During the Miami Art Week insanity, it’s easy to develop a deep appreciation for brief moments of Zen. Retreat to one of these local hotspots for a dose of nourishment and fresh air when the bustle simply becomes too much. While fleeting, these escapes will help art lovers endure the frenzied pace as they traverse the designated zones from Miami Beach to Wynwood.
The Coffee Bar, Raleigh Hotel
The cozy cafe in the lobby of this legendary Art Deco hotel is always open for the busy Baseler. Find rejuvenation 24 hours a day on vintage bar stools with instant pick-me-ups like cappuccinos, assorted coffees, organic smoothies and freshly baked treats.
Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; raleighhotel.com.
JugoFresh, Wynwood Walls
The wildly popular South Beach juice joint opens its second location just in time for Art Basel. Nestled in the heart of Wynwood Walls, the new JugoFresh features a larger selection of organic, cold-pressed juices and fresh smoothies, a seating area and an expanded vegan and raw food menu. Pick up a “Saca lo todo” — a zesty blend of lemon, lime, H20, ginger, cayenne pepper and maple syrup ($8) — to detox from the week’s never-ending party circuit.
JugoFresh at Wynwood Walls, 222 NW 26th St., Miami; jugofresh.com
Panther Coffee, Wynwood
Coffee and culture junkies converge habitually at this beloved Wynwood hangout for the freshly roasted coffee from sustainable farmers in Central/South America and Africa. The husband-and-wife team’s brews will fuel you through the long days and nights of the Basel bonanza. Reach for Panther’s cold-brewed coffee for an extreme lift. It’s a highly concentrated concoction, commonly served hot, with a reduced bitterness and an addictive smoothness.
2390 NW 2nd Ave., Miami; panthercoffee.com.
Sweetwater Beer Garden, Ansonia Building
Hidden between two historic buildings, Sweetwater Beer Garden is a relaxed sanctuary for discerning locals across from the Bass Museum of Art. The poolside Tiki-setting is perfect for a visit day or night. Affordable beers, organic juices and food from the grill are available, along with free Wi-Fi to catch up on work as it piles up. Sign up for membership upon arrival.
Sweetwater Beer Garden, Ansonia, 318 21st St., Miami Beach; facebook.com/swbeergarden
Miami Beach SoundScape, New World Center
Day or night, the 2.5-acre urban space in the heart of South Beach makes for the perfect al fresco oasis. On Saturday, Dec. 7, grab a spot on the lawn (comfortable Bermuda turf) for the live WALLCAST of a performance by Eight Blackbird, a contemporary sextet, on the 7,000-square-foot projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center. Picnics are encouraged. Free to the public. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach; nws.edu or 305-673-3331.
Emena Spa, Design District
Aptly named after the Greek word for “me,” Emena Spa is a sanctuary in the midst of the bustling streets of the ever-evolving Design District. Sign up for a foot massage or perfect your tresses before a big night out, Basel-style. The spa is offering $38 blowouts throughout the week.
Emena Spa, 4100 NE Second Ave., #301, Miami; emenaspa.com