By Paige Mastrandrea – Haute Scene, News
Haute Living Supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with Jameis Winston
Haute Living celebrated the NFL draft night with honorary guest Jameis Winston at the world-famous Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, Florida with an intimate dinner. Hublot and Ferrari partnered in the event to honor the The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback for his selection to the 2016 Pro Bowl and being the recipient of Pepsi’s NFL Rookie of the Year Award. The event supported the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
The night began with a cocktail hour as guests enjoyed passed bites and champagne surrounded by elegant Hublot timepieces on display. Later, the event continued with a private dinner that featured a selection of the best steaks in town.
All Hublot proceeds from the event helped benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research foundation .James Winston was proud to show his support with his Hublot King Power.
Notable attendees included Haute Living CEO Kamal Hotchandani, Hublot’s Rick De La Croix, Tampa Bay Buccaneers players Jameis Winston and girlfriend Breion Allen, Clinton McDonald, Mike and Ashli Evans, Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, Donovan Smith, Ali Mapet, Cam Brate and Kenny Bell, and Tampa Rays Pitcher Chris Archer.
The celebrations continued into the weekend with a private players’ test-driving event hosted by Ferrari of Tampa Bay, Ferrari of Central Florida and Hublot. The event was made possible by Haute Residence member and Tampa partner Jennifer Zales, who hosted the event at a stunning 2-acre property. Ferrari test drives took place in front of the estate throughout the day along with a complete hospitality suite in the backyard in the 1000 sq. foot Cabana overlooking the pool and housing a pop up Hublot boutique, Dom Perignon champagne and a full spread of gourmet selections.
Jameis Winston, his girlfriend Breion Allen, their dog Tootsie and Tampa Buccaneers players Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet all showed up to support the cause. Winston quarterbacked the Ferrari California T, while Buccaneers offensive tackle Donovan Smith drove the Ferrari 2016 FF into the end zone.
While the event was enjoyable for the players, it was truly a touchdown for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as it successfully helped raise money and awareness for the organization’s cause.