Lesley Abravanel

Mandela’s granddaughter hosts pop-up wine event

Tukwini Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, is launching her family’s wine, The House of Mandela, via an exclusive pop-up Thursday at Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill.

And up in Boca Raton Saturday, the late Mandela’s daughter Makaziwe “Maki” Mandela was the keynote speaker for “The Power of Hope” gala at the St. Andrews Country Club, benefitting A Spring of Hope, which partners with the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale to develop wells for food gardens.

Supermodel Karolina Kurkova was seen Friday at Bodega for lunch, enjoying the pollo taco with kale and pickled onions.

Even though the Miami Open was rained out Friday, the band Rixton still came out to the Lacoste suite to attempt to see their first match. They mingled with others in the suite, and one guy told them how his daughter just got out of the hospital in New York and that Rixton was her favorite band. The band then made a video for the little girl telling her to feel better and get well soon. The members also talked about how growing up their moms would always dress them in — yup, you guessed it — Lacoste.

Almost every major tennis player in town for the Miami Open was seen at the player party Thursday at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Some players even conducted their business at the hotel. Take Rafael Nadal, for instance, who did a photo shoot on the hotel’s indoor tennis court, or Stan Wawrinka, who filmed a commercial on that same court for Yonex. Daniela Hantuchova also did a photo shoot in the hotel’s Vice Presidential Suite.

1 Hotels owner Barry Sternlicht was seen at his model/DJ volleyball tournament over the weekend where male supermodel River Viperii was asked about possible run ins with his ex girlfriend Paris Hilton. His reply? “I moved on from the circus.” Touche! Meanwhile next door, the Hilton circus was seen getting cozy with BMF Media owner Brian Feit at the Sirius Music Lounge at the W South Beach.

Tara Reid was seen with friends Saturday night at Ultra drinking Belvedere Vodka in the Tao VIP section.

Bethany Frankel had dinner Sunday at at Prime 112. On Friday, Reggie Bush was seen supping at Prime Italian.

Netflix’s latest series Bloodline, a dramatic thriller chronicling the Rayburns, a prestigious Florida Keys family with a questionable history starring Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Kyle Chandler and Chloe Sevigny, is primarily set at Islamorada’s Moorings Village and Spa, as well as other locations around the Florida Keys. The Moorings plays the site of the Rayburn family’s hotel, and when wayward son Danny (Ben Mendelsohn) returns home, his presence threatens to upset the family’s idyllic life and respectable name by exposing dark secrets about their past. The show premiered March 20.

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