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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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.


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


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

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

Sick of the South Florida swelter? Tired of traversing a city with temperatures in the triple digits? Travel experts SkiUSA can deliver the whimsy of a snow day, any day. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: SkiUSA

Compass Home

Homeowners with children or grandchildren have been incorporating outdoor play areas into their backyards for decades. Jump aboard the sports & fitness theme this month with the entire family while reaping the benefits of being more active. Text by Sandy Lindsey.

Compass Timepieces

It’s easy to describe a timepiece as “breathtaking” — but in the case of the stunningly unique Midnight Planétarium by Van Cleef & Arpels, it’s actually an understatement. Text by Bill Lindsey. Featuring: Midnight Planétarium by Van Cleef & Arpels and Christiaan Van Der Klaauw.

Compass Design

Offering a diverse array of sinuous and sensual design pieces in pleasingly rustic mediums, Brazilborn Ovoo may be the next greatest thing to hit the Miami Design District. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Art Week Miami, Ovoo, Design District, Marta Micheli, Zanini De Zanine and Sergio Rodrigues.

Compass Auto

In addition to redefining the term “sleek,” Acura’s original NSX was something the world had never seen before: a reliable supercar. But then, in 2005, it suddenly went away. Text by Bill Lindsey. Featuring: Acura NSX

Compass Real Estate

Ever endeavoring to satisfy their clientele, ultraluxury boutique condominium Palazzo Del Sol on Fisher Island debuts 3 delightfully designed move-in options. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Photos Courtesy of Palazzo Del Sol. Featuring: Palazzo Del Sol, Antrobus + Ramirez, Artefacto and Henge.

Compass Balance

Part of staying fit and disciplined with with your workout routine is dealing with, or avoiding altogether, overworked or strained muscles. Herewith: Tips to speed up muscle recovery while avoiding injuries. Text by Francesca Cruz.

Compass Health

Bringing a slew of state-of-the-art medical services from the University of Miami Health Systems to South Dade, The Lennar Foundation Medical Center offers comprehensive, consolidated health care to our city. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Photos Courtesy of The Lennar Foundation Medical Center. Featuring: The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the University of Miami Health System Sports Medicine Institute, the Comprehensive Diabetes Center and the University of Miami’s Frost School Of Music.

Compass Entertainment

The month of March is one of the busiest times of year when it comes to the social scene in South Florida. Check out this selection of activities to incorporate into your agenda. Text by Francesca Cruz. Featuring: Taste of Tennis, All The Way, Actor's Playhouse, Fairchild Tropical Garden Founding Fathers Of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

Compass Fashion

One must stay ahead of the fashion game even when simply hitting the gym. Do you prefer chic and elegant, or hip and trendy — the decision is yours. Text by Francesca Cruz. Featuring: MZ Wallace Tote and Fjällräven Kånken Water-Resistant Backpack.

Compass Prime Properties

Ready to review some of Key Biscayne’s choicest real estate? Collected below are 3 top listings that would be perfect to add to any residential portfolio. Compiled by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Doug Kinsley of Fortune Int’l Realty, Brigitte Nachtigall of Great Properties Int’l and Martine C. Paulin of Compass Florida, LLC.

Compass Connoisseur

Need some new restaurants to try out? We got you covered, check out new hotspots Grown and Lightkeepers. Featuring: Grown, Shannon Allen and Lightkeepers at Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.

Compass Eco

Don’t let your next pair of cross trainers turn into landfill clutter. Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe & Grind programs are turning worn-out footwear, along with pre-consumer waste, into sports courts and other useful products. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: Nike and Nike Reuse.

Compass Dining

Let's face it, sometimes diets need to be broken! Check out some great places to eat at when you're feeling a little indulgent. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Fireman Dereks Pies, Purple People Eatery, Chefs David Shipman & Michelle Duncan, El Rey De Las Fritas, Box Of Chacos and Ms. Cheezious.