57 OceanHaute Living Miami Celebrates Blaise Matuidi Cover At 57 Ocean With Ulysse Nardin

May 22, 2021by stadmin

Inter Miami CF star and World Cup champion Blaise Matuidi celebrated his Haute Living Miami cover with Ulysse Nardin at 57 Ocean.

By Laura Schreffler

The Saturday event began with a lovely cocktail reception, where 57 Ocean Developer Marcelo Kingston greeted guests and welcomed Blaise to Miami.

Blaise Matuidi and Francois Xavier Hotier
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Matuidi shows off his soccer skills on the beach
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Custom-made artwork for the Inter Miami CF player
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This was followed by a soccer demonstration on the beach, where the French MLS player played alongside two ‘next generation’ players, Francisco Raggio and Edison Azcona.

Eduardo Kingston, Footballer Blaise Matuidi and Marcelo Kingston
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Custom soccer balls were on hand from Inter Miami CF artist, Alexander Mijares, adorned with the logos of event partners Ulysse Nardin, Haute Living and 57 Ocean; they served as collector’s pieces from event.

Blaise, who is a fan of Ulysse Nardin and wears his Freak X Gold every day, appears on Haute Living’s Miami cover proudly wearing the new brand’s daring Blast Tourbillon.

Kamal Hotchandani and Blaise Matuidi
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Blaise and Seth Semilof
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Blaise then led a procession from the beach to the second floor of 57 Ocean for a second cocktail reception, which then opened to a French-themed brunch from Inedit Gourmet, both outdoor, with hand sanitizers from eOn Mist liberally dotting each surface to ensure the safety of each guest.

Custom-made soccer balls
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Haute Living and Ulysse Nardin luncheon hosted In Honor to celebrate World Cup Champion Blaise Matuidi at 57 Ocean in Miami Beach
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The brunch menu
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Menu items included cured red salmon tartare with fennel vichyssoise; Croque Madame and poached egg, served with hollandaise sauce; lamb chops, grilled and served with aged mustard sauce and roasted potatoes with rosemary and garlic; and a classic caramel flan for dessert.

The setting at 57 Ocean
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Team artwork from Alexander Mijares was then presented to Blaise by Haute Living‘s CEO, Kamal Hotchandani and Vice President, April Irene Donelson.

Blaise Matuidi
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Blaise wears the Ulysse Nardin Freak X Gold
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Team artwork from Alexander Mijares was then presented to Blaise by Haute Living‘s CEO, Kamal Hotchandani and Vice President, April Irene Donelson. All guests — including Francois-Xavier Hotier, President Ulysse Nardin Americas and Kering Luxury Watches shared services; Severine Chalet, Marketing and Communications Director Ulysse Nardin Americas; North Bay Village Commissioner Julianna Strout; and Inter Miami CF player Rodolfo Pizarro; Haute Living‘s Seth Semilof; Brad Cutler, CEO of The Cut; Jacob Rey of The Cut; Luciana and Marcelo Kingston of 57 Ocean; John Utendahl, Executive Vice Chairman, Investment Banking for Bank of America Merrill Lynch; John’s fiancée Radmilla Lollyopera singer, fashion designer and Haute Living Miami ambassador, received gift bags with Ulysse Nardin plush beach/bath towels, hats and candles.

Rodolfo Pizarro, Francois-Xavier Hotier
President of Ulysse Nardin, Blaise Matuidi and Kamal Hotchandani
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Musical artist and fashion designer Radmila Lolly
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Severine Charlet, Julianna Clare Strout and April Irene Donelson
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Blaise, who spent time graciously greeting each guest, had one last treat in store: a surprise appearance from his childhood hero, NBA legend Scottie Pippen, who arrived at the event after Hotchandani learned of how much Matuidi admired him.

Blaise Matuidi and Scottie Pippen
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Blaise Matuidi, Scottie Pippen and Rodolfo Pizarro
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Professional footballer Rodolfo Pizarro
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All in all, it was a warm, safe and very Miami welcome to the Magic City.

Blaise Matuidi shows off his World Cup ring
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