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Another day in paradise, and another lavish celebrity party. Welcome to the CasaLife, welcome to Casa de Campo! Last weekend, former Australian supermodel Kristy Hinze celebrated her billionaire husband Jim Clarke’s 70th birthday party in lavish style right here in Casa de Campo.
Jim Clark, or rather James H. Clark, is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist. He founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation, myCFO and Healtheon. His research work in computer graphics led to the development of systems for the fast rendering of three-dimensional computer images. (Source: wikipedia.com)
36 year old Kristy who is pregnant with the couple’s second child organized quiet the lavish soiree for “#jimsbirthday” with an even more impressive guest list. Rumored to have arrived in a fleet of private jets to the La Romana – Casa de Campo international airport last Friday evening March 21st were Naomi Watts and her partner Liev Schreiber, as well as British entrepreneur Richard Branson. Meanwhile, as the designer of Hinze’s wedding dress, it’s possible that Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta may also have been in attendance.
The celebrations started with a white party at Minitas Beach, set up in the sand in front of the private beach cabanas belonging to the Beach Club by Le Cirque. From before sunset to late in the evening the VIP guests enjoyed a candlelit BBQ dinner, live music and lots of dancing. Jim Clark kick-started the celebrations with a speech welcoming his guests.
The next evening, following a day enjoying everything Casa de Campo has to offer, such as shooting, sunbathing and piña coladas, the group then gathered in Altos de Chavón to continue the party… In the Chavón plaza outside of the St. Stanislaus church, where Celines Toribio wed with bridesmaid Michelle Rodriguez in 2009 and where Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as Juan Pablo Galavis & Nikki Ferrell of The Bachelor have attended weddings.
Jason Mraz in Altos de Chavón
From dinner on the cobbles, Kristy Hinze and Jim Clark’s glamorous guests tottered over to the Altos de Chavón amphitheater for a private concert with Jason Mraz. American singer-songwriter, Jason Mraz rocked out in front of the guests who were comfortably accommodated on white sofas in a lounge style setting on the lower steps of the amphitheater. Among the hits performed were Jason Mraz’s most famous song “I’m yours”.
As for accommodations? Well Kristy Hinze and Jim Clark choose none other than Punta Minitas #34 for themselves and their special guests Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber. Having been the Casa de Campo villa of choice for the Kardashians, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z, as well as even royalty… it looks like this iconic Casa de Campo villa is on the road to becoming as famous as the Casa de Campo resort itself. Other special guests stayed in private Casa de Campo villas around the resort, including Costa Verde #1, a stunning oceanfront property where first lady of the Dominican Republic, Cándida Montilla de Medina, made her first public appearance in February 2012.
The 3-day birthday bash came to a close with a banquet hosted at Punta Minitas #34. There can be no doubt that this Casa de Campo villa with it’s private beach, dock, and imposing castle-like architecture made the most exquisite backdrop for this memorable occasion.