Miami Beach, FL – January 12, 2017 – Taking place at the newly reopened Faena Forum, Lexus, World Red Eye ‘s Seth Browarnik and actor Dane DeHaan, star of the upcoming film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, unveiled the debut of a model of the SKYJET – a single-seat pursuit craft featured in the film at the Lexus ‘Through The Lens’ celebration.
Dane DeHaan & Spiros Fotinos
Ahol Sniffs Glue
Seth Browarnik & Ahol Sniffs Glue
Lena Koorse, Ahol Sniffs Glue, Anna Williams, Allie LaSorte, & Seth Browarnik
Bill Kearney & Courtland Lantaff
Keith Paciello, Flip Falca, Tommy Cabrerizo, & Alfred Spellman
Miami Beach, FL – January 11, 2017 – Ocean Drive magazine, South Florida’s premiere glossy, known as Miami’s bible – celebrated its highly anticipated, January, 24th Anniversary issue with cover star and glamorous beauty, Olivia Culpo at Ricky’s South Beach. South Beach’s hottest new entertainment playground played host to Publisher Courtland Lantaff, Editor-in- Chief Jared Shapiro, Mayor of Miami Beach Philip Levine, Menin Hospitality’s Keith Menin, mega-attorney Brian Elias and many other VIPs including Culpo who celebrated the magazine’s anniversary and her Ocean Drive cover debut. The multi-hyphenate model, actress, social media sensation and fashion and beauty influencer joins a long list of icons who have graced the magazine’s anniversary past covers including Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson, Eva Longoria, Niki Taylor, Ashley Benson, Jenna Dewan Tatum, and more. Notables and tastemakers enjoyed wines by Kim Crawford, specialty cocktails by Hangar 1 Vodka and water from Aquacai – all paired with Ricky’s modern-day, Carnival-themed delectable bites.
Courtland Lantaff & Olivia Culpo
Olivia Culpo & Jared Shapiro
Olivia Culpo & Danny Jelaca
Athena Georgiadis & Lyndsay Reyes
Stephan Macricostas & Emily Lantaff
Philip Levine & Olivia Culpo
Keith Menin, Olivia Culpo, & Jared Shapiro
Lauren, Evelyn & Keith Menin, & Olivia Culpo
Courtland Lantaff, Philip Levine, Olivia Culpo, & Jared Shapiro
Courtland & Emily Lantaff
Olivia Culpo & Andrea Minski
Philip Levine & Keith Menin
Andres Cuellar & Danny Jelaca
Brian Elias, Lacey Abbott, & Scott Ballin
Courtland Lantaff, Brian Elias, Lacey Abbott, & Scott Ballin
Stephan Macricostas, Lauren Shapiro, Emily Lantaff, & Chayanne Coe
Lizzy Martinez, Gaby Beyer, Nikolette Machado, & Sofia Habib
Miami Beach, FL – January 11, 2017 – Smith & Wollensky celebrated 20 years in Miami and the completion of its extensive restaurant renovation, hosting a grand bash with some of Miami’s most notable names in media and hospitality. Regarded in many circles as “America’s Steakhouse,” Smith & Wollensky showcased upgraded and modernized dining and private event spaces, an expanded indoor bar and lounge and its stunning new Overlook Deck; an uncovered second-story terrace that features breathtaking views of South Pointe Park and Government Cut plus a full bar, lounge and table seating. Guests can look forward to dining and live entertainment at the Overlook Deck on Thursday through Sunday evenings starting January 26th.
Leonard Ryan & Michael Feighery
Michael Feighery, Kim Lapine, & Matt King
Michael Feighery, Henry Delgado, & Courtland Lantaff
Ray Briels, Cristina Franco, Karianne Arsenault, & Sydne Hornstein
Marian Canals, Mauro Mejia, & Monica Gomez
Cristi Marin & Alina Petre
Cristi Marin, Alina Petre, & Marius Mates
Pat Houlihan, Tommy Hart, & Una Murphy
Michelle Lorenzo, Lori & Emilie Sobel, & Michele Berlowitz
Miami Beach, FL – December 1, 2016 – Art Basel Magazine, the official magazine for Art Basel Miami Beach celebrated the industry’s most influential women in the art world at their 7th annual “Women In Arts” luncheon at Scarpetta. Sue Hostetler, Editor-in- Chief along with Nadja Swarovski, co-hosted the afternoon honoring three women whose careers have made a long-standing impact on the art community. This year’s honorees include: Diana Al-Hadid, the Sryian-born, celebrated contemporary artist who creates sculptures, installations, panels and drawings using various media; Lilly Tartifoff, co-chair of the Board of Trustees of Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles and major philanthropist; and Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Founder and President of Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation (cifo), and renowned arts patron.
Diana Al Hadid
Lilly Tartikoff Karatz
Ellen Salpeter, Petra Levin, Dee Dee Sides, Carolina Garcia Jayaram & Sarah Arison
Susan Abrams, Courtland Lantaff, Sandra Christensen & Debra Halpert
Elias Synalovski, Cristina De Windt, Concetta Duncan, & Ginta Costa
Elias Synalovski, Michele Oka Doner, Cristina De Windt, & Jared Shapiro
Karen Lord, Petra Levin & Stefanie Reed
Jared Shapiro & Petra Levin
Shelley Foxaarons & Isolde Brielmaier
Caroline Powers & Blair Voltz Clarke
Diana Al Hadid, Shamim Momin, Samantha Frank, & Marianne Boesky
Rachel Felder, Susan Sterling, & Tanya Selvaratnam
Elias Synalovski & Michele Oka Doner
Petra Levin & Elias Synalovski
Caroline Powers, Lilly Tartikoff Karatz, Ben Bourgeois, & Lauren King
Lilly Tartikoff Karatz, Sue Hostetler, Ella Fontanals Cisneros, & Diana Al Hadid
Thomas Aastad, Lindsay Kordik, Concetta Duncan, & Ginta Costa
Bal Harbour, FL – November 30, 2016 – Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour and Ocean Drive magazine along with Kinga Lampert and Rochelle Finvarb hosted esteemed Designer Roland Mouret for breakfast along with 30 fellow style sophisticates. Guests broke from their Art Basel festivities to be the first to preview the French designer’s Pre Spring 2017 collection. VIPs in attendance included Tennis Pro Martina Navratilova, Melissa Netkin, Diana Furman and Ocean Drive Publisher Courtland Lantaff.
Rochelle Finvarb, Roland Mouret, & Kinga Lampert
Elias Synalovski & Roland Mouret
Martina Navratilova, Roland Mouret, Julia Lemigova, & Elias Synalovski
Martina Navratilova, Roland Mouret, & Julia Lemigova
Kinga Lampert, Roland Mouret, & Rochelle Finvarb
Courtland Lantaff & Roland Mouret
Kemella Marques & Roland Mouret
Alessandra Cavalcante & Roland Mouret
Kemella Marques, Alessandra Cavalcante, & Jo Paes
Roland Mouret & Rochelle Finvarb
Roland Mouret & Kinga Lampert
Kinga Lampert & Roland Mouret
Kinda Lampert, Rochelle Finvarb, & Marnie Loeb
Melissa Babil, Rochelle Finvarb, & Marnie Loeb
Martina Navratilova, Roland Mouret, Julia Lemigova, & Kinga Lampert
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.