With that in mind, she opened the Yeelen Gallery, which in 2011 moved to its current 12,000-plus-square-foot space in Little Haiti (where her artist husband, Jerome Soimaud, had been painting the locals for years). Its mission: to “promote the African diaspora,” i.e., showcase the ties of local arts (from visual to culinary) to the continent. To shop “the best selection of Alaïa outside of France,” Ferguson-Soimaud frequents Miami standby The Webster; for statement pumps by Paul Andrew and Gianvito Rossi, it’s shoe boutique Capretto. Her respite from the often overwhelming Art Basel scene? A visit to the sculpture-filled Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, plus a hearty helping of Haitian griot (a spicy fried-pork dish) at 30-year-old standby Chez Le Bebe.