Family marvel

Taking the term “Super Mom” to a whole new level, we introduce you to a trio of Key Biscayne moms who have been able to balance life, work and motherhood seamlessly, tenderly and with lots of love! Interviews by Jorge Arauz. Photography by Edward Leal. Featuring: Rachel Alves De Lima, Today Show, NBC News, Andrea Ruiz-Urquiola and Liza A. Schiavone.

Season Aligned

Whether optically graphic or savior faire and eclectic, Philippe Starck interiors at the new Brickell SLS Hotel integrate within our curated selection of Spring/Summer looks. Photography: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio Styling & Art Direction: Jhon Jairo Santos Makeup & Hair: Cesar Ferrette @ Rik Rak Salon Styling Assistants: Angeles Almuna & Sofi Perazzo Model: Samantha Drew @ Wilhelmina Models Photography Assistant: Richard Mestre Production: Angela Bonilla Location: SLS Brickell, 1300 S. Miami Ave.; ooks. Featuring: Neiman Marcus, Shops At Merrick Park, Adeam, Hilfiger Collection, Viviana Gabeiras Collection, Prabal Gurung, Casadei, Capretto Shoes, Jonathan Saunders for Diane Von Furstenberg, Roberto Cavalli, Seta Apparel @ CityPlace Doral.

Science Spectacular

A cutting-edge institution peerless in its exhibitions, the Phillip & Patricia Frost Science Museum could be the most exciting building to open in years. And in Miami, that’s really saying something. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Photos Courtesy of Philip & Patrica Frost Science Museum. Featuring: Phillip & Patricia Frost Science Museum, Grimshaw Architects, Dr. Jorge Perez Gallego and Zach Ransom.

All or Nothing

Wondering if you’re losing or winning? The following style variations will command that a look with aptitude is the way to gain victory with style. Nothing Photography: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio Styling & Art Direction: Jhon Jairo Santos Makeup & Hair: Cesar Ferrette @ Rik Rak Salon Models: Liv Solorzano @ Wilhelmina Models, along Kennedi Ireland @ Elite Models Photography Assistant: Richard Mestre Production: Angela Bonilla. Featuring: Etro @ Neiman Marcus, Shops At Merrick Park, Erika Peña, Caralarga, Moda Zeta, Petit Pois Viviana Gabeiras, Seta Apparel @ CityPlace Doral, Maryjane Claverol, Manolo Blahnik, Valentino, Capretto Shoes, Prabal Gurung, Chanel, Banana Republic, Delpozo, Françoise Montague, Sergio Rossi, H&M, Jonathan Saunders for Diane Von Furstenberg, Jerome C. Rousseau, Ermanno Scervino, Dries Van Noten, Céline, Erdem, Jimmy Choo and Petit Pois by Viviana G.

The TV Effect

We’ve watched them laugh. We’ve watched them cry. We’ve watched them ask “Did I do that?!” when it was entirely obvious that yes, they did in fact do it. Herewith: An examination of the sociological impact of that most coveted of American artforms: The family sitcom. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, Married With Children, The Andy Griffith Show, The Brady Bunch and Diff’rent Strokes, ALF, Who’s The Boss, Charles In Charge, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Murphy Brown, Seinfeld, Friends, Modern Family, Blackish, Fresh Off The Boat, Leave It To Beaver, Arrested Development, The Ranch, Grace & Frankie and Netflix.

Helping Hands

An institution formed by the charitable hearts of millions, Mercy Hospital represents everything positive our emergent metropolis offers. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Mercy Hospital.

Greek Inspired

This Greek-inspired home is a one-of-a-kind architectural masterpiece, located on one of Key Biscayne’s most sought-after, wide canals. There are no bridges to the bay and you can pull right up in a yacht up to 70 feet as you watch the manatees and dolphins swim right by your backyard. Realtors: Daniel Gaviria and Anna Somarriba. Featuring: Great Properties International.

No Business Like Snow Business

Skiing? In Key Biscayne? SkiUSA makes this seemingly paradoxical entrepreneurial interest work so well, planning ski vacations of a lifetime to some of the most coveted destinations on the planet. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Travel Photos Courtesy of Skiusa. Family Portrait by Edward Leal. Featuring: SkiUSA, Eduardo & Ana Paula Gaz, Key-Biscayne and Espirito Santo Plaza.

Compass Pets

What makes our idyllic island summers even better? Someone to share them with! Which is exactly why we recommend the below furry friends, sourced from select local shelters and rescues throughout the city. Also check out some insight from Dee Hoult, CEO of Applause Your Paws, on why dog's are afraid of elevators. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Dee Hoult, Applause Your Paws and Yelp.

Compass Living

An intimate alternative to tower living, Oceana Key Biscayne’s Villas provide all the amenities of the luxury condominium lifestyle within exceptionally elegant stand-alone properties. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Oceana Key Biscayne and Oceana Residences.

Compass Connoisseur

Masterfully melding the cultured and the casual, Tutto Pizza & Pasta’s effortlessly authentic selection manages to provide family-friendly fare without a dumbed-down menu. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Tutto Pizza & Pasta and Chef Joao “Juca” Oliveira.

Compass Auto

Yeah, we know, the title made you look. But now that we have your attention, what’s better than a convertible or a coupe? That’s easy — a car that’s both. Behold the miraculous 911 Targa. Text by Bill Lindsey. Featuring: Porsche 911

Compass The Arts

An award-winning photographer reinvigorating contemporary family portraiture, Stephanie Anders has built an entire career on capturing intimate moments. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Stephanie Anders.

Compass Giving

Oswaldo “Ozz” Negri says he’s blessed to be able to make a career out of he favorite thing in the world: Racing; and to be fortunate enough to be able to give back by raising awareness about causes close to his heart. Text by Bill Lindsey. Featuring: Oswaldo “Ozz” Negri, Michael Shank Racing Team, the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in 2012 and Camp Boggy Creek.

Compass Home

Eager to aid in that most onerous of design tasks, El Dorado Furniture’s own Rodolfo Remigio gives us some quick tips on decorating a starter home. Text by Rodolfo Remigio. Featuring: El Dorado Furniture

Compass Health

The Williamson Goods & Supply’s $35,000 Wheelman Bicycle was made for tooling around Key Biscayne and staying in shape while looking great on our glamorous isle and being “green” at the same time. Text by Bill Lindsey. Featuring: Wheelman Goods & Supply’s Bicycle.

Compass Timepieces

The term “complicated” does not normally have pleasant associations, and the Fabergé name is most often associated with eggs owned by Russian Czars. However, when you combine these terms, you get the fabulous Visionnaire DTZ. Text by Bill Lindsey. Featuring: timepieces. The Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ, Agenhor, Van Cleef & Arpels’ Poetic Complications and Faberge.

Compass St yle

As a defining design house, trend titans Louis Vuitton announce an exciting collaboration with famed artist Jeff Koons. Text by Hugh Marchand. Featuring: Louis Vuitton, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Stephen Sprouse, Daniel Buren, Koons-Vuitton Collaboration, Gazing Ball, Da Vinci, Rubens and Van Gogh.

Compass Community

Over the past 30 years, Miami has reinvented itself from a mere tourist destination into a top-tier global city. Miami Girls Foundation is working to see that the image of the “Miami Girl” changes as well. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Photos by Tomas Lowey. Featuring: Miami Girls Foundation and South Florida.

Compass Outdoors

Spring is once more gracing the thoroughfares and byways of The Magic City, and with it that most draining of seasonal sightseer. And no, we aren’t talking about tourists. Mosquitoes have a far bigger presence. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: SWAT Mosquito Misting.

Compass Travel

The gilded and lavish coastal principality of Monaco reigns most supreme as the jetsetting playground to the world — with or without The Royals, it takes the crown. Here are a trio of gems not to miss on your next visit. Text by Francesca Cruz. Photos by the Société Des Bains De Mer. Featuring: Grimaldi, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Hôtel Hermitage, Gustave Eiffel, Belle Époque, Oceanographic Museum, Mediterranean Science Commission, Monte Carlo Beach Club, La Vigie Lounge & Restaurant and Executive Chef Paolo Sari.

Compass Finance

Find out what Richard Reed, CPA and M. Tax, has to say about the tax benefits of investing in Key Biscayne real estate. Also check out some entertaining facts about taxes! Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: Richard Reed, CPA, M. Tax, Lancaster & Reed and Key Biscayne.

Compass Oasis

Homeowner complaints that their General Contractor won’t pay attention to them abound. Here’s the 411 on those delay tactics and how to find the right fit when it comes to home improvement projects. Text by Bill & Sandy Lindsey.

Key Player

The example set by her hardworking parents has led Diaset Cabrera to put an equal passion into everything she does, including her enthusiastic marketing for the trendsetting Pandora jewelry brand. Text by Bill Lindsey. Photos by Edward Leal. Featuring: Diaset Cabrera Sr. Marketing Manager for The Boolchand Group, Pandora, Miami International Mall, Brickell City Centre and Pandora DO Spring Collection.

Key Player

Alexia Kim specializes in U.S. & International Tax matters, with a focus on international clients who live abroad, just moved to the country or otherwise feel frustrated because they are not familiar with the complexities of U.S. taxation. Text by Bill Lindsey. Photo by Edward Leal. Featuring: Alexia Kim, FIU, Yonsei University in South Korea, Lancaster & Reed, U.S. and International Tax & Advisory Service, 401(k) and IRA.

Key Player

Bibiana Domit believes that we are in this life to live our dreams. She credits her fearless confidence, quiet nature, excellent imagination, creativity and stubbornness with helping her launch Tullys, a globally endearing children’s brand. Text by Bill Lindsey. Photo by Edward Leal. Featuring: Bibiana Domit and Tullys.


When Nicole Pritchett’s brother way deployed to the most dangerous combat region in Afghanistan, she wanted to do something to ease the burden of distance. That is how iPads For Soldiers was born. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: Nicole Pritchett, Key Biscayne, I AM, Richard Branson, Virgin Unite, The UK’s Global Change Network, Jenifer Willig, Karena Alber, (RED) Campaign, Whole World Water, Drinkhouse Fire & Ice, Sally Drinkhouse, Miami Beach, Lotus House, Relay For Life and Girls Make Beats.


Can’t you feel it? The incipient sizzle? Summer is right around the corner, and you know what that means: Outdoor entertaining just got serious. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Uuni 3 Wood-fired Pizza Oven, Eucalyptus Wood Serving Cart by World Market, Bahama Pendant Lamp by Maxim, 68 Series by Aqua Fire Pit and Disegna Decking by Deco 27.

Dream Big

Have extra space in the house, maybe an extra bedroom or a dining room you no longer use? Or even just some under-utilized square footage? The designers at California Closets Miami say that this is your chance to create the craft room, multipurpose space, library, ultimate chef’s pantry or private retreat that you’ve always wanted. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: California Closets Miami.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, announcements, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Death & Harry Houdini, Adrienne Arsht Center, Baptist Health Express Care, Monty’s Maynia, Taste Of Brickell Food & Wine Festival, Windhaven Insurance Orange Bowl Paddle Championship, Pitbull & Enrique Iglesias, Rolling Loud Festival, The Redlands International Orchid Show, Deering Estate, Miami Beach Air & Sea Show, Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce’s 60th Anniversary Signature Event, The Raleigh, Cocktail Shake-Off, Geigel Marble & Design, Friends Of The Underline, Burger & Beer Friday @ Marlins Park, El Dorado Furniture, 50 Years/50 Families Campaign. Text by Ryan Jarrell