Issue – December 2014

VISION & VIEWS

Luxury condos at a prized waterfront site on Miami’s mainland comprise The Related Group’s newest enclave of contemporary ingenuity: Paraiso Bayviews.

On Top Of The World

This designer-finished, 4800+ sq. ft., 4 bed, 6.5 bath penthouse unit has commanding ocean, bay, sunset, island & Miami skyline views to enjoy all year long.

PORTRAITS OF EXCELLENCE

Meet a few of the key players around town working to make sure that this year’s Art Week festivities entice, entertain and evolve tastes in the arts live never before. From anchors Art Basel, Art Miami and Design Miami to relative newcomers Miami River Art Fair and PINTA as well as impressive showcases at The Margulies Collection @ The Warehouse and PAMM, the respective visions of the art aficionados you’re about to meet are changing the landscape of our cultural scene in more ways than you could imagine.

Creative Duo

Dan & Karthryn Mikesell are contributing as much as they can to help evolve the art world locally and abroad thanks to their vision for The Fountainhead Residency and all the inspiration it brings.

HOLIDAY SPIRIT

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, you’re probably in need of a stiff drink to help you survive the cool weather, long lines and wishlists that are synonymous with holiday cheer. Make sure to add this tropical twist on a holiday favorite to the menu and you’ll be opening up all your presents with an extra-loud hurrah.

Power Sours

Sour beers are measured by an acidic pH and dry demeanor that shares more in common with champagne than cerveza, but that shouldn’t deter microbrew enthusiasts.

Stalk Exchange

The average fast food combo is prepared with an extraordinary amount of additives — often on par with a high school science fair. We may not all be registered dieticians, but we’ve become more conscious about what we’re putting in our bodies than ever before.

Light Advice

Table lamps, floor lamps, ceiling lights, recessed fixtures, exterior options...the many ways to illuminate a home can seem overwhelming at times. Here are a few outstanding options in a world of wonderful design.

Ecologically Responsible

Think it’s too hard to be ecologically responsible? Think again! We break down some of the biggest impacts you can make without breaking your back or the bank.

Label Mates

Wine labels are more than a brand name and a drawing of a Château. It’s an explanation of what’s going on in the bottle and protects consumers from making costly mistakes. Unfortunately, the code isn’t uniformly applied, but there are key words to look for that will help you make sense of it all.

Toys Galore!

There’s perhaps no greater gift on Earth than to see a child smile when the spirit of the season yields gifts they never imagined possible. Amigos For Kids is on a mission to make sure as many kids as possible in the community get that experience.

ART SMART

Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a novice art lover, these expert tips will yield a collection that will make sure your investment is one that you’ll be proud of no matter what medium, genre or style you prefer.

Balance Boycott

How can you truly enjoy your work and family with no unnecessary pressure, worry or ovewhelm?

Yoga Life

Everyone knows how amazing yoga is for flexibility and stress-control. But here are some incredible health benefits of this practice that most people might not be aware of.

Glamorous Details

Accessories can make all the difference between an outfit that fades into the crowd and a look that rocks the party. Make a statement at your next soiree with these show-stopping essentials to add to your wardrobe.

Sayonara, Halitosis

There’s nothing more embarrassing that living with bad breath, but fortunately, you don’t have to. Here are a few natural remedies that will kick halitosis to the curb.

Good sports

There are many reasons to join a sporting club, but being part of a like-minded community is probably the most important.

Tote Strut

Once you have all the gym essentials you need in your closet, you’ll want something equally fashionable to carry it all in. These bags will get you through the season at your most fit and finest.

BED HUGS

Thanks to expiration dates, we all know when to toss the old milk, meat and produce. But what about our bedding? When should we wash it and when should we toss it? Here’s a quick guide to follow.

Warrior Poet

Julia Price’s combination of raw ability and Spartan discipline propelled her from the gymnasium to the springboard as part of UM’s competitive Dive Team, all while keeping a firm grip on her first love: music.

Top Tier

Park Grove will be a who’s who of development and design with Terra Group and Related Group partnering on this “labor of love.”

Free Exchange

For years, Banco do Brasil S.A., the leading financial institution in Brazil, has been investing heavily in the arts and entertainment sectors of their commercial hubs. Now in Brickell, its subsidiary, Banco do Brasil Americas, is capitalizing on Miami’s art market and you’re invited to reap the rewards.

WOW Nails

Diamonds and a little black dress are staples of a glamorous holiday wardrobe. Now it’s time to have that stunning combination at your fingertips courtesy of haute jeweler Azature.

HAPPY ROADS

As the Audi Brand Specialist at The Collection, Luciano Ros develops relationships and sells dream cars to clients who come back to say “hello,” have an espresso and get new cars year after year.

Morning Ritual

You would be one of those morning people with the capacity to be awake and aware, if it just wasn’t so darn taxing. Perhaps the cure for pre-dawn drag is a hearty breakfast and a hot cup of caffeine-laced energy.

Creative Mastermind

Oceana Key Biscayne and Oceana Bal Harbour allow Eduardo Costantini to create masterpieces that elevate the community and improve the world around us by exposing art in public places.

Borrowed Time

Want to tell the time like a millionaire without spending millions on your collection? Adorn your wrist in style without breaking the bank with a membership to Eleven James that transcends time, space and budget.

Personalizing Trends

It’s not uncommon for someone not to be able to describe their style. Carol Craiglow of Interiors By Studio South recommends that we create a “story book” that gathers ideas from magazine clippings, paint colors and fabric swatches — basically from anything that inspires us.

Portrait Ponder

I have a private art collection that nobody has ever seen. It’s not loaded with rare Picassos or Van Gogh sketches, but it’s just as valuable to me.

The 411

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

Artsy Intimidations

December in Miami is colored with a diverse palette of artistic happenings and events. From Art Basel to wearable art, the scene is filled with fun for all the senses. Navigate the scene effortlessly without making any of these missteps along the way.

Catering Clique

If you’re a fan of the Puntino brand, get ready for the company’s extensive catering options eager to make your next event one to remember.

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.

Essential Luxe

Stay bold this time of the season with these enticing & luxurious gems ready to make an impact wherever your social itinerary takes you.

Fine ARTchitecture

Sculptural, geometric and voluminous silhouettes merge alongside the abstract elements of paintings, artist installations and special collections at PAMM.

Loud & Clear

Voices For Children’s annual “Be A Voice” awards luncheon honored key philanthropists and raised more than $150,000 for the cause.

Cure Curators

Relay For Life 2015 held a special Key kickoff party for supporters and participants at Francesco Restaurant @ The Towers.

Melodic Night

Classical music aficionados, dancing machines and up-all-nighters enjoyed an evening of sights and sounds during a special PULSE: Late Night @ New World Symphony extravaganza at New World Center.

Sporty Benefit

Fundacion Armando El Futuro held their 5th Anniversary Tennis Tournament at The Ritz-Carlton Tennis Center to benefit children in Colombia.

Diamond Fête

The official U.S. debut of Parisian company Messika featured diamonds as decadent as the dessert served during a special brunch that included a private preview.

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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).

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.