By Vanessa Mota

Heat Nation took over Miami’s chic Italian eatery, Cipriani, Sunday, November 15th for Amar’e Stoudemire’s birthday. The six-time NBA All-Star was joined by close friends, family, teammates, and members of the Miami Heat family. Haute Living was honored to host a full house of Heat elite with team owner Micky Arison, president Pat Riley and head coach Erik Spoelstra all in attendance. Teammates Chris Anderson, Udonis Haslem, and Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union also joined Amar’e in celebration. The overwhelming love and support from the entire Miami Heat association and Amar’e’s family & friends was felt by all – and filled the room with with much more than just celebrities and notables.

Grammy Award-winning producer Timbaland and rapper Ace Hood were among the guests who were met with delicious Zacapa rum cocktails drinks in hand as they arrived at the restaurant. Guests also sipped on Domaine Bertaud Belieu wines as they mingled and nibbled on hors d’ oeuvres. Arturo Fuente Cigars was on deck hand-rolling cigars for the star-studded crowd. The Ferrari 458 Spider, the first car to ever combine a mid-rear engine and retractable hard top, was proudly on display for guests to admire and take photos with.

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