A Miami-based freelance writer and copywriter originally from Connecticut, Becky Randel is a frequent contributor to Ocean Drive, as well as People and People.com, About.com, Thedailymeal.com, and W magazine, among others. Randel gives us the full Miami experience this month, covering the revamp of Ocean Drive (the street), the must-attend galas and art openings of the moment, and more. As a Miami resident, what does Ocean Drive mean to you? My parents own a condo on Ocean Drive, so it was my first introduction to Miami. I’ve always loved the energy and the idea that you can have a street full of shops and restaurants directly on the beach! The revamp is much needed. Ocean Drive is truly special and should be a draw for South Beach, not a deterrent.