CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: With Adam Rosenfeld and Jeff Ransdell at our Art of the Party event on Star Island during Art Basel Miami Beach; with Kim Walker and JP Oliver at Bianca at the Delano; in the Ocean Drive offices with Bill Kearney, acting editor-in-chief; Julien Bigan and Claudia Pascuali from Roche Bobois were official sponsors of Niche Media’s Art of the Party event and pulled off a class act that only a company of their caliber can do!

Just when you thought your workout resolution was kicking in, it’s February, and that means the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival—an invasion of deliciousness all over our island. If there’s one thing Ocean Drive is all about, it’s enjoyment, so we’re thrilled to be a continuing partner for all the festivities. From February 21 to 24, international food heroes such as Curtis Stone, Paula Deen, Anne Burrell, and Bobby Flay will be cooking up a storm alongside local luminaries like Ingrid Hoffmann, Makoto Okuwa, and Kris Wessel. Over the years, the festival has really become one of our town’s most enjoyable weeks. That’s quite an achievement. Lee Brian Schrager has taken it from a one-day gathering on the Florida International University Biscayne Bay campus to the spectacle it is today, and it’s for a good cause, raising funds for the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at FIU.

We’re also lucky to present the stunning Miami native Genesis Rodriguez on this month’s cover. She’s really making her mark as a fierce young woman in the entertainment industry, leaping from telenovelas to stints on HBO’s Entourage, and a starring role opposite Will Ferrell in Casa de mi Padre. This winter, you can spot her with Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand, and with Jason Bateman in the comedy Identity Thief. It seems like this talented Miamian can’t be stopped.

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