Issue – November 2012

VIP TREATMENT

Diamonds On The Key hosted a festive VIP party with a lavish Italian-style buffet dinner catered by Puntino. Guests enjoyed a tropical Brazilian show and danced the night away under the stars.

Peru Proper

The Americas Peruvian Chamber of Commerce & Fundacion Manos del Sur Peru, presented it’s 2nd Annual Peruvian Gourmet Festival, showcasing some of the best South Florida Peruvian restuarants.

Dressed up

Donnie Hall celebrated his 51st birthday with an AREA 51-themed party at his home in Key Biscayne. More than 60 guests enjoyed a night of costumes, karaoke and crepes.

Shoe win

Art Cares For Kids and Mettá held a special event where for every pair of TOMS shoes purchased, a new pair of shoes was donated to a child in need.

Power Brunch

Fundacion Manos Del Sur held a champagne brunch to introduce Sazingg’s 925 Collection, with a percentage of the sales benefitted the children of Asociacion Pan Y Amor in Nicaragua.

Artistic Showcase

Nina Torres Fine Art recently hosted an opening night showcasing creativity to the max as guests enjoyed the exhibition.

City Rising

EWM International Realty hosted a presentation entitled “What’s Happening In Downtown Miami” with guest speaker Sonja Bogensperger of the Miami Downtown Development Authority

Meet & Greet

The Grand Bay Club recently held a social networking event featuring cocktails, hors d’ouvres and live music.

Throwback Celebration

Luli Lameran recently celebrated her 40th birthday in ‘70s style with her closest friends during a Studio 54-themed party

Fashionable Farewell

After serving Key Biscayne for more than 24 years, Fifty Rio Boutique closed its door culminating with Owner Adela Reguera being presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from The Chamber of Commerce.

The Pig Roast

A time-honored staple in South Florida, a traditional holiday pig roast is on the agenda for most families living at the tip of The Sunshine State. But before you get the spit fired up, read on to get a few tips that might help you serve up the tastiest little piggy ever.

Mexican Marvel

We take a quick jaunt to get a peek of historical Mexico City to find out what this very special capital city has to offer and why you should plan to make the trip

STUNNING IMPACT

If you want to take your look to the next level this social season, these striking pieces from VHERNIER may be just what you need to make sure all eyes turn in your direction next time you make your grand entrance

Natural Life

If you’re in search of the perfect pieces to help accentuate your outdoor living spaces, these design picks are sure to take your life in our signature sunshine to new levels of style and relaxation.

Prime Condo

This 3 bedroom, library, maid’s quarters and 4.5 bath Ocean Tower I residence at The Ocean Club in Key Biscayne is one of the most desired addresses in South Florida. Complete with every amenity and space to spare, it just may be the home you’ve been looking for.

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.

Interior Influx

Thinking about remodeling your home? Painting one of your living spaces? Investing in new furniture or home accessories? Well, there’s a much deeper reason outside of aesthetics and all-out boredom that may be making you lean toward something new when it comes to your surroundings.

Courtroom Do-Gooders

Through the University of Miami School of Law Legal Corps, learning lawyers get key experience while lending a hand to those in need in our community and beyond.

Prefab Beauties

Does the notion of a prefab home have you cringing? You’ll change your tune after checking out the eco-friendly beauties on offer from LivingHomes.

Moving Day

Test your limits — and raise money for local causes — at Key Biscayne’s annual Lighthouse Run, an event that’s sure to be as beneficial for your body as it is for the community.

Green Thumb

Gardening isn’t just a hobby for hippies — it’s an activity with a whole host of benefits for your health, the world and your well-being. Here’s a list of some of the best rewards you can harvest here, and there’s no better time than now to get started. Many of your favorite vegetables grow best in South Florida when planted in the winter.

Stylish Drives

Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables has recently undergone a transformation and the outcome is, in a word, beautiful.

Art Playgrounds

Studies show that art stimulates a child’s imagination, critical thinking and overall emotional well-being. But with art education greatly reduced in education settings due to budget cuts, many of our children are not receiving the benefits obtained by participating in creative art experiences. Providing an art corner or “art playground” at home increases the opportunities for your child to obtain the benefits of art-making enriching their lives and yours. Here are few considerations to keep in mind.

Winter Idyll

Think “all-inclusive resort” means lousy food and crowded beaches? Get a different perspective at Vermont’s stunning Twin Farms Resort & Spa, a luxurious oasis of New England charm.

Younger Look

Exercise and eating right will help maintain a trim, fit physique, but when it comes to aging skin, looking younger can mean taking bigger steps.

Sunscreen Myths

Proper use of sunscreen is a huge step toward preventing skin cancer and premature aging, but many people are unaware of the steps needed to truly protect themselves. Local dermatologist Dr. TJ Giuffrida, M.D., helps us separate fact from fiction

Appetite For Beauty

The right tableware can make or break the elegance of an event, and sadly, when it comes to dishes, “luxurious” all too often means “boring.” Here are some options that find the elusive balance between form, style and functionality.

Different Position

Think a luxury timepiece has to be worn on the wrist? These 2 stunning pieces gorgeously prove otherwise…and it’s about time!

Home Safe

Your home is supposed to be a healthy, safe place for you and your family. But there may be threats to yourself and your loved ones lurking in unexpected places. Here are a few potential hazards to watch for, and how to fix them if they turn up.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, announcements, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida.

Punch Packer

This tart and sweet drink is traditionally enjoyed during the holidays in Jamaica and is perfect for South Florida’s mild winters. This special punch is just as good without the rum so it can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Dickens’ Drinks

When it comes to holiday drinks in South Florida, one thing’s certain: What works in snowy parts of the world doesn’t necessarily vibe with the warm winters we experience in our paradise by the sea. Read on to discover some new replacements to some old favorites.

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Red, White & Blue

EWM participated in the always-festive Key Biscayne 4th Of July Parade by driving in patriotic golf cars and handing out complimentary mini soccer balls to the patriotic crowd.

Secret Dine

Key Biscayners in-the-know welcomed Secreto Gourmet to the island, ushering in a new standard of fresh meals made from scratch using only natural ingredients. The farm-to-table gourmet eatery offers an cozy dine-in terrace as well as take-out options