On May 8th Classical fusion singer/composer and couture fashion designer Radmila Lolly celebrated her “Magic” birthday in Miami with her living partner John O. Utendahl (Executive Vice Chairman of Bank of America) and her spectacular guests at the rooftop of Mr. C – Coconut Grove Luxury Hotel, one of Radmila’s favorite spots in the city. Radmila’s guests could enjoy a sneak peek of her upcoming album DIVA, performed by live string quartet, a choir, and a band, while appreciating a stunning view of Biscayne Bay and the skyline. All of the musicians were wearing pieces from Lolly’s couture fashion house Eltara Casata by Radmila Lolly.
One of the big events of the evening was Radmila’s release of her new single “Magic”, performed by the live string quartet, choir, and band. In another highlight, guests journeyed a magical holographic preview of the “Diva” collection from Eltara Casata by Radmila Lolly presented by Portl.
Portl is the world’s first single-passenger holoportation machine — capable of beaming anyone anywhere in volumetric 4K for interactive experiences. It was invented in 2019 by David Nussbaum who previously did arena sized hologram concerts but realized the need for a device that could create more intimate and interactive experiences in a portable and affordable way. The table top “Mini” version is coming later this year and will be able to deliver hologram content such as workouts, cooking instruction, and all kinds of entertainment — and let people make hologram calls at home.
In another surprise to remember. Miami Heat Stars Bam Adebayo, Gabe Vincent, and Andre Iguodalo wished Radmila a virtual “Happy Birthday!” with pre recorded messages shown through the hologram Portl. Surely, it was a spectacular night to remember, that counted Haute Living (for whom Radmila is an ambassador) as one of the sponsors of the event. Organized by event tech startup, TablePop.
The guest list featured an eclectic mix, featuring partygoers from corporate execs to Silicon Valley CEOs, to artists and creators. Guests included Ken Chenault (former head of Amex and current voting rights champion) and his wife Kathryn Chenault, Silicon Valley tech wizards Sam Zaid (Founder and CEO of GetAround) and Robin Chan (Founder of Goat Capital). Also in attendance were Adebayo Ogunlesi (Founding Partner and Chairman at the Global Infrastructure Partners) and his wife Amelia Ogunlesi, Arnold W. Donald (CEO of Carnival Cruises) and his wife Hazel Roberts, Fareed Adib (CTO at Vista Consulting Group) and his fiancée Sharon, and Tracy Maitland (Founder and CIO of Advent Capital Management) and his wife Kimberley Hatchett (Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management). Also in attendance were Rodney C. Adkins (Director of PayPal) and his wife Michelle Collier, as well as husband and wife Richard Bressler (President, COO and CFO of iHeartMedia) and Lisa Gersh (co-founder of the Oxygen network). Other guests from the business world included businessman Benny Shabtai (former president of Raymond Weil) and his wife Stacey Cooper Shabtai. Actors and couple Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker wished Radmila a “happy birthday” through the Portl. Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras and his wife Delfina Blaquier attended, and Daymond John of Shark Tank and his wife Heather John were also present. R. Donahue Peebles (real estate entrepreneur) and his wife Katrina Peebles were in attendance as well, along with David Martin (CEO of Terra Group) and his wife Christy Martin, among many other special guests.