Wednesday night I was in attendance for an event that celebrated more than just Miami as a city. It was a celebration of those that form the community around Miami. In Mid-Beach, Alan Faena’s hotel played host to Haute Living’s annual Haute 100 dinner party.
This prestigious list honors the most influential and philanthropic people in the city. All in attendance made their way into the breathtaking velvet and crystalline theater where they praised and toasted to Miami life.
The major standout at this gathering was Brett Ratner, who addressed the room during dinner. His speech was filled with accounts of the city that raised him – including his talks with neighbor, Mayor Lansky, whom Brett spoke to for an hour every day while he walked his dog on Miami Beach.
Brett took some time reflecting on how important Miami is to him. He spoke about his family and his relationships, but he won the room over when he uttered, “The coolest people in the world come from Miami.”
“The coolest people in the world come from Miami.”
He mentioned that his happiest time, is when he gets to Miami and is driving over the Julia Tuttle on the way to the Beach. “Thats when I know I am HOME”, he passionately stated, almost getting emotional as he spoke to this intimate room of influencers.
Only a handful of cities in the world can offer what Miami does and plenty has to do with the people who live here. So in closing I would like to congratulate YOU . . . according to Brett Ratner you are among the coolest people in the world. Continue making Miami the cool place it is. CHEERS.
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