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Holiday Parties, Miami-Style: Eight-year-Old DJs in Tiaras and Ugly Sweaters at a Hip Hostel

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As 2012 came to a close, the city's holiday parties seemed to be as crazily, wonderfully fractured as Miami these days -- from an old-school dance party in gritty Wynwood (Miami's version of NoLita in the 1990s), to a hipster New Year's Eve house party in the Upper Biscayne Corridor (featuring a pair of eight-year-old girl DJs in paper tiaras), to the requisite Ugly Sweater Party at Miami Beach's trendiest hotel du jour, Freehand Miami, in the former Indian Creek Hotel (circa 1936) -- a youth hostel designed by Roman & Williams, the talented team behind The Standard NY and Ace Hotel in Manhattan.

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Sean Drake and Michelle Leshem, with eight-year-old DJs-in-training Julia and Sydney, and Mohawk-ed family cocker spaniel, Kismet, at home on New Year's Eve

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Katrina Wean at The Broken Shaker

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Michele Oka Doner, Iran Issa-Khan, Zaha Hadid and Tui Pranich (in Zaha's evening coat) at Iran Issa-Khan's New Year's Eve dinner party

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Danny Santiago and David Fittin at their old-school dance party at Stash Wardrobe

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Chelsea Wichmann and Dfernando Zaremba at Stash Wardrobe

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Justin Dieppa and Anthony Spinello at Stash Wardrobe

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Nick D'Annunzio and Roy Alpert at Nick & Jochy's 1st Annual Ugly Sweater Party, at Freehand Miami

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Adrian Baschuk and Jamie Bowling at the Ugly Sweater Party at The Broken Shaker

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Jacquelynn Powers, Jochy Ortiz and Vanessa Menkes at the Ugly Sweater Party at The Broken Shaker

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Alfred Spellman, Jordana Mesner, Allie Schwartz and Jarred Grant at the Ugly Sweater Party at The Broken Shaker

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Nathalie Fay, Henri Esteve, Daniela de la Fe; Eva Artagaveytia and Franz Klain, all in Franz' mom Edith's vintage, not-so-ugly sweaters, at The Broken Shaker (at Freehand Miami).

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Danny Toccin, Marjorie Emden, Bobby Emden and Stephan Fortier at Women of Tomorrow honoree dinner at Tosca

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Don and Maria Brown at Women of Tomorrow honoree dinner at Tosca

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Donald Jacobson, Marisa Toccin, Ferne Toccin, Lola Jacobson and Danny Toccin at Women of Tomorrow honoree dinner at Tosca

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Elizabeth Kane Beracasa, Alfredo Beracasa and Jennifer Valoppi at Women of Tomorrow honoree dinner at Tosca