People

Lotus Flower

While attending Ponce De Leon Middle School, Melissa Saldaña got involved in volunteer projects such as serving as Treasurer of the Youth For Environmental Studies Club. Little did she know that spending her lunches helping to reconcile accounts was great training for her future career in nonprofit financial management.

All The Home’s A Stage

When you’re considering maximizing your home’s look before a sale, why mess around? Below we ask premier luxury home staging and interior design expert Meridith Baer of Meridith Baer Home what makes the difference between a hot commodity and a costly flop.

Picture Perfect

Featuring never-before-seen images of our own state’s particular past, the newest exhibition at HistoryMiami Museum provides an expertly curated portrait of 1980’s Florida through the lens of a tantalizingly talented Miami native.

Show Stoppers

Part of a powerful trend pushing the envelope this past Miami Swim Week, Coterie Pop-up masterminds Danielle Licata & Valentino Vettorie recast our city’s favorite trade show for the better.

Style Saves

In 2011, then 23-year-old Rachael Russell Saiger realized that she had excellent fashion connections that she could use to help make the world a better place — so was born Style Saves.

Insta Impact

No slouch when it comes to the social media scene, our city is replete with a reputable number of fashion-forward influencers. Below are a few you can turn to when in need of navigating the tempestuous world of trends.

THE KING OF KEY BISCAYNE

Get a glimpse at the life and passions of James Dettore, one of the most successful men to have ever called Key Biscayne home. He is not only the embodiment of everything the island stands for, he’s also one of the main driving forces that has put the Village of Key Biscayne on the global map.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each of these people has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves to the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Power Houses

Meet the men and women who are ensuring real estate remains booming. From unforgettable showings to the humble mantras they live by, their stories will give you a unique glimpse into their hectic lives and might even inspire you to find a new home or two.

FABULOUSLY FANNY

Even though her face and music grace almost every media and entertainment medium across the globe, Fanny Lu’s ingrained longing for an intimate and private setting has her calling Key Biscayne home whenever she’s not on tour or promoting her music to the throngs of loyal fans she has throughout the world.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves to the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves to the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

BLAKE IS BACK!

Known as a man who defies all odds, James Blake is geared up for a big finish at the Sony Ericsson Open this year — just don’t let his smile distract you from the play-by-play.

THE DOCTOR’S IN

Throughout the 35 years Dr. Robert L. Simons and his family have spent living on Key Biscayne, they’ve seen the island evolve into the world-class community it is today — and they’ve loved every minute of it.

THE ANDU TOUCH

When it comes to gastronomy, it seems everyone has tried to concoct a recipe for success. But none have done it as well as the Viejo brothers of Key Biscayne, who have recently launched Andu Restaurant & Lounge in the Brickell Corridor.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves to the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves to the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

THE QUEEN OF CRUISE

As the only woman to have ever been president and CEO of three major cruise lines, Key Biscayne resident Pamela Conover knows what it takes to make a great cruising vacation outstanding.

DIAMONDS FOR LIFE

If you’re looking for the perfect jewelry to adorn yourself or a loved one, Christina Termine’s Diamonds on the Key might have exactly what you’ve been looking for — and a little something extra you might not have expected.

STYLISH PIES

If it’s the best pizza in town you’re craving, head over to Tutto Pizza at the edge of The Roads for a taste of their unique 12-inch gourmet feasts that range from festive to sweet.

KEY BISCAYNE’S 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

The men and women you’re about to meet are as beautiful inside as they are out. From hundreds of reader-submitted nominations to the selections of an independent panel of beauty experts based on photos in Key Biscayne Magazine to our editorial board picks, we¹ve made sure the very best made the final cut. In the ensuing pages, you’ll see the finalists at their most glamorous while getting a little glimpse into their lives and personalities. If you happen to run into them around town, don’t hesitate to gawk, pose in a photo with them or ask for their autograph. Who knows? Maybe next year you’ll find yourself in your very own glamour spread and magazine cover as one of the island’s finest.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves to the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Stylish Slumber

For Ursula Barrantes-Tarafa, creating the Morpheo Line of children’s pajamas was the next step in her professional evolution, a progression that has secured a good night’s sleep for Key Biscayne kids and beyond.

THE GREEN GAL

When it comes to her favorite color, Claudia Sanz makes it a point to surround herself with it in all its incarnations — and her new boutique, Green Grass House, is no exception.

Living Dreams

For the Borroto family, achieving their own version of the American Dream on Key Biscayne wasn’t enough. Through the homes they build and the organizations they have devoted the majority of their lives to, they’ve helped countless others find a better way of living in paradise.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

ALL HAIL THE DOCTORS!

The Drs. Schnur, Ferra, Khan and Torres (pictured here from left to right) and Bernadette Lemoine ensure that all the needs of Key Biscayne residents are taken care of at the new Mount Sinai facilities on Key Biscayne.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Naturally Delicious!

At 100% Natural, health takes center stage and is complemented by an extensive menu of delectable dishes that are sure to please the palate and keep you coming back for more.

Just Smile!

If you’ve always dreamed of flashing a smile that’s brighter than all the sunny days that living in paradise brings, head over to Smile With Zenitude to make all your smile wishes come true.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

DESIGNER DREAMS

One of Key Biscayne’s most decorated residents showcases more than breathtaking interiors — he’s also a proud family man with one foot firmly planted in New York City and the other in our island paradise.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Power Houses

Meet the men and women who are ensuring real estate remains booming in Key Biscayne and beyond. From unforgettable showings to the humble mantras they live by, their stories will give you a unique glimpse into their hectic lives and might even inspire you to find a new home or two.

A MISSION FOR HUMANITY

Nothing brings more satisfaction than helping those less fortunate achieve their dreams and lead a healthier life, and that’s exactly what Misioneros Del Camino and its dedicated team does for some of Central America’s most impoverished residents.

ISLAND MELODIES

For six years, the members of the Key Biscayne-based and bred Keyrats have been jamming to the musical genres of punk, rock, reggae and salsa — all the while making sure their fans get their groove on.

ENDLESS HORIZONS

For Nuria Brillembourg, not even her Big Screen dreams can compete with the life she shares with her family and friends on Key Biscayne. And that’s a complement to the island, as this woman has held most every professional title under the sun — and that’s just what she’s done thus far!

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

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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.

Haute Lineage

Aston Martin has defined timeless elegance and British handcrafted luxury for over a century.