#ABMB regular, Owen Wilson, was seen Tuesday night at the Dom Perignon/Hublot Toys for Boys Lapo Elkan Cover Release Party where he checked out watches and mingled. Earlier, Wilson was seen supping at La Mar by Gaston Acurio at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami with older brother, fellow actor Andrew Wilson. On Wednesday night, the guys hit up Cantina La Veinte in Brickell, ordering signature dishes like queso fundido, tuna tostadas and guacamole while sipping on tequilas and listening to live mariachis. The Wedding Crashers star snapped a photo with floor manager Luis Gonzales.
After hazily hopping around Art Miami, the ubiquitous Leonardo DiCaprio emerged later Tuesday evening in the bowels, or bowling alley, rather, of The Edition. DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx and once-scorned L.A. socialite and oil heir Brandon Davis bowled and bowled over a star stalky crowd. Earlier that night, the equally ubiquitous Lenny Kravitz was seen at Wall with Lionel Richie. Easy like Sunday morning. Or at least Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, Sylvester Stallone was on an art walk of his own Tuesday night when he drove by the Bass Museum and popped his head out asking museum staff if he could take a quick peek since “they have me in the convention center all day the rest of the week.” The Creed star’s fave was the new neon site-specific sculpture on the facade of the Bass Museum by Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury — Eternity Now.
Following her event Tuesday at the Sagamore at which she was honored as the cover girl of upscale culture pub, VENÜ, Pamela Anderson and her best gal pal, drag diva Elaine Lancaster had dinner at the newly opened Hall hotel hosted by Snarkitecture’s Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen along with The Surf Lodge’s Jayma Cardoso. The dynamic duo was also invited to the former Versace manse by Stallone, who was there for a party for Galerie Gmurzynska, where DiCaprio also made a cameo.
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Over at the Soho Beach House, the Don Corleone of Disco, the legendary Giorgio Moroder, took over the DJ booth Tuesday at the White Cube & Vinyl Factory Art Basel kickoff party at which artist Chuck Close and hotelier Andre Balazs boogied to the beats. Well, not really, but it would have been cool. We got to talk to Moroder, who told us that obviously disco is not dead and that “74 is the new 24,” a reference to his age(lessness) and a title of a song on his neo-disco album Deja Vu.
And although Lord of the Rings actor Elijah Wood was a main attraction at the DJ booth where he spun with Zach Cowie, the other half of his musical duo Wooden Wisdom, the real showstopper Tuesday was the Brickell City Centre, whose awe inspiring and frankly fabulous raw construction site wowed guests who witnessed the first-time illumination of the newly completed Brickell City Centre CLIMATE RIBBON™, "imagined" by famed designer, Hugh Dutton. Wood spent his time playing tunes, posing for pix with star stalkers and smoking cigs.
So where do Miami Heat owner/Carnival tycoon Micky Arison and Heat president Pat Riley do dinner during Basel? Not at the many dinners to which they were invited as Arison was overheard telling someone, but rather, Dolce Italian, where he seems to be a big fan of the pizza. Following the dinner, Arison and Riley walked over to make appearances at a party for DuJour magazine at the Delano.
Straight off their tremendous trip to the White House, Gloria and Emilio Estefan were spotted last night at The Bazaar by Jose Andrés for an intimate soiree in celebration of Spanish artist Africa Aycart, known for her portraits of celebrities including, ahem, Andrés, Gloria Estefan, and Steve Jobs, to name a few. During the event, Andrés surprised the singer with her very own Aycart portrait which he bought her as a gift for “an undisclosed price.” We tried.
Nightlife app InList, the brainchild of Miami Beach clubland vet Michael Capponi and Gideon Kimbrell hosted an Art Basel kickoff party Wednesday for their one year anniversary and the birthday of friend and famed developer Moshe Mana. Graffiti artist Alec Monopoly performed a live installation mid-event and was seen chatting with singer-songwriter Mario in the VIP area.
Boxing legend Jake “Raging Bull” LaMotta was seen Wednesday with his wife at Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails.