The Ultimate Summer Bucket List from ‘Ocean Drive’ Staffers

August 01, 2014

Members of the Ocean Drive staff share what’s at the top of their summer to-do lists—covering everything from their favorite eats to snorkeling in Key Largo’s clear waters.

Snorkeling at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

Deputy Editor Bill Kearney suggests a snorkeling tour at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

Day Trip to Wynwood

“I drive through it all the time to check out new walls and murals and look at some of my favorites, but I really need to park, grab a coffee at Panther (2390 N.W. Second Ave.), and hit the ground.” -Jared Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief

Snorkeling in Key Largo

“I’m dying to go snorkeling in Key Largo at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (102601 Overseas Hwy.). Summer, with its light winds, is when water visibility is at its best and the water temp is perfect.” -Bill Kearney, Deputy Editor >>Read More


5 Swim Week-Inspired Outings

July 17, 2014 | by Lane Nieset

Today models, designers, and show-goers descend on Miami for the 10th year of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim (sponsored in part by Ocean Drive). If you prefer to get your fashion fix outside of the shows, here's where to get it—you may even spot a model or two.  

The fashion crowd will be at Restaurant Michael Schwartz starting today. 

People Watch at Restaurant Michael Schwartz 

With the runways all set up inside The Raleigh, snag a seat at the hotel's Restaurant Michael Schwartz for lunch and be in the center of the action. It's the perfect spot to watch as the fashion crowd preps for events and models, designers, and editors waft in and out of the hotel. Plus, the lunch menu is ideal for steamy summer days, filled with fresh items like jumbo lump crab salad with ruby grapefruit, and grilled swordfish Provençal. 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-612-1163 >>Read More


Local Indie Films for Every Moviegoer

July 16, 2014 | by Christine Borges

Independent films don’t often make their way to South Florida, but the selection available this month proves otherwise. Here, six flicks for all tastes.

Movie buffs will enjoy a documentary based on Roger Ebert's novel.

Life Itself
For: Movie buffs 
Based on Roger Ebert's novel, Life Itself  is a documentary that explores the life of the acclaimed movie critic with interviews, sound bites, and then some.

Playing at O Cinema Wynwood (90 N.W. 29th St., Miami, 305-571-9970) through July 17, and at Miami Beach Cinematheque (1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-4567) on various dates in July and August. 

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