Young & the Guest List: January

Ruinart Champagne’s Art Basel Bash in Miami

Celebrities and influencers from across the world flew in to celebrate Art Basel’s success in early December. As the country’s most renowned modern galleries showed off their best offerings, Miami’s party scene also lit up. One of the week’s events, Ruinart Champagne’s fête at Miami Botanical Gardens, featured one of the most exciting and unique art displays by Liu Bolin. Known to many as the “Invisible Man,” Liu Bolin gained notoriety in 2005 with his popular campaign known as the Hiding in the City series, in which he painted himself into China’s urban backdrops to silently protest the government. During the Ruinart gathering, Bolin painted himself into a setting of stacked Ruinart bottles. The event also featured a performance by Timo Weiland along with sips of rosé paired with canapes by Michelle Bernstein.

Tommy Cab, Andres Fanjul, and Shea Marie

Celebrating the Reopening of Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico

Tastemakers and philanthropists flocked to Puerto Rico to toast the grand reopening of Dorado Beach. One of the most luxurious hotels in the area, Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, was devastated in the wake of Hurricane Maria and forced to temporarily close its doors. Following the long-awaited completion of its renovations, the hotel invited influential guests to celebrate the reopening, including both celebrities and individuals who have been actively assisting in the island’s rebuilding efforts, such as humanitarian chef and author José Andrés, who hosted a chefs of Puerto Rico event to show off the island’s culinary talent. The two-night affair, which also included performances by Questlove, Grammy and Tony Award Winner Leslie Odom, Jr. of Hamilton, and a ceremony led by Tony Okungbowa, served as a message to the rest of the world that Puerto Rico is again ready to welcome visitors with open arms. Guests included Uma Thurman, Neil Patrick Harris, Mariska Hargitay, Martha Stewart, Coco Rocha, Gayle King, Cynthia Rowley, Deborah Roberts, and many others.

Jackie Cruz and Coco Rocha
Jake Davies and Valesca Guerrand-Hermes
Erich Bergen, Bart Freundlich, Sophie Sumner, Ashley Haas, and Cory Bond