Miami Art Week is winding down, so we’re highlighting some of our favorite last events, including those with brands like Bottega Veneta, Moët & Chandon, Versace, and more.
On Wednesday, December 4, Bottega Veneta hosted a cocktail reception with drinks and snacks at The Bottega Diner to celebrate its new Design District boutique. The house’s Creative Director, Daniel Lee, welcomed guests (like Acyde, Ama Lou, Andre Walker, Angus Cloud, Derek Blasberg, Jean Pigozzi, Kate Bosworth, Laure Heriard Dubreuil, Paloma Elsesser, Princess Nokia, Richie Shazam, Sarah Harrelson, Tremaine Emory) to the Art Deco-style Paramount dining car—located at the iconic 24-hour, 11th Street Diner in Miami Beach—to enjoy music by Soul Clap, spiked “All-Nighter” milkshakes, and signature gold-hued burgers, metal straws, napkins, coffee cups, toothpick flag, matchboxes, and salt & pepper shakers—all signature branded by the house. The Bottega Diner is open in Miami through December14.
Thursday was quite a busy one—with cocktail receptions, dinners, late-night parties, and more.
In the Miami Design District, Versace welcomed special guests (like Craig Robins, Diplo, Shaun Ross, and more) to a cocktail reception with Sasha Bikoff—its recent creative collaborator. To welcome her second partnership with the house, an exhibition entitled “South Beach Stories” was on view, named after a book published by the house in 1993. The installation was comprised of one-of-a-kind furniture by Bikoff, as well as two limited-edition Virtus handbags that she collaboratively designed, inspired by the designer’s favorite buildings on Ocean Drive.
Swizz Beatz hosted another festive event for his long-time collaborative partnership with Bacardi. Rum Room: Miami was the third iteration of five national events curated by the Bacardi Rum Society, an exclusive group of distinguished celebrity rum enthusiasts and ambassadors. Beatz helped the brand bring the event to life, hosted at the iconic Faena Forum for the second year in a row.
The Confidante Miami Beach brought a comedy-centered event to a group of guests with a live rendition of the Seek Treatment podcast. Comedians Cat Cohen and Pat Reganspoke about love and dating, alongside special guests Joel Kim Booster and Michelle Collins.
Pérez Art Museum Miami hosted its annual PAMM Presents party—this time hosting around 5,500 guests to music by DJ Cry Baby, live performances by Jamila Woods and Ama Lou, wine by Santa Marghetia, cocktail by five Drinks, beer by Veza Sur, and activations by Roche Bobois and Flowers of Colombia. The night also welcomed guests to a special view of the museum’s current exhibitions—”Teresita Fernández: Elemental,” The Other Side of Now: Foresight Into Contemporary Caribbean Art,” “What Carried Us Over: Gifts from Gordon W. Bailey,” and “Zhao Gang: History Painting.”
At the BBC ICECREAM Miami pop-up, Bombay Sapphire hosted a festive gathering with artist Hebru Brantley and Pharrell Williams to celebrate the launch of a new collaboration between Brantley, Billionaire Boys Club, and Adidas. Special attendees like Pusha T and Teyana Taylor enjoyed one-of-a-kind cocktails from the gin house like Flyberry Tea Punch, Bombay Lemonade, Citrus Smile Spritz, and the Painted Bombay and Tonic.
Back in the Miami Design District at the Berluti boutique, the brand hosted a cocktail reception and private dinner to celebrate the restoration of 17 original Pierre Jeanneret pieces by Galerie Downtown. Guests like the brand’s Creative Director, Kris Van Assche, singer Ricky Martin, and actor Eddie Peng, viewed the restored pieces—reupholstered with the brand’s Venezia leather in custom patinas conceived by Van Assche.
Alongside Collins Park—at the private Drake Room within Mandrake Miami—Moët & Chandon hosted a spectacular star-studded cocktail reception and dinner for the latest installation of its traveling Nectar of the Culture program. To celebrate people, places, and moments that push culture forward, the latest installation of the program honored iconic photographer Jonathan Mannion and reggaeton singer De La Ghetto. Notable guests like Pusha T, DJ Irie, Quincat, King Hoodie, Teheran Jones of Exclusive Game, and more enjoyed a multi-course menu and glasses of champagne before heading to an exclusive after party at Mokai.
And on Saturday, December 7, The Miami Beach EDITION continued its list of after-hours parties—this time at The Basement with DJs Diplo and Idris Elba. High Ground hosted the evening for hundreds of guests and VIPs, while Basement Bowl & Skate, DJs Durante, Heidi Lawden & Lukewarm each played to their own set of VIPs on the other side of the venue as guests danced, bowled, and ice skated until early morning hours.