People

Compassionate Traveler

Andrea Hera has traveled to the far corners of the globe to help the less fortunate, one cause at a time.

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.

KEY BISCAYNE’S 2011 MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

From hundreds of reader-submitted and Facebook 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.

Aesthetically Pleasing

Meet the professional beauty makers ready to take your look to the next level — from head to toe — right here in The Magic City.

Come Together

For longtime Key Biscayne resident Michelle Barnett, giving back to her community is second nature, no matter how many obstacles life throws her way.

Life Cycle

A long-term resident of Key Biscayne, RPM Indoor Cycling’s Mauricio Gomez is just the type of athletic advocate our village so desperately needs.

Special Delivery

The beating heart of a blossoming movement, marvel at a day in the life of Jamarah Amani, a mother, midwife, activist and educator who is literally delivering the future one baby at a time.

Sole Sister

A key member of our world-famous Miami City Ballet, Lauren Fadeley gives us a prize peek behind the curtain of a dancer’s day-to-day.

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.

Peace & Bliss

Nery Quintela is a true hero who shares her powers of understanding and kindness with everyone she meets.

Space Makers

Get ready to meet a few professionals who are ready to help you create the home of your dreams with stunning spaces sure to transform your house into a functional showpiece that will make you the envy of your friends, your family and the entire neighborhood — one room at a time!

Giving Chef

Find out how Key Biscayne resident Maria Teresa Rosette uses her skills in the kitchen to feed the needy and make the world a better place — one meal at a time.

Little Treasures

Looking for the perfect piece to make a statement this holiday season? Check out this round-up of some of South Florida’s most venerable jewelers. The luxurious pieces they’ve created are sure to make you a stand-out through New Year’s and beyond.

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.

Bringing Smiles

Inspired by his dad, Key Biscayne teen Michael Kelly is helping people in need find their smiles overseas — and bringing a smile to his own face in the process.

Power Houses 2012

Meet the professionals who are ensuring the real estate market 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.

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.

Key Couples

We scoured Key Biscayne 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.

Modern Mission

Key Biscayne mom Winnie Pritchett is making soldiers very happy this season with a slew of new iPads to help them stay in touch with loved ones and entertain themselves during their free time.

Dental Artistry

Sparkling white teeth and pink gums are much more than just an indication of good dental health, they’re a key component of a positive self-image, an goal that Dr. Maria Yazji and her team at Contemporary Orthodontics are ready to help you achieve.

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.

Nice Guy

A near-death experience inspired Joaquin Ortiz to make the world a kinder place — one good deed at a time.

COMEBACK KID

Juan Martin del Potro was the ATP’s “Comeback Player of the Year” in 2011, and deservingly so, having reached top-10 ranking from 485 in a single season. Now, he’s ready to dominate the purple court at the Sony Ericsson Open in 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.

Creative Healing

Through ArtCares, Key Biscayners Liz Portuondo, Tania Quintana and Dorian Rosen take a creative approach to helping kids with cancer.

Positive Vibe

Artist Ed King’s paintings embody the artist’s love for nature in a joyfully unconventional way. “If you take a close look at my artwork, you’ll notice most of it is outdoors,” he points out.

KEY TO SUCCESS

Key Biscayner Tim Bryan is passionate about bringing jobs back into America, and has gained national recognition for the progress of his initiatives; it’s work to be very proud of, and work that’s being handled from his home office on the Key.

Key Biscayne Magazine’ s HAUTE MOMMAS 2012

On an island where family reigns supreme and parents often have to juggle home life, work and community without a hitch, we tap our hats toward a few world-class moms who masterfully balance every aspect of their life with pure love and total devotion.

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.

Total Inspiration

Flavia Llizo of American Diabetes Association is doing everything she can to raise awareness for the cause she is so passionate about. What’s even more remarkable is that she’s also on a mission to inspire people to make the world a better place by getting involved in whatever way they can.

KEY BISCAYNE’S 2012 MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

From reader-submitted and Facebook 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.

Circle of Friends

Find out why Margaret Kent and The Key Biscayne Women’s Club love working together to make life on the island better for everyone.

Key Chanteuse

Key Biscayne has long been known to attract the world’s most talented people. Among them is Grammy-nominated vocalist Sylvia Bennett, a woman with a voice so smooth it transcends language.

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.

Brightening Futures

State Commissioner Lourdes Castillo de la Peña is working hard to empower young women to fulfill their true potential.

Great Views

Key Biscayne photographer Kiko Ricote shows his love in Miami: Visually Speaking, a gorgeous book with 200 pages of stunning images of The Magic City.

Design Minds

We scoured South Florida to bring you some of the top design firms and the professionals who helm them so you can get inspired to work with them to take your home to the next level.

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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Family First

A few of Key Biscayne’s Most Dynamic Mothers share the joys of motherhood and the perks of raising their children in paradise.

Isn’t She Lovely

A Fashionable approach to essential wardrobe must-haves That will transition you from spring to summer in style.