Ocean Drive publisher with various Miami personalities
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: With Ken Gorin and Seth Browarnik at the Audi A3 launch at The Collection; With Alicia Cervera Lamadrid at Ocean Drive’s Women of Influence List event at Lippi Restaurant; With Shane Battier at the St. Jude fundraiser at Canali Bal Harbour; With Nathan Lieberman and Jorge Moreno at the grand opening of Moreno’s Cuba restaurant.

Sleepy South Florida summers, you say? Don’t think so. Looking at our calendars for July and August, we’re convinced Miami’s lazy days of summer are long gone. In just a few weeks, the who’s who of the swimwear industry will once aga in descend on Miami Beach for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim and the Swimwear Association of Florida’s highly anticipated SwimShow. It will be a busy week of models, monokinis, and summer-night soirées.

Speaking of swimwear, Erin Heatherton, hot off her breakout with Victoria’s Secret, is sizzling on our cover for this year’s Swim Issue. We chatted with the Midwestern beauty about how being discovered a few years ago in South Beach led her to walking the runways for the famed lingerie brand as well as many of the biggest names in fashion, including Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, and Christian Lacroix.

Since the days of Heatherton’s discovery, much has changed in Miami. The skyline is shifting before our very eyes. The historic Miami Herald building finally came down, the Port of Miami tunnel is making its presence known along I-395, and cranes tower above the city, ready to build our future. We at Ocean Drive are proud to be here for the city’s current history in the making.

With so much going on, you might not want to check out of town for the whole season, but instead check into a stunning hotel right here in our own backyard, soak up some sun, and enjoy a much-deserved staycation. After all, despite the rising temps, Miami is still the coolest place to be.

Hope to see you around town…

 

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