Miami, December 8, 2014 – The madness that is Art Basel 2014 kicked off last Tuesday, with a beachside party hosted by Soho Beach House and White Cube Gallery. Hosted by Soho House Founder Nick Jones and White Cube Gallery Owner/Founder Jay Jopling, the party took place in The Tent, an oceanfront extension of the Beach House which is making it’s appearance for the fourth consecutive year. Guests danced the night away to tunes by DJ Zen Freeman, with flowing cocktails and bites. The night was marked with a live music and dance performance on the beach, after which guests closed down the tent with a late night DJ set by Brendan Fallis. Among those in attendance were Kate Hudson, Tracey Emin, Alexander Gilkes, Misha Nonoo, Andre Balazs, Nadia Swarovski, Meghan Markle, Angela Goding, and Stephanie LaCava, to name a few.
Harper’s BAZAAR Editor-in-Chief, Glenda Bailey, and contemporary fashion house, VINCE hosted a private dinner in celebration of artist Rachel Feinstein. Sixty art, fashion and culture insiders gathered for cocktails in Soho Beach House’s Penthouse before dining on a multi-course plated meal on the outdoor terrace. Among those in attendance were Derek Blasberg, Cynthia Rowley, Justin O’Shea, Jennifer Fisher, Athena Calderone, Eileen Guggenheim, and Avery Nejam.
Nadia Swarovski hosted an intimate evening to celebrate MacArthur Fellow and American architect, Jeanne Gang, and her Swarovski commissioned installation Thinning Ice with an intimate dinner in Miami, Florida. Emmy Award winning photographer and filmmaker, James Balog, was also honored for his partnership with Swarovski and Gang on Thinning Ice. Approximately 125 guests were hosted for cocktails and a seated dinner at Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House. DJ Alex Merrell played music throughout the evening wearing crystalized Swarovski headphones. Dinner was served at long wooden tables adorned with Swarovski glitter box lanterns and crystal joblots in blue hues. After the main course, Nadja Swarovski toasted Jeanne Gang and James Balog who both subsequently spoke about Thinning Ice and their collaboration with Swarovski for Design Miami/ 2014.
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White Cube Gallery Party
Harper’s BAZAAR Party