CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: With our vice president of marketing, Lana Bernstein, at the Lanvin party, en route to see the YoungArts Alumni performance; At the HSBC dinner at EPIC with Martin Elortegui, Lionstone Development’s senior vice president of sales and marketing; Audi’s Gus Batista displayed an impressive lineup of automobiles at our annual Men’s Event at Cafeina.

  On the set of Stoli’s Cast of Characters with Seth Browarnik, DJ Rascal, Nektar De Stagni, Nathan Lieberman, Tony Cho, and Erika Sussma

2012’s coming down the tracks like a freight train, but before it gets here, Miami’s about to experience a surge of not-to-be-missed events. December kicks off with the country’s largest art fair, Art Basel Miami Beach. This year marks the show’s 10th edition, and both the core event and its roster of satellite fairs and events comprise a bigger and better spectacle than ever, with a seemingly endless circus of dinners and nightlife happenings around town. One of the most noteworthy is Seth Browarnik’s Art of Night photograph exhibition on view through December 4 at the Shelborne South Beach.

In the spirit of Art Basel, Montblanc celebrates the work of outstanding private arts patrons throughout the world with the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award. This year’s winner is our very own Design District development pioneer Craig Robins, who will be honored at a gala on December 1 at the Moore Building. Also with the New Year comes another extraordinary milestone, as the iconic King Jewelers celebrates its 100th anniversary. This retail landmark is proud to be the personal jeweler to many generations of South Florida families (not to mention several of our city’s most recognizable figures, including Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem, and Ricky Williams).

After Art Basel wraps, brace yourself for holiday parties and holiday shopping. There are some great retailers with new outposts to keep an eye out for, not the least of which is Original Penguin, with a December 6 grand-opening celebration at Aventura Mall. All of us at Ocean Drive wish you happy holidays, and we look forward to seeing you around town.

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