Touching Lives

An integral aspect of the Key Biscayne community, Ed & Claire London bear a success not measured in networths and property values. To this philanthropic couple, true success has only one barometer: The number of lives they touch. Featuring Edward London, Claire London, Browns, Key Biscayne Community Foundation, Melissa McCaughan White. Text by Ryan Jarrell

Bold Quality

Whether sleek in silhouette or bright in color, both values present the impact of style and living, integrated for this season and beyond. Featuring Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio, Jhon Jairo Santos, Mariana Downing, Rik Rak, Lafayette 148 New York @ Brickell City Centre, Le Junev, Style Mafia, Laurence Dacade @ Capretto Shoes, El Dorado Furniture, Balenciaga, Narciso Rodriguez, Neiman Marcus, Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra, Givenchy,

Give & Get

Perfect weather. Beautiful beaches. Endless servings of croquetas. There are countless ways we, as enthusiastic citizens, have taken from our city. Herewith: 20 FUN ways to give back. Featuring Hands On Miami, Humane Society of Miami, Crisis Text Line, Youth For Understanding, Miami Lighthouse For The Blind & Visually Impaired, Dumond Primate Conservancy, Special Olympics Of Florida, VolunteerMatch, Florida State Parks, Volunteer Committees & Boards, Orange Bowl Leadership Academy, SAVE, Vocal ID, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Code For Miami, Operation Gratitude, The Palace, Heartland Hospice, Seasons, The Miami Foundation. Text by Ryan Jarrell

Oh The People You'll Meet

From helping build a school in a hillside barrio of Quito, Ecuador, to rubbing elbows with Manhattan and Dublin society, one writer shares the experiences she’s had meeting interesting people through philanthropy. Featuring Sheila O’Malley, Anthony O’Reilly, H.J. Heinz Company, Desmond Guinness, Bryan Guinness, Diana Mitford, American Ballet Theater, Elizabeth Arden, Margaret Case, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helena Rubinstein, Lilly Dache, Edith Head, Claire McCardell, Adele Simpson and Carmel Snow, Denise Courshon, Miami City Ballet, Edward Villella, New York City Ballet. Text by Irene Moore

All Pretty Little Things

Daring and lavish? She’s got it! Take a visual journey mixing of all the sparkling complements that add an extra touch of boldness to any look. Featuring Acne Studios, MRKT Avenue Deux, Miami Design District, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Elizabeth Cole Fine Jewelry, Capretto Shoes, Giancarlo Designs, Diamonds On The Key, Gaskell Jewelry, Giancarlo Designs, Nick Garcia, BlindLight Studio, Jhon Jairo Santos, Modesta Petkeviciute, Rik Rak, Van Cleef & Arpels, Etro @ Neiman Marcus, Shops At Merrick, Gaskell Jewelry, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Citrus, Eddie Parker

The Great Indoors

Completed in 2016 and designed by Marta Zubillaga of Zubillaga Design, this adjusted 4,553 sq. ft. ultramodern home — with an overall area of 7,690 sq. ft. — is located in the heart of Key Biscayne. Featuring Mark Chatburn, Park Lane Realty.

Compass Pets

This spring, why not greet the warm weather with a brand new walking buddy? Below are some furry friends from surrounding shelters who’d love to start a new life with you. FEaturing Applause Your Pws, 100 Plus Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida, Paws4U, Dee Hoult. Text by Ryan Jarrell


As President & CEO of the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Evelio C. Torres works to help children reach their full potential every day by providing school readiness services to over 50,000 young children yearly. Featuring Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Evelio C. Torres, Florida Department Of Education’s PreK-20 Education Strategic Plan. Text by Sandy Lindsey

Power Sip

In honor of Earth Day this month, pair two of Mother Nature’s most delicious creations to make a kiwi– pineapple-banana cocktail that will have you and your friends buzzing well into the summer. Featuring Diageo. Drink by Anja Maltav

Compass Travel

Looking for an engaging, exhilarating weekend away this month? Key Biscaynebased Ski USA has a couple of ideas for the Miamian who thinks they’ve tried everything. Featuring Ski USA. Text by Ryan Jarrell

Compass Oasis

Summer’s coming! Are you prepared to beat the heat? Farrey’s Lighting + Bath carries all kinds of stylish options to make sure your home looks every bit as cool as it feels. Featuring Farrey's Lighting + Bath. Text by Ryan Jarrell

Compass Fashion

Seeking to further satisfy their clientele, a number of exciting new changes are coming to the Neiman Marcus at Shops At Merrick Park. First on the list? A massive expansion of an already impressive shoe selection. Featuring Neiman Marcus, Stephen Brunelle, Neiman Marcus Shoe Salon, Chanel, Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Valentino and Saint Laurent. Text by Ryan Jarrell

Compass Giving

Enlightening the lives of miniature Miamian’s for the last 30 years, below is just one example of the many charitable changes the Voices For Children Foundation have made in our city. Featuring Voices For Children Foundation, Amelia Guzman, Mirtha Fuentes. Text by Ryan Jarrell

Compass Auto

Tesla Motors’ groundbreaking Model X made the electric car a viable option, combining technology with sensual styling. They are now back with the Model X, a crossover that adds a big jolt of functionality to the mix. Featuring Tesla Model X, NASA, Nikola Tesla.

Compass Listings

Interested in living on the island? Or maybe you’re already a Key Rat looking to expand your peninsular portfolio? Whatever the reason, we’ve gathered some of the hottest properties in the village from some of the island’s top producers. Featuring Emma Jauregui, Fortune International Realty, Maureen Jauregui, Joan McCaughan, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Gloria Ramirez, Great Properties. Compiled by Ryan Jarrell

Compass Timepieces

Founded in Frankfurt in 1921, Braun AG evolved into a leading manufacturer of audio equipment, consumer appliances, timepieces and personal grooming products. The company’s trademark is designs that belong in a museum of modern art. Featuring Braun BN0095 Prestige Chronograph. Text by Bill Lindsey

Compass Home

Servicing North America for an even halfcentury, Downsview Kitchens is a one-stop spot for the finest in kitchen cabinetry. Featuring Downsview Kitchen.

Compass Beauty

A measured refutation of the contentious conviction that a woman is only beautiful when encrusted in cosmetics, the look du jour for this season? Bold and bare. Featuring Designer Dries Van Norten. Text by Hugh Marchand

Compass Finance

Ready to take the giant leap from being a philanthropist who supports causes near and dear to your heart to starting an actual non-profit of your very own? You’ll need to keep the below tips in mind to help complement your noble intentions. Text by Sandy Lindsey

Compass Connoisseur

In honor of Earth Day, we’ve combed our neighborhoods for the best cruelty-free cuisine our city has to offer. Here are some top picks for moral (and mouth-watering) eateries. Featuring Choices Cafe, Full Bloom, and Eden in Eden

Compass The Arts

With a wide body of work that always makes one look twice, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe’s recycled sculptures are a bold mix of the Seussian and the sobering. Featuring Federico Uribe. Text by Ryan Jarrell

Compass Flashback

Irrefutable proof that the Key Biscayne Postal Service takes the carriage of the Isle’s correspondence very seriously, the below image is assumed to have been taken in the aftermath of 1965’s Hurricane Betsy, at the Corner of Ridgewood & West Enid Drive. A low-lying island, The Key has always been prone to flooding from even the lightest of thunderstorms, at least until the 1996 installation of comprehensive storm sewers. Note the extension of the Key Biscayne Community School/K-8 Center in the “after” photo, not present in the original archival image. Text by Ryan Jarrell

Compass Community

Big news on the philanthropy front: The United Way Of Miami-Dade turns 93 this month, making it almost an even century The Magic City has been touched by this outstandingly obliging organization. Featuring United Way of Miami Dade, United Way Center For Financial Stability. Text Ryan Jarrell

Compass Style

Effortless. Airy. Undeniably modern. Newly opened boutique COS is asking the Magic City to reconsider what satisfies as style. Featuring COS, Atul Pathak, Miami Design District. Text by Hugh Marchand

Compass Salud

Drawing deeply from the community they love so much, Mercy Hospital’s volunteers form an integral portion of the compassionate caregiving Mercy supplies our community. Featuring Mercy Hospital. Text by Ryan Jarrell


No longer enough to simply be modish, today’s top furnishings and accessories must also manage a modicum of environmental sustainability to compete in our enlightened marketplace. Check out these items that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are ethically assuaging. Featuring Viva Terra, All Across Africa, Karton Group, Karmatika, XD Design. Text by Ryan Jarrell


Tassot. Kasav. Queue de Boeuf. If those words don’t make your mouth water, then you’re not living in Miami. With a rising rate of migration, readers shouldn’t be surprised if some Haitian creations soon become as commonplace as a media noche. Featuring Piman Bouk, Chez Madame John’s, Naomi’s Garden. Text Ryan Jarrell

The 411

Horse around for a good cause at the Day At The Races at the Marion Center. Featuring American Heart Association Heart Ball, The Wynwood Yard, 2017 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run, A Day At The Races, Zoo Miami’s Easter Egg Hunt, Dr. Jhonny Salomon, Local Historian Frank Schena, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Biscayne National Park Family Fun Fest, Wild Vizcaya, The Lapel Project, Wynwood Life Festival, O, Miami Poetry Festival, Hispanicize, Key Biscayne Community Foundation’s Aqua Party, Oceana Key Biscayne. Text by Sandy Lindsey

Encounters @ The Ocean Club

The Key Biscayne Condominium President’s Council (KBCPC) held a well-attended Annual Meting at The Ocean Club with Keynote Speaker Gary Gross, Key Biscayne Village Council Member. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Kelly Josephsen, Gary Gross, Mayra Lindsay Peña, Antonio & Nora Camejo 2. Marcos Osorio, Shayna Lopate, Adan Hernandez 3. Mike Davey, Steven Minor, Donald Elisburg 4. Rita Hendrick, John Struck, Angela Langlois, Niurka Muñoz 5. Patricia Peraita, Luis De La Cruz, Patricia Romano

Encounters w/ Friends Of The Children Of Venezuela

Friends Of The Children Of Venezuela held a fundraiser to help impoverished children with medical assistance, care and any other needs. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Alexandra Stelling, Jose Matos, Brigitte Nachtigall 2. Karla Hernandez, Carlos Espindola, Jose Matos, Alberto Hern 3. Carolina Franco, Virginia Brewer, Nataly O’Hara 4. Sara Silva, Laura Gomez, Andres Caldera, Mary Serrano 5. Jorge Boj, Claudia Angrisano, Andres Vicentini 6. Marta Rivas, Andres Caldera Radonski, Alexandra Stelling, Rosa Elena Villalobos 7. Laura Villareal, Rosemary De La Heria 8. Ignacio Vidaguren, Ursula Castañeda 9. Sigrun Hernandez, Vivian Macia 10. Elena Garcia Montes, Brigitte Nachtigall, Angela Camacho 11. Gumar Parra, Celina Rivas