People

FIT FINESSE

For the health & wellness gurus you’re about to meet, working out is an artform — one that requires the perfect mix of intensity, dedication and sweat. If you’re willing to put in the effort, the physical fitness strides you’ll achieve are endless.

Beauty Makers

Meet the professionals of perfection making sure that every mirror glance you take is one to remember. After all, there’s nothing like being beautiful inside and out.

Warm Refuge

Constance Collins of Lotus House never expected to be running a shelter to help women and children when she began her career, but her inability to see people in need and leave the call unanswered changed all that.

KEY BISCAYNE’S 2014 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.

Samurai Showdown

Margie Castro is good with a blade, but even better with a bar spoon, and she’s willing to show you what it takes to be a cut above the rest.

Art Of Learning

For Lainie Hansen, necessity has been the mother of invention, but she’s turned that challenge into a life-changing experience for others.

Button Up

A 3rd-Generation clothier, Sebastien Scemla spent years crafting the perfect men’s shirt. The result? The Sebastien James Collection — handmade in Barcelona and based in The Design District.

BODY MORPH

Like Neo-Dadaist Ushio Shinohara knocks out canvases with ink-soaked boxing gloves, Erin Barylski creates larger-than-life artwork using only her body.

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.

SPACE MAKERS

Meet a few professionals who are ready to help you create the home of your dreams with stunning ideas that are sure to turn any space in your home into a functional showpiece that will make you the envy of the entire neighborhood.

Banking On Giving

Andre Siegel believes in business with compassion. As the Senior Marketing Manager at Sabadell United Bank, he communicates this message through the creation of advertising campaigns, and is the liaison between the institution’s brand and its customers.

Blues Jam

Blues legend Keb’Mo has 3 Grammys under his belt, has penned the Mike & Molly theme song and toured The Sunshine State with Zac Brown Band. What more could he ask for? Well, Cuban comfort food for one.

PORTRAITS OF EXCELLENCE

Meet a few of the key players around town working to make sure that this year’s Art Week festivities entice, entertain and evolve tastes in the arts live never before. From anchors Art Basel, Art Miami and Design Miami to relative newcomers Miami River Art Fair and PINTA as well as impressive showcases at The Margulies Collection @ The Warehouse and PAMM, the respective visions of the art aficionados you’re about to meet are changing the landscape of our cultural scene in more ways than you could imagine.

Creative Duo

Dan & Karthryn Mikesell are contributing as much as they can to help evolve the art world locally and abroad thanks to their vision for The Fountainhead Residency and all the inspiration it brings.

Warrior Poet

Julia Price’s combination of raw ability and Spartan discipline propelled her from the gymnasium to the springboard as part of UM’s competitive Dive Team, all while keeping a firm grip on her first love: music.

HAPPY ROADS

As the Audi Brand Specialist at The Collection, Luciano Ros develops relationships and sells dream cars to clients who come back to say “hello,” have an espresso and get new cars year after year.

Creative Mastermind

Oceana Key Biscayne and Oceana Bal Harbour allow Eduardo Costantini to create masterpieces that elevate the community and improve the world around us by exposing art in public places.

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 2015

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 Couples 2015

We scoured Key Biscayne to find couples who 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.

Home Concierge

Let’s be honest, we all want to impress our neighbors. A great way to do that and make your life much better is to hire Brian Peele or, as he is currently employed, someone just like him.

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.

Kids & Kindness

Building on a legacy of leadership and community involvement, Kathleen Slesnick Kauffman takes the helm as the new President of Junior Orange Bowl.

Inspirational Tide

An entrepreneurial spirit with the determination of viewing obstacles and setbacks as an opportunity for growth is what put Lolita’s Beachwear on the map, and it’s founder, Cayetana Uranga, on the sunny side of life.

Power Pages

If you’re wondering what should be on your kid’s reading radar this month, you may want to consider Best-Selling Author Soman Chainani and his novel The School For Good And Evil.

Out Of This World

Joelle Cooperrider’s paintings live in a space between Mathematics & Mixed-Media known as Poured Mark-Making. Her work has toured Keystone Art Space, Rochester Contemporary Art Center and recently — Mars.

Winning Edge

Last year, Grigor Dimitrov made headlines during the Miami Open for helping an ailing ball girl; this year, he hopes the storyline is about him raising a Miami Open trophy to a cheering crowd on Apr. 5.

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.

Radical Rewards

Developing effective leaders is only part of the job for Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, CEO of Radical Partners — the rest has to do with helping build an empowered legacy of community leaders.

Bold Gold

The Key has a hidden gem — oh, yes, pun intended — when it comes to Diamonds On The Key, owned by Jewelry Designer & Entrepreneur Christina Termine. This gal is lauded for having the ability to unearth a rare diamond, design a piece that defines exquisite, and transform an heirloom into a contemporary bauble. This by-appointment jeweler is all about high-quality, unique jewels sans the high retail cost.

Published Polymath

Ronald Goldfarb was studying at Syracuse University while most teens were learning 3-point turns. That set the tone for a 60-year legal and literary career that’s nothing short of brilliant.

Magic MOMS

These Key Biscayne mothers make magic happen each and every day, ensuring their kids lead the happiest lives possible and that all their dreams come true, one smile at a time.

Investing In The Future

Investing more than dollars and cents, Sande Taylor, a Financial Consultant for Charles Schwab, helps girls reach their potential through mentoring, motivation and education.

Queen Of Hearts

EDM Duchess Alison Wonderland was raised on TRL’s pop programming which spawned a generation of musicians that are marrying genres…and this DJ has her hands in all of them.

Aesthetically Savvy

The masters of aesthetic beauty you’re about to meet from some of the city’s top salons & spas are sure to keep you looking good no matter what season you pay them a visit.

Mirror, Mirror

If you’ve been striving to be the fairest of them all, look no further than these professionals of perfection who are dedicated to helping you yield the best version of yourself possible.

Dreams Come True

Cheryl Plotkin De López of Fundacion Armando El Futuro has dedicated most of her life to helping others achieve their dreams. Today, she’s looking forward to expanding the reach of the organization to benefit as many families as possible.

Brazilian Pop

Clara Valente adds funk fused with flair and femininity to her already sexy Brazilian sound for your listening pleasure.

Cocktail Queen

Karen Reina lives a fast-paced life devoted to earning her nursing credentials, shooting zingers at goalies in her soccer league and park-hopping with her French bulldog appropriately named Negroni.

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Powerhouses 2022

From forever homes to real estate investments and vacation properties, let Key Biscayne’s finest real estate pros guide you in the right direction with expert insights and the best listings on the market.

Flying Spur

At the top of the short list of cars that exude rolling luxury is the Bentley Flying Spur. For the ultimate experience, select the Mulliner option.