Our annual Haute 100 list is a compilation of the most influential individuals in business, technology, fashion and other top industries. We don’t have to search far to find the 100 most intriguing and successful people in Miami, but it can be quite a task to keep up with them. As such, a yearly update simply isn’t enough.
Scottie Pippen’s Surprise Birthday Bash with Michael Jordan and More
Ever the devoted wife, Larsa Pippen hosted an intimate surprise birthday celebration for husband and NBA Great Scottie Pippen in Chicago at Sunda Restaurant & Lounge. The well-attended event, which drew in the likes of former teammate Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls President Michael Reinsdorf and wife Nancy, Domenico and Julie Vacca, former NBA player Antoine Walker, NBC sports commentator and former NFL running back Ahmad Rashad, Nazir Mohammad, Sam Vincent and William Wesley, had guests sipping Grey Goose cocktails, noshing on a custom Allince Bakery birthday cake and dancing until the wee hours of the morning.
Alejandro Sanz Nominated for Two Latin Grammys
Haute 100 lister Alejandro Sanz is recognized worldwide for his unique, sultry voice, and his recent record “No Me Compares” has reached incredible heights on the billboard charts. And now the international sensation has been awarded two Latin Grammy nominees for “Song of the Year” (for his aforementioned smash hit) and “Record of the Year” for new album “La Musica No Se Toca.”
Lea Black Hosts Girls Night Out in Boca Raton
On October 3, Haute 100 lister and Real Housewives of Miami star Lea Black, along with Elaine Lancaster, hosted a Girls Night Out event in Boca Raton at Stephane’s American & French Cuisine. Each of the ladies arrived at Stephane’s in a Mercedes S-550 courtesy of Aventura Worldwide Limo Service.
Some 300 RHOM fans showed up for the event, which treated attendees to 2-4-1 drinks, luxury supercar displays from Lamborghini Palm Beach, a high-end apparel display from Alene Too boutique and makeup applications by Blow and Go salon.
Dwyane Wade’s Whirlwind Week in Miami
We all know Dwyane Wade the Miami HEAT star and NBA Champion, but these days top tier athletes like Wade are dribbling a lot more than basketballs. From fashion to charity, Wade’s celebrity is crossing boundaries and the star recently hosted and attended three separate, back-to-back fashion-related events in Miami. On Monday, September 24, Wade played host to an intimate Versace dinner for some 50 VIPs at SLS Hotel’s Hyde Beach, co-hosted by Haute Living. Two days later, the W South Beach Hotel and Residences was the chosen venue for a star-studded event celebrating the launch of Swiss timepiece manufacturer Hublot’s ‘305’ edition: a model dedicated entirely to the city of Miami. As a brand ambassador, Wade and girlfriend Gabrielle Union made guest appearances to celebrate the occasion, as did teammates Udonis Haslem, James Jones, Mario Chalmers, Juwan Howard and more. And finally, September 27 marked Wade’s first-ever fashion event, emceed by Today Show fashion correspondent Jill Martin. A night on the Runwade treated local tastemakers to cocktails, dinner and a runway presentation featuring looks by Dsquared2, Versace and The Webster.
LeBron James Leaves Creative Artists Agency
Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is world-renowned as one of the top international talent agencies, and artists under the CAA umbrella once included Miami HEAT star and 2012 NBA Champion LeBron James.
But that’s no longer the case
James recently revealed that he will be parting ways with longtime agent Leon Rose, and instead will be joining friend Rich Paul’s newly-founded agency along with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Tristan Thompson and Jonny Flynn.