Encounters w/ Barnes Int’l Realty

Barnes Int’l Realty’s Art Department hosted an exhibition by Key Biscayne resident Florencia Godward entitled It’s A Small World After All. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Mercedes Durrieu, Florencia Godward, Federico Albrecht 2. Jim Agard, Christopher Kuhn 3. Alejandra Jaramillo, Amelita Montilla, Maria Eugenia Mauro 4. Matilda Peslier, Anne Moynet

Encounters @ Pilates Zone

Pilates Zone hosted their Grand Opening at The Square in Key Biscayne. Guests learned about the benefits of the services offered and got the opportunity to meet and mingle with the expert staff at the new studio.1. Alicia Otero, Daniela Di Giacomo, Gladys Escotet 2. Grehyni Narvaez, Nana De Armas, Sofia Mondolfi 3. Ifigenia Gonzalez, Maria Alejandra Kauffman 4. Guillermo Garcia, Andreina Santaella 5. Barbara Lamar, Carol Craiglow, Mary Tague, Michelle Champs 6. Staff Of Pilates Zone: Gladys Escotet, Daniela Acero, Haline Victorio, Paola Poggioli, Alicia Otero, Nancy Matos, Giglia Mayer, Dorothy Lopez 7. Gustavo Espinoza, Mariela Martinez, Edward Velazques, Vanessa Morado 8. Daniela Rodriguez, Franciso Arocha, Gladys Escotet, Rossama Martinelli 9. Carin Camero & Daughter, Jose Antonio Miguez, Rossama Martinelli 10. Pamela Pombo, Celeste & Valentina Escotet 11. Gladys Escotet, Alicia Otero

Encounters @ Elephantito

Renowned childrenswear brand Elephantito opened its first-ever Lifestyle Store in Miami. Owners Maria Frallicciardi and Alexandra Penso welcomed family, clients and friends to celebrate the new location. 1. Victoria & Delia Olarra, Maria Frallicciardi, Laura Villarreal, Alexandra Penso, Silvia & Mario Diaz 2. Maria Frallicciardi, Rosemarie De La Heria, Adriana Sanchez, Alexandra Penso 3. Antonio & Victoria Frallicciardi, Virgilio & Marialex Penso 4. Leopoldo Vernet, Virgilio Penso, Oscar Rodriguez, Jorge Luis Morasso

Encounters @ Grand Bay Club

International Recording Artist & Grammy Nominee Sylvia Bennett celebrated the release of her 10th studio album, It’s All About Love, at Grand Bay Club in Key Biscayne. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Sylvia Bennett, Hal Sawelson, Lynn Gallagher 2. Sylvia Bennett, Sharon Martin, Joe Peplow 3. Joe, Gale & Jeff Smith 4. Malcolm Miller-Jones, Joyce Kory, Joel Chrycy 5. Ruth Ann Miller-Jones, Marla Chasse, Steve Meyers 6. Judy Rosenblum, Jeanne Shinefield, Jean Guben 7. Nancy Denison, Cheryl Neeson 8. Emmanuele & Caroline Thomas 9. Sylvia Bennett, Janet Moorhead 10. John Gilbert, Marilyn Myles, Steven Minor 11. Lee Blakley, Hagood Clarke, Geegee Clarke, Bill Kent

Encounters w/ Fundacion Manos Del Sur

Fundacion Manos Del Sur held a fundraiser for Las Tunas ONG hosted by Florencia Badino at her residence to benefit underprivileged children from Las Tunas in Argentina. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Rocio Cernadas, Cecilia Anderson, Milagros Beem, Sol Benegas, Pilar Mercader 2. Christel Maulhardt, Poli Giberti, Cecilia Freire 3. Martina San Miguel, Florencia Badino, Angeles Padilla, Milagros Sarries 4. Teresita Iognetti, Debbie Hughes, Carolina Camilión, Milagros Carballo 5. Gloria Ramirez, Marcela Brown, Annie Mammes 6. Maria Paz Victoria, Paulina Montes, Angeles Padilla, Maria Jose Figueira 7. Magdalena Brave, Veronica, Pasmanah 8. Brunella Barnett, Maru Zichy 9. Luli Peña, Sol Benegas, Martina San Miguel 10. Joel Ini, Jonathan Martinez, Lucas Wagener, Ayelem Escobar 11. Coni Mercante, Tere Tagnetti, Romi Tirabaschi

Encounters @ Ritz-Carlton KB

The 7th Annual All Star Tennis Charity Event was held at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne with all proceeds supporting First Serve. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Serena Williams, Mat Besler 2. Bill & Kim Kaskel, Ana, Brad & Judy Weiser, Sue Lopez 3. Maria & Joao Carlos Morales, Sol & Mariano Grimaux, Zac Dunkle 4. Alejandra Roman, Carlos Avila, Monica Torres 5. Maddie Sharp, Leni & Lauren Weber 6. Mat Besler, Michael Bradley, Brad Guzan 7. Lesley Hernandez, Daniela Wicki, Marika Colt 8. Gustavo Garcia-Montes, Alfredo Perez Dorrbecker, Jimmy Lee, Juan Dibildox 9. Alejandro & Mary Jo Pinedo 10. David & Micheline Ford, Albert Philion, Terry 11. Lori Kendall, Steven Encinosa, Jorian Weiner

Encounters @ Artisi Studio Gallery

Artisti Studio Gallery held a reception to showcase an art exhibition by Rita Coll and Monica Campana. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Ann Black, Michael Sawina, Prudence Gill 2. Christopher Ferretti, Rena Reep, Armando Morales 3. Rita Coll, Joan Gill Blank, Danielle Mulloy 4. Haim Badash, Robert Post 5. Monica Campana 6. Rita Coll, Sylvia Soyka

Encounters w/ Fundacion Armando El Futuro

Fundacion Armando El Futuro held a fashion show by Designer Angel Yañez at The Towers of Key Biscayne to benefit their cause. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Lorena Plaza, Cheryl Lopez, Angel Yañez, Jenny Manzur-Botero, Vicky Azuero 2. Alexandra Escudero, Yolanda Ledesma, Camila Jaramillo 3. Janeth Picalua, Martha Gaitan, Beatriz Quintero, Alexandra Tovar 4. Mercy Ceron, Ana Karina Manco 5. Maria Fe Nuñez, Vanessa Ochoa 6. Stela Maria Mesa, Tatiana Quintero, Ximena Botero 7. Oscar Quintero, Fernando, Cherryl & Byron Lopez 8. Cheryl Lopez, Maggie Molena, Eliette Abdo 9. Angela Tafur, Randy Lack, Gloria Ramirez 10. Martha Ballestero, Ezperanza Pacheco, Georgette Mubarak

Encounters w/ Pan Y Am or

Pan Y Amor hosted another successful champagne and breakfast fundraiser to benefit underprivileged children in Nicaragua. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Coco Paris fashion show models 2. Maria Patricia, Charlotte Somarriba, Paulina Montes, Ana Somarriba, Kattia Goldstein, Maritza Minor 3. Ana Haberfeld, Sandra Morris, Mary Jo Pinedo, Claudia Zizold 4. Alejandro Robledo, Ricardo Uribe, Daniel Gaviria, Diego Stecchi 5. Menchu Perez-Hickman, Elisa Duemichen, Marta Santiago 6. Gigi Laspuir, Angeles Ferrer, Milagros Beem, Maria Cruz Waterhouse, Flor Moni 7. Coralie Duchamp, Luchi Houzlet 8. Tatyana & Nora Camejo, Giulietta Ulloa, Michelle Shurtleff 9. Maggie Llanso, Alejandra Zamparelli 10. Astrid Nino, Ana Somarriba, Valentina & Luciana Barral, Beatriz Madrazo

Encounters w/ Women’s Giving Circle

The Women’s Giving Circle Annual Grant Recipients Event at The Palm Court in Ocean Club benefitted women and children in need. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Allison Austin, Paula Festa, Kendrika King, Joanne Goldfarb 2. Joan McCaughan, Olga Robbin, Joan Matheson 3. Felice Traktman, Nancy Benjamin, Marta Engler 4. Carlos & Rocio Salgado, Yolanda Garcia, Theo Long 5. Harriet Stein, Fran Gaynes, Marilyn Levin, Liz Portuondo 6. Barbara Thrasher, Paula Festa, Iris Fisher, Joan McCaughan 7. Rivka Caroline, Teri Schot 8. Irene Silverman, Nichole Aldrich, Rebecca Armatis-Furr 9. Zanae Cadenhead, Cecilia Gutierrez, Marquese Lewis 10. Melissa White, Carolyn Cruz, Caroline Baxendale, Sylvie Elmoznino 11. Marilyn Levin, Rosi Montaner, Mayra Peña-Lindsay, Lisette Fernandez- Rocha.

Encounters @ The Beach Club

The 11th installation of “Stone Crabs Under The Stars,” was held at The Beach Club to benefit The Key Biscayne Presbyterian School. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Alfonso & Penelope Granati, Cierra & John David Bragan 2. Maria & Stefan Hoyer, Nadine Benike, Mads Hoyer 3. Constanza Masoli, Tomas Kopaitic, Valerion Antonini, Simona De Geronimo 4. Rafael Aquino, Oltion & Julie Mollaymeri, Alfonso Granati 5. Rafael Bild, Christina Termine, P.J. & Tricia Bahamondes

Encounters @ Centro Cultural Español

Artist Fernando Cuetara presented his latest exhbition entitled Harmony at Centro Cultural Español. 1. Fernando Cuétara, Alicia Gorbato, Raquel Ber, Julio Gala 2. Diego Pietro, Sofia Silveira 3. Gigi Laspiur, Kuti Martinez 4. Isabel Deharo, Xiomara Castro 5. Silvana Lararte, Emilio Ferraro, Flavico Bianchi, Ana Caravicer 6. Carolina Galiana, Alberto Alonzo, Natalia Barrilero 7. Beatriz Minguez, Fernando Cuétara, Alicia Moro 8. Romina Romani, Javier Lentino 9. Vivian Lepero, Raquel Patino, Peggy Fucci

Encounters w/ The Lions Club

The Lions Club held their highly anticipated Pancake Breakfast at The Beach Club with proceeds going to diabetics research, hearing impairement and Lighthouse For The Blind. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Howard Sanders, Roberto Gentelini, Ralph Caputo 2. Tod Jonas, Helmut Heinrich 3. Helmut Heinrich, Bob Vernon, Brian Lynch, Peter Pulver 4. Sherley, Dave & Bobbie Savage 5. Nora Camejo, Rosie Heinrich, Rosemary Sala 6. Mikel Achaval, Claudio Gotlib 7. Sue & Tom Lynch, Tania Vernon 8. Giulia & Giselle Magalhaes 9. Donna & Mike Rice 10. Allan Joseph, Tim Hamen 11. Terri & William Krauss, Sue & Steve Sullins

Encounters @ SunTrust Bank

Winter Art Show held an opening reception by members of the ASK Senior Art Class at SunTrust Bank. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Jo Ann Young, Lily Bouvier, Lois Greenberg 2. Ed Stone 3. Elizabeth Evans, Marion Stokley 4. Dotty O’Brian, Dorothy Lomenick, Cristina Zizold 5. Angela & Patricia Restrepo

Encounters w/ The Rotary Club

1. Charlotte Leforester, Corina Diez, Ines Lozano, Bob Brookes, Daniela Zambrano 2. Peter Verbeeck, Maria Padovan Kindell, Roland Kindell 3. Jorge & Nicole Rivera 4. John Latigua, David Adams, James Goodman

Encounters w/ Oceana Key Biscayne

Giulietta Ulloa hosted an art exhibition by well-known artist Daniela Wicki at Oceana Key Biscayne. —Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Toni &Nora Camejo, Pity Bentancourt, Carmen B. Llano- White, Angeles Ferrer, Vivian Galego-Mendez. 2. Coty Valdivieso, Susana Medrano Roth, Lorena Aboado, Liz Mendez, Ifigenia Gonzalez 3. Nahila Campos, Tete Jarque, Giulietta & Rocio Ulloa 4. Rocio & Giulietta Ulloa, Daniela Wicki, Maria Somarriba

Encounters @ KB Community Center

The Biscayne Community Foundation and Key Biscayne Historical & Heritage Society hosted a special event at Key Biscayne Community Center entitled Voyages Of Freedom: The Underground Railroad History & Legacy. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Carmucha Toñarely, Donna Schuster, Vicky Rivas-Vazquez, Lynn Gallagher, Norma Blum 2. Constance Thurmond, Alejandro Silva, Caroline Baxendale 3. Bob Bristol, Melissa White, Christine Biggers 4. Carol Harrison, Allene Nicholson, Linda & Ed Kaplan 5. Ceci & Ed Sanchez, Betty Conroy 6. Claudio & Eva Gotlib 7. Jane Hyde, Eva Gotlib 8. Jo Ann Young, Kim Scales 9. Gene Dinizulu, Kristopher Smith 10. Father Libby, Rena Reep 11. Scot Mallard, Daffney Green 12. Mike Davey, Melissa White, Tod Hofferberth

Encounters @ The Golden Hog

The Golden Hog held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate their second location at Key Colony. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony 2. Claudia Davila, Melba Polanco 3. Alida & Enrique Kurzan, Belen Nuñez, Maggie & Jorge Llanso 4. Jorge Gonzalez, Mariana Tello Gonzalez, Jorge, Ana Luisa & Fernando Gonzalez

Encounters @ Grand Bay Club

In celebration of what the future holds, Grand Bay Club hosted a spectacular evening to welcome the new plans for a blessed and prosperous year. 1. The Defortuna Family 2. Eduardo & Gabi Imery 3. Mario & Ana Haberfeld w/ Family 4. Michelle & Jose Gonzalez 5. Jr. & Alessandra Zac w/ Friends 6. The Bello Family 7. Rosabel Dasso, Dora De Gonzalez, Miriam Perez, Ana Cristina Defortuna 8. David Efron, Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, Lourdes & Jose Valdes 9. The Michelsen Family 10. Alexandre, Daniela, Eduardo & Fernando Blas, Patricia Longman-Rambaud, Maxime & Gabriel Rambaud, Jose, Lola & Jaime Sola

Encounters @ El Dorado Furniture

El Dorado Furniture unveiled their newest Boulevard Showroom in Cutler Bay during a private grand opening. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Betty De Aragon, Melissa Alonso 2. Aurelio Leon, Brian Kitain, Mario Morales 3. Aylen Fleites, Daril Aldana, Yanilis Polito 4. Carlos, Luis Capo & Pedro Capo 5. Carlos & Rosy Capo, Ray Mondzhao 6. Chuck Reilly, Eliette Sanchez, Michael Amini 7. Breg Sherwood, Dan Kamis 8. Dennis Maxey, Jodette Maxey 9. Paula Gonzalez, Luisa Jimenez, 10. Jennifer Delgado, Rita Coraliza, Jasmin Gonzalez, Claudia Ramirez 11. J.P. Ledoux, Robin Hoff, Julie 1 Odessky, Carey Laufer

Encounters w/ Voices For Children

Voices For Children hosted its annual premier fundraising Be A Voice, Create A Legacy Gala, presented by Harry Winston at Mandarin Oriental. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Voices For Children’s Board of Directors and Voices For Children Foundation President & CEO Nelson F. Hincapie 2. Paul Castronovo, Shakyiah, Nelson F. Hincapie, Carolina Hincapie 3. Jeff & Yolanda Berkowitz, Susan & Jay Shapiro 4. Paul Pino, Olivia & David Brayer 5. Jon & Nancy Batchelor, Trish & Dan Bell

Encounters @ Grand Bay Club

The Monica Burguera Foundation For Boating Safety hosted its Annual Signature Event at Grand Bay Club to fund boater safety education programs. 1. Laure De Mazieres & Friends 2. Aabad & Leslie Melwani 3. Eric Fernandez, Miranda Stausalli 4. Henry Cespedes & Family 5. Joey & Jackie Estrella 6. Mayra Burguera, Joaquin & Mayra Somoza 7. Natalie, Amanda & Nick Estrella 8. Daniela Estrella 9. Tomas Regalado, Jr., & Martha Regalado 10. Al & Mayra Lindsay

Encounters @ Key Biscayne

The De Molinas hosted their 14 Annual Art Basel Cocktail Party at their Key Biscayne residence. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Tara Gilani, Mily De Molina, Anamarie Moreiras, Chloe Gatta 2. Ceci & Mario Vicento 3. Sarah & Brian Vickers 4. Daniela Wicki, Miguel Cauvi 5. Jenisei Couso, Alejandra Cangas, Velerie Boldrin, Felipe Cuevas 6. Anamarie Moreiras, Mia De Molina, Jose Antonio Moreiras 7. Raul De Molina, Gisela Martin, Jorge Hernandez Toraño 8. Cindy & Mark Soloway, Jose Andreas 9. Roberta Moore, Juan Gomez, Tina Moore

Encounters @ Commenoz Gallery

Commenoz Gallery held an exposition Reflections for artist Jose Carlos Robles De La Cruz and Sculptor Santiago Medina. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Lorena Hernandez, Jose Carlos Robles De La Cruz, Naydu Commenoz, Santiago Medina 2. Bill Siegel, Cathy Zises 3. Gloria Kahn, Victoria Quijano, Jorg Von Helden, Naydu Commenoz, Estefania Sanchez 4. Jose Jardines, Adriana Guillen, Mauricio Tijerino, Michelle Barnett 5. Claudia Villegas, Olga & Santiago Medina, Myriam Rojas 6. Stan & Barbara Domanski, Olivier Benjamin 7. Jose Carlos Robles De La Cruz, Lorena Hernandez, Martin Gatto, Mabel Ron 8. Jean Jacques, Patricia Bona 9. Willy & Marilyn Borroto 10. Kristy & Dr. Jeffrey Gibson 11. Cristina Regalado, Adrian Czahar, Patricia Baldocchi 12 . Nohora, Jaime & Ingrid Gomez

Encounters w/ Toy Town

Toy Town celebrated its Annual Christmas Party with Santa, his Elf Magic and a special appearance by Calico Critter. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Michelle Camps, Mary Tague, Calico Critter, Alejandra & Marco Snyder 2. Nicole Niego, Alicia Carriles, Lucia Martinez 3. Mike & Mia Davey 4. Alessandro & Laudy Ibarra 5. Karina Astorga, Olivia Rebolledo, Karyme & Kylie Astorga, Sofia Cottone 6. Madeline Pinedo, Veronica Loadoño, Nathalia Michelsen 7. Kintisa Hallmon, Gaby Galbys, Keith Been 8. Cristiane Fittipaldi, Carol & Beatriz Jardim, Manuela Fittipaldi 9. Victoria Cordovez, Macarena Cañovardo, Macarena Leon 10. Daniela, Pilar & Natalia Reyes, Ingrid Rodriguez 11. Emma, Erika & Jorge Planas

Encounters w/ YoungArts

YoungArts celebrated its 35th Anniversary with the organization’s Backyard Ball performance and gala. The elegant event welcomed more than 700 guests to support contributions to the artistic development of young artists. 1. Jake Goldbas, Riley O’Flynn, Dave Eggar, Andrew Nemr, Pascal Le Boeuf 2. Mariah Giulia Maramotti, Rosie Perez, Sarah Arison 3. Eric Maidenberg & Guests 4. Rich Kohan, Maria Giulia Maramotti, John Clark 5. Jerome Begin, Tony Yazbeck, Katie Huff 6. Anita & Ron Shuffield 7. Anne Malin Ringwalt, Anais Perez 8. Bob Lynch, Nora Halpern 9. Marvin Ross Friedman, Adrienne Bon Haes 10. Norm & Linda Benford 11. Remi & Oti Roberts 12. Rachel Moore & Guest 13. Margarita & Armando Codina

Encounters @ The Fair ways

The Chief Press Foundation and The Key Biscayne Community Foundation held their 3rd Annual fundraiser to benefit the children of Liberty City at The Fairways on the Key. — Photos by Maritza Minor. 1. Janie Bourbeau, Toby & Bill Roherer, Taylor White 2. Charles Press, William & Teri Kraus 3. Mayra Lindsay-Peña, Pen & Lisa Cosvy, Gayle Fried 4. Patricia Romano, Patti Urban, Freddy De Cordoba, Patricia Peraita 5. Mike, Maria & Mia Davey 6. Eileen, Charles & Kristen Press 7. Geraldine Wagnac, Ashley Perez, Jaylah Milforc, Kalahari Deprez, Sydney Crearfront, Kristin Harris, Rinyah Reynolds 8. Alan Fein, Susie Westfall 9. Stephen & Lorraine Sonnabend 10. Valeria Kieffer, Susan Jock, Jill Stephens 11. Dr. Roger & Stephanie Khouri, Joan Gill, Dr. Susana Leal-Khouri 12. Cecilia Gutierrez, George Khaldsn, Pat Molinari, Shownda Pagan

Encounters @ KB Yacht Club

The Key Biscayne Yacht Club held their first Invitational Golf Classic Tournament at Crandon Golf Course with tons of friendly competition and meeting and mingling amongst participants and guests. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Tournament Committee 2. Raul Sanchez, Claudia Gonzalez, Patti Urban, Fredy Gomez De Cordoba 3. Livan Hernandez, Sol & Mariano Grimaux 4. Ana Somarriba, Daniel Gaviria, Luchi Houlzet 5. Enrique Garcia, Ana Maria & Jose Berenguer 6. Daniel Alfonso, Gonzalo & Alejandro Nuñez 7. Eddy Blanco, Rodrigo Fernandez, Anan Maria De Pina 8. Jorge & Maggie Llanso 9. Felipe, Gigi & Penelope Porro 10. Angeles Ferrer, Noeli Blanco 11. Alejandro Nuñez, Seth Pearman 12. Eric Mckenzie, Rene Cardona

Encounters w/ 100% Natural

Friends of 100% Natural in Key Biscayne held a fundraiser to support Teleton USA, non-profit organization that builds and operates centers for children with special needs. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Claudia Amazo, Itzel Rodriguez, Paola Chunovuitz, Adriana Diaz, Maggy Espino 2. Norma Sotomayor, Rose Elena Cruz 3. Yolanda Signore, Geraldine Renaut, Ani Gallardo 4. Manolo Baudet, Patricia Olantel 5. Veronica Castellanos, Julia Garcia, Claudia Alvarez 6. Geraldine Ranaut, Rosa Balan, Ling Padron, Alicia Villegas

Encounters w/ The America’s Collection

The America’s Collection hosted a special opening reception for Ignacio Gala’s The Big Splash exhibition that will be on display through New Year’s Eve. 1. Velia Larcinese, Ignacio Gana, Maite Granda, Catalina Marin, Sebastian Lopez 2. Ignacio Gana, Maite Granda, Catalina Marin 3. German Paradelo, Ignacio Gana 4. Patrons discussing the exhibit 5. Velia Larcinese, Ignacio Gana 6. Ricardo Gonzalez, Blanca Corea, Ignacio Gana, Silvio Ambrogi