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.
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
Katrina Wean at The Broken Shaker
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
Danny Santiago and David Fittin at their old-school dance party at Stash Wardrobe
Chelsea Wichmann and Dfernando Zaremba at Stash Wardrobe
Justin Dieppa and Anthony Spinello at Stash Wardrobe
Nick D'Annunzio and Roy Alpert at Nick & Jochy's 1st Annual Ugly Sweater Party, at Freehand Miami
Adrian Baschuk and Jamie Bowling at the Ugly Sweater Party at The Broken Shaker
Jacquelynn Powers, Jochy Ortiz and Vanessa Menkes at the Ugly Sweater Party at The Broken Shaker
Alfred Spellman, Jordana Mesner, Allie Schwartz and Jarred Grant at the Ugly Sweater Party at The Broken Shaker
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).
Danny Toccin, Marjorie Emden, Bobby Emden and Stephan Fortier at Women of Tomorrow honoree dinner at Tosca
Don and Maria Brown at Women of Tomorrow honoree dinner at Tosca
Donald Jacobson, Marisa Toccin, Ferne Toccin, Lola Jacobson and Danny Toccin at Women of Tomorrow honoree dinner at Tosca
Elizabeth Kane Beracasa, Alfredo Beracasa and Jennifer Valoppi at Women of Tomorrow honoree dinner at Tosca