CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: With Tony Cho at Ocean Drive’s Metro 1 Wynwood dinner at R House; With Stacey Glassman and Belkys Nerey at Ocean Drive’s Metro 1 Wynwood dinner at R House; With chef Josh Capon at Art Basel magazine’s Women in Arts luncheon at Lure Fishbar at The Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
April is a special time in Miami. The city may be wrapping up some of the year’s biggest events, but it certainly isn’t slowing down. As the weather begins to warm, it’s becoming clear that Miami is making a name for itself as a year-round destination with more acclaimed restaurants, cultural attractions, and residential projects than ever before.
Heating things up on our cover this month is the always-stunning Rosario Dawson. We were thrilled to chat with her about her almost-20-year acting career, East Coast versus West, and her role in her new film out this month, Cesar Chavez, a topic that resonated with the social activist.
Amid the excitement, we here at Ocean Drive would like to take a moment to honor the life of one of the magazine’s dear friends, Mark Leventhal. In the ’90s, Leventhal was one of Miami’s most prominent and pioneering DJs, laying the groundwork for what today’s nightlife and entertainment industries have become in South Beach and Miami. Leventhal was an integral part of the Ocean Drive family from the early years, and as a key member of the Ocean Drive community, played at all of our major events, elevating each experience and becoming synonymous with our publication’s parties. He was a complete embodiment of the creativity, innovation, and vision that founded modern-day Miami. Sadly, Leventhal suffered a complicated infection in February that took his life suddenly. Our condolences go out to his family.
There’s a lot to pay tribute to, as well as celebrate and enjoy, this month in Miami.
Hope to see you around town…
PHOTOGRAPHY BY NATHAN VALENTINE (CAPON); WORLDREDEYE.COM (CHO, GLASSMAN)
Cover shoot: Behind the scenes with Pitbull for the October 2014 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.