Beyond Basel Cocktail Party and Art Exhibit


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Diabetes Research Institute Director Dr. Camillo Ricordi, Claudine DeNiro, Artist Omar Hassan Diabetes Research Institute Director Dr. Camillo Ricordi, Claudine DeNiro, Artist Omar Hassan

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More than 250 people from across South Florida attended an exclusive Beyond Basel cocktail party and art exhibit at the Soho Beach House during Miami’s Art Basel. This invite-only event benefited leading type 1 diabetes organizations the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) and Beyond Type 1 – which was co-founded by musician and movie star Nick Jonas - and this season’s Bravo TV Top Chef All Stars contestant celebrity chef Sam Talbot. Both Talbot and Jonas have type 1 diabetes, and Jonas first publicly announced he suffered from the disease at a Diabetes Research Institute Foundation event in 2007.

Guests enjoyed wine from The Drop, specialty Essentia water, signature cocktails, light bites, a DJ spinning through the night. They also got a chance to bid on original artwork, a custom tattoo, an autographed Epiphone Les Paul Guitar from Nick Jonas, Cocktails and Brunch for 8 at home by Chef Talbot, and a photo of NBA Legend and former Miami HEAT star Ray Allen’s "The Shot" – which his wife Shannon Allen personally presented to the winning bidders and even included a special meet and greet with the star at a later date. The evening also featured three talented artists - who are all thriving in their careers despite living with type 1 diabetes - and their work:

Miami-based tattoo artist Darren Brass, Houston-based multi-media artist Natalie Irish and New York-based street artist, photographer and sculptor Appleton.

Photos by Andrew Milne


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