The latest from Ocean Drive editor in chief Jared Shapiro.
At the grand opening of Roche Bobois’s new Aventura showroom with Julien Bigan.
I love change. Usually it means progress. Sometimes it’s a necessity, and hopefully it’s a luxury. Here in Miami, evidence of change differs from other parts of the country as summer turns to fall. Our leaves don’t turn brown, the sky doesn’t get grayer, and the temperature doesn’t abruptly plummet. As Miamians enter September, we’re not reaching for scarves or leather jackets. What shifts with the seasons here is the types of people we see around town and the things we do.
With Bruce Orosz, Mayor Philip Levine, Philippe Brocart, Carlos Rosso, and Craig Robins at the Maison & Objet Americas Award ceremony at the New World Center.
The international travelers who flooded our town in July and August return to their homes in fall, while our locals fly back from Vail and Aspen, St. Tropez, the Hamptons, Brazil, Italy, and wherever else they may have visited or called home for the past two months. Kids go back to school, the drink of choice transitions from a chilled rosé to probably something a little warmer. The Marlins’ season comes to a close, while the Dolphins and Heat gear up for their push to the playoffs.
Celebrating Ocean Drive’s May/June issue with our cover star, Emmanuelle Chriqui, at the SlS South Beach.
In Miami, our pace never really changes, although that summer slowdown most Americans experience extends well into the rest of the year for South Floridians. Sure, the sun goes down a little earlier, and the chatter changes from camp, hurricanes, and complaints about the weather to conversations about Art Basel, Thanksgiving, and “winter” plans. But unlike the rest of the country, we here in Miami will still be going to the beach for a few more months, taking long boat rides, and rolling down the windows as soon as we get in the car to let out the hot air. What do they call that—endless summer?
With new Miami residents J.P. and Ashley Rosenbaum at the Shore Club Residences Miami Beach.
So while some things stay the same, others inevitably change. July’s Swim Week and summer’s overall swim wardrobe give way to high fashion for September, both in our book and on the Miami scene. And who better to walk us through the latest trends than Ocean Drive’s cover star, Dolce & Gabbana beauty Kate King, a model who is striking poses and strutting catwalks all over the world, yet, admittedly, is never too far away from her home state of Florida and that endless summer. Enjoy it!