Heat Nation took over Miami’s chic Italian eatery, Cipriani, Sunday, November 15th for Amar’e Stoudemire’s birthday. The six-time NBA All-Star was joined by close friends, family, teammates, and members of the Miami Heat family. Haute Living was honored to host a full house of Heat elite with team owner Micky Arison, president Pat Riley and head coach Erik Spoelstra all in attendance. Teammates Chris Anderson, Udonis Haslem, and Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union also joined Amar’e in celebration. The overwhelming love and support from the entire Miami Heat association and Amar’e’s family & friends was felt by all – and filled the room with with much more than just celebrities and notables.
Grammy Award-winning producer Timbaland and rapper Ace Hood were among the guests who were met with delicious Zacapa rum cocktails drinks in hand as they arrived at the restaurant. Guests also sipped on Domaine Bertaud Belieu wines as they mingled and nibbled on hors d’ oeuvres. Arturo Fuente Cigars was on deck hand-rolling cigars for the star-studded crowd. The Ferrari 458 Spider, the first car to ever combine a mid-rear engine and retractable hard top, was proudly on display for guests to admire and take photos with.
After the delectable dinner by Cipriani chef Piero Minnicucci, the best part of any birthday celebration began: gifts! Heat players and owners chipped in and gifted Amar’e Hublot’s 25th anniversary Miami Heat watch.
“To celebrate its partnership with NBA’s Miami Heat, Hublot created the Hublot 25th Anniversary Miami HEAT collection, limited to 25 pieces. The men’s watch, featured, is 44mm in diameter and contains a HUB 4100 self-winding chronograph movement. The case is polished and satin-finished black ceramic with a microblasted black ceramic bezel. The dial contains an exclusive 25th anniversary Miami HEAT emblem at nine o’clock.”
The gifts did not end there! Zacapa rum presented Amar’e with a personally engraved bottle of Zacapa XO.
Local artist Joey Goldman, or Gold Man, son of Wynwood visionary Tony Goldman, presented Amar’e with an incredible piece of work from his “Galaxy” series. All in all the night was a memorable one, and possibly Haute Living’s most successful Heat team-up to date. Haute Living was more than pleased with the wonderful Heat turnout and hopes Amar’e and the entire Heat organization was as well.