My Miami: Elizabeth Withstandley
The artist, film-maker and the co-founder of Locust Projects, Miami shares her favourite spots
By Victoria Stapley-Brown. From Art Basel Miami Beach daily edition
Published online: 07 December 2013
One museum I always visit: When Locust Projects began in 1998, we rented a warehouse in Wynwood so that we would be near the Rubell Family Collection. It’s one of my favourite art collections in the US.
A “secret” Florida art venue: Coral Castle in Homestead [the stone sculptures, below, built by the eccentric Edward Leedskalnin] is an installation from a different era. There is something so intriguing about people who need to create something and spend their lives doing it.
My favourite place to eat: The Last Carrot in Coconut Grove makes the best veggie pitta sandwich around, with an amazing dressing that makes me wish I lived a bit closer.
My favourite place for a drink: Fox’s Lounge on US1 in South Miami. It has a dark, vintage 1960s-looking lounge that you can get lost in and sit unnoticed among a blend of local folk and a few University of Miami students.
My favourite leisure activity: Miami has a great number of thrift stores that have unbelievable treasures in them. Florida became an oasis for old people and they live on in the thrift stores.
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