Issue – December 2008

Holiday Season Cheers!

Ernesto and Veronica Peralta hosted a small dinner party at their home to get the holiday season off to the right start with family and friends. It was a great evening full of joy and holiday spirit!

TASTY ENCOUNTERS

The 11th Annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs & Wine Extravaganza offered gourmet and wine connoisseurs the opportunity to sample from some of the area’s best restaurants, mingle with celebrity chefs, taste incredible wines and bid on an array of fabulous auction items, with all proceeds benefitting MOD.

REALTY MATTERS

South Bay Group and Southbay Realty recently celebrated one of their latest projects located at 670 Warren Lane with endless cocktails that united realtors and prospects alike throughout the exciting night of networking and conversation. Immediately after the party, the house was sold.

Cuisine Delicioso !

Key Biscayne recently celebrated the inauguration of Entre Pues, a Colombian restaurant with special dishes from the land of flavor. Offering an excellent selection, exceptional quality and a surprisingly affordable menu, this new eatery is sure to get anyone coming back for more.

When you believe

Six charities from Colombia under the leadership and umbrella of Give to Colombia gathered for a spectacular and breathtaking gala called BELIEVE 2008 at Jungle Island. More than 500 guests help raise funds for the children of Colombia. Guests had the pleasure of viewing a fashion show by Esteban Cortazar for the Emmanuel Ungaro House, dancing to an incredible live concert by Carlos Vives and participating in a silent auction that made the event unique, successful and unforgettable.

READING MATTERS

The Key Biscayne Community Center and Kouzine recently hosted a book signing for Ana Gonzalez’s publishing debut: De Dulce, De Sal Y De Chile. More than 100 people attended the event and left with a new literary treasure to read.

A Night in Seville

Seabelle Captain Marilyn Borroto organized a night in Seville that will remain on the minds of the Key Biscayne Yacht Club members for a while. From the dramatic black-laced tablecloths to the red carnations, the oversized fans, the sound of castanets and beyond, it was truly an affair to remember!

Much Obliged

Morgan Stanley financial advisers Anna Somoza and Nicolas Rivero recently hosted a client appreciation soiree at Christabelle’s Quarter in Coconut Grove that allowed clients, family, friends and associates to meet and revel with the entire team.

Holiday Punch

Instead of “punching out” the in-laws this holiday season, opt for the next best thing: Make a punch concoction that will loosen them — or you — up enough to spread some season’s cheer.

Frolic

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

Naturally Delicious!

At 100% Natural, health takes center stage and is complemented by an extensive menu of delectable dishes that are sure to please the palate and keep you coming back for more.

Just Smile!

If you’ve always dreamed of flashing a smile that’s brighter than all the sunny days that living in paradise brings, head over to Smile With Zenitude to make all your smile wishes come true.

Sophisticated Lady

When the season calls for a mix of style and impact, look to these fashions to make sure all heads are turned in the right direction.

SLOPE DREAMS

Whether you prefer to glide down the Swiss Alps, take on the rigorous Nordic mountains or relax by a palatial fireplace in western Austria, Europe has some very exciting — and luxurious — snow-filled opportunities for you this winter.

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.

LUXURIOUS ADDRESSES

If international real estate is in your future, you may want to take a look at some of these one-of-a-kind luxury real estate listings from the extensive offerings at Barnes Group.

Customized Giving

In the ever-increasing “one-of-a-kind” mentality of gift givers and receivers in Key Biscayne and beyond, we scoured the world to find a few gifts that will put the “You” in yuletide no matter what holiday you celebrate.

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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.