Feminine Philosophy

For times when the exhilaration of life wants more, the best response is to attain living with alluring style. Photographer: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio Styling & Art Direction: Jhon Jairo Santos Styling Assistant: Angeles Almuna Make-up: Joshua M. Ribadeo Hair: Janine Reyas @ Warren Tricomi Studio, 4041 Collins Ave. Models: Olga Bocharova & Gabby Capp Photography Assistant: Richard Mestre Production: Angela Bonilla Location: The Villa Casa Casuarina, 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Featuring: Balenciaga, Neiman Marcus at Shops At Merrick Park, Oscar De La Renta, Capretto Shoes, South Miami, Moda Zeta, Emilio Pucci, Tanya Taylor, Etro, Maryjane Claverol, Ximena Kavalekas, Gaskell Jewelry, Gigi Burris, Charles Jourdan, Miu Miu, Tomas Maier, Giancarlo Designs, South Miami, Giuseppe Zanotti, Anya Hindmarch and Macchiavella.

Interior Influx

These interior design pros are ready to help you create the home of your dreams with stunning insight and expert attention to every last detail. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Photos by Johnny Arraiz. Project Photos Courtesy of Respective Designers. Featuring: Paige Farrey of Farrey’s Lighting + Bath, Hope Chandelier by Luce Plan, Devon & Devon from Florence, Italy, Laufen, LZF, Agatha Pendant, FLOS, Carl Abernathy of Downsview Kitchens, Anselmo Hernandez of El Dorado Furniture, Alonzo Sofa, Sacha White Bench, Milani Gray Leather Sofa, Nest Coffee Table, James Gray Power Motion Leather Sofa, Hudson Rustic Java Extendable Dining Table, The Gaspy White Power Motion Leather Sofa, Verso Coffee Table and The Ella White Queen Platform Bed.

Sun, Surf & Society

With a lyrical list of amenities and elegant, arresting architecture, Hyde Beach House promises to be one of the premier coastal condominium complexes in South Florida. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Photos Courtesy of Hyde Beach House. Featuring: The Related Group, 13th Floor Investments, Key International, Hyde Beach House, Hyde Resort & Residences Hollywood, SLS Hotel & Residences Brickell, SLS LUX Hotel & Residences, Hyde Suites & Residences Midtown Miami, Carlos Rosso, President of The Related Group’s Condominium Development Division, Debora Aguiar, Aqua Club, Hyde Beach Kitchen & Cocktails, Chef Danny Elmaleh, Hyde Beach Club, Cohen, Freedman, Encosa & Associates, Jorge “Condo King” Perez, CEO of The Related Group and Sam Nazarian.

Open Spaces

This one-of-a-kind apartment that looks and feels like living in a house is just steps away from the beach and ocean. It has a huge terrace with a private pool, private Jacuzzi and a separate and magnificent guest house. Text by Yoshi Sanz. Realtor: Brigitte Nachtigall Featuring: BNachtigall Properties and Interiors by Studio South Key Biscayne.

Compass Pets

Below are some furry friends one could call their own. And check out some tips on how to find the perfect pet! Submitted from shelters in the Miami-Dade area, these canine companions are eager and able to go home with a caring owner ASAP. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Dee Hoult, MBA, CDBC, CPDT, CTDI, CEO & Head Trainer of Applause Your Paws.

Harmonious Surrounds

You don’t have to have a degree in interior design to have an eye for putting spaces together. You also don’t have to be in the market to sell your house in order to have it “staged”— because at the end of the day, your house should be a personal reflection of you. Text by Cecilia Dubon Slesnick. Featuring: Real Estate Broker Ginger Jochem of Slesnick & Lochem, Art Consultant Pia Sivori, Gordon Ramsay, Nadine Rastelli owner of Coral Gables-based Frolic & Feast and Interior Designer Melissa Tolmach.

Dare To Wear?

From runways to street style, fashion flashbacks are making a comeback. Here are some we’ve been keeping an eye on but the question is: Is it whack? Or do we bring it back? Text by Estrellita S. Sibila


Anyone who’s ever watched Don Draper do practically anything knows a home bar is the cat’s pajamas, the bee’s knees. Below are several tips to help you elevate your general level of elegance Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Stitching Around, Royal Monogramming and Professional Glass Engraving.

Power Sip

Take advantage of prep scraps and leftovers before and after Thanksgiving this month and wow your guests with this savory rumladen butternut squash concoction. Drink by Anja Maltav. Featuring: Earl Grey Tea and Falernum Mix.

Compass The Arts

The animal meets the aesthetic in this year’s Endangered: Art For Apes, a mixed-media exhibition that celebrates all that remains wild in our world. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Dr. Lindsay Matheson, Center For Great Apes, Endangered: Art For Apes and Dade Heritage Trust.

Compass Real Estate

Even in a seller’s market, curb-appeal is king. Below are some quick and quirky ways to gild your garden and liven up your lawn. Also check out what Daniel De La Vega has to say about the next real estate cycle and what it means for Miami and its buyers. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Daniel De La Vega, President of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.

Compass Connoisseur

Always a family-pleaser, Tutto Pizza & Pasta is making it even easier to enjoy their menu of Italian delights with island-wide delivery in Key Biscayne. Text by Estrellita S. Sibila. Photos by Ximena Etchart. Featuring: Tutto Pizza & Pasta

Compass Style

With offerings ranging from intricate filigree necklaces to Disney-themed charm bracelets, the new Pandora at Brickell City Centre is a must-stop for jewelry and gifts. Celebrate the official grand opening this month with a series of events from Nov. 3-6. Text by Ryan Jarrel. Photos Courtesy of Pandora. Featuring: Pandora, Pandora Autumn Line and Pandora Brickell.

Compass Giving

Brad McMorris can’t slow down. He works full-time managing over 600 clients and hundreds of millions of dollars at Wells Fargo Advisors. When he was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD), it could’ve been his excuse to slow down, but it only made him pick up the pace. As Told to Jorge Arauz. Featuring: Brad McMorris, Wells Fargo Advisors, Arch & McMorris Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC., National Parkinson Foundation’s South Florida Chapter, Dr. Michael S. Okun, Personal Trainer Bradley Murcia and Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease.

Compass Finance

Great works of literature tell us that for every occasion, there’s a season, and large, costly items are no different. Below are the prime times to make big buys. Also check out tips from Mey-Ling Perez, Sr. VP, Private Banking & Wealth Management at Sabadell United Bank on starting your own fir. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Mey-Ling Perez, Sr. VP, Private Banking & Wealth Management at Sabadell United Bank.

Compass Timepieces

Ralph Lauren is well-known in the classic car world for his exquisite taste in cars. His 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe (well worth Googling to see) inspired the 45mm Steel masterpiece, part of his legendary Automotive Collection. Text by Bill Lindsey. Featuring: Ralph Lauren, 45mm Steel masterpiece and Ralph Lauren Automotive Collection.

Compass Auto

The term “4-door sedan” rarely conjures images of smoking tires, redlined tachometers and flashing blue lights in the rearview mirror, unless you’re discussing the Dodge Charger. Text by Bill Lindsey. Featuring: Dodge Charger.

Compass Fashion

This winter, it’s not about the dress, it’s not about the jewelry — it’s all about the bag. Bring in all of your wow factor with a purse that lets them know: I’ve got it in the bag! Text by Francesca Cruz. Featuring: Danielle Corona’s, Hunting Season, Capretto Shoes South Miami, Ximena Kavalekas, Miu Miu and Miami Design District.

Compass Beaut y

Reaching one’s target weight can be a taxing task. Also check out what Dr. John Martin, Board-Certified Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, has to say about the technology available to remove fat without surgery. Check out a quick series of petite lifehacks that can help you shed those willful excess lbs. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Dr. John Martin, Board-Certified Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Williams College, Harvard Medical School and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.

Compass Eco

Whether you want nature to surround you on the ground in your home’s backyard or up high in the sky on your balcony, there’s one addition you might want to add to your indoor or outdoor oasis: the Tower Garden by Juice Plus. Text by Cecilia Dubon Slesnick. Featuring: Tower Garden by Juice Plus and Antonella Palazio.

Compass Home

When it comes to staying power, there are few places that have weathered more storms than Key Biscayne’s own The Island Shop. A staple on The Key for decades, you’re almost guaranteed to never leave this place empty-handed. Text by Cecilia Dubon Slesnick. Featuring: The Island Shop on Key Biscayne.


Stephanie Berman Eisenberg, President & CEO of Carrfour Supportive Housing, helps our community’s most vulnerable individuals attain stable, long-term housing. Text by Estrellita S. Sibila. Photo Provided by Carrfour Supportive Housing. Featuring: Carrfour Supportive Housing and Stephanie Berman Eisenberg


Sofas, couches and chairs are the most oft-used pieces of furniture we have in our homes. They’ve not only been the cornerstone of endless conversations with friends and family, they’re also the first thing you look for for when it’s time to just sit down and relax. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Photos Courtesy of Respective Brands. Featuring: Log-Love Armchair by Bleu Nature at Jalan Jalan Miami, The Anna Chair at Karmatika by Rafael Calvo, Lukis Armchair at Poltrona Frau Group, Buckingham Vintage Leather Sofa at Nest Casa and Venice Sofa at El Dorado Furniture.


Entertaining means to many of us pleasant nights with close friends and family, full glasses and happy bellies, enjoying our lives in the bosom of those we love. Or not. If the idea of hosting people for dinner gives you the shivers, read on. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Downtown Miami, Versailles, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar and Azucar.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, announcements, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida for November 2016! Featuring: Camelot Days, The Miami Book Fair International, The Miami Short Film Festival, The Great Grove Bed Race, The Gratitude Project, The Miami Parks & Rec Department Campfire & Night Walk, Santa’s Enchanted Forest, United Chinese Association Of Florida’s Dragon Boat Race, Ziff Ballet Opera House, Carmen, The Downtown Miami Riverwalk Festival & Boat Parade, Louis CK, Arsht Center, The Animal Collective, The Fillmore, D.O.G Dog Hotels, Baru Latin Bar, Fundacion Armando El Futuro 7th Annual Tennis Tournament, YogArt and Miami Design District magnet school DASH.

Encounters @ Grand Bay Club

The Village of Key Biscayne celebrated their 25th Anniversary of Incorporation from the City of Miami, at Grand Bay Club, complete with dancing, music and entertainment. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Jeff Crease, Eileen, Charles, Danielle & Kristen Press 2. Mike Aixala, Brigitte Nachtigall, Karim & Gigi Alibhai 3. Joan McCaughan, Courtney Sullican, Debbie Roa 4. Myriam Restrepo, Conchita Alvarez, Chad & Randi Friedman 5. Mike Davey, Naysbeli & Dwight Hewett, Maria Davey, Kara Sharp 6. Theodore & Alexa Holloway, Luis De la Cruz 7. Julie Alvarez, Michael Kahn, Martha Broucek 8. Carlos Jimenez, John Gilbert 9. Todd & Micha Gross, Rosalin Cooper, Elaine Gross 10. Elizabeth Rusch, Glo De La Cruz, Violette De Ayala, Gigi Costa 11. Nancy Doke-Harrison, Cindy Mize, Betty Sime

Encounters w/ Sabadell United Bank

Clients, friends, family and neighbors arrived at Fairways On The Key to welcome the Key Biscayne Private Wealth Team of Sabadell United Bank. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Laurelie Lecussan, Charles Alkhal, Mayra Mesa, Juliet Ventour 2. Bobbie Savage, Luly Perez, Sylvia Read 3. David Gonzalez, Yulia Diaz, Alberto Hernandez 4. Julian Mesa, Jorge Picaza 5. Mey-Ling Perez, Marta Fernandez, Nelcy Vicente 6. Orlando Roche, Tara & Ron Lindhart, Bert De Armas 7. Diego Betancourt, Carmen Chiriboga 8. Ines Gilardi, Alberto San Miguel 9. Jose Castro, Vivette Castro 10. Silvia Bermudez Angeles Ferrer, Giulietta Ulloa, Carmen Tonarely, Angela Ocampo 11. Richard Goldstein Mey-Ling Perez, Jose Carlos Kellogg

Encounters w/ K B Lions Club

The Key Biscayne Lions Club held their annual Oktoberest at The Beach Club. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Claudio & Eva Gotlib, Alberto Velaz 2. Rosie & Helmut Heinrich, Annette Klein 3. Yannis Zavitsianos, Roberto Gentilini, Tod Jonas, Charles Alkhal 4. Ulf Schabacker, Aurora Gonzalez 5. Andrea, Rosie & Helmut Heinrich 6. Erick Rodrighez, Kira & Kiki Kuhnert, Christoph Borchers 7. Derek Weaver, Maria & Richard Deacon 8. Nora & Antonio Camejo 9. Howard Sanders, Ralph Caputo 10. Victoria Jackson, Ron Erbel, Diana Wolfe 11. Derek Weaver, Theo & Alexa Holloway, Gannon Yehle 12. Mikel Achaval, Brian Lynch, Yannis Zavitsianos, Tony Castillo

Encounters @ Stefano’s Lounge

Stefano’s Lounge held their official grand opening with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, music, cocktails and tons of fun. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony w/ Key Biscayne Mayor Mayra Peña-Lindsay and the Tarajano Family 2. Eduardo Tarajano, Oscar Leal, Ari & Gustavo Tarajano 3. Jorge & Monica Luzarraga, Olga Guilarte, Mayra Vide-Perez, Julian Perez 4. Alessandra Estuve, Gabriel Liberatori, Florencia Franceschetti

Encounters @ Key Biscayne Yacht Club

The Key Biscayne Yacht Club held a special Luau hosted by Seabelle Carol Craiglow and Commodore York Flick. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. York Flick, Carol Craiglow 2. Nelly Palmer, Dwight & Naysbeli Hewett 3. Dr. Roger Khouri, Dr. Susana Leal- Khouri 4. Paola Padovan, Lori Rombeiro, Leni Weber, Aurora Gonzales 5. Ruben & Maggie Weisson, Paul Auchter 6. Katarina Preux, Kara Sharp, Mayra Peña- Lindsay 7. Mike Leyman, Billy Pesch, Mariana Hardie, Jane Sharp, Craig Hardie 8. Jim Clayton, Bonnie Craiglow- Clayton, Dotty Devaney-Goldman, Carl Goldman 9. Randall Rombeiro, Tom Weber 10. John Paul & Stacia Bahamondes, Jacquie & Dick Graham 11. Graciela Castillo, Beatriz Macklen