Joyann King, the bubbly, blonde, Digital Director at Harper’s Bazaar is ditching the freezing temperatures of NYC for blue skies and sunshine (smart girl!) as she heads down to Miami Beach to hit the scene at Art Basel, the world’s premier international art show. Here’s a look at what she’ll be packing, eating, and doing over the next few days.
Basel is fantastic because:
The art is an inspiring way to round out the year and look ahead at what’s to come.
Number of times to Basel:
Third time’s a charm!
Most excited about:
The sunshine, of course! And doing some holiday shopping for my family and friends at the ShopBAZAAR pop-up shop at the Soho Beach House.
A typical day at Basel is:
Every day is different. The best days include a mix of pool time, good food, great art, shopping and a fantastic party.
Airline you’ll fly:
I’ll be flying Delta from NYC to Maimi. I fly Delta quite often, but Virgin America is the most ‘fun.’
Brand of luggage you’ll take:
I use a Hartmann hard case with brown trim. I can really stuff a lot of looks in it…and it rolls so nicely.
And for your carry-on bag:
I’ll take my black studded Celine shopper…but I have my eye on a black and white Goyard weekender.
Outfit for the plane:
Frame skinny jeans, a grey t-shirt from The Row, a black Laveer blazer, and a Chanel scarf and ballet flats. I’ll also pack thick, cashmere socks in my carry-on to change into on the plane, plus I’ll bring my Westward Leaning sunglasses for an early arrival.
Place you’ll stay:
The Thompson Miami Beach. This is my first time staying there, but I am a huge fan of all their other properties. The rooms look like the perfect mix of Miami attitude and urban luxe.
Places you’ll eat:
Most of my events will be sit down dinners, so I’m excited to taste all the fabulous menus the hosts are planning. Of course I’ll make sure to grab brunch at the Soho Beach House—their mimosas and delicious egg dishes are a must!
Places you’ll shop:
I’ll stop in at The Webster to window shop. Even with all the planning and packing I will inevitably forget something, or not like an option I brought, so it’s retail therapy to the rescue.
Beauty-essentials you’ll pack:
I have never traveled as much as I have in 2014 (whether I went to Europe, for work, or just upstate for a long weekend) so I finally took the time to pack a separate beauty bag that is always ready to go. I highly recommend this! I keep it simple, but stocked with travel-sized versions of my favorite staples: Fekkai shampoo and conditioner, Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleaning Bar, Moroccan Oil, 37 Extreme Actives cream, Child roll-on perfume oil, SK-II facial masks, Dior Hydra Life tinted moisturizer, Nars ‘Dragon Girl‘ lip pencil, and Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. I also pack cranberry tea bags, which are great for to ‘de-puff’ after a flight or for putting on swollen eyes. Plus, I make sure I have plenty of band aids, Advil, and other emergency-fixers. For Miami specifically, I’ll rely on my Kiehl’s classic cream with SPF 30 to protect my pale skin, and my Georgia Louise Rose Water spray for keeping cool in the balmy heat. I barely blow dry my hair in general, but I love to use a 2-inch wand to add a bend for evening—and Miami is calling for a lot of parties.
Items in your suitcase:
Eres swimsuits in black and white (I like the classic triangle bikinis), a bevy of jumpsuits to wear by the pool, a Stella McCartney striped polo dress for day, Isabel Marant studded sandals, a Laveer white suit and Rosie Assoulin separates for evening, my Tonya Hawkes black and white box clutch, and Dior open-toed booties to pull everything together.
Artist you’re most excited to see:
I am so excited to support our favorite budding artist Avery Nejam at our store. Her interpretation for what’s ‘right now’ is so original and so is she! And then I will definitely carve out an afternoon to wander through the Convention Center and check out the scene.
A Miami morning includes:
Room service is one of life’s greatest pleasures…hot lattes and iced coffees!
I love Miami because:
It’s an endless summer!
Joyann King photographed in St. Barths