Compass Pastimes

You don’t have to lie to us, Key Rats. While raising children is undoubtedly one of the greatest joys man can conceive, it can also occasionally be as draining on our patience as it is on the pocketbook. That’s precisely why we’ve highlighted the below activities that’ll wear your tiny tots out while adding to their college fund savings in the process. Featuring Fruit & Spice Park, Bill Graham’s Farm Village, Adrienne Arsht Center, The Key, our Local Libraries. Text by Ryan Jarrell

Compass Style

Masterminding a bold and breezy brand that perfectly complements our city’s climes, Designer Nicky Zimmerman sat down to give us the 411 on the latest look to take the Magic City by storm. Featuring Nicky Zimmerman. Text by Hugh Marchand

Compass The Arts

Practicing a primeval artform carefully refined over millennia, Miami-based Ceramicist James Herring’s work bridges a widening gap between our past and present. Featuring James Herring, Red Herring Pottery, Text by Ryan Jarrell

Compass Health

Dramatically enhancing Nicklaus Children Hospital’s ability to serve the region’s youth, the facility’s new Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion offers a leading-edge care environment combined with amenities to support critically ill kids — and the families who love them. Featuring Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Text by Ryan Jarrell

Compass Timepieces

While most world-class timepieces are created by firms whose origins date 100 or more years, the littleknown operation known as Guebel Forsey is a notable exception. Founded in 2004, the firm has set the chronological world on its ear. Featuring Robert Greubel, Stephan Forsey, Double Tourbillion 30° Technique, GreubelForsey. Text by Bill Lindsey

Compass Connoisseur

An iconic institution based on one of our most scenic bay sides, sandy standby The Rusty Pelican is instituting some innovative new changes for their customer base. Featuring The Rusty Pelican. Text by Ryan Jarrell

Compass Pets

As edenic as a Village summer may be, you could always add a little something extra; specifically, the undying affection of a lifelong companion. Below are just a few passionate pooches eager to join in an island adventure. Featuring Good Karma Pets, Paws 4 You, 100 Plus Abandoned Dogs, Applause Your Paws, Dee Hoult.

Compass Entertainment

Think you have a dream job? Meet Carlo Biasiotto, CEO of Italian sparkling wine titans Foss Marai. His business? Celebration. Featuring Foss Marai, Carlosn Biasiotto. Text by Ryan Jarrell

Compass Fashion

With summer’s sweat comes that age-old fashion dilemma: What to wear?! Offering an alluring vision of Italian splendor is sizzling swimsuit line Panarea Couture. Featuring Valentina Shah, Panarea Couture. Text by Hugh Marchand

Compass Oasis

The kitchen is the heart of the home and the countertop is one of its most important design elements. It needs to be stylish and elegant and at the same functional and durable. i-TOPKer exceeds those requirements, and then some. Featuring Iberia Tiles, i-TOPKer Solutions. Text by Sandy Lindsey

Compass Flashback

Check out what Key Biscayne’s Westwood Drive looked like in the 1950's! Featuring KBhistory, Text by Ryan Jarrell

Compass Auto

Chances are good you have some passing awareness of the 1970’s-era uber-cheesy Smokey & The Bandit movies. All 3 movies were truly stinkers, but the car was cool. Now it’s back and badder than ever. Featuring Trans Am, Chevy. Text by Bill Lindsey

Compass Beauty

A shocking styleset eternally linked to liberated womanhood, trimmed tresses are making a major comeback in this most peculiar of periods, and men and women around the globe are loving it. Text by Hugh Marchand

A Thing of Beauty

Addressing the aging side-effects of wanderlust: Firsthand experiences with treatments and procedures, performed by leading South Florida medspas, to revive, restore and beautify today, tomorrow and forever. Featuring Miami Surgical Center, Hydrafacial MD, Orlando Sam, Genesis Laser, Maria Cristina Fernandez, Lisa & Lenny Hochstein, Hochstein MedSpa, ThermiSmooth Face, VelaShape III, CoolSculpting, Vivid Face. Text by Francesca Cruz

Pros of Pretty

We’ve scoured the ever-expanding aesthetic enhancement scene to bring you the city’s best and brightest beauty makers. Featuring Dr. John J. Martin Jr., MD, Dr. T.J. Giuffrida, Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, Dr. Jaime Vergara DDS, Key Biscayne Family Dentistry, Dr. Silvia Rotemberg, MD, Rotemberg Plastic Surgery, PLLC,

Hawt Stuff

Slim swimwear silhouettes with a savage dose of animal patterns applied in variations of metallic hues convey aesthetic codes from designer Thalassa Boom and her current Spring/Summer lineup. Featuring Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio, Taylor Youngblood, Thalassa Boom Resort Wear, Gianvito Rossi @ Capretto Shoes,

Surreal Living

This architectural beauty on an oversized Harbor Drive lot in Key Biscayne provides ample room for the entire family including a large backyard, sunset panoramic views of the island and vaulted ceilings. Featuring the Coto Group, One Sotheby's International Realty


Boldly tackle the mound of goods available to that most materialistic of subsets — children. Collected here are a few fantastical objects and accessories any kid would be happy to receive, no matter what the occasion. Featuring Kalorik, Baby Cottons at Shops At Merrick Park, Sobe Promos, Human Horizons Art School, Sun Pop Life. Text by Ryan Jarrell

The 411

Get out of your shell and into this one at Ella's Oyster Bar and all other happenings in this month's 411. Featuring Ella’s Oyster Bar, Florida Supercon, Slava’s Snowshow, Swat Mosquito Systems, Miami Curves Week, Broadstone Brickell, Brilliance Jewels, Second Sundays at Faena Forum, HistoryMiami’s Hurricane Andrew: 25 Years Later, Miami Seaquarium, Super Splashtacular Summer Event, Paul McCartney, Miami Medical Center, Children’s Trust Champions For Children Awards Ceremony, Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show, Miami Salsa Congress, Lyric Live @ Black Archives Historic Lyric Theatre,

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 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 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.

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.

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.