Issue – November 2013

Sweet Support

When it comes to protecting our children, Key Biscayner-founded Taste of Key Biscayne and Children’s Survival Network are on a mission to make sure child abuse ends — one community at a time.

Urban Sprawl

Paraiso Bay is poised to take East Edgewater to new heights with stunning plans that will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

Holiday Stresses

Everyone knows the holiday season is bitter-sweet. From presents to preparation, the to-do list is seamlessly endless and the rewards welcomed with open arms. Follow these quick expert tips to make sure you survive the holidays in style — with your sanity intact.

Exceptional Kitchen

‘Tis the season to add a few useful details to your kitchen arsenal right on time for the holidays. Just make sure anything you incorporate is put to good use.

Life On Top

This beautiful residence atop The Ocean Club features modern accents, colorful backdrops and sprawling views to keep you feeling at home all year long.

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.

Subconscious Design

Most design experts agree that when you change your surroundings, you can change your life. Every home tells a story. What is yours saying?

Social Craft

We’ve all heard the saying that friends come a dime a dozen, but that dime doesn’t go as far as it did once we grow up. For many of us, the new playground is our local watering hole or networking pub crawl where the drinks (and conversation) are flowing.

Read On

Lissette Mendez discovered reading at an early age and has worked tirelessly to share that gift with others ever since, one strategic chapter at a time.

Great Skate

Although we’re not expecting a White Christmas this year in South Florida, you can get all bundled up at The Boca Raton Resort & Club at their seasonal pink rink.

Princess Wear

If your sweet little girl likes to get dressed up and live whimsically in the paradise we call home, you may want to add a few pieces from Baby Bonbons to her wardrobe.

Ivory Key

Melding harmony with education, Amarylli Fridegotto has applied her passion and talent for music at the Key Biscayne Piano Academy since 2006.

OMG GOOD!

The buzz started out as a slow hum around town when word first got out that a new restaurant was in the works in The Design District.

Clean Start

A great look starts with the right foundation — and no, we’re not talking makeup. Use one of these luxury cleansers to start your skin off at its best.

Nature’s Best

Want to get connected with eco-friendly young professionals? Check out the Biscayne Nature Center’s Sea Star Society and see the world in a whole new light.

Book Worm

Introduce your little ones to the wonder of reading at The Miami Book Fair Nov. 17-24. Special programming for kids is slated for Nov. 21-24.

Wise Looks

The new wave of smartwatches combine slick style with some seriously cool hi-tech features, giving you even more instant access to top-tier futuristic functionality.

American Adrenaline

For years, Cadillac has set the standard for American luxury vehicles, and while the CTS-V is certainly a magnificent car, it has the kind of world-class performance that’s causing other luxury brands a lot of sleepless nights.

Life Light

Key Biscayner Malena Assign offers a presentation of reality in her art that will make you examine and challenge your own perspectives on life itself.

Buy Now?

Should you buy a home before interest rates rise? Currently a couple of trends — increased consumer confidence and rising interest rates — are impacting South Florida’s housing market, and for interested buyers on the sidelines, now may be the best time to make a home purchase.

Mountain Retreat

If you’re looking to invest in real estate outside of The Magic City, you may want to bat an eye toward Park City, Utah to invest in a vacation home for all seasons.

Organized Advice

With the holiday season quickly approaching, ensuring that your home remains organized is more important than ever. But maintaining a tidy home doesn’t have to be a daunting task thanks to a few pointers from California Closets.

Past Journeys

Those who don’t learn from history are bound to repeat it. Ever heard of past-life regression hypnosis? Well, if you haven’t, start off with these present-day books that’ll help you dive into your subconscious in no time.

Home Vibes

Whether you’ve lived in your home for a long time or just moved into the neighborhood, one thing’s certain: The way you decide to decorate your home — down to the smallest detail — says a lot about who you are and what you value.

The 411

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

Redefining Tradition

Create a new holiday tradition for yourself — one that honors and celebrates cultures around the world and that makes a statement about life in America.

If Walls Could Talk

Your home, dwelling, residence, domicile, your castle...no matter what you choose to call it, the place you decide to live in says something about you. What that something is might be more telling than you think.

Fashionable Form

When fashion meets furniture, form and function unite to create a harmony of lines, style and inspiration that’s pure magic during any occasion.

Parent’s Night

The St. Christopher’s By The Sea Annual Parent Cocktail Reception welcomed more than 150 parents and faculty members to a beautifully decorated school garden.

Golfing With Purpose

The Chairman Memorial Golf Tournament was held at Crandon Golf Links in Key Biscayne to remember Luis “Yoyo” A. Espino and benefit The Alina & Andres Espino Education Fund.

Island Sound

The Key Biscayne Yacht Club hosted a Reggae Bash with dancing, dinner and live performances from famous reggae band Pluto.

Benefit Brunch

Sazzing Jewelers held a special brunch to showcase their latest collection, with a percentage of the proceeds going to benefit Pan Y Amor in Nicaragua via Fundacion Manos Del Sur.

Sweet Release

The Biscayne Nature Center’s Sea Star Society recently hosted a series of baby sea turtle release nights in Key Biscayne.

Beer Bash

The Key Biscayne Lions Club held their annual Oktoberfest at The Key Biscayne Beach Club, complete with German beer offerings, lots of food and plenty of fun.

Haitian Generation

Non-Profit Organization Flying High For Haiti hosted a photo exhibition to help tell a story of a small island off Haitin through the eyes of 40 school children.

Eating Cause

Peru Gourmet presented delicious delicacies and drinks to guests who attended a special event to benefit Asociacion Emergencia Ayachucho [AEA].

In Good Company

Brickell Magazine & Key Biscayne Magazine teamed up with Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland for a one-of-a-kind cocktail party to honor the “Dressed For Success” and “Most Beautiful People” past and present.

Heroes First

The Ocean Club organized a luncheon for first responders to recognize all of the sacrifices they make for our community in Key Biscayne, and to honor all the victims of 9/11.

Artistic Sight

Commenoz Gallery recently exhibited The Colors of Money, an artistic showcase by Romanian artist Serghei Manoliu from Bucharest.

Popular

Tax Talk

EWM hosted an informative seminar on Tax Reform Law and its implications on the real estate market and Miami-Dade’s ordinance on Section 8 Housing Discrimination.

Critical Issues

As a law school student, journalist, health educator and guardian ad litem, Risa Berrin has always gravitated toward health and education issues. Upon realizing that teens were dealing with serious life issues, she founded the Health Information Project (HIP).