Inside Haute Living’s Luxe & Leisure Weekend At Brickell City Centre 2019

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Haute Living took over the Brickell City Centre for its Luxe & Leisure Weekend, debuting a specially-curated lineup of luxury activations throughout three days, tapping into the timepiece, auto, fashion, real estate and culinary industries.

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Throughout the mall, a jaw-dropping curation of over $20M worth of prized automobiles were on display. Lamborghini Miami flaunted some of their most in-demand supercars, including the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder, Lamborghini Huracán Coupe and the Lamborghini URUS. These cars drew in hundreds of onlookers and admirers throughout the weekend, captivating the scene right in front of Block A, anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue. In block B in front of Acqua di Parma, We are Curated displayed two covetable vintage automobiles—a Lamborghini LM002 and Mercedes-Benz convertible 300SL. And finally, in block C, anchored by La Centrale, Barry Skolnick‘s brand-new Ikonick Motors made its first public debut, showcasing an enviable lineup of his collectibles including a McLaren Senna, Ferrari F12 TDF and an orange Maserati MC12.

Ikonick Motors
Ikonick Motors

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On Friday night, the weekend kicked off with a private cocktail + dinner with Ulysse Nardin and Swire Properties, where the luxury Swiss watchmaker launched its newest timepiece, the Skeleton X Magma, making its first U.S. debut. The red, super light carbon fiber timepiece was a showstopper, as guests got to see the timepiece in person for the first time ever. After a cocktail in the midst of Barry Skolnick’s supercars and in front of the Westime boutique, guests moved upstairs for a private dinner in Reach Residence’s penthouse 4203. Here, they enjoyed a gourmet dinner from MG Events and sips of Cristal and Louis Roederer Champagne. During the dinner, Haute Living honored Barry Skolnick as the philanthropist of the year, and commemorated him with a special video clip, proclamation from the city of Miami, artwork from Eternity Gallery and a plaque honoring his commitment to the city following his generous donation of the Skolnick Surgical Tower at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Missy Brody, Barry Skolnick and Alexandre Sarfati
Missy Brody, Barry Skolnick and Alexandre Sarfati

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Saturday continued the action as Haute Living and Ulysse Nardin opened the pop-up VIP lounge in front of Saks at Brickell City Centre, which was decked out with Ulysse Nardin branding, showcasing some of their most beloved collections of the moment. Guests got to enjoy gourmet passed bites from MG Events, sips of Whispering Angel Rosé, Jaja Tequila and specialty cocktails, as well as lively DJ beats and luxurious accommodations.

'Fearless in Fashion' Panelists
‘Fearless in Fashion’ Panelists

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At 3 p.m., Haute Living Fashion Director Deyvanshi Masrani kicked off the first panel with the ‘Fearless in Fashion’ panel inside Saks Fifth Avenue. The panel featured Miami’s leading ladies in fashion, including entrepreneur Adrienne Bosh, celebrity stylist Calyann Barnett, actress Gabrielle Anwar, beauty and fashion guru and Hochstein MedSpa owner Lisa Hochstein, six-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Pamela Silva and General Manager/VP Saks Fifth Avenue Ramona Messore. Following the panel, the ladies hosted a shopping event where 10-percent of proceeds benefitted the Make-A-Wish South Florida Foundation.

Haute Residence 'Leading Agents of Downtown Miami' Panelists
Haute Residence ‘Leading Agents of Downtown Miami’ Panelists

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Following, Haute Residence hosted the Leading Agents of Downtown Miami real estate panel at the Amenities Deck of Rise Residences, with panelists Craig Studnicky of ISG; Harvey Daniels of Sotheby’s International Realty; Cecilia Hinojosa of Douglas Elliman; Mangus Jennemyr of Engel & Völkers; Andres Larin of Compass. The experts discussed the current state of the Miami real estate market, with particular emphasis on downtown Miami. Following, guests moved upstairs for the Haute Residence and Haute Beauty Network cocktail party, hosted in one of Rise Residences’ gorgeous penthouses.

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Sunday finished out the weekend strong, as Haute Living, Prestige Imports/Lamborghini Miami and Ulysse Nardin opened the day with a closing brunch in front of Saks Fifth Avenue. The guest of honor was Miami Heat star Justise Winslow, who came to celebrate with his family. The brunch served as a kick-off to his upcoming charity event for Robin’s House Family Foundation, where Haute Living helped curate generous donations for auction items. The organization seeks to help guide children and young adults to find their highest potential through education, recreation and community outreach.

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Donations included a gorgeous ‘ArtBox’ by Project ERTH painting from Avant Gallery, as well as paintings from David Rosen Galleries by Giuseppe Ferlito; a trip to the Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation’s headquarters from founder Eduardo Serio; a $10K package from Lamborghini Miami, where guests can have the ultimate luxury experience with the supercars; a $2K donation from Dr. Rian Maercks towards Robin’s House; and Ulysse Nardin, as well as Prestige Imports, pledged to donate 10-percent of proceeds from any purchase to the Foundation.

Justise Winslow
Justise Winslow and Brett David

Following the heartwarming charitable portion of the event, Haute Time launched the final panel discussion of the weekend with the ‘Keepers of Time’ panel, featuring a handful of avid watch collectors as panelists, including Prestige Imports CEO Brett David, Chapman Ducote, Ulysse Nardin U.S. President François-Xavier Hotier, Nadav Benimetzky and Avery Andon. The watch collectors discussed their love of timepieces, favorite personal watches, trends of the industry, what they look for when buying a watch and more.

'Keepers of Time' Panel
‘Keepers of Time’ Panel

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Following the last panel, the guests enjoyed closing the afternoon in the VIP Lounge, as well as a private cocktail at the Westime boutique. Additionally, attendees strolled throughout the mall, taking advantage of other weekend-only opportunities such as custom men’s fittings at Kiton, special gift-with-purchase opportunities at Coach, new fragrance launches at Diptyque, specials at Suit Supply and more.

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It was a wonderful weekend of luxury at one of Miami’s most iconic destinations, the Brickell City Centre. For more information on the stunning mall and its offerings, please visit its site here.

Skeleton X Magma Timepiece
Skeleton X Magma Timepiece

Luxe & LeisurePhoto Credit: Romain Maurice

Eduardo SerioPhoto Credit: Romain Maurice

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Justise Winslow
Justise Winslow

 

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