Baroness Philippine de Rothschild


“I was very impressed with the Miami public,” said Baroness Philippine de Rothschild at the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach during the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.

The baroness accompanied her celebrated traveling exhibition Mouton Rothschild: Paintings for the Labels, which displays the original artwork used on the Chateau Mouton Rothschild labels from 1945 to the latest 2006 vintage featuring the work of English portrait painter, Lucian Freud, whose label was revealed at an opening night reception.

“The guests were very interested in what they were seeing, which is not always the case on an opening night,” she continued. “They viewed the art and then came to talk to me about it. I thought it was absolutely charming and I was very taken by the Miami public.”

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In celebration of South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Chef Laurent Tourondel hosted a sneak peek of the new BLT Steak, while insiders got a look at Miami’s freshest face – The Betsy Hotel. Industry elite poured in, from Bobby Flay and Rocco DiSpirito, to Festival Founder Lee Schrager, Chef Claude Troisgros and actress Stephanie March. Guests sipped cocktails and took in the historic hotel’s blend of heart and place, with tropical-Colonial décor complimented by thought-provoking images from Sting’s world tour by famed photographer Bobby Sager.

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