President Rick de la Croix at Lea & Roy Black’s Annual Charity Gala

Picture of Roy Black and Pieric De La Croix.

The Blacks’ Annual Gala, Roy and Lea Black’s star-studded philanthropy event, returned for a nineteenth year this last weekend. With red carpet arrivals followed by a Grey Goose Vodka cocktail reception, gourmet dinner and silent and live auctions, this gala benefits The Consequences Charity and their Teach for America, Breakthrough Miami and Big Dreams for kids. It raised more than $12 million.

The auction items included Jeffrey Rackover jewelry, a walk-on role in an upcoming Michael Bay movie, a 2013 Range Rover (one-year lease), a Hublot Watch that was donated by Pieric Rick de la Croix, and his wife, and much more. Guests enjoyed performances by Flo Rida and the American Idol winner Taylor Hicks,DJ Trouble and Whi5ker5 with the Illbots.

“This year’s gala was one of our best,” beamed Lea Black. “The performances were over the top. We are very grateful to the guests for their support of a cause that benefits so many teens that have so little.”

Celebrity guests included Helio Castroneves, Jonathan Cheban, Bernard Hopkins, Joanna Krupa & Romain Zago, Sammy Sosa, Dennis Rodman, Sofia Milos. Gabrielle Anwar, Lance Bass, Karent Sierra, Inés Rivero, and Lisa & Lenny Hochstein.

Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber & Rick De La Croix in Haute Living

New cover of Haute Living featuring an interview with Pieric Rick De La Croix.
New cover of Haute Living featuring an interview with Pieric Rick De La Croix.

Life is a beach for former supermodel Cindy Crawford and her enterprising husband, Rande Gerber. The couple sat down with Haute Living to discuss their passions and successes.

Though blessed with superstar friends and successful businesses, this couple stays grounded. “She’s still a small town girl at heart. The most important thing to Cindy is her family and making sure that we’re all happy,” Cindy’s husband Gerber said.

In this issue we also talk with Pieric “Rick” de la Croix, the man who brought Hublot, HYT and other premium watches, known for arresting beauty, to the Americas and Miami. We also get to know Jessica Goldman, the daughter of the late Tony Goldman (Goldman Properties) who made South Beach and Soho what they are today.