Issue – November 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Barbara Landegger hosted a birthday party for Zulema Duany Nasser at her Key Biscayne residence. Friends and family enjoyed each other’s company while celebrating the special day throughout the night!

Iconic Italian

Puntino Downtown is quickly becoming the place to be seen. The authentic Italian menu and amicable staff has diners coming back for more day in and day out for lunch and night after night for dinner.

RISING STARS

Monica Campana’s students exhibited their art during the Artista Exhibit at Novecento in Coral Gables. The evening was filled with art and entertainment — Novecento even created a special “arts & crafts” corner for the artists.

SURPRISE!

Verónica Vidal hosted a special surprise birthday party for Maritza Minor. The unforgettable evening for the birthday girl was attended by her family and close friends.

Pool Party

ArTech, the high-tech and high-design luxury condo in Aventura hosted a pool party and BBQ on the project’s sprawling waterfront pool deck while mingling and dancing to the sounds of DJ Troy Kurtz and Josh Lekach.

CELEB-STUDDED

ESPN Deportes and Viceroy Miami recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with the new owners of the Miami Dolphins and Miami’s Who’s Who.

ARTISTIC VISION

Transcendence by award-winning international artists Annette Turrillo and Borjas made quite the showing at Art Rouge Gallery in Wynwood recently, wowing guests with the world-class exhibit.

BIRTHDAY BLAST!

Nikolas Aixala celebrated his 8th B-day at the Grand Bay Club with all his classmates and very close frineds on a beautiful hot and sunny day. Guests had a blast enjoying all of the fun activities throughout the celebration!

Yoyi Shelton Prats’ birthday

It’s become fashionable to celebrate birthdays at The Ibis Lounge! Yoyi Shelton Prats’ birthday bash was organized by her sister, Tere Shelton. The evening was filled with friends, family, drinks, tapas, merriment and lots of joy!

Cozy Cider

Grab your favorite novel this autumn and be thankful that you have a great drink by your side to help you get through the chapters, plot twists and happy ending.

Autumn’s Agenda!

Your source for a memorable November before and after the turkey’s done.

Thanksgiving 101

Don’t waste your time flipping through the same old culinary magazines in search of new Thanksgiving trends to showcase at the dinner table Nov. 26. This year, try to keep it traditional. Tried and true never fails to satiate.

Oh, What A View!

Besides the fantastic views and ample amounts of light that define this spacious condo inside Ocean Tower Two at The Ocean Club in Key Biscayne, there’s an inherent charm that also sets it apart and makes it feel like home all year round.

A Place Called Are…

Sweden may be known as one of the world’s most visited destinations for world-class skiing, but you can rest assured that the tourist traps and crowds won’t be bothering you in Are this winter. At least not if you decide to stay at the area’s newest resort!

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.

RENDEZVOUS BY THE SEA

Welcome the season by introducing casual glamour into your wardrobe with these looks sure to make your next get-together an intimate experience for two on and off land.

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.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

If home is where the heart is, you’d better make sure your house is in tip-top shape. We scoured South Florida to bring you some expert tips on home decorating that will make you the envy of The Jones’...and any other neighbors you’re out to impress.

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.

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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.