FROM LEFT: Melissa Katz, Jill Martin, Haley Binn, and Katrina Campins; Andy Garcia and Courtland Lantaff; clockwise from left, Jeremy Green, Jason Binn, Ashley Turchin, Philip Levine, Jerry Chafetz, Scott Robins and Brian Elias at Levine’s birthday party
Welcome to our annual Men’s Issue, an innovative compilation of Miami’s most influential men and the fashion, sports, cars and places they love. April kicks off with the Sony Ericsson Open finals and ends with the culmination of our season-long partnership with the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Also, our annual men’s event will be hosted by our cover star, renowned polo player and face of Ralph Lauren Black Label Nacho Figueras. This highly anticipated evening will feature an intimate dinner at new eatery STK with an afterparty at the exclusive Coco de Ville. The next week, we are thrilled to celebrate Nespresso’s newest outpost in the innovative 1111 building. And on Saturday, April 10, we are partnering for the first time with the Coral Gables Wine & Food Festival. This epicurean event will feature more than 30 tasting stations as well as an exclusive Grey Goose lounge. For more information, visit coralgableswineandfood.com.
Last April, we thanked some of our employees who have been here since the beginning. This year, we want to thank one very special employee, José Machado, who recently passed away. For the last 15 years, José has delivered our magazines to hotels, shops and restaurants throughout the city. He dedicated himself to the brand, bringing a positive energy to our staff and to all of our clients who welcomed his arrival each month. His presence will be sorely missed.
We invite you to enjoy this issue and our beautiful city and we look forward to seeing you out and about this month.
JASON BINN COURTLAND LANTAFF
Cover shoot: Behind the scenes with Pitbull for the October 2014 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.