Inside Haute Living Miami’s Annual Haute 100 Dinner at Palm Court

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MIAMI, FL - MAY 16: Emilio Estefan attends the Haute Living Miami's Annual Haute 100 Dinner Presented By Hublot And Prestige Imports at Miami Design District Palm Court on May 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Romain Maurice/Getty Images for Haute Living)
MIAMI, FL – MAY 16: Emilio Estefan attends the Haute Living Miami’s Annual Haute 100 Dinner Presented By Hublot And Prestige Imports at Miami Design District Palm Court on May 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Romain Maurice

Haute Living celebrated its annual Haute 100 evening honoring the 100 most powerful and influential members of Miami with a special dinner in the Miami Design District’s Palm Court with partners Hublot, Prestige Imports, JetSmarter, Douglas Elliman, Armand de Brignac and Yvonne Rose.

MIAMI, FL - MAY 16: Pagani Luxury sport car at Haute Living Miami's Annual Haute 100 Dinner Presented By Hublot And Prestige Imports at Miami Design District Palm Court on May 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Romain Maurice/Getty Images for Haute Living)
MIAMI, FL – MAY 16: Pagani Luxury sport car at Haute Living Miami’s Annual Haute 100 Dinner Presented By Hublot And Prestige Imports at Miami Design District Palm Court on May 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Romain Maurice
Lamborghini Aventador SPhoto Credit: World Red Eye

As guests entered the fête, they were greeted by a gorgeous display of Prestige Imports‘ finest fast toys, including a white Lamborghini Aventador S and a black Pagani Huayra, as they made their way toward the red carpet where Miami’s elite was mixing and mingling with cocktails and gourmet Cuban bites from the newly-opened Estefan Kitchen.

 

Kamal Hotchandani, Chris Bosh, & Jean-Francois Sberro
Kamal Hotchandani, Chris Bosh, & Jean-Francois Sberro

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Guests on the prestigious Haute 100 list include Miami’s greatest athletes, philanthropists, developers, entrepreneurs, creatives, hospitality power players and more. Attendees included Emilio Estefan, Loren and JR RidingerMike and Alicia PiazzaChris and Adrienne BoshJay Ajayi, Hublot President of North America Jean-Francois Sberro, Prestige Imports CEO Brett David, JetSmarter CEO Sergey Petrossov, Shareef Malnik and Gabrielle AnwarRick De La CroixJay Parker, Edgardo and Ana Cristina DefortunaKeith and Evelyn Menin, David and Christy MartinDavid and Isabela Grutman, John Simonian, Larsa Pippen, Yvonne Rosemeir and more, as well as actor Carlos Ponce and Latin singer Jencarlos Canela.

MIAMI, FL - MAY 16: Mike and Alicia Piazza attend the Haute Living Miami's Annual Haute 100 Dinner Presented By Hublot And Prestige Imports at Miami Design District Palm Court on May 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida.
MIAMI, FL – MAY 16: Mike and Alicia Piazza attend the Haute Living Miami’s Annual Haute 100 Dinner Presented By Hublot And Prestige Imports at Miami Design District Palm Court on May 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Romain Maurice

Loren Ridinger & JR Ridinger
Loren Ridinger & JR Ridinger

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MIAMI, FL - MAY 16: Armand de Brignac champagne bottle at Haute Living Miami's Annual Haute 100 Dinner Presented By Hublot And Prestige Imports at Miami Design District Palm Court on May 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida.
MIAMI, FL – MAY 16: Armand de Brignac champagne bottle at Haute Living Miami’s Annual Haute 100 Dinner Presented By Hublot And Prestige Imports at Miami Design District Palm Court on May 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Romain Maurice

Dinner was served amidst the world’s most luxurious brand’s boutiques in Palm Court, featuring a grand seven-course selection of authentic Cuban dishes catered by Estefan Kitchen. Guests enjoyed sips of Armand de Brignac Rosé to the musical performance of the French Caravan and later a set by DJ Arkitekt.

Shawn Kolodmy, Kamal Hotchandani, Emilio Estefan, & Brett David
Shawn Kolodmy, Kamal Hotchandani, Emilio Estefan, & Brett David

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Toward the end of the evening, special honoree Emilio Estefan was called to the stage as Haute Living presented him and his wife Gloria with the Miami Legacy Award for the couple’s continued success and contribution to making Miami the great city that it is today. After a highlight reel of the power couple’s greatest endeavors, Haute Living CEO Kamal Hotchandani called Brett David and artist Shawn Kolodny to stage to present a special painting created of Gloria and Emilio to the music mogul.

Paul Gerben painting
Paul Gerben painting

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The breathtaking painting depicts their Presidential Medal of Freedom photo, along with elements of the Emilio Estefan Haute Living cover story incorporated into the design, which told its own story. They were also presented with a second beautiful painting by artist Paul Gerben. Each painting captivated the pinnacle of the couple’s success, and also the great love of their marriage.

Tayo Adewon, Jay Ajayi, & Archie Dury
Tayo Adewon, Jay Ajayi, & Archie Dury

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Philip Goldfarb, America Miranda, Isabela Rangel Grutman, & David Grutman
Philip Goldfarb, America Miranda, Isabela Rangel Grutman, & David Grutman

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In his following speech, Estefan explained why he loves Miami. “We love you guys, and the one thing I realize about Miami is that a lot of us have grown together for many years, and rather than being envious of each other, we feel proud of each other, and that’s what Miami is all about.”

haute 100 atmosphere
haute 100 atmosphere

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After a final toast to the evening and one more set from the French Caravan, guests departed the beautiful night with special gift bags including the Arancia di Capri mini hatbox fragrance from Acqua di Parma, jewelry from Yvonne Rose, Haute Living Haute 100 magazines and gifts from Douglas Elliman.

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