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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 @ 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

Encounters w/ Fundacion Armando El Futuro

Fundacion Armando El Futuro held their 7th Annual Tennis Tournament to help keep and maintain their current projects in Colombia. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Byron, Cheryl, Fernando & Fernando Lopez 2. Margarita Obyrne, Rosita Muvdi 3. Tatiana Quintero, Juliana Posse, Zandra Quintero, Jenifer Botero 4. Beatriz Quintero, Jenny Mansur, Mercy Ceron, Cheryl Lopez 5. Gaby Gianulis, Sol De Camps, Lola Mantero, Monica Castro 6. Rodrigo Umaña, Denis Rubod, Gerard Porry 7. Vanessa Morelli, Patricia Barcos, Martha Quintero, Jennifer Hickman 8. Pilar Delgado, Eliana Ruiz, Carlota & Alexandra Escudero 9. Lucas Ruiz, Ana Nistal 10. Alfred Santamaria, Kenneth Plotkin, Fernando Lopez

Encounters w/ EWM

Giuletta Ulloa welcomed guests to a special open house for EWM in a residence in Key Biscayne. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Vivian Gallego-Mendez, Giuletta & Rocio Ulloa, Ifiginia Gonzalez 2. Melissa Llaury, Marta Garcia, Monica Holquin, Veronica Castellanos 3. Valerie Hummel Leach, Eduard Crews, Vivian Gallego-Mendez 4. Angeles Ferrer, Marla Rivas, Piti Betancourt, Silvia Bermudez 5. Linda Chehab, Stephanie Summers 6. Lucia Morales, Hilse Martin 7. Ifigenia Gonzalez, Juan Carlos Ramirez, Melissa Llaury 8. Rocio Ulloa, Carmucha Toñarely, Luis Canelon

Encounters w/ K B Rotary Club

The Key Biscayne Rotary Club held their annual Food & Wine Festival at The Fairways At Crandon, with different wineries participating from various parts of the world and a wide variety of restaurants from Miami and Key Biscayne. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Jorge Hernandez, Reina Gonzalez, Santiago Jacinto, Martha Fernandez 2. Andres Rodriguez, Joy McKenna, Brain George, Ellen Blassi 3. Paulina Montes, Juan Pablo Pinedo 4. Ines Lozano, Hugo & Patricia Romano 5. Maggie, Ruben, & Stephanie Weisson, Mayra Lindsay Peña

Encounters w/ Biltmore Parc

Biltmore Parc and MG Developers hosted a panel discussion at Marina Palms. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Jennifer Yudice, Christina Pappas, Alicia Cervera, Daniel Guerra, Maggie Buck, Craig Studnicky, Jessica Bostwick, Alma Betancourt, Rosie Hernandez, Avelina Colon, Dinorah Guerra 2. Daniel Guerra, Dinora Guerra, Erik Haase 3. Alma Betancourt, Dinora Guerra 4. Erika Abbott, Jen Arganarez

Encounters @ Key Biscayne Yacht Club

The Key Biscayne Yacht Club hosted a DVF Fashion Show Luncheon & Pop-Up Shop. A portion of the proceedes were donated to Lotus House. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Allison Perez, Wendy Allen, Carole Stein, Elena Iturriaga, Kelly Guma, Carmen Lopez Debbie Alesandro, Dana Jofre 2. Claudia Leme, Suzana Bethlem, Luciana Ribemboin 3. Kim Haug, Staria Petersen, Joann Young 4. Carol Craiglow, Lori Rombeiro, Mary Tague, Lauren Battle 5. Debbie Alesandro, Dana Jofre 6. Lisa Ware, Claire London, Elaine Melvin 7. Maritza Ramos, Marisa Dwyer 8. Mayra Pena Lindsay, Wendy Allen

Encounters w/ Pandora At Brickell City Centre

Pandora in Brickell City Centre officially opened its doors to welcome Miami’s stylish who’s who to take a sneak peek at the highly anticipated new location. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Navin Nandwani, Lavina Nandwani, Ravee Nandwani, Haresh Nandwani, Nita Nandwani, Ram Nandwani, Shalini Nandwani, Willy Zwetsloot, Andre Zwetsloot, Divya Nandwani, Jai Nandwani, Aruna Nandwani 2. Ram Nandwani, Irwin Tauber, Alex Tauber, Stephanie Tauber Feldenkreis 3. Ribbon Cutting 4. Bethany Martinez, Jessica Sotolongo, Liza Dieppa 5. Judy Vieria, Daniel Buergo, Claribel Teran 6. Navin Nandwani, Haresh Nandwani, Ram Nandwani, Andre Zwetsloot, Ravee Nandwani, Kiran Mukhi Nandwani, Amara Nandwani, Sameena Nandwani, Angela Davenport, Judy Vieria, Jai Nandwani, Anaya Nandwani 7. Anthony Spitaleri, Evelyn Torres, Ashley Garcia, Elliot Machado 8. Ericka Medina, Kristin Spainhour 9. Tracy Koço, Andre Siegel 10. Andrea Carolina 11. Judy Vieira, Angela Davenport, Emilee Szabo, Maria Velasco 12. Ravee Nandwani

Encounters w/ Foss Marai

Ximena Fuentes’ heralded Miami Book Of The Dead was celebrated with a special cheers from Foss Marai at Neushop in Downtown Miami. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Adriana Santiago, Daniela Pardo, Asia Jencquel 2. David De Palma Alexandra Paschalides, Alegria Beracasa, Borga Blond 3. Aky Fernandez, Joshua Durkee 4. Alberto Montenegro, Romina Palmisano 5. Ana Maria Pietri, Kika Alcega

Encounters @ Grand Bay Club

The Village of Key Biscayne celebrated their 25th Anniversary of Incorporation from the City of Miami, at Grand Bay Club, complete with dancing, music and entertainment. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Jeff Crease, Eileen, Charles, Danielle & Kristen Press 2. Mike Aixala, Brigitte Nachtigall, Karim & Gigi Alibhai 3. Joan McCaughan, Courtney Sullican, Debbie Roa 4. Myriam Restrepo, Conchita Alvarez, Chad & Randi Friedman 5. Mike Davey, Naysbeli & Dwight Hewett, Maria Davey, Kara Sharp 6. Theodore & Alexa Holloway, Luis De la Cruz 7. Julie Alvarez, Michael Kahn, Martha Broucek 8. Carlos Jimenez, John Gilbert 9. Todd & Micha Gross, Rosalin Cooper, Elaine Gross 10. Elizabeth Rusch, Glo De La Cruz, Violette De Ayala, Gigi Costa 11. Nancy Doke-Harrison, Cindy Mize, Betty Sime

Encounters w/ Sabadell United Bank

Clients, friends, family and neighbors arrived at Fairways On The Key to welcome the Key Biscayne Private Wealth Team of Sabadell United Bank. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Laurelie Lecussan, Charles Alkhal, Mayra Mesa, Juliet Ventour 2. Bobbie Savage, Luly Perez, Sylvia Read 3. David Gonzalez, Yulia Diaz, Alberto Hernandez 4. Julian Mesa, Jorge Picaza 5. Mey-Ling Perez, Marta Fernandez, Nelcy Vicente 6. Orlando Roche, Tara & Ron Lindhart, Bert De Armas 7. Diego Betancourt, Carmen Chiriboga 8. Ines Gilardi, Alberto San Miguel 9. Jose Castro, Vivette Castro 10. Silvia Bermudez Angeles Ferrer, Giulietta Ulloa, Carmen Tonarely, Angela Ocampo 11. Richard Goldstein Mey-Ling Perez, Jose Carlos Kellogg

Encounters @ Key Biscayne Yacht Club

The Key Biscayne Yacht Club held a special Luau hosted by Seabelle Carol Craiglow and Commodore York Flick. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. York Flick, Carol Craiglow 2. Nelly Palmer, Dwight & Naysbeli Hewett 3. Dr. Roger Khouri, Dr. Susana Leal- Khouri 4. Paola Padovan, Lori Rombeiro, Leni Weber, Aurora Gonzales 5. Ruben & Maggie Weisson, Paul Auchter 6. Katarina Preux, Kara Sharp, Mayra Peña- Lindsay 7. Mike Leyman, Billy Pesch, Mariana Hardie, Jane Sharp, Craig Hardie 8. Jim Clayton, Bonnie Craiglow- Clayton, Dotty Devaney-Goldman, Carl Goldman 9. Randall Rombeiro, Tom Weber 10. John Paul & Stacia Bahamondes, Jacquie & Dick Graham 11. Graciela Castillo, Beatriz Macklen