With designer Charlotte Olympia at a private in-store event at the Charlotte Olympia boutique in Bal Harbour Shops.
If there’s a word that best sums up December, it’s “festive.”
With so many holiday soirées and lively social events, the celebrations and libations seemingly never end this time of year—especially for Miamians, who have a lot more to celebrate during December than the typical holiday parties. That’s because the world’s elite once again descend on our velvety shores in their private jets to attend Art Basel in Miami Beach, the premier art fair on this side of the Western hemisphere. This year’s Basel, the 14th installment, will undoubtedly bring a plethora of talent like we’ve never seen before.
With cover star Dwyane Wade and Carlos Rosso at Ocean Drive magazine’s October-issue-release dinner at Stripsteak.
December is also the climax of our high season, which means the Magic City will experience a tremendous influx of snowbirds eager to escape the cold and change from winter coats into winter swimsuits. Who can blame them? There’s nothing better than lounging on the beach or poolside in the middle of December—and Miami’s “winter weather” is a guaranteed luxury. Whether you’re just visiting or are a Miami denizen, our “Up All Night” feature story will provide you with a list of the best nightlife hangouts—places that everyone should experience. Be sure to check out all of them (or at least try).
With Emily Gamboa at the Ocean Drive and Rag & Bone Bal Harbour exclusive in-store event benefiting Pérez Art Museum Miami.
In this issue, we’re also thrilled to have the effortlessly stunning and multitalented Katie Holmes on our cover. Holmes, who is adding “director” to her long résumé, is a self-proclaimed “wannabe artist.” She is also the epitome of über-chic-meets-down-to-earth, and we’re excited to reveal that side of her in Ocean Drive.
While December certainly brings a flurry of celebratory happenings—culminating with New Year’s Eve bashes that make the rest of the world jealous—we Miamians well know that the party never truly stops.