Graphic Intent

Stripes and gridded details find their way through a look based on straightforward silhouettes. Photographer: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio Styling & Creative Direction: Jhon Jairo Santos Styling Assistants: Angeles Almuna and Gustavo Espinoza Makeup: Joshua M. Ribadeo @ M.A.C Cosmetics Hair: Yasmyn Pena @ Blo Blow Dry Bar Model: Anastasia Taplina for NEXT Models Photography Assistant: Richard Mestre for BlindLight Studio Production: Angela Bonilla for BlindLight Studio Location: Banyan Air Service & Falcon 2000, courtesy of ExpertJet Charter;; and Southern Cross Aviation, LLC; Featuring: by Altuzarra, Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour Shops, Capretto Shoes South Miami, Chloe, Moschino, Mugler, Libsa and The Garment Hub Downtown Miami.

20 Ways To Make A Difference

When we step back to reflect on the characteristics that help define the greater Miami community, volunteerism may not be the first image that comes to mind. Most of the world envisions sun, fun and beautiful people. If you look a bit deeper, there are as many opportunities to engage with the community as there are particles of sand on the beach. Here’s a quick list to get you started. Text by Cecilia Dubon Slesnick. Featuring: Hands On Miami, Charity Navigator, PhilanthroFest, Junior Orange Bowl Committee, Junior League Of Miami, Give Miami Day, Miami Leaders, Engaged Youth, Miami Fellows, Boys & Girls Club Of Miami, City Year AmeriCorps, Camillus House, Toiletry Goody Bag, Reading Paws, The Guardian Ad Litem, Everglades Foundation, of Rotary Chapters, Kiwanis Club, Chambers Of Commerce, Greater Miami Chamber Of Commerce, Leadership Miami, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, SAVE, Museum Of Science’s Museum Volunteers For The Environment (MUVE), The Women’s Fund, South Florida Digital Alliance, and VOTE!.

Modern Paradise

This exquisite new high-end contemporary home in the heart of Key Biscayne on Glenridge Road was designed by Praxis Studio and features superior custom-designed spaces inside and out. Text by Yoshi Sanz Realtor: Mark Chatburn Featuring: Park Lanere

Key Player

Retired U.S. Marine Robert LeBlanc handles the day-to-day operations of SWAT Mosquito Systems and shares how you can protect your family from those pesky buzzers all year round. Text by Estrellita S. Sibila. Photo by Ximena Etchert. Featuring: SWAT Mosquito Systems.

The Generation of Generosity

Forget Generations X, Y and Z. Today’s children are our future and introducing them to the spirit of giving as soon as possible will help ensure the next generation is a compassionate bunch willing to lend a helping hand like no other generation before them. Text by Estrellita S. Sibila.

Fundamental Distinction

Meet the season’s tailored flares, athleisure details, deconstruction and other components that offer character to the new take on basics. Photographer: Creative Direction: Styling Assistants: Make-up: Hair: Model: Photography Assistant: Production: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio Jhon Jairo Santos Angeles Almuna and Gustavo Espinoza Joshua M. Ribadeo @ M.A.C Cosmetics Yasmyn Pena @ Blo Blow Dry Bar Marina Streb for Elite Models. Photography Assistant: Richard Mestre Production: Angela Bonilla. Featuring: Alexander Wang, Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour Shops, Henrik Vibskov, Rad Hourani, Usa E Getta, MUSEØ, Wynwood, Vêtements, MRKT Deux,Miami Design District, See By Chloe, Capretto Shoes South Miami, Stella McCartney, by Juan Carlos Obando, Balenciaga, Vestments and Anne Sofie Madsen.

Compass Auto

It’s been almost 20 years since Porsche revolutionized the mid-engine sportscar. They’ve done it again to such an extent it was issued a new model number: 718. Text by Bill Lindsey. Featuring: Porsche, Porsche 911 and Porsche Boxter.

Key Player

When families are looking to make a positive difference, create a legacy or teach their children the importance of philanthropy, they turn to Melissa White, Executive Director of the Key Biscayne Community Foundation to connect people who care with causes that matter. Text by Estrellita S. Sibila. Photo by Ximena Etchart. Featuring: Key Biscayne Community Foundation.

Compass Dining

Who doesn't want to eat Italian comfort food in a beautiful ambiance? Perricone's is a Brickell dining classic everyone should try. Featuring: Perricone's, Perricone’s Chef Barry Walling

Compass Beauty

These beauty products will make you look and feel amazing, and give back in a big way. With so many choices for the consumer in the world of cosmetics, opt for the brands that are environmentally. Text by Francesca Cruz. Featuring: Amazonian Rahua, Rahua, Marula, Sephora, Lavender Sugar Scrub, Look Good Feel Better, LaLicious, Forests For The Future and Natural Beauty Group.

Compass Fashion

A man's tie can say a lot about him and Añel Sartoria Seven Fold Tie can make quite the statement. Stay in style with John Lobb's lightweight shoes. Also check out some tips on picking out the best pair of shoes for you! Featuring: The Añel Sartoria Seven Fold Tie, Añel Sartorial, Miami Design District, Artistic Director Paula Gerbase and John Lobb.

Compass Real Estate

Stay home or go out? That’ll be a tough decision at Auberge Miami. The 60-story Arquitectonica-designed tower will feature a slew of impressive on-site amenities at a prime Downtown Miami location. Also check out this month's prime properties! Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: Brigitte Nachtigall, Carlos Coto and Kari Madera.

Compass Finance

Check out what Carly E. Howard, Senior Wealth Strategist for Atlantic Trust’s Family Office and Board Chair for Miami-based PhilanthroFest, has to say about giving back! Text by Carly E. Howard. Featuring: Carly E. Howard, Senior Wealth Strategist for Atlantic Trust’s Family Office and Board Chair for Miami-based PhilanthroFest,, Jonny Cosmetics.

Compass Home


Compass Health

We constantly hear how important Omega fatty acids are to our diet, but how much is too much? Controlling the ratio of the two kinds of Omega’s might give your physical and mental health a much-needed boost. Text by Ros Prado.

Compass Eco

This season is the perfect time to clean and de-clutter our lives by recycling items that we no longer find useful, beautiful or needed. Here are some fun ways to clean up without creating more trash. Text by Ros Prado.

Compass Travel

new digital exhibit, Miami Is… and an Arts Partnership with Miami International University of Art & Design (MIU) are just two of the latest ways InterContinental Miami continues its strong tradition of giving back. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Photos Courtesy of Intercontinental Miami. Featuring: InterContinental Miami, MIU computer animation, VFX and motion graphics students and InterContinental Miami’s Digital Arts Program.

Compass Oasis

The top hotels once took their cues from wealthy homes. Today, upscale homes take design ideas from lavish tourist destinations, often featuring the same beautiful yet durable materials, such as Rosa Gres tiles. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: Iberia Tiles and Rosa Gres.

Compass Connoisseur


Compass Entertainment

Costume balls ranked among the most coveted high-society forms of entertainment in the 1920s. Experience this fanciful affair through the eyes of Marjorie Merriweather Post’s pampered and privileged life in Palm Beach at the Mar-A-Lago Club. Text by Francesca Cruz. Featuring: Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery, Invitation To The Ball: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Fancy Dress Costumes, Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens, Washington, D.C.;, and Mar A Lago Club.

Compass Timepieces

A watch not worn is still a thing of beauty, but only if you can see it. For those who enjoy viewing their timepieces as much as wearing them, the Treasury Safe by Buben-Zorweg is a must. Text by Bill Lindsey. Featuring: Treasury Watch Safe, Treasury Safe and Buben-Zorweg.

Compass Balance

Not sleeping well? Aren’t feeling great? Looking all sorts of blah? It’s time you eat your way to feeling and looking healthier with immune-boosting foods that yield optimal health and wellness benefits. Text by Francesca Cruz.


Through PARK Project’s #WePARK movement, Marly Q. Casanova is encouraging us to create “A World where Everyone Performs Acts of Random Kindness” to ignite the community like never before. Text by Estrellita S. Sibila Photo by Gani Espinoza. Featuring: PARK Project, Marly Q. Casanova, #WePARK movement and PARKticipants.


Home décor should add charm, warmth and make a statement. But what if the furnishings and accessories could also do some good in the world? In the spirit of our giving back, the following do just that. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: Hummingbirds Rug by UNICEF Market, Leesa Mattress by Leesa, Antique Tin & Copper Patchwork Mirror by Bambeco, Alesandro Mendini Red Special Edition Anna G. Corkscrew by Alessi and Grateful Nation Blanket by Pendleton Woolen Mills.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, announcements, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida for the month of April 2016! Featuring:Just-Boat, Elysee Miami, ExpertJet, Dr. Stephen Bracci, Verve Cosmetic, Mercedes- Corporate Run Miami, Human Horizons Art School, Clyde Butcher, Preserving Eden, Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Collection, Maison & Objet Americas In Miami Fair, The Two-Character Play, MTCMiami, Miami Marlins, Communities Schools Of Miami, Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove’s Sunday Brunch, The Commonwealth Institute, Baynanza and the South Beach Triathlon.

Encounters @ Artisi Studio Gallery

Artisti Studio Gallery held a reception to showcase an art exhibition by Rita Coll and Monica Campana. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Ann Black, Michael Sawina, Prudence Gill 2. Christopher Ferretti, Rena Reep, Armando Morales 3. Rita Coll, Joan Gill Blank, Danielle Mulloy 4. Haim Badash, Robert Post 5. Monica Campana 6. Rita Coll, Sylvia Soyka

Encounters w/ Fundacion Armando El Futuro

Fundacion Armando El Futuro held a fashion show by Designer Angel Yañez at The Towers of Key Biscayne to benefit their cause. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Lorena Plaza, Cheryl Lopez, Angel Yañez, Jenny Manzur-Botero, Vicky Azuero 2. Alexandra Escudero, Yolanda Ledesma, Camila Jaramillo 3. Janeth Picalua, Martha Gaitan, Beatriz Quintero, Alexandra Tovar 4. Mercy Ceron, Ana Karina Manco 5. Maria Fe Nuñez, Vanessa Ochoa 6. Stela Maria Mesa, Tatiana Quintero, Ximena Botero 7. Oscar Quintero, Fernando, Cherryl & Byron Lopez 8. Cheryl Lopez, Maggie Molena, Eliette Abdo 9. Angela Tafur, Randy Lack, Gloria Ramirez 10. Martha Ballestero, Ezperanza Pacheco, Georgette Mubarak

Encounters w/ Pan Y Am or

Pan Y Amor hosted another successful champagne and breakfast fundraiser to benefit underprivileged children in Nicaragua. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Coco Paris fashion show models 2. Maria Patricia, Charlotte Somarriba, Paulina Montes, Ana Somarriba, Kattia Goldstein, Maritza Minor 3. Ana Haberfeld, Sandra Morris, Mary Jo Pinedo, Claudia Zizold 4. Alejandro Robledo, Ricardo Uribe, Daniel Gaviria, Diego Stecchi 5. Menchu Perez-Hickman, Elisa Duemichen, Marta Santiago 6. Gigi Laspuir, Angeles Ferrer, Milagros Beem, Maria Cruz Waterhouse, Flor Moni 7. Coralie Duchamp, Luchi Houzlet 8. Tatyana & Nora Camejo, Giulietta Ulloa, Michelle Shurtleff 9. Maggie Llanso, Alejandra Zamparelli 10. Astrid Nino, Ana Somarriba, Valentina & Luciana Barral, Beatriz Madrazo

Encounters w/ Women’s Giving Circle

The Women’s Giving Circle Annual Grant Recipients Event at The Palm Court in Ocean Club benefitted women and children in need. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Allison Austin, Paula Festa, Kendrika King, Joanne Goldfarb 2. Joan McCaughan, Olga Robbin, Joan Matheson 3. Felice Traktman, Nancy Benjamin, Marta Engler 4. Carlos & Rocio Salgado, Yolanda Garcia, Theo Long 5. Harriet Stein, Fran Gaynes, Marilyn Levin, Liz Portuondo 6. Barbara Thrasher, Paula Festa, Iris Fisher, Joan McCaughan 7. Rivka Caroline, Teri Schot 8. Irene Silverman, Nichole Aldrich, Rebecca Armatis-Furr 9. Zanae Cadenhead, Cecilia Gutierrez, Marquese Lewis 10. Melissa White, Carolyn Cruz, Caroline Baxendale, Sylvie Elmoznino 11. Marilyn Levin, Rosi Montaner, Mayra Peña-Lindsay, Lisette Fernandez- Rocha.

Encounters @ The Beach Club

The 11th installation of “Stone Crabs Under The Stars,” was held at The Beach Club to benefit The Key Biscayne Presbyterian School. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Alfonso & Penelope Granati, Cierra & John David Bragan 2. Maria & Stefan Hoyer, Nadine Benike, Mads Hoyer 3. Constanza Masoli, Tomas Kopaitic, Valerion Antonini, Simona De Geronimo 4. Rafael Aquino, Oltion & Julie Mollaymeri, Alfonso Granati 5. Rafael Bild, Christina Termine, P.J. & Tricia Bahamondes