Key Couples 2015

We scoured Key Biscayne to find couples who take the power of two to a whole new level. Their total devotion to one another is both inspirational and beautiful, and their responses to our questions will make you laugh, cry and fall in love all over again.Featuring: Antonio Braschi & Elisa Di Costra, Debbie & Emilio Cianfoni, Alfono & Carla Cantalapiedra.

Strange Love

Dresses with poetry, body-con silhouettes, transparencies and bold lingerie combine to reveal the silence of passion and love. Featuring: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio, Jhon Jairo Santos & Angeles Almuna Weil.

Island Living

This tropical residence on coveted W. Mashta Drive in Key Biscayne features all the comforts of home and a little extra — including expansive interior and exterior spaces and a private backyard paradise that will welcome you home for a lifetime. Featuring: Kari Madera

Yacht Speed Ahead

The demand for yachts in Miami is so huge it requires separate, yet complementary, boat shows: The Miami International Boat Show and The Yacht & Brokerage Show. Whether you prefer to commission a custom vessel or are seeking a deal on a used boat, you’re search starts here.

What Is Love?

It’s a question that’s puzzled scientists, psychologists, philosophers and poets throughout the ages, and in 2014, “What Is Love” was the 3rd-most popular Google search. Clearly, this age-old puzzle is one that the average Joe is still trying to solve today.

The "L" Word

It’s time to unearth the most unique love affair you will ever experience in this life or the next — and finding the keys to a re-energized, happier heart is easier than you might think.

Love Amore Amore Amour

When it comes to showing your honey love, there are many complicated languages and dialects to learn before your dear can hear you loud and clear. Don’t let language be a barrier to communicating love in your relationship. Instead, turn to the wisdom of Dr. Gary Chapman and The Five Love Languages and watch your relationship flourish with emotion, gratitude and appreciation.

Hero

For Jamie Diptee-Bay, the heart is where it’s at. As the Development Director for the American Heart Association’s Greater Southeast Affiliate, she works to fight heart disease and stroke by raising the funds to support the doctors and researchers who work toward life-saving research.

Vida Amorosa

No one can argue that love is complicated. It killed many of history’s star-crossed lovers, it’s been the subject of countless hit songs and the topic of just about every chick flick ever released. What many don’t realize, however, is that just like life, love has a natural evolution that can’t be ignored.

Compass Home

We take a peek at what happens behind closed doors, and in one case, the backyard, as homeowners, maids, nannies, pets and celebrities share some funny (and oft ironic) experiences they’ve had over the years. Most of the names have been changed to protect the anonymity of the readers who submitted their stories to us.

Compass Travel

Whether during a weekend staycation or a globetrotting escape, amp up your next getaway with these gestures that let your partner know how much they’re loved and adored long after you’ve unpacked.

Compass Real Estate

A top-tier estate manager from Estate Managers Coalition can keep your property running seamlessly and make it the envy of all your friends. A must read this month? 101 Greatest Real Estate Stories Ever Told: Agents Full Disclosure! Also check out this month's prime properties! Featuring: Ana Somarriba, Carlos Coto, Vivianna Franchy and Maureen Jauregui.

Compass Entertainment

Digital music makes singles accessible, but the art of writing an album you could listen to in its entirety is fading. Thankfully there’s a rock band keen on keeping the tradition alive.

Compass Health

So you’re planning a romantic night for that special someone and want to spice things up both in the kitchen and in the bedroom but don’t know what to serve…don’t fret! Here are a few ways to get creative with a menu that’ll have your partner begging for more.

Compass FYI

Once you learn about these notable moments in engagement ring history, you’ll realize that popping the question is an age-old tradition that’s evolved as much as we have since the beginning of time.

Compass Beauty

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. But they also provide the keys to aging. Trick the hands of time with the latest products from La Prairie sure to have you looking 10 years younger in no time. Also find out all about the hottest new skin treatment micro-needling from Dr. John J. Martin, Jr., MD!

Compass Fashion

Whether you find yourself in cooler temperatures or the warmth of The Sunshine State, this winter fashion pays homage to the classic & chic flair of Jackie O, with a spotlight on her signature flowing shin-length skirts.

Compass Finance

Decades ago, the term millionaire referred to the 1%’ers. No more. What does $1 million get you these days? Among other things, you can get an extraordinary motorcycle, a rare bottle of coconut brandy and a really shiny fishing lure. Looking to refinance? See what Howard Levine, Executive VP of Consumer & Residential Lending at Sabadell Bank, has to say!

Indulge Demeanor

Light fabrics and relaxed silhouettes combine for a quintessential wardrobe that embraces an effortless lifestyle. Featuring: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio, Jhon Jairo Santos & Angeles Almuna Weil.

Power Sip

Before, during or after Valentine’s Day, make sure you and your lovely are sipping pretty in pink with this bubbly concoction sure to get the love vibes poppin’. Featuring: Diageo

The 411

Check out all the hot events for February in this month's 411! Put on your best “KB Chic” for the 2015 Aqua Party. Proceeds benefit Key Biscayne Foundation and its mission to empower residents to make a positive impact in the local and global community via philanthropy, leadership!

Encounters @ KB Yacht Club

Staria Petersen celebrated her 80th birthday among her closets friends and family at Key Biscayne Yacht Club. 1. Jillian & Dean Surman, Staria Petersen, Rhett & Ashley Surman, Joe Ward 2. Helen & Hershal Sparks 3. Lorraine & Stephen Sonnabend, Romy Lancaster 4. Joseph & Jo Ann Young 5. Bernie & Doris Nemtzow 6. Jeanne & Maxine Shinefield

Encounters @ South Mashta

The Giuffridas hosted an unforfettable housewarming that welcomed family and friends to their new home on South Mashta in Key Biscayne. 1. Elaine De Roode, Amelita Courtney, Silvana Giuffrida, Ana Felpeto, Carla Cantalapiedra 2. Rob Vale, Dr. TJ Giuffrida, York Flick 3. Kelly Camacho, Delilah Alonso, Maria Giuffrida 4. Mayra Lindsay, David Puyanic, Jennifer Valladares 5. Mo Ghanta, Ritu Pahwa, Soraia Valladares, Eduardo Ferraz 6. Brian Connel, Tom & Maite Thorton, Kristen Connel 7. Silvia Meneghetti, Silvia Rotemberg 8. Mary Jo & Alfredo Pinedo 9. Michea & Patric Duffy 10. Rosa Kemper, Kim Sarkisian, Trish Flick

Encounters w/ Arch Realty

Arch Realty hosted a special Girls Volleyball End Of Season Party to commemorate all of the team’s victories throughout the year. 1. Anabella Camacaro, Maria Calderon, Marina Azanza, Sofia Ortega, Sarah Correa, Valentina Galbusera, Andrea DeHaro, Valentina Larretape 2. Martina Ibrichimova, Daniella Piñeros, Julia Hornstein, Agustina Bettocchi, Nicole Hawley 3. Michelle Murcia, Elisa Conterno, Nicole Stevens, Jimena Astorqui, Sarah Hendrix 4. Daniella Wulff, Marianna Hardie, Nick Stanham, Silvia Sannia

Encounters w/ Fundacion Manos Del Sur

Fundacion Manos Del Sur held the annual Bazar De Guadalupe to benefit unprivileged children from Latin America.1. Maria Alejandra Abasal, Gloria & Lili Ramirez, Ana Neira, Karla Bueno 2. Adriana Spitale, Menchu Hickman, Svetlana Pantic 3. Katia Goldstein, Beatriz Suess, Ana Somarriba, Margie Ungar 4. Daniela Montemayor, Cecilia Dibildox, Paola Camara 5. Flavia Grigio, Annie Mammes, Randy Lack, Ludy Zambrano 6. Guadalupe Martinez, Florencia Guerini, Florencia Ferrari, Josefina Campiana 7. Maria Paz Victoria, Florencia Moni, Paulina Montes 8. Sofia & Maria Cruz Waterhouse 9. Mariana Cernadas, Martha Poulat, Maria Jose Alonso 10. Liliana Ramirez, Ana Maria Neira, Gloria Ramirez

Encounters w/ KB Lions Club

The Key Biscayne Lions Club once again brought the neighborhood together during their annual holiday party celebrating the community, their achievements and future goals. 1. Robert Gentillini, Ralph V. Caputo, Barbara Levito, Juan J. Tejera 2. Nora Camejo, Elizabeth Tejera, Dorothy Letakis 3. Dr. Jaime Vergara, Catterina Cuneo 4. Sasha & Kurt Sagovac, Eric & Perine Georges 5. Eric Druckman, Allan Joseph, Mattew Alvarado

Encounters @ The Ocean Club

Ocean Club Realty invited residents for a presentation of Brickell City Centre serving as “The New Heart of Brickell” by Fortune International Realty. 1. Natalia Anda, Ulises Reyes, Bea Reguera, Bob Battle, Martha & Mike Ortiz 2. Marilyn Cale, Lisa Blackman 3. Allison Ortiz Chris & Lisa Blackman 4. Allison Ortiz, Juan Murcia, Alina Gimenez, Gloria Caicedo 5. Monica Henao, Linda Salcedo 6. Dalmira & Robert Meyer 7. Daniel Dyner, Phillipe Neuman 8. Murf & Pachi Butler

Encounters @ Toy Town

Toy Town held their annual Elf Magic Party including Santa Claus at The Square Shopping Center. 1. Elfs & Santa Claus w/ Children 2. Mary Tague, Michele Camps, Patrick & Alexarae Walfenzao 3. Kids excited to meet Santa 4. Bela, Sunita & Salma Cencu 5. Ron & Victor Yacob, Rosa Kemper, Miranda Stasulli 6. Leonardo Bertolino, Yanira Padilla, Patrica & Gabriel Bertolino 7. Kenzie Connell & Joan McCaughan 8. Marianne & Constanza Dominguez 9. Daniela, Pilar & Natalie Reyes 10. Nory Suarez, Andrea, Maria, Lucrecia & Juan Licata 11. Santa Claus meeting one of his biggest fans

Encounters @ Art Basel

Raul De Molina’s 13th Annual Art Basel Kickoff Party was a hit among art aficionados, collectors and industry insiders who attended from around the world. 1. Lili Estefan, Cuban Artist Mendive, Raul De Molina 2. Teresa Rodriguez, Romero Britto 3. Luis Balaguer, Marcus Santana 4. Mali Parkerson, Arturo Berned 5. Raul De Molina & Daniela Wicki in front of Champion Porsche’s 2014 Art Car 6. Sammy Sosa, Carlos Gomez