Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale Dinner Hosted By Russell Simmons And Tom Colicchio At Soho Beach House In Miami
This Friday, December 6 marked another extravagant night for Art Basel Miami Beach with the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series Finale Dinner, hosted by RUSH Philanthropic’s Russell and Danny Simmons and Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio. Celebrity attendees who showed their support include: Paris and Nicky Hilton, Tommy Hilfiger and Lizzy Somerby, Stephen Dorff, China Chow, Shepard Fairey, Kelly Bensimon and DJ Cassidy to name a few.
(Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton)
(Paris Hilton and Russell Simmons)
(Director, Bombay Gins, Ned Duggan, Russell Simmons, artist Daniel Simmons Jr, chef Tom Colicchio, Andre Guichard and VP Brand Managing Director of Bombay, Peter Wijk)
Tommy Hilfiger, Dee Hilfiger and Russell Simmons
(Angela Simmons and Tiffany Lighty)
(Model Angela Martini)
In honor of the 2013 Artisan Series Competition Winners, the ultra-private BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series Finale Dinner took place on Friday, December 6 at the Soho House South Beach Tent during Art Basel Miami. BOMBAY SAPPHIRE and RUSH Philanthropic exclusively invited an elite group of celebs, arts aficionados and industry influencers to engage in a special meet and greet with Russell and the 12 winners of the 2013 Artisan Series competition.
(A general view of atmosphere)
Nearly $70,000 were raised last night at the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Dinner for Russell and Danny Simmons’ RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation, which is dedicated to providing inner city youth across NYC with significant exposure to the arts, as well as to offer exhibition opportunities to emerging artists of color and to develop new audiences for the arts.The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series is the foundation’s most prominent program.
(Artist Daniel Simmons, Jr. and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger)
Also at the event, Top Chef impresario, Tom Colicchio showcased all 12 winners by creating an “edible art” pairing menu inspired the 4th annual competition, which continues to discover the nation’s top emerging visual artists. VIP guests mingled and enjoyed each of Tom’s artful creations paired with specialty crafted BOMBAY SAPPHIRE cocktails throughout the evening, while listening to the beats of DJ Irie and Elew.
(Chef Tom Colicchio)
(New York Winner and Artist Steven D’arbenzio)
(Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Bombay Sapphire)