Miami Haute 100 Update: Gary Nader

Gary Nader Bring s Masterpieces From The Berardo Collection To Miami

For the opening night socialites and collectors showed up to drink and take in the collection full of important Miro’s, Warhols, Basquiats, Koons and Picassos. Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado was also on hand to present the Key to the City to Portuguese collector Comendador Joe Berardo for bringing his amazing $500,000,000 collection to Miami. Berardo is considered one the worlds finest with premier examples of modern and contemporary art. The works are being shown on the sprawling second floor of Gary Nader Fine Art, and curated by the famous dealer as well. The show opened December 5th and will run through the end of March at Gary Nader Fine Art in Wynwood.

  ‘We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.’

Stewart Rahr Gives $25,000 to Sailing Heals

At an exclusive Panerai Watch event in Bal Harbour, Florida, the billionaire stepped up to the plate and phoned in a $25,000 donation to Sailing Heals. The event was held in the Italian watch brand’s boutique and was celebrating Haute Living Publisher Kamal Hotchandani for his own philanthropic efforts with the charity, which takes underprivileged youth and military veterans out on the water for a healing day of sailing in classic sailboats. In addition to spending his own time and money, Hotchendani has been instrumental at getting friends with deep pockets, like Rarh involved.

Rahr, a former pharmaceutical magnate, is the largest single donor to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This spring their 10,000th wish will be in his honor and will be celebrated with an over-the-top fete with his closest friends and performances by artists like Lionel Richie. Alicia Keys and Andrea Bocelli. “I love the children and I fully intend to head to Miami for a day of sailing with them,” says Rahr. This generous donation to Sailing Heals comes on the heels of a recent $100,000 donation to the Hurricane Sandy relief fund and a whopping $7,000,000 gift to cancer research. “There is a Winston Churchhill quote I try to live by, ‘We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.”

Jorge Perez Plans to Move In to His Own Development at One Ocean

Jorge Perez, Miami’s leading builder, recently opened up One Ocean, his latest condo project. One Ocean is an eight-story luxury building located in Miami Beach’s South-of-Fifth neighborhood. Perez reportedly loved the way his development turned out so much, he’s keeping an ultra modern penthouse for himself where he will reside, at least part-time, with his family. The unit Perez is moving into is 3200 square feet with four bedrooms. Yabu Pushelberg is expected to design the space and will work with Perez’s design objective, which is a relaxed beachy look what will incorporate overstuffed white couches, lightcolored wood, and lots of art. Perez is moving away from traditional furnishings, in favor of more contemporary things. “My way of life has changed. Before, perhaps from insecurity, or my background, I was living in the ways I remembered,” Perez exclusively told The Wall Street Journal. Perez will continue to keep their two other homes as well: One in a townhouse in Park City, Utah, and a penthouse in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Jeffrey Soffer Survives Fatal Helicopter Crash

On Thanksgiving Day, a devastating helicopter crash involving Turnberry Associates CEO Jeffery Soffer occurred just outside an exclusive resort in the Bahamas. As the helicopter was attempting to land, the pilot lost control and crashed at Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club on Great Guana Cay in the Abacos island chain. Out of the five passengers that were onboard, the co-pilot was the only one who suffered fatality from the blades of the helicopter. The pilot survived with major injuries, and the three remaining passengers were flung from the chopper, but survived the crash and were flown back to the United States by a private jet. Jeffrey Soffer, who is known for owning The Fontainebleau Hotel and dating Elle Macpherson, was one of the three passengers on the flight. While the executive managed to walk away with only bruises, a full investigation into the crash was launched the Bahamian Minister of Transport and Aviation.

Al Malnik gives $1,000,000 to Make-A-Wish at Intercontinental Gala

Lifetime Benefactors Al and Nancy Malnik presented a record-breaking $1,000,000 check at the 18th Annual Make-A-Wish Gala. The gift was to establish the Malnik Family Wish Fund. The monies will grant wishes “in perpetuity” to children with life-threatening diseases. Al’s son Shareef, served as the Gala’s host for the eighth consecutive year while girlfriend and Burn Notice actress Gabrielle Anwar emceed the live auction to great effect. Highlights of the lavish Bollywood-themed gala included a very fun pre-recorded video of Anwar and Malnik attempting ballet at the Miami City Ballet and a flash mob in which guests pulled peach-colored sashes from their seats and waived them in unison to “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)” from Slumdog Millionaire.

Notable names in attendance included Christian Slater with girlfriend Brittany Lopez, Kardashian Kharacter Jonathan Cheban, “Real Housewives” Lisa Hochstein and über-philanthropists Sanford Ziff and Lady Beatrice Clancy. Afterwards, the younger set joined new arrivals at the Intercontinental Make-A-Wish Nightclub, which was hosted by Michael Capponi and featured a crazy runway show by Traver Rains. All summed, the event raised $1.6 million dollars from generous donors.