Chic Debonair

Capturing femme elegance through precious jewelry pieces. Photographer: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio, Fashion Editor & Creative Direction: Jhon Jairo Santos, Styling Assistant: Angeles Almuna Weil, Hair & Makeup: Ally Pastora for Rocco Donna Agency, Model: Olga Y. for Wilhelmina Models, Photography Assistant: Alvaro Peralta for BlindLight Studio, Production: Angela Bonilla for BlindLight Studio, Jewelry: Morays Jewelers, 50 NE 2nd Ave., Downtown Miami; Featuring: Ugo Calà Firenze, David Yurman, Di Modolo, Daniel K., Morays Jewelers, Style Mafia, Wynwood, Camilla & Marc @ Shay Studio, and Leonor Rinco.

20 Off-The-Beaten Path Adventures In The Sunshine State

From Florida’s lush landscapes and iconic landmarks to adrenaline-packed activities around every corner, get ready to experience our state like never before with these adventures that are guaranteed to push your boundaries and test your limits. Text By: Estrellita S. Sibila Featuring: Snorkel For Scallops @ Steinhatchee, The Fountain Of Youth @ Ponce De Leon’s Archaeological Park, Lake Kissimmee State Park, The John Denham House Bed & Breakfast, Ichetucknee Springs State Park, A1A @ Broward County & Palm Beach, Kennedy Space Center, The Castillo De San Marcos, Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, Mosquito Lagoon, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Florida Caverns State Park, Big Bend Scenic Byway, Big Cat Rescue, Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, Everglades National Park, Jules’ Undersea Lodge, Potter’s Wax Museum, Florida Int’l Rally & Motorsport Park, and Tampa Bay.

New Paradise

Club Med, who pioneered the all-inclusive vacation concept 65 years ago, redefines it with its latest development at its Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic, with a unique partnership with Cirque du Soleil. Text By: Sandy Lindsey. Photos Courtesy of Club Med. Featuring: Club Med, Cirque du Soleil, Club Med’s Chairman & CEO Henri Giscard d’Estaing, Daniel Lamarre, Cirque du Soleil President & CEO, and Celeste Restaurant.

All Aboard

If you travel regularly, it becomes increasingly clear that there are a few basic types of travelers we should all watch out for — especially when flying. Regardless of how familiar you may be with these globetrotting personalities, read on to find out a few ways you can try to make it to your final destination in one piece. Text By: Estrellita S. Sibila. Featuring: TSA Pre-Check.

Hidden Gem

This spectacular estate on Costanera Road in coveted Cocoplum is at once private, cozy and ready to welcome you home. Text By: Yoshi Sanz. Photos Courtesy of Great Properties Int'l. Realtor: Daniel Gaviria.


Developing effective leaders is only part of the job for Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, CEO of Radical Partners — the rest has to do with helping build an empowered legacy of community leaders. Text By: Estrellita S. Sibila. Photo Courtesy of Radical Partners. Featuring: Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, Radical Partners, Executive Director Bootcamp, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Teach For America in Miami, and Huffington Post.

Habitat Rising

A strong team, unique projects and an innovative approach has helped Habitat Group fulfill its goal of providing exceptional real estate management services that seek to provide solid returns and a positive investment experience for their clients, resulting in satisfied customers confident that their objectives will be fulfilled. Text By: Sandy Lindsey Photos By Ximena Etchart. Featuring: Habitat Group, Miami River Hotel, Santiago Vanegas, The Havanna Club Hotel, and The Miami River Hotel.

Carnival Of Dreams

Ziplining along Biscayne Bay. A waterskiing squirrel. A giant picnic blanket created by a world-renowned artist. A charity rocket blast-off. And more than 100+ ways to get involved in the community. Oh my! PhilanthroFest, the nation’s largest civic engagement festival, has plenty in store for this year’s “Carnival Of Dreams” on Apr. 11 at Museum Park in Downtown Miami. And you’re invited to take part in the action. Text By: Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: PhilanthroFest, Estrellita S. Sibila, Executive Director & Co-Founder of PhilanthroFest, Museum Park, PAMM, American Airlines Arena, Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum Of Science, Biscayne Bay, The Waterskiing Squirrel of America’s Got Talent, Eugenio Espinoza, Marcia Anderson of South Florida CARES, Matt Haggman, Miami Program Director for Knight Foundation and City Of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it. Text: Cristina Zuazua; Photo: Ximena Etchart. Featuring: Désirée Huber, Lancaster & Reed, LLC, Brett Feinstein, Stratton Feinstein & Associates, P.A, CARD’s Tropical Nights, InterContinental Miami, Carly Howard, PhilanthroFest, Museum Park in Downtown Miami.

Compass Timepieces

When traveling, it’s nice to be able to chose the right watch for the occasion — just as you wear boots at one event and boat shoes at another. But how to safely transport a small fortune in timepieces? Text By: Bill Lindsey Featuring: Fortress Home Safe, Versace, The Guardian, Dottling.

Compass Real Estate

As one of the most coveted locations on the planet, it’s no surprise that Key Biscayne is a pure paradise of upscale development today, but it wasn’t always that way. Also check out this month's Prime Properties! Text By: Bill Lindsey Featuring: Key Biscayne Yacht Club, Appalachian Mountains, Cape Florida Lighthouse, Pineapple Plantation, Smith Davis, The Flagler Railway, James Deering, Rickenbacker Causeway, Giulietta Ulloa, Brigitte de Langeron and Chris Blackman.

Compass FYI

Ronald Goldfarb was studying at Syracuse University while most teens were learning 3-point turns. That set the tone for a 60-year legal and literary career that’s nothing short of brilliant. Text By: Rony Mo. Featuring: Yale Law, Air Force JAG, Robert F. Kennedy, Goldfarb & Associates, R. L. Sommer, American Bar Association’s literary press, Ankerwycke. Courtship: A Novel Of Life, Love & The Law.

Compass The Arts

Shen Yun is equal parts concert, musical theatre and high-flying Hong Kong action film, yet still manages to compress 5,000 years of Chinese history into just a couple of hours. Text By: Rony Mo Featuring: Shen Yun, Brava’s Executive Chef Hector Torres, Ziff Ballet Opera House, and Adrienne Arsht Center.

Compass Eco

Every year on Apr. 8, animal lovers from across the nation celebrate their fondness of our furry friends by visiting their local zoo; this year’s no different. Celebrate Zoo Lovers Day with Jungle Island and get in touch with The Animal Kingdom like never before through their special “Bucket List” Animal Encounter Series. Text By: Ros Prado. Photos Courtesy of Jungle Island. Featuring: Lemurs! Up-Close Encounter, Winged Wonders Show, Ultimate Jungle Trek Tour and Jungle Island.

Compass Fashion

The Key has a hidden gem — oh, yes, pun intended — when it comes to Diamonds On The Key, owned by Jewelry Designer & Entrepreneur Christina Termine. This gal is lauded for having the ability to unearth a rare diamond, design a piece that defines exquisite, and transform an heirloom into a contemporary bauble. This by-appointment jeweler is all about high-quality, unique jewels sans the high retail cost. Text By: Francesca Cruz Featuring: Christina Termine and DiamondsOnTheKey.

Compass Health

The motivation the new year provides is long gone by now, and all that’s left is the remnants of whatever will power you have left to be a healthier version of yourself. Luckily, these incredible spots are sure to keep you in line and satisfy the palate without breaking the scale. Text By: Ros Prado

Compass Home

See what Designer, Michael O’Byrn of Downsview Kitchens in DCOTA, has to say about building a new home! Also check out some ways you can make your kitchen look spectacular. Text By Stacy Wynn. Featuring: Downsview Kitchens in DCOTA.

Compass Beauty

Check out what Dr. T.J. Giuffrida, the Director of the Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center in Coral Gables, has to say about the risk of excessive sun exposure! Also read about some must-have summer sun-protection products! Text By Francesca Cruz: Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center in Coral Gables, CV Skinlabs Rescue + Relief Spray, Bobbi Brown’s Brightening Brick and Olive Enzyme Rick Balm Cleanser from Dimitri James.

Compass Balance

Discover a few activities that engage the body & mind to bring balance and strength to your fitness endeavors and get your soul soothed to the core. Also check out some great fitness options! Text By: Francesca Cruz Featuring: Sadie Nardini, Core Strength Vinyasa Yog, Feng Shui Expert Ariel Towne, 21 Day New You, Laure Felton, Myra & Company, Miami Spa, Juliu Horvath, Gyrotonic Coral Gables, Chufei Tsai, and ZenVillage.

Compass Finance

Every year, the top financial wizards give their predictions and advice for what to expect. Ever wonder what their favorite advice is of all time? did and asked them. Text By: Sandy Lindsey Featuring: Gary Belsky, Why Smart People Make Big Money, Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, George Kindler, The Seven Stages Of Money Maturity, Dave Ramsey, and The Total Money Makeover.

Compass Connoisseur

These local legends believe that inviting you into their business is akin to welcoming you into their homes. They’re taking no shortcuts when it comes to making an impression, so expect everything to be made from scratch. Text By: Rony Mo Featuring: Daddy Brews, Tutto Pizza, and Cao Chocolate.

Compass Travel

Technology continues to augment every business sector and the hospitality industry is no exception. Check out how robots are changing the way hotels and resorts are providing services to travelers like never before. Text By: Estrellita S. Sibila Featuring: Botlr, Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, California, Star Wood Hotels, Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki, Japan, Android, Huis Ten Bosch, Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel, and Baoan Xixiang Metro Station in Shenzhen, China.

Compass Auto

We've all seen rare and exotic cars on the road and thought, “Too bad I wasn’t there when that went up for sale.” Luckily for you, we are about to tell you exactly where you need to be. Text By: Bill Lindsey Featuring: BMW Messerchmidt, Packard, and Barrett-Jackson.


For many, the bathroom is a home away from home. Check out these bath essentials sure to have you spending more time showering, grooming and primping. Text By: Yoshi Sanz Featuring: California Closets, Sliding Door CC, ILBAGNOALESSI, Laufen, Downsview Bathroom, Downsview Kitchens, FloorTech 1.0 Mosaic Tiles, Iberia Tiles, Robern M Series TViD Medicine Cabinet, Robern, Delta In2ition 2-in-1 Shower, and Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, announcements, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida. Featuring: Adrienne Arsht Center Ballet For Young People, Mercedes Benz Corporate Run, Alta Developers, Habitat For Humanity, 13th Annual Galaxy Gala Aqua Lumiere, Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum Of Science, Brickell Flatiron, Luis Revuelta, PhilanthroFest, Miami’s Museum Park, Bal Harbour Shops, Judith Clark, Key Pantry at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, SWAT Mosquito Systems, Tonya Pitkins, Miami Theater Center’s 10th Anniversary Gala, International Opticians, U.S. Open, Bikram Hot Yoga Miami, The Gaggenau 400 series modular refrigerator, Lilt Lounge, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and Dr. Jhonny Salomon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa.

Encounters w/ KB Lions Club

The Key Biscayne Lions Club held their Pancake Breakfast at The Key Biscayne Beach Club, with all profits benefiting Eye & Diabetes Charities. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Brian Lynch, Catterina Cuneo, Dr. Jaime Vergara, Rose Marie, Helmut Heinrich 2. Allene Nicholson, Robert Vernon 3. Marie Batteux, Susan Harrington 4. Nora Camejo, Michele Estevez 5. Todd Jonas, Roberto Gentilini, Howard Sanders, Ralph Caputo

Encounters w/ Pan Y Amor

Pan Y Amor celebrated their 10th anniversary at The Rusty Pelican with a breakfast, fashion show, silent auction, bazaar and raffle prizes. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Paulina Montes, Maria Patricia Somarriba, Ana Somarriba, Kattia Goldstein, Maritza Minor 2. Jioconda Baltodano, Carolina Paguaga, Gigi Guerra, Monica Garcia 3. Coralie Duchamp, Luchi Houlzet, Irela Amato 4. Debbie Friedman, Alexandra Poliadis, Ana Somarriba, Salvadora Somoza, Christina Cox 5. Andrea Gomez, Eliana Ruiz, Viviana Franchy, Calena Rebessi 6. Chichi & Carolina Arellano, Amanda Rodriguez 7. Isis Alarcon, Maria Jose Larena, Silvia Real, Monica Ocejo 8. Randy Lack, Eva Garcia Aranda 9. Nora Galego, Veronica Castellanos, Vivian Galego-Mendez, Florencia Moni, Maria Ifuenmayor 10. Fliette Zreik, Cicina Lopez, Maggy Arana, Cheryl Lopez 11. Astrid Nino, Candelaria Badessich

Encounters w/ Beach Haus

Beach Haus Key Biscayne held a reception to celebrate their grand opening and showcasing their offerings of short-term vacation rentals. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Alvaro Chaparro, Luis Canelone, German Botero, Luis Rico 2. Maria Isabel Sarille, Marcial Hertz, Gabriela Arredondo 3. Whitney MacEachern, Martha Blanco, Ana Leighton 4. Viviana Franchi, Encarnacion Rivas, Gloria Caicedo, Juan Murcia 5. Perla Garcia, Susana Braun, Eduardo Sanchez, Melanie De Armas, Ceci Sanchez 6. Zuzzette Camarena, Kari Madera, Gerri O’Hara, Dolores Sandino 7. Javier Angel, Constanza Blousson 8. Juan Pablo Anzola, Matias, Walter De Fortuna, Horacio Devernardi 9. Juli & Tony Shutz, Holly & Edward Raiburn

Encounters @ Grand Bay Club

India Hicks presented her new line of beauty products, handbags & accessories at Grand Bay Club and invited guests to become ambassadors of her brand. 1. Carolina Lanao, Brigitte Nacthigall 2. Carolina Freyre, Vanessa Sanz 3. Malena Assing, Carla Goyanes 4. Ivette Arango, Alina De La Vega, Monica Kalpakian 5. Elysze Held, Daisy Olivera 6. Magaly Laplana, Adriana Vergara 7. Carolina Lanao, Ana Hughe 8. Maria Cruz Waterhouse, Luchi Houlzet 9. Munisha underhill, Lully Ballestrin 10. Mayi De La Vega, Ivette Arango Laplana 11. Sara, India Hicks

Encounters w/ Diamonds On The Key

Diamonds On The Key showcased a luxe display of jewelry to some of Miami’s elite jewelry aficionados, donating a percentage of sales to Vizcaya. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Laura Munilla, Sonia Gibson, Linda Goldbeg, Swarez Gimare, Barbara Hevia, Lydia Touzet 2. Bronwyn Miller, Stella Holmes, Lourdes Tudela 3. Belinda Biggs, Anibal Vega, Jane Borrellier 4. Christina Termine, Cheisty Martin