CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Suzy Buckley, Eric Newill, Michele Addison and Courtland Lantaff at the Summer Soirée party hosted by Ocean Drive and Hamptons at the Mondrian; Jason Binn (right) with One Bal Harbour co-owner Jorge Arevalo; Nobu’s Sunny Oh with Penny Binn
appy Fourth of July and welcome to summer in Miami! On the 14th, Ocean Drive sponsors one of the biggest charity events of the year, the 14th annual Summer Groove, featuring NBA championsAlonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade. With an extensive schedule that includes golf, comedy, concerts, a benefit dinner, a free block party, an all-star basketball game and an array of afterparty functions, this is truly one of South Florida’s most exciting signature events. Proceeds from all activities benefit two fantastic organizations, Alonzo Mourning Charities and Wade’s World Foundation.
And Miami continues to turn up the heat from July 15 to 19, when the stylish world flocks here for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, a five-day collection of swimwear shows held at the iconic Raleigh hotel. Editors, retailers, socialites and celebrities brave the heat to watch some of the world’s sexiest models strut the runway in bikinis and beachwear accessories. In addition, Miami Beach will play host to the Swimwear Association of Florida, and for the fifth year, Ocean Drive will partner with IMG as the official media sponsor of the festivities. We kick everything off with an incredible event at The Raleigh, followed by a chic afterparty at Plunge hosted by our cover star, Irina Shayk. Guests will sip on Grey Goosecocktails and Sapporo beer as they check out the latest styles from Beach Bunny Swimwear and enjoy light bites courtesy of The One Group. We look forward to seeing you out and about during these next two months.
Cover shoot: Behind the scenes with Pitbull for the October 2014 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.