It’s a brilliant new year and the height of season here in Miami, and as always, Ocean Drive is ready to show you all the extraordinary people and places that are making this one of the country’s most exciting cities. Fashion is particularly popping, and in this issue we highlight not only the dynamic team behind The Webster, South Beach’s haute-couture hot spot, but also iconic designer Alber Elbaz, who is opening the country’s first Lanvin boutique in Bal Harbour. On the back page we catch up with Cynthia Rowley, who is among the fashion forces launching pop-up stores in the Design District for the season.
Other names changing the face of our city include David Siguaw, the energetic sales and marketing director at the Eden Roc, who is poised to bring the same boldfaced excitement to the property that he did with the Hollywood Roosevelt in LA; Alfred Spellman and Billy Corben, whose Cocaine Cowboys franchise has become an international phenomenon; Jorge Arévalo, who is making a showplace of One Bal Harbour Resort & Spa; and renowned event planner Barton G., who has brought his magic to a new restaurant at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. All in all, it’s a perfect time to be in Miami—why should anyone be elsewhere in January? Enjoy!
PHOTOGRAPH BY SETH BROWARNIK/RED EYE PRODUCTIONS (HARRELSON)
AG Jeans design director Mark Wiesmayr and stylist Jeanann Williams on denim's cultural footprint.