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Powerhouses 2019

Whether you are looking for a smart real estate investment, a vacation property or your forever home, the leading industry professionals we’ve gathered will guide you in the right direction with expert insights, savvy tips and some of the best listings available in Miami, Brickell, Key Biscayne and beyond.

Wall To Wall Wow

The eclectic home office of Saved By The Bell, Beverly Hills 90210, White Collar and Dinner At Tiffani’s star Tiffani Thiessen demonstrates a careful balance of functionality and aesthetics in a space that’s at once fun, flirty and refined.

Spiritual Essence

As a child growing up in the love capital of the world, Paris, Adriana Dorta was influenced by the stained glass windows of France’s cathedrals and how the refraction of light, combined with the solemnity of those sacred places, made her appreciate beauty.
Emerson Fittipaldi

Fittipaldi Family

Emerson Fittipaldi, the Brazilian Race Car Driver who won the Formula One World Championship twice, the Indianapolis 500 twice and the CART championship once lives on Key Biscayne where he has started Cool Cars On The Key.

Life Changer

Although all the charities he has worked with hold a special place in his heart, it is the Alzheimer’s Association and Take Stock In Children that Humberto Comellas is most passionate about.

Caring Heart

Community Advocate Of The Year 2018 award winner Olga Hernandez is a humble leader, dedicated to serving others and ensuring that the rights of children are protected.

The Message

Born and raised in Miami, Rhea Leonard is an artistic voice for the black experience and a strong advocate for social change.

Art Life

Patricia Hanna has her dream job managing The Related Group’s stellar corporate art collection, commissioning site-specific artwork for their development projects, and overseeing the renowned Jorge M. Perez Collection and the company’s philanthropic efforts as they relate to art and culture.

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.

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Time Flies

Nostalgia is in the air as we re-introduce you to a few Key Biscayne mothers we’ve profiled over the years to see what it was like raising their kids on the island now that they are all grown up.

Outboard Awe

The breathtaking 48wallytender X brings us the glamorous aesthetic that the stylish daycruiser 48wallytender is known for in a super high-performance outboard version. The result is a welcoming and comfortable boat with impressive top speeds and unrivalled seakeeping.