CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Jason Taylor, Eyal Lalo, and I at the Invicta Store opening at Town Center at Boca Raton; with Lisa Pliner at the International Polo Club Palm Beach for the Nespresso US Open; catching a Florida Panthers playoff game with Michael Yormark at the BankAtlantic Center; trying on all of the incredible watches at Levinson Jewelers’ Ultimate Watch Fair with Dan Marino and Mark Levinson

If you’re reading this, you’ve already seen our stunning cover model, Jessica Gomes. The IMG model has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for five consecutive years, making her a natural choice for our special double summer issue.

Miami is used to attention for our bikinis, but July really makes us the epicenter of swimwear with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013. The shows run from July 19 to 23, and it truly is a fun and extravagant showcase in which the world’s most talented designers unveil their latest Swim and Resort collections. Ocean Drive is thrilled to be the official sponsor for another amazing year.

Miami’s beauty isn’t all about the beach. It’s also about design, be it architecture or furniture. One company that has real synergy with our lifestyle is Artefacto. This inventive Brazilian furniture brand is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in the United States with its Design House event on July 2 in its Coral Gables showroom.

It’s hard to believe that Miami Spice started 11 years ago! This fantastic restaurant promotion, where you get a prix-fixe menu at great value, runs from August 1 to September 30 and has an expansive roster of eateries—you can set yourself quite a culinary itinerary trying to sample even a small portion of the offerings.

Obviously there’s lots to enjoy during these hottest of months. Hope to see you around town….


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PHOTOGRAPHS BY LILA PHOTO (PLINER); OMAR VEGA (YORMARK); NATHAN VALENTINE/WORLDREDEYE.COM (TAYLOR); DOWNTOWN PHOTO (MARINO)

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