Lifestyle

Fun In The Sun

As the world reopens, Miami leads the way with an entertaining mix of virtual and live activities from sports to summer camps, museum experiences, shopping, and even a watery jaunt to Stiltsville. Simply put: “We’re back!”

Gimlet The Great

A light green, lime cocktail with a rich naval history and a noticeable kick that’s long been adopted as a sipping drink by cocktail connoisseurs the world over, a traditional Gimlet is as easy as 1-2-3 to make.

Braisin’ In The Sun

It’s summer and it’s time to bring on the meat! Braised short ribs are a year-long staple perfect to serve up when entertaining friends and family, eating at home or just because. It’s one dish sure to have everyone asking for seconds, thirds, fourths and fifths.

The A-Z Of New

As the world begins to open back up and we incorporate lessons learned into our daily routines, one thing’s certain: A few trends of our “new normal” are here to stay — and society will evolve significantly for the better because of it.

Amazing Archipelago

With crystal-clear waters and balmy trade winds all year long, the British Virgin Islands are a pristine playground brimming with adventure. The virtually endless water activities are the stuff of lifelong memories.

Natural Oasis

They grow, they drink, they eat, they breathe, they live and they die — our plants are like family…and if we’ve learned anything in the past few months, they make great companions when the world is at a standstill. Herewith: A collection of unique and meaningful planted, potted and pretty plants to welcome into your home or office.

Pro Fit

Power, speed, resistance and agility achieve a simultaneous workout nirvana on the Skillmill, an advanced exercise machine that utilizes Technogym’s extensive experience in the world of sports and their resulting Skillathletic Training.

Legal Expertise

To say we’ve got a lot on our minds is a massive understatement. Ramon “Moncy” Blanco-Herrera, Esq., wants to help take some of that stress away as America reopens.

Excellent Eyes

Dr. Timothy Murray, Founder of Murray Ocular Oncology & Retina and President of the American Society of Retina Specialists, and his skilled team provided heroic service with exemplary patient care practices.

Screen Tours

Take a trip through some of the South Florida’s greatest collections on these virtual cultural tours — from PAMM to Frost Science, Vizcaya and museums galore, all in the convenience of your home.

Personable Pups

Shepherds are considered to be multi-taskers in the dog world. They are intelligent and simple to train, making them a top choice for many dog owners all around the world. Some even participate in dog sports.

Spectacular BVI

Explore spectacular light-filled grottoes, naturally carved from a series of small sea pools lying beneath a canopy of giant granite boulders. Discover why The Baths is at the top of every adventurer’s sightseeing list.

Brighter Days

It’s been more than a century since the world has experienced such a great reset.

Stronger Together

In these unprecedented times, we can take solace in knowing that this too shall pass. With Spring cleaning and online entertainment options galore, there’s never a shortage of pastimes to enjoy and skills to learn right at home. As the season progresses, society will be back to normal in no time — and thrive like never before.

Boozy Botanical

Bartenders, mixologists and bar-goers alike have fallen under the elderflower spell, one fine cocktail at a time.

World Wide Connect

With advances in technology and corporate attitudes increasingly accepting of telecommuting, 2020 was predicted to be the year that more people worked from home than ever. What is being dubbed as “the world’s largest social experiment” in the first quarter has fast-tracked this trend toward digital connectivity, delivery of services and a new “business as usual.”

Making of a Champion

The story of how one of racing’s most iconic names and one of the world’s most prolific branding agencies came together at Ocean Club is an only-in-Key Biscayne story that will yield a lasting legacy for generations to come.

The Joys Of Giving

Can money buy happiness? It surely can, if you’re giving it to a good cause. A National Institutes Of Health study found that when people give to charities, it activates regions of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection and trust, creating a “warm glow” effect. Scientists also believe that altruistic behavior releases endorphins in the brain, producing the positive feeling known as “helper’s high.”

Persuasive Paintings

A fusion of Elidea’s personal passion for contemporary art and photography with a graphic design background allows her to develop expressive new forms. The results are mesmerizing.

Life Achievement

Symphony Of The Americas enriches South Florida with breathtaking orchestral music, renowned international ensembles and educational programs with world-class guest artists. The Year of the Maestro is their most important season yet.

Superlative Service

Omar Rodriguez, CEO of KB Pest Control does business the old-fashioned way. He believes that being warm, friendly and personal, and always honoring his word sets him apart from the rest. 

Puppy Love

There are many important reasons why dogs are known as man’s best friend. The minute you welcome a new pup into your life, you are changed for the better.

Critical Situation

Voices For Children’s life-changing programs include helping foster children negotiate the legal process via Guardian Ad Litem, providing for social, education and medical needs and granting college students financial and moral support.

Libation Creations

We are living in the era of craft beer. There are countless artisanal brews available around town and now you can make magnificent brews in your own kitchen.

Fast & Light

Who said electric bikes have to be heavy? E-bike leader Specialized built the Turbo Creao SL with a light and lively frame, then gave it nimble geometry that creates a confident stability at any speed. It’s pounds less than the competition.

Sunny Outlook

There’s an old saying that it’s the friends we meet along the way who help us appreciate the journey.

Get Up & Go

You may think of Spring when you hear March, but much of the country is still under snow. Not us. We’re celebrating our tropical weather by raising a glass and toasting to the epic culture and performances that make us uniquely Miami.

Key Biscayne Magazine’s 2020 Miami Open Guide

Dates: Mar 23-Apr 5, 2020 | Hard Rock Stadium | MiamiOpen.com

Super Camp

Summer camp is an important part of kids’ lives, particularly with our screen-focused youth. The BVI offers extensive water activities as well as land adventures in a tropical paradise that will have kids setting their phones down...except when they use them take photos to record the lifelong memories they’re making.

Pets In Paradise

We teamed up with Born Free Pet Shelter to introduce you to a few Key Biscayners who have opened their homes and hearts to animals in need. The furry rescues they have added to their families have changed their lives forever — one cute quirk, one lovable lick, one adorable tail wag at a time.

Kitchen Collaborator

The Swiss Army Knife for home chefs, the Ninja Foodi, lets even the most basic home chef roast, bake, air-fry, grill and dehydrate all in one convenient cooker with ease.

Safety First

Volvo cars were the original “safe cars,” designed to provide a cocoon of survivability in the case of a serious crash. Style and innovation were not in the original DNA, but they are now.

Churro Mania!

They are fluted, fried, sugar-sprinkled sticks that will turn any frown upside down. Yes, we’re referring to churros, and we’ve rounded up some of the best in South Florida.

Reading Pleasure

South Florida’s Insight For The Blind has a global impact with its production of audio recordings of books and magazines for the Library of Congress Talking Books Program, as well as creating other accessible media.

Conversation Starter

Toss out the paper translation guide. Pocketalk breaks down the language barrier to allow direct communication with people you used to have to play charades with to be understood.

Hello, Gorgeous!

Our skin can change daily due to a wide variety of factors: sun exposure, environment and hydration levels, among many other things. The clever little Romy HyLab allows users to customize their daily skincare formula in just 1 minute.

View Finder

The Hasselblad name has been synonymous with creating exquisite, top-of-the-line cameras. With the X1D II 50C, they’ve made one that is their most affordable medium format camera to date.

Amazing One

The completion of One Park Grove this spring brings Coconut Grove fully into the 21st Century. This final tower in Park Grove’s multi-tower residential enclave, boasts magnificent waterfront homes, estate-quality condominiums and world-class penthouses.

Best Friends

Labs are loyal to their people and will take their cues from you. If you want to take a run around the neighborhood, they’re good to go, or they’ll provide great couch snuggles when you’re in the mood for a quiet evening at home.

Nature First

As Spring ushers in and the flowers begin to bloom and new growth starts to sprout up on the tree branches.

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Meridith Baer

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The A-Z Of New

As the world begins to open back up and we incorporate lessons learned into our daily routines, one thing’s certain: A few trends of our “new normal” are here to stay — and society will evolve significantly for the better because of it.