LET­TER FROM THE PUB­LISHER

Ocean Drive - - Contents - COURT­LAND LANTAFF

Sum­mer is fi­nally here—and with it some of the big­gest events that we’ve been look­ing for­ward to all year long.

To start, Mi­ami Swim Week (aka the sex­i­est time of the year) is hit­ting our shores once again. From July 20 to 26, you can catch mod­els walk­ing the run­ways in the lat­est styles from some of the top es­tab­lished and emerg­ing de­sign­ers. This year also marks the Swimwear As­so­ci­a­tion of Florida’s 35th an­nual Swimshow, the largest tradeshow in the world, which will take over the Mi­ami Beach Con­ven­tion Cen­ter from July 22 to 25. Of course, Swim Week also means plenty of exclusive par­ties and an in­flux of A-list celebri­ties who travel from across the world just to revel in the week­long fes­tiv­i­ties.

If sports are more your thing, you’re in luck. For the first time ever, the MLB Al­ls­tar game will take place at Mar­lins Park on July 11, where you can watch some of the big­gest base­ball leg­ends smack the ball out of the park. And on July 29, soccer su­per­stars of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF will make their way to the 305 to face off at El Cla­sico Mi­ami at Hard Rock Sta­dium. I al­ready have my tick­ets.

For such an ex­cit­ing time in Mi­ami, we’re elated to have su­per­model Kate Bock on the cover of our an­nual Swim Is­sue. With mul­ti­ple ap­pear­ances in the Sports Il­lus­trated Swim­suit Is­sue since 2013 (when she was dubbed Rookie of the Year), it’s safe to say the blue-eyed beauty is truly on the brink of su­per­model star­dom, and we’re thrilled to have the op­por­tu­nity to share her jour­ney of suc­cess with you.

In be­tween flip­ping through the pages of this dou­ble is­sue, pe­rus­ing the lat­est fash­ions, wit­ness­ing sports his­tory, and (of course) pop­ping Cham­pagne, I also highly en­cour­age you to soak up plenty of the Magic City sun. Whether you work on your tan on the beach or pool­side, kick­ing back and re­lax­ing is a must. And speak­ing of a lit­tle R&R, make sure to stop by and book a re­lax­ing spa day at one of our (many) pre­mier ho­tels. Or, even bet­ter, make your next va­ca­tion a stay­ca­tion—be­cause, dur­ing the sum­mer months, there’s re­ally no bet­ter place to be than right here in Mi­ami.

I hope to see you around town…

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