ART BASEL & StarShop – Find Out Which America’s Next Top Model Headlined at Katsuya’s Art Basel Party!

By   |   January 1, 2018   |   Gals On The Town, Travel

Hi fellow DivaGals! It’s your girl Chanel Omari, your┬áStarShop correspondent! Last month, we packed up our bags and headed to Miami to cover Art Basel 2017 with StarShop┬á- and we’ve finally recovered enough to share our journies!

StarShop, from CEO Jim Morrison and COO┬áMarvin Segel who partnered with Sprint,┬áis the coolest mobile app, website and soon-to-be TV network that pairs original celebrity content with shopping – one of our favorite pastimes – and you can download the app on iTunes or Google Play!

Check out our exclusive coverage of all the stars, parties and fabulous outfits we wore while getting our art on! First up? Who we spotted at Katsuya!

America’s Next Top Model alum Shei Phan headlined the┬á”Art With Purpose x Katsuya Art Basel Party,” held in their VIP lounge on the second floor. Her collection “Pandanation” is breathtaking, and was one of my favorite art shows at Art Basel. It expresses who she is as a true artist, and encourages all of us to be our true selves.

Read more about her art in this exclusive interview on NaughtyGossip. This model artist touched all of us with her art and has a bright future ahead in the art world.

When you’re in Miami, you have to dine like a superstar. That’s just what we did, at the hottest Japanese restaurant in Miami!┬áKatsuya,┬álocated on the SLS Hotel South Beach property, is a coveted spot during Art Basel ’17, the town’s hottest time of year (take us back now). I can’t stop thinking about the melt like butter in your mouth sushi rolls and entrees.

Katsuya is a dream come true, thanks to owner Sam Nazarian who brings us Master Chef Katsuya UechiΓÇÖs fresh, modern take on Japanese classics, mixed with design icon Philippe StarckΓÇÖs sleek and sultry interiors to create a perfect pairing.

Me and my girls, our Divalicious EIC Delaina Dixon, who appears weekly on Celebrity Page; socialite and personality Anna Rothchild (pictured with me above) and comedian Carol J. Castillo, who has appeared on HBO’s Ballers, enjoyed a massive feast at the amazing hot spot. True Divas dine in class, which is Katsuya style all the way! It’s a great spot to take your girls out to celebrate for any occasion.

We enjoyed a plethora of Katsuya’s top tantalizing dishes – we’re not sure how we ate it all, but we DEVOURED it – it was that good!

Katsuya has an extensive menu of starters, soups, salads and main dishes. Just some of the deliciousness includes┬áSaut├⌐ed Shishito Peppers;┬áKatsuya Ceviche;┬áClassic Miso Soup,┬áHamachi Ponzu, thinly sliced yellowtail with white ponzu, serrano, and micro cilantro;┬áCrispy Rice with Spicy Tuna – that’s grilled sushi rice, topped with spicy tuna and jalape├▒o; and┬áWagyu Gyoza with ginger scallion dressing, pickled serrano and micro cilantro.

Of course, Katsuya has every type of roll imaginable. We suggest trying the┬áHamachi Sizzle Roll stuffed with avocado and cucumber, topped with seared hamachi and sesame oil and the┬áSpecial Katsuya Roll with tuna, yellowtail, salmon, scallop, crab and avocado wrapped with rice, soy paper, and cucumber, served with wasabi ponzu on the side … who we kidding? Try them all!

With more than ten locations worldwide, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, South Beach, and Kuwait City, KatsuyaΓÇÖs trademark award-winning cuisine and bold design is an international empire. Using only the freshest ingredients, Chef Uechi crafts dishes with a modern twist and elegance, paired with signature cocktails and an extensive sake list that makes you feel fresh and light.

For more info on Katsuya and to book a reservation, visit or

For more information on StarShop, visit their website

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