Miky and Leticia Grendene have one rule when it comes to hosting: Keep it simple.
“If guests feel comfortable, their experience will be more memorable,” Miky says. “There is nothing better than sharing time with friends, drinking great wine, enjoying great food, and laughing together.”
That same spirit animates Casa Tua
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“Every room has its own character—there’s a mix of different styles and a combination of what we love,” Miky says. “We love to travel, so there are pieces we’ve collected from the various places we’ve visited.”
Miky and Leticia describe the style of their house as timeless and informed by their personalities. Miky often invites guests to help cook in a kitchen that is fit for food lovers. “I want them to feel like family,” he says. A piano and conga drums—for when dinner inevitably transitions into a late-night jam session—are at the ready in the corner of the family room.
The couple is passionate about art and show off their collection proudly. A large photograph by Vik Muniz hangs above the house’s foyer, and photographs by Horst P. Horst and Fritz Henle, among others, are displayed prominently throughout the home.
For Art Basel, the couple will be hosting their own exhibition at Casa Tua called “71%”—named to indicate the amount of space oceans cover on earth, to raise awareness about the effects of climate change. On display will be a selection of artworks about the ocean and water, by artists such as Lynn Davis, Nick Brandt, Herb Ritts, and Muniz. Sale proceeds will benefit Global Wildlife Conservation.
And after Art Basel? You can be sure to find Miky with the person he will always call his dream dinner guest—Leticia.