Lifestyle

Season of Sizzle

From the Miami International Boat Show and Miami Yacht Show to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Coconut Grove Arts Festival and the highly anticipated Super Bowl LIV 2020, February in Miami offers up something for every taste — and the entire family!

Balanced Life

Pilates is for everyone and anyone…regardless of age, gender or physical limitations. At The Pilates & Wellness Center by Bernadette, students of every level develop proper alignment and posture as well as core strength and flexibility. Bernadette Ceravolo and her talented team strongly believe that Pilates has the power to change your mind, body and life.

Yacht Flaunt

One of the most influential and internationally attended boat shows on the planet, the world-famous Miami International Boat Show brings thousands of boats and yachts to its devoted sunblock-slathered fans from Feb. 13-17. From “giga”yachts to baby boat shoes, MIBS has it all.

Young Activists

What does it take to be a philanthropist? It’s more than just giving money to charity, it’s a fervent desire to improve the lives of others. Ozzy & Lola Powel have felt that need since the ages of five and three.

Vuitton Workout

Dumbells are supposed to have heft. But normally it’s their physical weight, not the pricetag that’s heavy. These diving pieces of workout equipment from Louis Vuitton are worth every penny.

Ride The Tides

Other than some eye-popping new colors and styling options, Yamaha is leaving much of its highly personal successful line-up alone for 2020, allowing them to focus on sport-improving accessories. The results are nothing short of awesome.

Dog House

Move over, nanny cams. Forget the Nest doorbell. Or Ring. Or Flock. The latest must-have home video monitoring device is the Furbo Dog Camera. Woof!

American Made

Why buy an American Bulldog puppy when you can save a life? This athletic, determined, loyal and highly devoted breed yields excellent lifelong friends.

Surreal Vision

Lori Ofir observes the world both objectively and emotionally to create vibrant compositions that place realistically painted objects in abstract and atmospheric environments, dancing along the line between real and imaginative.

Being Marilyn

Every woman is a goddess. The dramatically sleek Marilyn Monroe pen from Montblanc is a tribute to the ultimate femininity of the silver screen and each of us who writes with it.

Driven By The Heart

One-of-a-kind collectible automobiles are rarely seen except by their ultra-wealthy owners. Underprivileged kids are a far too common sight. Once each year, however, the two groups come together in an event that gladdens the heart and stirs the spirit.

Delicious Fundraiser

A fresh take on Sunday Brunch, VeritageMiami’s Farm To Fork Brunch with celebrity Chef Michael Schwartz is a celebration of farm-to-table sustainability, paired with exciting wines and a lively auction. It’s an exciting new twist for 2020.

Sail Away

Island-hop in grand style, opt for a luxurious weeklong charter or simply take one to get between islands the scenic way. Private charters are a delightful way to explore the wonders and attractions of the British Virgin Islands.

Adventure Awaits

As much as my wife and I enjoy traveling, there’s always one month each year when we decide to stay put.

New Decade

As we usher in a very prosperous 2020, make sure your social calendar stays more dynamic than ever with the latest happenings and exclusive experiences around town.

Exercise Companions

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to get healthier? Dogs are great workout buddies. Not only do they help us get more exercise, dog owners are also more likely to stick to fitness plans than those who walk with other humans or alone.

Lift Off

Montegrappa’s Moon Landing Limited Edition has been engineered and realized with an astonishing likeness to the modular craft that powered the Apollo missions.

Heart Strong

Renowned heart surgeon Romualdo Segurola, MD, FACS and Jackson Health System have formed Jackson Heart Institute. With this addition, we have Miami’s most comprehensive heart program, able to provide anything from minimally invasive cardiac surgery to highly specialized cardiac procedures to life-saving heart transplants for adult and pediatric patients.

Eco Gorgeous

Being environmentally conscious means different things to different people. To these top beauty firms, it means that recycling alone might be a good first step and they’re doing something about it.

Ready, Jetset…

When I earned my milestone 50th passport stamp this passed Thanksgiving with a soul-soothing trip to the BVI with my beautiful globetrotting wife

9 Harbor Point

Welcome to one of the most refined waterfront residences in Florida, nestled on the only private road in Key Biscayne, this magnificent home sits on an oversized lot with direct Biscayne Bay and Miami skyline views.

Beachy Keen

Billed as the “Quintessential Miami Waterfront Restaurant,” Amara at Paraiso is making Biscayne Bay weekends even more festive with the relauch of their famous Weekend Beach Party.

Perfect Pairings

Men have long enjoyed the pleasures of a fine cigar as they sip brandy or whiskey. Today, the art of perfect pairings has moved into coffee, wine and even beer. We explore the tricks to ensuring harmony between your cigar and your drink.

Land Of Wonder

Home to Geishas and Harajukus, skyscrapers and cherry blossoms, karaoke bars and Buddhist temples, as well as the latest technology melding with ancient ceremonies, Tokyo blends modern and traditional culture into a dazzling city like no other.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida.

Seeing Is Believing

There’s perhaps no social phenomenon as grand as Art Basel and the scores of satellite fairs that it has inspired year after year during Miami Art Week. Herewith: We offer some must-see experiences to add to the agenda as you go off in search of the artwork of your dreams.

Pass The Avocado

Turkey with stuffing. The Christmas ham. Blackeyed peas, cornbread and collard greens for good luck in the New Year. Enough holiday food. It’s time to remember that we live in the south and nothing is more tropical than delicious, nutritious avocados.

Social Currency

What’s a better conversation starter than a dog? From fellow dog-walkers to just random people complimenting your pet, social connections become much easier and definitely more fun with a dog. And going to the dog park pretty much guarantees you’ll meet a new friend!

Al Fresco Excellence

While the rest of the U.S. is heading indoors, Miami is still basking in al fresco dining with the best views on the river at Seaspice Brasserie & Lounge.

Just Relax

What if a healthier mind and body were available at the click of a button? Well, they are. The increasingly popular trend of guided meditations is allowing users to kick bad habits and replace them with good ones — one session at a time.

Advancing Rum

Rum is evolving, with increased interest in its products, origins and history. As people become true rum connoisseurs, Ron Abuelo is helping lead this “reinvention” trend.

Urban Warrior

One would never guess that Juan Raul Hoyos has had no formal artistic training when looking at how brilliantly he fuses photography, painting and sculpture in his works that have attracted collectors the world over.

Drawing Crowds

Inspired by the bodacious excitement of old-fashioned medicine shows, Baba Yaga Arts Wagon is a traveling stage where people from all walks of life can gather and build a community around the arts.

Stress-Free Shopping

Immerse yourself in the festive décor and spirit of the season at Brickell City Centre. Meet, mingle and shop! shop! shop! as retailers offer seasonal in-store experiences for stress-free shopping.

Amazing Arrival

Guests visiting the British Virgin Islands can benefit from personalized greeter service in both St. Thomas, USVI and upon arrival in the BVI — creating a professional BVI experience even before you arrive on their shores.

Everglades Virtuosos

AIRIE is an exceptional residency that brings multi-disciplinary artists to the Everglades to spread awareness, conservation and preservation efforts of the fragile ecosystem that is the heartbeat of our state.

Change The World

While attending the Endeavor Miami Annual High-Impact Gala earlier this year, my wife and I met some incredible people doing incredible things in and around our Magic City.

Caribbean Delight

Surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise waters, the British Virgin Islands is a diverse collection of 60 islands, each with its own distinct personality. The best way to explore Nature’s Little Secrets, and make the most of your precious days of revitalization, is to island hop during the adventure of a lifetime.

Social Savor

Skip the pies and sweets this Thanksgiving and get your pumpkin fix in a martini glass instead! Go ahead, take a sip. You have a lot to be thankful for.

Haute Tots

Tater tots aren’t just for kids. Forget everything you know about this divine finger food that brings back happy memories of childhood and get ready to indulge like never before.

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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.