Last night at the newly renovated Shelborne South Beach, the Miami HEAT’s LeBron James stunned guests at the New Year’s Eve soiree with the biggest sparkler of the night – an engagement ring for his long time girlfriend Savanna Brinson.
Celebrating three occasions – New Year’s Eve, his 27th Birthday and his proposal – James was in great spirits as he dined at the hotel’s new restaurant Vesper American Brasserie among 60 of his friends and family including his mother, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Chris Bosh, Adrienne Williams and his two sons LeBron Jr and Bryce.
Following his countdown duties with Wade, Bosh, hotel owners Keith Menin and Jared Galbut; the group stepped away from the SL Nightclub hosted bash to return to the restaurant where James got down on one knee and proposed with a large shimmering diamond. The unexpected proposal caught Brinson off guard and was responded to with tears of joy and of course, she accepted! Adding even more bling and celebration to the event, James’ towering birthday cake was wheeled out to the table – draped in swarovski crystals and edible 18 carat gold – in which the group was cued to begin singing Happy Birthday as they raised their glasses to the beaming basketball star and happy couple.
Shortly after, Ms. Lauryn Hill took stage for an hour-long performance and belted out hits like “Everything is Everything,” “Ready or Not” and “That Thing” – even inviting rapper NAS on to the stage to perform “If I Ruled the World.” Other VIPs in attendance included Queen Latifah, Sanaa Lathan, Fat Joe, Lance Bass, Jessica White and Jamie Lynn Sigler.
About Shelborne South Beach
Shelborne South Beach, located in the heart of Miami Beach, is owned and operated by Menin Hotels and offers excellence in hospitality. An original 1940s Art Deco gem, Shelborne South Beach recently underwent a two-year, $20 million rejuvenation. Hosting South Beach’s most stunning beachfront playground, unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean provide a relaxed setting in which to enjoy the rebirth of this classic property and its new restaurants: Vesper American Brasserie, Bar Tanaka and Lucy’s Cantina Royale.