Ocean Drive - - Contents March 2017 - JARED SHAPIRO

Liv­ing in South Flor­ida, I play a lot of ten­nis. I also play my mu­sic re­ally loud with the win­dows open ev­ery time I drive over the 395 Cause­way, pass­ing un­der exit signs that read MI­AMI BEACH, as I head to work.

So it’s no won­der that March is one of my fa­vorite months of the year down here, with the Mi­ami Open fea­tur­ing the world’s great­est ten­nis play­ers (my­self not in­cluded) and the Ul­tra Mu­sic Fes­ti­val star­ring the world’s great­est DJS. In fact, for three days, those two events will ac­tu­ally col­lide, draw­ing hun­dreds of thou­sands of rev­el­ers be­tween them— some loyal ten­nis fa­nat­ics, some EDM diehards, and oth­ers like me who like to dab­ble in both.

I’m all pre­pared: I’ve got my new Roger Fed­erer ten­nis hat (from Ten­nis Plaza on Bis­cayne Boule­vard) for sunny days watch­ing the ac­tion at Cran­don Park, and I’ve got my #Team­nosleep hat from E11EVEN ready for wild nights at Ul­tra (and af­ter). My sun­screen and S’well wa­ter bot­tle are packed, and I’ll prob­a­bly head to Anatomy at 1220 for a quick IV drip (wa­ter plus nu­tri­ents plus B12) from Vi­tasquad to make sure I’m prop­erly hy­drated and juiced up.

And if ten­nis or rav­ing isn’t your thing, NASA just re­ported that 2016 was the hottest year on record, so I ex­pect March to be ex­tra spe­cial on the beach this year—which, by the way, is the per­fect place to read our cover story on su­per­model Adri­ana Lima. She not only daz­zles on mag­a­zines, run­ways, and TVS across the globe, but she also hap­pens to call Mi­ami home. So while the tem­per­a­tures rise as we leave win­ter be­hind and head into spring on March 20, is there any­thing bet­ter—or hot­ter—than Adri­ana Lima, Mi­ami, and this is­sue of Ocean Drive?

Happy read­ing… and par­ty­ing.

from left: En­joy­ing a cup of cof­fee with 'avid Grut­man at the grand open­ing of his new café OTL in the Mi­ami 'es­ign 'istrict; with -P Oliver at The Con­fi­dante Mi­ami Beach for Ocean Drive’s #INSTAMIAMI party. be­low: Cel­e­brat­ing with our -an­uary cover...

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