Sunday Feature: Lusitano Collection Comes to Wellington

Plus Two New Photo Galleries

Galloping into Wellington

2009 Lusitano Collection Comes from Brasil

Horseback riding in Miami-Dade and Broward counties is an activity that fits in beautifully with the South Florida landscape. From the lush trails of our parks, including Everglades National Park, to the sprawling ranches in South Miami, Davie and Sunrise, horses are an aspect of South Florida luxury living that may not get the attention of more high profile activities.

One aspect of horseback riding is the actual purchasing of these gorgeous animals. Great care and consideration must be given before this rather substantial purchase is made and the reputation of the breeder is a major aspect in the decision making process. One breeder with an impeccable reputation is Dr. Paulo Gaviao Gonzaga, founder of Interagro Farms in Brazil. He and daughter Cecilia breed the highly coveted Lusitano horses and are one of five premier world breeders that make up the Lusitano Collection.

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Naomi Campbell

Wolfgang Roth & Partners

Art Basel Opening Night Reception

Wolfgang Roth & Partners, Fine Art gallery hosted its opening night reception of Arne Quinze: Sculptures and David LaChapelle: Jesus is My Homeboy photography series. The opening reception saw a convergence of celebrities, the art world’s elite and a faithful entourage of dedicated sybarites on hand to witness this unprecedented exhibition. On hand were Lenny Kravitz and daughter Zoey Kravitz, Naomi Campbell, David LaChapelle, Arne Quinze, Barbara Becker, Ben Pundole, Fred Torres, Marita Stavrou, Ric Pippino, Terence Ho, Marcel Wanders, Lauren Taschen, Tom Dixon, Victoria Cummock, Nicole & Edgar Lozano, and Romero Britto, to name a few. The festivities carried on into the night as the Mondrian Hotel, Wolfgang Roth, his partner Reiner Opoku and Fred Torres hosted an after party for the duo at the newly opened South Beach locale. On the turntables was LaChapelle’s roving DJ, JonJon Battles spinning old school funk, rock and classics.

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Luminaire Lab, Miami Design District

With titles such as “Paper Vase,” “Kiss,” “Just a Moment,” and “Recycle Me,” the creations of dozens of artists were displayed for Luminaire PaperLove on Thursday evening, December 4. While the online bidding is still being tallied, the live art auction, created by Luminaire founders Nargis and Nasir Kassamali, raised more than $240,000 for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Among the estimated 400 of South Florida’s art elite who attended the cocktail reception was Ivana Trump. Art lovers mingled with designers, artists and architects who brought their creativity together for this philanthropic art event. For PaperLove, artists were invited to create a one-of-a-kind work of art using paper as the primary medium. More than 50 artists translated their vision into a creation to meet that challenge.

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