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Aww-Stars

The holiday season is upon us, a time to put family at the forefront of our minds. And what better way to celebrate family than to add another member to it? Below are perfect pooches that’ll help complete any home.

Sunshiney Days

Solar co-ops help bring affordable green power to homeowners. Based on the same principal as buying in bulk, co-op members purchase solar panel systems together to save money and make the process less daunting.

Myths Debunked

A lot of what is believed to be venerable ski wisdom is actually false. To get to the heart of the matter, we asked Ski Travel Expert & Avid Skier Eduardo Gaz to give us the truth about some common ski myths.

Casa Canine

You can’t put just any dog house in the backyard of a multi-million dollar Key Biscayne home, especially if that backyard can be seen from the water. The Solution? An architecturally significant Dog Manor.

Soul Wander

It’s extremely rare that I wake up to an alarm in the morning — even when I set one, I naturally awaken with the warm glow of the sun on my face and the spirited chirping of birds outside.

The 411

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

Beachside Treasure

The masterpiece 240-unit luxury condominium, Oceana Bal Harbour from developer and art mogul Eduardo Costantini is expected to break records in South Florida with a $1.3 billion sell out. It’s already revered as one of the most successful real estate developments in Miami.

Premier Prosecco

A satisfyingly light concoction inspired by our city’s recreational vibe, enjoy this chicly crafted cocktail in any of our many scenic locales.

Exceptional Accesories

With fixtures and lighting seamlessly balanced on the cutting-edge of both pragmatism and comfort, Farrey’s Lighting + Bath contains everything anyone could want to make their house a home.

Simply Irresistible

A chef-driven concept kitchen with serious legs, Top Chef champ Jeremy Ford provides our populace with refreshing repast at Stubborn Seeds.

And Then There Was Light

Although perhaps not as scenically placed as the more recognizable Cape Florida, the lesser recognized (but equally romantic) Fowey Rocks Lighthouse is located a scant 7 miles off the coast of Key Biscayne.

Young Investors

Teaching children about money is something on every parent’s to-do list. But what about investing for teens and young adults? They have the great advantage of time. In fact, there’s no better time to start than right now.

Whippet Good

What’s better than enjoying perfectly mild temperature while your friends’ social media is streaming the latest snow storm? Sharing it with a friend! Collected below are 3 precious pups from local rescues who’d love to be your tanning partner during the yuletide season.

Show Me The Way

Despite the celebrities, gentry and throngs of tourists that flock to the French Riviera’s top vacation spot, St. Tropez remains La Peregrina Pearl of the Côte d’Azur.

Super Cycle

Adding a bold new “spin” to indoor cycle centers, Key Biscayne’s new RPM Indoor Cycling sports everything necessary to take your fitness regimen to a whole new level.

Dr. Dog

New research shows that the microbes contained in a dog’s gut could have a probiotic effect on the human body — fostering the growth of positive microorganisms and enhancing overall health.

Ace Accessories

Great news for fashion fans everywhere: That indisputable Gables go-to for hot clothing options, Neiman Marcus, has just premiered a new area devoted to the hottest handbags.

On Display

A few years ago when my wife was cleaning out her storage unit on a mission to de-clutter her life, she came across a painting she made in elementary school that won 1st Place at the Youth Fair.

Nothing Like It

Like so many before him, a transplant to our Magic City reflects on years spent living, thriving and surviving among our avenues, highways, byways and palm trees.

Royal Revelry

Royal weddings are a London tradition filled with splendor and regalia. This month, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle will walk down the aisle and the folks on the other side of the pond are in sheer celebration mode as the world watches and VIP travelers begin to arrive to join in the festivities.

Brighter Futures

Runaway children and those being raised in foster care often find themselves lost in the social services system and victims of human trafficking. Voices For Children is on a mission to change that.

Compass Pets

Intent that everyone should enjoy a taste of our island paradise, below we highlight a few dogs from local rescues who would love to call Key Biscayne home.

Salad Days

Radically hospitable in a culture that sometimes prizes flash over the warmth and comfort food provides, Chef Joao “Juca” Oliveira’s Tutto Pizza & Pasta is intent on putting a relaxing lunch back on Key Biscayne’s menu.

Good Goals

It was the Summer of 2002 and I was in Maine of all places earning a few college credits and racking up some extra cash at a local sandwich shop when I first caught World Cup Fever.

HEROES IN DISGUISE

What constitutes a generous donation depends on the individual. For some on a tight budget, $10 is huge, while others may be able to provide a multi-million dollar donation. Here are several examples of the power of donations that may well have represented the life savings of the donors.

The Crux of Want

How to remedy being insatiable? When your pursuit of happiness equates to a ravenous need for more, it might be time to re-evaluate your priorities.

Rooftop Refresher

Best enjoyed from the balcony of an artfully decorated hi-rise, this Hugo Spritz cocktail is a must-have while enjoying the perks of Magic City living.

Island United

The pounding heart of our island’s philanthropic endeavors, the Key Biscayne Community Foundation makes our village’s charitable impulses just that much easier to implement.

Key To Success

An inspiration for all people regardless of age, Martin Frallicciardi’s philanthropically full life is a shining testament to Key Biscayne’s commitment to positive change.

Smart Money

In a season of giving, we focus the radar on the tax implications of charitable giving and how you can best structure your estate. Zachary “Zak” Mann of Coastal Wealth offers a quick overview for every philanthropic budget.

Young Giving

Age-appropriate volunteering is the perfect way for the young to explore their talents and feel — perhaps for the first time — that they are a part of something larger than themselves.

Compass Pets

Spring has sprung, and with it comes renewed access to all of our awesome waterside activities. You know who else would love a dip? Each and every one of these canine companions picked from local shelters.

Social Grace

Perhaps no place on Earth embodies the power of giving more perfectly than Key Biscayne.

ISLAND POUR

Never has a cocktail more aptly represented the essence of Key Biscayne than El Farito at Lightkeepers, a refreshing, flavorful libation that gets better and better with every sip.

ALL IN

So much more than a series of statistics, Caroline Wozniacki has won the world’s heart with a captivating blend of talent, tenderness and a winning attitude. Read on to find out how this true contender for the Miami Open Women’s Title plans to win it all.

Foodie Flips

What would a new season be without new recipes? Less tasty, for sure. This month, we showcase some of the best new cookbooks for mouthwatering, yet attainable meals at any budget.

Delicious Destination

The small Basque city of San Sebastian with its elegant Belle Epoque architecture has more Michelin stars per square meter than anywhere else in the world and is home to #21 on the list of the World’s Top 50 Best Restaurants.

Compass Pets

With the change of season comes a bevy of possible outdoor activities. Looking for a perfect run partner, or just someone to console after a particularly punishing CrossFit session? Look no further than these lovable canine coaches.

Bizarre Burgers

It’s the secret obsession haunting everyone of us as we trot across the globe: What does the fast food in our selected destination taste like? Below we pick a few tastebud-pleasing approaches to foreign fast food.

Game, Set, Match!

Since I was a baby, the Miami Open has been called many things. During its first year in Key Biscayne in 1987 (the inaugural playing of the tournament took place in 1985 in Delray Beach; 1986 was played in Boca West), it was known as The Lipton.

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Improved Perfection

Grand Banks yachts are iconic due to classic looks, practical design and the ability to go as far as the owner cares to venture. The new GB 54 does all that, while managing to sneak in a few high-tech improvements.

Grove Gem

Mr. C Residences Coconut Grove is a contemporary take on classic European living. It is Old World sophistication and modern comfort infused with the Grove’s maritime tradition, and four generations of the Ciprianis’ perfectly serviced lifestyle experience.