Compass Shopping

An on-trend entrepreneur recasting consignment for the modern day Miamian, Angie Ferrer Domecq, Founder & Principal of ViBe Consignment, sat down to give us The 411 on pre-loved designer pieces. Text by Hugh Marchand. Featuring: Angie Ferrer Domecq and ViBe Consignment.

September 2017

Hero

After watching The True Cost, a documentary about the clothing industry and its impact on the world, Gabriella Smith knew more needed to be done to raise awareness about the wastage of fashion going into landfills. The result is The UpCycle Project. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: The True Cost, Gabriella Smith and The UpCycle Project.

September 2017

Compass Balance

Following up on the success of her two meditation albums in Spanish, popular Holistic Life Coach, Certified ThetaHealing Instructor, Motivator & Meditation Leader Lorena Coyle has released her first English album: EON Meditations For The Soul. Featuring Lorena Coyle, EON Meditations For The Soul, Text by Sandy Lindsey

Hero

At some point in her life, Sofia Victoria De La Pena has played nearly every sport: soccer, tennis, golf, volleyball, swimming, etc. In 2012, her zeal for physical activity and her wish to better her community through service led to her launching Fit Kids Day. Featuring Sofia Victoria De La Pena, Fit Kids Day, Mario Diaz-Ballart,

It's Always Sunny

Ready to go from cool to pool? Let the spicy Miami sunlight bring the graphic geometry and boldness from our curated selection of summer looks to life. Featuring Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio, Jhon Jairo Santos, Janica Compte, y Chanel @ The Webster, Miami Beach, Stuart Weitzman @ Capretto Shoes, Panarea Couture, Fendi @ Designer Eyes, Brickell City Centre, Noralozza, Philippe Barland, Balmain, Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger Collection, Oscar De La Renta, Macchiavella, Fit Mama, Agua Bendita, @ CityPlace Doral, Macchiavella, Dior, Marni, Chloé, Mara Hoffman, Alaïa, Olympia Le-Tan, Miu Miu, Saint Laurent,

Body Shifters

Confident that your best body is just a few sessions away, meet the top trainers making Miami mighty, one workout regimen at a time. Featuring Bernadette Ceravolo, Pilates Center By Bernadette, Alex Cure, Cure Fitness, William Cameron, Lina Vallejo, Skanda Yoga Studio, Robert Didonato, Myocortex,

Pure Pampering

Suffering from the slings of a bad hair day? Or just feel that the comforting treatments you deserve have been few and far between? We’ve found a few pampering professionals ready to give you the top-tier treatment you deserve. Featuring Bobby Barros, Ecstasy Salon Spa, Martha Fernandez, Martha’s Salon, Gustavo Berroeta, Rik Rak Salon,

Skier's Jewel

A favorite amongst the world’s most expert skiers, the Ski Portillo resort in Portillo, Chile, remains relatively unknown by the general public. SKIUSA Founder & Principal Eduardo Gaz, who has been going to this idyllic destination for the past 21 consecutive years, thinks it’s the perfect way to beat Florida’s summer heat. Featuring Ski USA, Eduardo Gaz, Miguel Purcell. Text by Sandy Lindsey

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 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 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 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.

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.

Hero

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.

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 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 The Arts

Although inhabiting a genre long considered too pedestrian to be considered art, the sports stills of celebrated Miami-based Photographer Al Diaz show the composition and poise of a true master. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Al Diaz.

Compass Finance

See what Sandy London, VP of Commercial Real Estate Lending for Sabadell United Bank, has to say about the South Florida real estate market. Also check out some great apps you can download to help with budgeting! Featuring: Sandy London VP of Commercial Real Estate Lending for Sabadell United Bank, Mint, You Need A Budget and Pocketguard.

Compass Beauty

In today’s aesthetic industry, there’s plenty of technology available to improve anyone’s appearance. Check out what Claudia Sanchez, Physician Assistant with Dr. John J. Martin, has to say about the very popular Infini procedure. Claudia Sanchez and Dr. John J. Martin.

Hero

Paco Velez, President & CEO of Feeding South Florida, believes that hunger impacts every aspect of our community, and although it’s an enormous issue, it’s solvable with the commitment of the community. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: Paco Velez, President & CEO of Feeding South Florida.

Bar Tab

In between pouring, mixing and serving up some of the best drinks in town, Toro Toro’s Adam Beech shares his inspiration for his chosen profession with a passion that’s at once contagious and completely refreshing. Text by Irene Moore. Photos by Edward Leal. Featuring: Adam Beech of Toro Toro, InterContinental Miami, Mendoza’s Lullaby, Cardenal Mendoza Brandy, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur and Triibe Celtic Liqueur.

Encounters w/ Florida East Coast Realty

Tibor Hollo, Chairman & President of Florida East Coast Realty, joined FIU, Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) and Hillel at FIU in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. — Photos by Alberto E. Tamargo 1. Austin Hollo, Wayne Hollo, Mrs. Hollo, Jerome Hollo, Mark Sarnoff 2. Michael Berlfein, Tibor Hollo, Elli Herrera 3. Tibor Hollo w/ FIU students 4. Tibor Hollo, Dr. Oren B. Stier

Encounters w/ Flying High For Haiti

Flying High For Haiti held their 2nd Annual Brazilian Night @ The Beach Club, with all the proceeds going toward supporting Ecole Du Village, a community School in Île-à-Vache, Haiti. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Ines Lozano, David Adams 2. Lala Isern, Janete Orama 3. Neal Webers, Gwen Engelen, Peter Verbeck 4. Milagros & Mathew Beem, Juan Castro, Silvia Bermudez 5. Daniela Zambrano, Denisse Koch, Nicolas Fernandez, Juliette Bouchet 6. Ines Lozano, Angela Rizzi, Curt O’Bront 7. Frederique Le Forest, Jaqueline Boulet, Jennifer Gebelein 8. Ana & Alvaro Dal-Bo 9. Lourdes & Diego Gomez 10. Toby & Bill Roherer 11. Eduardo, Thomas & Kiki Haberfeld 12. Donnie Hall, Paola Padovan, Bob & Lidia Brookes

Encounters w/ K B Lions Club

The Key Biscayne Lions Club held their annual “Pancake Breakfast” at The Key Biscayne Beach Club to benefit various charities. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Helmut Heinrich, Roberto Gentilini, Ralph Caputo 2. Brian Lynch, Dr. Jaime Vergara, Robert Vernon 3. Edith De Grood, Richard Vernon, Michele Estevez 4. Kieran McGuinness, Johny Catanio, Tim Hamen 5. John Williams, Dale Brockway 6. Juan & Rosemay Sala, Cliff Rifkin 7. Nora Camejo, Judy Kolsen, Edith De Grood, Don Sackrider, Nancy Engel, Kathy Keith 8. Nora Camejo, Rosemarie Heinrich 9. Nancy & Ted Schwarz, Peggy Hawkins 10. Allan Joseph, Todd Jonas 11. Frank Caplan, Mike O’Brien, Robert Vernon 12. Helmut Heinrich, Howard Sanders, Mikel Achaval

Encounters @ Fashion On The Rocks

Stylish guests enjoyed cocktails and conversations with fashion devotees and styles icons during “Fashion On the Rocks” at Brickell City Centre. 1. Angeles Almuna, Danny Santiago 2. Miss Trish of Capri, Tara Solomon, Maria Beguiristain 3. Andreas Menge, Jessica Burns 4. Danie Gomez- Ortigoza, Criselda Breene 5. Dani Gonzalez, Kristina Kurzweil