Issue – November 2008

GREEN, GREEN EVERYWHERE!

Fertile Earth Foundation’s Water, Water Everywhere… event was more than a success, it was the beginning of an eco-movement. Andre Balazs himself was grateful for the event’s green mission as well as for the 450+ guest turnout at his property, the exquisite boutique Raleigh Hotel. Eco-chic designers Meadow and Ecoist put on an impressive fashion show. Daniell Washington, The Ambassador of the Sea, introduced her “crew” of five eager and well-educated children to the crowd, explaining the importance of the ocean. Guests were able to sip on eco-friendly cocktails, courtesy of VeeV while watching the internationally awarded film, One Water. It’s easy being green!

BIRTHDAY WISHES

Rose Calero’s birthday celebration was filled with live music, special b-day cocktails and lots of fun with friends. The birthday girl herself admits this was one of the best birthdays she’s ever had. Preparations for next year’s celebration are already in progress!

BIRTHDAY ENCoRE!

Mariano Grimaux and Sol De Camps made it a point to celebrate their birthday with style. Upon arrival, guests were greeted with a cello and violin duet and champagne before enjoying the sounds of DJ Javier Contreras amid friends, family and associates.

LADIES IN RED

To raise awareness for heart disease in women, Sean and Ana Wolfington hosted an exclusive after-party for the designers, celebrities and benefactors involved with this year’s American Heart Association Red Dress Fashion Show at their waterfront home on Mashta Island. Sponsored by Bacardi, dresses for the event were created by top designers including Marc Jacobs, Richie Rich and Jennifer Lopez.

READY TO LEARN

First Presbyterian International Christian School celebrated its formal inauguration at its new location at 609 Brickell Ave. The school was founded in 1998 in Key Biscayne and relocated to Brickell for the start of this school year.

KENYA CALL

Seabelle Captain Marilyn Borroto took Key Biscayne Yacht Club members on a safari in the slopes of old Kirinyaga, the sacred mountain of the Kikuyu tribe, to enjoy a game dinner at the Mount Kenya Safari Club hosted in memory of its founder, the late William Holden. A lion, a zebra and a giraffe came very close to the waterhole and revelers were able to see them up-close and personal. The most memorable fiasco of the night was when Dorothy Lomenick called the shot and her shotgun didn’t fire on time. Nevertheless, Chef Miguel made the best of it and served buffalo, venison and guinea hen, honoring his culinary skills.

Bustamante’s B-day!

Friends and family gathered to celebrate Key Biscayne resident Vicente Bustamante’s birthday at Sake Room. Guests enjoyed a magical evening full of entertainment, music and lots of laughter.

Frolic

Your guide to the best entertainment, shopping, dining, libations & relaxation in South Florida.

The Wild Turkey

This Thanksgiving, once all the guests have arrived, make sure to show off your mixology skills to the in-laws with this “Gobble Day”-inspired libation.

It’s Tapas Time!

Forget flying to Madrid to get a taste of Spain, Las Tapas de Rosa restaurant offers original Spanish flavors, right on the international epicenter of flavor that is Calle Ocho.

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.

Ms. Luxe

Prepare to take any look in your wardrobe to the next level with these jewelry essentials that will fit any mood, style and taste — all with a maximum dose of luxury that will keep the compliments coming and the conversation flowing.

Back Home

Whether studies, career of personal matters take Key Biscayners away from the island they’ve come to love, many find a way to return to the place where their roots are planted in order to re-establish a sense of home that can only be interrupted, but never broken

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.

DREAM HOME

This contemporary two-story architectural and design masterpiece on Harbor Drive in Key Biscayne took four years to complete, and every detail — from the coy fish that welcome you at the entrance to the South American leather door-handles, onyx-infused bathrooms and the whimsical swing over the pool — makes this $15.5 million bayview estate a dream come true.

Soiree Confidential

Hosting a party at your home is no easy feat, especially when bragging rights are in order. That’s why it’s essential that before you get your first RSVP confirmed, you make sure all the details are firmed up. Herewith: The secrets of some of South Florida’s top party planners.

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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.

It’s An Exquisite Life

Luxurious fabrics, prints and cuts combine with supreme quality materials, furnishings and décor to yield a world-class lifestyle in the lap of luxury.