by iran issa-khan
“Always fashionable MARYSOL PATTON is the president and founder of The Patton Group, a PR and marketing agency catering to high-end luxury goods, hospitality and beauty. This Miami native not only makes time for various philanthropic works, but also encourages her clients to give back to charities and organizations. She has just married debonair Frenchman PHILIPPE PAUTESTA-HERDER, owner of the food company PHP Enterprises USA, which is now launching Kaspia at Home, an exclusive caviar catering business.”
“Since her arrival in Miami Beach, REGINA NUESSLE has played a vital role in the cultural development of our community. Her Jefferson Avenue space, Galerie d’Arts Decoratifs, which she opened in 1996, not only showcased countless acclaimed artists and designers, but also became an elegant meeting spot for international socialites and intellectuals. She designed the homes of Barbara and Boris Becker in Monte Carlo and Munich, but when she came here to do their Fisher Island condo, she fell in love with the city and never left. Here with fellow visionary WILHELM MOSER, an artist whose early patronage of The Century hotel and the oversize magazine The Manipulator attracted celebrities such as Paloma Picasso and Thierry Mugler to South Beach in the ’80s.”
“As director of special projects for New York’s Marlborough Gallery, phenomenal MARSHA LEVINE travels worldwide organizing exhibitions in art capitals across the globe and curating private collections. Here at a cocktail party at her Bath Club condo for internationally celebrated artist JULIO LARRAZ, whom the gallery is featuring in an upcoming show. A part-time Miami resident, he is represented in the collections of numerous museums, corporations and private citizens; his Caribbean-flavored, color-soaked work has garnered myriad awards.”
photographs by iran issa-khan
Cover shoot: Behind the scenes with Pitbull for the October 2014 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.