy social network loves to interact over fine food, fast dancing, and fierce fireworks. Our July 4th pool party was the ideal venue for this. Collectors and fun friends arrived from all over the Miami area to celebrate. The sultry summer evening encouraged ice cold cocktails, and skimpy outfits. No one seemed to mind working up a little sweat.

Art 42 Basel Hosts Our Collector Members

During the week of June 13- 19, 2011, collector members from all over the globe descended upon the quaint town of Basel, Switzerland to view the huge art show. Days were occupied by visiting hundreds of galleries and exhibition booths. Evenings were consumed with pots of steamy fondue and emmental-covered schnitzel.

Thousands of fine art enthusiasts enjoyed a week of depleted pocketbooks and filled up stomachs. The fair is an art feast for all the senses !

London Layover Eases Basel Trek

The week starting Monday June 13 was a busy one for our collector members as we converged on northwestern Switzerland for the annual Basel Art Fair. Arriving from London, Tel Aviv, Bogota, Mexico City, Moscow, Miami, Chicago, New York, and elsewhere...all art eyes are focussed here.

Nonstop flights from the U.S. to Basel are non-existent, so transfers through London are customary. Nothing beats a 10-hour layover here for a quick pass by Big Ben and Buckingham Palace; shopping at Harvey Nick's and Harrod's; enjoying a "spot of tea"; visiting the Tate Modern; riding a double decker bus; then catching the Paddington express train back to Heathrow.

Heavenly Art Exhibit by Miami Priest

Friday evening June 10 was a heavenly time for savvy collectors to gather at Miami Beach's hippest salon and newest exhbition space -- SNIP -- to view the latest paintings of Father David G. Russell (pictured in first photo with devoted collector). His latest body of works include densely colored abstract oils and encaustics.

In addition to officiating at Miami Beach's St. Patrick's Cathedral, the artist maintains a studio in Miami's Design District. Although his Sunday masses may save lots of souls, this evening he managed to sell out all his paintings. Red dots are proudly displayed on every frame.

Sophisticated Weekend in Maastricht

The annual Maastricht art fair -- TEFAF -- is a wonderful time to make new friends and meet old masters. Antiques, paintings and sculptures from the renaissance, and historic surroundings make this an elegant event.

Our collectors had no difficulty traveling to the event and enjoying the imposing works. Here are some fun activities, and a few of their fine art picks...

Collectors Wrap Up NYC Armory

Three days is just not enough to take in five art shows in New York City. But, our intrepid collectors managed to keep up with large quantities of strong coffee, sensible shoes, and a passion for fine art.

The Armory Show on westside piers 92 and 94 offered overwhelming displays of modernism masters and cutting-edge contemporary. Galleries from all over the world were well represented. The March weather outside was rainy and cold, but our independent collectors had no problem soaking up the excitement.

Bal Harbour Collector Hosts Botero Dinner

A premier Miami collector hosted an intimate evening of dinner and discussion in honor of some early 1990 works of acclaimed Colombian artist, Ferdnando Botero. FIU museum director and noted art historian, Carol Damian, was on hand to provide some fascinating insights into the artist's use of bodies and fashion to convey contemporary social messages.

Many bottles of wine and delcious food made the evening even more sociable!

Warhol Wows Wynwood Collectors

Saturday evening before Valentine's Day was the perfect time for one of our savvy members to host a private cocktail event highlighting some never-before seen works by Andy Warhol.

The party was hosted in Miami's hip Wynwood area, and collectors flew in from New York -- one even driving across state from Sarasota -- to view the unique works.

Potent vodka martinis, hors d'oeuvres, and the sexy A-list crowd would have made the artist smile.

Collectors Celebrate New Year's in Nevis

A quick trip to Nevis was a top New Year's resolution for several members of our social network who wished to soak up some Caribbean sunshine, and swim in the warm Atlantic. A great way to ring in 2011.

Several Parisian colleagues wasted no time in bringing their typical "joie de vivre" to the tiny isle, and sharing some fun with other international visitors.