People

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.

Cigar Heaven

If a touch of class is what you’ve been craving, head over to Casa Felipe for a few puffs and sips of some staples of success that can transform you into the laid-back, refined person you deserve to be.

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.

STAR POWER

With a mic in her hand and a guitar strapped around her shoulder, Vicky Echeverri is taking Miami’s Latin music industry by storm with the release of her first album, Ficha de Ajedrez.

NO JOKE FOR DJOKOVIC!

Novak Djokovic is serious about rising to the top of his game at the 2009 Sony Ericsson Open. And he plans to do it with more style than the humorous antics he pulls on and off the court that have come to defined this already legendary tennis ace. Oh, and he has a pretty good serve, too.

A COMMUNITY FOR LIFE

If you’re looking to settle down outside the Sunshine State, or are in the market for a second, third, fourth or vacation home, you may want to look toward the Lone Star State for some world-class residential offerings at West Fork.

FACE FIRST

If you want to face the world with a fresher, younger-looking you via the most advanced, affordable and effective technologies and techniques on the market, a consultation with Dr. John J. Martin, Jr., may be in order.

SAY CHEESE!

The only thing cheesy about Joseph Pollio, Jr., is his passion for the Polly-O family business he helmed for a quarter-century before selling the brand to Kraft and eventually moving to Key Biscayne to enjoy another white-yellow staple of life: The sun.

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.

SUPER PARENTS!

For Barbara and Tino Peña, no two days are ever alike, and you couldn’t expect anything less from a couple that’s raising four small children while putting their medical degrees into practice — all the while making time for Broadway. That’s right…Broadway!

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.

Mother Knows Best

We scoured the neighborhood to discover some of Key Biscayne’s most dynamic mothers. Although their backgrounds and life experiences differ, they do have one thing in common: an unfaltering dedication to their family. So join us as we tip our hat toward these world-class moms who masterfully balance every aspect of their lives with a finesse that is all their own.

Fit for Life

World-renowned trainer Adita Yrizarry-Lang and her team are flexing their motivational muscles at Inner Strength Studios, where a healthy lifestyle is the norm and fitness and function fuse to have you feeling fantastic from the inside out.

KEY BISCAYNE’S 2009 MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

From hundreds of reader-submitted nominations to the selections of an independent panel of beauty experts and our editorial board picks, we hope you agree that this year’s finalists all represent want makes the residents of Key Biscayne truly beautiful — from the inside out.

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.

Down to Business

As the founder and CEO of multiple successful Internet ventures, Jesse Stein proves he knows a thing or two about business…just don’t expect him to follow all the rules!

At Home With Trini

Like Madonna, Cher, Mariah and Celine, Trini’s name is her brand. But it’s the down-to-earth woman behind the global beauty icon that has the entire community of Key Biscayne reeling with pride at the beautiful ascent of our neighbor.

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.

Closet Confidential

From “Wild Wild West”-inspired pieces to designer dresses, tennis threads and haute heels, what these stylish Key Biscayne women have decided to keep in their closets will make even the grandest department store or fashion boutique blush with envy.

Winning Attitude

Learn why Jose Lopez-Abrams is on a mission to inspire future generations while making the community a better place.

PEACE OFFERING

The largest bronze sculpture of Classical Mythology in the world is coming to Miami, marking the biggest undertaking since Phidias and Chares created the monumental figures of Zeus and the Colossus of Rhodes in Greece more than 20 centuries ago.

IN GOOD TASTE

Key Biscayne residents Cristoforo and Giada Pignata are making sure their brainchild, Puntino Restaurant, is rooted in an Italian heritage that is flavorful, iconic and downright delicious, while they enjoy every spare minute outside of work enjoying life with their kids on the island they call home.

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.

Bright Lights

When three exceptional women united on Key Biscayne to help children with neurological disorders get the help they need, they never imagined how many lives they would touch in the process.

Better Together

You would expect Jay and Ronda Fuchs to have hidden superpowers up their sleeves. They’re like a fictional duo who are able to balance successful careers, a family and community service, before going off to save the world at night. Luckily, the are not fictional and the results of their efforts are very real.

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.

Inspired Impact

If you’re looking for the perfect way to get involved in the community, network and help others, join Impact Circle and start helping shape generations to come.

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.

KEYCOUPLES

We searched our island paradise to find couples that take the power of two to a whole new level. Their total devotion to one another is both inspirational and beautiful, and their responses to our questions will make you laugh, cry and fall in love all over again.

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.

Heart in Haiti

As most of the world watches the recovery efforts in Haiti on their screens, Kathie Klarreich is in the center of it all, helping with the country’s recovery efforts as she puts her own needs aside for humanity.

Hurray for Murray!

He’s only 22, but he has a huge weight on his shoulders. Finishing off last year’s Sony Ericsson Open on top, Andy Murray has a lot to think about as makes his way toward Key Biscayne to defend his title. And that’s exactly what he intends to do.

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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