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Paint the town during Miami’s Art Basel

Monday, November 27th, 2017

At these 6 Happening Venues

As the widely international, taste-making jet set touches down in Miami during Art Basel, the Magic City comes to life in unparalleled ways.

It’s an exciting time you don’t want to miss, if you can help it. And if you’re looking for something to do outside the gallery walls, we have just the thing to satisfy your socialite sensibilities. Consider this your cheat-sheet guide to some of Miami’s hottest nightlife destinations during Basel.

Find your favorite go-to Basel spots here:

6. DOHENY ROOM AT THE DELANO

A prominent South Beach fixture, the Delano is invariably home to one of Basel’s most fashionable scenes. Its sweepingly high ceilings offer artful cover to surprise installations and its nearly impenetrable pop-up parties by Parisian crossover, Le Baron, consistently draw a disproportionate number of guests with star-quality. What’s more is the Delano’s latest and greatest “Doheny Room” just off the main lobby to the right. Here you’ll find creative craft cocktails and a whole lot more. The walls are dressed in the finest expressions of contemporary art, and as for the beautiful people, excellent bone structure and style abound. If things get a little too crowded for you, a night’s stroll around the expansive Delano pool is always a good idea.

5. LIV AT THE FOUNTAINBLEU

For the ultimate, resort mega-club excursion, we recommend you venture to the time-honored and action-packed LIV. It’s the flashy brainchild of nightlife impresario, David Grutman, so you’ll be certain to catch a memorable music set by an internationally acclaimed DJ, or two. Expect high demand at the velvet rope as this club is not only a popular favorite, but its long-awaited reopening coincides with the busy influx of thrill-seeking Baselers and celebrity patrons.

4. ORA

If you’d like to try something that is just a bit off the beaten path, but are still aiming to go big, look no further. Ora is South Beach’s freshest installment of sensory overload with a twist. Touting the slogan, “when nightlife grows up,” the club’s concept relies on the enduring traditions of glamorous European nightspots then lets go with playful innovation. Resident DJ, Snoop Dogg holds it down on decks about once per month, and if he’s not there, you’ll find equivocally interesting class acts who do well to keep the vibes right and on a high note. Take the stairs to the second floor for a VIP backroom lounge referred to as the Anti-Social. Mixology cocktails and open format dance tracks add yet another spin here.

3. BASEMENT AT THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION

Consider a heightened experience without all of the pretense. Beautifully curated to include amazing add-ons like a sexy indoor ice-skating rink and a well-appointed bowling alley bar that spins elegant hip-hop, and what not. Basement is tactfully situated past the delightful Edition lobby bar…and you guessed it, downstairs. The eponymously named hotspot is frankly incendiary. With sincere resident DJs like Questlove, Soul Clap and the brilliant James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, we highly recommend. It’s a sort of performance art sanctuary, really. In fact, we’d also suggest you simply “go for it” in the dimly lit “Discobox”. You know, like nobody’s watching. Like it’s Art Basel 2017. It’s just down the hall.

2. STORY

This is a good place to write one. It’s in the heart of South Beach and it’s where privy locals mingle with A-Listers. The result is pure Abstract Expressionism. That’s our metaphor for an unbridled good time. Think of Story as LIV’s irreverent, little brother; they have the same parent-owners, after all. And like LIV, Story boasts big lights, big sound, and a big space – brush strokes broad enough for the Miami Heat to hold court on the dance-floor whenever they want to punctuate a birthday or just write off a small fortune.

1. SUGAR AT THE EAST HOTEL

Fancifully inspired Asian design reaches sweet, new heights at this 40th floor picture-perfect “Hong-Kongy” haven. Except, you don’t have to go that far. It’s just off the beach atop Downtown Brickell’s new City Centre hotel, EAST. An airy, lush garden setting makes for a sensual composition, frame-able by international DJs, authentic Asian culinary flavors and signature cocktails. We’d say that the sky is no longer the limit.

That’s the perspective, as curated for you by Villazzo.

We hope you can make it.

Email villas@villazzo.com to book your Miami villa today.

Villazzo Offers Kosher Services

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

As the end of Yom Kippur opens the door to everything that is good and pleasant for you and your loved ones, Villazzo Operations Director, David Siauvaud opens his doors with outstanding Kosher services for all to enjoy.

Villazzo is always one step ahead, consistently aligning its services with its clientele’s preferences. And, Kosher Food service has been a frequent request since Villazzo graciously established its first clients in 2002. Fortunately, Mr. Siauvaud comes with nearly a decade of relevant professional experience, and when he speaks about his current role at Villazzo, it is clear that he is a competent leader and a man who understands what Kosher food preparation is all about.

We asked Mr. Siauvaud a handful of questions regarding Villazzo’s Kosher services. It is our pleasure to share with you his answers, delivered in the most charming and characteristic French accent.

What exactly does Villazzo’s Kosher food preparation entail?

“Well, when a ‘Kosher’ experience is requested, we work meticulously to accommodate our community when and where appropriate, from A to Z, really. We certify that the foods are Kosher – properly prepared in accordance with the Jewish dietary laws. Even our champagne aces the test.

The origins, significance and principals associated with “kashruth” – Jewish dietary laws – are complex. Our special behind-the-scenes preparations are rather extensive but it all happens in a convenient and timely manner.

As per enduring traditions, any contact between meat and dairy products is avoided at all cost, and the food is invariably treated according to specific laws. Should any meat be served, it is procured with a minimum of pain to the animal, for example. And, the food served will never contain those ingredients considered to be inherently unsuitable or unorthodox, like pork or shellfish.”

Are the food and kitchen inspected by a rabbi?

“Our Kosher food suppliers are the best. Actually, quality control begins before the food is even introduced into the equation, with our selection of the villa and its amenities. Because meat and dairy are never to touch, the villa comes equipped with two refrigerators, two kitchen sinks, two dish washers, and all of the appropriate dishware, glassware, silver, etc. Before our guests arrive, a rabbi pays the villa a special visit to say his prayers and give everything his final blessing.

The inspecting rabbi examines not only the instruments and appliances used to prepare the meals but also the process by which our food is made and served.

Our aim is to ensure adequate supervision of purity, quality and overall compliance by our Kosher sources, suppliers and appointed staff.”

What about the staff? Who prepares and serves the food?

“The experience does not only adhere to Kosher customs, it is tailored to personal preferences and persuasions. In fact, you may request a male or female chef and/or butler. If there are women guests present at your villa, and everyone would feel more comfortable with a female butler, for instance, we would make certain that this is the case. That way the wives and moms can enjoy the pool and relax.”

Anything else you would like your guests to know?

Yes, you don’t have to be Jewish to request Kosher! It can be enjoyed be everyone!

Also, I would like larger families to know that we can help with transportation to and from the airport, if need be. This part of the trip can get a bit complicated for some and I encourage it. Our team is here to help in every way we can. I want our guests to be absolutely happy with every aspect of their stay.

Fortunately, Mr. Siauvaud and his Villazzo team are readily available to you for any further questions or special needs you may have. So, don’t hesitate to reach out and toast to life with them!

L’chaim!
The Villazzo Team

The Summer You'll Never Forget

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Consider an Escape to Ibiza

Live a thrilling, wild adventure or hide in a haven of perfect tranquility. The little White Isle on the blue Mediterranean, with her radiant beaches and color-drenched nightlife can offer many choices. But whatever you fancy, you are guaranteed a unique holiday, enriched to the fullest by our staff (at your disposal), our infinite amenities (at your command), and a five-star hotel for you and you alone: home in the lap of unimaginable luxury.

Book one of our five fabulous luxury villas. And once we move you in, consider the following five suggestions as your essential guide to making memories.

TOP-5 THINGS TO DO

5. EXPLORE

Fly in and peel out to discover Ibiza as you will, by private car and personal driver, if and when you’d like. Villazzo will arrange for all your transportation, be it on wheels, water, or saddle, and is always ready when you are. Revel in a carefree, scenic ocean-drive or let one of our knowledgeable guides whisk you away, down enchanting, twisty trails to secret beaches and cliff-tops of jaw-dropping photo-ops. Founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century, the island still holds the markings of four ancient civilizations (Carthaginian, Roman, Muslim, and Christian), so there are plenty of ruins and a few excavations for would-be historians or just lovers of antiquity.

4. BEACH IT or BOAT IT

Ibiza boasts some 50 spectacular beaches. One of the most famous is Playa d’en Bossa, a three-mile stretch of white sand just south of Ibiza Town. But, you haven’t done Ibiza’s beaches justice until you’ve gone yachting along the coast. Villazzo offers chartered yachts should you desire an offshore view of the glorious Ibiza sunset while sitting back on an epic, bespoke water-tour. For those who want to venture further from land, Ibiza is ideal for snorkeling and diving. The national park of Las Salinas is a phenomenal diving site. Let Villazzo plan your seafaring adventures.

3. PARTY

Ibiza features some of the most well appointed nightclubs on earth. Popular mega-clubs on the island include Ushuaïa, Amnesia, Privilege, Underground, Destino, and Blue Marlin. Hot on our list are also Playa d’en Bossa on the eastern coast and San Antonia on the West. Deemed by many to be the party capital of the world, Ibiza welcomes Villazzo’s guests for exceptional all-day and all-night amusement. Our dedicated concierge team will see to it that your entertainment is tailored to perfection.

2. FINE DINE

Along with its reputation as a party island, Ibiza is well respected for its extraordinary restaurants. Local establishments know how to set the mood with both traditional and contemporary décor set against an unforgettable, natural backdrop. Amante Ibiza, Bambuddha, and Las Dos Lunas are just a few of the best establishments on the island. Order a local specialty such as “guisat de peix” – a hearty seafood stew with potato and garlic mayonnaise. And don’t forget to bring home some flavored sea salt. The island’s saltpans date back to 800BC.

1. RELAX

Master the art of doing nothing. Let us spoil you as you indulge in the comforts of your luxury villa. Our signature 5-Star VillaHotel Experience includes a lifestyle organized by your own private Hotel Manager and his expert team of hand-picked and uniformed staff whom we train in-house to pamper you full-time. Your personal in-villa butler/concierge, private chef, and on-call Villazzo limousine service are all included. Staying in has never been so fulfilling.

Consider this your next greatest escape, especially tailored and delivered to you by Villazzo. Your little white isle on the blue Mediterranean awaits.

Email villas@villazzo.com to book your villa today.

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we promise blue skies ahead with Villazzo!

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