Encounters w/ Diamonds On The Key

Christina Termine, owner of Diamonds On The Key, was honored by “Miami Women Who Rock” for her contributions and achievements in the Miami community. 1. Christina Termine, Ana Veiga Milton, Trish Bell 2. Bertha Termine, Michelle Termine 3. Christina Termine 4. Lori Rombeiro, Ana Somarriba, Michea Duffy 5. Gioconda Baltodano, Amanda Rodriguez, Carolina Cejas 6. Isabel Courtney, Sonia Gibson, Lourdes Tudela, Zayda Paz- Hernandez

Encounters @ Commenoz Gallery

Commenoz Gallery in Key Biscayne featured The Dimension Of No Time, a new exhibition showcasing the latest artworks by Argentinian Artist Eugenio Cuttica. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Charles Alkhal, Mycki Ratzan, Naydu Commenoz, Lito Mayou, Hope Kaiser 2. Angelica Hernandez, Elena Bass, Juliet Ventour 3. Naydu Commenoz, Charles Alkhal, Mayra Mesa 4. Christina Kayan, Horacio Ravera, Elsa Dominguez 5. Patricia Baldocchi, Patricia Peraita, Cristina Regalado 6. Vyara & Carlos Davidov 7. Andres & Maday Lopez 8. Carmucha Toñarely, Jose Fernando Angel 9. Carolina Baron Biza , Ramiro Romani 10. Cristina Bibas, Ivan Bibas 11. Monica Campana Montanarella, Alicia Ortiz, Tatyana Chiocchetti, Reina Gonzalez, Christine Wing 12. Genevieve Alix, Danielle Culas

Encounters w/ Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital held a “Pretty In Pink” cocktail party at The Key Biscayne Yacht Club honoring women’s health. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Paola Padovan, Alicia Ortiz, Mayra Peña Lindsay, Dr. Rolando De Leon 2. Carmucha Toñalery, Gloria Plaza, Silvia Tarafa 3. Lindsey Manifold, Dr. Joseph D. Melchiode, Michelle Bookout 4. Ines Neuhaus, Frances Reaves, Cristina Talin 5. Carol Craiglow, Cindy Mize, Tatyana Chiocchetti 6. Shayna Lopate, Sisi Fuentes, Antonella Palazio, Martha Kelly 7. Melissa White, Dr. Jorge Mendia 8. Melissa Gonzalez, Estela Carmona, Cheryl Smith 9. Joanne Earl, Barbara Thomas, Natalie Conser, Mayra Stone 10. Dr. Roberto Garcia Cebrian, Bertila Pozo, Christy Ponce De Leon, Lala Isern

Encounters w/ Rotary Club of Key Biscayne

The Rotary Club held a fundraiser at the Key Biscayne Beach Club to help eradicate polio in the world. For every dollar that Rotary International raises, Bill & Melinda Gate’s Foundation gives $2. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Fanny Wilde, Victoria & Joerg Von Helden, Lynn & Terry Nelson 2. Theo, Savannah & Alexa Holloway 3. Patricia & Hugo Romano, Patricia & Lorenzo Peraita 4. Jennifer & Joe Coote, Michele Estevez, Ann Callahan, Ellen Blasi 5. Jose Castro, Dennis Fraioli, Joe Kellog 6. Lorna Jerez, Pia Molina, Karla Miranda, Patricia Borge, Patricia Peraita 7. Maggie & Jorge Llanso, Frank Caplan, Brett Moss 8. Nelita Girbau, Marco, Monica & Daniel Badash, Manola Girbau 9. David Gonzalez, Tony Rojas, Gesyca & Jorge Orillana 10. Lourdes & Tim Collett, Maria & Manuel Lucena, Yoyi Picaza, Muza Muzaurieta, Lili Jimenez, Carmucha Toñarely 11. Ines Lozano, Nancy Maynard

Encounters w/ iPads For Soldiers

The Key Biscayne Yacht Club hosted a Diane Von Furstenburg fashion show with an H. Stern showcase, to benefit iPads For Soldiers. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Doris Nemtzow, Barbara Lamar 2. Paige Patterner, Stacie Smith, Allison Eng, Perez, Selene Devaney 3. Lisa Echevarria, Yvonne Alvarez 4. Karen Llorente, Mariela Geigel, Mates Mesa 5. Leslie Debauge Levi, Kerri Topping, Rebecca Shitsd, Morgan Smith 6. Carol Craiglow, Karen Holmquist, Lori Rombeiro, Maggie Carballo Weisson 7. Sylvia Sannia, Angela Saldarriaga 8. Dana Jofre, Cathy Balestra 9. Joann Young, Maria Bueno 10. Christel Krupp Avila, Cristina Pinzon Bernal 11. Joan Ambrose, Dottie Devaney Goldman 12. Lindsey Champion, Nicole Pritchett, Missy Logan

Encounters w/ The Decotones

The Decotones Jazz Vocal Quintet Sang The Great American Songbook live at Sunset Tavern & Deli Lane to the delight of the crowd. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Christopher Dreeson, Jude Fox, Robyn Rich, John Martin, Susie Blank Wolfe 2. Karin Wherry, John Martin 3. Alan Wolfe, Susie Blank Wolfe, Gary Heath, Marcia Heath 4. Michael Crudele, Christopher Dreeson, Lynne Dreeson, Lourdes Arteaga, Ulysses Arteaga 5. Lisa Goodkind, Maria K. Somoza, John Martin, Maggie Vassilaros, Isela Sotolongo 6. Robyn Rich, John Martin 7. Robyn Rich, Brian Dunham, Kim Dunham 8. Miguel Corral, Jude Fox, Carlos Perez

September 2017

Encounters @ Bruno Magli

Designer shoe and leather goods brand Bruno Magli hosted artist Marko Brandon as he showcased his x-ray and metal abstract pieces at Brickell City Centre. 1. Ana Somarriba, Allison Ortiz, David Wyatt, Marko Brandon, Maria Patricia Somarriba 2. Maria Patricia Somarriba, Ramon Cabrales, Michelle Casteleyn 3. Jorge Rincon, Cristina Albacette 4. Diego Stecchi, Massimiliano Stecchi 5. Ana Somarriba, Liz Crowley, Annette Figueredo, Christine Wing, Antonella Palazio

September 2017

Encounters @ Key Biscayne Yacht Club

The Key Biscayne Yacht Club held its first annual Blue Vs. Gold Golf Tournament. The winning Blue team was cocaptained by Jorge Llanso & Jose Berenguer. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. The Blue team winners 2. Jose & Ana Berenguer 3. Stephen Takash, Andre Rakusa 4. Jorge Llanso, John Socarraz, Gary Gross, Stephen Takash 5. Brian Colbert, Andres Giacomo, Rose Mary Sala, Joan McCaughan, Carlos Mendiola 6. Casey Katz, Seth Pearman 7. John & Margarita Socarraz, Ken & Andrea Roberson 8. Jose & Stephanie Dayeras, Eddy Younger 9. Alejandro Tano, Mikel Achaval, Ana Tano 10. Diego Gomez De Cordoba, Marta Berenguer, Lourdes Gomez De Cordoba, Ana Berenguer

September 2017

Encounters w/ YPO

The Young Patronesses of the Opera [YPO] celebrated their 61st Annual Awards & Installation Luncheon at the Coral Gables Country Club with an “America The Beautiful” theme. Attendees showed their American spirit as they donned red, white & blue attire complete with stylish hats. 1. Deborah Davidson, Julie Todaro, Amal Solh, Stephanie Mederos-Hill, Christy Powell, Karen Fuller-Veloz, Barbara Reese, Leatrice Damus, Linda Meyers, Sandy Zankl, Linda McEnany 2. Julie Todaro, Caroline Biggs, Janis Ramirez, Sheri Swanson, Linda Meyers 3. Amal Solh, Lise-Marie Wertanzl, Gail Pinon, Lee Lennon, Barbara Waters, Stephanie Mederos-Hill 4. Violeta Cepeda, Patricia Scerpella, Lydia Scerpella, Lydia Alvarez Scerpella 5. Front Row: Janis Ramirez, Christy Powell, Kristin Podack Back Row: Holly Evans, Maria Carbonell, Janice Russell, Sheri Swanson, Rene Gross, Lucie Spieler, Barbara Reese, Julie Todaro, Linda Goldberg 6. Claudia Glasson, Vivianne Swietelsky, Magita Rojas, Angeliki Aninou, Gisela Garcia-Tunon, Carmen Baker, Courtney Berry, Susan Rodriguez, Juanita Miller 7. Trish Bell, Bunny Bastian, Swanee DiMare 8. Paula Scheer, Marianne Kircher 9. Caroline Biggs, Bill Reaney 10. Rene Beal, Gail Pinon

September 2017

Encounters w/ Gulliver

Gulliver alumni from 1977-present celebrated Reunion Weekend at Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, culminating with a special dinner honoring Distinguished Alumni & Faculty Awards. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Estrellita Sibila, Jorge Arauz 2. Olga Argüello, Ashley Berlin 3. Ross & Ashley Kotkin, Doug Mandell 4. Alex & Scarlet Batlle 5. Leslie Armendariz, Aabad Melwani 6. Jenny Meyer, Steve Benbasat 7. Jo Newell, Charlie Rue 8. Michelle Krietsch, Carlos Viafara 9. Ana & Tony Figueroa Cisneros

September 2017

Encounters @ Costa Med

Costa Med hosted a “Women In Champagne” Wine Dinner Series with Champagne Philippe Gonet by Chantal Gonet. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Antonio Braschi, Chantal Gonet 2. Mauricio Rizzo, Mariana Cajaravilla, Celeste Bailey 3. Alexandra Leighton, Fernando Sucre 4. Bibi Delfino, Liz Schweitzer, Elisa Braschi

Encounters @ The Square

The Square celebrated the renovation of the shopping center with cocktails and entertainment during a special event that brought the community together. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Susan Braun, Vivian Galego-Mendez, Rocio Granados, Natalia Reparaz 2. Miranda Stasulli, Arthur, Victoria & Hidey Frank 3. Mary Tague, Sunita Cenci 4. Astrid Gotthold, Enrique Urioste, Candelara Stupenengo 5. Lina Boschetti, Mariana Quintero, Johanna Lersundy 6. Alicia Ortiz, Michele Estevez, Taytana Chiocchetti 7. Micaela Tomulescu, Diego Betancourt, Chiri Lola 8. Patricia Madueño, Francesca Black, Ines Neuhaus, Viviana Franchy 9. Rebecca Broadhurst, Nicholas Guarch 10. Carmen B. Llano-White, Tatjana Surev, Nora Camejo 11. Ribbon-cutting ceremony

Encounters w/ Brown Harris Stevens

Brown Harris Stevens Referral & Relocation Services, a member of two of the most powerful independent referral networks in the industry, held a Grand Opening of their new office located at the Key Biscayne Galleria Mall. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 2. Phil Gutman, Chris Blackman, Vivian Dimond, Mark Zilbert 3. Chris & Lesa Blackman 4. Rochelle Fraga, Nancy Hogan, Vivian Dimond, Ingrid Sanchez 5. Lisa Blackman, Antonio & Nora Camejo, Saneta & Morten Ebbeskov Jankovic 6. Eduardo & Ceci Sanchez, Kim Haug, German Botero 7. Tatiana Castillo, Yoandra Lisa, Ingrid Sanchez, Mercy Mijenes 8. Katie Petros, Christine Wing 9. Elsa Corbett, Natalia Anda, Monica Henao, Cesar Gomez 10. Fritz Wagor, Florence Saado, Debbie Preston 11. Patrick & Cristina Greeve

Encounters w/ BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Kaufman Rossin, Pena Garcia & Diz PLLC invited guests to an interactive Spring Business Reception at The Ocean Club. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Dan & Debby Zabludowski, Ron & Virginia Pena 2. Ed London, Ignacio Garcia 3. Trish & York Flik, Mike Bracken,Scott & Kara Sharp 4. Dr. Ronda Fuchs, Debby Zabludowski, Dr. John Martin, Julie & Barry Mukamal

Encounters w/ Key Biscayne Lions Club

The Key Biscayne Lions Club held their annual dinner at The Yacht Club to celebrate the installation of their new president, Alberto Velaz. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Martin Murphy, Juan Tejera, Rita & Elbio Jimenez, Luis Olarte 2. Todd Jonas, Mathew Campbell 3. Alberto Velaz, Laurie Bertamaao, Roberto Gentilini, Rita & Elbio Jimenez 4. Dr. Jaime Vergara, Bryan Lynch, Enrique Garcia

Encounters w/ Florida International Realty

Edgardo & Ana Cristina Defortuna, joined by Fortune International agents, colleagues and friends, celebrated the renovation inauguration of the Square Plaza at the Florida International Realty office in Key Biscayne. — Photos by Luis Arturo Mora 1. Faddy Abreu, Susana Braun, Rocio Granados, Eduardo Sanchez, Ana Cristina & Edgardo Defortuna, Geraldine Morales, Angela Macchi, Melanie Dearmas 2. Douglas Kinsley 3. Bruno Ricci, Ruth Palma, Maribel Goldar, Angela Macchi, Walter Faerman 4. Susana Braun, Rocio Granados & Friends 5. Jose Ignacio, Rocio Granados, George Fraguio, Susana Braun, Eduardo Imery 6. Douglas Kinsley, Ana Cristina Defortuna, Gabriel Pou 7. Erik & Alejandra Halvorssen, Ana Cristina Defortuna & Edgardo Defortuna 8. Faddy Abreu & Husband 9. Ana Cristina & Edgardo Defortuna 10. Eduardo Sanchez, Ceci Sanchez 11. Jose Ignacio, Leiset Perez, Chris Suarez, Jasmin Aydagul 12. Adriana Montbrun, Angela Macchi

Encounters @ Costa Med

As part of their recurring Wine Pairing Series, Costa Med celebrated a special dinner featuring wines from the Chianti region of Italy. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Carlos & Sonia Perkinson, Bibi Delfino, Antonio Braschi, Alberto Delfino 2. Winnie Pritchette, Brian & Mary Tague 3. Gabriel, Larry & Sergio Delgado 4. Patricia Martinez, Alejandro Rodrigue

Encounters w/ Marian Center School

Friends of Farrey’s Lighting + Bath gathered to enjoy “A Day At The Races” from Christine Lee’s Restaurant overlooking Gulfstream Race Track & Park to support the Marian Center School. 1. Alexa Gresely, Lisa Root, Maria Gresely 2. Paige Farrey, Toni Acocella 3. Altin Koço, Tracy Koço, Foster Koço Tira Koço 4. Terri Abril, Bill Logan

Encounters @ Costa Med

Costa Med hosted an extravagant Gala Dinner in honor of The Davis Cup. The evening featured top players from Venezuela and El Salvador. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Jacky Castro, Irma Petersen, Susan Montoya, Marina Mangupli 2. Isbella & Lorenzo Di Stefano, Antonio Braschi, Elisa Di Crosta 3. Jesus Bandres, Luis Martinez, Jordi Muñoz, Ricardo Rodriguez 4. Marcelo Arevalo, Lucia Kovarcikova, Fernando Duarte 5. Jimy Szymanski, Valerie Adler, Antonio Braschi, Luka Szymanski 6. Rafael Arevalo, Alberto Alvarado, Marcelo Arevalo, Jaime Cuellar 7. Victor Tapia, Antonio Braschi, Alejandro Rodriguez 8. Maribel & Javier Mejias, Neybeth Barral 9. Mauricio Leon, Israel Del Castillo, Roberto Bracho 10. Orly Luzon, Griselda Montilla, Francisco Chacon 11. Carlos Zambrano, Rafael Schneider, Ninoska Bellardi, Marco Sergent

Encounters @ Osteopathic Center

Osteopathic Center’s IV Suite welcomed guests to learn about the newest IV techniques with live doctor demos and VIP promos. 1. Kristopher Goddard, Iryna Drach 2. Elizabeth Montenegro, Shateal Jackson 3. Lena Jamon Ratleff, Elise Harris 4. Stephanie Selassie, Traci Scaletta 5. Pedro Orellana, Iryna Drach, Charles Celesia

Encounters w/ Key Biscayne Communit y Foundation

The Key Biscayne Community Foundation held its annual Aqua Party at The Key Biscayne Yacht Club. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Kattia & Richard Goldstein, Ani & Gonzalo Nuñez 2. Andres Dalmastro, Elena Santayana, Lauren Batlle 3. Taylor White, Melissa McCaughan 4. Amy & Ed Easton 5. Randal & Lory Rombeiro, Kristen & Brian Connell 6. Nancy Davis, Christina Termine 7. Alexandra Kimball, Marta Torres, Katrina Soto 8. Guillaume & Alejandra Kemper, Daniela Calbimonte 9. Lourdes Jofre Collett, Bill Banchs, Krystal Fiksdal

Encounters @ Grand Bay Club

Grand Bay Club hosted recording artist Sylvia Bennett’s release of For You with a special dinner and show. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Lorraine & Stephen Sonnabend, Lynn Gallagher 2. Sylvia Bennett 3. Gipsy Payares, Lynn Liddell, Cecilia Luaces 4. Marsha Witt, Joyce Klein, Joyce Kory 5. Boris Rios, Annette Perez 6. Luchi & Bill Houlzet 7. Gregg Wallick, Sylvia Bennett, Liz Wallick 8. Joe & Susie Coote

Encounters @ Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

The 8th Annual All-Star Tennis Charity Event was held at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne’s Cliff Drysdale Tennis Academy to benefit First Serve Miami, a non-profit organization that teaches tennis to youngsters residing within economically and socially challenged communities throughout Miami. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Mark Ferland, Karim Alibhai & Cliff Drysdale presented First Serve Miami’s James Champion a donation of $12k 2. Tatiana Lora, Sue Lopez 3. Rosana Greco, Cory King, Josh Peterson 4. Karen Knoll, Carol Rosen, Marianne Biron 5. Maria Fernandez, Christoph Rosslenbroich 6. George & Heather Mitchell 7. Jill & Bill Stephens 8. Lorie & Randall Rombeiro 9. Raphael & Marie Champion 10. Lori Kendall, Tracy Effron 11. Raj Raphani, Lorena Vega, Johana Martin, Patty Baleyto 12. Alby Arango, Niki & Orlando Helo

Encounters @ The Ocean Club

The Key Biscayne Condominium President’s Council (KBCPC) held a well-attended Annual Meting at The Ocean Club with Keynote Speaker Gary Gross, Key Biscayne Village Council Member. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Kelly Josephsen, Gary Gross, Mayra Lindsay Peña, Antonio & Nora Camejo 2. Marcos Osorio, Shayna Lopate, Adan Hernandez 3. Mike Davey, Steven Minor, Donald Elisburg 4. Rita Hendrick, John Struck, Angela Langlois, Niurka Muñoz 5. Patricia Peraita, Luis De La Cruz, Patricia Romano

Encounters w/ Friends Of The Children Of Venezuela

Friends Of The Children Of Venezuela held a fundraiser to help impoverished children with medical assistance, care and any other needs. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Alexandra Stelling, Jose Matos, Brigitte Nachtigall 2. Karla Hernandez, Carlos Espindola, Jose Matos, Alberto Hern 3. Carolina Franco, Virginia Brewer, Nataly O’Hara 4. Sara Silva, Laura Gomez, Andres Caldera, Mary Serrano 5. Jorge Boj, Claudia Angrisano, Andres Vicentini 6. Marta Rivas, Andres Caldera Radonski, Alexandra Stelling, Rosa Elena Villalobos 7. Laura Villareal, Rosemary De La Heria 8. Ignacio Vidaguren, Ursula Castañeda 9. Sigrun Hernandez, Vivian Macia 10. Elena Garcia Montes, Brigitte Nachtigall, Angela Camacho 11. Gumar Parra, Celina Rivas

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The Giving Circle held their annual luncheon to further their mission of growing philanthropy by supporting programs for women and children. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Fran Gaynes, Joan McCaughan, Paula Festa, Barbara Trasher, Marilyn Levin, Iris Fisher, Harriett Stein, Julie Flick 2. Kris Meyer, Elyssa Linares 3. Richard & Susan Gotz 4. Tiffany Calcuttt, Nancy Benjamin, Shirlee Medjuck, Sue Seder 5. Kristen, Charles & Eileen Press 6. Melissa White, Liz Portuondo, Joan McCaughan 7. Kendrika King, Pat Tuttle 8. Cherise James, Chasity Hart 9. Nichole Aldrich, Beth Simonton 10. Todd, Elaine Gross, Pat Molinari, Gary Gross 11. Ricki Garito, Nydia Rundle, Irene Rodriguez

Encounters @ Farrey’s Lighting + Bath

Looking to continue its mission to unveil local design talents, Farrey’s Lighting Design Contest returned for its 6th edition at the company’s North Miami showroom. 1. Arnauld Sursock, David Philips, Sue Kinard, Paige Farrey, Taylor Rios 2. Karol Ramirez, Simon Palacio Lopera, Taylor Rios 3. Betina Cavalcanti, Kristin Baumgarten, Asrar Farhah, Cayleth Vivas

Encounters w/ The Elmir Group

The Elmir Group and Cervera Real Estate hosted a brokers’ open house to reveal the completion of a home in the heart of Coconut Grove — Photos by Jose Larrotta 1. Anastasiia Popopa, Anouka Maria Perkins, Anuca Valverde, Andrina Brito, Karen Elmir. Fernando Guardazzi, Omar De Windt 2. Juliana Rose, Nelson Gonzalez, Gloria Garcia 3. Lorena & Fernando Guardazzi, Karen Elmir 4. Marc Chatburn, Gina Milton, Catalina Blanco, Ricardo Dupont 5. Moreno Habif, Gaudalupe Heinz, Jose Correal

Encounters @ The Rusty Pelican

Fundacion Manos Del Sur & Pan Y Amor held their Annual Champagne Breakfast with a fashion show by Coco Paris at The Rusty Pelican. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Maritza Minor, Ana Somarriba, Kathia Goldstein, Paulina Montes, Charlotte & Maria Patricia Somarriba 2. Natalie Gaviria, Valeria Stecchi, Helena Marquina 3. Christina & Bertha Termine 4. Maria Patricia Somarriba, Randy Lack-Marquina, Ana Somarriba 5. Mai Garcia, Dianne Kemmerer, Patricia Riestra 6. Maribel Moreno, Maria Fe Nuñez, Tayana Chiocchetti 7. Lucia Marin, Sara De Schamps, Cristina Dalman 8. Elisa & Sofia Duemichen 9. Adriana Chamorro, Katia Goldstein, Emma McGregor 10. Mayra Padron, Silvia Garcia-Serra, Denisse Garcia- Corrochano

Encounters w/ Voices For Children

LIFE CHANGING The 22nd Annual Be A Voice Luncheon encouraged guests to “Transform, Inspire & Love” during the special gathering at Coral Gables Country Club. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Nelson Hincapie, Abigail Price-Williams, Michael Rosenberg, Rebeca Sosa 2. Alex Bokor, Hugo Benitez, Eduardo W Gonzalez 3. Laurie Jennings, Denise McArthur, Carlos Gimenez 4. Nelson Hincapie, Jay Shapiro, Brad Meltzer