The latest from Ocean Drive's publisher, Courtland Lantaff.
With Dara Hirsh and Katie Jackson at Roland Mouret’s Pre Spring 2017 collection preview at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour.
As the rest of the world returns to its regular routines after a busy holiday season, we in the Magic City gear up for a month (and year) full of celebrations. To start, this January marks the 24-year anniversary of Ocean Drive, and I can’t help but look back over the years and feel proud of how much Miami—and our magazine—has grown and evolved. For more than two decades, Ocean Drive has had the opportunity to cover the city’s most incredible happenings—from the booming art, culture, and culinary scenes to fashion shows, festivals, concerts, and everything in between.
Miami has really made it easy for us to thrive, as the opportunities in this city are truly endless. Striving to fulfill your healthy New Year’s resolutions? Stop at the plethora of health-conscious restaurants or superior fitness studios found in seemingly every nook and cranny of every neighborhood in Miami. And though Art Basel has just come and gone, we have the Pérez Art Museum Miami, National YoungArts Foundation, the Wynwood Arts District, and the Design District satisfying all of our creative cravings.
With Mouret at his collection preview at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour.
Of course, nothing quite says January in Miami like a relaxing day perfecting your tan at our beautiful sandy beaches with a cocktail in hand... For such a special issue, who better to grace our cover than model, actress, and television personality Olivia Culpo? The starlet was catapulted to fame when she was crowned the winner of the 2012 Miss Universe pageant, and has since captured the hearts of millions, including her 1.4 million Instagram followers.
Like them, we can’t get enough of Culpo, and are thrilled to feature her inspiring story on the pages of our latest issue. So thank you, Miami, and all the wonderful people who inhabit this city, for the past 24 fun-filled years. Here’s to 24 more! I look forward to seeing you around town...