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,

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

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,


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 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 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 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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Power Sip

When the occasion calls for a stylish, refreshing mocktail for the whole family, this sparkling pear recipe promises to pack a punch all year round. Drink by Anja Maltav. Featuring: La Croix Peach Pear Sparking Water