Yesterday evening, while Raul De Molina was hosting his unofficial kickoff party for Art Basel, Veuve Clicquot Champagne was hosting its own unofficial kickoff party for Design Miami, a different, but no less important, art exhibition that take place in conjunction with Art Basel. Craig Robins, principal of Design Miami, and Vanessa Kay, vice president of Veuve Clicquot, hosted this event, a hopping “Beach BBQ” at the Tiki Bar at Soho Beach House. The members-only Soho Beach House opened up its doors to non-members for the exclusive event, which seemed to endlessly refill Champagne glasses as it continued on long after the event’s called-for 11 p.m. end time.
Guests included recording artist Pharrell Williams, DJ Mia Moretti, Vice Mayor Michael Gongora, Sabina Belli, global marketing director for Veuve Clicquot, Christine Kaculis, director of communications for Veuve Clicquot USA, Robert & Enid Kay, Trudy & Paul Cejas and many more.
Veuve Clicquot is also gearing up for Design Miami today by unveiling the latest in sleep technology, a combination design/science project that they call “Once Upon A Dream.” Created by famed designer Mathieu Lehanneur, the exhibit will afford guests the opportunity to experience this revolutionary sleeping space that encompasses the ideal sleeping arrangements for all five senses.
Vanessa Kay, Donae Burston, Sabina Belli
Vanessa Kay & Mathieu Lehanneur
Pharrel, Sabina Belli, Mathieu Lehanneur
Craig Robins & Mathieu Lehanneur
Craig Robins & Mia Moretti
Craig Robins and guests
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