Permission To Be “New” And Imperfect In 2019


We hear so many complaints about the unrealistic expectations created by the media about our physical appearance and or social status but the much needed conversation about the pursuit of perfectionism in the realm of self-love is often a conversation held among like minded community members and not publicized nearly as much the image of perfection is. So as 2019 approaches let this be your sign or written decree that you do not need to be perfect to pursue your goals. 

Self-love and improvement is not always flawlessly executed. This is your confirmation that in the midst of stressful days and slow mornings you owe it to yourself to stay the course of your goals regardless of how your execution may look.


  1. Don’t compare your starting point to someone else’s middle point. Basically don’t be afraid to start slow and honor where you are in your journey. Baby steps are still steps and sometimes it makes the journey more satisfying when you end up improving a lot. 

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2.  Don’t talk yourself into stopping before you start because your “mind isn’t right.” There will be times that you feel distracted. Consider it an honor to work for yourself even in those moments the same way you would for your job or a fortune 500 company that you would consider it an honor to work for. You are worthy of your own honor.

3. Don’t be afraid to start over. There is nothing wrong with hitting reset. Don’t take it as a mark of defeat. Take it as a victory because you are still willing to stay committed to your goals. As cliche of a saying as it may be, it is very true that the only real failure exists in giving up completely. Don’t give up. Start over as many times as necessary.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     via GIPHY

4. Remember! You are your biggest hater. This is possibly the most avoided truth on any self-discovery journey. It falls into line with the idea that the same people who doubt you are inclined to doubt you just as much as you doubt yourself. The reason you might be so deeply offended by their doubt is because it all might be a reflection of how you see yourself. This isn’t saying that you “want” to doubt yourself. A lot of times it takes so long to notice and accept because it is a subconscious choice taught to us over the course of our life. Think of it in terms of the lessons you learned as a child. You are born believing you are limitless and magical even and overtime the adults in our life and even our peers are the ones who speak to us of limitations. We are all guilty of accepting those limitations and we begin to try to identify all the ways that we are limited. The super scary truth is that you are limitless. And the opinions of the rare “hater” species won’t offend you once you learn to stop hating on yourself. Via M. Will The Artist

5. Accept that you are unique. While this is similar to number one it doesn’t hurt to say it again but differently. It is ok to be inspired by others but understand that details of your journey will not look the same for you as it does for someone else. 

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6. The hardest piece of advice, accept that you already are everything you want to be. The only job you really have is nurturing what is already there to reflect whatever quality you to embody.


If you take nothing else from this short list, take this detail  you have permission to allow your journey to be uniquely yours. It won’t look like the Instagram posts that you like. Or the carefully edited YouTube videos you watch. Your journey will be real and yours. It will be imperfect and that is ok. Give your desires and yourself the respect they deserve by not abandoning them. 

Worthy Approved Art Basel Event: The Muse Experience

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On December 8, 2018 1PM-6PM,  The Muse Experience will convert SeaFair Mega Yacht into a floating art installation designed to celebrate the supreme power of female creativity. The art installation will be showcasing a collection of artwork from both influential and emerging female artists. The featured artists, or the “muses,” will consist of internationally acclaimed artists such as Sarah Bahbah, Stepanie Bascone, Ashley Martelle, Kaylin Garcia, Tanaya Henry, Sukesha Ray, and Rachel Wolfe-Goldsmit.

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While ‘The Muses Experience’ may be open to those who RSVP during the day, a private invitation-only gallery cruise will take place during the evening. The cruise will culminate in the commencement of the first annual “Doyenne Award.” In French, a doyenne is a woman who is the most respected or prominent in a particular field.


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Free Art Basel Events You Should Know About

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FREE! At Brickell City Centre (Open to the Public)

December 6-9, 2018

Miami’s massive shopping and dining district, Brickell City Centre, is back for its second alternative, large-scale art fair, open to the public and once again completely free, where none of the art is for sale. Following the blowout success of last year’s FAIR., this year’s theme is entitled FREE! and will showcase artwork that addresses now, more than ever, is the time for healing – of the environment, of our nation, of our communities. Curated and produced by Anthony Spinello in partner with Swire Properties Inc, FREE! will activate and disrupt the public spaces within Brickell City Centre, acting as a non-commercial art fair where radical artists will create site-specific works in a non-traditional venue. Sponsored by Swire Properties, FREE! consists of three sectors: Free Public! Free Play! Free View! FREE! runs concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach from December 6-9, 2018.


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November 3 – March 2019

Bakehouse Art Complex launches its latest exhibition, COLLECTIVITY, curated by Quinn Harrelson, the art world’s emerging it boy in training. Free to the public and opening on November 3rd, “COLLECTIVITY” features site-specific works by Bakehouse’s resident artists. This “made in Miami” must-see exhibit focuses on the power of the individual and the collective and each installation interprets the theme in a different way. Works by Bakehouse Art Complex resident artists: Domingo Castillo, Robert Chambers, Cara Dodge, A.G., Christina Pettersson, Midnight Thrift, Michelle Lisa Polissaint, Midnight Thrift, Sterling Rook and Nicole Salcedo, and Troy Simmons. Bakehouse Art Complex is a representation of what is making Miami a hard city to beat for its arts and pop culture. It’s a one-stop shop with galleries, exhibition space and full of local artists working in their on-site studios.


Just a quick ride from Miami on the new Brightline train, Downtown West Palm Beach’s burgeoning experiential retail and arts district is home to Culture Lab, a former Macy’s store turned public arts space that’s debuting the completion of a new transformational exhibit, ASSEMBLAGE: An Organically Grown Exhibition, on Dec 1. The exhibit has expanded each month with the addition of artists like Olek, Ivan Navarro, and Bruce High Quality Foundation whose works play off of each other to provoke social commentary on the function of public spaces. Visitors can also enjoy massive outdoor installations by international artists such as Steed Taylor, Michael Craig Martin, Franki Cihi and RETNA while shopping or dining at CityPlace’s various locales.

Zuma Miami will be offering a specialty Art Basel

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Zuma Miami will be offering a specialty Art Basel menu starting at $395 per person. Zuma will also offer a suggested beverage pairing menu at an additional cost.

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Zuma’s 5-course “Art Basel Truffle Omakase” will include modern Japanese signature items as well as authentic plates featuring suzuki no sashimi, seared wagyu tataki with white truffle ponzu, crispy pork belly with mustard miso, scallop tartar with wasabi ponzu, grilled Chilean seabass with green chili and ginger dressing, barley miso baby chicken with white truffle, rice hot pot with wild mushrooms, roasted lobster with shiso ponzu butter, US prime steak and ribeye and Zuma’s famous deluxe dessert platter.

Brightline’s Art Basel Pass

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It’s that time of the year again. The season us locals love to hate but still find ourselves drawn to and well informed about. Art Basel is here ushering in creativity and chaos. The one-of-kind pieces you will stumble upon will leave you in awe and the traffic will keep you stuck. The congested highways and intersections have to be the least enjoyable aspect of an otherwise inspiring experience. Some of us have gotten navigation down to a science (parking garage + Uber/Lyft= survival). However, a new factor has been introduced.

Brightline will be offering a 2018 Art Basel Pass, perfect for those who want to avoid the infamous Basel traffic coming from West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale area. The pass includes four round trip passes from any station between December 6 and 9 for $100 in Smart service and $250 for Select service. Passes can be purchased at

Vienna will host free flowing drinks all week for Art Basel


The Vienna Tourist Board and Art Basel in Miami Beach announce their inaugural partnership. The collaboration takes form in a green wine bar and an outdoor coffeehouse. To be erected within the fair’s Collectors Lounge, the Grüne Lounge (at 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach) will serve refreshing Viennese wines, grown within the city itself. In the adjacent Botanical Garden, a Vienna Coffeehouse will serve favorite Viennese coffee beverages in playful presentations.

On Vienna’s partnership with Art Basel in Miami Beach, Vienna Tourist Board Managing Director Norbert Kettner expressed his pleasure by sharing, “We are thrilled to present a selection of Vienna’s finest products and services here at Art Basel in Miami Beach for the first time. We are excited to welcome notably more American visitors to Vienna each year, and to see more art and design studios and galleries open. Assorted shows at museums across the city holistically pay homage to our globally interwoven heritage, as Vienna continues to proudly serve the international community as an arts and creativity incubator”. The Grüne Lounge will be open December 5th – 9th. The Vienna Coffeehouse will be open December 4th – 9th. Beneath the palm trees not only coffee from Viennese partner Julius Meinl but also a transportive taste of the Viennese coffeehouse culture – which was added to the UNESCO list of intangible cultural assets in 2011 – will be served.
Grüne Lounge Hours of Operation
(accessible to VIP Card holders only)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday, December 7, 2018 – Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:00 noon – 8:00PM
Sunday, December 9, 2018 12:00 noon – 6:00PM

Vienna Coffeehouse Hours of Operation
Monday December 4, 2018 – Tuesday December 5, 2018 9:30AM – 6:00PM
Wednesday December 6, 2018 – Saturday December 8, 2018 9:30AM – 8:00PM
Sunday December 9, 2018 9:30AM – 5:00PM
(free public access)

About the Vienna Tourist Board

The Vienna Tourist Board, founded in 1955, is the official destination marketing service provider for the tourism sector of the city. It promotes the city worldwide and provides many services, tips, resources and information for Viennese businesses, residents and visitors. 

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