Miami, FL – November 15, 2016 – Ocean Drive magazine and Miami Design District hosted South Florida’s Hotest Chefs with their annual Hot Chefs event. Piaget hosted VIPs for a pre-event cocktail hour where guests got a sneak peak at Estefans Kitchen’s highly anticipated menu. Later in the evening the main fête geared up taking place at Miami Design District’s Palm Court event space drawing 300 local tastemakers and foodies. Culinary connoisseurs toasted the buzz-worthy evening with Anna de Codorníu sparkling wine and Old Forester cocktails while savoring tastings from the high profile “Hot Chefs” that were featured in the Glossy’s November issue. Featured restaurants included Ariete, Estefans Kitchen, FOOQ’s, KYU, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, and ZEST. For dessert party goers cooled down with Landyfingrs specialty popsicles which were infused with fresh and fun ingredients.
Emily & Courtland Lantaff
Danilo Di Michele & Jerry Chery
Danilo Di Michele, Jared Shapiro, & Jerry Chery
Sandra Santiago, Alex & Gigi Duff
Nancy Bernstein, Gigi Duff, & Sylvia Laurent
Lana Bernstein & Sylvia Laurent
Nancy Bernstein & Sylvia Laurent
Brendaliz Goldstein & Jenn Bynoe
Tobi Rae Hundley, Catherine Salter, & Alicia Peristeris
Miami, FL – October 19, 2016 – Ocean Drive magazine hosted an invitation only cocktail celebration at the newly constructed SLS Brickell honoring notable Miami men, profiled in Ocean Drive’s October Men’s issue– each who are at the top of their industries and contribute to the ever-evolving vibe of Miami. The event was comprised of an esteemed host committee including DJ Irie, Thomas Meding, Aaron Salgado, and Jeremy Ford fashionably styled by Rag & Bone and were gifted He’s A 10– It’s A 10 Haircare’s newest line for men. Attendees savored light bites by SBE and toasted along side our hosts with cocktails courtesy of Gentleman Jack and wines by Barton & Guestier while overlooking the scenic skyline from the glistening pool deck.
Aaron Salgado, Thomas Meding, Jared Shapiro & DJ Irie
Aaron Salgado, Thomas Meding & DJ Irie
DJ Irie, Thomas Meding & Courtland Lantaff
Paul Gray & Courtland Lantaff
Courtland Lantaff & Leslie Wolfson
Alex Norton & Andrew Peleckis
Matt Brooks & Jared Shapiro
Emma Rojas & Kim Couey
Lauren LaPuma & Michelle Dayiantis
Patrick Bidwill, Patricia Delinois, Thomas Meding, & Matt Brooks
Ceiliah Epner, Sismai Roman, & Miguel Bolaños
Dean Neiger & Melissa Silva Leos
Nicole Metropulls & Ludlow Dawes
Sandy Belini & Simona Taranu
Andrea Minski & Tomas Ocampo
Thomas & Alisa Meding
Thomas Meding & DJ Irie
Thomas Meding, Aaron Salgado, Jared Shapiro, Tarah Timothee, & DJ Irie
Aaron Salgado, Jared Shapiro, Thomas Meding, & DJ Irie
Aaron Salgado, Jared Shapiro, Tarah Timothee, & DJ Irie
Miami Beach, FL – September 23, 2016 – Ocean Drive magazine’s Editor-in- Chief, Jared Shapiro, and Publisher, Courtland Lantaff, joined Hollywood starlet, CBS Scorpion’s leading lady and the magazine’s September Fall Fashion Issue cover star, Katharine McPhee, at The Confidante Miami Beach Hotel. The gorgeous double-threat, actor and singer stepped out in a Zac Posen white dress and delighted the invitation-only audience with ballads in celebration of her Ocean Drive cover. Guests enjoyed specialty cocktails by Svedka vodka and wines by Kim Crawford. Inside the issue, McPhee opens up about achieving her Hollywood dreams after American Idol, life after divorce, what she looks for in a man and much more.
Katharine McPhee & Jared Shapiro
JP Oliver & Katharine McPhee
Danny Jelaca & Katharine McPhee
Katharine McPhee & Courtland Lantaff
Chad Fabricant, JP Oliver, & Courtland Lantaff
Yj On, Eric Brogna, & Lauren Shapiro
Marcel van Gemerden, Price Shapiro, & Matt Pluz
Alan & Barclay Roth
Alex & Gigi Duff
Bru & Dan Kodsi
Athena Georgiadis & Chris Carter
Bento Queiroz & Rayani Queiroz
Courtland & Emily Lantaff
Wendy Perez & Nina Cruz
Yessenia Ramirez, Sirid Biernath, & Alina Sarduy
Sirid Biernath & Yessenia Ramirez
Elizabeth Willis, Michael Strauss, & Rachel Redington
Miami, FL – July 20, 2016 – Ocean Drive Magazine hosted it’s “Art of The City” event with featured artist, Peter Tunney who made a noteworthy arrival into his Wynwood Walls gallery on a custom scooter. Ocean Drive magazine’s limited-edition “Art of The City” issue features Tunney’s work, “Cailin” on its Summer, Art of The City cover. Tunney’s cover art was also featured as part of the magazine’s online charity art auction which ran on Paddle8.com. Miami luminaries joining the magazines Editor-in-Chief, Jared Shapiro and Publisher, Courtland Lantaff were Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Wynwood pioneer and Wynwood Walls creator Jessica Goldman, nightlife icon and street art collector David Grutman with new wife, model Isabel Rangel Grutman, Southern Wine and Spirits and founders of South Beach Wine & Food Festival Arlene and Wayne Chaplin and over 150 VIPs. All proceeds benefit Artists for Peace and Justice.
World Red Eye was able to catch a moment with Tunney, who gave us a closer look into his world of art, what new projects we can expect and what he thinks about Miami’s art culture today.
Jessica Goldman Srebnick & Peter Tunney
WRE: How did you get your start in the art world?
PT: I declared myself an artist in 1987 after the stock market crash. I took everything out of my apartment on 60th Street and painted each item before putting it back in a new spot, including painting over my TV screen.
WRE: How does it feel having a limited edition cover of Ocean Drive magazine’s special “Art of the City” piece?
PT: I like seeing it, I like being a paradigm breaker. Art on the cover of a magazine thrills me, even if it wasn’t mine. In this case it is and that’s just an additional thrill.
WRE: Can you tell us more about the giant polaroid artwork of “Cailin”, that is being donated to the auction?
PT: Cailin Russo is a dear friend and amazingly talented singer, songwriter and really an insanely great model. We shot tons of Giant Polaroids together and she is just a total chameleon and professional. In this photo, it was the last shot of the day and I double exposed her into my oldest painted jeans. It was an unexpected miracle when we peeled it back; I love the ancient degradation and elements of an accident.
Courtland Lantaff, Peter Tunney, & Jared Shapiro
WRE: What is it like to work with the giant vintage polaroid that was once used by Andy Warhol himself?
PT: It’s just a surreal treat every time! Every image is an event, and the fact that giants like Warhol and Chuck Close have used it makes it that much cooler. It also makes you think a little harder and be respectful.
WRE:Much of your work features specific words or sayings, could you expand more on what message you are trying to get across with this? What do you want people to take away from your art?
PT: I don’t really think of it in those terms; stuff is just coming out of me and I’m compelled to put it out there. I guess overall I am trying to just be here, be present, enjoy the now and in general have less fear and pay attention better.
Cruising Wynwood through hundreds of siiick murals blasting Frank Ocean is something I really cherish; it’s just real time magic.
WRE: Can you expand more on how you incorporate photography into your pieces?
PT: Photography is mostly a base for me; a canvas with an image already on it. I like to add to, layer up and change a static photo into something slightly more interesting. The Giant Polaroid can create layered images through double and triple exposures. If I add a few layers to that and reshoot it, it really becomes something else, an object where the viewer is not sure what is the painting, what is the photo and where each begins or ends.
WRE: What is your favorite medium to work with? Why?
PT: I like garbage, literally stuff I find in the trash. I get great satisfaction finding a wonderful piece of garbage and turning it into a treasured object.
WRE: How have you seen art in Miami evolve over the years?
PT: It’s become a mecca for artists, collectors, exhibitions, museums and galleries. When you bring so much critical mass there will be good, bad and ugly, but it will certainly be a dynamic scene. People now come to Miami from all over the world to buy art; it used to be NYC or London, now you can add Miami to the list. Miami is rocking!
WRE:Why do you think Wynwood Walls has become increasingly popular?
PT: Wynwood Walls is a special place. It’s the most coveted place to do a wall, and it’s something to see. It’s diverse, it’s big, and it’s a deep well of artists and artwork that touch so many people, causes and social activations. Wynwood is the big movement in art at this time and it’s awesome in every respect. So people that come here are blown away and tell their friends. Wynwood Walls is super busy right now and it’s Monday in late July. A few years ago I would close from May until November. Today we get thousands of people every day!
Michael Bernstein, Asha & Jamie Elias, & Peter Tunney
WRE: You’ve been spotted jetting around town in very cool-looking vehicles, can you tell us more about this?
PT: I like cruising around in these amazing rolling works of art created by my buddy Yarrow Mazetti, he is the genius behind Art Cars. Cruising Wynwood through hundreds of siiiiiiik murals blasting Frank Ocean is something I really cherish; it’s just real time magic.
WRE:We hear you are launching a company with Wynwood aficionado Jessica Goldman, can you tell us more about it?
PT: Not really, not yet. It’s called GOLDMAN Global Arts and we are executing monumental global art projects and small local projects. More will be revealed soon. Jessica is the best partner one could have and we are both super stoked and working on creating amazing projects around the world. You will hear about our groundbreaking Miami projects this fall…
Asha & Jamie Elias
WRE: What advice would you give to young artists trying to make it?
PT: Have big goals and low expectations. It’s a tough and long road. Watch the Calder documentary and watch 100 art bio docs; see the many different ways to survive. But mostly be true to you, have something to say and learn how to say it. Try to be a better artist every day, every hour, think and work all the time.
WRE: What can we expect from you in the future in regards to your work?
PT: Lots of new projects, many public facing big works, and hopefully better work in general. I am trying and working daily to become a better artist – for me. It’s always hard, it’s like writing a hit song or having a best seller, you have to give up and then suddenly something comes… to be continued.
Daniel Serfer, Seth Browarnik, Eddie Dominguez, Susan Amat, & Arthur S. Agatston
Miami Beach, FL – July 22, 2016 – The Emerging Leadership Council of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel of local business leaders from an array of industries to educate the audience on successful business development. The 10th Annual “City National Champions of Business Panel” hosted distinguished individuals that have made recent leaps of progress in their respective businesses and/or careers, each with their own unique approach. Held at 1 Hotel South Beach, the event drew in over 200 business professionals to witness and interact in a discussion. Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing, Communications and Community Relations at City National Bank, Eddie Dominguez moderated the discussion between Seth Browarnik, Founder Red Eye Productions and WorldRedEye.com; Arthur S. Agatston, Medical Director of Wellness and Prevention for Baptist Health South Florida; Susan Amat, CEO and founder of Venture Hive; and Daniel Serfer, owner of Blue Collar restaurant. “It’s always interesting to see and hear how business leaders have achieved a high level of success and what their ‘secret sauce’ is,” said Chamber Chairman & SVP of Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, Michael S. Goldberg. “At this event, we explore what makes certain leaders champions of their industries, how their business practices have evolved and what we can learn from their failures and successes.”
Daniel Serfer, Seth Browarnik, Eddie Dominguez, Susan Amat, & Arthur S. Agatston
Daniel Serfer, Seth Browarnik, & Eddie Dominguez
Daniel Serfer, Seth Browarnik, Eddie Dominguez, Susan Amat, & Arthur S. Agatston
Arthur S. Agatston
Susan Amat & Arthur S. Agatston
Eddie Dominguez & Susan Amat
Seth Browarnik, Eddie Dominguez, & Susan Amat
Seth Browarnik & Eddie Dominguez
Daniel Serfer & Seth Browarnik
Michael S. Goldberg
Michael S. Goldberg, Wayne Pathman, & Courtland Lantaff
Miami Beach, FL – June 10, 2016 – Ocean Drive magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Jared Shapiro and Publisher Courtland Lantaff celebrated the magazine’s May/June issue cover star Gabrielle Union on at the Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel. At the event guests enjoyed specialty cocktails by Casa Noble Tequila, beer by Crown Imports and chardonnay from Union’s Vanilla Puddin winery. The “Being Mary Jane” star showed up with husband Dwyane Wade and Miami Heat teammate Udonis Haslem at the invitation-only event sponsored by Invicta timepieces event and mingled with Miami VIPs and tastemakers.
Miami Beach, FL – May 25, 2016 – Ocean Drive magazine hosted an exclusive celebration at Carillon Miami Beach paying tribute to the glossy’s annual issue. Inside the magazine dedicated to South Florida’s most powerful women, Ocean Drive highlighted and celebrated eight trailblazers – Ana Navarro, Dr. Felicia Knaul, Sarah Arison, Kinga Lampert, Isabella Acker, Rudabeh Shahbazi, Lucy Morillo and Tracy Mourning, each who are making big waves in the city through careers in politics, media, education, culture, healthcare and philanthropy and share their secrets to success and how they are paying it forward. The event was supported by The Outnet.com who premiered a new special collaboration with Miami fashion designer Alexis, California Closets, Anna de Codorníu and VOSS. On-site, guests met Shira Suveyke, The Outnet’s Executive Vice President, previewed a custom closet installation by The Outnet and California Closets. enjoyed spa treatments by Carillon Miami Beach, and received personalized fashion sketches by Chic Sketch.
Alonzo Mourning, Steven & Petra Levin, Kinga Lampert, Tracy Mourning, & Eddie Lampert
Steven & Ayana Boucher, Alonzo & Tracy Mourning
Petra Levin, Lana Bernstein, & Tracy Mourning
Petra Levin & Kinga Lampert
Petra Levin & Shira Suveyke
Albert Barragan & Aimee Brown
Erica Korman, Courtland Lantaff, & Emily Gamboa
Barry Brodsky, Lisa Petrillo, & Adam Levy
Michael Choiniere, Jose Acosta, & Jo Colonna
Sarah Arison, Lauren Fitzpatrick, & Giselle Kovac
Isabella Acker, Tracy Mourning, Rudabeh Shahbazi, Jared Shapiro, Sarah Arison, Kinga Lampert, & Lucy Morillo
Miami Beach, FL – March 29, 2016 – Ocean Drive magazine along with One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects hosted an exclusive dinner and cocktail celebration at French 27, paying homage to some of South Florida’s influential movers and shakers editorialized in our March edition of “The List”. VIP guests enjoyed a specially curated four course dinner and later toasted the evening along side 50-75 like-minded tastemakers while sipping cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka and savoring passed bites courtesy of French 27.
Angela & Louis Birdman
Courtland Lantaff, Angela & Louis Birdman
Tyler Krutzfeldt, Perla Diaz De Leon, & Mike Foster
Samantha Ketant, Mike Foster, & Kaceion Hudson
Eddie Leite, Sunny Fraser, & David Gordon
Jim Lee, Galina Dean, Martina Castoldi, & Beatrice Fanchin
Mathelie Movic, Derek Sparks, & Anna Bellini
Yulia Korotkova, David Gordon, Adrian Pereira, Andrea Abril, Sunny Fraser, & Mariela Prieto
Marisa Marcus, Samantha Rosen, Melissa Katz, & James Lewis Wark
Ahmad Elfatairy & Damaris Aguiar
Andrea Viana & Damaris Aguiar
Louis & Angela Birdman
Angela Birdman & Amy Zakarin
Lulu Gutierrez & Marcello Agostini
Saddy Delgado, Sylvia Fragos, & Sabine Otamendi
Robin Van Der Putten & Adriana Ospina
Patricia Vacari & Jennifer Hoberman
Jules Marohl, Harvey Daniels, & Johanna Carrasquel
Miami, FL – March 8, 2016 – Paramount Miami Worldcenter joined Ocean Drive magazine to host an evening of Downtown Dining highlighting the area’s most exciting restaurants including Apeiro Kitchen & Bar, Cipriani, Harry’s Pizzeria, Fooq’s, Mandolin, Toro Toro, and Verde. The invitation-only, culinary and whiskey pairing event drew 250 VIP guests. On-site tastemakers enjoyed cocktails by Woodford Reserve paired with innovative hors d’oeuvres from participating restaurants. Attendees also got to test their mixology skill with an interactive Make Your Own Manhattan station.
Anastasia Koutsioukis & Jared Shapiro
Courtland Lantaff, Leslie Wolfson, & David Foulquier
Dan & Bru Kodsi, Peggy Fucci, & Courtland Lantaff
Bru & Dan Kodsi, & Peggy Fucci
Bru & Dan Kodsi
Yury Bylina & Liza Hernandez
Michael Sadov & Liza Hernandez
Amee Enger & Ryan Van Milligen
Saul Ramos & Eric Lopez
Ivette Day, Saul Ramos, Eric Lopez, & Rodrigo Rodriguez
Luis Ramirez & Ryan Bobson
Jose Viruega & Sergio Sotelo
Patrick Guerrette & JC Benitoa
Jared Shapiro & Cindy Sepulveda
Faith Lemoine & Michael Sadov
Leslie Wolfson & David Foulquier
Lana Bernstein, Michelle Addison, & Leslie Wolfson
Anastasia Koutsioukis & Athena Kesarias
Alexander & Claudia Binelo
Michael Mann, Ceiliah Epner, Yury Bylina, & Angela Matthi
Ana Alonso, Shane Shadee, & Fania Castro
Elizabeth Schamy, Tzippi Wigoda, & Marilina Apfelbaum
Sofia Allan, Patricia Velazquez, Monica Gonzalez, & Patricia Vicari
Bal Harbour, FL – March 9, 2016 – VINCE and Ocean Drive magazine hosted an exclusive evening at the VINCE Bal Harbour boutique with a VIP shopping event benefiting New World Symphony. Guests including Ocean Drive Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief Jared Shapiro and fellow hosts Jeff Akin, Florencia Jimenez-Marcos, Amdrew Pompa, and Vanessa Ressler savored petit bites and sipped champagne while shopping the latest fashions.