By Jack Barnes
Hospitality guru Richie Akiva surprised the A-list crowd at amfAR with a last minute auction item- a 60 person trip to his newly opened 1OAK island at Finolhu Maldives.While the luxurious island escape lit up the room in a bidding war, the vacation package ultimately sold for an impressive $800,000 to Liangping Wang, one of the wealthiest businessmen in China.
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Throughout the star studded week of the Cannes Film Festival, partners Richie Akiva, Ronnie Madra and Darren Dzienciol took over Gotha Night Club with their annual 1 OAK pop-up attracting the likes of Naomi Campbell and Kourtney Kardashian (joined by new boyfriend model Younes Bendijima). The weeklong star-studded parties featured bottomless Perrier-Jouet, Absolut Elyx and an epic performance by ASAP Rocky that turned up the elite crowd including Kendall Jenner, Jasmine Sanders, Rita Ora, Lewis Hamilton, Joe Jonas, Camila Morrone, Roberto Cavalli and more. Akiva, Madra and Dzienciol later ventured off to Monaco in honor of the Formula 1 Grand Prix for a 1 OAK yacht party pop-up. The multimillion dollar yacht was the hub for a night of grandeur amid birthday celebrations for Scott Disick, famed fashion stylist Elizabeth Sulcer, art dealer Helly Nahmad and electric race-car team co-owner Bert Hedaya. Complete with a lavish dinner spread, plenty of Perrier-Jouet and mariachi band, Adriana Lima, Adrian Brody, Sofia Richie and dozens of others partied on the floating mini mansion til early morning hours.
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