Where to eat during Art Basel

Where to eat during Art Basel

Looking for top rated restaurants to eat during Art Basel?  Read my list below.

Kush $$

Local ingredients used to for their burgers, chicken and waffles and they even have a veggie corner in their menu that serves veggie meatball parm sandwich 🤤 (I will be reviewing this restaurant on my blog soon)


2003 N. Miami Avenue Miami, Florida 33127

a plate with chicken topped on waffles with a fried egg on top of the chicken
Chicken & waffles with a fried egg. Image from Kush Wynwood’s Instagram

Kyu Miami $$

Wood fired Asian dishes and most of the food is locally sourced.  They have a variety of items on their menu such as Korean fried chicken, tuna tataki, grilled octopus, and a handful of vegetarian  options.


251 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127

korean fried chicken wings on a gray plate
Korean fried chicken (Image from @omnomfoodie)
roasted cauliflower with goat cheese, shishito and herb vinaigrette (Image from @mmmarkos)

Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe   $ or $$$ (depends what time you go)

Italian restaurant with mouth watering dishes like seafood linguine, homemade potato gnocchi, and fettuccine with sliced filet mignon.  The good news? On Thursdays it’s their $10 pasta, so be sure to add this your Thursday spot to try out.  End your meal with my favorite dessert coconut flan 🤤


15 SE 10th St, Miami, FL 33131

pasta with shrimp prawns sprinkled with basil on top
Image from Perricone’s Instagram
coconut flan with a raspberry on top
Image from Perricone’s Instagram

Mister 01        $$

Pizza, antipasti & salads.

3 locations:

1000 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131

2315 N Miami Ave

1680 Michigan Ave #101
Pizza with ricotta cheese int h crust sprinkled with basil
Image from NewYorkCityNoms Instagram (Star Luca menu item)

Nusr-Et    $$$$

Last on the list is this meat lovers heaven! They have burgers, steaks, meatballs, lamb and other endless food items.We started off Art Basel here last year and experienced great service and enjoyed our food.  I was the the only meat eater so I got myself the burger and definitely don’t miss their baklava dessert.  It’s a homemade dessert stuffed with fresh ice cream that’s made in house daily.


999 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Girl standing with Nusret aka salt bae in miami
With Salt Bae
Piece of meat with a fork and knife
Image from Nusr_et’s Instagram

For a list of dining inside the Miami Beach Convention Center and Botanical Garden click here

I will be adding more restaurants daily during Art Basel, so be sure to check back.

FREE Events during Art Basel can be found here

Free Art Basel events 2018

Ok, it’s that inspirational time of year again! Grab your friends, even the ones not into Art, and head over to Miami for Art Basel.

Following is a list of free events in Art Basel 2018:

Audemars Piguet Dec 6-9

Located at Oceanfront, Miami beach this art piece investigates the cosmic environment and how life on Earth emerged.  More info can be found here

FREE! (Yes, this is the name of the event) Dec 6-9

This is a non-commercial, contemporary art exhibit that has experiential and participatory installations, videos and performances.
Learn more about the event here and check out the schedule here

Ink Miami Art Fair Dec 5-9 

The Dorchester Hotel turns their courtyard and surrounding suites into an art gallery.  They have modern and contemporary works on canvas by international artists.
More info here

HIVE Wynwood Dec 6-9

Not into art but want to try out food?  HIVE Wynwood is the place for foodies.  Cocktails and culinary cuisine are available.  RSVP for a FREE drink here

Basel house mural festival Dec 7-9

This event  will have new age art installations, artisan vendors, food trucks, mural tours, live painting and much more.
Program and free tickets can be found here

Underground Basel Dec 6-9

100+ graffiti artists from around the world will be painting on 40K square feet on 7 buildings.  You can check out the art process, chat with the artists and visit Bakehouse Art Complex.  More info here

Art Beat Miami Dec 5-9

Features emerging and renowned artists, painters, sculptors, art exhibits, murals, performers and musicians.  More info here

These are some great events to get you in the Art Basel vibe! Let me know your thoughts if you attended any of these events.

Miami River Art Fair Dec 3-5 (ENDED)

An international, contemporary art fair, showcasing galleries and artist projects indoor by the convention center’s riverfront hall. This grand show space overlooks the one-of-a-kind outdoor Riverwalk Sculpture Mall that will feature monumental sculptures on the banks of the historic Miami River. More info can be found here

If you want to attend this event I know the founder so please DM me for free admission. Better hurry because December 5th is the last day.


Send me a free art event and I’ll add it to my list salmaspalette@gmail.com


Snowfest 2018

OMG there is actual real snow at this event!  There will be a lighting ceremony, Santa, food trucks, Arts & Crafts, shows and did I mention Santa?!


December 1, 2018 4:00-8:00 pm


$5   Children under 2 are free.

Tickets are needed only for the snow area FYI. Parents and adults do NOT need a ticket.




Charles F. Dodge City Center Pembroke Pines

601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025


More info on the event can be found here and  here


**Special thanks to my friend Hannah for sending me info about this amazing event.  She will be starting her Facebook group  and I’ll be sharing her group’s page soon.


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Make it a December to remember 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!

I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving already.  This year literally flew in the blink of an eye.  Here are a few things I’m thankful for:

  1. My health because without this you literally wouldn’t have anything
  2. My big crazy family whom I miss (most of them are in New York)
  3. Coffee (I’m serious like how else would I function some days)
  4. My girls! Always great to vent to and give great advice.  Most of them live far away but distance doesn’t change our cray relationship
  5. My husband.  He’s always pushing me to do my best and he accepts my different personalities.  LMAO

What are you most thankful for?

target shopping cart with kids thanksgiving shopping

Thanksgiving shopping list

Don’t be this parent, go with a list!

target shopping cart with kids thanksgiving shopping

  1. Turkey (duh!)
  2. Mashed potatoes (box or actual potatoes) or sweet potatoes
  3. Corn on the cob or canned corn
  4. Kerry gold butter (Yes, Kerry Gold no other company.  You will thank me later)
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Black Friday Wish List

Do you guys ever visit a website, search items and add them to your cart?

Or do you browse clothing sites to look at cute outfits because it makes you feel happy? Girl, make a wish list and work towards buying.  Below are a list of goodies that I’ll actually purchase or dream about.


Vitamix Blender Professional series 750

blender vitamix
Photo from Vitamix’s website

First on my list! My friends know how much I love to entertain and have them try my delicious recipes, so this will become a staple item in my kitchen.  The warranty and the quality of this blender is amazing.  Most of Vitamix’s blenders come with a 5-7 year warranty.  The hard part will be deciding on which one to buy, but I have my eye on the Vitamix Professional series 750. Price: $599.95

Rebecca Minkoff quilt small leather bag


Photo from Bloomingdale’s website

I’m in love with salmon pink and this color can go with any season.  This pink and silver can compliment your Continue reading

koi restaurant interior sushi new york bryant park

Date Night Sushi: Koi Restaurant

The baby daddy and I spent our anniversary in NYC where we went to Koi.  The restaurant may be a little hard to find since it’s located inside the Bryant Park Hotel and there is no actual sign outside of the building.  As usual, we were running late but the hostess was super nice and still seated us (it wasn’t packed since it was a Monday night)

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Pumpkin Patches in South Florida (2018)


Pumpkin Patch Marando farms davie florida
My little girl enjoying the pumpkin patch


Marando Farms

Open through out November.

They have hay rides,  pony rides, petting zoo, farm activities, a full cafe menu,  and a juice bar.

*Pony Rides
*Hay rides
*Petting Zoo $3


5151 SW 64th Avenue Davie, Florida 33314

Pinto Farms

Last weekend to attend is Nov 3rd and 4th.

$15 ticket.  Children under 1 are free.

Ticket price includes unlimited:
*Pedal Boats Rides
* Tractor Rides
* Pony Rides
*Race Track
* Access to the Children’s Zoo


14890 SW 216 St Miami, Florida 33170

Burrs Berry Farm

Open until Nov 25th.

They have a huge pumpkin patch, hay and barrel rides available on the weekend only.

Weekday:$4 kids $7 adults  Weekend  $7 kids and $12 adults. Children under 3 are free.


12741 SW 216th Street Miami, Florida 33170

The Little Farm

Open through November 2018.  Please keep in mind the hours are 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (3 hours only) Children under 1 are free.

$10 ticket includes:

*pony rides
*petting area
*A tour of the farm
*butterfly garden which includes milking a goat and hand feeding some of the animals.


13401 SW 224 Street Goulds, Florida 33170

** Please call any of the above locations before visiting just to double check the hours.  I hope you guys enjoy yourselves.  Please tag me on Instagram @SalmasPalette if you decide to post 🙂

Places to go in Miami and NYC for Halloween

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween with 2 pumpkins and a black cat in front of the stairs of a house or apartment



Lincoln Road

Head over to Lincoln road and see the outrageous costumes.  Not the type to dress up?  You can still enjoy a nice cold drink while people watching.


You can’t go wrong with Wynwood.  It has your beautiful art which is super instagram worthy.  There are also delicious restaurants such as Kyu or grab an iced coffee from Panther Coffee.

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Last minute Halloween costumes

List of last minute hilarious and unique costumes

# 1 Sugar momma

sugar momma last minute halloween costume

All you need is a sling and some sugar.  Guys can totally pull this off as well.


#2 Bubble bath

Throw on a shower cap, attach different sized balloons to your shirt, and hold a rubber ducky or your favorite shower gel.  Here I sketched in Lush Beauty’s bubble bar in bewitched which is shaped like a black cat’s face.   Check the video below this post for more help on how to create this costume.

#3 Cereal Killer

Cereal Killer last minute halloween costume

Cut out your favorite cereal boxes and staple or pin them to your sweater or shirt.   Carry around a faux knife.


# 4 Raining men

 last minute halloween costume raining men

Throw on a rain coat, rainboots or pumps. Tie a string at the end of your umbrella and glue on some eye candy on the end of the string.  You can cut the faces of men in rain drop shapes.

#5 Brawny Man (or woman)

Find your plaid shirt, pull on some denim jeans and carry your Brawny roll around.

#6 Emoji girl 💁🏽‍♀️

 last minute halloween costume emoji girl

I mean this one is pretty self explanatory but if someone asks what you are put your hand up and say I’m the emoji with hand girl…duh (Just make sure you say it like mean girls clip below)

Watch the 7 second clip below:



How to make bubble bath costume:

Dress/skirt version:


T shirt version: