Haute Living Honors Jimmy Butler With XO At 1 Hotel South Beach

Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler

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Haute Living and XO gathered together at the gorgeous 1 Hotel South Beach‘s Habitat restaurant to honor the Miami Heat‘s newest star player, Jimmy Butler. The NBA small forward/shooting guard graced the cover of Haute Living Miami’s October/November 2019 issue, sharing his plans of bringing the heat to Miami this season.

“Right now, my job is just to hoop, to work hard and help us win as many games as possible. Starting October 23, I will do that. It’s only a matter of time before I show everybody that I’m for real, that this was a good move for me,” Butler shared during the exclusive interview.

Kamal Hotchandani, Jimmy Butler and Francois-Xavier Hotier
Kamal Hotchandani, Jimmy Butler and Francois-Xavier Hotier

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In anticipation of the season opener just two days away, Butler showed up to the intimate affair to celebrate the cover launch, as well as his introduction to Miami. He arrived at the party looking stylish as ever, dressed in a slick black suit with floral accents and round, tinted shades. He graciously shook the hands of event attendees and posed for photos before taking his seat to dinner, where Chef Thanawat prepared a deliciously-indulgent meal for the occasion.

Wayne Boich, Jimmy Butler
Wayne Boich, Jimmy Butler

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Attendees enjoyed mouth-watering dishes from Habitat, where Chef Thanawat joined only six months ago, completely revamping the menu. Dinner highlights included a Spicy Tuna tartare, Truffle Kale Salad and Seasonal Beet Salad to start; followed by a Spicy Garlic Rice, 14 oz. Meyer Farms Prime NY Strip Steak, Lake Meadows Farm Roasted Chicken and Ora King Salmon for mains. The meal was paired deliciously with a lust-worthy collection of vintage wines that were brought in for the special occasion.

Mari Crowley and Jimmy Butler
Mari Crowley and Jimmy Butler

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Prior to dessert, Haute Living CEO Kamal Hotchandani stood up to toast Butler, as Haute Living presented a special piece of artwork created by Mari Crowley in honor of the cover debut. The stunning, large-scale acrylic painting depicted his cover image, as well as some of Butler’s passions (basketball, fashion, cars etc.) and the words “Winning is Everything,” pulled from his cover story. Butler was elated by the special gift, and took the moment to thank the room for coming to celebrate him. “I’m honored to be here and it’s amazing to think that this little guy from Texas would be gracing a cover like this today. It’s amazing to be embraced like this in Miami and you guys haven’t seen me play yet!” he exclaimed, as the room erupted into laughter and applause.

Jimmy Butler, Kamal Hotchandani, John Lee and Steve Stowe
Jimmy Butler, Kamal Hotchandani, John Lee and Steve Stowe

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After some more photos and a delicious plate of sweet pastries for dessert, guests departed the evening as Butler left to rest up for the big night on Wednesday. He will make his official Miami Heat career debut on Wednesday, October 23rd at the AmericanAirlines Arena against the Memphis Grizzlies at 7:30 p.m.

Michelle Lynn Judd, Radmilla Lolly and Deyvanshi Masrani
Michelle Lynn Judd, Radmilla Lolly and Deyvanshi Masrani

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Jimmy Butler dinnerPhoto Credit: Romain Maurice

Jimmy Butler and Chef Thanawat
Jimmy Butler and Chef Thanawat

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Jimmy Butler, Darryl Omar, Khalila Beavers, Shante Ward and Reggie Ifeanyani
Jimmy Butler, Darryl Omar, Khalila Beavers, Shante Ward and Reggie Ifeanyani

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Dennis and Mari Crowley, Ana and Sean Wolfington
Dennis and Mari Crowley, Ana and Sean Wolfington

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Herzberg family
Sam Herzberg and family

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Jimmy Butler and Seth Semilof
Jimmy Butler and Seth Semilof

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Greg Mirmelli, Jimmy Butler and Kamal Hotchandani
Greg Mirmelli, Jimmy Butler and Kamal Hotchandani

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Marianne Dietrich, Tommy Kato, Greg Mirmelli, John Lee, Deyvanshi Masrani and Kamal Hotchandani
Marianne Dietrich, Tommy Kato, Greg Mirmelli, John Lee, Deyvanshi Masrani and Kamal Hotchandani

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Michelle Lynn Judd
Michelle Lynn Judd

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Jimmy Butler dinnerPhoto Credit: Romain Maurice

Sky Watson, Calyann Barnett and Jimmy Butler
Sky Watson, Calyann Barnett and Jimmy Butler

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