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A few weeks ago, I flew down to Miami for Art Basel.

Wait, let's back up a minute. To simply say "I flew down" to Miami would be a sorely misleading. Why? There was no long cab ride to JFK. There was no security line. There was no fighting over overhead bin space. There was no awkward middle seat with zero leg space.

And don't get me wrong. I'm not necessarily complaining about any of the above (OK, maybe I am with the middle seat part), but in all reality, the fact I can travel at all for work, is something I don't take for granted, long, traffic-riddled cab rides to JFK and all. But when a private jet flight comes through your email inbox, well, your ears perk up by about 10 miles. And your bags magically pack themselves.

So back to Miami for Art Basel and this "no ordinary" flight -- my friends over at Fohr put together several trips every year, in partnership with NetJets (as you might have guessed a private jet company) and Four Seasons, usually to some place warm. I've had a handful of my good friends go on their previous trips and it always looks as fabulous as it sounds. Private jet for a long warm weekend getaway -- always sounds nice when New York's wind chill factor is bringing you way down. This year, they invited some of my favorite ladies (hello Sai and Helena) and yours truly for an Art Basel weekend at the stunning Four Seasons Downtown Miami Hotel. While the trip was short (Miami trips always are, aren't they?), we did happen to take advantage of the warm weather, incredible ocean front views and relaxed at the painfully chic spa at the Four Seasons Surf Club (if you get the chance, definitely visit this new property -- it's a work of hotel art in the truest sense).

The piece de resistance of the trip though? The infamous Four Seasons Pop Down party did not disappoint. Mainly because it was on the most incredible mega yacht docked at the harbor. Multiple stories, Michelin-star worthy cuisine, a fully Hermes leather staircase -- the details to this yacht were just unreal.

Huge thanks to the NetJets, Four Seasons and Fohr teams for having me -- definitely one of my favorite trips in recent memory!

Photos by James Nord