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Don't Miss: Great White Sharks, White Truffles & Art Basel in Miami

  By SABINE HELLER   Oct 23rd 2013 at 6:00AM Lifestyle RATED
Sabine Heller

Sabine Heller

Sabine Heller has 15 years of experience in media and luxury and is president and CEO of members-only travel and lifestyle club ASMALLWORLD. Sabine is editor-at-large at Purple Fashion Magazine and Vogue Italia, and loves to travel, cook, write and take photographs, which are published on her blog, No Pictures Please.

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A snapshot from Art Basel Miami Beach 2010. Image courtesy: Reuters


No matter where in the world you are, you can make the most of what's left of the year. Don't prepare for winter depression just yet. Be bold and make plans to check out at least one of the events listed below:

For Art Lovers

FIAC Paris, Paris, France

 

October 24 - 27, 2013

With 184 galleries signed on in its 40th year, FIAC appears to be strong than ever. In the unlikely event that the art fails to impress, the city is sure to compensate. The fair is situated in the heart of Paris: there are displays at the Grand Palais, the CourCarrèe of the Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens. If that's simply not enough art, there is a list of smaller exhibitions throughout the city on the FIAC website. For dates, a list of exhibitors and information on tickets, click here.

Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

November 7 - 10, 2013

Contemporary Istanbul is only celebrating its eighth year, but it's already a major player on the art scene. As the largest contemporary art fair in Turkey, the event tends to reflect the artistic life of the country. Featuring 92 galleries from 21 countries with outstanding works by more than 650 international and Turkish artists. For more information on tickets, venues and past exhibitors click here. Also check out ASW's Istanbul City Guide for places to stay, dine and play while there.

Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, Florida

December 5 - 8, 2013

Art Basel Miami Beach is called the most important (and most fun) art event in the United States. More than 250 international galleries, displaying the works of more than 2,000 contemporary artists, will make their way to the Miami this year. But it isn't just the art that attracts the crowds. Art Basel Miami Beach is also a notorious art-crowd party scene. With art on display so near the beach (and in December), who can blame them? For more information on the galleries exhibiting this year and visitor information, click here.

For Culinary Connoisseurs

83rd International White Truffle Fair of Alba, Alba, Italy

Until November 17, 2013

The annual White Truffle Fair, or the Fiera del TartufoBiancod'Alba, is a celebration of all things truffle-the Piedmont region is said to produce the most coveted (and most expensive) white truffles found anywhere in the world. Each weekend in October and the first two weekends in November, the city fills with food enthusiasts and world renowned chefs there to haggle at the world's largest truffle auction and market. There is something for everyone though-theatre and musical performances, art sales and more. Click here for more information.

For Outdoor Fanatics

Gansbaai Great White Shark Tours, Gansbaai, South Africa

Technically it's not autumn in the southern hemisphere, but some happenings are just too unique to leave out. The Gansbaai Great White Shark Tour (once the Great White Shark Festival) celebrates a true victor of evolution. Whereas man has undergone many evolutionary changes (not all for the better, some might argue), the great white shark has remained unchanged for nearly 300 million years. The goal of the Gansbaai Great White Shark Tours is educate and inform visitors about one of the most misunderstood creatures in existence. For more information, click here.

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