3 Miami art fairs Miamis vice is hot art Visitoneofthemostprestigiouscontemporaryfairsandsoakupwintersun BY OLIVIA WALMSLEY Hot stuff: visit Art Basel Miami, which attracts celebs such as Pamela Anderson, below 1PULSE 2-6 Dec This year incorporating performance art. pulse-art. com 2ART MIAMI 2-6 Dec The citys longest running contemporary art fair celebratesits 20th anniverary. art-miami.com 3DESIGN MIAMI 1-5 DecThe most influential dealers,collectors, designers, curatorsand critics of the design worldmeet here. designmiami.com WHATS GOING ON? HEAD to Miami Beach for sun, sea -- and contemporary art. Art Basel Miami -- confusingly named after its sister event in Switzerland -- rolls into town from 3-6 December. Its the winter highlight of the international arts calendar and the most prestigious art fair in the Americas, attracting high-spending art collec- tors and celebs galore -- Jay-Z, Beyonc, Bono, Dennis Hopper, Matt Dillon, Paris Hilton and Pamela Anderson have all attended in past years. While most of us wont be able to afford the mas- terpieces on sale, we can attend the talks, concerts, parties and exhibitions on offer to the public. See artbaselmiamibeach.com BED DOWN CHECK out the revamped Betsy South Beach (thebetsyhotel.com). It boasts a colonial-meets-tropical dcor, a Laurent Tourondel BLT Steak restaurant and an invite-only lounge. Theres a pool and spa, plus a plot of beach with beach butlers on hand. On a budget? Dorm beds at the Clay Hotel (clayhotel.com) a historic hotel/hostel, start at 18 per night. HIT THE TOWN THE Oceanfront opening night is on 2 December. This project is a music/ art collaboration, which kicks off with the Art Loves Music concert on the beach. REFUEL DO EARLY evening drinks at the Delano Hotel (delano-hotel.com) and lay back on the huge, snowy-white day beds and admire the parade of fake breasts as hotpant-wearing rest- ing models bring you icy cocktails. A SoBe institution. DONT MISS THE kitsch Venetian Pools, in Coral Gables (10.50; coralgables venetianpool.com), are an off-beat treat. A homage to the Italian city, the venue has bridges, waterfalls, grottoes and huge swimming pools. PACKAGED UP FOUR nights in Miami with Virgin Holidays, including direct flights from London, accommodation at the five- star Fontainebleau, with car hire, starts from 869. Based on departures between 10-16 December. See virgin holidays.co.uk or call 0844 557 3859. HOW TO GET THERE British Airways (ba.com) flies to Miami, return f lights start at 433 per person. MORE DETAILS visitflorida.com highlightwintertheIts artsinternationaltheof mosttheandcalendar theinfairartprestigious attractingAmericas, collec-arthigh-spending --galorecelebsandtors Bono,Beyonc,Jay-Z, MattHopper,Dennis andHiltonParisDillon, allhaveAndersonPamela wontusofmostWhile mas-theaffordtoablebe canwesale,onterpieces concerts,talks,theattend onexhibitionsandparties Seepublic.thetooffer spa,andpoolaTheres withbeachofplotaplus hand.onbutlersbeach Wetellyouwheretogoandwhen... Miami London Lite Monday, 2 November 2009 35 index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html