Ocean Drive - - Contents March 2017 - COURT­LAND LANTAFF

If there’s a month that I look for­ward to ev­ery year, it’s March. Short but sweet Fe­bru­ary might have brought the world’s most stun­ning yachts to our waters for the Mi­ami In­ter­na­tional Boat Show and the city’s and na­tion’s best (James Beard Award­win­ning) chefs to­gether for al­most a hun­dred events at the South Beach Wine & Food Fes­ti­val, but March brings an in­ter­na­tional ten­nis tour­na­ment and a global mu­sic phe­nom­e­non (which started right on the sands of Sobe) to our Magic City. It’s no won­der in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors flock to the 305 to spend their spring break here.

If you’re a ten­nis fa­natic, snag­ging a seat at the 2017 Mi­ami Open is an ab­so­lute must. From March 20 to April 2, the world’s lead­ing ten­nis play­ers will hit the Ten­nis Cen­ter at Cran­don Park and face off for the cov­eted ti­tle and tro­phy. You can find me court­side.

If it’s par­ty­ing you had in mind, you’ve come to the right city. While Mi­ami plays host to the hottest names in elec­tronic dance mu­sic all through­out the year, this month brings in­dus­try le­gends to our city for the 2017 Win­ter Mu­sic Con­fer­ence (March 21–24) and Mi­ami Mu­sic Week (March 21–26). For an en­tire week, DJS will turn the vol­ume up louder than usual with high-oc­tane beach bashes, pool­side blowouts, and club sets guar­an­teed to have you danc­ing all day, all night, and quite likely the fol­low­ing morn­ing.

Of course, with WMC and MMW comes the 19th an­nual Ul­tra Mu­sic Fes­ti­val. From March 24 to 26, Bayfront Park will be trans­formed into an EDM won­der­land where global names like Carl Cox (fea­tured on page 124), Ar­min van Bu­uren, and Martin Gar­rix will man the turnta­bles for sure-to-be-epic sets we’ll be talk­ing about un­til next year.

For such a spe­cial time and is­sue, we’re elated to fea­ture the gor­geous su­per­model Adri­ana Lima on our cover. When she isn’t spend­ing the day on some far-off ex­otic beach on lo­ca­tion for a shoot or strut­ting the Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret Fash­ion Show run­way, the brunette calls this beach her home, and we’re hon­ored to share her lat­est en­deav­ors with you.

So whether you’re a sports en­thu­si­ast or EDM ad­dict, or a bit of both, I en­cour­age you to re­ally revel in ev­ery­thing our city has to of­fer this month. Af­ter all, we get to en­joy it in Mi­ami’s per­fect, per­ma­nent sum­mer­time weather. The Magic City truly is mag­i­cal, isn’t it?

I hope to see you around town dur­ing this ex­cit­ing time…

from left: :ith Emily Lantaff at Ocean Drive’s #INSTAMIAMI event at Nina’s +ouse at The Con­fi­dante Mi­ami Beach; with Mayor Philip Levine, Olivia Culpo, and -ared Shapiro at Ocean Drive’s -an­uary is­sue re­lease cel­e­bra­tion, hosted by Culpo at Ricky’s...

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