May 24, 2017
By Jared Shapiro | November 2, 2015 | People
The latest from Ocean Drive editor in chief Jared Shapiro.
At the launch of 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach’s “Seedlings” program with David Martin, Jay Parker, and Lonnie Ogulnick.
Recently, Gloria and Emilio Estefan's smash hit musical On Your Feet opened on Broadway in NYC to rave reviews. It’s a coming-of-age story set—where else—Miami. On network TV, Fox premiered Rosewood starring Morris Chestnut as a Miami-based pathologist who helps solve crimes. This past summer, The Rock showcased Miami in a different light, debuting Ballers on HBO, which turned out to be HBO’s highest-rated comedy in six years. One of my personal Netflix favorites is Bloodline, a family drama filled with suspense that takes place just to the south in beautiful Islamorada. Meanwhile, Miami’s Pitbull and Jason Derulo dominate the radio waves, while Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio (not to mention The Donald, who owns multiple South Florida properties from Sunny Isles to Doral) duke it out for the Republican nomination.
Celebrating “The Art of Fashion” at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables with Neiman Marcus Vice President GM Stephen Brunelle and CBS4’s entertainment reporter Lisa Petrillo.
On the food scene, we told you last month about Mandolin’s expansion into Istanbul, Turkey. Zuma found such success in Miami it recently expanded into NYC, while Faena, the global holistic hospitality sensation, chose Miami for their US launch. And, of course, next month brings the world’s most dynamic art fair—Art Basel in Miami Beach. Notice a trend here?
On the red carpet with our September cover star, Kate King, at Nikki Beach.
No matter where you are, what type of culture you’re after, who you’re voting for, where you’re eating, what you’re watching or listening to, or what the price per square footage is, you’re going to hear about Miami. It’s unavoidable. Everyone’s talking about it—and I’m guilty as charged. I love talking about Miami, and we are doing just that on an epic level in this issue of Ocean Drive—from hotshot chefs to power players and of course our cover star, Jennifer Lopez, who practically makes Miami her second home when she’s not owning the spotlight globally. In a town now bustling with film crews, sold-out concerts, red carpets, and billion-dollar developments, it’s no wonder “Jenny from the Block” has fit in to our beautiful scene for over two decades. From her former residence on North Bay Road to Casa Tua to BFF’s Loren Ridinger’s yacht, you never know when and where she’ll pop up; but for now, it’s the cover of Ocean Drive.
Spending the day with Ocean Drive’s October cover star Dwyane Wade.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY WORLDREDEYE.COM (MARTIN, BRUNELLE, KING); COURTESY OF BOB METELUS IMAGES (WADE)
May 24, 2017