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It’s that time of year again, and little ol’ Johnny Boy has been remiss for not getting to my widely read “Gossip” posts, but this year has been busier then ever.  Don’t fret though, I’ve decided to list my favorite CONFIRMED picks each night of private events you most definitely WON’T be able to get into, but hey, it’s worth trying no? If Kim K. can try to #breaktheinternet, then you surely can try to #breakbasel.

I’ve also included a BONUS GOSSIP section just for my readers below.  Come back tomorrow to find my list of Must – See exhibitions while in town (the real reason you should be coming to Art Basel in Miami Beach and the satellite fairs)


  1. International NY Times luxury Conference VIP Dinner in the Design District
  2. Wolfsonian Gala with Van Cleef & Arpels at Olympia Theatre at the Gusman Center
  3. Gucci Private Preview of Kris Knight’s “Smell the Magic” exhibition with Spinello Projects in the Design District


  1. Interview Magazine & Dsquared Private dinner at the Thompson Hotel
  2. International NY Times Luxury Conference Gala Dinner at the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
  3. Gagosian and Peter Marino Dinner at Mr. Chow’s
  4. Faena Dinner with Baz Luhrmann & Catherine Martin, hosted by Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld at Dolce
  5. R & Co + Gallery Seomi + Cultured Magazine Annual Design Dinner (La Caja China Pig Roast) at a Private Residence
  6. Annual White Cube Dinner and Cocktail hosted by Jay Joplin and Nick Jones at Soho Beach House
  7. W Magazine and EDITION Opening Dinner hosted by Ian Schrager and Stefano Tonchi
  8. Art Production Fund Intimate Picnic Celebrating APF 2015 Artist Towel Series at the Standard Spa, Miami Beach
  9. Louis Vuitton Dinner and Afterparty Celebrating “Playing with Shapes: Pierre Paulin 1972” at the Jewelbox
  10. Swarovski Private Dinner honoring Jeanne Gang at Soho Beach House


  1. W Stories Launch with Stefano Tonchi, hosted by Salvatore Ferragamo at the EDITION Residence
  2. Marc Jacobs and Vanity Fair Party at the Webster
  3. IWC Dinner and cocktail with Peter Lindberg, Adriana Lima & Karolina Kurkova at the Dutch
  4. Design Miami’s Design Visionary Dinner honoring Peter Marino in the Design District
  5. Nordstrom Dinner with Olivia Kim and Rafael de Cardenas at the Standard Spa, Miami Beach
  6. Fendi Dinner with Milan’s Dimore Studio at Cypress Room
  7. Dance Party featuring Shen Wei, DJ Set by Theophilus London at the Moore Building
  8. Yabu Pushelberg x Horse Meat Disco Party at Basement Miami (EDITION)
  9. “Video Night” Poolside Cocktails featuring works by Jim Drain, Jillian Mayer, Bhakti Baxter, Johnny Laderer (site-specific installation) and Matthew Weinstein at the home of Terence Riley
  10. Daniel Arsham and Usher Celebrate Snarckitecture at Le Baron (Delano)
  11. Dom Perignon Dinner and Afterparty with Roger Dubois, Peter Brant, Stephanie Seymour, and Jean-Marc Pontroue at the Thompson Hotel


  1. Roger Vivier Brunch celebrating Ambra Medda and the Limited Edition Miss Viv L’Arcobaleno hosted by Ines de la Fressange and Bruno Frisioni at the EDITION
  2. Rubell’s 50th Anniversary of Collection luncheon hosted by Stefano Tonchi and Veronica Bulgari at Casa Tua
  3. André Saraiva and Petra Collins Cocktail at the Standard Spa, Miami Beach
  4. Aby Rosen & Samantha Boardman’s Annual Dinner at the Dutch
  5. Mario Testino Dinner and Party at the EDITION
  6. Visionaire Party Celebrating No. 64 with John Baldessari at the EDITION


  1. Eres x LHD luncheon hosted by Laure Heriard Dubreuil at the Webster
  2. Phoenix is Rising Screening with Rosario Dawson at the Standard Spa, Miami Beach


Pretty much open for party people and free reign but I would highly suggest crashing one of Johnny Boy’s favorite artist and good friend, José Parlá’s Book Signing for In Medias Res, and the Annual Art Basel Lazy Sunday BBQ hosted by André Saraiva & Friends, both at the Standard Spa, Miami Beach.



Kim Cover Paper Mag

  • Johnny Boy hears that Paper Magazine is planning to throw a blowout Dinner and Bash with #breaktheinternet Kim Kardashian and Mr. Kardashian (oh snap!) at 1111 Lincoln Road



  • Rumours are swirling about a Deitch Projects and Miley Cyrus event, possible performance, during Art Basel this year.  Stay tuned for more!!!
    • UPDATE:  Apparently this is a V Mag Party along with Jeffrey Deitch and Tommy Hilfiger, with special performance by Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips at the Raleigh Hotel on Wednesday, December 3rd