To usher in Super Bowl LI, Haute Living, LOUIS XIII, Hublot and Rolls-Royce hosted a weekend of luxury in Houston with guest of honor Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns’ legendary fullback at the stunning estate of Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia.
Among those who came together to mark the night were Brown’s wife Monique, KHOU news anchor Rekha Muddaraj and her husband, spine surgeon Dr. Neil Badlani, CEO of Haute Media Group Kamal Hotchandani, Vice President of LOUIS XIII – Americas Yves de Launay, Sabine Brown and Tamara Grove from Rolls-Royce, business mogul and owner of Krohn Racing team, Tracy Krohn and wife Lori, former NFL player Ronnie Lott, philanthropists Susan and Mike Plank as well as Sharyn Outtrim, executive vice president of PrimeSport.
Hosted at the century-old home of Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia, the notable attendees enjoyed a three-course dinner, fixed by Jackson & Co. Catering, which took place both on the sprawling second floor and at the 14,000-bottle wine cellar of the house. The beverage list boasted a 1961 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac, a 1966 Chateau Calon-Segur Medoc, a Caymus and a 1966 Chateau Haut-Brion, all from Dr. Bhatia’s private collection, and century-old cognac LOUIS XIII, which provided for a special toast.
As plates and glasses emptied, Brown spoke about his work in uplifting inner cities and correcting the prison system. After dinner, a silent auction garnered $50,000 for Brown’s Amer-I-Can foundation, which fights gang violence and helps individuals reach their full potential. The bid items included a Bradley Theodore painting of a Rolls-Royce, which went to Muddaraj and Badlani for $10,000, a $7,500 Masters experience, donated by Outtrim, an Ohio Browns experience for $7,500 and a $5,000 Gun and Roses guitar, signed by Slash.
Aside from warming up for the game and supporting Brown’s cause, guests also enjoyed two exquisite displays. Rolls-Royce featured a Dawn model and a Ghost Black Badge, which ferried Brown to the event, while Hublot exhibited some 20 pieces of its Classic Fusion and Big Bang collections.
Wine Cellar at Bhatia private estate
Monique and Jim Brown, Ronnie Lott and Yves de Launay
Ronnie Lott and Jim Brown
Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia
guests at dinner
guests at dinner
Yves De Launay during LOUIS XIII moment
Rekha Muddaraj and Dr. Neil Badlani (middle) with their Bradley Theodore painting
Mike and Susan Plank (left), Lori and Tracy Krohn (middle), Gina and Devinder Bhatia